December 17, 2012
More costly, intensive treatment is no better than usual care at hastening recovery from whiplash, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at more than 3,800 British whiplash patients to compare a more intensive approach to treatment (“active management”) against usual care at 15 hospital emergency departments. (more...)
November 28, 2012
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Carmel, NY, November, 2012 - There's no longer any doubt: Exercise and physical activity can help us live longer, healthier lives. Study after study confirms that physical fitness reduces the risk and severity of many of the conditions that affect health and vitality as we age: heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, even anxiety and depression. Staying physically active can also keep our brains sharp, delaying the onset of memory loss and some forms of dementia. Millions of seniors have gotten the message and taken up structured and casual programs that improve fitness levels and deliver impressive benefits that range from reduced aches and pains to improved stamina, balance and strength. (more...)