Health

DOCTOR'S ORDERS

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.

$60K

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

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