‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Sleep deprivation can make you less likely to think positively

Oct 20, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAfter a rough night of trying to sleep, you might feel a little groggy and grouchy. No big deal, right? Not necessarily — at least according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania. A regular lack of sleep is linked to numerous health issues, including high blood pressure, […]

Audio Americans are increasingly stressing out over major news events

Oct 19, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe live in turbulent times, with each day’s news bringing more reasons to feel worried and angry about things largely out of our control. Much of that stress is brought on by feelings of betrayal by major institutions, including the government and large corporations, according to new research that […]

Audio Kicking the soda can

Oct 18, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you frequently crave the sweet taste and carbonation of soda? Sugary drinks like soda can be enticing at times, but stop and think before you pop the top on your next can. Research shows consuming too much soda can lead to higher rates of tooth decay, obesity and […]

Audio Study shows link between iron levels and heart disease risk

Oct 17, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the U.S., about 610,000 people die from cardiovascular disease annually. High blood pressure, smoking and obesity are some of the most common risk factors. Scientists have also learned that iron deficiency can increase the risk of heart disease. But new research has shown that iron might also protect […]

Audio Interval training can boost your cell strength and your overall health

Oct 16, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLooking for a way to slow down the aging process and get fit? Look no further than H-I-I-T, or “hit.” High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, can help your body’s cells make more proteins that create energy while also pumping the brakes on getting older. While all exercise helps, interval […]

Audio Height, weight key indicators of aggressive prostate cancer risk, study shows

Oct 13, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStudies have shown a man’s height or weight can affect his risk of getting prostate cancer. New research takes it a step further, suggesting those factors can influence the chances of being diagnosed with an aggressive form of the cancer. A study conducted at Oxford University in England suggests […]

Audio Genetic therapy for pediatric leukemia on cusp of FDA approval

Oct 12, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadScientists have found a way to turn the body’s immune system against one of the most common forms of pediatric cancer. A panel of experts has recommended the Food and Drug Administration approve the use of a genetic therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood cancer that affects kids […]

Audio Chemicals in house dust may be linked to increase in body fat, study shows

Oct 11, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCan a dusty home make us fat? Maybe so. A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology showed that exposing mice to endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in dust around our homes may has a negative effect on their metabolic health, which could result in an increase in body […]

Audio Dog ownership has its benefits

Oct 10, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDogs are man’s best friend, but they can also be a good health partner for some people. Older dog owners who walked their dog at least once a day got 20 percent more exercise than those without dogs, according to recent findings by researchers in England. Those same dog […]

Audio Study shows little hard scientific evidence supporting many popular diets

Oct 9, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you cut your calorie intake and exercise regularly, you’re going to lose weight. That’s a no-brainer. But how effective are popular diets that say you can trim your waistline just by altering what you eat, such as taking in fewer carbohydrates, sticking with high-protein meals or eating like […]

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