‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Think expensive wine tastes better? Your brain is playing a trick on you.

Nov 28, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou have two glasses of wine. You’re told one glass is from a $40 bottle and the other from a $10 bottle. Which would you think tastes better? If you think the glass from the $40 bottle, you’re likely right. Research suggests that in a taste test people will […]

Audio For long-term weight loss, embrace the bathroom scale

Nov 27, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe scale can be a powerful motivator for weight loss — and not just for the number it shows. Researchers have found that women who make stepping on the scale a part of their daily routine are less likely to gain weight. Women who weighed themselves at least once […]

Audio It’s never too late to take a stroll

Nov 24, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLet’s say you’ve been a slug much of your life and have never enjoyed exercise, not so much as a stroll around the block. Now that you’ve reached your golden years, why bother? The damage to your health is done, right? Not so fast — it’s never too late […]

Audio Parents, leave the playground slides to the kids

Nov 23, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat could be more wholesome than the sight of a parent scooching down a playground slide while holding a giggling toddler in their lap? It’s all fun and games until someone gets seriously hurt.Think that’s an overstatement? New research found 352-thousand children less than 6 years of age were […]

Audio Reap the health benefits of reading

Nov 22, 2017 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBook lovers, rejoice! Science suggests you may live longer. Yale University researchers have found that 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 shown reading is associated with good […]

Audio Some jobs bring increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Nov 21, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re a bricklayer or concrete worker, your job might be making you sick. A study of men in those fields showed they have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis through exposure to noxious airborne particles. The odds of developing the blood-borne protein antibodies associated with rheumatoid arthritis […]

Audio Beef up your protein knowledge

Nov 20, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve likely seen marketing for high-protein foods. It has become a popular label on everything from bread to ice cream. Athletes swear by protein shakes after a workout and various protein bars line grocery store aisles. But do you understand what protein is, its role in your body and […]

Audio New knees, hips don’t lead to increased activity, studies show

Nov 17, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost patients who have had total knee or hip replacements aren’t more physically active six months after surgery, even though they report less pain and a better quality of life, a recent review has found. Higher life expectancy and the growing recognition of the benefits of staying mobile at […]

Audio New dads are getting older in the United States

Nov 16, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMen in the U.S. are waiting longer than ever before becoming fathers, with the average new dad now nearly 31 years old. That’s more than three years older than a new dad was in the 1970s and tracks a similar trend among women, where the average age of first-time […]

Audio New moles present biggest threat for skin cancer

Nov 15, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFall is here and for many people in the United States, that means the end of the tanning season, time to put away your bathing suits and beach bags. It’s also a good time for people to take stock of their skin, specifically to look for any suspicious spots […]

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