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 Fitness & Wellness

Screen time not linked to children's physical activity
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Cutting back youths' time watching TV and playing video games may not encourage them to spend more of the day running around outside, a new study suggests. Just four in 10 U.S. children met dual national guidelines for getting enough physical activity and for limiting "screen time," researchers found — but the likelihood of children exercising regularly didn't depend on whether they kept away from screens. More

Twitter may help those trying to lose weight
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Using Twitter may help people lose weight by providing them with social support, researchers report. A six-month study of 96 overweight and obese people found that their use of Twitter — a popular online social networking service — as part of a weight-loss program. More

Group suggests CT lung screening for heavy smokers
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New recommendations from the American Cancer Society say that older current or former heavy smokers may want to consider low-dose CT scans to help screen for lung cancer. Specifically, that includes those aged 55 to 74 with a 30 pack-year smoking history who still smoke or who had quit within the past 15 years. More

Highlighting digital health for children, seniors and workout buffs
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Sensors that record data about your fitness, daily routines, vital signs, weight or sleep habits have been around for years, but at 2013's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the spotlight is on devices that wirelessly sync data to the cloud and smartphone apps and how they use that information to effectively promote and maintain good health. More

 Diet & Nutrition

Berries cut women's heart attack risk
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Regularly eating lots of strawberries and blueberries may be good for women's hearts, a new study suggests. The results show that women who ate high amounts of compounds called anthocyanins — most commonly through eating strawberries and blueberries — were 32 percent less likely to have a heart attack over a two-decade period compared with women who consumed low amounts of the compounds. More

Yummy: Fresh fruit is #1 snack in America
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America has become a nation of healthier snackers. So says market research firm NPD, which has declared fresh fruit the most popular snack food in the country. Even better, the popularity of fresh fruit is continuing to grow. Over the course of a year, Americans snacked on fresh fruit an average of 10 times more than they snacked on chocolate and 25 times more than they snacked on potato chips, according to NPD's recent "Snacking in America" report. More

Overweight? Smoke? Pay up for health insurance
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The 69 percent of American adults who are overweight or obese and the 19 percent of us who smoke pay more for health insurance because of the risks associated. People with a body mass index of 30 or higher, considered obese, pay on average 22 percent more to buy health insurance in the individual market, according to data released this week by, based on more than 200,000 policies sold through the online brokerage for 2012. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals

Agency recommends lower doses of sleep aids for women
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For two decades, millions of Americans have taken Ambien to help them sleep at night. But for years, the Food and Drug Administration has gotten complaints that people felt drowsy the morning after taking the medicine or its successors, and sometimes got into car accidents. More

Vitamin D may not relieve arthritis pain
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Taking daily vitamin D doesn't keep knee pain from getting worse or slow the loss of cartilage for people with osteoarthritis, according to a U.S. study. Previous research suggested that among people with the joint disorder, those with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood tended to have a slower progression of symptoms. But whether that meant taking more in supplement form would also have a protective effect was unclear. More

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NAMCP, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

 Research & Development

Gaps seen in therapy for suicidal teenagers
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Most adolescents who plan or attempt suicide have already received at least some mental health treatment, raising questions about the effectiveness of current approaches to helping troubled youths, according to the largest in-depth analysis to date of suicidal behaviors in American teenagers. More

Binge drinking among women both dangerous and overlooked
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VideoBriefBinge drinking is something many people want to shrug off. But officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it's a public health problem that deserves more attention. The CDC is putting the spotlight on women's binge drinking, which it says is both dangerous and overlooked. More

How military anthrax research could lead to targeting gluten
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Why would the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — the people who helped bring the world stealth fighters and GPS — fund research into man-made proteins that could make it easier for some Americans to eat pizza? That's what we wondered when we read that the Pentagon's research arm provided support for work on a drug to treat celiac disease, a condition that interferes with the digestion of gluten in wheat and other foods. More

"The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking so much within about two hours that blood alcohol concentration levels reach .08 g/dL."


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