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Exercise Physiology

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  • Understanding your thyroid: This important gland regulates your metabolism

    Source: Pacific Prime Health Insurance whatdoctorsknow.com Like all organs and systems in the human body, the hormones secreted by the thyroid gland must remain in balance to maintain good health. In simple terms, the thyroid's job is to release a...
  • Cold? Good thing if you want to lose weight, researchers say

    Cold? Good thing if you want to lose weight, researchers say
    Turn your thermostat down -- and don’t add a sweater. That, researchers report, will not only save energy to heat your home but will use more body energy and perhaps aid weight loss. Before you get too excited, the scientists are not suggesting...
  • Greg Schwem: An 'F' is a very 'Nobel' grade

    My daughter burst through the front door, dropped her backpack, grabbed a handful of potato chips and flopped on the couch. A typical after-school entrance. I tepidly approached. "Any homework tonight?" "Mmmmm." A typical after-school response....
  • Before treating, learn fever's boons

    Before treating, learn fever's boons
    Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
  • Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high

    Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high
    The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely. Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
  • Fluids, cool air key to avoiding heat stroke

    Harvard Health Blog Summer's heat is as predictable as winter's chill. Heat-related illnesses--and even deaths--are also predictable. But they aren't inevitable. In fact, most are preventable. Staying hydrated is the key. No matter what the season, your...
  • Get the facts on cystic fibrosis

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease characterized by an abnormality in the glands that produce sweat and mucus. It is chronic, progressive, and is usually fatal. Due to improved treatments, people with CF, on...
  • It's best to avoid grapefruit when taking some statin drugs

    Q: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol. The instructions said: "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication." I love grapefruit. Do I need to avoid it completely? A: Like you, I love...
  • Stick with healthy carbs over their highly-processed cousins

    When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether--and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources. In the 1980s and '90s, it was all...
  • Pinned Orlando truck driver saved by wife's frantic calls

    Pinned Orlando truck driver saved by wife's frantic calls
    Lisa Rutledge's husband has been a truck driver for years, and he always calls when it's time to hit the road. When she didn't hear from him Monday morning, she knew something was wrong and began to panic. Turns out her husband Tim Rutledge, who was...
  • 1920s church organ is moved across town, brought back to life

    1920s church organ is moved across town, brought back to life
    Hundreds of people filed into a West Town church to hear a once-silent 19-ton organ roar back to life. There were Methodists from Chicago's South Side, Roman Catholics from across the city and suburbs and musicians from around the world. As the 87-year-...