‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Popping the facts on our pain relief pills

Apr 28, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen our body aches, we pop an Advil or Tylenol to make ourselves feel better. But what exactly are we taking, and what problems do these pills really help? Does it matter if we take the brand name or a generic … and are any of the myths we […]

Audio Getting by with a little help from your friends

Apr 27, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur friends give us encouragement and companionship. Now, we can also thank them for our health. Researchers at the University of North Carolina found that people who make more friends at an early age are typically healthier at the beginning and end of their lives. The results showed that […]

Audio Single moms lose more sleep time

Apr 26, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBeing a single parent is hard work. Doctor’s appointments, school pickups and soccer practice are just a few of the things to juggle on top of working a full-time job and finding time to sleep. Now, a study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics reinforces the single-parent […]

Audio Wrinkly when wet

Apr 25, 2016 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs college students swarm to the shore for warmer weather, many of them will be stricken by an unsightly condition that causes deformity from the tips of their fingers to the ends of their toes. Don’t worry, there’s no need for any brows to wrinkle in revulsion. We are […]

Audio Preschoolers who eat veggies just as likely to eat junk food

Apr 22, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadParents use many tactics to coerce their children into eating fruits and vegetables. They disguise the foods or promise a dessert after they eat their veggies. But a new study has found that children who frequently eat healthy foods are just as likely to eat junk food as the […]

Audio Too many potatoes could increase risk of gestational diabetes

Apr 21, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBaked, mashed or fried — any way you have them, potatoes are pure comfort food and a cause for cravings in some pregnant women. But women who are pregnant or looking to have a baby may want to keep potato consumption to a minimum. A new study published in […]

Audio Phantom vibration syndrome is real, affects nearly everyone

Apr 20, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou know that feeling: The unnerving sensation that someone is trying to reach you. Whether it’s a text or a call, you’ve become attuned to the familiar vibration. There’s actually a name for the sensation, and it’s called “phantom vibration syndrome,” according to Georgia Institute of Technology researchers. The […]

Audio Owners’ sleep may suffer when pets are in the bedroom

Apr 19, 2016 • By Tom Nordlie

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere’s a debate that probably goes back to the earliest days of pet ownership: Should dogs and cats be allowed to sleep in their owners’ bedrooms, or even in their beds? For some people, the answer is an unqualified yes. Pets are family members and their presence provides additional […]

Audio B12 deficiency common among seniors

Apr 18, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGood nutrition keeps the mind and body sharp during our twilight years. That’s especially true with vitamin B12. It is crucial for warding off dementia, depression, anemia and nervous system problems. For seniors, it can be particularly hard to maintain healthy levels of B12. That’s because the body tends […]

Audio The secret to a long life could be having more kids

Apr 15, 2016 • By Shayna Brouker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadForget dietary supplements, a healthy diet and exercise. New research suggests the secret to a long life is having more kids. It might be tiring in the short term, but raising more children could actually help mothers live longer, a new study from Simon Fraser University in Canada has […]

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