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Article ID: 698378

Latest News and Research Highlights from the American College of Sports Medicine

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for new health and fitness story ideas, here are some highlights from ACSM programs and recently released research in ACSM’s flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®. The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

1-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    31-Jul-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698278

Heat Therapy Boosts Mitochondrial Function in Muscles

American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that long-term heat therapy may increase mitochondrial function in the muscles. The discovery could lead to new treatments for people with chronic illness or disease. The study—the first of its kind in humans—is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

30-Jul-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 698134

Making Every Step Count

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cindy Blair, PhD, was recently awarded a five-year $750,000 grant that will allow her to explore ways to help older cancer survivors in New Mexico become more active and study how being more active affects their health.

27-Jul-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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    27-Jul-2018 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 697832

Cannabis Does Not Improve Breathlessness During Exercise in Patients With Advanced COPD

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

24-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 698093

Mind-Body Therapies Can Help Teens with Anxiety – The Nurse Practitioner Presents Review and Update

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Mind-body therapies – biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga, and hypnosis – provide a promising approach to the very common problem of anxiety in adolescents, according to a review in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

26-Jul-2018 10:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 697858

Fitness Trackers Prove Helpful in Monitoring Cancer Patients


Fitness trackers can be valuable tools for assessing the quality of life and daily functioning of cancer patients during treatment, a new study has found. The trackers, also known as wearable activity monitors, include commercial devices worn on the wrist that log a wearer's step counts, stairs climbed, calories, heart rate and sleep.

24-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697541

Why Athletes Should Include Massage in Their Fitness Regimen

LifeBridge Health

The overexertion of muscles through rigorous physical training and exercise can affect athletes’ performance and increase their risk for injury. In between those strenuous workouts, the body could use some pampering.

22-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 697641

Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncover Methods to Quantify the Yips and Golfer’s Cramp

Mayo Clinic

Almost every golfer knows the feeling. Minutes after a picture-perfect drive down the fairway, a cascade of inexplicable missed putts leads to a disappointing triple bogey.

19-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697540

BBQ Breakdown: How Summertime Staples Can Impact Your Health

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

With the 4th of July in the rearview mirror and Labor Day coming down the pike, barbecue season is in full swing. Though some may prefer meatless options like veggie burgers or grilled portabellas, summertime staples like hot dogs and hamburgers still occupy a good bit of that paper plate real estate. In fact, July has been named National Hot Dog Month by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and today, July 18, marks this year’s National Hot Dog Day. While these classics have been the center piece of many American BBQs for decades, the harsh reality is that they remain some of the unhealthiest choices. Despite these known risks coming from clinicians, and data from organizations such as the World Health Organizations (WHO), which reported in 2015 that processed meat was linked to an increase in cancer risk, these items are not likely to disappear from party menus. So while moderation is king, we asked Penn experts in nutrition to dissect some typical barbecue fare to show just how

18-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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