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Biking Safely.

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Biking Safely.
To help reduce your risk of a serious biking injury, the United States National Safety Council recommends the following: obey traffic laws; understand the limits of your bike; bike in a single-file line in the same direction as traffic; watch for dangers such as open car doors; use hand signals when you turn; look left, right, left again, and over your shoulder before biking into traffic; ride only during daylight hours; wear bright clothing; if you must ...

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Job Strain, Sleep Disturbances, and Back Pain.

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Job Strain, Sleep Disturbances, and Back Pain.
Using data from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort surveys from 2006 and 2010, researchers have determined that a physically active job, high job strain, and sleep disturbances increase the risk for developing troublesome low back pain. The findings may suggest that a reduction in job demands and improvement in sleep quality could help prevent or reduce one’s lower back pain risk.
Journal of Rehabilitation of Medicine, June 2017

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Benefits of Intense Exercise.

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Benefits of Intense Exercise.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is characterized by brief bouts of intense exercise followed by less intense activity. According to the American Council on Exercise, HIIT benefits include: improved anaerobic and aerobic fitness; increased sensitivity to insulin; decreased fasting insulin; reductions in belly fat and fat deposits just beneath the skin; and improvements in fitness with less time commitment.
American Council on Exercise, July 2017

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High Fruit Juice Intake May Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk.

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High Fruit Juice Intake May Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk.
Several studies have shown that consuming fruits and vegetables can reduce one’s risk for many types of cancer. While a recent study did not find this to be the case for thyroid cancer, the authors of the study did observe that higher fruit juice consumption may slightly increase the risk (23%) for that form of cancer.
International Journal of Cancer, July 2017

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These Heartburn Meds May Shorten Your Life…

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These Heartburn Meds May Shorten Your Life…
Proton pump inhibitor medications used to treat heartburn may increase the risk of early death when taken for extended periods of time. Investigators compared the medical records of nearly 276,000 users of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) against those of about 73,000 people who took another class of heartburn medication called H2 blockers. They found that patients taking PPIs for a year or more had a 51% increased risk of premature death, compared ...

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