End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s been a particularly tough flu season, but spring — and real relief — may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet another drop seen in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza becoming ever more dominant. But hospitalizations for…

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Obesity Rates Keep Rising for U.S. Adults

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the same hasn’t held true for children, a new government report finds. Obesity among adults increased to about 40 percent in 2015-2016, up from 34 percent in 2007-2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

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The Benefits of Moving More

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the battle of the bulge, it’s not just getting exercise that matters — what you do when you’re not formally working out counts, too. Research shows that even getting 30 minutes of focused exercise a day may not be enough to ward off health woes if most…

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