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

September 23, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The 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 […]

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Audio Mice with mohawks

September 22, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Health-related news stories often end with a disclaimer about how discoveries made in mice may not translate to people. This report also starts with a disclaimer … any mention of the word “mohawk” should not be associated with people who like mohawk haircuts. Scientists have discovered that a […]

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Audio Temperature is key for keeping school lunches safe

September 19, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You pile on the turkey and cut off the crusts, just the way your little one likes it. Throw in her favorite yogurt cup and tomorrow’s lunch for Pre-K is good to go. Or is it? The results of a new study may make you rethink what you […]

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Audio Consuming more protein may prevent stroke

September 18, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Meat lovers rejoice! A new analysis recently suggested that protein-rich diets may reduce a person’s risk of stroke. Now before you whip into the nearest drive-through restaurant for a burger, remember to focus on lean proteins such as chicken and fish as your main sources. The analysis looked […]

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Audio Swapping biopsies for blood tests

September 17, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download After surviving the agonizing wait for a new heart and a grueling transplant operation, recipients of a donated heart face another major battle: avoiding the body’s rejection of the new organ. Rejection can cause the heart to fail, requiring another transplant to keep the patient alive. Stanford University […]

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Audio Processed red meats may raise men’s heart failure risk

September 16, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When firing up the grill, you may want to think twice about the type of meat you cook. A recent study suggests that men who eat processed red meats such as hot dogs and salami may have a higher risk of developing heart failure than those who stick […]

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Audio Want more microbes in your gut? Exercise

September 15, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Gut bug: it’s a term that doesn’t exactly inspire desire in people. But gut bugs are something people should desire … in fact, they should want a great number and diversity of them. Gut microbes may play a large role in a person’s overall health. Benefits include a […]

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Audio Sperm donor’s age doesn’t affect fertility, study says

September 12, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When it comes to family planning, the phrase “biological clock” is often mentioned. It’s been said that a woman’s age affects fertility more than a man’s age does, and a recent study supports that claim. Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that a sperm donor’s age doesn’t […]

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Audio I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

September 11, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download -M-G and L-O-L are universally known shorthand for texts. But I-F-A-I-C-G-U (Eye-Eff- AY -Eye-See-Gee-You) never caught on, even though they stand for: I’ve Fallen … And I Can’t Get Up! O-K, maybe it’s a few too many letters to text or Tweet. But no matter why the initials […]

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Audio Estrogen could be behind rising rates of male obesity

September 10, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You know that new car smell? It could be making you fat — especially if you’re a man in a developed country. New research from the University of Adelaide suggests that the culprit behind rising levels of male obesity in Western countries could be something other than fat […]

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