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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


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Airport kiosks offer CPR training

2/4/2014
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It’s probably one of the last things you’re thinking about as you head on your way to catch a flight, but a new airport kiosk that offers life-saving CPR training just might be your best stop before the boarding gate. About 700,000 people in America have a heart attack each year and half of those […]

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Matters of the heart

2/3/2014
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February is most often thought of as a month all about matters of the heart, including love, romance and dating. However, when eating chocolate, buying or receiving flowers and making dinner date plans, be sure not to forget about the most important matter of the heart: health. Given that February is American Heart Month, it’s […]

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Winter not a good time for skin

1/31/2014
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The weather outside is frightful. And when the mercury dips, your skin is often what ends up looking scary. Cold weather can dry out your skin, leaving you feeling as itchy and scaly as Godzilla in a scratchy wool sweater. But just like bringing in your plants during a freeze and scraping frost off your […]

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Vitamin B could sink stroke risk

1/30/2014
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Your daily dose of vitamins might do more than keep your skin supple and your energy levels up — it could protect your vital organs. A recent study from the University of China found that a dose of vitamin B a day might keep strokes away. The study found that taking vitamin B supplements reduced […]

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Obese pregnant women at risk for bad advice

1/29/2014
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Eating for two is a privilege only pregnant mothers-to-be get to enjoy. However, putting on too much weight during pregnancy can cause complications for both mother and baby. The weight gain can be worse if the pregnant mother was overweight or obese before she became pregnant. Overweight or obese pregnant women are already at risk […]

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Positive attitude is correlated with exercise and longevity

1/28/2014
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The motivational posters tell us all the time — feel positive and you’ll feel healthy. Now research shows that an optimistic attitude has concrete health benefits, particularly for those with heart ailments. According to the study, positive people had a greater propensity to exercise and increased longevity, too. Investigators tracked 600 patients suffering from coronary […]

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Holiday treat has healing effects

1/27/2014
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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 — could lead to fewer health issues. Among […]

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Peanut butter, a ruler and Alzheimer’s disease.

1/24/2014
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What do a dollop of peanut butter, a ruler and Alzheimer’s disease have in common? It turns out that the food and the measuring tool can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology patients do not currently routinely get tested for their sense of smell, which is associated with the […]

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Protein shakes are OK for moms in labor

1/22/2014
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Imagine being in the throes of the worst pain you’ve ever felt in your life. You’re sweating. Your mouth is dry. You ask for something to drink … and all you get are some lousy ice chips. Welcome to being in labor. For decades, women giving birth in American hospitals have been denied any sort […]

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Weight regain could be hormonal

1/21/2014
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It’s that time of year again: The gym is packed with New Year’s resolutioners sweating off all their winter weight gain. But what if you were an angel all through the holidays and let barely a cookie pass your lips — yet still gained a few? New research shows even the most stalwart dieters could […]

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Herbal products prove questionable

1/20/2014
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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 kind of genetic fingerprinting called DNA barcoding […]

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Hearing aid technology has come a long way

1/17/2014
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Can you hear me now? If you have a hearing problem, the sound of good news may be right around the corner. Those large, plug-like hearing aids are going out of style, and the sleeker next generation has reached the market. The first analog hearing aids debuted in the 1970s. They have a volume-control wheel […]

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Flu shot could fight heart disease

1/16/2014
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If the chills, shakes, aches and fatigue of suffering from the flu aren’t enough to get yourself vaccinated, maybe the vaccine’s benefit to your heart health is. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, those who get the influenza vaccine are one-third less likely to have heart issues, such […]

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Working outside, even when the weather is frightful

1/15/2014
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With chill-inducing winds, shiver-worthy temperatures and the potential for harrowing winter storms, January keeps Americans in many states shut snuggly behind doors. When winter’s at its harshest, even snow-loving kids and hard-core sportsmen duck indoors. But some people don’t have that option: their jobs require lots of time outside, no matter the weather. Think of […]

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Kidneys for cash

1/14/2014
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For a person who needs a new kidney, dialysis is a lifeline. This procedure involves regularly pumping blood out of the body and through a machine that removes waste. The blood is then pumped back into the body. It’s a time-consuming process, and problems can arise. A port created in a blood vessel to allow […]

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Kids, concussions and classrooms

1/13/2014
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You wouldn’t send your child out to play sports right after a concussion, and that’s a good thing. Protecting the brain from further injury while it’s healing is key. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics says parents should think twice before letting kids return to the classroom, too. The brain is a sensitive […]

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Chase the winter blues by helping someone

1/10/2014
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Do you have the cold weather blues? How about helping someone in need? It could warm the heart and spirit. People who volunteer are happier, more satisfied, less stressed and have higher self-esteem than those who don’t, many studies show. But most studies of the effects of volunteering have looked only at a single point […]

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Celebrity advertisements push junk food

1/9/2014
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We’d all like to think our children will not succumb to outside pressures, but the fact is, children are impressionable, especially when it comes to them listening to celebrities. When popular faces from sports speak, kids take note. That makes for a good opportunity to serve as role models, and while many celebrities do just […]

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Breast milk bought online could harbor bacteria

1/8/2014
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They say breast is best when it comes to feeding baby, but what happens when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate? Formula serves as a solid stand-in, but there’s nothing like the real thing. Many moms are turning to the Internet to find the breast milk, but new reports reveal that the milk sold online is often […]

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Potential breast cancer vaccine in the works

1/7/2014
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Will a vaccine one day protect women from breast cancer? Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic certainly hope so, and they’re working to make this vision a reality. Several years ago they developed a potential breast cancer vaccine and tested it in mice with a genetic predisposition to the disease. A 2010 study published in Nature […]

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