Tag: exercise & fitness

Figuring Your Ideal Weight

A BMI “body mass index” quickly configures a status number (18.5-24.9 considered “normal”) using your height and weight. But a...

December 30, 2020

Roundup: Flu Rates Decline; Fitness Apps Surge;...

CDC: Flu Cases Down as Precautions Against COVID-19 Help Prevent ‘Twindemic’ Higher flu vaccination rates, combined with the social distancing,...

December 24, 2020

Being Heart Healthy is About ‘Eating Patterns’...

As the first “shelter-in-place” orders went into effect in March of this year, the American Heart Association (AHA) intensified its...

December 23, 2020

How Much Exercise Will Offset 10 or...

Too much sitting, or as much as 10 hours a day of not moving around, can increase your risk of...

December 7, 2020

A Side Effect of Working from Home:...

The prolonged, six-month phase of working from home since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on...

September 15, 2020

Getting Back to the Gym? Here’s Expert...

Gyms and fitness centers have started to open up again in South Florida under tighter requirements involving mask wearing and...

July 13, 2020

COVID-19 Roundup: Risks Higher in Patients with...

Diabetes, High BMI and Older Age Put COVID-19 Patients at Higher Risk of Death, New Study Finds Complications from diabetes,...

June 5, 2020

Roundup: Too Much Sitting & Heart Disease;...

Too Much Sitting Among Post-Menopausal Women Increases Heart Disease Risk, Researchers Say Sitting for too long on a regular basis...

February 21, 2020

Heart of the Runner: Cardiologist, Cath Lab...

The nurses and technicians at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute‘s Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) advise heart patients to do...

February 5, 2020

Tips for Cancer Survivors Who Want to...

Running has become a very popular sport and fun activity these days. Every weekend there is some 5K, 10K, half-marathon...

January 28, 2020

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Miami Cancer Institute’s CEO Discusses the...

Editor’s Note: To mark World Cancer Research Awareness Day on September 24, Miami Cancer Institute CEO and executive medical director Michael J. Zinner, M.D., offers...

COVID-19 Roundup: Latest on Pfizer Booster...

FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Shots for Those 65-plus, Certain Others at ‘High Risk’ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the “emergency use...

Ask The Psychiatrist: What’s Behind the...

Suicide rates in the U.S. are rising, experts say, and the coronavirus pandemic may be to blame. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Vascular Disease Awareness: Facts on the...

An unobstructed flow of nutrient-rich blood is necessary for preventing both heart and vascular diseases, and it is the vital link they share. But it’s...

Spine Surgeries at Miami Neuroscience Institute...

Ignoring persistent back pain is not a good idea, because you never know if it’s your body’s signal that something serious is causing your discomfort....

New Study: Aim for 7,000-10,000 Steps...

Logging in your daily steps on any of a multitude of apps available has become a common practice, even during the pandemic. But are 10,000...

Men, Cancer and Fertility: Overcoming Challenges...

The most common cancers that affect men — primarily testicular and prostate cancers — can cause significant fertility problems that affect their ability to father...

COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer...

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Pfizer Third Doses to Those 65 & Older, and Those at High Risk An advisory panel of experts for the U.S....

Latest Case Against Too Many Sugary...

Sugary drinks fuel weight gain and the U.S. obesity epidemic among adults and children, elevating the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases, physicians, dietitians...

Spotlight on Thyroid Cancer, An Increasingly...

When actress Sofia Vergara recently opened up on television about her experience with thyroid cancer, she helped shine a spotlight on this increasingly common cancer....