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The Checkup: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

Spitz, Jenner Share Health Histories on TV. (P.S.: They're Still Kind of Cute.)

Mark Spitz (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) The mere thought of Mark Spitz sends me right back to 7th grade, when I cut pictures of the great Olympic swimmer out of The Washington Post and glued them to the brown-paper-bag cover of my geography book. I hung in my bedroom a life-size...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 1, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Health  
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Worriers Rejoice!

Guess what, worriers? All your fretting may actually be protecting your brain. That's right: People who spend a lot of time obsessing over their problems appear to be less likely to develop dementia, according to new research. Take that, you Pollyannas! Ramit Ravona-Springer of Sheba Medical College in Israel and...

By Rob Stein  |  July 31, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Alzheimers/Dementia  
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Is Soy Safe -- or Scary?

A study I reported on briefly in yesterday's health section suggests a possible link between men's soy intake and reduced sperm concentration. The Soyfoods Association of North America quickly issued a statement debunking that study. This isn't the first time soy's risk/benefit ratio has been called into question. In fact,...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 30, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine  
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Keeping Weight Off Takes More Exercise Than You Think

Let's face it: losing weight requires hard work, and keeping it off can be even harder. If you've lost weight and want to keep it off, that oft-recommended 30 minutes of physical activity mustered a few days a week just ain't going to do the trick. New research published in...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness  
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Staying Safe on Two Wheels

Lots of bicyclists out on the road these days, eh? And while some look ready for the Tour de France, others are looking, well, a little wobbly on their wheels. And what's with all those bikers without helmets? I, for one, live in fear of accidentally knocking a cyclist over...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  July 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bike Safety Special  
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