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Article ID: 689448

Investigators Highlight Potential of Exercise in Addressing Substance Abuse in Teens

Case Western Reserve University

Exercise has numerous, well-documented health benefits. Could it also play a role in preventing and reducing substance misuse and abuse in adolescents? This is the intriguing question that a team of investigators from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic seeks to answer. In a review article recently published in Birth Defects Research, the trio of researchers supplies a rationale for the use of exercise, particularly assisted exercise, in the prevention and adjunctive treatment of substance-use disorders – including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opioids, and heroin.

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13-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689400

For Older Adults, Four-Pronged Approach Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Jo Cleveland, M.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, knows from experience that making lifestyle changes can be difficult for older adults. But she says there are four areas in which seniors can take some non-drastic steps to improve their chances of “aging optimally.”

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13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689225

Physical Inactivity Linked to Higher Risk of Lung, Head/Neck Cancers, Roswell Park shows

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center-led research teams have identified a direct association between physical inactivity and two different types of cancer: lung cancer and head/neck cancer — adding to a growing list of cancers linked to sedentary lifestyles.

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8-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689128

UF Dietitian: Olympics Can Inspire US to Eat Better

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Before you achieve complete couch-potato status this Winter Olympics, take a cue from the dietary habits of the athletes you see onscreen, says a dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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7-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689120

Whey More Muscle: New Analysis Proves Protein Supplements Provide Significant Benefits for Weight Lifters

McMaster University

The debate is over. Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, a determination reached by McMaster scientists who analyzed dozens of research studies.

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7-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688993

Arm Exercise Improves Walking Ability After Stroke

American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study, the first to test the influence of arm training on post-stroke leg function, is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

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6-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 688731

Hunger Overrides Sense of Fullness After Weight Loss

American Physiological Society (APS)

Bethesda, Md. (February 1, 2018)—The levels of hormones that control hunger and fullness(satiety) both rise after weight loss, but individuals may only experience an increase in hunger, according to a new study. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Article ID: 688553

Balance Exercises May Help People with Multiple Sclerosis

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) with their balance problems and fatigue, according to a study published in the January 31, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 688184

The Medical Minute: Lifestyle Determines Success After Surgical Weight Loss

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them.

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19-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687735

The Medical Minute: Warming Up to a Fitness Routine in the New Year

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

As healthy resolutions fill gyms and outdoor paths, two sports medicine doctors at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center remind those who work out to do it safely – whether exercising indoors or out.

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10-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST
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