HEALTH

Keeping Asthma Under Control

A new nationwide telephone survey of 1,001 asthma patients found that while most patients with asthma understand the risks associated with uncontrolled asthma, they don't always act accordingly.

"This finding demonstrates a serious disconnect between the perceived consequences of uncontrolled asthma and the necessary steps people should take to achieve better control," explains Dr. Shailen Shah, an asthma expert with PA Allergy and Asthma Consultants.
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Marathoner's Extraordinary Efforts Helping to Shed Light on Deadly Disease

For the legions of runners across the globe, few things provide the sense of euphoria as much as a good run. Often referred to as "runner's high," this exhilarating feeling is intensified for the millions of people who compete in marathons each year.
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Maintaining Healthy Weight a Several-Step Process

Arguably the most difficult thing about losing weight isn't losing the weight itself, but keeping it off once it's been lost. Those who have struggled with their weight often admit their weight fluctuates regularly, illustrating the struggle that maintaining a healthy weight can present.

While every person is different, there are ways to keep weight off, and many of them are relatively minor. What these methods all have in common is the commitment level they require. Making a long-term commitment to each of the following changes can not only help lose weight, but keep that weight off as well.
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How to Sled Safely

Children look forward to snow days for the break from school and the chance to venture out into the snowy white wilderness -- even if that just may mean your own backyard.

A popular snow day pastime is to go sledding. What should be an enjoyable day with family and friends could turn into a trip to the doctor if safety precautions are not taken.
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Did You Know?

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, a non-smoking man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, bladder, melanoma, lymphoma, and kidney cancers combined. What's more, a man is 35 percent more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Annually, more than 190,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 25,000 men die from the disease each year.
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H1N1 Flu Facts & Figures

The H1N1 flu is a new influenza virus that was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Originally, this virus was referred to as "swine flu" because initial laboratory testing indicated that many of the virus' genes were similar to genes present in viruses that occur in pigs.
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Food Guidelines for Good Health

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that individuals use the food pyramid for a balanced diet. For a 2,000-calorie diet, follow the recommendations below from each category. -courtesy of the USDA
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Easy Ways to Combat Cold and Flu Season

Winter is upon us once again. With winter comes the holiday season, some snowfall, a New Year, and, of course, flu season. Few issues have gripped the headlines more this year than the flu, as more and more strands of the flu appear each year, wreaking havoc on the nation's schools and offices.
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Simple Ways to Alter Dietary Habits

When it comes to physical health, many people are aware that making exercise a part of the daily routine is a good means to getting healthier. However, exercise is only one part of the process. Combining exercise with a healthy diet is the best way to achieve optimal physical health. But a healthy diet doesn't have to mean a full dietary overhaul. Rather, there are ways to alter dietary habits without having to sacrifice favorite foods.
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Get the Facts About Glaucoma

As people age, many expect their health to begin to deteriorate at least a little bit. While science has made many advancements and people are now living longer and healthier lives, there are still some signs people recognize as signs of aging. And these signs can begin as early as a person's 20s, growing more noticeable as time goes on.
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