Health

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New study shows yoga & meditation may help train the brain

Dr. Bin He, a biomedical engineering professor at the U of MN, spoke with Dick Oct. 3 about his latest research showing that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience. This could have major implications for people who are paralyzed or mobility impaired. 


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Are you addicted to your cell phone? Consumer behavior expert Dr. James Roberts explains

A study just published in the Journal of Behavioral Addiction found that among college students, men spend nearly eight hours a day on their cell phones, while women spend 10. Ann chatted with the author of the study, Dr. James Roberts of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, to learn more about what's happening and how it's affecting academics, relationships, and more.


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Less materialism makes for happier people...plus it's better for the environment. Psychologist Miriam Tatzel explains.

Dick talked with Dr. Miriam Tatzel, a psychologist at Empire State College in New York, about why true happiness involves personally fulfilling activities and social relationships more than the pursuit of money and possessions...and how this happens to be better for the environment,  too. You can read more about positive psychology and the pursuit of happiness here.


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Violence Prevention Center Update: July 1

Jodi Yuhassey and Lucy Perpich of the Violence Prevention Center talked to WTIP about resources available to those suffering from PTSD associated with domestic and sexual violence, while also providin


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Wilderness Outpatient Treatment Program offering counseling and Rule 25 Assessments

WTIP talked to Greg Barnier, the director of Wilderness Outpatient Treatment Program, a program that offers drug and alcohol addiction counseling and Rule 25 assessments in Cook County.


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Advances in telemedicine benefit patients and health care providers alike

Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, has grown dramatically in recent years. Dr. Joel Gordon of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato joined Buck June 13 to discuss recent developments in the field, and how the technology helps doctors and patients alike.


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Honoring Choices Health Care Directive Workshop, June 14

On Saturday, June 14, The North Shore Health Care Foundation will host a workshop to assist people with completing their health care directives.


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Cooking Science Guy offers tips to start your grilling season right

Is  high heat or a low slow burn better? What should you put in your marinade for the tenderest meat? What about grilling fish? Dr. Guy Crosby, food scientist, spokesperson of the Institute of Food Technologists, and science editor for America's Test Kitchen, joined Buck May 30 to talk all things BBQ and the science behind them. Listen and make this summer's BBQs the best ever. You can learn more about Dr. Crosby's work here.


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Walking may lead to more creativity than sitting--so get out there and see what happens

Dave TerSteeg spoke May 2 with Dr. Marily Oppezzo, adjunct professor at Santa Clara University and author of a study published recently by the American Psychological Association. Her research shows that when a task requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting does. Learn about how and why walking might help you generate more ideas. You can read the full study here.


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Study finds using treadmill while working can improve productivity...and health

Buck spoke Mar. 21 with Prof. Darla Hamann of the School of Urban and Public Affairs at the U of Texas, Arlington. She's the co-author of a recent study showing that walking while you work may boost your productivity as well as benefit your health.