Lee's Ferry to Diamond Creek (audio) updated 2011

This audio podcast provides valuable information from Grand Canyon National Park for boaters running from Lee's Ferry to Diamond Creek. Topics include: water temperature, low impact camping, personal hygiene and river illness, setting up the kitchen, food and hydration, accidents, wildlife, location restrictions, and day use areas. http://www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/river_audiocasts.htm

Keep a Running Journal

The best way to know where you're going with your training is to see where you've been. Keeping a personal journal of your runs helps you track your progress, avoid past pitfalls and even inspire you to new accomplishments. Your journal can be as simple as a few dashed notes of the distance and time you ran each day, or more detailed with lengthier entries about your route, the way you feel, and the stuff you thought about on the run.

Lack of Vitamin D Boosts Death Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News)—Inadequate vitamin D could increase your risk of death by 26 percent, a new study concludes.

Yet many people are not getting enough vitamin D, which the skin makes naturally when exposed to sunlight. A nationwide survey found that 41 percent of men and 53 percent of women in the United States were not getting enough of this vital nutrient.

Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising

THURSDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) — Women with metastatic breast cancer who developed an immune response to an investigational vaccine lived twice as long as those who didn't have an immune response, new research shows.

"If you were an immune responder, you had double the survival of a non-responder," said study author Dr. Susan Domchek, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Education, Income Affect Heart Attack Survival Rates

WEDNESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) — Being well-off and well-educated may improve your chances of surviving a heart attack, according to new report.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, studying medical records of heart attack patients from its home base of Olmsted County, Minn., report that those with lower incomes and less education were more likely to die after the attack than their more affluent, educated counterparts.