‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Reap reading’s benefits

Nov 4, 2016 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBook lovers, rejoice! Science suggests you may live longer. Yale University researchers recently found people who read books may live two years longer than those who don’t. The researchers aren’t sure why or how, but it’s not the first time science has found reading is associated with good health. […]

Audio Making moves at the barre

Nov 3, 2016 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere’s a new fitness trend in town, and it takes place at the barre — the ballet barre, that is. Barre classes are a popular workout blending moves from Pilates, yoga and ballet. The name refers to the French word for the railing found in ballet studios. The fitness […]

Audio Stroke patients with anemia may have higher death risk

Nov 2, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEach year, more than 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke, the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Research shows many older adults who have had a stroke also have anemia, a condition characterized by low red blood cell levels or hemoglobin. These low hemoglobin levels can result […]

Audio Healthy lifestyle may stave off Alzheimer’s disease

Nov 1, 2016 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSticking to the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular and other diseases. Combined with other healthy lifestyle choices, it could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease as well, according to a study from UCLA researchers. The team suggests that eating well, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy body weight […]

Audio Weightlifters can lighten their loads

Oct 31, 2016 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWeightlifters, you can stop grunting under heavier and heavier loads at the gym. New research suggests that lifting lighter amounts can be just as effective at building strength and muscle as pumping heavier iron. What’s the key? Lifting until you get tired. Researchers at Canada’s McMaster University found that […]

Audio The do’s and don’ts of Halloween candy

Oct 28, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEach year when hordes of ghouls, goblins and princesses trudge home lugging pumpkin-shaped baskets stuffed with sweet treats of every stripe, parents are left with the same age-old problem: What do you do with all that candy? Better yet, how do you stop a gaggle of sugar-crazed seven-year-olds from […]

Audio Text waves get brain researchers’ attention

Oct 27, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat does your brain do when you’re texting? Apparently, it may behave differently than at other times — at least in some people. That’s the finding of a new study published recently in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine monitored brainwaves in […]

Audio Where’s the teeth?

Oct 26, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn your body, your “teeth bone” may be connected to your jawbone, but in health insurance, that’s not the case. As most people who have health insurance know, you must purchase an additional plan for dental coverage. Yet most physicians recognize that your teeth are indeed not only part […]

Audio Sunscreen safety ratings not so sunny

Oct 25, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn many parts of the country, the sun is still shining strong — and that means your sunscreen should be able to stand up to the heat. But a new study from the McGraw Medical Center at Northeastern University found that nearly half of all sunscreens don’t meet the […]

Audio Sprained ankles can have long-lasting effects

Oct 24, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhich is worse — a sprained ankle or a broken leg? Most people would say a sprained ankle is more benign, but a new study shows a twisted ankle may have long-lasting effects on overall health. An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that hold your bones together are […]

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