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  1. The Lazy Person's Exercise Plan

    By now we all know the dangers of eating too much and exercising too little: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, etc. But even in a society as obsessed with slimness as ours, most of us would rather have a root canal than hit the gym. Well, couch potatoes, take heart! Experts now say that effective exe

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  2. Snakes Not So Charming in the Wild

    April 16, 2001 -- Don't invite Wayne King to a party if television's Crocodile Hunter is on the guest list.   King, the curator of herpetology -- the scientific field that studies amphibians and reptiles -- at the University of Florida's Museum of Natural History, is no fan of Steve Irwin, a.k.a. th

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  3. Angry Grownups Are Real Spoilsports

    April 2, 2001 -- El Paso youth football games were always rowdy events. But in one memorable year there were two stabbings, a gunfight, and numerous attacks on officials -- all caused by parents taking their children's games too seriously. After one huge melee -- in which one parent stabbed another

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  4. A Weighty Issue for Exercise Buffs

    March 19, 2001 -- Weight training is no longer the exclusive domain of the flex and pecs crew at the gym. Today, many people seeking a well-rounded workout include some form of resistance training. But until recently, weightlifting was the Rodney Dangerfield of exercise -- it never got any respect.

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  5. No Quick Fixes for 'Ab' Flab

    March 5, 2001 -- From ab rollers to bun rockers, exercise devices have become TV infomercial staples, promising a fast path to fitness. The past decade, especially, has seen the world of home exercise equipment grow beyond the treadmill and stationary bike to gadgets that promise washboard stomachs

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  6. How 'Perfect' Care Saved an Athlete

    Feb. 19, 2001 -- With less than two minutes left in the game, Ohio State's football team held a commanding 45-6 lead and was running out the clock. The ball was snapped and handed off to a 231-pound running back. On the other side, freshman Penn State defensive back Adam Taliaferro, 18, saw that the

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  7. Gym and Health Club Safety

    Jan. 22, 2001 -- Fitness is phat. Whether Americans are sweating for a svelte, sexy body, or just trying to lose the grip on their love handles, health clubs and memberships to them are booming in the United States. In the last year, the number of health clubs in America has grown 5% to 15,910, acco

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  8. Exams Plus

    Jan. 08, 2001 -- Nestled between two ridges of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia sits The Greenbrier, a grand, historic resort. With its three picture-perfect golf courses, The Greenbrier's 6,500 acres in White Sulphur Springs have served for decades as a sumptuous playground for presidents,

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  9. Exercise Excess?

    Nov. 27, 2000 -- Jessica Weiner's exercise routine was unlike that of most 14-year-olds, an age when many girls drift away from exercise. Weiner spent four to six hours every day working out. She devoted the wee hours of the morning to the gym, returning after school to take a turn on every exercise

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  10. Francesco Bertolotti, Soccer - Midfielder for Modena (Italy)

    NAME: Francesco Bertolotti SPORT: Soccer TEAM: Modena (Italy) POSITION: Midfielder INJURY: Coma from traumatic brain injury Last month, featherweight boxer Robert Benson, 24, lapsed into a coma after a televised 10-round fight. He never regained consciousness. Doctors operated on his brain to try to

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