‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Fast-food calorie labels don’t often prompt healthy eating

Jan 5, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you use calorie information to make healthier choices at fast-food restaurants, you’re in the minority. As few as 8 percent of customers use calorie information to drive their food choices. That’s the upshot of recent findings by researchers at New York University, who say the reasons that calorie […]

Audio Birth control users beware: Your fears may be confirmed

Jan 4, 2017 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen women begin taking hormonal birth control they sometimes complain of side effects such as mood swings and weight gain. Now a large study conducted in Denmark has confirmed a link between taking birth control and depression. When women take birth control, they introduce a mix of estrogen and […]

Audio Let baby sleep in your bedroom, pediatricians say

Jan 3, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSleep is a hot topic when it comes to parenting. Decorating a nursery for a little one is a rite of passages for nesting parents — as is the anticipation of many sleepless nights. But new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest keeping a newborn in the […]

Audio Legally blind? New artificial vision device may help you read more clearly

Jan 2, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAre you one of the 246 million people in the world who have low vision? Have you been diagnosed as being legally blind, and do you use bulky devices such as magnifying glasses to get through everyday tasks? Hang in there, because your dream of completing everyday tasks with […]

Audio Combating holiday stress

Dec 30, 2016 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe most wonderful time of the year can also be the hardest. After all, there are gifts and travel tickets to buy, diet-busting parties to attend and a seemingly endless to-do list. There are ways to manage the stress and stay healthy and happy throughout the holiday season. First, […]

Audio Too much gaming can get kids in trouble

Dec 29, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadVideo games can be a useful babysitter for unruly kids, and may even boost brain development and motor skills. But like most things, too much can be a bad thing, according to a study of more than 2,000 kids published in the Annals of Neurology. Eight is the magic […]

Audio Electronic babies don’t deter teen pregnancy, research shows

Dec 28, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTraipsing around school and town with a crying, hungry baby doll doesn’t seem to be enough to deter teens from conceiving children, according to a study recently published in the journal The Lancet. Rather, the study’s authors found that teenage girls who carried one of the electronic dolls, typically […]

Audio Beau-TEA-ful benefits of tea

Dec 27, 2016 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDid you know a teabag could do wonders for your health? Whether you drink it hot or iced, tea is a refreshing beverage packed with tremendous health benefits. Research shows tea reduces your risk of heart disease, helps with weight loss, combats nausea, boosts brainpower and protects against certain […]

Audio Rate of injuries soaring among youth soccer players in U.S., study shows

Dec 26, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the United States, there are more than 3 million registered soccer players under the age of 19 participating in various leagues. Now, a new study published in the online journal Pediatrics has found a significant increase in the number and rate of injuries, particularly head injuries, among soccer […]

Audio O’ Christmas tree, O’ Christmas tree … how sneezy you make me.

Dec 23, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe scent of an evergreen has been known to inspire even the most Scrooge-like among us to deck the halls and rock around the Christmas tree. But for some folks, the reaction to a live Christmas tree is less “Ahh!” and more “Achoo!” While the most common types of […]

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