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  • Audio Personal care products could alter body’s ‘microbiome’

    May 4, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSomething smells fishy in your underarm, and it’s not your sweat. Your antiperspirant may not only be killing sweat and odor, but the bacteria that cause it, according to a recent study by the National Institutes of Health. While that may be great for your significant other or officemates, […]

  • Audio Legal documents outlining end-of-life care

    May 3, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEnd-of-life care decisions are not easy. They get even harder when you have to make decisions for a loved one who did not express his or her wishes in advance. Some people become too sick to tell family members how much treatment they want, while others leave no instructions […]

  • Audio National political leaders have shorter life expectancy

    May 2, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRunning for office can be hazardous to your health. Excitement, power, stress and some very big decisions await the winners of the 2016 elections. And, as a recently published study shows, so does a shorter life expectancy. An analysis published in the medical journal BMJ found that presidents and […]

  • Audio Childhood asthma linked to pre-birth acetaminophen exposure

    May 2, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’ve ever had a fever, headache or back pain, you’ve probably taken acetaminophen. The widely used pain reliever and fever reducer is helpful for shaking off a pounding headache. But pregnant women, take note: A recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that taking acetaminophen […]

  • Audio Cats on diets: fearing the pushback

    May 1, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlthough many cat parents know that fat felines have a higher likelihood of developing health problems, some won’t start their chubby charges on a weight-loss program. The reason may surprise you. Their reluctance boils down to a fear of getting the cold shoulder. They worry that if they put […]

  • Audio Watch your hairy mouth

    May 1, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour dog may not give you the hairy eyeball, but have you ever gotten the hairy mouth? If so, your dog’s teeth could be at risk. What we’re talking about here is a dog’s own hair that can get wedged under the gums during self-grooming. Especially with short-haired breeds, […]

  • Audio A visual payback

    May 1, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s that time of year again — when veterinary ophthalmologists give back by offering free eye exams to service animals. For over nine years, the National Service Animal Eye Exam event has provided eye screenings to eligible service animals in the following categories: guide, hearing assistance, drug detection, police/military, […]

  • Audio Smoothing rough edges during the golden years

    May 1, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt can be tough watching your pooch age, especially if the process includes changes in personality. In some cases, dogs who’ve been easy-going since birth become hostile almost overnight. And as stressful as it is for you, it’s just as bewildering to your dog. Big mood swings often have […]

  • Audio Taking a lashing and fighting back

    May 1, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne of the things we adore about dogs is their bright-eyed zest for each new day, so we do our best to protect them as they leap through life. So who expects an eyelash to gum up the works? There’s actually a slew of eyelash-related issues than can be […]

  • Audio More than hair

    May 1, 2016

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you have a cat companion, you know a thing or two about hairballs. But you may not be aware that this normal activity can cross the line into problematic. Cats are the quintessential groomers, and their rough tongues are great at removing loose hair. Most of that hair […]

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