‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Women less likely than men to get CPR from a stranger

Jan 29, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you are a woman in need of CPR, you had better hope you are having your emergency somewhere other than in public. New research shows women are less likely than men to get CPR from a stranger and are more likely to die as a result. The University […]

Audio Soothing winter skin

Jan 26, 2018 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadUnless you live in a warm climate year-round, it’s frigid outside. The weather may be frightful, but your skin doesn’t have to be. As the temperature and humidity fall, skin becomes dry, cracked and itchy. It needs extra TLC to stay supple and soft. Banish the winter woes and […]

Audio Beating the winter blues

Jan 25, 2018 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHas your mood fallen as fast as the thermometer? If so, you may be suffering from the winter blues, and you’re not alone. An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. It’s a type of depression occurring in the winter months, and its severity depends […]

Audio Sugar-sweetened drinks may be losing some of their allure

Jan 23, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe drumbeat of warnings about the dangers to your health from drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, and even new taxes levied on the drinks in some areas, may be showing results. Consumption of sugary drinks has dropped significantly, according to a Harvard University study. Surveys of more than 18,000 children and […]

Audio Could squirrels hold the key to unlocking new treatment for stroke patients?

Jan 22, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadConsider the humble ground squirrel, that ubiquitous nut-craver that dashes about like its fur is on fire for most of the year, then takes a long winter nap from around September to March. Could this goofy critter hold the key to understanding strokes in humans and perhaps offer some […]

Audio Take steps to snack responsibly

Jan 19, 2018 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s 3 in the afternoon and you’re famished at work. You could grab a bag of chips or a candy bar from the vending machine, but it’s a new year and you’re trying to eat healthier. So, what can you do? To avoid finding yourself in this situation, have […]

Audio Follow the signs for fitness

Jan 18, 2018 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you want to shape up, follow the signs. The health benefits of exercise, even low-impact, are numerous. A new study suggests fitness can be combined with historical sightseeing. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University wanted to determine whether park signs that encourage walking can boost the number of steps […]

Audio Plant-based diets could reduce the risk of heart failure

Jan 17, 2018 • By Maddie Harlow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you pack your breakfast, lunch and dinner with fruits and veggies? While it can be difficult to fit in five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, a new study provides more motivation for doing something you probably already know is the right thing for your […]

Audio Pinterest often a home for fake medical news

Jan 16, 2018 • By Maddie Harlow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhile scrolling through the popular website Pinterest, you’re likely to find a number of home remedies for various illnesses. They may be juices said to cure bladder infections or potions purported to kill cancer. But can you really believe these claims, even if they’ve been shared thousands of times? […]

Audio Taste, smell preferences converge longer couples are together

Jan 15, 2018 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLove may not stop newlyweds from occasionally sneering at the food a husband or wife puts on the dinner plate. One partner’s delicacy is often another’s pile of dreadful slop. But take a good look at that slop. You may find it delicious in a few decades. In the […]

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