Want to Avoid Winter Weight Gain? Exercise

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Don’t let cold weather keep you from being active — that’s a surefire route to winter weight gain. Exercise keeps you healthy, trim and happy, and it’s a great antidote to the gray-weather doldrums. With the right layers of clothing, walking in a winter wonderland can be fun.…

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Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors

SUNDAY, Jan. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns. This can be due to chronic health conditions or the use of certain medicines, including over-the-counter cold remedies. Hypothermia occurs when your core body temperature drops to…

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How to Stay Safe on the Mountain

SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The growing popularity of snowboarding and skiing has meant more injuries on the slopes, a new review shows. In 2015, more than 140,000 people were treated in U.S. hospitals, doctors’ offices and emergency rooms for skiing and snowboarding-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Snowboarders…

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Severe Flu Cases Just Keep Rising: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An already bad U.S. flu season hasn’t peaked yet, with the numbers of related hospitalizations and deaths cotinuing to rise, health officials said Friday. Influenza – including the virulent H3N2 strain – remains widespread across every state except Hawaii, according to a weekly update released by the U.S.…

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