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If you’re having the occasional twinge of joint pain when you go for a walk or climb stairs, or you’re worried about arthritis because a parent had it, one step toward prevention is to check your weight. There are two ways that being overweight raises your risk for developing osteoarthritis (the most common joint disorder, which is due to wear and tear on a joint).
Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, according to a study by a team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
A new poll of U.S adults shows that when it comes to concerns over kids’ health, insufficient exercise and obesity are at the top of the list.
For nurses who work long hours or other "adverse work schedules," the risk of obesity is related to lack of opportunity for exercise and sleep, suggests a study in the August issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
There was a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States from 1990 through 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has released a new map detailing the obesity prevalence state-by-state.
People with higher levels of education and higher income have lower rates of many chronic diseases compared to those with less education and lower income levels, according to Health, United States, 2011 – the CDC’s annual comprehensive report on Americans’ health.
America's progress in arresting its obesity epidemic has been too slow, and the condition continues to erode productivity and cause millions to suffer from potentially debilitating and deadly chronic illnesses, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is using a quarterly enewsletter to help spread the word about its Total Worker Health (TWH) iniative.
Obesity adds more to health care costs than smoking does, according to a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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