‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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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 […]

Audio Beef up your protein knowledge

Nov 20, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve likely seen marketing for high-protein foods. It has become a popular label on everything from bread to ice cream. Athletes swear by protein shakes after a workout and various protein bars line grocery store aisles. But do you understand what protein is, its role in your body and […]

Audio New knees, hips don’t lead to increased activity, studies show

Nov 17, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost patients who have had total knee or hip replacements aren’t more physically active six months after surgery, even though they report less pain and a better quality of life, a recent review has found. Higher life expectancy and the growing recognition of the benefits of staying mobile at […]

Audio New dads are getting older in the United States

Nov 16, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMen in the U.S. are waiting longer than ever before becoming fathers, with the average new dad now nearly 31 years old. That’s more than three years older than a new dad was in the 1970s and tracks a similar trend among women, where the average age of first-time […]

Audio New moles present biggest threat for skin cancer

Nov 15, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFall is here and for many people in the United States, that means the end of the tanning season, time to put away your bathing suits and beach bags. It’s also a good time for people to take stock of their skin, specifically to look for any suspicious spots […]

Audio Questions raised about new treatment for low back pain

Nov 14, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you have chronic low back pain, you can count yourself as part of the in-crowd. Nearly 80 percent of us contend with it, especially as adults. There are a number of ways to address the pain, and one of the newer methods involves a class of drugs known […]

Audio Delivering fat-shrinking drug through a tiny patch

Nov 13, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat if a medicated skin patch could dissolve those pesky love handles? Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina believe that nanotechnology may one day be the answer. Using a small patch that delivered a fat-shrinking drug via microneedles, the team said that, in […]

Audio Study looks at possible connection between marijuana and kidney function

Nov 10, 2017 • By Kathleen Frost

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStudy looks at possible connection between marijuana and kidney function Marijuana use throughout the United States is spreading rapidly, and the world of science is taking notice. In the first study of its kind, researchers examined the relationship between marijuana and kidney function in healthy young adults. Previous studies […]

Audio Bowling, dancing and other activities may extend life

Nov 9, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPlaying a few rounds of golf, bowling, dancing or enjoying any of a number of leisure-time activities later in life may help you live longer. That’s the message in a recent study by a University of Florida scientist and researchers from across the nation. It found that older women […]

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