Your Health: Apr. 2, 2001

GOOD NEWS

WALK ON BY It was a relief six years ago when health officials announced that engaging in 30 minutes of moderate exercise, like gardening, most days of the week could provide the same cardiovascular benefits as going for the burn. Well, it just got better. Researchers report that, in women at least, one hour a week of walking--even slowly--could cut the risk of heart disease in half. Suggestion: Don't make the ice cream parlor your destination.

WIRED Americans with an irregular heartbeat are used to the idea of a pacemaker implanted in the chest. Now researchers report that...

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