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Weekly Wellness Radio Show
The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.
July 27, 2010 Show - Arthur Ciaramicolli, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist, a former Harvard Medical School instructor and the author of The Curse of the Capable. Are you constantly achieving to escape your unhappiness?
July 20, 2010 Show - Suzanne Beecher has owned a restaurant, founded a nonprofit to feed the homeless, designs book clubs, writes a daily column at dearreader.com and is the author of Muffins and Mayhem. You will delight in the recipes for a happily chaotic life.
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Health Tips of the Week
- The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London reveals. The study found that blood pressure was lowered within 24 hours in people who drank beetroot juice. The research will be welcome news to people with high blood pressure who might now be able to use a new ‘natural’ approach to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Researchers have linked rejection by a romantic partner to brain activity associated with motivation, reward and addiction cravings, according to a study published in the July issue.
- Injuries to the rotator cuff are treatable, but it is unclear which treatment option – surgery or nonsurgical treatments such as exercise or medication – is best, the Journal of Neurophysiology.
- Fish oil has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and new studies from Harvard claim that fish oil may reduce the risk of breast cancer.
- A new compound similar to the active component of marijuana (cannabis) might provide effective pain relief without the mental and physical side effects of cannabis, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.
- It’s no secret that Americans tend to throw their support behind a sitting U.S. president when the nation is thrust into a war. New research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests these "rally effects" represent a collective reaction to a specific human emotion – anger.
- Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at risk for future osteoporosis and bone fractures. According to a study at Loyola University "Lifestyle-related damage done to the skeleton during young adulthood may have repercussions lasting decades.”
- Among overweight and obese women with bothersome hot flushes during menopause, an intensive weight loss intervention program may lead to improvements in flushing according to JAMA.
- Older adults with low levels of vitamin D appear more likely to experience declines in thinking, learning and memory over a six-year period.
- Children and adolescents who lack social problem-solving skills are more at risk of becoming bullies, victims or both than those who don’t have these difficulties, says new research published by the American Psychological Association. But those who are also having academic troubles are even likelier to become bullies.
- An MRI is much better for diagnosing a stroke than a CT scan, the current standard test, the American Academy of Neurology said in new guidelines.
Article of the Week
Improve Your Relationship with Simple Science
Relationships correlate highly with health – “for better or for worse, in sickness or in health.” People in good relationships tend to experience an overall boost in immune system function and are more likely to seek medical care when there is a problem. However, if a relationship is stressful and hurtful, health could be compromised, both literally and metaphorically linked, as cardiovascular and digestive issues increase: cardiovascular for the sensitive “heart” and digestive ailments for the “ego/ identity” which is centered in the abdominal region (where the umbilical cord was cut).
If you want your relationship and well-being to run smoothly, you need to know the following two distinct scientific revelations:
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