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More and More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

As a whole, the US has an obesity problem — but the good news is that more of us are getting up off the couch and talking a walk.

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World’s Oldest Living Man Turns 115 Years Old

On Thursday, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, the world’s oldest living man and the third oldest man in recorded history, celebrated his 115th birthday. Happy birthday, Jiroemon! (It’s anybody’s guess how they fit that many candles on a cake.)

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How Does Your County Rank in Overall Health?

This year’s County Health Rankings, which size up the relative health of people in more than 3,000 US counties, was released Tuesday. And although each county was only compared to others within the same state, there are some interesting and revealing general findings.

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The New Face of Eating Disorders — Boys and Men

People tend to think of anorexia and bulimia as female-only disorders, but a growing body of evidence suggests the psychological illnesses are now affecting boys and young men in alarming numbers as well.

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CDC: The U.S. Suicide Rate Continues to Rise

The U.S. suicide rate is the highest in 15 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

The report found the suicide rate has been on the rise since 2000, and hit its highest point in 2009.

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Narcissism Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Narcissists tend to be unpopular, for sure. And if researchers are to be believed, men with an overly-inflated sense of self could have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, too.

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Does Marriage Make Men Healthier?

“It makes even less sense when you realize that being single is bad for your health.”

My friend Kim made this statement during a heated group discussion about men and marriage a few weeks ago.

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Home Monitoring May Help Reduce Costs for Heart Failure

Heart disease needs to be closely tracked in order to avoid such hospitalizations, and home-monitoring interventions may be especially useful, UCLA researchers say.

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