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  • Exercise also trains the brain

     
    We know exercise has a positive effect on the body, but more and more evidence shows that regular exercise may be good for the mind too. The latest information comes by way of two studies released this week in Archives......
  • Perhaps the answer for elderly surgical patients is less sedation

     
    The question was: What can be done about postoperative delirium? Researchers at Johns Hopkins gave it some thought, conducted a double-blind, randomized study (the gold standard) of elderly patients undergoing hip fracture repair and concluded that, hmm,...
  • Book review: 'The Mayo Clinic Diet'

     
    Some dieters want to drop a few pounds to look better in a bathing suit. Others are trying to undo years of bad eating and exercise habits and are in need of education. Still others seek weight loss on a......
  • Book Review: 'The Big Breakfast Diet' by Daniela Jakubowicz

     
    With its cartoon book cover and high-concept premise, "The Big Breakfast Diet" looks and sounds like a gimmick. Eat a breakfast of up to 3,000 calories -- loading up on protein, sweets and starches -- and watch the pounds disappear?......
  • Book Review: 'The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough' by Sean Foy

     
    It’s an appealing idea. Work out vigorously for 10-minute periods and burn more calories and get in better shape faster than with much longer sessions of moderate exercise. Too good to be true? Not according to personal trainer Sean Foy,......
  • Book Review: 'You: On a Diet' by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

     
    In the battle of the bulge, most dieters relying on willpower alone are destined to lose the fight, according to the recently revised and updated bestseller "You: On a Diet." There are just too many small obstacles that collectively are......
  • Book Review: 'Eat Your Way to Happiness' by Elizabeth Somer

     
    Battling the blues? Put down that Prozac prescription and head for the pantry, says Elizabeth Somer, author of the new book "Eat Your Way to Happiness." It's time for a diet makeover. Changing what and how you eat can dramatically......
  • Book Review: 'The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle' by Mary Dan Eades and Michael R. Eades

     
    The weight can creep up on you. One day you realize your waistline is not as trim as it once was. You’ve got a little belly going where you once were flat and firm. Or maybe it’s not so little.......
  • Book Review: 'The "I" Diet' by Susan B. Roberts and Betty Kelly Sargent

     
    "The 'I' Diet" is a diet book with a difference. Like many other books in the weight-loss genre, it features eating plans, nutritional advice and recipes. But the new paperback -- previously published in 2008 as "The Instinct Diet" and......
  • Washing hands is a smart preventive; so is washing trauma patients

     
    Swabbing down trauma patients with disposable, antiseptic-laced cloths appears to pay off in terms of infection control. Doctors at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle found that patients given a daily antiseptic wipe down were much less likely to...
  • Freezing heart tissue halts atrial fibrillation better than drugs, study says

     
    An experimental device that uses a catheter-based probe to freeze a tiny area of the heart that causes erratic electrical impulses is much better than drugs at curing atrial fibrillation, researchers reported Monday at the Atlanta meeting of the American....