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Audio When it comes to kids’ health, grandma may not know best

Jul 11, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGrandparents often play a vital role in their grandchildren’s lives. But according to new research, having been a parent doesn’t necessarily make them experts when it comes to children’s health issues. A study by the Northwell Health network in New York showed certain parenting practices have evolved since the […]

Audio The lowdown on gluten

Jul 10, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGluten-free is a term you’ve likely heard but may not fully understand. Gluten-free foods are rampant in grocery stores and on restaurant menus. But what does the term mean? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It damages the small intestine of people who have celiac […]

Audio Can a prescription for fresh food cure what ails you?

Jul 7, 2017 • By Melissa Blouin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA bad diet can bring with it a host of ills, including heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. Now a new kind of pharmacy operated by Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania is offering a different kind of prescription to help people with these conditions: It prescribes fresh food […]

Audio Study shows possible link between diet soda, risk of stroke, dementia

Jul 6, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSummertime is here, and Americans are reaching for something to beat the heat and quench their thirst. Years of warnings about possible negative health effects from sugary drinks have led millions to opt for diet sodas as a way to have a refreshing, cold drink without the guilt. But […]

Audio Patients with high cholesterol at a loss for what to do next

Jul 5, 2017 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOnce people are told by a health care provider they have high cholesterol, most seem to understand they need to manage their condition. But many are not at all sure how to do it. Also, there is a disconnect between people’s perceptions about cholesterol and the significant impact it […]

Audio Four ways to celebrate a healthy Fourth

Jul 4, 2017 • By Mina Radman

Independence Day is all about the four Fs: food, friends, family and, of course, fireworks. But for those who are watching their weight, a traditional Fourth of July barbecue can feel like amber waves of culinary temptation. Here are four ways you can celebrate America’s birthday while staying loyal to your health goals. First, fend […]

Audio Depression, cancer drugs may help treat those with brain injuries

Jul 3, 2017 • By Isaac Heller

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrain damage that occurs after a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, may one day be reduced when treated with a drug prescribed for cancer and another drug that treats depression and bipolar disorder, according to research published in Scientific Reports. Lithium is used to manage depression and bipolar disorder. […]

Audio Doing right by one scared puppy

Jul 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’ll be bringing home a puppy, you may wonder what to expect that first day. It may be the first time your pup’s been away from his canine family. There’ll be no licking, nuzzling and warm pooch contact in this strange, new environment. That’s why the first day […]

Audio Look what’s still plaguing us

Jul 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you thought plague was just a scourge of the past, not so. It still lurks in many countries worldwide — including right here at home. Plague is a bacterial infection that spreads from rodents to animals and humans, usually through bites from infected fleas. Dogs and cats can […]

Audio Lean on me

Jul 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhether you’re a teen or an adult who remembers being there, you can relate to the turmoil of those years. Teens have so many feelings they can’t — or won’t — put into words. But one set of ears always listens without judgment. Pets enhance our well-being, no matter […]

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