Exercise Safely When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises. With winter’s chill upon us, it’s become increasingly important to check the weather conditions — including the forecast and wind chill — before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut,…

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Why the 'Entitled' Think Rules Don't Apply to Them

TUESDAY, Jan.2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Don’t expect that you can knock some sense into people who have a strong sense of entitlement, a new study advises. Penalties or punishments do nothing to improve the conduct of entitled persons — those who believe they deserve the best regardless of their performance or effort, researchers report.…

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Why the 'Entitled' Think Rules Don't Apply to Them

TUESDAY, Jan.2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Don’t expect that you can knock some sense into people who have a strong sense of entitlement, a new study advises. Penalties or punishments do nothing to improve the conduct of entitled persons — those who believe they deserve the best regardless of their performance or effort, researchers report.…

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Epidemic of Opioid Abuse Is Top Health News of 2017

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The millions of Americans caught in the grip of an addiction to opioids — prescription painkillers or heroin — remained the leading health news story of the past year. The scourge is now so widespread that, just last week, research suggested that deaths from opioid overdoses may be…

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Epidemic of Opioid Abuse Is Top Health News of 2017

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The millions of Americans caught in the grip of an addiction to opioids — prescription painkillers or heroin — remained the leading health news story of the past year. The scourge is now so widespread that, just last week, research suggested that deaths from opioid overdoses may be…

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For a Healthier New Year, Try Making It a Family Affair

MONDAY, Jan. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Did you resolve to eat better in 2018? Exercise more? Lose weight? If so, here’s how to turn those resolutions into successes. For starters, “make an effort to make small, manageable changes that work towards everyone being healthier,” Amy Rosenfeld, a registered dietitian with Northern Westchester Hospital in…

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For a Healthier New Year, Try Making It a Family Affair

MONDAY, Jan. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Did you resolve to eat better in 2018? Exercise more? Lose weight? If so, here’s how to turn those resolutions into successes. For starters, “make an effort to make small, manageable changes that work towards everyone being healthier,” Amy Rosenfeld, a registered dietitian with Northern Westchester Hospital in…

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Resolve to Abandon Body Negativity

MONDAY, Jan. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If resolutions are on your New Year’s to-do list, consider adopting a more positive opinion about your body, an expert suggests. “Consider what is really going to make you happier and healthier in 2018: losing 10 pounds or losing harmful attitudes about your body,” said Pamela Keel, a…

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Resolve to Abandon Body Negativity

MONDAY, Jan. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If resolutions are on your New Year’s to-do list, consider adopting a more positive opinion about your body, an expert suggests. “Consider what is really going to make you happier and healthier in 2018: losing 10 pounds or losing harmful attitudes about your body,” said Pamela Keel, a…

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Seniors, Lose the Weight But Not the Muscle in 2018

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a senior who’s pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you’re shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone. Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile and living independently, said Kristen Beavers, a health and…

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