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Cardiovascular Disease / Evidence / Health

The Vitamin D-Bate

On the surface, it sounds dramatic. Low Vitamin D causes death. At least, that’s how the headlines would read if this were a criminal investigation. Hundreds of studies to date have published an inverse association between Vitamin D and the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes: the lower the Vitamin D level, the higher the … Continue reading

Cardiovascular Disease / Evidence / running

Of Research and Writing

Just a quick post to advertise a research study going on in our lab at Hartford Hospital: Seeking Active Adults Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs for a Research Study Hartford Hospital researchers are recruiting men and women over age 40 who train in endurance activities (running, swimming, cycling) at least 5 hours per week and take cholesterol-lowering … Continue reading

Exercise / running

Your Questions Answered on Training and Injury

In case something dramatic happened in your life and you missed it… Here are a couple of questions and answers from today’s Ask The Expert session I conducted with Hartford Marathon Foundation. The topic was training, with a focus on increasing mileage, planning for longer spring and summer races, and avoiding injury. Q: My sesamoid bone in my foot is … Continue reading

Evidence / Exercise / running

Ask the Expert: Twitter Q & A on Spring Training and Summer Racing

Spring ahead and don’t fall back! Here’s an exciting opportunity to leave your winter blues behind and set up a spring and summer training and racing plan. Join Hartford Marathon Foundation (@RunHMF) and me (Dr. Beth Taylor @BParkerTalk) in a Question and Answer Twitter session on training and racing this Friday (4/11  from 1-2 pm EST).  The forum is designed to … Continue reading

Behavior / Health / Policy

Healthy People 2020: How Are We Doing?

Healthy People is a set of recurring 10 year objectives, established by the U.S. government, to set goals and track performance on over 1200 objectives in 42 public health areas. The overall goal? To improve the nation’s health, both by setting incremental objectives and monitoring research-based information over each 10 year period. There are 26 Leading Health … Continue reading

Exercise / running

Twitter Says Ask the Expert: Nutrition, Exercise and You

Do you have questions about sports nutrition, running, eating and training? Hartford Hospital and Hartford Marathon Foundation will host another “Ask the Expert” Twitter forum on Friday, March 28, 1-2 pm. The Expert is Rachel Baker, who is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.  She is a fitness enthusiast and has completed … Continue reading