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Article ID: 720867

First study to test the effects of healthy lifestyle changes in reducing the risk of dementia in a large group of Americans

Rush University Medical Center

A new study at Rush University Medical Center aims to determine whether a combination of lifestyle changes can protect memory and thinking skills in people at risk of developing dementia. The two-year U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (POINTER) clinical trial is the first study to examine combined interventions for dementia in a large-scale, diverse population in the United States. Recruitment for the trial will begin in the fall.

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16-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 720875

Exercise can now be prescribed like medicine for people with and beyond cancer

Penn State University

It's well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer.

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16-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Types of activities that can help stave off effects of aging on the brain

Article ID: 720835

Types of activities that can help stave off effects of aging on the brain

University of Georgia

Exercise plus some type of cognitive component can impact brain aging

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16-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Exercise can now be prescribed like medicine for people with and beyond cancer

Article ID: 720810

Exercise can now be prescribed like medicine for people with and beyond cancer

Penn State College of Medicine

It’s well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer. A new initiative called Moving Through Cancer -- led by Kathryn Schmitz, professor of public health sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, and an international team of health practitioners and researchers -- is hoping to change that.

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16-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720832

Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

New guidance from exercise oncology experts recommend systematic use of an “exercise prescription” by health care workers and fitness professionals in designing and delivering exercise programs that aim to lower the risk of developing certain cancers and best meet the needs, preferences and abilities of people with cancer. 17 organizations reviewed the latest scientific evidence and offer recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival.

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16-Oct-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720699

Pioneering oncology researcher leads publication of new exercise prescriptions for cancer prevention, survival

Northern Arizona University

Oncology nurse practitioner Anna Schwartz, a professor at Northern Arizona University, was a leader on the team that reviewed the latest scientific evidence and offered recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival, which were shared this week in three publications.

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14-Oct-2019 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720739

Pandemic Exercise Featuring Global Business, Government Leaders to Highlight Preparedness

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is hosting Event 201, a 3.5-hour multimedia pandemic simulation involving 16 leaders from global businesses, governments and public health on Friday, Oct. 18, 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in New York City.

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15-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 720635

Run For The Warriors, Orlando spotlights 10th year of support to wounded service members and their families

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors,® Orlando 5K Run/Walk at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, at the Orange County Convention Center.

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11-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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    11-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720552

Parade/Cleveland Clinic Healthy Now Survey Reveals: Technology’s Growing Influence on Health Behaviors

Cleveland Clinic

Who are Americans more likely to take health advice from…their doctors or an Instagram influencer? Would U.S. adults rather talk or text? Socialize in real life or scroll through social media? Parade magazine and Cleveland Clinic joined forces for the second year in a row to poll Americans on their adoption of health, lifestyle, fitness and diet trends and takes a look at how social media has helped move health practices that once seemed extreme into the mainstream.

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10-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Sub-2 marathon record could be broken this weekend

Article ID: 720518

Sub-2 marathon record could be broken this weekend

University of Colorado Boulder

This weekend, Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break the fabled 2-hour marathon barrier. A new CU Boulder study shows the course is ideal to make it happen.

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10-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT

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