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2023

Golfers, Don't Forget Sunscreen: Your Skin Cancer Risk Is Higher

Golfers, Don`t Forget Sunscreen: Your Skin Cancer Risk Is HigherTHURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Golfing may be a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the pleasures of a classic summer pastime. But a new study warns that walking the greens for hours on end without adequate sun protection may notably increase the risk for skin cancer.Researchers in Australia found that more than one-quarter of golfers in that country have been diagnosed with skin cancer at some point, making Aussie players 2.4 times more likely to get the disease than their non-golfing peers.“Our previous research, and that of others worldwide, has demonstrated the positive impact of golf on people's health, including physical, mental and cognitive well-being,” said study lead author Brad Stenner.At the same time, “Australia is well known for its high skin cancer...

Fitness Routine Helps First Lady Jill Biden Build 'Inner...

2 August 2023
Fitness Routine Helps First Lady Jill Biden Build `Inner Strength`WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- First Lady Jill Biden gains at least some of her inner strength by working on her physical strength.Featured in the September issue of Women’s Health magazine, Biden, 72, talks about waking at 5:45 a.m. most days to fit in a workout.That includes jogging on the White House driveway, bicycle rides when getting away to the family beach home in Delaware and spin classes while she’s traveling. Biden also rides a Peloton bike and takes barre classes.“I need to be with myself and find inner strength so I can be strong for everyone else,” Biden said in the Women’s Health interview.Some of Biden’s workouts are at SoulCycle studios in Washington, D.C., but she also squeezes in workouts while traveling. Those workouts have included taking a...

Getting Really Active Just 5 Minutes a Day Lowers Your...

1 August 2023
Getting Really Active Just 5 Minutes a Day Lowers Your Cancer RiskTUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the stairs rather than an elevator. Raking leaves. Toting heavy grocery bags. Pushing a vacuum. Playing hard with your kids or pets.Short bursts of vigorous physical activity during everyday events like these — most lasting less than a minute — can help lower cancer risk even in people who don’t like to exercise, a new study finds.People who got around 3.5 minutes of vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity (VILPA) each day reduced their overall cancer risk by about 18%, said researcher Emmanuel Stamatakis, a professor of physical activity, lifestyle and population health at the University of Sydney in Australia.More minutes produced even more cancer protection, particularly for cancers already known to respond well to...

Bronny James Released From Hospital Following Cardiac Arrest

28 July 2023
Bronny James Released From Hospital Following Cardiac ArrestFRIDAY, July 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Bronny James, son of basketball superstar LeBron James, was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday, just three days after the 18-year-old suffered cardiac arrest during a college basketball practice.Consulting cardiologist Dr. Merije Chukumerije said in a statement that James was "successfully treated for a sudden cardiac arrest." Chukumerije credited "the swift and effective response by the USC athletics’ medical staff” after the incident Monday at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center, where the incoming freshman guard was participating in basketball practice."Bronny James arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center conscious, neurologically intact and stable, Chukumerije said. "Mr. James was cared for promptly...

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

26 July 2023
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...
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