Category Archives: Health News

Health Tip: Stretch Before and After Exercise

But do it gently (HealthDay News) — Proper stretching can help reduce the risk of injury and improve your workouts. The Women’s Heart Foundation offers these suggestions for proper stretching: Gently and slowly stretch for at least five to seven minutes before aerobic exercise. Make sure your stretching motions are relaxed and slow. Never bounce…

Complications More Common Than Thought for Type of Hip Surgery

Study looked at minimally invasive procedure to repair damage to inside of the joint SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) — The complication rate for hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to repair damage to the inside of the joint, is higher than previously thought, a new study finds. The researchers said previous reports on…

Health Tip: Lower Cholesterol

Avoid animal fats (HealthDay News) — Eating healthier can help lower your cholesterol. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions: Cut back on fatty meats, processed meats, poultry with skin and full-fat dairy products. Eat more foods rich in soluble fiber, such as legumes, fruits, oats, barley, flaxseed and whole grains. Eat at least one meat-free…

Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Experience, knowledge of basketball won’t help their ‘March Madness’ record, researcher says FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) — Many sports gamblers consider their extensive betting experience and insight into college basketball a slam-dunk for success during the three-week U.S. championship dubbed “March Madness.” But that sense of control over their wagers is an illusion, according…

Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) — If your young children are picky eaters, they may be able to blame it on their genes, according to a new study. The findings add to growing evidence that genes play an important role in children’s…