With the Philadelphia Marathon (and Half Marathon) this weekend, people who have spent months training for the races probably have one thing on their mind when crossing that long-awaited finish line: recovery. While there are many types of recovery, ranging from food to cryotherapy, there are two main forms of post-workout recovery that are easy to complete at home: cold and hot therapy. While "icing and elevating" or laying on a heating pad are probably already in your post-run repertoire, knowing which one is better can help you streamline your recovery after a big race.RELATED READ: Check out all the deals for Philadelphia Marathon runnersAccording to Runner’s World, ice therapies and baths are the best bet for runners — even though the effects can be minimal in the eyes of science. “At the end of the day, we’re trying to prepare our body for the next workout, and cold is another brick in rebuilding after recovery with sleep, diet, hydration, … [Read more...] about Philly marathon runners, this is the best post-race recovery method
Males working in construction have the highest suicide rates in the country, according to a recent analysis by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (iStock) Males working in construction have the highest suicide rates in the country, according to a recent analysis by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comparing the suicides of more than 22,000 people across 17 states in 2012 and 2015, researchers found males working in construction and extraction took their lives the most often, a rate of roughly 44 per 100,000 “civilian noninstitutionalized working persons” for construction workers and 53 per 100,000 for extraction workers. ADENOVIRUS OUTBREAK IN NEW JERSEY KILLS 11, OFFICIALS ORDER CENTER TO SEPARATE PATIENTS Men working in the arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media came in second — an increase of 47 percent during the years studied, according to the CDC. Installation, maintenance and repair … [Read more...] about Construction worker suicide rates are highest in the US, CDC study says
(CNN)Due to the wildfires raging in Northern California, San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento were the world's three "most polluted cities" on Friday morning, according to Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that aggregates data from air-quality monitoring sites. PurpleAir, which has a network of sensors around the world, also showed that California had worse air than traditional smog hotspots in India and China. CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller confirmed that "no region on Earth had as many air quality stations in the highest ranges" of particulate matter, or PM, the toxic mixture of particles and droplets that worsens after wildfires. Those values, he said, "stretched for hundreds of miles over Northern and Central California, from the mountains to the valleys and the coast." A ferry boat makes its way toward Alcatraz Island as the San Francisco skyline in is obscured by wildfire smoke and haze. Schools, colleges and public transit have closed as smoke from the Camp Fire … [Read more...] about California now has world’s ‘most polluted cities’ due to wildfires
Understanding why anyone kills himself is always complex, but even mental-health experts were puzzled when the CDC released its suicide data in June: Eighty-four percent of men who die by suicide have no known mental-health conditions. “People in general—and men in particular—try to hide having a mental-health problem,” says David A. Jobes, Ph.D., director of the Catholic University of America’s Suicide Prevention Lab. That’s part of the problem. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The suicide rate for men is about three and a half times that of women—probably because men are less likely to seek help or talk to one another when they’re in trouble, and because they’re more likely to own a gun than women and more likely to use one in a suicide attempt. (About 49 percent of suicide deaths in America are the result of using a firearm, and suicide risk is higher in homes where guns are not stored safely.)In its latest report, the … [Read more...] about The Male Suicide Rate Is Rising. This Job Has the Highest Risk.
close Video Virus kills 11th 'medically fragile' child at NJ facility Adenovirus outbreak claims its 10th victim at a pediatric care center in Wanaque, New Jersey. Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has stopped admitting new patients until the outbreak is over; Lauren Green reports. A viral outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric facility has killed another child, health officials confirmed Friday, bringing the total number of fatalities to eleven. In a news release posted to the department’s website, officials said the child died Thursday night at an unidentified New Jersey hospital. “The child had been a resident of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, and was among 34 adenovirus cases that have been associated with the current outbreak, including a total of 11 deaths,” the news release said. The announcement comes on the heels of one emergency room doctor claiming that two boys taken to the hospital were in … [Read more...] about Adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey kills 11, officials order center to separate patients