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HHS HealthBeat

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November

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Welcome to HHS HealthBeat. Launched on July 11, 2005, this service provides health promotion and disease prevention tips 5 days a week in audio and text formats.

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November

November 20, 2014 - speaker icon"Fetal alcohol weight" [save the audio file]

 

November 19, 2014 - speaker icon"Before diabetes" [save the audio file]

 

November 18, 2014 - speaker icon"Twice a year" [save the audio file]

 

November 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Powerful thinking" [save the audio file]

 

November 14, 2014 - speaker icon"The coffee-lover liver" [save the audio file]

 

November 13, 2014 - speaker icon"Depression, stress and weight gain" [save the audio file]

 

November 12, 2014 - speaker icon"Preventing pregnancy diabetes" [save the audio file]

 

November 11, 2014 - speaker icon"Knowing your diabetes ABCs" [save the audio file]

 

November 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Delaying aging blood pressure" [save the audio file]

 

November 7, 2014 - speaker icon"Indoor tanning 101" [save the audio file]

 

November 7, 2014 - speaker icon"Indoor tanning 101" [save the audio file]

 

November 6, 2014 - speaker icon"Building better baby babbles" [save the audio file]

 

November 5, 2014 - speaker icon"The tally of the wrecks" [save the audio file]

 

November 4, 2014 - speaker icon"No supplement for concussion" [save the audio file]

 

November 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Stress and hearts, men and women" [save the audio file]

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October

October 31, 2014 - speaker icon"Looking for diabetes" [save the audio file]

 

October 30, 2014 - speaker icon"Diabetes – up with weight" [save the audio file]

 

October 29, 2014 - speaker icon"Weight and blood pressure up" [save the audio file]

 

October 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Addiction and marijuana" [save the audio file]

 

October 27, 2014 - speaker icon"Memorable workout" [save the audio file]

 

October 24, 2014 - speaker icon"Chain food, fewer calories" [save the audio file]

 

October 23, 2014 - speaker icon"HPV and drinking" [save the audio file]

 

October 22, 2014 - speaker icon"Leading in deaths" [save the audio file]

 

October 21, 2014 - speaker icon"Exercise and kids’ brainpower" [save the audio file]

 

October 20, 2014 - speaker icon"Workouts and drinking" [save the audio file]

 

October 17, 2014 - speaker icon"What drug users don’t know that could kill them" [save the audio file]

 

October 16, 2014 - speaker icon"Diabetes – 2 in 5" [save the audio file]

 

October 15, 2014 - speaker icon"Flu time" [save the audio file]

 

October 14, 2014 - speaker icon"Two paths to teen binge drinking" [save the audio file]

 

October 13, 2014 - speaker icon"Better on stroke" [save the audio file]

 

October 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Violence in the relationship" [save the audio file]

 

October 9, 2014 - speaker icon"E for two" [save the audio file]

 

October 8, 2014 - speaker icon"Have a virus?" [save the audio file]

 

October 7, 2014 - speaker icon"The coach on your wrist" [save the audio file]

 

October 6, 2014 - speaker icon"Drugs from where" [save the audio file]

 

October 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Diabetes – steady and high" [save the audio file]

 

October 2, 2014 - speaker icon"The well-restrained child" [save the audio file]

 

October 1, 2014 - speaker icon"Who should go no-gluten" [save the audio file]

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September

September 30, 2014 - speaker icon"Teens’ brains on food" [save the audio file]

 

September 29, 2014 - speaker icon"The village baby" [save the audio file]

 

September 26, 2014 - speaker icon"Lots of over-salted kids" [save the audio file]

 

September 25, 2014 - speaker icon"A child’s disaster story" [save the audio file]

 

September 24, 2014 - speaker icon"Under-slept and overweight" [save the audio file]

 

September 23, 2014 - speaker icon"Potassium or death" [save the audio file

 

September 22, 2014 - speaker icon"The disaster routine" [save the audio file

 

September 19, 2014 - speaker icon"Malnourished seniors" [save the audio file

 

September 18, 2014 - speaker icon"Parents’ work, teens’ meals" [save the audio file

 

September 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Keeping kids current" [save the audio file

 

September 16, 2014 - speaker icon"Smokers’ newborns’ lungs" [save the audio file

 

September 15, 2014 - speaker icon"Losing weight, saving money" [save the audio file

 

September 12, 2014 - speaker icon"Senior boomers’ drugs" [save the audio file

 

September 11, 2014 - speaker icon"Like Mom and Dad do" [save the audio file

 

September 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Kids, school and diabetes" [save the audio file

 

September 9, 2014 - speaker icon"The pill crew" [save the audio file

 

September 8, 2014 - speaker icon"Healthy pregnancy weight" [save the audio file

 

September 5, 2014 - speaker icon"Eating away at health" [save the audio file

 

September 4, 2014 - speaker icon"Staying quit after the hospital" [save the audio file

 

September 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Exercise and breast cancer" [save the audio file

 

September 2, 2014 - speaker icon"Anxious schooldays" [save the audio file

 

September 1, 2014 - speaker icon"Teens and vaccines" [save the audio file

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August

August 29, 2014 - speaker icon"Aspirin and breast cancer treatment" [save the audio file

 

August 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Living right for the kids" [save the audio file

 

August 27, 2014 - speaker icon"Sweet drink, bitter aftertaste" [save the audio file

 

August 26, 2014 - speaker icon"Healthy living after childhood cancer" [save the audio file

 

August 25, 2014 - speaker icon"Say what?" [save the audio file

 

August 22, 2014 - speaker icon"Work, heart disease and stroke" [save the audio file

 

August 21, 2014 - speaker icon"Kids, fruits and vegetables" [save the audio file

 

August 20, 2014 - speaker icon"Vitamin D and dementia" [save the audio file

 

August 19, 2014 - speaker icon"Bad and games" [save the audio file

 

August 18, 2014 - speaker icon"Another 200 calories" [save the audio file

 

August 15, 2014 - speaker icon"Drinking teens, troubled young adults" [save the audio file

 

August 14, 2014 - speaker icon"Big and healthy?" [save the audio file

 

August 13, 2014 - speaker icon"Wasted food" [save the audio file

 

August 12, 2014 - speaker icon"Give away some stem cells" [save the audio file

 

August 11, 2014 - speaker icon"Seniors, supplements and hearts" [save the audio file

 

August 8, 2014 - speaker icon"Caffeine and night sweats" [save the audio file

 

August 7, 2014 - speaker icon"The long benefit" [save the audio file

 

August 6, 2014 - speaker icon"Three more years" [save the audio file

 

August 5, 2014 - speaker icon"Skip the skin cancer" [save the audio file

 

August 4, 2014 - speaker icon"Lower weight, fewer hot flashes" [save the audio file]

 

August 1, 2014 - speaker icon"Stones in the summertime" [save the audio file]

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July

July 31, 2014 - speaker icon"Older walks and falls" [save the audio file]

 

July 30, 2014 - speaker icon"In the pipe" [save the audio file]

 

July 29, 2014 - speaker icon"Beware of the chair" [save the audio file]

 

July 29, 2014 - speaker icon"Beware of the chair" [save the audio file]

 

July 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Checking out online" [save the audio file]

 

July 25, 2014 - speaker icon"What’s depression" [save the audio file]

 

July 24, 2014 - speaker icon"Smoking and suicide" [save the audio file]

 

July 23, 2014 - speaker icon"High fat, high stress, slow-burning calories" [save the audio file]

 

July 22, 2014 - speaker icon"Tobacco death" [save the audio file]

 

July 21, 2014 - speaker icon"Teen bingers’ brands" [save the audio file]

 

July 18, 2014 - speaker icon"Marijuana tweets" [save the audio file]

 

July 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Donating marrow" [save the audio file]

 

July 16, 2014 - speaker icon"Minority suicide" [save the audio file]

 

July 15, 2014 - speaker icon"Tens of millions on the line" [save the audio file]

 

July 14, 2014 - speaker icon"Seeing what smoking does" [save the audio file]

 

July 11, 2014 - speaker icon"Help for mental illness" [save the audio file]

 

July 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Kids watching screens" [save the audio file]

 

July 9, 2014 - speaker icon"Simple steps save lives" [save the audio file]

 

July 8, 2014 - speaker icon"Hookah pollution" [save the audio file]

 

July 7, 2014 - speaker icon"Hands off norovirus" [save the audio file]

 

July 4, 2014 - speaker icon"Breathing social" [save the audio file]

 

July 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Less bullying" [save the audio file]

 

July 2, 2014 - speaker icon"Active for healthy hearts" [save the audio file]

 

July 1, 2014 - speaker icon"New statins, less activity" [save the audio file]

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June

June 30, 2014 - speaker icon"Inflammatory bullying" [save the audio file]

 

June 27, 2014 - speaker icon"Tested?" [save the audio file]

 

June 26, 2014 - speaker icon"Seeing vision solutions" [save the audio file]

 

June 25, 2014 - speaker icon"Seniors keeping going" [save the audio file]

 

June 24, 2014 - speaker icon"Sensible statins" [save the audio file]

 

June 23, 2014 - speaker icon"More active independent living" [save the audio file]

 

June 20, 2014 - speaker icon"Bugs in the daycare" [save the audio file]

 

June 19, 2014 - speaker icon"Preventing a stroke" [save the audio file]

 

June 18, 2014 - speaker icon"Light exercise, less disability" [save the audio file]

 

June 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Teens driving under the double influence" [save the audio file]

 

June 13, 2014 - speaker icon"Smokers watching vapers" [save the audio file]

 

June 12, 2014 - speaker icon"Hookah and cancer" [save the audio file]

 

June 11, 2014 - speaker icon"More kids with diabetes" [save the audio file]

 

June 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Binge drinking and future alcoholism" [save the audio file]

 

June 9, 2014 - speaker icon"Staying stressed" [save the audio file]

 

June 6, 2014 - speaker icon"Pool-ready" [save the audio file]

 

June 5, 2014 - speaker icon"Cyber exercise buddies" [save the audio file]

 

June 4, 2014 - speaker icon"Vitamin D and asthma" [save the audio file]

 

June 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Heart fiber" [save the audio file]

 

June 2, 2014 - speaker icon"Dead from being there" [save the audio file]

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May

May 30, 2014 - speaker icon"Cholesterol versus pregnancy" [save the audio file]

 

May 29, 2014 - speaker icon"More than fruits and vegetables" [save the audio file]

 

May 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Active with disability" [save the audio file]

 

May 27, 2014 - speaker icon"Problems with sleep, problems with memory" [save the audio file]

 

May 26, 2014 - speaker icon"Tweens, sports and smoking" [save the audio file]

 

May 23, 2014 - speaker icon"Smoking and staying stable" [save the audio file]

 

May 22, 2014 - speaker icon"Pet preparedness" [save the audio file]

 

May 21, 2014 - speaker icon"First on the scene" [save the audio file]

 

May 20, 2014 - speaker icon"Marijuana and the young adult brain" [save the audio file]

 

May 19, 2014 - speaker icon"Horses and stress" [save the audio file]

 

May 16, 2014 - speaker icon"Bad air" [save the audio file]

 

May 15, 2014 - speaker icon"The benefit of active thinking" [save the audio file]

 

May 14, 2014 - speaker icon"What's in an e-cigarette?" [save the audio file]

 

May 13, 2014 - speaker icon"The right line on health information" [save the audio file]

 

May 12, 2014 - speaker icon"Vaccines for Children" [save the audio file]

 

May 9, 2014 - speaker icon"Listening and bingeing" [save the audio file]

 

May 8, 2014 - speaker icon"TV and kids' sleep" [save the audio file]

 

May 7, 2014 - speaker icon" Aspirin and being pregnant" [save the audio file]

 

May 6, 2014 - speaker icon"Hearts for sports" [save the audio file]

 

May 5, 2014 - speaker icon"Is that true?" [save the audio file]

 

May 2, 2014 - speaker icon"Poisoning by e-cigarette" [save the audio file]

 

May 1, 2014 - speaker icon"K for kids" [save the audio file]

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April

April 30, 2014 - speaker icon"Tracking better health" [save the audio file]

 

April 29, 2014 - speaker icon"Active healthy kids" [save the audio file]

 

April 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Stress and pregnancy" [save the audio file]

 

April 25, 2014 - speaker icon"Teens, tobacco and direct marketing" [save the audio file]

 

April 24, 2014 - speaker icon"Vitamin D and depression" [save the audio file]

 

April 23, 2014 - speaker icon"When medications fight" [save the audio file]

 

April 22, 2014 - speaker icon"E-cigarettes may not promote quitting" [save the audio file]

 

April 21, 2014 - speaker icon"TV in kids' bedrooms" [save the audio file]

 

April 18, 2014 - speaker icon"Vitamin D and cholesterol" [save the audio file]

 

April 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Kids eating like grown-ups" [save the audio file]

 

April 16, 2014 - speaker icon"Donating the difference" [save the audio file]

 

April 15, 2014 - speaker icon"Checking the drinking" [save the audio file]

 

April 14, 2014 - speaker icon"Ready family" [save the audio file]

 

April 11, 2014 - speaker icon"Energy drinks and alcohol" [save the audio file]

 

April 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Teens riding under the influence" [save the audio file]

 

April 9, 2014 - speaker icon"How little alcohol" [save the audio file]

 

April 8, 2014 - speaker icon"A safe brain" [save the audio file]

 

April 7, 2014 - speaker icon"Helping to find the cure" [save the audio file]

 

April 4, 2014 - speaker icon"COPD and thinking" [save the audio file]

 

April 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Selenium and prostate cancer" [save the audio file]

 

April 2, 2014 - speaker icon"Does glucosamine make a difference?" [save the audio file]

 

April 1, 2014 - speaker icon"Indoor tanning teens" [save the audio file]

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March

March 31, 2014 - speaker icon"Keeping malaria out" [save the audio file]

 

March 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Bigger bellies, shorter lives" [save the audio file]

 

March 27, 2014 - speaker icon"Teens and e-cigarettes" [save the audio file]

 

March 26, 2014 - speaker icon"Kidney disease can sneak up " [save the audio file]

 

March 25, 2014 - speaker icon"Discrimination and families" [save the audio file]

 

March 24, 2014 - speaker icon"High-pressured kidneys" [save the audio file]

 

March 21, 2014 - speaker icon"Pro-level kidney disease" [save the audio file]

 

March 20, 2014 - speaker icon"Smoking, quitting, and mental health" [save the audio file]

 

March 19, 2014 - speaker icon"Playing with concussion" [save the audio file]

 

March 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Too high too early" [save the audio file]

 

March 14, 2014 - speaker icon"Fat and colon cancer" [save the audio file]

 

March 13, 2014 - speaker icon"International indoor tanning" [save the audio file]

 

March 12, 2014 - speaker icon"Evading the silent killer" [save the audio file]

 

March 11, 2014 - speaker icon"Drinking problems" [save the audio file]

 

March 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Don't be the 1 in 3" [save the audio file]

 

March 7, 2014 - speaker icon"More sugar, not sweet" [save the audio file]

 

March 6, 2014 - speaker icon"Shy toddlers understand" [save the audio file]

 

March 5, 2014 - speaker icon"Little active kids" [save the audio file]

 

March 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Reading what you eat" [save the audio file]

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February

February 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Salted like grown-ups" [save the audio file]

 

February 27, 2014 - speaker icon"Healthy contacts" [save the audio file]

 

February 26, 2014 - speaker icon"No paradox" [save the audio file]

 

February 25, 2014 - speaker icon"Lots of inactive kids" [save the audio file]

 

February 24, 2014 - speaker icon"Actively living with cancer" [save the audio file]

 

February 21, 2014 - speaker icon"Not just concussion" [save the audio file]

 

February 20, 2014 - speaker icon"Properly buckled" [save the audio file]

 

February 19, 2014 - speaker icon"Eating away the benefit" [save the audio file]

 

February 18, 2014 - speaker icon"From baby fat on" [save the audio file]

 

February 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Rising melanoma" [save the audio file]

 

February 14, 2014 - speaker icon"Obese kids, asthma and air pollution" [save the audio file]

 

February 13, 2014 - speaker icon"Smoking, mothers and daughters" [save the audio file]

 

February 12, 2014 - speaker icon"Seniors and disasters" [save the audio file]

 

February 11, 2014 - speaker icon"Yoga and recovery" [save the audio file]

 

February 10, 2014 - speaker icon"The Real Cost" [save the audio file]

 

February 7, 2014 - speaker icon"Meditation, anxiety and depression" [save the audio file]

 

February 6, 2014 - speaker icon"Eating family-style" [save the audio file]

 

February 5, 2014 - speaker icon"Eyes on the road" [save the audio file]

 

February 4, 2014 - speaker icon"Fit memory" [save the audio file]

 

February 3, 2014 - speaker icon"A few fewer calories" [save the audio file]

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January

January 31, 2014 - speaker icon"How many calories" [save the audio file]

 

January 30, 2014 - speaker icon"Anxiety and stroke" [save the audio file]

 

January 29, 2014 - speaker icon"More smoking diseases" [save the audio file]

 

January 28, 2014 - speaker icon"Marijuana, memory and teen brains" [save the audio file]

 

January 27, 2014 - speaker icon"Kids versus flu" [save the audio file]

 

January 24, 2014 - speaker icon"Smoking keeps killing" [save the audio file]

 

January 21, 2014 - speaker icon"Seniors on their feet" [save the audio file]

 

January 17, 2014 - speaker icon"Starting smoking young" [save the audio file]

 

January 16, 2014 - speaker icon"Concussion and Alzheimer’s" [save the audio file]

 

January 15, 2014 - speaker icon"Stable high blood pressure" [save the audio file]

 

January 14, 2014 - speaker icon"Mostly oversalted" [save the audio file]

 

January 13, 2014 - speaker icon"Smoking, dying and living" [save the audio file]

 

January 10, 2014 - speaker icon"Overweight costs" [save the audio file]

 

January 9, 2014 - speaker icon"Kids watching alcohol ads" [save the audio file]

 

January 8, 2014 - speaker icon"Measles at bay" [save the audio file]

 

January 7, 2014 - speaker icon"Chickenpox and shingles" [save the audio file]

 

January 6, 2014 - speaker icon"More weight, less hearing" [save the audio file]

 

January 3, 2014 - speaker icon"Microwaving bacteria" [save the audio file]

 

January 2, 2014 - speaker icon"Beating bedtime battles" [save the audio file]

 

January 1, 2014 - speaker icon"Working the old brain" [save the audio file]

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