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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

    But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that's something many peopl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

    Without solid concussion training, coaches may mishandle a student's head injury...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular light exercise can be as good for seniors as moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a new study.

    Moderate-intensity physical activity has been shown to be good for your health. But, this study suggests that seniors should also be enco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme exercise may trigger blood poisoning in people who haven't trained properly, a new study suggests.

    Researchers in Australia looked at athletes who took part in extreme endurance events. Examples of such events include 24-hour ultra-marath...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players appear to be twice as likely to have migraines as the average person, which may be due to head injuries and concussions the athletes endure during play, two small new studies suggest.

    The first study found that one-t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of physical activity help you sleep better, while others might leave you tossing and turning, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from a survey of more than 429,000 American adults. They found that activities such as walkin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise reduces pregnant women's risk of developing gestational diabetes and also helps control weight gain, a new review shows.

    In the report, published recently in the BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Spanish ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows.

    Torn ACLs are widespread among people younger than 21, said researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds.

    People lose 30 percent to 50 percent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80, according to the study authors. Muscle loss can lea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.

    The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a condition associated with repeated concussions -- is outlined in a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

    Whether as horseplay or part of swim t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a resident of Washington, D.C., congratulations -- the nation's capital is also the fitness capital of the United States, according to a new report.

    Washington, D.C, is the fittest of the 50 largest cities in the United States, followed ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- National Football League players who suffered concussions serious enough to lose consciousness may be at risk for brain damage that can affect memory later in life, a new study suggests.

    Specifically, concussions may damage the hippocampus, the bra...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A little exercise late in life may help men live longer, new research from Norway suggests.

    "Even in the elderly, there is a lot to gain by being moderately active as compared to being sedentary," said study lead author Ingar Holme, professor em...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even the best athletes in the world can have potentially fatal heart defects, a new study says.

    "We cannot take it for granted that elite athletes are healthy," said Dr. Paulo Emilio Adami, of the Institute of Sport Medicine and Science of the Ital...Full Article