‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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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 […]

Audio Chair yoga can be an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis

Apr 7, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOsteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, affects more than a third of adults above the age of 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease often causes pain in the hips, knees, ankles and feet. Treatment typically includes a combination of physical therapy and […]

Audio Health benefits of the birth control pill

Apr 6, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDid you know the birth control pill does more for women than just preventing pregnancy? More than 1.5 million women in the United States are on “The Pill” for reasons other than contraception, according to a survey from the Guttmacher Institute. The most common birth control pills contain estrogen […]

Audio Acupuncture for babies: a potential colic cure?

Apr 5, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadColic may be one of the most trying challenges parents of an infant can face. The incessant crying and screaming, the agony of seeing your child in pain, the frustration of not being able to make them feel better. Acupuncture has long been used to reduce stress and pain […]

Audio Debunking myths about organ donors

Apr 4, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNearly 120,000 people in the United States need a lifesaving organ transplant, and 22 people die every day while waiting for a donor organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. April, which is National Donate Life Month, is a good time to consider registering as […]

Audio Preventing sports-related eye injuries

Apr 3, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you have kids who play sports like basketball, soccer and baseball, did you know these sports have a high risk of eye injury? April is Sports Eye Safety Month, which is a great time to discuss preventing eye injuries. According to the National Eye Institute, they are the […]

Audio Yo-yo dieting can take a toll on heart health

Mar 31, 2017 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith swimsuit season approaching, many people may be tempted to crash diet to fit certain body image ideals, only to gain the weight back later. And a vicious cycle rolls on. Researchers say nearly 55 percent of women in the U.S. admit to having done this so-called yo-yo dieting, […]

Audio An hour of yoga a day keeps high blood pressure at bay

Mar 30, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMore than 75 million American adults are dealing with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High blood pressure can result in an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, one in three Americans have prehypertension, defined by a […]

Audio Undercooked chicken linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome

Mar 29, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEating undercooked chicken is extremely dangerous and can cause infections such as salmonella poisoning. Now new evidence shows that a common bacterium found in pink poultry can also cause Guillain-Barre [GHEE-on ba-RAY] syndrome. In this disorder, the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Early symptoms […]

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