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Article ID: 639377

Studies Show Exercise Is Safe, Improves Quality of Life for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients, UT Southwestern Cardiologists Say

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Exercise training for patients with pulmonary hypertension was shown to be safe and to improve quality of life, according to an analysis by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists of studies involving more than 400 participants.

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Article ID: 639199

Why Does Running Make Us Happy?

Universite de Montreal

The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that the "runner’s high" phenomenon is also caused by dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for motivation.

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31-Aug-2015 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 639092

Optimal Exercise Regimen Could Aid Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

Indiana University

A physical therapy researcher with the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has been awarded a $465,000 National Institutes of Health grant to optimize aerobic exercise training for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension -- a goal that data suggests could reduce patient morbidity and mortality.

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27-Aug-2015 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 639052

Researchers Publish Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the U.S.

Florida Atlantic University

Approximately 36 percent of adults in the U.S. do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Lack of physical activity accounts for 22 percent of coronary heart disease, 22 percent of colon cancer, 18 percent of osteoporotic fractures, 12 percent of diabetes and hypertension, and 5 percent of breast cancer.

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26-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 638896

Fitness Experts Share Safety Tips

Monday Campaigns

End the season on a positive note and stay safe while having fun and doing the Monday Mile in the summer sun. Fitness experts offer tips.

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24-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 638832

Activity Trackers Not as Accurate for Some Activities, ISU Study Finds

Iowa State University

Activity trackers can provide a good overall estimate of calories burned, but an Iowa State University study finds they’re less accurate when measuring certain activities, such as strength training.

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19-Aug-2015 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 638746

Top Stories 18 August 2015

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18-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 638700

Loyola University Chicago Research Finds that Exercise Alone Does Not Help Weight Loss

Loyola University Health System

Physical activity has many health benefits. But contrary to common belief, exercise does not help you lose weight, public health scientists report.

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17-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT
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Color-Changing Polymer May Signal Traumatic Brain Injuries in Soldiers, Athletes (Video)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict serious brain damage. Yet at the time of impact, these injuries are often invisible. To detect head trauma immediately, a team of researchers has developed a polymer-based material that changes colors depending on how hard it is hit. The goal is to someday incorporate this material into protective headgear. They will describe their approach at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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New Biomarkers Show Exercise Helps Reduce Daytime Sleep Disorder

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Aerobic exercise can help alleviate excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed individuals, researchers with UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care have found.

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11-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT
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