HealthWatch: Heart Health

HealthWatch — February is heart month and we’ve got some tips for keeping your heart in good condition and avoid a heart attack.

HealthWatch: Alcohol Portrayed Online

MEDFORD, Ore. — Society sets limits for what we can show about alcohol in TV and movies. The reason is simple, studies show that kids can be influenced by what they see. But a glance at the alcohol messages in online videos suggests that limits may be needed there as well. University of Pittsburgh researchers … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: New Diet Recommendations

HealthWatch — The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee wants to change the way we eat. The advisory panel is recommending several significant changes to the federal government’s current list of dietary guidelines. Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic says the recommendations move the country back to a more sensible diet. “I think that there is … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Avoiding “Text Neck”

(CNN) — Mobile devices can become a real pain in the neck and not just in the ways you think. Doctors say there is an epidemic and it’s getting worse. They call it “text neck”. “Text Neck is where people are hunched over looking at their electronic devices, hours at a time really putting an … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Alaska Tops Wellness Study

MEDFORD, Ore. — For some, wellness is physical health and exercise. For others, it’s having finances under control or being surrounded by friends and loved ones. The combination of all of these things is well-being and now a new report shows not all states are doing well. Researchers at Gallup Healthways surveyed more than 176,000 … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Exclusion Day

More than 130 students in Jackson County were taken out of school today…because their vaccination records were incomplete. That left some parents scrambling to find health clinics with openings in the middle of the week. School administrators called some parents back…almost immediately after they dropped kids off at school wednesday. Any students in oregon schools … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Technology and Kids

CNN — For many children and teenagers, electronics are a way of life but is that good for kids? Doctors Gene Beresin and Ellen Braaten work at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds. They say there’s no evidence yet, that technology is turning kid’s brains, as some parents fear, to mush. They say … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Meditation and the Mind

HealthWatch — A mindful revolution is taking place in America. Some say the simple act of meditating can change your mind, making your happier, more effective, and healthier.

HealthWatch: Therapy Ponies

Jodie Diegel: “They are very mild tempered. very kind and gentle.” And that’s crucial because they have a very important job to do. They are therapy horses visiting the disabled, elderly and sick. Corin Garcia: “Its comforting because its not like you have to sit there and face to face tell a person like that. … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Simple Rule for Weight Loss

HealthWatch — If you’re trying to lose weight, you might want to factor in fiber. A new study finds following one simple rule can help you lose weight. That rule is to consumer at least 30 grams of fiber per day. In fact, research shows doing so may be as effecting as following the American … Continue reading »

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