Jonathan Penney

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine

Location:

  • South Boston, MA

Activity

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests.

    The findings come from a study of 19 high school athletes who suffer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.

    The recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an inde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.

    "Forget New Year's resolutions; the start of a child's school year can also be the start of a new fitness ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.

    The study, led by Mark Espeland, a professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

    Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to wom...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.

    Researchers looked at thousands of people in the United Kingdom and found that 76 percent of men and 72 percent of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from the 2005-2006 U.S. National Health and Nutrition E...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

    The finding doesn't prove that fitness actually makes children smarter, but it provides support for the idea, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise appears to be safe and beneficial for heart transplant patients, according to new research.

    Sixteen stable heart transplant patients who'd had their new heart for more than a year were included in the s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.

    They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors are encouraged to exercise regularly to improve their cardiac health, but new research suggests there's a point of diminishing returns.

    "More isn't always better," said study researcher Paul Williams, staff scientist at the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women intent on keeping breast cancer at bay may want to start and maintain a regular exercise regimen, a new study shows.

    The researchers found that regular physical activity cuts the odds of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but that ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more fit middle-school girls are, the less likely they may be to develop symptoms of depression, according to a recent study.

    Although the effect of fitness on depression was small, improvements in fitness may be part of an overall strategy ...Full Article