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  • Audio Federal tax on junk food is feasible, study finds

    Apr 20, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour potato chips, Cheetos and Mountain Dew might someday come with something extra — a federal junk food tax. Slapping a federal excise tax on foods that meet certain nutritional or category criteria is both legal and feasible, researchers at two universities have found. An excise tax is a […]

  • Apr 20, 2018

    If you or anyone in your family are considering a career in veterinary medicine, there’s a lot that you should know. The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work, but a career in veterinary medicine can be very rewarding. On this show, Dr. Juan Samper, associate dean of academic and student affairs, joins […]

  • Audio Smartphone app targets obesity prevention based on users’ eating habits

    Apr 19, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA smartphone app that targets eating habits and lifestyle could help you fend off overeating during times of stress and exhaustion. So says a study by a team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Connecticut, who presented the results at the American Medical Informatics Association’s annual symposium. […]

  • Audio Trendy nose rings can pose health risks

    Apr 18, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe ring once reserved for bulls’ nostrils has made its way onto celebrities Rhianna and Lady Gaga. Septum piercings, the hoop that goes in between a person’s nostrils, have become a trend. Like all trends, though, be wary before you take the plunge. Piercing this area takes skill. The […]

  • Audio Neighborhoods impact heart health

    Apr 17, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur neighborhoods, the original social networks, help define us. Among friends, family and strangers, they are a collection of shared experiences. Their markets and hospitals, their traffic and trees, their crime and pollution shape our lives. And our heart health. A new study says neighborhoods significantly impact residents’ incidence […]

  • Audio The connection between magnesium and sleep

    Apr 16, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you can’t sleep, you’re not alone. About 30 percent of American adults report having issues with insomnia, according to the American Sleep Association. A quick Google search for the phrase “trouble sleeping” yields nearly 7 million results. With quality sleep evading so many, we’re often searching for new […]

  • Apr 13, 2018

    Horse breeding is big business, and the key to any successful breeding program lies in health care of both mares and stallions. The science of equine reproduction, also known as theriogenology, has advanced enormously in the recent years, and maintaining genetic diversity is an important principal that equine reproduction veterinarians adhere to. Dr. Juan Samper, […]

  • Audio Secrets to long life revealed, at long last

    Apr 13, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWant to know what experts say are the two secrets to a long life? We’ll get to the answer soon enough. First, some background. It starts with a look at places where people live for a long, long time. Think 90s, 100s and even supercentenarians, or people who have […]

  • Audio Skipping breakfast may harm your heart

    Apr 12, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs a kid, did your mom warn you about skipping breakfast as you ran out the door for school? Turns out, mom was on to something. Skipping breakfast and hitting the road with only a coffee or juice may heighten the risk of your arteries getting clogged with plaque, […]

  • Audio The truth about cats, baby’s breath and other health-related myths

    Apr 11, 2018

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s hard these days to know if what you read or hear is true, especially when you’re surfing the internet. When it comes to health-related information, the stakes are high and it’s important to discern fact from fiction. With that in mind, the website Everyday Health has exploded 10 […]

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