Gerontology & Geriatrics

Walking downhill increases risk of falls in older adults

Falls are a common cause of injury in older adults and can lead to disability. Luckily, the risk of falls can be reduced with regular exercise– but not all exercise. Our latest study shows that so-called eccentric exercise—such ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heart patients need to be wary of coronavirus

(HealthDay)—The coronavirus pandemic and flu season pose a double risk for heart disease patients, so they need to be extra vigilant about their health, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) says.

Cardiology

Can people with heart disease exercise safely?

The first recommendations on sports and physical activity in all types of heart disease are launched today by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The document is published online in European Heart Journal.

Overweight & Obesity

How to keep your kids trim through quarantine

(HealthDay)—A lot of kids have been pushing up the scale numbers while home during the pandemic—and parents need to take steps to prevent the dreaded "quarantine 15," an expert says.

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