‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Bullying and overweight kids

Jul 7, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadUnless you were the perky cheerleader or the popular quarterback, chances are you were picked on at least once in school. If you were overweight, chances are you were picked on a lot. While many overweight kids can dodge bullies’ slings and arrows, new research from the University of […]

Audio Bickering and a health heart

Jul 6, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMarried couples who exchange mean and nasty comments during an argument might be hurting more than just each other’s feelings. Serious verbal squabbles could increase their risk of heart disease. A recent study has revealed that some types of arguing can cause atherosclerosis (ath-ah-ro-skla-ROR-siss), otherwise known as the hardening […]

Audio Aquariums can breed salmonella

Jul 5, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the popular film “Finding Nemo,” a group of fish hope the dirtying of their aquarium will lead to an emergency cleaning by their captor… and sudden freedom for the protagonist, Nemo. Now research shows that cleaning the fish tank or even mishandling items from home aquariums can lead […]

Audio Atopy and snoring in toddlers

Jul 4, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThink of the phrase “habitual snorer” and you might imagine a paunchy, middle-aged man. But believe it or not, ten to fifteen percent of preschool children are habitual snorers, meaning they snore at least three nights a week. That may sound cute, but snoring is the most common symptom […]

Audio New approach to ACL repair

Jul 3, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWeekend warriors, heal thyself? When it comes to an important knee ligament, until now that command has been virtually impossible to follow. Now, a new surgical technique may someday overcome the torn A-C-L’s inability to completely heal. In our increasingly fitness-conscious nation, sports injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, […]

Audio Speeding healing of wrist fractures

Jun 30, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSo you’re falling off your rollerblades. Or plunging head-first down a slippery step. Or tripping on an uneven sidewalk. What’s the first thing you do? You probably hold out your hands to break the fall. That may spare you from more severe injury, but you’re also risking broken wrists […]

Audio Exercise benefits for teens

Jun 29, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTo improve everything from self-esteem to test scores, teens should make the move to turn off the T-V and get some exercise. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina report teens who exercise more are less likely to smoke, drink or engage in other […]

Audio Tuberculosis treatment

Jun 28, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTuberculosis might be thought of as a lung disease of the past. But it continues to be the biggest infectious killer worldwide, taking a life every six seconds. Tuberculosis, or T-B, is a major public health concern in the United States, especially as H-I-V and drug-resistant strains of T-B […]

Audio Food allergies stress parents

Jun 27, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadImagine worrying day-in and day-out about what your child eats… at home, at school, at parties. Imagine fearing that a routine food could send your child to the emergency room… or worse. Parents of children with food allergies deal with these worries, and they’re getting stressed because of it, […]

Audio Sweat and fighting germs

Jun 26, 2006 • By HSC Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSweating… It happens when you’re hot, nervous or scared… or after a vigorous bout of pulse-raising, deodorant-draining exercise. Perspiration is your body’s highly efficient cooling system, helping maintain a fairly consistent core temperature… about ninety-eight-point-six degrees Fahrenheit. The body’s sweat glands are tiny structures seated deep in the skin. […]

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