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Healthy Patients Should Also be Advised on Diet, Exercise

Healthy Patients Should Also be Advised on Diet, Exercise

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges doctors to talk to low-risk, in addition to high-risk, adults about healthy lifestyle choices.

40th Annual CDC Report Presents Health of the United States

40th Annual CDC Report Presents Health of the United States

The report includes trends of data for past 40 years, with an increase in life expectancy and a drop in infant mortality.

Physician Attitude Significant Factor in Retaining Patients

Physician Attitude Significant Factor in Retaining Patients

Other variables that encourage patients to leave include cost, bedside manner and comfort of the facility.

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Consumption of higher glycemic index foods has been shown to be associated with increased rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer and all-cause mortality.

Why Are We So Afraid of GMOs?

Why Are We So Afraid of GMOs?

Farmers have been intentionally changing the genetic makeup of plants for more than 10,000 years.

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

"Simple interventions such as recreational exercise might hold the potential to improve disease course in the long run."

High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise Reverses Cellular Aging

High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise Reverses Cellular Aging

More robust increase in gene transcripts for high-intensity interval training versus other modalities.

Depression Improved with Yoga and Coherent Breathing

Depression Improved with Yoga and Coherent Breathing

Weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, help patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Cardiovascular Deaths Reach 400,000 in 2015 Due to Poor Diets

Cardiovascular Deaths Reach 400,000 in 2015 Due to Poor Diets

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables and whole grains might help.

Healthy Food Consumption Increases with Lowering Costs

Healthy Food Consumption Increases with Lowering Costs

Raising the cost of unhealthy foods significantly reduces their intake.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Those with diets with the highest inflammatory score had an increased risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.

Exercise Regimens Most Beneficial in Addressing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise Regimens Most Beneficial in Addressing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs, researchers find.

High Produce Consumption Linked to Great Health Benefits

High Produce Consumption Linked to Great Health Benefits

Reductions were seen in risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer and early death.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of COPD

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of COPD

In current smokers, each extra daily serving was associated with an 8% lower risk of COPD.

Long-Term Weight Loss More Successful With Maintenance Intervention

Long-Term Weight Loss More Successful With Maintenance Intervention

Coaching sessions seem to help patients from regaining the weight.

Does A Fitbit Actually Make You Fit?

Does A Fitbit Actually Make You Fit?

If you really want to give your fitness and weight loss efforts a boost, track calories — and get enough exercise.

ALS Risk Increases with Consumption of Mercury-Laden Seafood

ALS Risk Increases with Consumption of Mercury-Laden Seafood

Certain types of seafood may be linked to the disease, early research suggests.

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Those who exercised were about 40% less likely to die from the disease, review suggests.

Increased Levels of Toxic Metals Associated with Gluten-Free Diets

Increased Levels of Toxic Metals Associated with Gluten-Free Diets

Those on gluten-free diets had a higher concentration of urinary total arsenic and total blood mercury.

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