Health News Brief: Making a Resolution? Diet Betting May Offer Incentive to Lose Weight, Extra Walking Does Not Improve Muscle Strength, Driving Isnít an Issue for Most People With Diabetes American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

January 3, 2012   

Thousands Ante Up Online for Diet Betting Between the Turkey and the Bubbly
Neil Ylanan eats for a living and travels constantly as a food expert for a company that supplies in-flight meals to airlines. Toss in those sleepless, sluggish early years of fatherhood ó heís got three young kids ó and he was dealing with significant weight gain.
Source: Washington Post Read More

Midlife Blood Pressure Predicts Future Heart Risk
Increases and decreases in blood pressure during middle age and even earlier in adulthood can significantly affect heart attack and stroke risk later in life, a new study shows.
Source: WebMD, Chicagoís Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Read More

Extra Walking Does Not Improve Muscle Strength
Women who walk at least 10,000 steps a day have no greater muscle strength and perform no better on tests of balance and agility than women who walk fewer than 7,500 steps, according to a new study.
Source: Reuters Read More

Driving Isnít an Issue for Most People With Diabetes
Diabetes neednít prevent someone from driving, and only a doctor should decide if these complications are severe enough to keep an individual off the road, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says.
Source: American Diabetes Association, Health Day Read More

Exercise Declines from High School to College
Making the transition from adolescence into young adulthood can be challenging, and it could also come with some health risks.
Source: McMaster University, The University of Toronto Read More

Penicillin Allergy? Tips from Mayo Clinic

If your doctor determines that you're allergic to penicillin, it's a good idea to wear a medical alert bracelet that describes your allergy. You might also want to carry an alert card in your wallet or purse.

Visit Mayo Clinic for more tips.
Source: Mayo Clinic Read More

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