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Marathons Aren't Madness, They're Mindfulness for Me
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975974

Jun 23rd, 2022 - I often get asked how I have time for marathon training while doing residency training or why I want to fill my free time with running up to 20 miles at a time. For me, running and racing has been a way to cope with the demands of residency. Running is like a free hour of therapy for me. Sometimes, my mind is a blank slate, but other times, my racing thoughts seem to calm themselves by the end ...

After Cancer, Text Messages Up Exercise and Reduce Late Effects
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976076

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Sending a text with a brief motivational intervention (MI) to parents of childhood cancer survivors substantially increased their child's physical activity level compared with control persons and also reduced treatment-related late effects. The findings come from a randomized trial of 161 children (median age, 12.4 years) who had recovered after leukemia, lymphoma, or brain tumors. "Physical ac...

Bone Density Loss in Lean Male Runners Parallels Similar Issue in Women
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975999

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Similar to a phenomenon already well documented in women, inadequate nutrition appears to be linked to hormonal abnormalities and potentially preventable tibial cortical bone density loss in athletic men, according to results of a small, prospective study. Based on these findings, "we suspect that a subset of male runners might not be fueling their bodies with enough nutrition and calories for ...

Onset of Frequent Nightmares a Very Early Sign of Parkinson's?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976032

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Onset of nightmares or distressing dreams in older adults may be a very early sign of Parkinson's disease (PD), new research suggests. Investigators analyzed 12-year follow-up data on more than 3800 older men and found those who reported distressing dreams at baseline had a twofold higher risk for incident PD at the end of the follow-up period. Although frequent distressing dreams were associat...

To Predict Mortality, You Need a Leg to Stand On
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975941

Jun 21st, 2022 - Storks everywhere, rejoice. A new study shows that the ability to stand on one leg for at least 10 seconds is strongly linked to the risk of death over the next 7 years. According to the findings, people in middle age and older who couldn't perform the 10-second standing test were nearly four times as likely to die of any cause ― heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and more ― in the coming years th...

Remote Workouts May Ease Urinary Incontinence
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975953

Jun 21st, 2022 - Women who completed 8 weeks of pelvic floor exercises at home using an online video reported fewer symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in a pilot study. Measures of quality of life, muscle strength, and episodes of leakage showed improvements. However, the researchers were unable to detect changes in muscles that control urine flow. Dr Meagan Cramer Meagan Cramer, MD, a fellow in fema...

What's the Best Time of Day to Exercise? It Depends on Your Goals
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975915

Jun 20th, 2022 - For most of us, the "best" time of day to work out is simple: When we can. Maybe that's before or after work. Or when the gym offers free daycare. Or when our favorite instructor teaches our favorite class. That's why we call it a "routine." And if the results are the same, it's hard to imagine changing it up. But what if the results aren't the same? They may not be, according to a new study fr...

Prolonged Sitting Time Linked to CVD Events, Mortality
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975873

Jun 17th, 2022 - A new analysis using data from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study shows that sitting more than 8 hours per day was associated with an increased risk of a composite of all-cause death and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. In this study that tracked over 100,000 adults from 21 countries for 8 to 12 years, more time spent sitting during the day was associated with increased r...

It's Hot Outside -- and That's Bad News for Children's Health
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975798

Jun 17th, 2022 - AUSTIN, Texas — Heat waves are getting hotter and becoming more frequent because of rising rates of air pollution, putting children's health at risk, a wide-ranging new report finds. A June 15 article in the New England Journal of Medicine reviews current research to take a sweeping inventory of how air pollution and climate change interact to adversely affect people's health, especially that o...

Diabetes Links With Depression, Abnormal Sleep Duration
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975805

Jun 17th, 2022 - The study covered in this summary was published on medRxiv.org as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Both short and long nightly sleep duration and the presence of depression increase the risk of diabetes. The risk appears higher in men than women at all levels of depression and sleep. Why This Matters The finding that both short and long sleep durations link with a h...

A Personalized Approach to Managing Migraine With Complementary and Integrative Medicine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973871

Jun 17th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Anna Pace, MD: Hi, everyone, and welcome. My name is Dr Anna Pace. I'm an assistant professor of neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and I direct the Headache Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. Today, I'm lucky enough to be joined by my illustrious colleague, Dr Zhang. Dr Zhang, would you like to introduce yourself? Ni...

Exercise of Any Type Boosts Type 1 Diabetes Time in Range
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975708

Jun 16th, 2022 - Adults with type 1 diabetes had significantly better glycemic control on days they exercised, regardless of exercise type, compared to days when they were inactive, according to a prospective study in nearly 500 individuals. Different types of exercise, such as aerobic workouts, interval training, or resistance training, may have different immediate glycemic effects in adults with type 1 diabet...

Fall-Related Mortality Rising Among Older Canadians
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975780

Jun 16th, 2022 - Emergency department (ED) visits and mortality from falls among older Canadians are trending upwards, data indicate. Hospitalization rates have held generally steady, but they are increasing among Canadians older than 65 years. Most falls occurred in the home and while the person was walking. “This information provides guideposts for prioritizing prevention efforts, such as targeting women, tho...

Fertility Treatment May Boost Migraine Frequency
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975729

Jun 16th, 2022 - Fertility treatment in women with migraine is linked to an increase in headache frequency, new research suggests. Preliminary results from a prospective cohort study showed participants with a history of migraine had an increased number of headaches vs their counterparts without migraine while undergoing fertility treatment. The findings underscore the importance of identifying and monitoring t...

Center-Based Childcare Associated With Healthier Body Weight
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975762

Jun 16th, 2022 - Children who attend center-based childcare are more likely to maintain a healthier body weight than children who receive nonparental, non–center-based care – especially if they come from lower-income families – a new study finds. The findings of the prospective Canadian study suggest that professional childcare centers that engage in standard practices are having a positive and lasting impact o...

Type 2 Diabetes Care Equity: What Can You Do?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963277

Jun 15th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Silvio Inzucchi, MD: Welcome to Medscape InDiscussion. I'm Dr Silvio Inzucchi, and today we'll be talking about treating type 2 diabetes in minority populations. This is a critical area for improvement in health outcomes across the United States. First, let me introduce one of the most qualified people I know of to speak on this topic. He is Dr Enriq...

Update on Managing Heart Failure in Primary Care
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974076

Jun 15th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. I'm Dr Neil Skolnik. Today we're going to talk about the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines on the treatment of heart failure. In addition to giving us strong evidence-based guidance, these new guidelines also discuss two new categories of heart failure (HF). Let's start with diagnosis. It's symptoms, an echocard...

Snoring Can Lead to a Sedentary Lifestyle
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975661

Jun 15th, 2022 - People who snore frequently, even those who don't have sleep apnea, may be less physically active during the day, new research shows. "People who snore are also likely to have sleep apnea, but those who snore and don't have sleep apnea are a largely understudied group," senior author Michael Grandner, PhD, told Medscape Medical News. "We found that even just snoring alone can impact health and ...

20 Minutes of Daily Vigorous Activity Benefits Teens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975491

Jun 13th, 2022 - Vigorous physical activity for 20 minutes a day was enough to maximize cardiorespiratory benefits in adolescents, based on data from more than 300 individuals. Current recommendations for physical activity in children and adolescents from the World Health Organization call for moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for an average of 60 minutes a day for physical and mental health; howeve...

Air Pollution Tied to Ventricular Arrhythmias in Those With ICDs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975501

Jun 13th, 2022 - Ventricular arrhythmias more commonly occur on days when there are higher levels of air pollution, especially with fine particulate matter (PM), a new study suggests. Investigators studied the relationship between air pollution and ventricular arrhythmias in Piacenza, Italy by examining 5-year data on patients who received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). They found a significan...