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Michael Gendy of King, N.C., continues to exercise after participating in a Wake Forest School of Medicine study that found aerobic activity may lower a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's.  [Cagney Gentry | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center via AP]

Exercise found to be good for the brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON — Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's. The effects were modest, but a series of studies reported Thursday found vigorous workouts by people …

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  1. New therapy attacks allergies from the source

    Health

    SARASOTA — Lily Scalabrin knows a single peanut could send her to the hospital.

    Registered nurse Maggie Moffett watches as Lily Scalabrin, 10, of Tampa takes a mixture of peanut powder and applesauce in the office of Dr. Hugh Windom, a Sarasota allergist.
  2. In Tampa Bay, this is what child poverty looks like

    Health

    Nearly 1 million Florida children were living in poverty in 2013.

    Kimberly Shephard of Clearwater has two children at home, Adrienne, 14, left, and Ty, 11, right, and she often cares for her grandson Denzel Pulliam, 2. Despite a full-time job, she still struggles to cover her monthly bills and has to seek outside support.
  3. Enjoy seafood's health, flavor benefits with Grilled Tuna Panzanella

    Health

    We all know we should eat more fish. We all know it's good for us. What we don't always know is a great way to make eating fish feel new and exciting. Because how many times can you get excited about baked fish?

    Grilled tuna panzanella offers a creative way to eat the lean protein.
  4. Try roasting antioxidant- and vitamin-rich radicchio

    Health

    At its recent annual meeting, the American Diabetes Association estimated that more than 85 million Americans have prediabetes, and that without medical reimbursement for nutrition education, most of them will develop Type 2 diabetes.

    Special to the Times. Consider roasting radicchio, a unique red vegetable with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
  5. Fab 50 for Women on the Run takes members from couch to race course

    Health

    Barbara Hawkins knew she had to make a change in order to enjoy an active, healthy retirement. The 58-year-old elementary school assistant principal plans to retire in 2016 and has watched her parents, siblings and extended family members struggle for years with weight problems, cancer, bad knees and hips, an unhealthy …

    Pamela Paul made announcements at Taylor Park before the Fab 50 Women on the Run, trained on the Pinellas Trail on Saturday July 11th, in Largo.  Pamela Paul started the Fab 50 Women on the Run recreational running group in 2011 so she would have training partners, since then she’s trained more than 300 women.
  6. Mayo Clinic Q&A: celiac disease, teeth whitening, TIA

    Medicine

    CELIAC SYMPTOMS CAN BE VARIED

    My blood test for celiac disease came back negative, but I'm still having symptoms. Is it possible that I still could have it? What should my next steps be?

    Beautiful young woman teeth. Isolated over  white background
  7. As death nears, chemotherapy may do more harm than good

    Health

    It's been documented that many terminal cancer patients don't benefit from chemotherapy and other types of treatments toward the end of their lives. Nonetheless, many, with their doctors, opt to continue treatment - faced with impossible choices, they hold on to hope that treatment might buy some time, or improve the …

  8. Ikea, a tipped-over dresser and a toddler's tragic death (w/video)

    Human Interest

    Curren Collas was just a toddler — silly and quick to smile, with a silky blond mop that swept sideways across his forehead in the style of a teenage pop star.

    Curren Collas was 2 when an Ikea dresser tipped over onto him in his room.
  9. Exercise found to be good for the brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

    Research

    WASHINGTON — Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's.

    Michael Gendy of King, N.C., continues to exercise after participating in a Wake Forest School of Medicine study that found aerobic activity may lower a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's.  [Cagney Gentry | Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center via AP]
  10. Weight-loss 'fails' aren't all about food

    Health

    Despite all the diets (including doctor-supervised programs), diet books, inexpensive gym memberships, innovative exercise equipment and other products for weight loss, weight management and fitness, there is a subset of people for whom none of these weight-loss treatments address the root of their problem.

    Lavinia Rodriguez