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Aug 18, 2017 FOX News Radio
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There could soon be a cure for one of the most common allergies. FOX's Alex Hein with more in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Peanut allergy sufferers may soon know the joy of peanut-butter flavored goodness after a study found effectiveness in an oral treatment. Researches gave children with the allergy a probiotic with a peanut protein daily for 18 months. A month later, 80 percent were able to tolerate peanuts without any symptoms. Four years later, 70...
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Aug 1, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Could the amount of sleep you are getting have an impact on your weight? FOX's Alex Hein explains a new study in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. So, not only could skimping on your sleep hurt your mental health or give you bags under your eyes, but it could also add some pounds to your waistline. This new study, which followed 1600 adults who self reported sleeping habits, found that those who got an average of six hours of shuteye had a waist circumference...
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Jul 25, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Scientists may be one giant step closer to a cure in the fight to end AIDS. FOX's Alex Hein explains in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. In a major reveal at an AIDS conference in Paris, researchers said a South African girl who was born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines. They say the results are evidence that early treatment is capable of causing long-term remission. Currently,...
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Jul 19, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Three dimensional printing technology may soon help people on long transplant wait-lists. FOX's Steve Rappoport with the details in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. The power of 3D printing continues to amaze us all, and now scientists have upped the ante yet again, creating a silicone heart that beats just like a human one. The group, based in Zurich, posted a video of their model which even has a fluid pumping through the heart just like a real organ. The...
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Jul 10, 2017 FOX News Radio
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This is Housecall for Health. Though the face is the most common place for skin cancer to appear, on average we miss about 10 percent of it when applying sunscreen. University of Liverpool researchers asked 57 participants to apply sunscreen to their face with no further instructions or details on how to do it. Photos were taken of each person's face with a UV-sensitive camera before and after the application. The areas covered with sunscreen appeared black due to the camera. On average, people...
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Jul 4, 2017 FOX News Radio
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This is Housecall for Health. The number of women giving birth in the U.S. has hit a historic low, causing some experts to warn about a potential national emergency. There is good news from this stat as the number of teen births in the country continued to fall. However, the number also decreased for women in their twenties, and while the number increased for women in their thirties and forties, it was not enough to prevent an overall decline. The low, which was tacked at one percent lower to...
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Jun 27, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Sick building syndrome? Is it a real thing? FOX's Alex Hein says yes, according to one study: This is Housecall for Health. Do you sneeze more while at work? Ever wonder how often they clean the air filters? Do you notice an achy feeling return when you head back to the office on Monday? Well, it turns out, you might be suffering from symptoms of sick building syndrome. According to a new study, toxins lurking behind your office's wallpaper might in turn be making you sick. The toxins can...
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Jun 21, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A life-like baby robot could help save lives. FOX's Alex Hein reports in this 'Housecall for Health': This is Housecall for Health. Sounds real doesn't it? The heart beat, spit up and blinking that comes with it does too, but the sounds are actually coming from Super Tory, a highly sophisticated robot meant to train doctors, nurses and EMT's on how to save the lives of real newborns. Super Tory is being hailed as the world's most advanced neonatal patient simulator and is the first that can go...
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Jun 14, 2017 FOX News Radio
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As we gear up for summer, Doctors are advising us to be focused on staying cool. FOX's Joy Piazza reports in this 'Housecall for Health': This is Housecall for Health. With a lot of the country facing higher than normal temperatures and summer right around the corner, Doctors are advising folks to avoid getting heat stroke: (Dr. Marciniak) "If a person is in the heat too long, they may experience excessive sweating, they can get muscle cramping, they can feel faint." Dr. Alison...
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Jun 5, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Hot water or cold water for washing hands? It might not make a difference. FOX's Alex Hein explains in "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Sure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends a minimum handwashing temperature of at least 100 degrees to kill harmful bacteria, but could we be scorching ourselves for no reason? Researchers at Rutgers University will have you thinking so, as their new findings suggest that washing hands in cold water is just as...
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May 31, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Could a lack of sleep turn your brain... cannibalistic? FOX's Alex Hein has the details in this Housecall for Health: This is Housecall for Health. Skipping out on sleep may not only affect your mood contribute to those big bags under your eyes, but it could cause part of your brain to start eating other parts. While that sounds frightening, researchers say it may not be such a bad thing. The study, which focused on mice, found that in sleep-deprived mice, two types of glial cells, astrocytes...
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May 30, 2017 FOX News Radio
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The number of people contracting Alzheimer's Disease is on the rise and Baby Boomers pose a large risk. FOX's Alex Hein with details in your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. With our increasing lifespan comes an increased risk of age-related diseases, and as Baby Boomers get older, more and more are being diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. So much so, that the CDC reported a 54 percent jump from 1999 to 2014. Alzheimer's is currently the sixth leading cause of...
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May 29, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Tick season is approaching, so what can you do to avoid them? FOX's Alex Hein reports: This is Housecall for Health. Health officials have been warning about a dangerous tick season this summer, but what are some of the things you should do if you find one crawling on you? First off, remain calm. Just because you've been bitten doesn't automatically mean you'll get Lyme disease. Find a pair of tweezers to pull the full tick off of you, careful not to leave any pieces behind. Put the tick in a...
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May 25, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A small piece of chocolate isn't so bad for you once in awhile. FOX's Alex Hein explains: This is Housecall for Health. While so-called choc-o-holics may have gotten a bad rap over the years, a new study has found that eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease your risk of developing a serious type of irregular heart rhythm. AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. In this case,...
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May 23, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Parents beware, could suntan lotion harm your child instead of protecting from UV rays? FOX's Alex Hein has details with your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A mother in Canada wants other parents to pay extra attention to the type of sunscreen they choose for their children after she claims her 14 month old daughter suffered second degree burns from an aerosol kids sunspray. Rebecca Cannon said she used Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 to protect her daughter Kyla and...
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May 18, 2017 FOX News Radio
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New research may give women faced with infertility new hope. FOX's Alex Hein reports: This is Housecall for Health. The magic of 3D printing has paved the way for medical miracles through the field of modern medicine. The latest involves a mouse, prosthetic ovaries and a healthy offspring. Being hailed as a landmark study, researchers believe the engineered ovaries made of gelatin, could one day help to restore fertility in human cancer survivors rendered sterile by radiation or chemotherapy....
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May 15, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Humans may have a better sense of smell than scientist originally thought. FOX's Alex Hein has details in you your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. If you've ever been told you've got a nose like a hound, truth is, you do! A study in the Journal Science has concluded that humans can sniff just as well as puppers can, as well as other mammals who largely rely on their sense of smell, like rodents. The myth that animals can sniff better than you has persisted...
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May 8, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Swearing may actually be good for you. FOX's Alex Hein has the details in this 'Housecall for Health': This is Housecall for Health. If you've been told you've got a mouth like a sailor, we've got a study for you. Researchers said a good dose of foul language during physical activity, whether exercising or moving a heavy object, may actually help you get the job done. Psychologists instructed volunteers to swear before intense exercises and found that a burst of foul language led to improved...
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May 1, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Hearing a non-existent boom sounds terrifying, but many people suffer from this phenomenon. FOX's Alex Hein reports: This is Housecall for Health. Exploding head syndrome sounds like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but in reality, it's a very real medical condition that thousands of people suffer from. Patients diagnosed with the condition can sense the sound of an object crashing to the ground or the sight of a bright flash of light, even though no such events really occurred. You see, for...
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Apr 27, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Researchers have successfully created an artificial womb. FOX's Alex Hein has the details: This is Housecall for Health. Can a plastic bag save the lives of premature newborns? That's what these researchers are banking on after creating an artificial womb that managed to keep baby sheep alive for four weeks. The creation, called a biobag, is a plastic bag filled with fluid to mimic the inside of a uterus. Hypothetically, tubes from a baby's umbilical cord would extend to an external device to...
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Apr 25, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A college professor may have discovered a vaccine that could take some of the stress out of the teenage years. FOX's Alex Hein has the details: This is Housecall for Health. Like music to a suffering teenager's ears, a U.C. San Diego professor said he's got an idea for a vaccine that could signal the end of dreaded acne. Eric Huang, who once worked on a biodefense vaccine to fight anthrax, told news outlets that a six-year study has the potential to lead to a vaccine that targets the bacteria...
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Apr 24, 2017 FOX News Radio
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You may want to cut back on those diet sodas. FOX's Alex Hein reports: This is Housecall for Health. Soda isn't the most nutritious thing for you, we all know that. But for those patting themselves on the back for making the switch to diet, hold off. A new study claims that daily dose of diet soda could put you at triple the risk for suffering a stroke. Researches found that diet fizz has a warning association with dementia too. The study looked at 10 years worth of data for more than 4,300...
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Apr 19, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A new study may disprove the myth that salty snacks make you thirsty. FOX's Alex Hein has the details in this 'Housecall for Health': This is Housecall for Health. Milk and cookies, peanut butter and jelly, chips and soda. Ever wonder how that last one came to be? Sure it's common to believe that salty snacks leave you thirsty, but new research says it's not really thirst you're trying to quench, but more hunger. In a recent simulated trip to Mars, scientists tested whether salty snacks led to...
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Apr 17, 2017 FOX News Radio
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One hobby could prolong your life. FOX's Alex Hein reports: This is Housecall for Health. If you've been searching for a new hobby, this latest study suggests that picking up running could help you add years to life. Researchers said that even runners who smoke, drink or are overweight tend to outlive their non-runner friends by about three years. The study was conducted at the Cooper Institute in Dallas and found that pounding the pavement trumps all other forms of physical activity in terms...
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Apr 11, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Could your puppy be providing more than just companionship for your family? FOX's Alex Hein reports on a new study that says just that: This is Housecall for Health. There's more to the relationship between a dog and new baby than adorable photo shoots and constant companionship. In fact, a Canadian report has found that babies from pet-owning families possess more microbes linked with a lower allergy and obesity risk than their pet-less counterparts. The University of Alberta researchers...
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Apr 10, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Are you a night owl? New research shows it may be because of your genetics. FOX's Alex Hein has 'Housecall for Health': This is Housecall for Health. Are you a night owl desperately seeking to become a early bird? Well, unfortunately, it could be a matter of genes. But thanks to researchers, there may be hope on the horizon. In a recent study, researchers looked at 70 people from six families and found that a genetic mutation was common among those who were diagnosed with delayed sleep phase...
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A new study has found that certain countries could be affecting a baby's temperament. FOX's Alex Hein has the details in the 'Housecall for Health': This is Housecall for Health. Forget the nursery rhymes, if you've got a fussy baby, maybe you should consider a move to Denmark. Researchers in the U.K. compiled the first universal charts for normal amounts of crying during a baby's first three months. They discovered that newborns tend to cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands...
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Mar 29, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Maybe Popeye was onto something after all. FOX's Alex Hein has the details on groundbreaking research involving spinach leaves: This is Housecall for Health. A team of scientists in Massachusetts successfully converted a spinach leaf into a tiny beating human heart muscle, which is a step they hope might one day help doctors repair damaged organs. The team swapped the plants cells for human cells, which transformed the plants veins into a blood vessel network. They said they chose spinach for...
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Mar 20, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Mom and dad's genetics may not be to blame for the big nose. FOX's Alex Hein with details on a new study with your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. It may be time to cut your mom and dad some slack about the ill-fated shape of your nose, as a new study suggests its not your ancestors fault per say, but rather the ancestral climate that's to blame for how you look. The researchers, from Penn State University, believe noses were shaped over time by local climates as...
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Mar 13, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A new study may take some of the mystery out of death. FOX's Alex Hein has more in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. From Hollywood directors to your death obsessed neighbor, everyone has an opinion on what happens to your body after you die. But a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences says that the brain can be active for up to 10 minutes after a person has been declared clinically dead. The researchers observed what happened...
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Mar 6, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Internet buyer beware, purchasing medications over the internet could be dangerous. FOX's Alex Hein explains in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. It may seem like a no-brainer, but desperate times can lead to desperate measures, which means some may turn to online vendors to purchase medications to avoid paying a pricey pharmacy fee, but this practice has some experts worried. The care quality commission in the U.K. inspected 11 internet prescription...
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Feb 27, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Could smoking weed mean you are smarter? FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Not too many associate high achieving students with under-age drinking and smoking marijuana. But according to a study of British adolescents, the group is more likely to pick up those habits than their less academically gifted peers. The study tracked 6,000 teenagers use of tobacco, alcohol and pot from ages 11 to 20. During their early teens, the smarter...
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Feb 20, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Did the 2016 take a toll on your mental health? FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. The election season may have ended months ago, but simply thinking about politics still has Americans stressed out. The American Psychological Association's annual 'Stress in America: Coping with Change' reflected a higher level of anxiety over political matters and where the country is heading, among both Democrats and Republicans. The nation's...
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Feb 18, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A new study found that doctors across the country may be to blame for their patients opioid addiction. FOX's Alex Hein has "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. In an emergency situation, you hardly have time to consider who to call, let alone which hospital to go to first. But an alarming new study suggests that choosing the wrong one may leave you with an opioid addiction that is hard to kick. A national comparison of emergency room physicians uncovered a broad range...
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Feb 14, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Cases of the flu are still rising across the United States. FOX's Alex Hein reports: This is Housecall for Health. As a country the latest data suggests we are far from being over the flu, with the number of cases spiking sharply throughout the first week of February. Deaths from flu-related complications and hospitalizations among children and the elderly remain high. So far, 20 children have died from the influenza virus. One of the most important take aways from this data is that it's still...
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Feb 13, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A new study says breakfast really is the most important meal when looking at heart health. FOX's Alex Hein weighs-in with your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health.  Did you skip breakfast this morning? Then don't load up on calories tonight. In fact, eating more calories earlier in the day and consuming less food at night, may not only reduce your odds of a heart attack, but it may also reduce your risk of a stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel disease. According...
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Feb 8, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Breast cancer patients could get more answers from genetic testing and counseling. FOX's Dr. Sapna Parikh explains in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A diagnosis of breast cancer means a lot of questions and a search for answers: What kind of surgery is best for me? What will the follow-up treatment be like? And what's the long-term prognosis? But according to a new study, some questions are not answered because genetic testing wasn't done. The study...
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Feb 7, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Seemingly harmless sounds like crunching on a snack could be a real bother for suffers of Misophonia. FOX's Alex Hein with details of a new study in your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Hidden between the political posts and Tom Brady devotion on Facebook you may have caught a headline or two about how seemingly harmless sounds to you can actually cause rage or anxiety in others. The noises can be as benign as breathing, popcorn munching or even nose sniffling,...
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Feb 6, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Laundry pods continue to be a major health concern for young kids. FOX's Alex Hein reports in "Housecall For Health": This is Housecall for Health. Parents have been warned about the dangers laundry pods pose to toddlers and young children around the house, but a new study sheds a scary light on the type of injuries parents should look out for.  Between 2012 & 2015, the number of chemical burns to the eye linked to laundry detergent packets rose more than 30 percent among young...
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Jan 30, 2017 FOX News Radio
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An old myth is bring used to assist with dropping weight. FOX's Alex Hein explains: This is, Housecall for Health. Remember that myth you heard about as a kid? If you felt your stomach after running around and it was cold, that meant you were burning calories? Welp, a new health trend is a little bit like that, plastic surgeons and dermatologists are turning to fat freezing to eliminate about 20 percent of the fat cells on a particular area of the body in just an hour's time. The professionals...
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Jan 23, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Doctors in Colorado are using acupuncture to treat children. FOX's Joy Piazza with your "Housecall for Health": This is, Housecall for Health. It's an alternative therapy to help treat a child with severe eczema in Colorado. Emily Cadwell says her daughter Mckenna is being treated with acupuncture, stimulating specific points on the body with thin needles. The 19-month old was: (Cadwell) "Really, she was just miserable. Very itchy, her skin was very red and inflamed."...
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Jan 17, 2017 FOX News Radio
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A new blood test could help assess risk of heart attack complications and blood clots. FOX's Alex Hein explains, in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. While chest pain is typically the tell-tale sign of a heart attack, a new blood test may help doctors differentiate between a serious pain or a false alarm. A study published in the European Heart Journal described a test that measures the blood levels of a molecule called TMAO, which is produced when gut...
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Jan 13, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Every parent has their own way to cure a crying baby: a pacifier, their favorite toy, but one Denver couple has an odd solution: watching football. FOX's Alex Hein has the story in today's "Housecall for Health": This is, Housecall for Health. Any tired new parent can tell you the tricks and trades they've picked up along the way to help soothe a crying baby, but for longtime Broncos fans Laura and Bryan Catron, getting their baby Lola to stop crying has meant putting aside their...
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Jan 9, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Ever hear something so clearly you could taste it? Well one women could. FOX's Alex Hein explains in "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A curious report found in the British paper, The Sun, features a woman who could only taste words, smell sounds, and was cured after being struck by lightning, only for her curious symptoms to later return. The woman, who wasn't identified, suffers from Synaesthesia, which is the ability to taste words, hear colors and sense auras...
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Jan 3, 2017 FOX News Radio
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Whether you are drinking regular or diet sodas, there may be an increase in ditching the sugary pop-cola from your diet. FOX's Alex Hein takes a look: This is, Housecall for Health. It's a smart move to ditch sugary drinks from your diet in order to life a healthier life, but if you're making the move from regular soda to diet soda in an effort to ditch calories, it probably won't help you much. A new study suggests that at the end of the day, while an average can of soda packs in about 150...
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Dec 19, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Studies have warned about the risk of using daily pain medication damaging your stomach - but can it also harm your hearing? FOX's Alex Hein with details in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. There are plenty of articles on how popping pain relievers daily could damage your stomach or potentially harm your heart, but did you know that regularly popping a dose of Advil or Tylenol could also compromise your hearing? A new study examining the long-term use of...
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Dec 13, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Should doctors take classes on empathy skills during training? FOX's Alex Hein weighs-in with "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Bedside manners often matter a great deal to patients, especially in a time of grave illness or ahead of an impending surgery. One doctor believes that instead of being urged to be more compassionate, physicians should learn specific empathy skills during their training to improve a patients overall level of care. Dr. David Jeffrey, who...
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Dec 5, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Could using an electronic device not be as bad as originally thought? FOX's Alex Hein with the details in "Housecall for Health":  This is Housecall for Health. Countless studies and experts tell you to put down the phone or tablet before heading to bed to help optimize your quality of sleep, but a new one says for those already struggling with insomnia issues, turning on the computer may be the only way to help fix it. An automated program called SHUTi is an online version of...
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Nov 29, 2016 FOX News Radio
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What keeps you up at night? A new study says if you drink a lot of soda that could be one reason causing you to toss and turn. FOX's Alex Hein has the details in "Housecall For Health": This is Housecall for Health. It may seem like an obvious link, but a new study suggests that adults who sleep five hours or less per night are more likely to be heavy soda drinkers than those who get more rest. With soda as the main source of added sugar in the American diet, it's not surprise that...
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Nov 28, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Could your favorite cheese improve your health? FOX's Alex Hein weighs-in with your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Are you a cheesehead? Do you find a helping of fresh grated Parmesan to be irresistable? Well, there's good news for you, a recent study published in the Journal Nature Medicine reported that eating cheese, specifically the aged kind containing the compound spermidine, was linked to a longer life in mammals. The study focused on 800 Italians and...
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Nov 22, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Sleep apnea has been fingered in the deadly September Hoboken NJ Transit crash. FOX's Alex Hein with details on the safeguards regulators are drafting in your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Railroads across the country are being urged to test train operators for obstructive sleep apnea after federal regulators found the engineer in September's deadly New Jersey commuter train crash had the fatigue-inducing disorder. The Associated Press reports that the Federal...
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Nov 21, 2016 FOX News Radio
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What simple steps at home can help avoid getting sick at work? FOX's Alex Hein with some suggestions in your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. We've discussed washing your hands and avoiding touching your face to help keep you safe from catching the dreaded office cold, but Self magazine says getting sleep can help keep your immune system healthy to fight off invading germs. If you don't prioritize sleep, your body may be vulnerable to bacteria and viruses causing...
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Nov 15, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Having family members that suffer from heart disease doesn't necessarily mean you will have the same fate. FOX's Alex Hein explains: This is Housecall for Health. While family history of heart disease is considered a determining factor for your own risk, clean living can help better your odds even if your genes are stacked against you. This new study has found the opposite is also true. Eating a bunch of junk and indulging in unhealthy habits can ruin the benefits of good genes. The study was...
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Nov 10, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Mixed results for health related ballot questions around the country. FOX's Lisa Brady has "Housecall for Health": Four more cities passing a so-called soda tax on sugary beverages, including Oakland, San Francisco and a bay area neighbor and Boulder, Colorado, months after Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to do it. The tax aimed in part at helping to curb childhood obesity and illnesses including diabetes. Tax hikes on cigarettes were rejected in Colorado, North Dakota...
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Nov 7, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Muscle memory? FOX's Alex Hein reports on a new study that may prove there is a link between muscles and memories: This is, Housecall for Health. A recent U.S. study concerning children and their strength may lead some parents to get their kids signed up at the gym. The study found an independent link between muscle fitness and kids' performance on memory tests as well as their math and reading skills. The study, funded by Nike, concentrated on kids ages nine to 11-years-old. They completed...
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Nov 1, 2016 FOX News Radio
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New research may provide relief for young children suffering from a peanut allergy. FOX's Alex Hein has "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A wearable skin patch may be the answer to childhood peanut allergies, as a new study shows promise in the therapy that delivers small doses of peanut protein to the skin. The National Institutes of Health funded the study which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. It says nearly half of those treated...
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Oct 25, 2016 FOX News Radio
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How much screen time should your children have may now depend on their age and family dynamics. FOX's Alex Hein reports on the recent changes in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its long-standing recommendation regarding the amount of screen time children should have per day. While it once issued a general limit to two hours per day, the group now suggests each family devise a plan that accounts for the health,...
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Oct 18, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Is your fitness tracking device actually motivating a healthier lifestyle? FOX's Alex Hein explains in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. Fitness trackers were all the rage this summer, but do they actually work to motivate consumers or were they just flashy accessories? According to a study of out Singapore, fitness trackers add little benefit to consumers overall health, as researchers found that increasing step counts may not translate to real health...
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Oct 10, 2016 FOX News Radio
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In today's "Housecall for Health", FOX's Alex Hein reports on what to say to loved ones with suffering from cancer: When a loved one or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, it can be difficult to find the right words to say. Prevention has come up with six things that you can say that can help offer some relief to a patient or caregiver struggling with the diagnosis: Instead of asking how to help, state the task you've decided to do. Like I'll pick up the kids, or I'm dropping...
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Oct 5, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Are carrots the key to a better eyesight? FOX's Dr. Sapna Parikh addresses that theory in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. If you eat carrots, will it really improve your eyesight? Chances are you've heard that at some point, but is there any truth to it? Well the answer partly depends on your nutritional status is to begin with. Carrots are thought to be beneficial because of they contain beta carotene which your body converts to Vitamin-A.  Vitamin-A...
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Sep 27, 2016 FOX News Radio
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A mothers instinct saves her sons life. FOX's Dr. Sapna Parikh has the story in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A Georgia mother's instinct saved her son's life. Soon after Benji was born in late 2015, his mother Pheobe knew something was wrong with his breathing, it was too fast. She says nurses reassured her that it's normal for babies to breathe fast and slow, it's called periodic breathing, but Phoebe tells FOX 5 Atlanta she was still worried:...
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Sep 20, 2016 FOX News Radio
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New research shows effective ways to get people to use birth control. FOX's Alex Hein has more in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A new study has found an effective way to get people to use birth control, is to make sure it's paid for. According to the study, women whose insurance covered the entire cost of birth control were more likely to use prescription contraceptives and to choose more effective long-term methods than women subject to co-pays. The...
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Sep 19, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Exercise is a big part of staying in shape, but you'd be surprised how many people at the ages of 50 & up aren't. FOX's Alex Hein has this week's "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A new study from the CDC suggests about one in four Americans ages 50 and older don't regularly exercise, leaving them at a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The research, featured in the CDC's morbidity and mortality weekly report, found that 31 million Americans...
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Sep 13, 2016 FOX News Radio
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After leaving the 9/11 memorial service early due to pneumonia, Alex Hein has the details of the Democratic nominee's ailment in "Housecall for Health." This is Housecall for Health. On Sunday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was captured on video, faltering after according to her campaign, she became overheated. Later they revealed the 68-year-old had been diagnosed with pneumonia recently, which is a serious condition, but something she should soon recover...
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Sep 12, 2016 FOX News Radio
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There remains a large issue with health insurance coverage. FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. It seems like for every covered check up there's a horror insurance claim story involving a child's cancer treatment or amputee's limb. According to the Associated Press, despite efforts to expand and improve coverage, glaring disparities in coverage persist for amputees, children with autism and others in need of certain expensive...
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Sep 5, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Consumer Reports is out with a new warning on certain supplements. FOX's Alex Hein reports:  This is Housecall for Health. We recently told you about Consumer Reports warning on caffeine powder, Aconite and Yohimbe, which are unregulated supplements that could have dire effects on the liver and kidney. Also on the list was Chaparral, which claims to help with weight loss, inflammation, skin rashes and cancer. Coltsfoot is another culprit, promising to help relieve coughs, sore throat,...
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Aug 29, 2016 FOX News Radio
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A new study showed that 9/11 had effects on babies who were not even born yet. FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. According to a new study, the years following the events of 9/11 in lower Manhattan may have affected women and their babies who were not even conceived yet. Researchers found that among women who were rescue or recovery workers or women who resided below Canal Street in the World Trade Center's neighborhood, those with...
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Aug 22, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Genetic testing could help save your future child's life. FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. The story of one family whose son was born with a rare genetic condition that would not have been detected until many years later is inspiring others to consider at-home genetic testing before starting a family of their own. The child was born with extra pinky fingers, which is often dismissed as a superficial issue and can be addressed with...
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Aug 15, 2016 FOX News Radio
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A new study shows the LGBT community is at higher risk for dating abuse. FOX's Joy Piazza explains in "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show high school students who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are more likely to be assaulted in a dating situation than their classmates who are straight. The CDC interviewed more than 15,000 students of all orientations anonymously last year. Nearly one in five gay,...
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Aug 8, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Monkeys may have the key to the cure to Zika. FOX's Alex Hein explains: This is Housecall for Health. Researchers are turning their attention to monkeys in the fight against Zika after three experimental vaccines were shown to protect the animals from infection. According to one expert, the success in monkeys brings researchers one step closer to developing a safe and effective vaccine for humans, but he also cautioned that there's much work left to do. In the study, one vaccine followed the...
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Aug 2, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Zika's not the only health concern for athletes heading to Rio, now they need to worry about the water, which is heavily contaminated with raw human sewage. FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. In addition to Zika, athletes are now being warned about another health hazard in Rio, as the waterways are contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria. With more than 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently...
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Jul 25, 2016 FOX News Radio
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A new cancer drug could stop cells from developing resistance to treatments. FOX's Alex Hein reports in "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. In the war against cancer, scientists are in search of a new tactic to develop anti-evolution drugs that stop tumor cells from developing resistance to treatment. At Britain's Institute of Cancer Research, researchers are aiming to discover at least one new drug targeting a novel evolutionary mechanism and a new immunotherapy...
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Jul 18, 2016 FOX News Radio
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Are there benefits to smoking e-cigarettes? FOX's Marghiee Teshineh reports in this "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. There is much debate over the benefits and risks of puffing on a e-cigarette, but according to a new study some of the benefits could be life-saving. A study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research claims that e-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent drop in deaths from smoking-related diseases in those born after 1997. The study distinguishes...
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Jul 5, 2016 FOX News Radio
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With worries of Zika on the rise, how can pregnant women, who are twice as likely to be bit, protect themselves against mosquitoes? FOX's Alex Hein explains with your "Housecall for Health": This is Housecall for Health. With the summer sun upon us, many have amped up their mosquito control measures in fear of the Zika virus. For pregnant women especially, taking these precautions are vital. According to a 2000 study, pregnant women are twice as likely to be bitten by certain types...
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Jun 27, 2016 FOX News Radio
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New research shows that stress may not be turing those hairs gray. FOX's Alex Hein reports: This is Housecall for Health. Do you panic at the sight of a gray hair? And then do you panic that that panic is causing even more grays? Well, you can relax, about one part at least. According to Self, while stress has been known to trigger hair loss, there's little research showing that it can actually turn your hair gray. It's possible that stress has some influence over the graying process, but...