SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2017 -- News coverage of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have made one thing abundantly clear: Planning for disasters could save your life.
"The biggest issue that we as first responders run into is that people fail to plan. Then things that could have been simple issues become big problems," said Scott Buchle, program manager for Penn State Health Life Lion EMS. The emergency service operates throughout south central Pennsylvania.
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says.
"Meeting physical activity guidelines by walking for as little as 30 minutes most days of the week has a substantial benefit, and higher physical activity is associated with even lower risks," said study lead author Scott Lear.
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- About 95 percent of Americans take some action to prevent cancer, according to a new survey.
Three-quarters of respondents said they don't smoke; 74 percent limit their alcohol consumption; 72 percent stick to a healthy diet; and 90 percent are aware of their family's cancer history, the survey found.
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report.
The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group practiced Tibetan yoga at least twice a week, another group did a simple stretching program, and the third group received usual care (the "control" group).
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- You've probably heard that you need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. But a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that a mix of different types of exercise brings better results than simply adding more quantity.
That's important if you spend hours at the gym, but focus solely on strength training or pounding the treadmill.
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Sen. John McCain dealt a body blow to the latest effort to replace Obamacare on Friday by announcing that he can't vote for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill as it stands.
"I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," McCain (R-Ariz.) said in a statement. "Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it."