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Article ID: 689832

Giving New Meaning to Patient Care: Hospital Takes Patients with Cerebral Palsy on a Ski Trip

Hospital for Special Surgery

Some young people with cerebral palsy and other conditions exceeded their own expectations during a ski trip to Windham Mountain. The Adaptive Sports Academy at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery sponsored the trip for young patients who see doctors or physical therapists at the hospital.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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16-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 689560

Poor Fitness Linked to Weaker Brain Fiber, Higher Dementia Risk

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease.

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14-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689511

Everyday Activities Associated with More Gray Matter in Brains of Older Adults

Rush University Medical Center

Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity – such as house cleaning, walking a dog and gardening, as well as exercise – are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.

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14-Feb-2018 2:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689476

What Is a ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure Response During Exercise Testing?

University of Illinois at Chicago

New data from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggest that the guidelines used to evaluate an individual’s peak blood pressure response during cardiopulmonary exercise testing, which were last updated in 1996 and help doctors screen for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, may need to be revised.

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13-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689448

Investigators Highlight Potential of Exercise in Addressing Substance Abuse in Teens

Case Western Reserve University

Exercise has numerous, well-documented health benefits. Could it also play a role in preventing and reducing substance misuse and abuse in adolescents? This is the intriguing question that a team of investigators from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic seeks to answer. In a review article recently published in Birth Defects Research, the trio of researchers supplies a rationale for the use of exercise, particularly assisted exercise, in the prevention and adjunctive treatment of substance-use disorders – including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opioids, and heroin.

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13-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689400

For Older Adults, Four-Pronged Approach Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Jo Cleveland, M.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, knows from experience that making lifestyle changes can be difficult for older adults. But she says there are four areas in which seniors can take some non-drastic steps to improve their chances of “aging optimally.”

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13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689225

Physical Inactivity Linked to Higher Risk of Lung, Head/Neck Cancers, Roswell Park shows

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center-led research teams have identified a direct association between physical inactivity and two different types of cancer: lung cancer and head/neck cancer — adding to a growing list of cancers linked to sedentary lifestyles.

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8-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689128

UF Dietitian: Olympics Can Inspire US to Eat Better

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Before you achieve complete couch-potato status this Winter Olympics, take a cue from the dietary habits of the athletes you see onscreen, says a dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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7-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689120

Whey More Muscle: New Analysis Proves Protein Supplements Provide Significant Benefits for Weight Lifters

McMaster University

The debate is over. Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, a determination reached by McMaster scientists who analyzed dozens of research studies.

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7-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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