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  • Audio Glass-half-full partners better for health

    Jul 25, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s been shown that being optimistic can be beneficial for your attitude … and your body. But did you ever think these positive vibes were contagious? Now, researchers are finding that even just having a partner who sees the glass as half full may be good for you, […]

  • Audio Exercise and older adults

    Jul 24, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download This news might make you jump out of your seat. A recent study found that for adults over age 60, every additional hour a day spent sitting is linked to a 50 percent greater risk of being disabled, regardless of how much moderate exercise a person may get. […]

  • Audio Fat’s chance

    Jul 23, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Forty years ago, heart disease became one of the greatest health concerns in the United States, and the culprit thought to be responsible was saturated fat. Found primarily in animal products such as meat and dairy, saturated fat was thought to raise a person’s LDL cholesterol — the […]

  • Audio Disinfection byproducts in pools

    Jul 22, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download People love to jump into swimming pools to get a little relief from the heat. Contrast that with a different way people relieve themselves, which involves modern plumbing and closed doors. But what happens when the public pool becomes a source of relief for the kidneys as well […]

  • Audio Errors at outpatient clinics

    Jul 21, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download You depend on your doctor to help you understand your health and identify medical problems that arise. While your physician probably does her best, no one is perfect. What happens when your doctor misses something or just plain gets it wrong? A new overview study by researchers from […]

  • Audio LIVE: Dealing with Itchy Pets

    Jul 19, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your pet is constantly “itchy” or prone to ear infections, you may be dealing with an allergy of some kind. Persistent scratching and itching can be hard on your pet, but also on you, sorting out the cause of the problem can be frustrating and may take […]

  • Audio Oil pulling: Ancient answer or old-school hoax?

    Jul 18, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download A 5,000-year-old Indian medical remedy is making news as a possible tool to improve a variety of ailments. Oil pulling is a technique where you swish a tablespoon of vegetable oil — like sunflower oil, sesame oil or coconut oil — in your mouth for about 10 to […]

  • Audio Music to someone else’s ears

    Jul 17, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download When picking songs for a playlist, you may choose bluegrass over big band, or death metal over dubstep — but the assumption that all of us enjoysome form of music was accepted as part of human nature. New research, however, may change our tune entirely. Researchers at the […]

  • Audio Morning sunlight exposure may shrink waistlines

    Jul 16, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Opening up your windows in the morning may do more than just light up the house and wake you up. A recent study suggests that exposure to morning sunlight may help shrink waistlines, too. Researchers at Northwestern University say the benefits of getting a little sunshine may extend […]

  • Audio Don’t mess around when it comes to thunder and lightning

    Jul 15, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Oh, the joys of summer. Campfires and s’mores, carefree days of bike riding for kids, trips to the beach and … lightning. Thunderstorms are more frequent in summer, making them the party pooper that can end all these fun summer activities by sending everyone inside. As much of […]

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