-AARP weighs in on weight loss and knee joint pain stating excess weight contributes to excess joint stress. Every pound overweight people lose subtracts four pounds from the load their knees have to support. Some studies suggest that only a fifteen pound weight loss can subtract as much as 50% of their pain.

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Don’t underestimate the power of a big cuddle and kiss: affectionate gestures from parents not only make kids feel good, but they also pave the way for a happy adulthood, a study finds.

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Hard-driving competitive Type-A personalities have long been considered prime candidates for coronary heart disease. But two Finnish researchers say people driven to succeed come in two types, and only one of them is on the fast track to a heart attack.

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According to a recent report titled, “The Fit and the Fat,” Americans can generally be categorized into six groups according to the extent that they lead a healthy lifestyle and their desire to be healthy. The results of the study, which was based on a survey conducted by Louis Harris Associates for Prevention magazine, indicated that middle-aged women with college degrees lead the healthiest lifestyles, while white, male, blue-collar workers exhibit the poorest health habits. The report has serious implications for wellness professionals who want to influence the lifestyle behavior of adult Americans. Information on health and nutrition must be geared specifically to a target audience in order for it to be heard and understood.

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Nice girls don’t get angry. For generations women have been raised with this message, and it appears that many women who binge-eat probably have struggled too hard to learn that lesson. According to psychiatrist W. Stewart Agras, who recently completed a study with colleagues at Stanford University School of Medicine, “Women with this eating disorder hide their anger and have difficulty expressing it.” (The 45 women in Agras’ study were substantially overweight, not the type to purge after binging.)

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Why does most toothpaste contain a poison control warning?

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Chemicals in the environment come under scrutiny as the number of childhood learning problems soars.

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Blood is truly the river of life. Every cell in the body gets its nutrients from blood. This essential fluid carries out the critical functions of transporting oxygen and nutrients to our cells and getting rid of carbon dioxide and other waste products. According to Carl Bianco, MD, the adult human body contains approximately 5 liters (5.3 quarts) of blood; making up seven to eight percent of a person?s body weight. Four of the most important components of blood are red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma.

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