‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Can coffee stave off prostate cancer?

Jul 13, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor many of us, a cup of coffee is part of a morning ritual to shake off sleepiness or as a pick-me-up during a late-afternoon slump. But can it help decrease a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer? A study conducted by a group of Italian researchers suggests that […]

Audio At-home genetic tests gain FDA approval

Jul 12, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFirst came smartphones, then smart TVs, smart cars and even smart refrigerators. With tablets and watches joining cell phones as communication tools, it’s easy to be connected 24/7. The digital age just keeps getting more amazing. Health care is no exception. In what may be an indication of things […]

Audio When it comes to kids’ health, grandma may not know best

Jul 11, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGrandparents often play a vital role in their grandchildren’s lives. But according to new research, having been a parent doesn’t necessarily make them experts when it comes to children’s health issues. A study by the Northwell Health network in New York showed certain parenting practices have evolved since the […]

Audio The lowdown on gluten

Jul 10, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGluten-free is a term you’ve likely heard but may not fully understand. Gluten-free foods are rampant in grocery stores and on restaurant menus. But what does the term mean? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It damages the small intestine of people who have celiac […]

Audio Can a prescription for fresh food cure what ails you?

Jul 7, 2017 • By Melissa Blouin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA bad diet can bring with it a host of ills, including heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. Now a new kind of pharmacy operated by Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania is offering a different kind of prescription to help people with these conditions: It prescribes fresh food […]

Audio Study shows possible link between diet soda, risk of stroke, dementia

Jul 6, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSummertime is here, and Americans are reaching for something to beat the heat and quench their thirst. Years of warnings about possible negative health effects from sugary drinks have led millions to opt for diet sodas as a way to have a refreshing, cold drink without the guilt. But […]

Audio Patients with high cholesterol at a loss for what to do next

Jul 5, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOnce people are told by a health care provider they have high cholesterol, most seem to understand they need to manage their condition. But many are not at all sure how to do it. Also, there is a disconnect between people’s perceptions about cholesterol and the significant impact it […]

Audio Four ways to celebrate a healthy Fourth

Jul 4, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Independence Day is all about the four Fs: food, friends, family and, of course, fireworks. But for those who are watching their weight, a traditional Fourth of July barbecue can feel like amber waves of culinary temptation. Here are four ways you can celebrate America’s birthday while staying loyal to your health goals. First, fend […]

Audio Depression, cancer drugs may help treat those with brain injuries

Jul 3, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrain damage that occurs after a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, may one day be reduced when treated with a drug prescribed for cancer and another drug that treats depression and bipolar disorder, according to research published in Scientific Reports. Lithium is used to manage depression and bipolar disorder. […]

Audio Hand sanitizer misuse dangerous for kids

Jun 23, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHand sanitizer, a flu-season must-have for parents desperate to help their sniffle-prone children ward off sickness, can pose some dangers itself if it is misused. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted this growing problem in a recent report that said the most prevalent problem is children ingesting […]

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