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Two New Health Benefits of Water

Dr.Kristie LeongWhen the summer sun creates a powerful thirst, many people reach for a sports drink, soft drink, or a cup of fruit juice to replace lost fluids. Maybe they should reach for a glass of water instead. A recent study highlighted some new...
by study case healthy on Jul 17, 2010

Do Topical Vitamins Improve Aging Skin?

Dr.Kristie LeongMore companies are adding vitamins to their skin care products – on the premise that they have anti-aging benefits. Consumers are buying into this promise too, by purchasing these “vitamin enhanced” skin creams and lotions in re...
by study case healthy on Jul 16, 2010

Is Bike Riding Good for Weight Loss?

By Dr.Kristie LeongNot everyone enjoys the same type of exercise – and the key to sticking with an exercise program is finding an activity you love. For some people, taking a brisk outdoor walk is a way to see the landscape while burning calories.
by study case healthy on Jul 14, 2010

Does a One Day a Week Workout Work?

By Dr Kristie LeongOne of the most common reasons people give for not working out is lack of time. What if you can only fit in a workout once a week, say on the weekends – but you still want to build strength and lean body mass? Does a one day a we...
by study case healthy on Jul 10, 2010

Is It Safe to Live Near a Cell Phone Tower When Pregnant?

By Dr Kristie Leong M.D.Is it safe to live near a cell phone tower when you’re pregnant? There’s been concern about cell tower health risks for awhile now – and for good reason. Some small studies show that living near a cell phone tower could...
by study case healthy on Jul 6, 2010

Warning! Some Protein Shakes Are Contaminated With Heavy Metals

By Dr.Kristie LeongWhen you pop the top off a body building protein shake you don’t expect it to be contaminated with heavy metals – but don’t be too sure. When Consumer Reports magazine did an analysis recently of popular protein shakes that b...
by study case healthy on Jul 3, 2010

Does Depression Cause Weight Gain?

By Dr.Kristie Leong M.DAdding a few unexpected pounds can make a person feel a little down, but what about the opposite scenario? Can feeling down make it more difficult to fight the battle of the bulge? Mood and eating habits are closely associated...
by study case healthy on Jun 30, 2010

Five Habits That Help Stroke Survivors Live Longer

  By Dr.Kristie LeongImage Credit:Glitzy queen00 Having a stroke is a life changing experience for most people and among those who survive a stroke there’s always the fear of a stroke recurrence. In a study published in the journal Stroke, researc...
by study case healthy on Jun 27, 2010

What Does It Mean if You Have White Fingernail Lines?

Dr.Kristie Leong M.D.Image Credit: Keitei Does your doctor take a close look at your fingernails during a physical exam? This is a good practice since changes in nail appearance can be an early sign of health problems. If you look closely at your fin...
by study case healthy on Jun 25, 2010

Black Tea for Weight Loss?

By Dr Kristie Leong M.D.Image Credit: Wikimol When it comes to the health benefits of black vs. green tea, green tea usually takes center stage, while black tea gets pushed to the back burner. But, poor old black tea may soon get the attention it des...
by study case healthy on Jun 23, 2010

Do Isometric Exercises Build Muscle?

Dr.Kristie LeongYou’re probably most familiar with isotonic exercises – exercises that involve moving muscles against resistance. Weight lifters do this type of exercise all the time at the gym when they lift weights. But, there’s another type...
by study case healthy on Jun 19, 2010

Resistance Exercise Improves Brain Health?

By Dr.Kristie LeongImage Credit: MysidA resistance workout may be just what the doctor ordered for brain health. According to new research from the American College of Sports Medicine, doing a resistance workout regularly may improve brain function -...
by study case healthy on Jun 17, 2010

Are Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors Accurate?

Dr.Kristie LeongIf you have high blood pressure, monitoring your blood pressure at home makes a lot of sense. With home blood pressure monitoring you get a better idea of how your blood pressures change throughout the day – rather than depending on...
by study case healthy on Jun 15, 2010

Should Children With Hypertension Participate in Sports?

By Dr.Kristie LeongImage Credit:Mikael HäggströmMost people think of hypertension as being an adult’s disease, but children get it too. Only about three percent of kids have high blood pressure, but studies show that the number is on the rise - d...
by study case healthy on Jun 14, 2010

Shark Cartilage for Treatment of Cancer?

By Dr.Kristie Leong M.D.Image Credit: Zac WolfA popular book entitled Sharks Don’t Get Cancer first popularized the use of shark cartilage as an alternative treatment for cancer. Although taking shark cartilage to treat cancer has always been unpro...
by study case healthy on Jun 10, 2010

Is Niacin Associated With a Higher Risk of Obesity?

By Dr.Kristie Leong MDImage Source :NIH Niacin Deficiency Patient with PellagraCan too much niacin increase the risk of obesity in children? According to a new study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, too much niacin may not be a goo...
by study case healthy on May 30, 2010

Can Overtime Work Shorten Your Life Span?

By Dr.Kristie LeongWorking overtime at work? It may not be good for your health. According to a new study published in the European Heart Journal, logging too many overtime working hours could land you in the cardiologist’s office. Too Much Overtim...
by study case healthy on May 22, 2010

Should You Exercise at Night?

By Dr.Kristie LeongFor most people exercising first thing in the morning works best – to get it out of the way and ensure that it gets done. Unfortunately, sunrise workouts don’t work for everyone. Not surprisingly, some people have a hard time g...
by study case healthy on May 15, 2010

Simple Ways to Increase Insulin Sensitivity

By Dr.Kristie LeongImage Credit:Jakob SuckaleA significant number of people are resistant to the insulin their body makes. Insulin is important for transporting glucose into cells so it can be used for energy production or for storage in the cells un...
by study case healthy on May 2, 2010

Can Magnesium Increase Exercise Endurance?

By Dr.Kristie Leong M.DWhether you’re an athlete or a fitness buff, endurance is important. When you have good endurance you can run longer and further without becoming fatigued – and the effect carries over into your everyday life. When your end...
by study case healthy on Apr 25, 2010
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