Selecting a Personal Trainer

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first step is finding a qualified professional. While there aren’t any national standards or minimum requirements for someone to call themselves a personal…

Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An FDA-approved supplement reduces episodes of severe pain in people with sickle cell disease, a new clinical trial shows. Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients’ number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo, the researchers found. In…

Top of Teachers' To-Do List: Focus on the Positives

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior. So say British researchers who examined the impact of a program designed to train teachers to build strong social relationships with their students. They’re encouraged to ignore minor bad behavior, and acknowledge good behavior. The program resulted in improved student…

Pain, Sleeplessness Often Precede MS: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pain, sleep problems and mental health disorders are common in the five years before someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a new study reveals. Knowing about these symptoms could help doctors diagnose and start treating MS earlier, possibly slowing the damage it causes to the brain and spinal…

AHA: Vaping Tied to Blood Clots — in Mice

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A new study involving mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure to the device’s vapors appeared to increase the risk of clot formation. A higher risk of clots forming can lead to a greater chance of a…