January 14, 2011

Increases Physical Functioning

1 Exercise Improves Arthritis Pain in Older Adults

Another study has shown that exercise improves pain and physical functioning in adults with arthritis. Researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied the effects of aerobic exercise and strength training programs delivered in a community setting, such as a recreation center or senior center. Adults who exercised approximately three times per week had an 18 percent improvement in pain and a 15 percent improvement in physical function. The researchers conclude that community programs can be an important option for adults with arthritis, as more than 49 million have the condition in the United States. Programs do not necessarily need specialized or expensive equipment, but the cost of participation should be affordable.

More at PhysOrg.Com | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: ExercIse Is a Key Component for ArthritIs Relief, Low Impact Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis

Tags: Arthritis, Exercise, Fitness, Osteoarthritis, Senior Health, Seniors

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Hazardous to Your Health

2 Toxic Waste Cherry Candy Chews Contain Lead

A candy billed as “hazardously sour” really is hazardous for your health. The US Food and Drug Administration is recalling all flavors of Toxic Waste brand Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars due to elevated levels of lead found in the cherry-flavored chews. A test performed by the California Department of Public Health found that one specific lot (#8288A) contained 0.24 parts per million of lead, where the FDA maximum tolerance level is 0.1 ppm. The recall affects all lots and flavors of product distributed by Candy Dynamics between 2007 and January 2011. Specific lot numbers and UPCs can be found at the FDA website. Consumers who have purchased the candy, distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders, should contact the manufacturer for instructions.

More at US Food and Drug Administration | Hat tip to Food Safety News | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags, Is Your Dietary Supplement Safe?

Tags: Food Recalls, Food Safety, Heavy Metals, Lead, Food Contamination

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Seven Stitches in Upper Lip

3 Martha Stewart Rammed in Face by Sleeping Dog

Martha Stewart received seven stitches in her upper lip Tuesday night after startling her dog Francesca from sleep by whispering goodbye. The dog “bolted upright” and rammed into Stewart, causing her head to snap back and her lip to split and bleed. On her blog, Stewart wrote that she received “a pretty serious gash,” so she was driven to the Northern Westchester Hospital emergency room in Mt. Kisco, NY, where she received care. Dr. William Nolan was the plastic surgeon on call. She will be on antibiotics and use cold presses during the healing process, and will follow up later this week with the surgeon. Stewart praises the hospital staff for their prompt attention in her care; however, she does comment that the wallpaper ceiling border in her patient room needed “updating.”

More at The Martha Blog | Hat tip to WBTV Charlotte | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: 87,000 Sent to ER Annually from Tripping over Pets

Tags: Dogs, Emergency Department, Plastic Surgery

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