‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio How to Help Your Kids Make Healthy Lunch Choices

Nov 18, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you pack your kid’s lunch every night wondering if he or she will actually eat and enjoy what you think is a healthy, balanced meal? One way to be sure children are eating nutritious lunches is to let them be the masterminds in creating the meal. Dietitians at […]

Audio Study shows Latinos age slower than other ethnic groups

Nov 17, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo certain ethnic groups age slower or faster than others? A study published in Genome Biology found that Latinos age slower than any other racial group even though they experience higher rates of diseases like diabetes. Scientists call this the “Hispanic Paradox.” According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Audio Choosing healthy food over favorite snacks

Nov 16, 2016 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChoosing healthy food instead of your favorite snacks can be a challenge, but there are ways to establish healthier eating habits. If you want to lose weight, eat healthy foods that you enjoy. So says a research team from Baylor University, whose findings were published recently in the journal […]

Audio Global trend in hypertension rates reverses

Nov 15, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBad health habits such as being less active and overweight once meant that hypertension was more prevalent in developed nations than in poorer ones. But as Western societies emphasize the importance of exercise and better diets, less developed nations, in turn, are seeing new health challenges come to the […]

Audio High-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy linked with high-energy kids

Nov 14, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere are certain foods that pregnant women should avoid, such as sushi, and some they should load up on, like folate-rich spinach. Then there are the random cravings for foods like pickles or fried chicken. But a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry suggests […]

Audio Flu shot and flu nasal spray findings contradict CDC recommendations

Nov 11, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe kids are back in school and the germs have begun to spread. That means it’s time for children and parents alike to get a flu vaccine. In recent years, there were two choices: nasal spray or a shot. But this flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Audio Coffee connected with lower risk of death by suicide

Nov 10, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you feel better after getting just a whiff of freshly brewed coffee, here’s another reason to grab that second cup of joe in the morning: Studies have found those who drink coffee are less likely to commit suicide. More than 200,000 health professionals were assessed every four years […]

Audio Coffee drives America to better health

Nov 9, 2016 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re like most American adults, you run on coffee. The National Coffee Association estimates 54 percent of Americans over age 18 drink coffee daily, averaging about three cups per day. And research shows those cups of java can lead to better health. Experts at the World Health Organization […]

Audio Calcium supplements linked to higher dementia risk in women

Nov 8, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWomen who have had a stroke may want to talk to their doctor before taking calcium supplements. Research results published in the online issue of Neurology revealed that calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of dementia in older women who had cerebrovascular disease. Cerebrovascular disease is […]

Audio Breast milk may protect against life-threatening infection

Nov 7, 2016 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere’s another reason to consider breast-feeding: Some mothers’ milk may protect newborn babies from a serious bacterial infection. A study by researchers at Imperial College in London involving nearly 200 African women found that a sugar found in breast milk may ward off Group B streptococcus [streptəˈkɑkəs]. About one […]

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