RISKS OF A LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER
Marathoners may have better cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure than sedentary folks, but a 10-year study found that long-distance runners are also more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a heart-rhythm disorder.
Pudginess is no longer a plague of just the poor. Obesity is growing fastest among Americans who make $60,000 or more.
THE "POT OF GOLD" EFFECT
A review of 71 studies in Psychosomatics finds long-term symptoms of concussion tend to persist when patients are involved in a lawsuit. Most improve after their cases are settled.
--By David Bjerklie
THE FRESHMAN-FLU BLUES...