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Imaging Tests May Predict Stroke and Heart Attack

If your arteries have dangerous plaque build-up, determining your risks for stroke and heart attack can help guide self-care and medical care. Certain imaging tests may aid in predicting those risks.  More »

Yoga May Improve Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients

Yoga isn't just a good exercise for healthy people; research suggests it may have positive effects for certain cancer patients as well.  More »

Warm Up, Take Breaks to Prevent Ski Injuries

In this Q and A, Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC answers questions about recreational skiing, and he offers advice to avoid the injuries common for those of us who hit the slopes for fun and to stay in shape.  More »

Can Push-Ups Take the Place of Pills? Not Yet

Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and stroke, a recent analysis suggests. But don’t trade your medications for a new pair of cross-trainers yet.  More »

Diabetes May Increase Stroke Risk in Women but Not Men

A crucial part of preventing stroke is to learn more about factors that boost stroke risk. Researchers recently may have pinpointed one such risk factor for women, who tend to die from stroke more often than men.  More »

Standing Up to Fend Off Disability

"A body in motion remains in motion" is especially true for people over 60. A new study has found a link between time spent sitting each day and disability, even for people who exercise.  More »

New Ways to Treat Irregular Heartbeat

If left untreated, one kind of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation can result in blood clots, stroke or serious heart problems. Beyond taking a pill, there are other ways of trying to correct the problem.  More »

Training Gives Baseball Players Superhuman Vision

A couple months of game training on a computer or iPad can improve eyesight well beyond normal 20/20 vision.  More »

5 Most Ridiculous Fitness Fads (Video)

Take a look at the top 5 most ridiculous workout trends from years past, including the "Marky Mark."  More »

New Therapy for Body Image Disorder

People with serious body image issues can develop unhealthy habits that have serious consequences, but a new therapy could help these people see themselves differently.  More »

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