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Health 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.

Health 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.
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Ocean City, MD

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Health

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Health 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.

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English


Episodes

NFL players face higher risk of neurodegenerative disease

12/13/2012
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While football fans may pay more attention to who gets the first down or fumbles the ball on the goal line, many researchers are more interested in which NFL players will receive medical treatment in the future. According to a new study published in the journal Neurology, professional football players are three times more likely [...]

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Neti pots could sicken sinuses

12/12/2012
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Now that cold season is in full swing, you might be trying every remedy out there to get rid of annoying sniffles, coughs, sneezes and sores. You might have even heard of neti pots, the ancient yet futuristic-looking tea kettles that are used to flush the nasal passages free of congestion and nastiness. They’ve gotten [...]

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When bad bugs go good

12/11/2012
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Bad bacteria may turn good … if there’s a baby on board. New studies of the microbial communities in our stomachs show it truly takes a village to provide healthy conditions for a developing child. And in this village, even ne’er-do-well bacteria can be helpful little engines. Researchers at Cornell University discovered that symptoms associated [...]

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Decoding the milk aisle

12/10/2012
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The milk aisle at supermarkets these days can be intimidating. Long gone are the days of simple dairy; the shelves are now lined with a variety of milk options that confuse both the definition of the word milk and the shopper. Today you can buy various types of milk: soymilk, coconut milk, lactose-free milk and [...]

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Taking a stand against chronic kidney disease

12/7/2012
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Sitting has recently gotten a lot of bad press. The studies have been piling up: If you sit for more than three hours a day, you increase the risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, cancer and diabetes. It even makes your fat tissue … well, fatter. The latest study shows that [...]

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Don’t throw that away

12/6/2012
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Collecting comes in all flavors. For some people, it involves picking up snow globes on business trips. For others, it’s an affinity for hotel shampoos and shower caps. But when it becomes impossible to part with souvenir soap, “collecting” begins to move into the realm of hoarding … especially if the soap resides within a [...]

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Squeeze wrist to enhance performance under pressure

12/5/2012
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Whether you’re a world-class N-B-A star making a free throw with 10 seconds left and the game on the line or an amateur volleyball player serving for match point in your rec league, you’ve been there — nerves get the best of you and you miss the shot or serve into the net. But one [...]

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Children with migraines more prone to behavior issues

12/4/2012
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It can begin with seeing a flash of light, or maybe a tingling sensation coupled with unusual tiredness. Then the pounding begins. Migraines can be profound and debilitating, and adults are not alone in suffering these most excruciating headaches. Up to one-fifth of kids in their early childhood to adolescent years have been diagnosed with [...]

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Biking for good health

12/3/2012
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Whether you ride for transportation, ride for sport, or even just ride for fun, for kids and adults alike, the power of pedaling is a great way to maintain good health and stay fit. But you don’t have to ride hundreds of miles to reap the health benefits from cruising on your pedal-powered two-wheeler. According [...]

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Teen smokers do damage early on

11/29/2012
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Teens may think they’re invincible and immune to all sorts of ailments and accidents, but new research shows they’re never too young to get hurt. Researchers at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute found that smokers as young as 8 to age 20 already had damage to their arteries from smoking. Scientists surveyed almost [...]

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Tattoo ink could leave you tainted with infection

11/28/2012
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Thinking about getting a tattoo? One-quarter of 18- to 30-year-olds already have one. But in addition to the social stigma, judgment during job interviews and the pain of an electric pricking needle, you might want to consider this discovery from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before you get body art: Tattoo ink could [...]

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Snoring in kids linked to behavioral problems later

11/27/2012
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Snoring is cute when kids do it, but it’s not normal … and it could be the precursor to screams and temper tantrums down the road. A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that tots who snore loudly at age 2 were more likely to act out at age 3. The problems include hyperactivity, [...]

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Learning in your sleep

11/26/2012
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The concept of great ideas dawning on people in their sleep is not new. Legend has it that the tune for “Yesterday” came to Paul McCartney in a dream. But is the reverse true? In the novel “Brave New World,” writer Aldous Huxley imagined how sleep-learning could be used to teach children about societal values. [...]

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Sleep difficulties aren’t just a first-world problem

11/25/2012
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Nothing beats a good night’s sleep. Medical research has linked quality sleep to everything from fighting obesity and diabetes to warding off depression. But new findings reveal that just as researchers are discovering more about the healing power of sleep, they are also learning just how widespread sleep problems are around the world. Twenty percent [...]

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Sinusitis unaffected by oral steroid therapies

11/22/2012
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This year, more than 30 million Americans have sniffed their way through seasonal bouts of sinusitis, a condition caused by bacterial or viral infections in the sinuses. Typically, when the condition is bacterial in nature, antibiotics produce the best overall long-term remedy. But there is no cure for the viral variety. A week spent suffering [...]

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Deep frying your turkey: a recipe for disaster

11/21/2012
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It seems like a solid recipe for a moist and tasty Thanksgiving turkey: Place a large pot over a propane tank and burner, fill it with oil and deep fry your bird. But the National Fire Protection Association says it’s a recipe for disaster. The organization cites a slew of safety hazards inherent in this [...]

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Shocked sweet potatoes offer ample antioxidants

11/20/2012
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You might already know that sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber. They’re versatile, can be served savory or sweet and taste delicious to boot. They can be baked, broiled, mashed, steamed, grilled, candied, of course … and now electrified? Here’s some shocking news, indeed. Sending an electric current through this favorite [...]

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Tired of turkey? Try a Thanksgiving alternative

11/19/2012
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Like peanut butter and jelly, Halloween and candy, and red, white and blue, Thanksgiving dinner and turkey just go together. But what if you aren’t a fan of turkey or have special dietary restrictions? Can you have a big Thanksgiving feast without the big bird? Over the last few years, the Internet has been abuzz [...]

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High school: not a drug-free zone

11/18/2012
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High school sure can be tough: Increasingly demanding classes, an obsession with appearance and the pressure to always be “cool” can get to even the most stoic teens. Know what else your child might be facing in the halls of education? Drugs and alcohol — and not just the pressure to consume them later at [...]

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Butter-flavored popcorn’s harmful ingredient

11/15/2012
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Popcorn is one of the world’s most popular snack foods. In fact, Americans consume 16 billion quarts of the popped treat every year at movie theaters, ballparks and in their homes. But now, a new study warns that a chemical that puts the buttery oomph in microwave popcorn may also cause Alzheimer’s disease. University of [...]

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