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For most of us mere mortals, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen can be tough. Those who really struggle with weight loss and maintaining healthy lifestyle choices can feel a lot like Sisyphus, the mythological Greek figure eternally doomed to push a giant boulder up a hill over and over only to see it roll to the bottom again and again. Even with the best of intentions and even if you do achieve your weight and fitness goals, progress can all-too-easily slip back down that proverbial hill just like Sisyphus’s burdensome boulder. The ensuing disappointment can be enough to prompt even the strong-willed to head to the emotional dark side and devour a pint (or two) of chunky monkey.
The reality is, willpower alone isn't enough to sustain healthy
Study found being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's
Parking yourself in front of the TV may make you as likely to develop dementia as people genetically predisposed to the condition, a Canadian study suggests.
In a study of more than 1,600 adults aged 65 and older, those who led a sedentary life seemed to have the same risk of developing dementia as those who carried the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene mutation, which increases the chances
For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says
The best way for people to protect themselves from the flu is to get vaccinated — and it's not too late to get a shot, an infectious diseases expert says.
The flu vaccine also protects those who aren't able to get it, including infants younger than 6 months and people with certain allergies and medical conditions, said Dr. Jeffrey Kahn. He is chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UT
Ram Raju, MD, the former head of the nation's largest public health system, has been appointed to a key leadership position at Northwell Health.
As senior vice president and community health investment officer, Dr. Raju will evaluate the needs of the most-vulnerable communities Northwell Health serves, assess programs that enhance the health system's ability to respond to those needs and collaborate with community-based organizations to create problem-solving solutions.
Dr. Raju served as
CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime
About three of every 100 U.S. newborns have a serious birth defect, and health care costs tied to these difficulties total almost $23 billion annually, new research shows.
The findings might help "motivate change" in reducing costs associated with birth defects "through prevention, early detection and care throughout the life span," said researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.