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Featured Blog Posts – August 2011 Archive (5)

Dogs Can Sniff Lung Cancer

We already knew dogs are man's best friend, but they might also be our resident doctor. Ok, that's a bit of a stretch. However, in a German study, trained sniffer dogs identified 71 out of 100 samples with lung cancer, as well as 372 out of 400 cancer-free samples. According to the study, the dogs are able to identify volatile…


Added by hitched on August 25, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Happy Marriage is Good for the Heart, Literally

A new study of 225 people who underwent coronary bypass surgery from 1987 to 1990 found that married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery. The research was published in the journal Health Psychology and was co-authored by Harry T. Reis, a professor of psychology at the… Continue

Added by hitched on August 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Babies Benefit from Fish Oil

During pregnancy, we already know that a mother's diet can have an impact on their pregnancy. According to a Time magazine briefing, the babies of pregnant women who consumed fish oil during pregnancy were healthier than those who did not. For the study, researchers randomly gave 1,000…


Added by hitched on August 17, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Federal Health Department Approves Free Birth Control & More

Under President Barack Obama's health care law a slew of new coverages were ruled on and approved earlier this week by the Federal Health Department, including the coverage of birth control by health insurance companies without copay. Birth control is just one element of preventive care coverage for women. Also to be… Continue

Added by hitched on August 4, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Just 10-15 Minutes of Daily Physical Activity Reaps Health Benefits

It's time to drop the excuses for why you can't exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine has updated their exercise guidelines (the first time since 1998) and found that just 10-15 minutes will deliver health benefits. This is lower than the recommended of 150 hours per week, but the researchers found that even just a…


Added by hitched on August 1, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Hitched Podcast

Episode 587: Loneliness Within Marriage

Even if you're in isolation with your spouse doesn't mean that you still can't be lonely. Dr. Karen Sherman joins to discuss how this is possible, what this means and how to address feeling lonely in marriage.

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