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Audio Older Americans sicker than their peers around the world

Apr 25, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs Americans, we like to think of ourselves as leading the world in practically everything, but here’s one list we’d be better off not topping: Senior citizens here are sicker than their counterparts in 10 other high-income nations, according to a recent survey. To make matters worse, they face […]

Audio Raw water: The new health trend you don’t want to try

Apr 24, 2018 • By Cecilia Mazanec

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou may associate the words “all natural” with a healthy advantage when it comes to food, but when it comes to water, some people are taking it to the extreme. A new health trend hitting the nation called “raw water” describes water that hasn’t been treated at a utility […]

Audio Wrinkly when wet

Apr 23, 2018 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs college students swarm to the shore for warmer weather, many of them will be stricken by an unsightly condition that causes deformity from the tips of their fingers to the ends of their toes. Don’t worry, there’s no need for any brows to furrow in revulsion. We are […]

Audio Federal tax on junk food is feasible, study finds

Apr 20, 2018 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour potato chips, Cheetos and Mountain Dew might someday come with something extra — a federal junk food tax. Slapping a federal excise tax on foods that meet certain nutritional or category criteria is both legal and feasible, researchers at two universities have found. An excise tax is a […]

Audio AA Live: “Getting into Veterinary School”

Apr 20, 2018 • By Speakers: Dr. Juan Samper and Alex Avelino

If you or anyone in your family are considering a career in veterinary medicine, there’s a lot that you should know. The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work, but a career in veterinary medicine can be very rewarding. On this show, Dr. Juan Samper, associate dean of academic and student affairs, joins […]

Audio Smartphone app targets obesity prevention based on users’ eating habits

Apr 19, 2018 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA smartphone app that targets eating habits and lifestyle could help you fend off overeating during times of stress and exhaustion. So says a study by a team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Connecticut, who presented the results at the American Medical Informatics Association’s annual symposium. […]

Audio Trendy nose rings can pose health risks

Apr 18, 2018 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe ring once reserved for bulls’ nostrils has made its way onto celebrities Rhianna and Lady Gaga. Septum piercings, the hoop that goes in between a person’s nostrils, have become a trend. Like all trends, though, be wary before you take the plunge. Piercing this area takes skill. The […]

Audio Neighborhoods impact heart health

Apr 17, 2018 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur neighborhoods, the original social networks, help define us. Among friends, family and strangers, they are a collection of shared experiences. Their markets and hospitals, their traffic and trees, their crime and pollution shape our lives. And our heart health. A new study says neighborhoods significantly impact residents’ incidence […]

Audio The connection between magnesium and sleep

Apr 16, 2018 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you can’t sleep, you’re not alone. About 30 percent of American adults report having issues with insomnia, according to the American Sleep Association. A quick Google search for the phrase “trouble sleeping” yields nearly 7 million results. With quality sleep evading so many, we’re often searching for new […]

Audio AA Live: “Equine Reproduction: Managing a Successful Breeding Program”

Apr 13, 2018 • By Speaker: Dr. Juan Samper

Horse breeding is big business, and the key to any successful breeding program lies in health care of both mares and stallions. The science of equine reproduction, also known as theriogenology, has advanced enormously in the recent years, and maintaining genetic diversity is an important principal that equine reproduction veterinarians adhere to. Dr. Juan Samper, […]

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