Strength Training Can Ease Aging's Effects On Women
Strength training -- it's not just for muscle-heads anymore. A study published last month in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that although older women gained muscle strength after an eight-week strength-training program, they showed little improvement in muscle power, or how much force is generated in a given amount of time. The latter is indicative of having fewer fast-twitch muscle fibers -- engaged during sprinting, kicking a ball or getting up and down from a chair.
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Salt And High Blood Pressure: New Concerns Raised
Ah, salt. It gives personality to chips, balance to bread and flavor to scrambled eggs, guacamole, tomato sauce and just about everything else that comes in a can, jar or squeeze bottle. Salt is such a mealtime staple it can be hard to imagine life without a shaker on the table.
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The down economy is affecting employers' bottom lines across all aspects of business, which means expenses are getting squeezed. Benefits surely are no exception, even ones that yield a positive return on investment, like health management and wellness programs.
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Lowering The Cost Of Chronic Health Conditions
Employers across the country are struggling with the cost of insuring employees with chronic health conditions, who represent a growing portion of the population. Speaking at a conference in July organized by the Center for Health System Change, experts recommended preventive measures, appropriate behavior incentives, better communication with employees and a variety of other solutions.
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Acid Reflux Disease Hits Americans Hard
A jump in obesity may explain why about 60% experience occasional reflux symptoms. An array of medication may also be exacerbating the problem.
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Flu-Fighting Efforts Focus On Getting Kids Immunized
THE UPCOMING flu season could be the start of something big. Not "big" as in the severity of flu. By all accounts, this year's influenza vaccine should be more successful than last year's only partly effective one. And it's too early to tell whether the flu this season will be especially widespread.
We mean "big" in terms of a grand, new experiment in the nation's approach to preventing flu outbreaks -- a push to vaccinate children, who are not only hospitalized at high rates because of the flu but appear to be efficient disease carriers as well.
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Research Shows Life Insurance Problems Persist
With another annual Life Insurance Awareness Month winding to a close today, new research suggests worksite marketers have much more work to do before closing a serious coverage gap and dispelling mistaken assumptions across the United States.
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