‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Could spider silk weave a solution to better hearing aids?

Feb 23, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat would you do if you found a spider web in your ear? Probably some sort of dance step halfway between Zumba and the Watusi as you tried to clear your ear. Some day in the future, however, you may be glad to have that addition. If you have […]

Audio Some cancer survivors have PTSD

Feb 22, 2018 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSurviving cancer can bring on another ailment — post-traumatic stress disorder. A recent study found that about one-fifth of patients had PTSD several months after their cancer diagnosis. Many of those patients lived with PTSD for many years, the researchers noted. The findings by Malaysian researchers were published in […]

Audio Long-term success seen in obesity treatment procedures

Feb 21, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPeople who are struggling with obesity may consider taking steps such as gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding to gain control of their condition. These procedures have been shown to work wonders for many, but some may question if the benefits are fleeting. A new study may […]

Audio Healthier diet may help ease pain for multiple sclerosis sufferers

Feb 20, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEating a diet of fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and less red meat has long been shown to be a recipe for better health. A new study suggests this diet may also help reduce painful symptoms for people who have multiple sclerosis. MS is a disease in […]

Audio Being married may help block dementia

Feb 19, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere’s a news flash for people who complain that listening to their spouse chatter on and on is making them lose their minds: A new analysis shows just the opposite is true. Being married may lower your risk of dementia compared with being single for life or widowed, British […]

Audio Is ‘man flu’ a thing? Researcher says yep

Feb 16, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s a staple of comedy routines and TV shows, the tough guy who can run through a brick wall and feel no pain but who becomes a puddle of pitiful, simpering fluff at the first hint of a cold or the flu. There’s even a name for this condition: […]

Audio Loneliness linked to increase social media use

Feb 15, 2018 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re feeling a little blue and lonely, new research indicates a good tonic may be to stop doing something that many people find addictive: Engaging in social media. A study tracking 579 students at Brigham Young University found that a student’s feeling of loneliness and depression increased the […]

Audio Job stress strains women’s hearts

Feb 14, 2018 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJuggling tight deadlines, time-consuming projects, difficult coworkers and the demands of an overbearing boss are skills many employees must possess in today’s economy. A little stress is good for the soul, but too much can take a toll on more than just your sanity and sense of well-being. Women […]

Audio Good mood when getting flu shot may increase vaccine effectiveness

Feb 13, 2018 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDon’t let the needle get you down. While a flu shot is not traditionally a time of unbridled joy, being in a good mood might actually help some people avoid influenza. British researchers recently found that a positive mood in older adults when they received their flu shot appeared […]

Audio Your favorite breakfast may be hindering your flu vaccine

Feb 12, 2018 • By Maddie Harlow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe flu season is underway and people may be congratulating themselves for getting a flu shot, lamenting for forgetting or, in some cases, wondering why they even bothered to get stuck. In recent years, flu vaccines have not always lived up to their billing and some experts are pointing […]

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