Take Care: All About Your Health (September 2012)

Active video gaming could help couch potato kids, study finds

Kids playing some active video games actually are getting some exercise benefit, a British study has found.


Warning signs of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects as many as 5 million people in the U.S. This week — which includes World Alzheimer’s Day on Sept. 21 — may be as good a time as any to take a minute and look at Alzheimer’s warning signs.

It’s typically a disease of older adults, but it can strike younger people too.


Cost of family health coverage up 4 percent this year

The cost of health insurance through employers continued to rise this year — 3 percent for single employee coverage and 4 percent for those on family coverage — according to the a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust.

Employers were surveyed January through May for this year's annual Employer Health Benefits survey.


Pain-killers raise risks for heart attack survivors

People who have had a heart attack face serious health risks if they take common pain-killers such as ibuprofen, a new study warns.


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