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This Week in Health: The Risk of Running Marathons  

Marathon-running is a popular pastime, but new research released this week found that it's particularly stressful for one part of the body. We also learned that if you want to mix-up your workouts, you may want to consider kickboxing. Here's what else caught our attention in health news this week.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Besides increasing heart damage due to scarring from excess training for a marathon as well as joint problems, the exercise-induced  inflammation from marathon running also seems to increase kidney damage that may also lead to scar formation in that organ.

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