‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Reducing salt could be most cost-effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease

Apr 23, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHeart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 800,000 Americans annually. By 2030, experts predict that medical costs associated with cardiovascular disease could cost America nearly $1 billion a day. But a new global study published in The BMJ offers one simple solution — create government policies to […]

Audio New study finds eating lots of red meat linked to gut disorder in men

Apr 20, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAre you a red-meat-and-potatoes kind of guy? A nice cut of beef is OK in moderation, but a new study published in the journal Gut found that men who eat too much red meat can have a much higher risk of diverticulitis, or painful inflammation of the colon. Diverticulitis […]

Audio Early introduction may prevent peanut allergy

Apr 19, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadParents no longer need to fear peanuts. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently issued new health guidelines that encourage parents to introduce peanuts to their kids’ diets early to help them avoid peanut allergies. Peanut allergies affect about 2 percent of children and can be life-threatening. […]

Audio A one-hour nap a day may improve memory and thinking skills in older adults

Apr 18, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s no secret that as we age, we see a decline in our general cognitive function, our ability to remember, pay attention and reason. We can all empathize with that frustrating feeling when we misplace our keys or walk into a room and forget why we’re there. A study […]

Audio Diet and timing can affect cardiovascular health

Apr 17, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s no secret that you have to eat smart to help keep your heart healthy. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean meat and fish is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. But when — and how often — you eat […]

Audio Digesting the juice cleanse

Apr 14, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs the temperatures rise and days lengthen, we shed our layers. Coats go into closets, boots give way to sandals. Summertime is right around the corner. For some people, it’s the perfect time to shed pounds gained during the winter. These days, a popular strategy is a juice cleanse, […]

Audio Hunter-gatherers stay fit for life

Apr 13, 2017 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDoes your new year weight-loss plan include hunting on foot for your lunch instead of brown bagging it, or foraging for berries instead of hitting up the vending machine? If so, you’re in good company with the Hadza tribe of Northern Tasmania. Their daily step counts are off the […]

Audio Heartburn pills during pregnancy could lead to childhood asthma

Apr 12, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIntense heartburn prompted by progesterone, a hormone that relaxes muscles during pregnancy, can be a menacing condition for expectant mothers. Sometimes, the heartburn can lead to acid reflux and heartburn medication is often prescribed as a way to curb the pain and symptoms. When an expectant mother takes medications, […]

Audio When you receive your flu shot might matter more than you think

Apr 11, 2017 • By Alexis Bajalia

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy late July, pharmacies and health care providers usually begin advertising that influenza vaccinations are available. And each year, millions of Americans dutifully get flu shots, hoping to avoid pesky runny noses, body aches and sore throats. But when you receive your shot might affect the potency of the […]

Audio Recovery is possible for eating disorder patients

Apr 10, 2017 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnorexia and bulimia are diseases that can sneak up on someone slowly, but once they have their teeth in you, they are hard to shake. About 20 million girls and women and 10 million boys and men in the United States will be diagnosed at some point with an […]

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