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Step Counts Aren't Just for the Healthy: They Also Help Heart Failure Patients

Step Counts Aren`t Just for the Healthy: They Also Help Heart Failure PatientsWEDNESDAY, July 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable devices like smartwatches continually track physical activity, urging folks to take more daily steps for their health.Now, a new study suggests this gentle technological nagging could be of great benefit to people whose hearts are giving out.Heart failure patients who get between 1,000 and 5,000 steps a day have significantly improved symptoms and fewer physical limitations than those who walk less, according to researchers.They also found that if heart patients increase their step counts, they appear to experience a clinically important improvement in symptom control and physical function.These results show the potential usefulness of wearable devices in helping people manage heart failure, said senior researcher Dr. Brahmajee...

LeBron James' Son Suffers Cardiac Arrest During...

25 July 2023
LeBron James` Son Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Basketball Practice, Now in Stable ConditionTUESDAY, July 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The 18-year-old son of basketball superstar LeBron James suffered cardiac arrest during a workout Monday at the University of Southern California.Bronny James, an incoming USC freshman, was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning after a brief stay in intensive care, a family spokesperson said in a statement. "Yesterday, while practicing, Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest," the spokesperson said. "Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU."TMZ reported that his condition was considered a Code 3 -- meaning ambulance lights and sirens -- and he was transported to the hospital by ambulance at 9:26 a.m. Monday.Cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and...

Here's 8 Habits That Could Lengthen Your Life

24 July 2023
Here`s 8 Habits That Could Lengthen Your LifeMONDAY, July 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Eight healthy habits could add years to your life.A new study of more than 700,000 U.S. veterans breaks down the habits that when adopted by middle age, can help someone live substantially longer than folks who don’t have these habits.These are the big eight:Be physically active.Don't smoke.Don't get addicted to opioids.Don't binge-drink on a regular basis.Eat a healthy diet.Manage stress.Practice good sleep habits.Maintain positive social relationships.The study found that men with all those habits at age 40 could live an average of 24 years longer than men who have none of them. Women could gain an additional 21 years compared to their peers who have none of these habits.The findings will be presented Monday at a meeting of the American...

5 Ways Your Teen Can Prepare for Sports Season

21 July 2023
5 Ways Your Teen Can Prepare for Sports SeasonFRIDAY, July 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Competitive sports can be a lot of fun for kids and teens, but starting a new season requires some planning.Nemours TeensHealth offers some suggestions for kids and teens who are taking up a new sport or beginning a new season. Start by getting into shape. That will make it easier when you begin your sport.You can do this by writing down an exercise plan. Ask your coach, gym teacher or trainer for workout ideas. If you can’t get to the gym, apps and online workouts offer options for exercising at home.Write down your goals for the week and your workout plans. If you schedule specific workout times, it will help you stay motivated and stick to your exercise plan. Make a note of a workout you particularly liked so you can repeat it another...

Dancing With Parkinson's: New Program Helps Patients Control Movements

20 July 2023
Dancing With Parkinson`s: New Program Helps Patients Control MovementsTHURSDAY, July 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Every week, a group of dancers meets in Chicago. Together, they follow a series of movements under the guidance of an instructor.They flex, and reach, and point as Carly Liegel, community engagement program coordinator for the Joffrey Ballet, leads them through a series of movements with their arms and then their legs.But these aren’t professionals, and they aren’t your average dancers. Each one has Parkinson’s disease, a progressive brain disorder with no known cure that can cause uncontrollable movements and balance issues.In conjunction with Northwestern Medicine, the Joffrey Ballet started offering "Dancing with Parkinson’s" this summer, exploring ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance, as well as a little improvisation, to tunes...

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