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Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke definition and facts Heat stroke can be fatal. Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature is elevated dramatically. Heat stroke is a medical emergency and can be fatal if not promptly and properly treated. The cause of heat stroke is an elevation in body temperature, often accompanied by […]

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Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory, and improve the ability to think clearly and quickly. The finding follows an analysis of […]

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Talking Health: The Vocabulary of Fitness

Talking Health: The Vocabulary of Fitness

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Doing the right amount of exercise every day is a top health goal. To make sure you’re getting all the right types of exercise, you want to get familiar with these key exercise terms. Then you can be sure […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is the treatment for iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome? Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury that causes inflammation. Initial treatment includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), may be helpful. Note that any over-the-counter medications can have potential side effects, as well as interactions […]

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lorcaserin (Belviq)

lorcaserin (Belviq)

What is lorcaserin (Belviq)? What is it used for? Lorcaserin is an orally administered medication that promotes weight loss. It is used with diet and exercise in overweight adults with a weight-related medical problem or obese adults to lose weight and keep it off. Lorcaserin is a serotonin 2C (5-HT2C) receptor agonist. Although the exact […]

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Do More to Strengthen Your Core

Do More to Strengthen Your Core

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Developing core strength is essential for fitness and overall health, but it doesn’t have to be a drudge. If you’re ready to go beyond crunches — or never liked them to begin with! — consider these moves that target […]

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Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear)

Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear)

What is the treatment for a torn ACL? Is surgery needed to repair an ACL tear? The major decision in treating a torn ACL is whether the patient would benefit from surgery to repair the injury. The surgeon and the patient need to discuss the level of activity that was present before the injury, what […]

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Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association think this number may be an even better gauge of heart health. Cardiorespiratory fitness shows how […]