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Can Being Overweight Help You Live Longer?
When a report in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that being overweight lowered a person's risk of dying from any cause by 6 percent, we did a double take. After all
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Dr. Oz's Guide to Getting Healthy in Your 40s
diagnosed at age 40 may lose an estimated 14 years from her life, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association . Pack your diet with fiber—which can moderate the release of glucose into your bloodstream—and you
4 Health Rules You Can Break Today
can have a high BMI and still be healthy, Ikeda argues. Research supports the theory: A Journal of the American Medical Association study found that fit women—even if they were overweight according to their BMI—were less likely
Listen Up: How To Prevent Hearing Loss
in five people between 48 and 59 is already experiencing a deficit. And a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a record one in five teens is suffering from hearing loss, as well. Here's how to turn down
BPA du Jour: This Chemical in Plastics is Also High in Canned Soups
plastic bottles, BPA also exists in the lining of canned foods. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association may change the way we look at those canned goods. The study found that those who ate just one serving
Two More Stressors to Avoid on Tax Day
stress-reducer tomorrow: Filing may lead to distracted driving: A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the risk of fatal car crashes goes up on Tax Day. The researchers examined 30 years of data
Is 60 Minutes of Exercise Really Necessary for Weight Loss?
30 minutes a day, five days a week? Well, a new study published in March 2010 in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that might not be enough to keep off weight gain as you age. Instead, the study recommends 60 minutes
Q&A for Confused Dieters
Medicine Prevention Research Center; Obesity Research; Institute of Medicine; and The Journal of the American Medical Association . Q: Are all calories created equal? Do 50 calories of Godiva [chocolate] cause the same weight gain
Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? 5 Ways to Help Yourself
Michael Kearney, MD, the lead author of a report on the subject published this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association . Unlike burnout, which is caused by everyday work stresses (dealing with insurance companies, making
Are Plastic Containers Dangerous for Kids?
small size, could be at greater risk from even low levels of the chemical. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that adults with high levels of BPA in their urine had a high risk of diabetes, heart disease and