ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
Study Examines How Rheumatoid Arthritis Destroys Bone
CANCER
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
CAREGIVING
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help 'Preemie' Girls' Brains
Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
Diabetes Epidemic Now Poses Challenges for Nursing Homes
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
COSMETIC
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
Holistic Dentistry-My View
DIABETES
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Holiday Eating
Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression
The Food Irradiation Story
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
EYE CARE, VISION
Impotence Drugs Don't Harm Vision: Study
Cases of Age-Related Farsightedness to Soar
Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly
FITNESS
Weak Muscles May Cause 'Runner's Knee'
Exercise 30 Minutes a Day? Who Knew!
School Phys. Ed. Injuries Up 150 Percent
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
Uncover Why Turmeric Helps You Heal
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Tune Up Your Health With Music
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
Teens Lose More Weight Using Healthy Strategies
School Meals Need to Get Healthier
MEN'S HEALTH
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
MENTAL HEALTH
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
SENIORS
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Protein Deposits May Show Up Before Memory Problems Occur, Study Says
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
Lifting Weights Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
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Simple Steps Get Walkers Moving

(HealthDay News) -- Simple measures such as starting a walking group or creating pedestrian-friendly routes can encourage people to walk more, a new study has found.

At a multicultural housing site in Seattle, researchers implemented and evaluated several interventions meant to increase residents' walking, including sponsoring walking groups, improving walking routes, offering information about walking options and advocating for pedestrian safety.

After the measures were implemented, self-reported walking among walking group members increased from 65 minutes to 108 minutes a day, according to the study published online Nov. 4 in the American Journal of Public Health.

"The built environment influences opportunities for physical activity through access to trails, parks, recreation centers and walkable streets, as does the social environment, such as having opportunities to walk with others," the researchers wrote.

Community design should take into account ways to encourage walking, the study authors noted, and interventions to change people's behavioral habits need to be considered.