Entries Categorized as 'Health Topics'
Written on May 15, 2013 by Sebastian Cimitiere
Congenital heart disease (heart structural problems existing since birth) is estimated to affect more than 859,000 children and 850,000 adults in the United States.
According to the statement:
- While some irregular heart beat conditions may require a restriction in physical activity, “for most, physical activity can be unlimited and should be strongly promoted.”
- Most patients with congenital heart disease are relatively sedentary.
Written on May 6, 2013 by Sebastian Cimitiere
Emily Gilbert is the first to admit it: She’s an on-again, off-again exerciser. Ever since her college lacrosse team days, she’s geared up many times to make exercise a habit again, but then fallen off that wagon just as many times.
But now, the 24-year-old publicist from San Diego says she has a plan and is sure she will soon become a regular exerciser. She’s training for a 5K that she plans to run in about three months. ”The stability of needing to train will keep me in the process [of working out],” she says.
Written on April 30, 2013 by Sebastian Cimitiere
Now that the weather has turned a little milder here in Northeast Ohio, my husband and I find ourselves both being naturally more motivated to get rid of the extra winter padding we put on (and then some, carried over from last year!)
The warmer weather really does spur some sort of longing to be thinner, more lithe and active stronger if you will. I just have this real desire and totally unshakable ambition to tone up, slim down and become healthy again.
Written on April 25, 2013 by Sebastian Cimitiere
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Michael Amoroso is looking for the rarest of kidney donors an altruistic one. That is, someone who parts with one of their kidneys for someone unrelated, even unknown.
The Graniteville man is one of 8,000 people in New York state waiting for a kidney transplant, according to the National Kidney Foundation.
As reported by the foundation, the majority of organ donors are understandably motivated to donate to a relative. Of the 5,600 people to make a living organ donation last year, it notes, only 1,250 were altruistic donors.
The kidneys are fist-sized organs on either side of the back just below the rib cage that filter waste products from the blood which are then removed with extra fluid through the urine.
Written on April 19, 2013 by Sebastian Cimitiere
The project was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio through its national program, Health Games Research. The results suggests that “gamification” may improve the effectiveness of traditional health interventions for motivating behavior change and can lead to better health outcomes.
For the ten-week program, researchers studied young and middle-aged adults across a range of lifestyles, from sedentary to very active. Study participants invited someone they knew, usually friends or family members, to participate with them.
One group of participants was randomly assigned to keep an online diary of physical activity, a commonly used strategy for activity adherence and weight management.
Written on April 16, 2013 by Sebastian Cimitiere
BUDAPEST, Hungary ; Gizella Beres Devenyi, who works behind the cash register at the delicatessen Zena in a working-class neighborhood here, says it is easy to see Hungary’s new salt tax at work.
“You see the kids come in after school and pick up the bags of potato chips and then when we tell them the price, they put them right back,” Devenyi said. “We are selling about 10 percent less of certain brands.”
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg has raised tobacco taxes and tried to ban 32-ounce sodas in New York City, neither he nor the rest of the United States has embraced taxes as a way to promote healthier diets.