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

Sep 26, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

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 […]

Audio Cell phone apps: the future of sun protection?

Sep 23, 2016 • By Staff Writer

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 […]

Audio School bus injuries

Sep 22, 2016 • By Staff Writer

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 […]

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

Sep 21, 2016 • By Laura Mize

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 […]

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

Sep 20, 2016 • By Staff Writer

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 […]

Audio Married cancer patients have better survival rates

Sep 19, 2016 • By Laura Mize

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 […]

Audio Children need different amounts of sleep at different life stages

Sep 16, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadParents know that nap time is crucial to their young child’s well-being. But how much snoozing is enough? According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, it depends on your child’s age. The group recently issued sleep guidelines for each age range. The recommendations follow a 10-month project conducted […]

Audio Children may experience more concussions than we realize

Sep 15, 2016 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRevelations about long-term brain damage suffered by professional football players have heightened awareness about the need to protect student athletes and other children from concussions. But the risk that a child will suffer a concussion before reaching adulthood could be much greater than current statistics indicate. A recent study published in […]

Audio Stronger immune system lowers heart attack risk

Sep 14, 2016 • By Rebecca Burton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you have high blood pressure, you might be able to lower the risk of a heart attack by keeping your immune system in top condition. That’s the primary finding by researchers from Imperial College in London, who analyzed cardiac outcome data from more than 19,000 patients in the […]

Audio Green space can reduce adolescents’ aggressive behavior

Sep 13, 2016 • By Karin Lillis

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMany studies have shown that access to green space helps to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of well-being. Now, researchers from the University of Southern California believe that access to greenery within urban environments can reduce aggressive behavior among adolescents. Their findings were published recently in the Journal […]

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