‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Anger and injury

Apr 26, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s an easy cartoon scene to picture: A man changing a flat tire struggles to loosen a frozen lug nut and becomes so annoyed he kicks the rim. Next, he’s hopping on one foot while holding his other hurt foot is his hand. New research about anger and injury […]

Audio Sibling and heart disease risk

Apr 25, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCardiovascular disease, in the form of heart attacks and strokes, is responsible for four of every ten deaths, making it the leading cause of death in the United States. Scientists have known that family medical history can play a role in heart and vascular disease. New research, though, suggests […]

Audio Backpack safety

Apr 24, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the hit children’s cartoon series “Dora the Explorer,” Dora’s friend Backpack comes alive and joins in her adventures. And what school-aged child doesn’t have a trusty backpack of his or her own? But as more youngsters lug around backpacks, health practitioners have grown increasingly concerned about injuries, including […]

Audio Exercise and excessive water intake

Apr 21, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhether you’re a weekend warrior looking to lose a few extra pounds or a perennial marathoner running toward a personal record, one key to surviving daily workouts is proper hydration. Regular water intake and the use of sports drinks help the body regulate its core temperature during exercise, as […]

Audio Blinding distractions

Apr 20, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMagicians say the hand is quicker than the eye. But scientists say it isn’t the eye’s fault that we can’t see how an illusionist cuts a dollar bill into pieces, only to restore it, fully intact. It’s the brain that can’t keep up. British scientists say magicians are so […]

Audio Virus linked to obesity

Apr 19, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve caught colds and fought the flu, but what about obesity? As crazy as it sounds, new evidence shows that catching a weight problem could be sort of like catching a cold. Viruses usually associated with colds and pinkeye may play a part in the growing obesity epidemic, making […]

Audio Mommies are better thinkers

Apr 18, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNew mothers sometimes think their minds are becoming as mushy as a spoonful of pureed peas. Middle-of-the-night feedings, soggy diapers and crying fits may not seem intellectually stimulating to most new mommies. But new research shows that the endless tasks of caring for a needy newborn could actually sharpen […]

Audio Recorded heartbeats help students learn

Apr 17, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMedical school is known for challenging students’ minds. But it challenges their ears, too. Consider the stethoscope, an instrument that helps doctors detect abnormal heartbeats. Med students don’t learn to use stethoscopes automatically… first, they have to recognize subtle variations in heart rhythm that can indicate trouble. Developing an […]

Audio Inhalable insulin’s sweet success

Apr 14, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA quick puff on an inhaler may be just what the doctor ordered for millions of adults who need insulin shots. For the first time since its discovery in the 1920s, insulin is available in a new form… as a dry powder that, when inhaled, travels through the lungs […]

Audio Humor and the sexes

Apr 13, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLet’s start with some brain teasers. What does a brain do when it sees a friend across the street? It gives a brain wave! Here’s another: What kind of fish performs brain surgery? …A neuro-STURGEON! Speaking of brains, and this is no punch line, how your brain reacted to […]

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