Chinaâ€™s new prosperity fuels fitness craze2008.11.17The 90-minute workout is routine to Wu, a 36-year-old ad sales representative. But the surroundings â€” a four-story fitness club catering to different fitness levels and needs â€” would have been unimaginable just a decade ago.
Elderly fare well in open-heart surgery2008.11.11Eighty-year-olds with clogged arteries or leaky heart valves used to be sent home with a pat on the arm from their doctors and pills to try to ease their symptoms. Now more are getting open-heart surgery, with remarkable survival rates rivaling those of m
End of Life Issues2008.11.04Sometimes, in spite of treatment, a condition or illness will cause death. In those cases, patients can decide what they do and do not want done.
Brain slows at 40, starts body decline2008.11.04Think achy joints are the main reason we slow down as we get older? Blame the brain, too: The part in charge of motion may start a gradual downhill slide at age 40.
Panel calls for vaccine for adult smokers2008.10.24A government panel decided Wednesday, Oct. 22 that adult smokers under 65 should get pneumococcal vaccine. The shot â€” already recommended for anyone 65 or older â€” protects against bacteria that cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses.
Kinesiotaping an option for pain control, injury management 2008.10.22When U.S. Olympic volleyball team player Kerri Walsh wore an interestingly-shaped, smooth and thin shoulder patch during this past summerâ€™s games, it left many wondering if it was a strange tattoo or some kind of therapy device.
Dance Zumba, Dance!2008.10.22Christi Roman has brought Zumba, a high-energy, Latin-inspired dance class to Northern Michigan â€” and tightened a couple notches on her own belt since becoming an instructor.
Bedwetting: More common than you think2008.10.22When children are wetting their bed well into the adolescent and even early â€œtweenâ€ years, it can mean added stress on a family and a great deal of embarrassment for the child.
Halloween treats: The horror, the horror! 2008.10.22Not that any of us will likely do anything about it, but just for giggles, the News-Review Health Staff decided to look into the calorie and fat content of some favored Halloween treats.
Liver Cleansing: Beneficial or Harmful?2008.10.22Michael, 40, of Petoskey, actually counts the hundreds of small gallstones that are deposited in his commode after his yearly round of â€œliver cleansing.â€
US guidelines set healthy activity levels2008.10.22Get moving: New exercise guidelines released by the U.S. government Tuesday set a minimum sweat allotment for good health. For most adults, that is 2 1/2 hours a week.
Gene-testing startup's study responds to critics2008.10.22A Silicon Valley gene-testing startup is responding to criticism that the tests could spur bad health-care choices by teaming up for a broad study of how the results affect behavior.
Avoid over the counter cold remedies for children under 42008.10.22"The best thing a parent can do is comfort their children," said Dr. Laura Herrera, a Baltimore family practitioner and mother of two. "Keeping them as comfortable as possible is certainly better than giving cough and cold medicines."
CDC Releases New Infant Mortality Data2008.10.17The United States ranked 29th in the world in infant mortality in 2004, compared to 27th in 2000, 23rd in 1990 and 12th in 1960, according to a new report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
Child Passenger Safety: Fact Sheet 2008.10.15Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S.1 But many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.
For Women with Diabetes: Your Guide to Pregnancy2008.10.14You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and you are pregnant or hoping to get pregnant soon. You can learn what to do to have a healthy baby. You can also learn how to take care of yourself and your diabetes before, during, and after your pregnancy.
Pediatricians double vitamin D recommendations2008.10.13The nationâ€™s leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases.