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BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese

Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online in Pediatric Obesity. The researchers found that BMI has high specificity […]

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More than 10 percent of heart attack patients may have undiagnosed diabetes

At least 10 percent of people who have a heart attack may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. Researchers studied data on 2,854 heart attack patients who did not have a known diagnosis of diabetes in 24 U.S. hospitals […]

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25 Percent Do Not Change Bad Health Habits After Heart Attack, Stroke

Theres no stronger scare tactic into leading a healthy lifestyle than suffering a heart attack or stroke, which is why it may be surprising that many survivors dont make changes needed to improve their health. A study published in April in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows one in four men doesnt make […]

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Use Sin Tax In Health Drivesolons

By Gil C. Cabacungan[1] Philippine Daily Inquirer[2] INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, PhilippinesConcerned over surveys that showed Filipinos were eating more meat and chicken and less fruit and vegetables, lawmakers have suggested that part of the revenue raised from sin taxes be used to boost a healthy lifestyle campaign. Sen. Gregorio Honasan said data compiled by […]

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Mental Health Check: Tips For Beating Burnout, Depression And The Blues

By James Fyfe and Chris Whitworth By 2020 the World Heath Organisation estimates depression will be the second biggest cause of health problems and premature death worldwide. In New Zealand alone 47 percent of the population is expected to suffer from a form of mental disorder during their lifetime, with Maori particularly susceptible. So is […]

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Campus Apartments Launches Beachbody Campus Challenge Nationwide; Makes Healthy Lifestyle Accessible For Employees …

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Campus Apartments[1], one of the nations largest privately held providers of student housing, launches Phase II of its inaugural Health and Wellness Challenge and announces a partnership with Beachbody, a market leader in fitness and nutrition with brands including P90X, INSANITY, Brazil Butt Lift, LES MILLS PUMP and Shakeology. The partnership will expand […]

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Mandatory Changes In The Cafeteria For Healthy Student Lifestyle

For this up and coming school year, parents and students can expect a change in the cafeteria and its not the lines or seating area. All five schools will serve 100 percent whole wheat products, and meals will include a larger portion of fruits and vegetables, according to Director of Food Services and Chef Timothy […]

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Five Tips For Choosing Effective Relief For Menopausal Symptoms*

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– An estimated 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause every day (about two million annually).The most common menopausal complaints include hot flashes, sleep disturbances, anxiety, poor mood, and physical and mental exhaustion. Hot flashes affect 80 percent of peri- or postmenopausal women, with 30 percent reporting hot flashes severe enough to […]

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Health And Life Insurance Tips For The Sandwich Generation

In a pickle over how to support your adult children and care for your aging parents while also securing a stable retirement for yourself? You’re not alone. This demographic of baby boomers is also called “the sandwich generation” and has its own particular dilemmas when it comes to financial planning for the future. Sandwich boomers […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Remains The Key

WORCESTER   While previous diabetes studies showed a higher incidence of the disease among blacks, Latinos and Asians, a new study by the University of Massachusetts Medical School on women older than 50 found that if healthy lifestyles are adopted, there is a decreased difference among races and ethnicities. The study, which concluded that much of […]

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