‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Almonds beat bad cholesterol, boost the good stuff

Dec 4, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s been fairly well-established that almonds are good for your heart health, particularly when it comes to lowering levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol. But not as much is known about how the tasty nuts affect HDL, the good cholesterol. Turns out, almonds not only increase the levels of […]

Audio If you drop food, don’t eat it

Dec 1, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSome scientists are calling a timeout on the five-second rule. The popular notion that says it’s OK to eat food that is picked up from the floor within five seconds is substantially oversimplified, Rutgers University researchers have found. The bottom line: Bacteria will transfer to food no matter how […]

Audio Work stress leads to overeating, researchers say

Nov 30, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWork stress might cost you some sleep — and also expand your waistline. Researchers call it “eating your feelings.” A recent study that included two University of Florida researchers found that workplace stress causes employees to more frequently take their woes to the fridge at night for some unhealthy […]

Audio Standing at work hikes risk of heart disease

Nov 29, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWill you be healthier if you stand all day at work rather than sit? After all, look at all those folks with standing desks. Standing has got to be good for the body, right? Canadian researchers, however, have thrown a monkey wrench into that notion, at least when it […]

Audio Think expensive wine tastes better? Your brain is playing a trick on you.

Nov 28, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou have two glasses of wine. You’re told one glass is from a $40 bottle and the other from a $10 bottle. Which would you think tastes better? If you think the glass from the $40 bottle, you’re likely right. Research suggests that in a taste test people will […]

Audio For long-term weight loss, embrace the bathroom scale

Nov 27, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe scale can be a powerful motivator for weight loss — and not just for the number it shows. Researchers have found that women who make stepping on the scale a part of their daily routine are less likely to gain weight. Women who weighed themselves at least once […]

Audio It’s never too late to take a stroll

Nov 24, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLet’s say you’ve been a slug much of your life and have never enjoyed exercise, not so much as a stroll around the block. Now that you’ve reached your golden years, why bother? The damage to your health is done, right? Not so fast — it’s never too late […]

Audio Parents, leave the playground slides to the kids

Nov 23, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat could be more wholesome than the sight of a parent scooching down a playground slide while holding a giggling toddler in their lap? It’s all fun and games until someone gets seriously hurt.Think that’s an overstatement? New research found 352-thousand children less than 6 years of age were […]

Audio Reap the health benefits of reading

Nov 22, 2017 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBook lovers, rejoice! Science suggests you may live longer. Yale University researchers have found that people who read books may live two years longer than those who don’t. The researchers aren’t sure why or how, but it’s not the first time science has shown reading is associated with good […]

Audio Some jobs bring increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Nov 21, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re a bricklayer or concrete worker, your job might be making you sick. A study of men in those fields showed they have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis through exposure to noxious airborne particles. The odds of developing the blood-borne protein antibodies associated with rheumatoid arthritis […]

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