‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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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 […]

Audio Your dog may help you live longer

Feb 9, 2018 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGood news for parents of pooches: Your dog might help you live longer. New research by a team of Swedish scientists shows dog owners had a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and other causes. After studying the health histories of more than 3.4-million people over 12 years, […]

Audio It’s a date…the fruit, that is.

Feb 8, 2018 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLet’s talk about dates. No, not romantic dates — the fruit! Dates are an oval-shaped, sweet fruit cultivated from a plant in the palm tree family. The fruit has been a staple in Middle Eastern diets for thousands of years and dates are believed to have originated in what […]

Audio Beware the dangers of eating raw cookie dough

Feb 7, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWinter is upon us and many people, especially those living in parts of the country where Jack Frost moves in for a few months, reach for comfort food to put a warm smile back onto chapped lips. For some, that means baking cookies, which not only provides yummy snacks […]

Audio Bedroom allergens a menace to Americans

Feb 6, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour bedroom may be making you sick, or at least causing you to sneeze and rub your eyes. And guess what? You’re not alone. A new analysis has found that more than 90 percent of all homes in the United States have at least three detectable allergens, and 73 […]

Audio Video game touted as ADHD therapy

Feb 5, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadResearchers around the country are looking for new ways to treat pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and a Boston company says it has developed a video game that has shown significant success. Akili Interactive Labs reported that in a trial of 348 children between the ages of 8 and […]

Audio Acetaminophen use while pregnant may lead to emotional problems for children

Feb 2, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadExpectant women endure many aches and pains, and many moms-to-be reach for acetaminophen for relief. In fact, more than half of all pregnant women in the United States and Europe use acetaminophen, which is found in medicines for allergies, colds, flu and sleeplessness. New research, however, suggests exposure to […]

Audio This month, take time to think about your heart

Feb 1, 2018 • By Mina Radman

February marks American Heart Month, and it’s a great time to talk about keeping your heart strong. The heart is one of the most vital organs in the human body, and heart disease is a major killer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death among […]

Audio The Super Bowl and your health — a mixed bag

Jan 31, 2018 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Super Bowl is upon us. Football fans will be debating and dissecting the game. But what does the big game do to our health? It’s time for a Super Bowl health assessment based on recent medical research. For starters, we all know many people are going to drink, […]

Audio Glimpsing the aging process with a tiny worm

Jan 30, 2018 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadModern medicine is constantly searching for ways to help people live longer and healthier lives, yet the secrets behind how we age can be elusive. Could a tiny worm hold the answer? Researchers in Ohio believe that answer might be “yes.” A team at Case Western Reserve University School […]

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