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Health & Fitness | February 7, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Opioid epidemic can affect seniors
It took a lot of convincing for John Evard to go to rehab. Seven days into his stay at the Las Vegas Recovery Center, the nausea and aching muscles of opioid withdrawal were finally beginning to fade.

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Health & Fitness | February 7, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
STAYING SHARP
Activities aid aging brain
CHICAGO — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says.

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Health & Fitness | February 7, 2017
‘Clean’ scopes could cause issues
LOS ANGELES — Rigorous cleaning practices don’t ensure that medical scopes are free of contamination, and many of these reusable devices have scratches and dents that could harbor blood, tissue and bacteria, a new study found.

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Health & Fitness | February 7, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Wearables to track health
WASHINGTON — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

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Health & Fitness | January 14, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
It’s All Good Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds
Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests.

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Health & Fitness | January 10, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Finding Balance
While many begin their year with various resolutions, one in particular might be overlooked as a potential improvement.

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Health & Fitness | January 10, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Pros offer tips to eat healthier
We make ’em, we break ’em. New Year’s diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the scale toward success.

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Health & Fitness | January 10, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
YMCA fits in more to allow for growth
The Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA in Cranberry Township recently underwent renovations and added new and improved fitness equipment.

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Health & Fitness | January 2, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
WORKING OUT
Top trainers offer 9 steps to get going
Looking to get back into working out after a lengthy or perhaps a lifelong hiatus, but feeling intimidated at the thought of squatting alongside hand-standing Cross Fitters?

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Health & Fitness | December 6, 2016
For a long life, consider tennis
You probably know that exercise is good for you, but do you know whether you’re better off riding a bike or swimming laps in the pool?

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Health & Fitness | December 6, 2016
Some health goals missed despite push
NEW YORK — Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency.

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Health & Fitness | December 6, 2016
UN: Dairy an ally in Asia nutrition
BANGKOK — An apple a day kept the doctor away — but now in Asia, a cup of milk might do the trick.

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Health & Fitness | December 6, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
LIMBER ON THE ROAD
Therapist offers tips for traveling
CRANBERRY TWP — While many enjoy visiting friends and family members during the holidays, sitting in a car or on an airplane for hours on end can be uncomfortable, or even painful.

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Health & Fitness | December 6, 2016
Ditch the spoon; use oral syringe for proper medicine dosages
Doctors are urging parents to ditch the spoon in favor of an oral syringe to measure medicine for young children, arguing that using spoons often leads to giving too little — or worse yet — too much of a good thing.

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Health & Fitness | November 1, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Get Real
Having limited time to work out is the number one reason busy professionals say they don't exercise.

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Health & Fitness | November 1, 2016
Movember promotes male health
Peach fuzz, chin curtains, muttonchops and other types of facial hair will be growing on the faces of more than 157,000 men nationwide starting Tuesday.

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Health & Fitness | November 1, 2016
Fitness Briefs
WASHINGTON — A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that calls for the therapy to be further explored.

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Health & Fitness | November 1, 2016
Devices in the bedroom lessen sleep
Good night, sleep tight, and don’t look into that tablet light.

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Health & Fitness | October 15, 2016
Supplements of calcium may increase heart risks
BALTIMORE — Calcium supplements that many women take to boost bone health increase their risk for heart disease, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and other institutions has found.

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Health & Fitness | October 15, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Study questions value of mammograms
A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumor that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early.

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