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Understanding Health Savings Accounts

Fitness employers, employees and self-employed professionals alike have all been grappling with the dilemma of expensive and continually rising medical insurance premiums, with no end in sight. Fortunately, the United States federal government has recognized this burden to both small businesses—fitness and otherwise—and to citizens. In order to provide needed assistance in this a…

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ADA Journal Spotlights Kids

Anyone concerned about the escalating rise in obesity among children should take a gander at the February issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, which is devoted to studies on kids’ eating habits. Here’s a quick summary of the different studies featured in this special theme issue:
trends on kids’ sweetened-beverage consumption

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Stress Increases Risk of Unexplained Cardiac Arrest

News stories are filled with incidents of cardiac arrest after earthquakes, fires and other traumatic events. What has puzzled researchers is that sometimes the victims do not have underlying heart disease. A recent study, published in Psychosomatic Medicine (2005; [67], 359–65), suggests that emotional stress may trigger unexplained, or what is referred to as “idiopath…

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