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  1. Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain c

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  2. Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for

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  3. Heatstroke in Endurance Runners

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study. The researchers pointed out that endurance athletes participating in events in warm climates

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  4. Young Pro Pitchers & Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pitchers who start playing Major League Baseball at a young age may be at increased risk for requiring elbow surgery later in their career, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 168 pitchers who spent at least

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  5. There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is there a limit to the benefits of exercise? Two studies suggest that, for certain people, keeping to a moderate physical activity regimen may be best for heart health. One study found that a schedule of intense workout

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  6. 40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who begin endurance exercise after age 40 may get similar long-term heart benefits as those who start training before age 30, new research finds. The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had

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  7. Exercise Could Help Disabled People, But Too Few Are Active: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that lack of exercise is jeopardizing their health, federal officials reported Tuesday. Among these 11 million inactive adults are people who have

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  8. Poor Fitness in Middle Age, Early Death Risk?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged people who do poorly on simple tests of physical ability may be at increased risk of early death, according to a new study. Another study found that light-intensity physical activity every day may reduce th

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  9. Aerobic Exercise and Women at Risk for Dementia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study. It included 86 women, aged 70 to 80, who had mild memor

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  10. Sitting Too Much: How Bad Is It?

    April 7, 2014 -- The studies just keep coming. Sitting our life away, it seems, may be very bad for our health and even our life expectancy. Just since January, researchers have reported that sitting for long hours is linked to: Worse mental health A higher risk of death from heart disease and other

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