HealthWatch: Hungry People Buy More

MEDFORD Ore. — Most people know that it is not a good idea to shop when you are hungry. Studies show that hungry people tend to buy more high calorie food. But new research shows people shopping while experiencing feelings of hunger are more like to buy other items as well. The researchers found that … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Heart Attack Signs

HEALTHWATCH — Each year, more than half-a-million Americans have their first heart attack, but doctors say knowing the signs could save your life. Dr. Christopher Cannon joins us to talk about the signs and symptoms of an oncoming heart attack, as well as what you can do to make sure you’re not caught off guard.

HealthWatch: Cutting Calories Eating Out

CNN — Decades ago, eating out was saved for a special occasion but today research shows on average, Americans eat out, often close to five times a week. Although there are plenty of options for all kinds of food, ¬†you don’t always have control of the fat and calorie content in your meal. Dr. Andrew … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Alcohol Benefits

HealthWatch — A new study shows alcohol may not have as many health benefits as originally believed. Researchers from the University College London analyzed data on the drinking habits of more than 50,000 adults. They were interviewed about their average weekly alcohol consumption, and how much they drank in one say. Researchers found “little to … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Dogs Can Read Human Emotion

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dogs are able to distinguish between different emotions in human faces by sight, researchers from the Clever Dog Lab at Vienna’ University of Veterinary Medicine found, Austrian media reported on Thursday. Austria Press Agency reported that researchers Corsin Mueller and Ludwig Huber showed 20 dogs both a happy face and an angry … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Yoga, A Growing Trend

HealthWatch — New research shows Yoga is becoming more of a growing trend among Americans. In fact, studies show an explosion over the last few years in the use of the popular workout. They also show that popularity is not only growing in adults, it’s also growing in kids. Researches with the Centers for Disease … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Heart Benefits of Chocolate

Tamara Melton, Registered Dietician: “Chocolate’s more than just a matter of the heart for what we give to people that we love. chocolate has nutrients in it that can help us to protect our heart. they’re called flavonols, and they help to increase the blood flow to your heart” It also helps your body to … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Smoking Deaths Increased

MEDFORD, Ore. — The U.S. surgeon general says about 480,000 Americans die each year as a result of smoking. But a new analysis suggests the true figure may be closer to 575,000. The 21 causes of death that have been officially blamed on smoking accounted for 83% of the actual deaths among smokers who were … Continue reading »

Healthwatch: Wall Street Wrinkle

NEW YORK CITY, NY — New research shows more and more men are getting Botox treatments. Research shows in 2013 almost 400,000 men got Botox. That’s a 310% increase from the decade prior. One surgeon says more men are coming in for treatment of what he calls a “Wall Street Wrinkle”. Dr. Norman Rowe says … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: New Diabetes Treatments

MEDFORD, Ore. — ¬†Diabetes specialists are announcing new forms of treatment appearing on the market for people facing both type one and type two diabetes. Brand new on the market is inhaled insulin. There is also a new pill class being introduced for people facing type two diabetes. With Feb. being American Heart Month, Asante … Continue reading »

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