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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Health

It's an easy, inexpensive way to get moving and reap the health benefits, experts say

Call it a step in the right direction: More and more Americans are trying to walk their way to better health.

The number of adults who took up walking for exercise or as a way to get from place to place increased significantly between 2005 and 2015, federal health officials reported Thursday.

During that time, the percentage of women who walk increased from 57 percent to 65 percent. Among men, the percentage increased from 54 percent to 63 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"People who are physically active have a lower risk of many chronic diseases -- like heart disease, stroke and depression -- and it supports

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

If you have heart disease, unrelenting stress might hasten your death, researchers report.

Adults who suffered from persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times more likely to die from heart disease and almost three times more likely to die from any cause compared to stress-free folks, New Zealand researchers found.

"The cumulative burden of psychological stress increases

On June 27, 2017, Metropolitan Jewish Health System and the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud Horabonim (RAA/IGUD) partnered up at the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care located in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn to hold a Symposium on the Medical, Physiological and Spiritual Complexity of Care at End of Life. The symposium focused on the information that a Rabbi and Chaplain need to know when supporting families confronting serious and advanced illness. 

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Harvard study finds small successes in two Massachusetts-based programs

It has been said it takes a village to raise a child. Now, a new study suggests that it might take a community to achieve modest reductions in obesity rates among U.S. children.

The study authors tested a new program in two low-income Massachusetts communities. The goal was to get elementary and middle school students to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink less sugar-sweetened beverages, get more physical activity and

Tools from clinical psychology help reduce chronic opioid use after surgery: study

Teaching coping skills may help reduce the risk that patients with chronic pain will become addicted to opioid painkillers, a new study suggests.

"If we lower how many opioids patients are taking, but leave them disabled and not able to live their lives, that is not helpful," said study co-author Dr. Aliza Weinrib, a clinical psychologist in Ontario, Canada.

"Patients can learn to respond to their pain in a