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Information on the latest research and studies, better-health tips, and advice for children's and seniors' health from GateHouse News Service. Know what the \x34study of the week\x34 means for your health and that of your family, and get plenty of ...
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Information on the latest research and studies, better-health tips, and advice for children's and seniors' health from GateHouse News Service. Know what the \x34study of the week\x34 means for your health and that of your family, and get plenty of fodder to ask your doctor about.
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Nov. 8, 2013 11:23 a.m.


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15: Runner’s knee happens from overuse when the cartilage on the kneecap wears down from vigorous workouts, with pain typically behind or around the kneecap. If possible, keep to running 15 miles total per week, as more mileage can be excessive on the body and cause injuries.


— Life Fitness


Senior Health


Strength exercises build muscles. When you have strong muscles, you can get up from a chair by yourself and lift your grandchildren. Keeping your muscles in shape helps prevent falls that cause problems like broken hips.


— National Institute on Aging


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Some 7,500 children are hospitalized yearly for gunshot wounds, and 500 of them die, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics as reported by CNN Health. There also was a "significant association" between the percentage of kids' gunshot wounds occurring in homes and households containing firearms.

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