• 4/12/2013
    Researchers have found atherosclerosis in one-third of ancient mummies that they have discovered and it's surprising to hear that this is the same rate of the disease as we have in modern times.
  • 3/8/2013
    When it comes to health, it’s all based on odds, not guarantees. Anyone who makes health claims about the effectiveness of certain supplements to prevent cancer is making false claims.
  • 3/1/2013
    Over 3.5 million people get sick every year after coming into contact with raw sewage at the beach, making beach pollution a big concern.
  • 2/22/2013
    Jon Barron considers recent food studies that test the definition of the organic food definition and the differences between organic and conventional food.
  • 2/11/2013
    Not all sound enhances health and happiness in the way that music does. In fact, constant exposure to noise over time can impair health far beyond the obvious issue of possible hearing loss. A few years ago, studies found that airport noise increases the risk of stroke. Other studies have found that the type of quiet background buzz we hear in offices can impair cognitive function. And now, new research has determined that traffic sounds increase heart attack risk, and by a substantial margin.
  • 11/3/2012
    People who have had strokes experience symptoms such as difficulty or loss of speech, weakness of limbs, and balance difficulties. A recent study on the benefits of yoga conducted (by) the VA Medical Center of Indiana found that yoga can lessen stroke symptoms, especially balance difficulties.
  • 10/26/2012
    Did you know that if a doctors spends just an extra 45 seconds with a patient, the risk of litigation for medical malpractice greatly decreases? What can a doctor do with an extra 45 seconds? Proper doctor patient communication for one.
  • 7/6/2012
    Jaws isn’t the only predator lurking in the water. Beach pollution in the form of bacteria too small to see with the naked eye can cause harmful bacterial infections--not exactly the souvenir you want from a trip to the shore.   
  • 7/1/2012
    According to this podcast and corresponding blog post on work injuries, out of 8 million work-related injuries and 500 thousand work-related sickness, work caused 59,000 deaths in 2010 alone. Of course these numbers cover only reported work injuries, illnesses and deaths. There are bound to be many more incidents from occupational hazards that were not reported.
  • 6/29/2012
    Serious errors are taking place in hospitals everywhere because charts are misread and the medical staff you expect to take care of you isn't always paying attention. And some of the mistakes were made because of pre-surgical errors in the physician's office.  Listen to this health podcast for more information about protecting your health and your life during your next hospital experience!
  • 6/29/2012
    If you are struggling to determine what supplements you should be taking, this segment will eliminate your confusion. Jon reviews important keys to watch for when examining labels and help you understand natural verses synthetic ingredients.
  • 6/29/2012
    A recent article in Time Magazine touts the work of Dr. Jasper Smits who has developed a successful program using exercise as the primary treatment for depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mood disorders.  Americans currently spend around $10 billion a year for antidepressants, despite the fact that antidepressants may cause significant side effects.  In this health podcast, learn more about this study and the many natural health remedies for mood disorders if you, or someone you care about, is suffering from depression or anxiety.
  • 6/22/2012
    Spray tanning is seen as the safer alternative to natural sunbathing and tanning beds. But studies show there are dangers of spray tanning users should know about before stepping into the shower stall. Jon Barron discusses the dangers of spray tanning and other tanning facts that might cause you to think twice about making, and faking, a sun-kissed look. 
  • 6/8/2012
      Can money buy happiness? Studies on money and happiness may provide some answers.
  • 5/25/2012
    A recent study conducted at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that the types of fats we eat affect memory and other types of brain functions.  Researchers analyzed over 6000 records of women who were at least 45-years-old at the time of the study. The women answered questions about their eating habits and also took a test of cognitive function in two-year intervals over a four-year time span.  
  • 5/11/2012
    Before reaching for a Red Bull or Monster, you might want to consider possible energy drink side effects discussed in this installment of Healthy Trends podcast. While they may give you an instant rush, a recent study shows that they might make you rush to the dentist. Caffeine side effects are also discussed. 
  • 4/27/2012
    Jon Barron brings up data supporting alternative medicine concepts and practices, which are dismissed by some as “pure nonsense" and "placebo" in Dr. Bob Carroll's Skeptic Dictionary.  
  • 4/13/2012
    Ladies--here's a question for you: When you're getting dressed for a night out, should you wear a slinky, black dress or the short, red number? Is one color more effective at signaling desire than the other? A color psychology study conducted at the University of Rochester show that red is the color of passion and even related to the evolution of desire. Find out what to wear (or not to) in this installment of Jon Barron's health podcast. 
  • 4/10/2012
    Considering that medical errors ranks as a third cause of death in the US and that one out of seven patients suffer harm during a hospital stay, the results of a new study on cognitive decline published by the journal Neurolgy become even more alarming. After one hospital stay of any length, overall cognitive decline for participants progressed twice as fast as before the hospital stay or compared to those who avoided hospitalization. The rate of dementia increased exponentially if the patient was older. Evidence of cognitive decline and senile dementia include long-term memory loss and inability to concentrate.   
  • 4/5/2012
    A new report just published in the Archives of Surgery says that one out of every six US surgeons has a drinking problem.  The finding comes from a survey sent out to more than 25,000 surgeons, 7,000 of whom responded. Why are the drinking rates so high for surgeons, and what does this mean to you when you have to go in for surgery?  Find out in this podcast.