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  1. Anabolic Steroids May Weaken the Heart

    April 27, 2010 -- Long-term use of anabolic steroids appears to weaken the heart, and it is not clear if this weakening is reversible, researchers say. In a small but alarming new study, middle-aged weight lifters who took steroids for roughly a decade showed evidence of impaired heart pumping funct

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  2. Sudden Death Risk Looms in Triathlons

    April 6, 2010 -- Triathletes may aptly be called iron men and women, but a new study shows they aren't invincible. Researchers say at least 14 people have died in triathlons between 2006 and 2008. That equates to a sudden death rate of 1.5 deaths per 100,000 participants, double the rate associated

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  3. Exercise 1 Hour a Day to Avoid Weight Gain

    March 23, 2010 -- Weight gain with age is common. But middle-aged women who start out at a healthy weight and get in an hour of moderate activity every day can avoid weight gain, according to a new study. There is plenty of research on how to lose weight and keep it off, but ''there's very little re

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  4. Platelet-Rich Plasma Helps Tennis Elbow

    March 10, 2010 – Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) -- the latest, still-controversial treatment for tendon injuries -- heals tennis elbow better than corticosteroid shots, a new study suggests. Because they get very little blood, injured tendons heal notoriously slowly. Blood platelets attract healing grow

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  5. Colorado, California Cities Dominate Slimmest Cities List

    March 5, 2010 -- Finally, a top 10 obese list American cities can be proud to be a part of. A new ranking of America's least obese cities shows that healthy habits make for thinner residents in several Colorado and California cities, which dominate the top 10. Obesity rates in the top 10 least obese

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  6. Exercise Eases Anxiety in Chronically Ill People

    Feb. 22, 2010 -- Regular exercise may provide an unexpected benefit for people who have chronic illnesses like heart disease and arthritis. A new study shows that regular exercise relieves anxiety in chronically ill people and may help improve their quality of life. Researchers say this anxiety reli

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  7. Kettlebell Workouts Burn Calories Fast

    Feb. 12, 2010 -- A centuries-old piece of cast iron exercise equipment may be the latest fitness craze for would-be strongmen, but a new study shows it still delivers the goods. The cannonball-shaped cast iron orbs called kettlebells were originally developed by Russian strongmen in the early 1700s

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  8. When Wii Goes Wrong: Video Game Injuries

    Feb. 3, 2010 -- Nintendo’s Wii interactive video games can cause a wee bit more than soreness and tendinitis. A healthy 14-year-old girl in the United Kingdom suffered a fracture in her right foot when she fell off a Wii Fit balance board, says a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. Highly

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  9. Helmet a 'Must' for Skier Safety

    Feb.1, 2010 -- Wearing helmets significantly reduces the risk of head injuries among skiers and snowboarders, a new study shows. Reporting in the Feb. 1 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers say helmet use reduces the risk of such injuries by 35%. And contrary to widespread

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  10. What You Eat After Working Out Matters

    Jan. 29, 2010 -- What you eat after working out makes a difference, but it doesn't mean you have to starve yourself to reap the health benefits of exercise. A new study shows that eating a low-carbohydrate meal after aerobic exercise enhances insulin sensitivity. Increased insulin sensitivity makes

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