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Want to Slash Your Risks for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure? Try Walking to Work

People who opt to walk to work, rather than drive themselves or take a taxi, are about 40 percent less likely to have diabetes and 17 percent less likely to have high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Researchers in London, England, studied a survey of about 20,000 people in the U.K.

They […]

Exercise, Alone, Reduces Fat Stored in the Heart, Liver and Abdomen of People with Type 2 Diabetes

Moderate-intensity exercise reduces dangerous fat accumulations around the heart, in the liver and in the abdomen of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is even in the absence of any dietary changes, according to a study published online in June 2013 in the journal Radiology.

Dutch researchers studied the effects of exercise on […]

Medicare Patients, Physical Therapists Stand to Lose in Government’s Outpatient Therapy Reform

The national association representing physical therapists, the American Physical Therapy Association is calling on policymakers to reject some recommendations released by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which would diminish needed coverage for many Medicare patients.

Cutting back on physical therapy services would be a step in the wrong direction for not only patients […]

Hip Replacement Might Offer Surprising Health Benefits and Drawbacks

Having a worn hip joint replaced not only can improve function and quality of life, but, in the long term, hip replacement surgery reduces risks of heart failure, depression and diabetes. The news, however, is not all good. This same study found risks for heart disease and atherosclerosis are higher after total hip replacement.

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