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A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Can exercise that is intense also be fun? Researchers in Denmark recently began delving into that issue and in the process developed a new approach to intense interval training that could appeal even to those of us who, until now, have been disinclined to push ourselves during exercise.
Jul 29, 2015

After a brief absence low-n health studies are back in NYTimes. Today, n=160 nyti.ms/1JRnmf2

The New York Times

well.blogs.nytimes.com — "Fat" cartoon characters may lead children to eat more junk food, new research suggests, but there are ways to counter this effect. The findings underscore how cartoon characters, ubiquitous in children's books, movies, television, video games, fast-food menus and graphic novels, may influence children's behavior in unforeseen ways, especially when it comes to eating.
Jul 28, 2015

‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More nyti.ms/1HXJaYj

Jul 28, 2015

RT @NYTHealth: Well: ‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More nyti.ms/1HXLCOn

Jul 28, 2015

RT @NYTHealth: Well: ‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More nyti.ms/1HXLCOn

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When Cancer Triggers (or Hides) an Eating Disorder

well.blogs.nytimes.com — As Kathleen Emmets was undergoing cancer treatment in New York over the past few years, her weight began to drop. Even though she was often nauseous and paralyzed by chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, she joked that thinness was the "bonus of cancer," and found herself looking in the mirror and admiring her deep and hollow collarbone.

Snoring Children May Suffer From Sleep Apnea

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Barrett Treadway, now 3½, has never been the best of sleepers, but her sleep grew increasingly worse in the last year and a half. She gets up several times a night, often climbs into her parents' bed and creates havoc with their nights.

The Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise Motivation, Sex Research and Pain Relief

Jul 24, 2015

The Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise Motivation, Sex Research and Pain Relief nyti.ms/1DC7efk

Ask Well: Catching Up on Lost Sleep

well.blogs.nytimes.com — A It is unclear whether you can make up a long-term sleep debt, because most studies have looked at the effects of sleep loss and recovery only over a few nights or weeks, said Dr. Matt T. Bianchi, the chief of the division of sleep medicineat Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.
Jul 24, 2015

Are you tired and planning to catch up on sleep this weekend? It may not be as easy as you think. nyti.ms/1JCNFWc

Jul 24, 2015

Are you tired and planning to catch up on sleep this weekend? It may not be as easy as you think. nyti.ms/1JCNFWc

Jul 24, 2015

This sounds like the beginning to a sci fi novel that starts out fine then turns dystopian. nyti.ms/1MqsTOF pic.twitter.com/LgJXKyuEm3

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Shopping for a Doctor Who 'Fits'

well.blogs.nytimes.com — I had already been given a head's up about my next patient by one of our schedulers. The notes next to her name in the electronic medical record read, "New consult, switching care, patient preference. Do not cancel any other appointments until this one is completed."

Not Telling Your Doctor You Use Acupuncture and Chiropractic

well.blogs.nytimes.com — People with chronic back, neck or joint pain commonly seek acupuncture and chiropractic care for relief, but many don't tell their doctors about it, a new study reports. Researchers said they were surprised to find that of some 6,068 chronic pain patients who responded to a questionnaire, 47 percent reported using chiropractic care, 32 percent said they used acupuncture, and 21 percent used both.
Jul 25, 2015

Most people don't tell their doctor when they use acupuncture. Do you? nyti.ms/1JAxUit

Jul 23, 2015

Not Telling Your Doctor You Use Acupuncture and Chiropractic nyti.ms/1TT1V4q

Jul 23, 2015

Most people don't tell their doctor when they use acupuncture. Do you? nyti.ms/1JAxUit

Jul 23, 2015

RT @CandySagon: Study: Most patients don't tell their doctor they're using acupuncture or chiropractic. And most doctors don't ask. nyti.ms/1HLDG2x

Jul 23, 2015

Most people don't tell their doctor when they use acupuncture. Do you? nyti.ms/1JAxUit

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How Nature Changes the Brain

well.blogs.nytimes.com — A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.
Jul 25, 2015

RT @marknyt: City dwellers have a higher risk for anxiety, depression and other mental Illnesses. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/how…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @DoLectures: How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain - The New York Times ow.ly/Q5rBh

Jul 26, 2015

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain (does this explain trail running & gardening addictions?) well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/how…

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Erectile Problems Tied to Diabetes

well.blogs.nytimes.com — Anyone who watches TV knows that men with erectile dysfunction can try solving the problem by taking a pill. But they also need to be screened for diabetes, a new study suggests. Doctors have long known that erectile dysfunction in midlife can be an early indicator of cardiovascular disease.
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Jul 29, 2015

When cancer triggers an underlying eating disorder. nyti.ms/1D8Nzsq

Jul 28, 2015

Fat cartoon characters lead to children eating more. nyti.ms/1OyST8Z

Jul 28, 2015

When cancer triggers an underlying eating disorder. nyti.ms/1D8Nzsq

Jul 28, 2015

Most people don't tell their doctor when they use acupuncture. Do you? nyti.ms/1JAxUit

Jul 28, 2015

‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More nyti.ms/1HXJaYj

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