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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
This is for all those people who are seriously ill and thinking they may never do what they love again. I was like that in 2010, recovering from back-to-back breast cancer and heart surgeries and the aftermath. I thought tennis, which is my athletic passion, was probably not going to be part of my future - if there was one. During my illnesses, tennis was a number of things to me: distraction, as my recovery efforts happened to be perfectly timed for watching the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open; incentive, because I couldn't wait to get back onto the court; and dream - would I ever make it back?
By Dr. Gabe Mirkin and Dr. Gabe Mirkin,Contributing Writer | March 3, 1992
When Sam teaches the students in his aerobics class, he works to get them in good-enough shape to exercise at their target heart rate -- intense enough to make them fit yet easy enough to help protect them from injury.To become fit, you need to increase your heart rate by more than 20 beats a minute above its rate at rest.Obviously, exercising at an intensity greater than that will cause an even greater improvement in heart function, but it could also increase your chance of injury. To be safe, your target heart rate should be 60 percent of your maximum heart rate.
By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 22, 1999
ELKRIDGE LANDING Middle School pupils jumped rope, shot baskets and swung Hula Hoops around their hips last week to raise money for the American Heart Association.Physical education teacher Carol Jones expected to raise about $4,000 through pledges for the school's Jump and Hoops for Heart events.Participation in the activities, held during physical education and health classes Thursday and Friday, was voluntary.Jones and her colleagues, Jeff Freimanis and Charles Stewart, organized the event to complement the physical education curriculum and help pupils reach their target heart rates and build endurance.
When I exercise, how can I tell whether I'm getting my heart beating fast enough to get the cardio benefits that experts recommend? Good question -- especially with federal health officials and fitness experts harping on Americans to get their hearts beating. Any fitness program should include strength training and cardiovascular exercise. It's the cardio workout that will get your heart beating and help you maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, which is essential to fighting heart disease.
By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1996
Manager Davey Johnson sat in his office outside the Orioles' clubhouse yesterday afternoon and joked with each passing player.Johnson's accelerated heartbeat, which kept him in the hospital on Thursday and forced him to miss a game, was back to normal.He traded barbs with Bill Ripken. Recently acquired reliever Terry Mathews left his first meeting with his new manager doubled over with laughter.Everything was fine, except for the doctor-ordered mandate of no more coffee or tobacco, two of Johnson's favorite vices.
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington, | March 19, 2009
Young African-Americans are 20 times as likely as whites to develop heart failure, according to a new study published today. The deadly illness strikes one in every 100 blacks under the age of 50. "We usually thought of heart failure as a disease of older people, but that's based on studies by mostly white participants," said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the study's lead author....
By COX NEWS SERVICE | August 14, 2005
CRAWFORD, Texas - Forget what President Bush told you on the campaign trail. When Mr. Compassionate Conservative is hammering away on Mountain Bike One, there is a noticeable lack of compassion, a decided dearth of conservatism. Bush rides his bike like he pursues his foreign policy: Once the decision is made and the course is set, there is no turning back, no second-guessing, no waiting for the less committed. "I like to be fit," Bush said yesterday after leading a small clutch of journalists and aides on the rigorous Tour de Ranch.
By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 2005
How long do the fatigue and "brain fog" last after general anesthesia for surgery? It depends - on your age, the specific drugs used, how long the surgery took and how healthy you were to start with. These days, most general anesthesia is short-acting, which means you wake up quickly and the drugs are mostly out of your system within a few hours, said Dr. Carl Rosow, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. But tiny amounts can linger for up to seven days - enough so that you may not feel completely normal, especially if you also have a drink or two. Moreover, if you are one of the unlucky 20 percent to 40 percent of patients who have nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia, that can add considerably to your recovery time because of dehydration and weakness from not eating, said Dr. John Ulatowski, director and chair of the department of anesthesia and critical care at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
When the first customers enter Under Armour's new Brand House in Harbor East Saturday morning, they'll have little choice but to think "Baltimore. " The shirts displayed at the front of the store promote Baltimore neighborhoods such as Fells Point and Canton and sport iconic symbols like Mr. Boh. Banners next to the main entrance honor NFL great Ray Lewis and the Ravens. Swimmer Michael Phelps adorns the side of the building facing the water. Inside, there are vintage-style shirts with crabs and others showing the outline of a Raven image with famous city streets and places spelled within.
By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 11, 2005
Seven years ago, Carol Weihrer, a flutist and office administrator, had her right eye removed. Weihrer had been living in pain from a severely scratched cornea for years and had already undergone 17 surgeries to try to fix it. Just before she was given general anesthesia, she remembers feeling relieved that her trauma would soon be over. Suddenly, she woke up hearing disco music and thinking, "I must be done." The next thing she said she heard was someone saying, " `Cut deeper. Pull harder.
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