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Exercise in the morning or night? Depends on your goal, new study says

New study says evidence insufficient to recommend common vitamins

In a previous column, I discussed the limited efficacy of the $14 billion Americans spend annually on cold and flu supplements. The bottom line was that we can get the vast majority of our immune-boosting vitamins from a diverse healthy diet, good sleep hygiene, stress control and early morning sunlight.  Now comes a massive meta-analysis from JAMA …

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What’s Behind Squirrels’ Reign of Terror in National Parks?

What’s Behind Squirrels’ Reign of Terror in National Parks?

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Men over 50: Here are a few things you can be doing to take better care of your health

Men over 50: Here are a few things you can be doing to take better care of your health

Michael M. Kadish, 83, lives in Brooklyn, New York, and describes himself as being “in good health with a few ailments, nothing life threatening.” After turning 55, he developed arthritis, prostate problems, spinal stenosis and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The prostate issue is under control with medication, and he takes medicine for the arthritis …

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Patients with coronary heart disease who did Nordic walking for 12 weeks had a greater increase in the ability to perform everyday activities than those who did interval training, a study said.

Nordic walking beats interval training for better heart function, study says

This low-impact, whole-body workout that originated in Finland can be performed at different intensity levels. It incorporates the use of specially designed poles that you work in opposition to your legs — that is, your left arm and right foot work in tandem, and your right arm and left foot. The poles’ planting and push-off …

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Covid spiked the maternal death rate in U.S. Roe's fall will make it even worse.

Covid spiked the maternal death rate in U.S. Roe’s fall will make it even worse.

Part of it, she said, is a numbers game. With more limits on who can access abortion, there will be more pregnancies and more chances for complications. “Some of those pregnancies will be healthy pregnancies, some of those pregnancies will face complications,” Miller said. “And even those who have healthy pregnancies will add to the …

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American Heart Association: Sleep Duration Is Essential Component for Heart and Brain Health

American Heart Association has added healthy sleep as essential for optimal cardiovascular health. American Heart Association adds sleep to cardiovascular health checklist. The American Heart Association has updated its checklist to measure cardiovascular health. It is now called Life’s Essential 8™ and adds healthy sleep as essential for optimal cardiovascular health. Other health and lifestyle …

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Examples of monkeypox rashes.

Michigan’s first probable case of monkeypox is in Oakland County

An Oakland County resident is the first in Michigan to have a probable case of the monkeypox virus, state health officials said Wednesday. The virus, which is in the orthopoxvirus family and is closely related to smallpox, is part of a global outbreak of more than 5,115 cases that now have spread to at least 27 states, the District …

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Will new COVID variants BA.4 and BA.5 cause the Bay Area’s surge to get even worse?

Will new COVID variants BA.4 and BA.5 cause the Bay Area’s surge to get even worse?

Two new highly infectious and immune-evasive coronavirus variants are now dominant in the United States, according to estimates released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and together they likely will drive the Bay Area’s long spring surge well into summer, health experts say. It’s not yet clear exactly what impact BA.4 …

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