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  • Audio With parents’ help, babies can learn to sleep like a baby

    Apr 23, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Getting a baby to sleep through the night is a far cry from easy. And on the battlefield of parenting, fewer lines are drawn as fiercely as the one between those who believe in responding instantly to an infant’s cries and those who advocate allowing a baby to […]

  • Audio Practicing mindfulness improves physical and mental health

    Apr 22, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Living in the moment” isn’t just one philosophy of life. Putting that edict into practice can help ease pain and other symptoms in people with certain physical and mental health problems. According to a study recently reported in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, patients who practice what are […]

  • Audio Shingles under 40 could cause stroke later

    Apr 21, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download After you’ve dealt with chickenpox as a kid, you’re done with it forever, right? Wrong. For some folks, the virus that causes chickenpox can re-emerge later and cause shingles, a painful rash that can lead to serious complications if left untreated. The illness could also cause other problems […]

  • Audio Staying safe on foot

    Apr 18, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ever watched a pack of kids at the park? Then you will have observed one thing about the smaller set. They really like to run. They chase each other across the soccer field. They bound down the hallway after the family pooch. They scamper across the playground. They […]

  • Audio Total smoking bans linked to more quitting smoking

    Apr 17, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download There’s nothing pretty about smoking cigarettes. For decades studies have linked the habit to a host of conditions, from cardiovascular disease to cancer to low birth weight. Even for those who don’t partake, secondhand smoke is almost just as dangerous … and there is evidence now that toxic […]

  • Audio Office air could make you sick

    Apr 16, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download You’ve probably heard the news about the link between job stress and heart disease and how too much sitting can increase your risk of death. Some bosses can be a real pain, and then there are toxic coworkers and hostile work environments. But what if your actual work […]

  • Audio Diagnosis by laser

    Apr 15, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s something even the Jetsons couldn’t predict: Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a laser that can diagnose diseases. Researchers say the laser could potentially detect trace gases in exhaled breath in a surgery room. For example, people with diabetes exhale tiny amounts of acetone, which […]

  • Audio Juggling, running and robots

    Apr 14, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download What do juggling and running have in common? Both use repetitive motion. But when a person juggles, his or her feet are usually fairly stationary — which is why researchers at Johns Hopkins University are using juggling to study the way a person moves in a repetitive way. […]

  • Audio LIVE: Getting into Veterinary School

    Apr 12, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thinking of applying to veterinary school? The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but the rewards of a career in veterinary medicine can be great. The study of veterinary medicine can lead not only to clinical practice, but also to work in public […]

  • Audio Cobalt, Dr. House, and poisoned beer

    Apr 11, 2014

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download The patient presents with severe heart failure. The left ventricle of his heart is only pumping out about 25 percent of the blood within it, compared to the healthy 55 to 70 percent. He has nearly 20 times the amount of a certain peptide used to measure heart […]

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