All posts by HealthCast

  • The Merits of Physical Therapy

    You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet — your doctor has said that you don’t need surgery. Instead, he or she prescribes physical therapy, most likely to start after...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • How Helpful Are Self-Help Programs?

    There’s no shortage of self-help apps, videos and podcasts on topics from having better mental health to having a better six-pack. Though the programs they offer bring the convenience of working at your own pace and in...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Asian Study Finds Diabetes, Heart Failure a Dangerous Duo

    Asian heart failure patients who also have type 2 diabetes can develop changes in the structure of their heart and are at increased risk for hospitalizations and premature death, a new study finds. Diabetes is on the...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2019

    CBP Won't Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Federal Family Planning Program

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Tooth Whitening Safety

    (HealthDay News) — Tooth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that can remove unsightly stains. From dental office procedures to at-home whiteners, there are many safe and effective whitening options, says the American Dental Association. Before whitening, the...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Lifting Heavy Things

    (HealthDay News) — Lifting heavy things is a leading cause of workplace injury, says the University of North Carolina. People who practice smart lifting techniques are less likely to suffer muscle sprains, pulls and injuries caused by...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • How Much Sex is Right for You and Your Partner?

    Are you having enough sex? It’s a loaded question. “Enough,” like “a lot,” means different things to different people — it could mean every night, twice a week or twice a month. Many studies have tried to...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • How to Enjoy Cheese Without the Guilt

    Americans eat three times as much cheese as just 50 years ago, but not because we’re enjoying careful indulgences like a cheese plate with fruit and whole grain crackers. Experts point to the cheese overload in pizza...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • When Is It Time for Seniors to Hand Over the Car Keys?

    Driving is a source of independence for many seniors, so determining when they should hang up the keys requires careful consideration, an expert says. “Driving retirement is a normal part of aging, and should be carefully considered...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • America Has a Huge — and Very Costly — Drug Habit

    If you don’t think Americans have a problem with illicit drugs, a new study shows that nearly $150 billion was spent on marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in 2016. “To better understand changes in drug use outcomes...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • City Parks Are a Mood Booster

    Living in the city can be hard on the senses and the spirit, but spending some time in a tree-lined park could counteract that stress, new research suggests. “Over a three-month period, we collected tweets from 4,688...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2019

    Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Federal Family Planning Program Children Can Make You Happier, But Only After They've Left Home: Study

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

    (HealthDay News) — Back pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States, says the National Institutes of Health. Short-term back pain lasts no longer than six weeks, and can be uncomfortable if...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Getting Motivated

    (HealthDay News) — Everyone feels lack of motivation at some point, and it doesn’t necessarily represent a mental health issue, says the Mental Health Foundation. From meeting up with friends to participating in a hobby, sometimes it...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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