‘Health in a Heartbeat’ Category

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Audio Upset? Study suggests talking to yourself in third-person might help calm you

Oct 27, 2017 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe all talk to ourselves. And when we do, it’s usually in the first person. “What do I want to eat tonight?” or “I really aced that math exam.” People might think it a little odd if that inner dialogue was in the third person. “Robert is going to […]

Audio Snorting chocolate is the latest way to get a buzz

Oct 26, 2017 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s legal, drug-free and provides a jolt of energy. Indeed, snorting chocolate is the newest “sugar high.” Coco Loko, a chocolate powder mixed with other ingredients usually found in energy drinks, hit the shelves in mid-summer. It gives an energy boost that lasts 30 minutes to an hour. Think […]

Audio Could ‘smart underwear’ alleviate back pain?

Oct 25, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor many people, it’s a familiar experience: The dull ache in the muscles across your back or a sharp spasm. But what if a couple taps on some high-tech underwear could help alleviate the stress of back pain? An engineering team from Vanderbilt University has developed what they’ve dubbed […]

Audio Give knee pain the run-around

Oct 24, 2017 • By Melissa Blouin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEveryone occasionally experiences joint pain, but if one or both of your kneecaps hurts frequently, you may have patellofemoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as runner’s knee. Don’t be fooled by the nickname: you don’t have to be a runner to develop this syndrome. It can be caused by other […]

Audio Scientists closer to being able to predict autism

Oct 23, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEarly diagnosis of autism can improve treatment results, and researchers may have found a way to detect the condition earlier. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. […]

Audio Sleep deprivation can make you less likely to think positively

Oct 20, 2017 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAfter a rough night of trying to sleep, you might feel a little groggy and grouchy. No big deal, right? Not necessarily — at least according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania. A regular lack of sleep is linked to numerous health issues, including high blood pressure, […]

Audio Americans are increasingly stressing out over major news events

Oct 19, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe live in turbulent times, with each day’s news bringing more reasons to feel worried and angry about things largely out of our control. Much of that stress is brought on by feelings of betrayal by major institutions, including the government and large corporations, according to new research that […]

Audio Kicking the soda can

Oct 18, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you frequently crave the sweet taste and carbonation of soda? Sugary drinks like soda can be enticing at times, but stop and think before you pop the top on your next can. Research shows consuming too much soda can lead to higher rates of tooth decay, obesity and […]

Audio Study shows link between iron levels and heart disease risk

Oct 17, 2017 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the U.S., about 610,000 people die from cardiovascular disease annually. High blood pressure, smoking and obesity are some of the most common risk factors. Scientists have also learned that iron deficiency can increase the risk of heart disease. But new research has shown that iron might also protect […]

Audio Interval training can boost your cell strength and your overall health

Oct 16, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLooking for a way to slow down the aging process and get fit? Look no further than H-I-I-T, or “hit.” High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, can help your body’s cells make more proteins that create energy while also pumping the brakes on getting older. While all exercise helps, interval […]

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