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  1. Neighborhood Walkability Linked to Weight

    July 29, 2008 -- Does living in the suburbs make people fatter? New research suggests that it might for those who reside in neighborhoods designed more for cars than foot traffic. People in the study who lived in the most walkable neighborhoods weighed an average of 8 pounds less than people who liv

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  2. Workplace Programs Help Shed Pounds

    June 30, 2008 -- Workplace wellness programs are effective in helping employees lose weight, a research review shows. Researchers sifted through 11 studies published since 1994, some which were updated in 2006. Most of the programs involved education and counseling to improve diet and increase physi

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  3. Tiger Woods' ACL Surgery: FAQ

    June 18, 2008 -- On the heels of his U.S. Open victory, Tiger Woods today bowed out of the rest of the PGA tour season to get ACL reconstruction surgery on his left knee. That's the same knee that had arthroscopic surgery in April, as well as other operations in 1994 and 2002. Woods also has a doubl

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  4. Growth Hormone Fake, Competitive Edge Real

    June 17, 2008 -- Recreational athletes who believe they are using a performance-enhancing drug but are actually taking a placebo or dummy pill think their performance will improve, according to a new study. And in some, performance actually does improve, says Ken Ho, MD, PhD, head of the pituitary r

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  5. Golf Cart Injuries on the Rise

    June 13, 2008 -- Drive a golf cart? Better think safety. The number of golf-cart-related injuries treated at U.S. hospitals rose by 132% from 1990 to 2006, a new study shows. During that time, nearly 147,700 golf cart injuries were treated at U.S. emergency rooms, rising from 5,772 cases in 1990 to

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  6. Outdoor Recreation May Lead to ER

    June 10, 2008 -- Injuries from outdoor recreational activities send an estimated 212,708 Americans to emergency rooms every year. That's according to the CDC's first estimate of injuries sustained during outdoor recreational activities. Highlights from the study, published in June's edition of Wilde

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  7. Kids Feel the Burn With Virtual Exercise

    May 30, 2008 (Indianapolis) -- They're still no substitute for outdoor sports, but active video games like Nintendo Wii can help your kids break a sweat and burn calories. That's the bottom line of two new studies presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. "If y

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  8. San Francisco Fittest Big City in America

    May 29, 2008 (Indianapolis) -- San Francisco edged out Seattle for the title of the fittest big city in America, according to a new report released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Detroit was ranked at the bottom of the 16 cities studied. For the survey, a panel of health and fitn

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  9. Playing Football Makes You Shorter

    May 28, 2008 (Indianapolis) -- Winning the big game may bring your football team to new heights, but it may also make your physical stature just a little bit smaller. Researchers report that repetitive blocking and tackling -- coupled with the weight of helmets and pads -- can temporarily shave near

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  10. Wii Fit Rides the Virtual Exercise Wave

    May 19, 2008 (New York) -- The U.S. debut of Nintendo's Wii Fit system suggests that the trend of breaking a sweat and raising your heart rate while twirling a virtual hula hoop or fighting off avatars is most definitely here to stay. Nintendo on Monday released Wii Fit, the latest addition to the v

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