Here's more evidence that you're probably sitting at your desk too much. According to new guidelines from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, office workers should stand for at least two hours during the day to counteract the effect of all that sitting. Learn more
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Obesity can lead to a host of health problems. Now, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have added another potential consequence--a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can help cause blood clots, stroke and heart failure. Learn more
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An article titled "Pop Goes the Café Coronary" in the June issue of Emergency Medicine magazine describes a procedure which the author, a Cincinnati doctor named Henry Heimlich, claims can save people choking on food. The story gets picked up by a nationally syndicated medical writer, and a few weeks later, a retired restaurateur who had read about the technique just the night before saves a neighbor choking on a piece of chicken. Get the full story.