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health-in-a-heartbeatHealth in a Heartbeat is a daily radio series that features two-minute segments providing consumer-health information and the latest news on medical research, patient-care breakthroughs and health-care industry trends. A production of our staff and WUFT-FM in Gainesville, Health in a Heartbeat airs on public radio stations in more than 55 markets nationwide.

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Recent Episodes

Audio Single, working moms carry stressed hearts

September 30, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBeing a mother is a difficult job. But being a single, working mother can make things even more demanding — as well as add a burden on your heart health. Dutch researchers have found that single, working mothers have a greater risk of stroke and heart disease than married […]

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Audio For women, migraines associated with poor cardiovascular health

September 29, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWomen have a much greater tendency to get migraine headaches than men. In fact, about three times more women than men suffer from the searing, debilitating pain of a migraine. Scientists are on a quest to learn why this is so, and also to understand the true causes of […]

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Audio Pancreatic cancer might be predicted by web searches

September 28, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA person’s web search history can reveal a lot. Someone who looks up lots of recipes probably enjoys cooking. Queries for hotels in California mean someone might be planning a trip. Searches about basset hounds may reveal a favorite dog breed. Increasingly, public health experts are finding ways to […]

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Audio Hard tap water linked to eczema in babies

September 27, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPeople who suffer from eczema are plagued by red, itchy, dry skin and frequent rashes. Finding the cause of this incurable condition can be frustratingly difficult. Eczema sufferers search for possible environmental triggers while desperately trying to keep their skin adequately moisturized and protected. Researchers writing in the Journal […]

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Audio Tai Chi found to be successful physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis

September 26, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPhysical therapy is often used to alleviate certain types of joint and muscle pain. But a recent study shows there may be a more chilled-out method to reap the benefits of physical therapy — the practice of Tai Chi, a type of Chinese martial art. The study by Tufts […]

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Audio Cell phone apps: the future of sun protection?

September 23, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve got an app to track your food, exercise, calendar and expenses …  and soon you might have an app to track how much sun you’re getting, too. The dangers of sun exposure are well documented. Each year in the United States, there are 3.5 million cases of skin […]

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Audio School bus injuries

September 22, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe wheels on the bus go round and round… to the tune of an estimated twenty-three-and-a-half million children logging 4.3 billion miles a year on school buses. That’s a lot of ground to cover. But riding the bus might not be as safe as parents think… and could even […]

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Audio Even sans negative calorie balance, “pulses” promote weight loss

September 21, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you want more readily achievable, longer lasting weight loss? Think “pulses” — a diet that includes chickpeas, lentils, beans and peas. If you’re wondering about the name pulses, it comes from the Latin word puls, which means “thick soup.” And what’s so special about pulses? Their high fiber […]

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Audio Five morning habits that won’t take much time — promise

September 20, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Internet is full of suggestions about what to do during your morning routine in order to optimize your day. But science also reminds us that a full night’s sleep is good for you, too. So how should you optimize both your sleep and your morning? Here are some […]

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Audio Married cancer patients have better survival rates

September 19, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPeople facing cancer have a better chance of surviving if they are married. Researchers who studied California Cancer Registry data collected from nearly 800,000 patients between 2000 and 2009, focusing on patients with any of the 10 most deadly forms of cancer. Among their findings: Single men with cancer […]

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