HealthWatch: Coffee Cure

HealthWatch — Studies show coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Now two new studies find drinking coffee may also protect against Multiple Sclerosis. Researchers studied more than 2,000 people, half of which were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. They found people who did not drink coffee … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Food Addiction

HealthWatch — A new study shows that certain foods may be as addictive as drugs or alcohol. Researchers studied more than 500 participants. They were broken into two groups. The first group was asked to indicate, out of 35 foods with varying nutritional values, which ones they most associated with addictive behaviors. Using the same … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Hope Lodge

When battling cancer… patients often have to travel hundreds of miles to get the proper treatment. Finding a place to stay during treatment can be stressful and costly. That’s why the American Cancer Society funds hope lodges across the country…. a home away from home for cancer patients. Danny Shletz, Director of Hope Lodge, says, … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Down the Grocery Aisle

HealthWatch — A recent survey finds that eating a heart-healthy diet is on the minds of many Americans, but making the right food choices can be a challenge. A registered dietician takes a walk down the grocery aisle to show how some small choices can go a long ways.

HealthWatch: Breakfast Basics

(CNN) — It is often called the most important meal of the day, but there is a right way, and a wrong way, to eat breakfast. There are studies that show that eating breakfast gets your metabolism going, which is an important part of weight loss and overall health. Doctors say that means you should … Continue reading »

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: 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: 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: 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 »

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.

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