‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Mediterranean diet, coffee could ward off macular degeneration

Jan 19, 2017 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOlive oil, fish, veggies, whole grains and coffee might just be the recipe for not only optimum heart health but excellent eye health, too, according to a study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Combined with a daily dose of caffeine, the Mediterranean diet proved potent in preventing age-related macular […]

Audio Does regular mammography screening cause over diagnosis?

Jan 18, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn 2015, the American Cancer Society revised its breast cancer screening guidelines to recommend women start yearly mammograms at age 45, instead of 40. After age 55, a mammogram every other year is OK for most women, the organization states. The changes revived the controversy that’s been swirling for […]

Audio When life gives you lemons, make lemon water

Jan 17, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAt restaurants, water often comes with a slice of lemon. Turns out, it’s not just for the flavor. Did you know that drinking lemon water daily could benefit your health? Lemon water has become popular in the wellness community for stimulating and revitalizing the body. Nutritionists say it aids […]

Audio Healthy planet, tired people?

Jan 16, 2017 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNo need to squint: Cities are changing their street lighting systems to help cut down on energy use. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that replacing 300 traditional streetlights with LED fixtures would save about $15,000 a year on energy and maintenance cost. Officials also say the switch would […]

Audio Angry workouts equal greater heart attack risk

Jan 13, 2017 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHeading to the gym when you’re angry may make you feel like you’re getting in a better workout, with all that aggression to fuel lifting your performance to the next level. But it could also send you someplace else you don’t want to go: the hospital. Researchers writing in […]

Audio How tipsy are you? How tipsy do you want to be?

Jan 12, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen you’re out having a drink or two, how do you know when you’ve reached your limit? After you feel a little buzzed, do you close your bar tab? Do you keep going, but at a slower pace? A team of social workers and engineers at The Ohio State […]

Audio Your kid’s digital life – think twice before posting

Jan 11, 2017 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom their first few steps to their adorable first smile, it’s hard not to capture every single thing your little one does as they grow up. But you might want to think twice before posting it online. A new study shows that 92 percent of 2-year-olds have an online […]

Audio Anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to treat depression

Jan 10, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 20 Americans over the age of 12 suffer from depression. Like other mental health illnesses, depression can be difficult to treat. Experts say the current “one size fits all” antidepressants may not be effective for about a […]

Audio A curry a day may keep the heart attacks away

Jan 9, 2017 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou may have heard that eating spicy peppers may be good for the heart, but a small study has found that eating curry may do the same trick. People often experience a sudden rise in blood sugar after a meal. This sugar rush can contribute to atherosclerosis, or build-up […]

Audio No need to ditch the good cheese to avoid high cholesterol

Jan 6, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCheese lovers, rejoice: You don’t have to hold the Havarti or fear the Fontina anymore. Regular-fat cheese may be just as healthy as the low-fat versions, Danish researchers have found. A study involving 139 people in Denmark and other countries found no difference in cholesterol and other blood-chemistry measures […]

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