Category Archives: Health

How Running, Other Cardio Helps Young Adults Preserve Thinking Skills in Middle Age

A new study affirms the importance of cardio workouts for young adults.  But we’re all so pressed for time that many who want to be spiritually healthy as well as physically healthy find it really tough to exercise and do … Continue reading

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1st Adult Stem Cell Study of Bipolar Disorder Yields Promising Results

What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no single gene is to blame? And why is it so hard to find new treatments … Continue reading

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On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, a High Court Argument on Religious Liberty

Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation.  What’s a Solemnity, it’s a high feast day.  And since this Solemnity is in Lent, it’s treated like a Sunday.  So if you gave up chocolate, or video games, or meat or committed … Continue reading

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The Elliptical Rosary

One of the big challenges we all have is how to do all we need to do in the limited time available. One solution is to exercise as you say the Rosary.  That’s what I did yesterday afternoon:  I put … Continue reading

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High Plasticizer Levels in Men Linked to Delayed Pregnancies

Modern technology makes life a lot easier.  Nonstick coatings on pans, for instance, makes it easier to cook and cleanup.  Plastic bottles reduce shipping costs. But a new study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health raises a cautionary … Continue reading

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How to Make the Switch to Daylight Savings Time Less Painful

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, bringing more sunshine in the evenings at the price of an hour of sleep. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says a little extra planning can alleviate … Continue reading

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Lent Better Than New Year’s to Start Healthy Habits

For many people the season of Lent is a time to take a step back, evaluate what is important and think about sacrifice. Catholics refrain from eating meat on Fridays. In addition, Catholics and people from other Christian faiths also … Continue reading

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Study: Heart Attacks, Stroke at Work Often Follow Vigorous Physical Activity

I had worked out on my elliptical machine, had lunch — and then I had my heart attack. Turns out I’m not the only person to have had a heart attack after vigorous physical exercise.  A new study finds that … Continue reading

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Why You Should Add Resistance Training to Aerobic Workouts

A glance at the sneaker section in any athletic store suggests that our society has awakened to the importance of aerobic exercise. And yet, resistance training – the term for strength work using weights, elastic bands, or the body’s own … Continue reading

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How Religion or Spirituality Helps Guard Against Depression

A thickening of the brain cortex associated with regular meditation or other religious or spiritual practice could be the reason those activities guard against depression – particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease, according to new research led … Continue reading

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