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Audio Can’t concentrate? Seek a lake

Jan 27, 2015 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Doctors from the 19th century who prescribed sea escapes for illnesses may not have been all wet: Recent research shows that people who take a stroll by a body of water receive a mental lift. In the book Blue Mind, scientist Wallace J. Nichols examines how being near […]

Audio Dental care difficult for those helping the developmentally disabled

Jan 26, 2015 • By Tom Nordlie

Podcast: Play in new window | Download For most adults, toothbrushing and flossing are just part of the daily routine. But oral hygiene isn’t so easy for people with serious developmental disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy or other conditions. These people often need help with personal-care matters throughout their lives. Consequently, adults with serious […]

Audio LIVE: Disaster Prevention in Pets: What You Can Do

Jan 24, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Wendy Mandese

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Before you find yourself in a crisis mode with your pet’s health, keep in mind that there are things you can do to prevent many disasters from happening. The routine use of preventive measures can keep expensive and life-threatening diseases at bay. Dr. Wendy Mandese will discuss the […]

Healthy skin habits

Jan 23, 2015 • By Michelle Champalanne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It can seem almost impossible to reverse the clock and get youthful skin as you get older. But dermatologists say it is possible to have glowing skin at any age, as long as you take the proper steps to protect and care for it. There are several recommended […]

Audio Taking a bite out of rabies

Jan 22, 2015 • By Marilee Griffin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this day and age, rabies could be misconstrued as an affliction limited to works of fiction: “Old Yeller,” “Cujo” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” come to mind. But rabies is still a threat in our modern world  — and not to just animals. Rabies is a viral […]

Audio Holiday treat has healing effects

Jan 21, 2015 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The holiday season is over, which means it is time to pack up the decorations. However, there is at least one tradition that could have perks if enjoyed year-round. Experts say peppermint — often consumed in the form of candy canes and ice cream during the holidays — […]

Audio Exercise may change our perception of pain

Jan 20, 2015 • By Morgan Sherburne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Have you ever felt it? Sore muscles that warm up and feel less painful as you head out for a jog? It may be because the muscles begin to loosen up. But scientists have also found that the body releases endorphins that help modulate pain during moderate or […]

Audio Herbal products prove questionable

Jan 16, 2015 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A New Year’s resolution to take herbal supplements may seem like a good idea, but DNA tests show that many pills labeled as healing herbs are often weakened by considerable product substitution, contamination and fillers. According to findings published in the journal BMC Medicine, Canadian researchers used a […]

Audio Starting a diet? Here’s seven ways to feel full without overindulging

Jan 15, 2015 • By Michelle Champalanne

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s a new year, and perhaps a new you. If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, like many other people, the best way to keep up your diet is by eating nutritious foods that make you feel full without overeating. If you want to keep hunger […]

Equine Toxicities

Jan 14, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Amanda House

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The recent deaths of several Florida horses due to monensin toxicity are just one example of how the ingestion of toxic substances can quickly become a life-threatening emergency for horses.  Contaminated feed and the ingestion of poisonous plants are two common ways that horses can become ill. Dr. […]

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