‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Delivery by drone: Blood products take flight

Mar 6, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPerhaps you’ve heard of companies using drones to deliver packages to customers’ doorsteps. If that seems a bit futuristic, consider this: Scientists are testing the use of drones to deliver packages of blood to accident sites. A paramedic at the scene of a car accident with a serious injury […]

Audio Battling bladder blunders

Mar 3, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you find yourself constantly running to the bathroom? You’re not the only one. Over 25 million American adults, 80 percent of them women, have bladder-control problems, according to the National Association for Continence. More than half of those affected have not discussed their condition with their health care […]

Audio “Baby brain” is real and it helps new moms

Mar 2, 2017 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadForgetfulness, mood swings and foggy thinking. Moms call it “baby brain” — and a new study shows it may be a real thing. To gauge the effects of pregnancy and motherhood on the brain, researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Leiden University in the Netherlands studied the […]

Audio Don’t worry, be sociable

Mar 1, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf just the thought of social events makes you freeze, science may finally have a solution. New research shows that cognitive therapy can ease, or even erase, the symptoms of social anxiety. Social anxiety disorder makes it hard for some people to function in group settings, and traditional treatment […]

Audio Boys’ and girls’ brains process trauma differently, study shows

Feb 28, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadApproximately 24 million Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition sparked by a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD include intrusive memories of the event, low self-esteem and problems in personal relationships. But according to a small study, gender may play a role in how we process traumatic events. […]

Audio Link found between teenage binge drinking and brain function of future children

Feb 27, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen talking to your teenager about the downsides of drinking alcohol, there is one more warning you can add to the list: excessive drinking may alter the brain function of their future children. A study by researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine suggests that repeated […]


Feb 24, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSweet potatoes are nature’s nutritional powerhouse, packed full of vitamins and minerals. They have high levels of vitamins A, C and B6, which promote healthy eyes and improve metabolism and the immune and nervous systems. You’ll also get important minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium and manganese, which help […]

Audio Less sleep may make you pack on pounds

Feb 23, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you don’t sleep well, you may end up eating more. New research has found that sleep-deprived people eat an average of 385 more calories a day than those who get a good night’s rest. Scientists at King’s College in England analyzed 11 earlier studies involving 172 participants whose […]

Audio Making sense of multivitamin myths

Feb 22, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCan a multivitamin a day keep ailments away? Many people think so. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than one-third of Americans take a multivitamin or mineral supplement every day. These products promise to improve health in various ways, including boosting energy, strengthening the immune system and […]

Audio Martial arts and kids not always a good mix

Feb 21, 2017 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s practically a rite of passage for American kids to don a white robe and belt and karate chop a board. Martial arts are known to improve muscle strength, flexibility, cognition, confidence and self-awareness. But new research from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that the 6.5 million kids […]

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