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  1. Avoid Sports Injuries: Tips From an Olympic Doctor

    Editor's Note: Gloria Beim, MD, is the Team USA chief medical officer (CMO) for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This is the third Olympics she has served in and her first as CMO. She was the team physician for cycling and tae kwon do in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics and was venue medica

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  2. Stressed by Work-Life Balance? Just Exercise

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling conflicted by the push-pull of work and family life? New research suggests that regular exercise can help balance out those feelings. Researchers examined the responses of 476 working adults who were surveyed a

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  3. Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As ultramarathons become more popular, researchers have launched a long-term study of the runners who participate in these extremely long races. Keeping tabs on the runners' health and psychological makeup could help red

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  4. FDA Issues Warning on Body-Building Supplement

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers should not use Mass Destruction, a dietary supplement used to stimulate muscle growth, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Monday. The body-building product, available in retail stores, fitness g

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  5. Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of runners who will take part in the New York City Marathon on Sunday most likely believe they are strengthening their cardiovascular system by participating. But new research suggests the strain of a 26.2 mile

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  6. Breathalyzer Device Tells When You're Burning Fat

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new, portable breathalyzer that pairs with a smartphone and Bluetooth can measure how well you're burning body fat and help you gauge the success of your diet and exercise program, according to a new report from Japan. At

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  7. After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who have anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery are six times more likely to suffer another ACL injury within two years than someone who has never had such an injury, a new study finds. An ACL injury

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  8. Pedometers Can Keep You Moving

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing a pedometer that tracks daily physical activity can motivate you to sit less, move more and perhaps shed unwanted pounds, a new study suggests. Researchers from Indiana University found this type of intervention

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  9. Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- You're jogging at a steady pace, enjoying your favorite music through your headphones. Your breath is short and your heart is pumping. Your legs feel like they couldn't carry you any faster. And then you hear the groan of a zom

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  10. And America's Fittest City Is...

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- It's a three-peat. For the third year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is the fittest in America, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual rankings released Wednesday. "Minneapolis may be und

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