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Parkinson's patients use boxing to manage disease

Valor Martial Arts on South Woodlawn offers a class for people suffering from Parkinson's disease to help them manage some of the symptoms they suffer. Research has shown that the exercises associated with boxing can be beneficial to someone with Parkinson's. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

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Women must protect their health when working long hours

Mia Hamm dominated women’s soccer between 1987 and 2004. Then in 2007 she had twin girls, and in 2012, a son. “Life off the field has been just as demanding and hectic as training for the Olympics or world titles,” she’s confessed. Mia is lucky she didn’t have to juggle both at the same time. Turns out that the one-two combination of kids and work can take a serious toll on women.

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Privacy is dicey for young adults on parents’ plans

The health law opened the door for millions of young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26. But there’s a downside to remaining on the family plan: Chances are that mom or dad, as policyholder, will get a notice from the insurer every time the grown-up kid gets medical care, a breach of privacy that many young people may find unwelcome.

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Compression helps squeeze away exercise-related aches

As society struggles to combat inactivity, weight gain and aging, it’s natural that summer weather reminds us to get moving. But even modest couch-to-5K dreams can be derailed by aches and pains. Most of us expect the hurt-so-good tension and tenderness that comes 24 to 48 hours after you’ve worked out a new muscle group, but anything that lasts longer than that should be addressed.

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Summer heat can pose challenges for people with diabetes

The summer heat and humidity can wreak havoc on the body’s cooling system. But for people with diabetes, it presents additional challenges. Research shows that when temperatures climb to 90-plus degrees, more people with diabetes end up in the emergency room and are hospitalized because of heat illness.

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Help your child avoid cheese molars

The WBA heavyweight title fight in June 1997 always will be referred to as “The Bite Fight”: It’s when Mike Tyson bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear. These days, kids are having a much tougher bite fight, as they develop so-called cheese molars – that is, permanent teeth with a pale-yellow color and a compromised enamel coating. Also known as molar incisor hypomineralization, or MIH, this condition causes teeth to chip and break, and it makes them very sensitive to hot and cold.

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Tips to prevent kids from getting car sick

Packing up the kids for a road trip can be difficult. Making sure they are stocked with things to keep them occupied can be a tough battle on its own. If car sickness, a common type of motion sickness, is thrown into the equation, road trips can be even more of a struggle.

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Parkinson's patients use boxing to manage disease

Valor Martial Arts on South Woodlawn offers a class for people suffering from Parkinson's disease to help them manage some of the symptoms they suffer. Research has shown that the exercises associated with boxing can be beneficial to someone with Parkinson's. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
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