August 16, 2004 |
They're more than heart rate monitors. Now they have names like "personal fitness computer," and they're jammed with such features as altimeters, thermometers and the capability of downloading workout data into your cellphone. They can make your workouts more efficient, whether you're a serious runner, biker or hiker or a first-time power walker in need of some coaching.
August 10, 2009 |
"Royal Pains" USA Network, July 30 Episode: "The Honeymoon's Over" The premise Chuck Sutherland, a famous children's book illustrator, has been admitted to Hamptons Heritage, a hospital on Long Island, for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and a cardiac arrhythmia (in this case, atrial fibrillation, in which the collecting chambers of the heart quiver instead of pump). He is supposed to have surgery but, instead, signs out of the hospital "against medical advice" with prescriptions for the diuretic Lasix, which reduces blood volume, and a calcium channel blocker, which lowers blood pressure and heart rate.
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September 6, 1986 |
Jason Davey had been sleeping too much. Returning home from his job this summer at a McDonald's near his Santa Ana home, Jason, 16, would sleep all afternoon and into the next morning. Although he was born with a defect that reduced his heart rate to only 45 beats per minute, he played on Little League teams and had always kept up with his friends. In August, Jason underwent an Activitrax implant at St.
February 11, 2011 |
Fetal heart rate monitoring is a modern technology used in childbirth that has been highly debated. Some doctors feel the monitors, which measure the baby's heart rate during labor, provide valuable information. Others, including some studies, suggest electronic monitors are unnecessary and were adapted without concrete evidence that they're helpful. Research published Saturday comes down on the side of using monitors. Scientists examined data from the National Birth Cohort of more than 1.9 million U.S. births in which a single baby was delivered.
November 24, 2003 |
Stationary bikes have been a gym mainstay for nearly 50 years, outlasting many trendier rivals. These bikes are also the third-most popular choice for people buying aerobic equipment for home use. The equipment ranges in sophistication from economical training stands that let you use your own road or mountain bike to high-tech versions that may make you feel like a human lab rat. Here are some choices.
August 2, 2004 |
Even a single session of moderate exercise can improve heart health for at least a day, a new study suggests. It's no secret that frequent and intense exercise can improve heart function, but this is the first time scientists have tested the heart's response to a single, less intense bout of exercise. For this study, 11 healthy young men spent 60 minutes on an exercise bicycle, pedaling at a rate at which they could easily hold a conversation.
August 31, 2003 |
Barry Bonds looked up and pointed toward the sky, just as he does after every home run. But this was no ordinary homer. His heart told him so. Overwhelmed by emotion after connecting for a home run in his first game back after his father's death, Bonds later left the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday because of an accelerated heart rate. "It's tough. I lost my coach," Bonds said. His father, Bobby, died Aug.
February 27, 2006 |
Are you wasting precious gym time? Perhaps even courting injury? Here is some of the dumbest, most counterproductive or dangerous stuff people have been spotted doing on the gym floor. * Failing at the core: Failing to engage the core -- essentially, the muscles in and around your belly -- is "probably the biggest mistake most exercisers make," says Jason Carden, fitness director at Washington, D.C.'s Thomas Circle Sport Club.