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THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 26 - NO. 2 - FEBRUARY 98


  • Golfers who smoke cigars on the golf course should avoid placing their cigars on the ground while taking a swing, says Purdue University agronomist Clark Throssell, PhD, in a press release about how golfers can reduce their exposure to turf chemicals. He notes that there are several cigar-holders on the market that are for use by golfers. Throssell's other tips for minimizing contact with golf course chemicals:
    • Find out when your golf course applies chemicals, and don't play on those days;
    • Wash your hands and forearms after a round;
    • Wear long pants, weather permitting; and
    • Don't play golf barefoot.

  • African-American women who have hypertension and insulin resistance can see improvements in their glucose levels after just 7 days of a physical activity program, according to a report by researchers headed by Michael Brown, PhD, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The report appeared in the December 1997 issue of Hypertension. The 12 women in the study walked or rode a stationary bike.


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