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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.
||International indoor tanning||Skin doctors and researchers say indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, but a lot of people do it. Eleni Linos of the University of California, San Francisco found evidence of that in data on close to 407,000 people in the United States, Europe and Australia.||12 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Evading the silent killer||High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it usually has no symptoms and increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. You should have your blood pressure measured by a health care provider at least annually, to know if it’s too high.||11 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drinking problems||A person does not have to be an alcoholic to have problems with alcohol. In fact, most people who drink too much are not alcohol dependent or alcoholics. But drinking too much, which includes binge drinking, can cause lots of problems. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researcher Lela McKnight-Eily says 1 in 3 adults drinks too much:||10 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Don't be the 1 in 3||Cardiovascular disease – heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure – accounts for 1 in 3 deaths in America. But most of the conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease are under a person’s control, so they can be avoided. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Fleetwood Loustalot:||9 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||More sugar, not sweet||Americans eat lots of extra sugar, but this doesn’t mean life is sweet.||6 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shy toddlers understand||Toddling and talking go together. But not always – shy toddlers may not speak as much, and some research has indicated they were not developing language as fast as more outgoing kids.||5 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Little active kids||Research indicates preschoolers like their physical activity in spurts. At Vanderbilt University, Shari Barkin checked data from monitors worn by 50 3- to-5-year-olds, which measured their activity over seven days.||4 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reading what you eat||How many calories are in that stuff? Nutrition Facts labels on processed foods and beverages can tell you. But right now, the calories listed may be for one serving while the package may have more than one serving. When people eat the whole package, they may get more calories than they thought.||2 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Salted like grown-ups||Teenagers are not yet adults, but a study indicates most teens almost match adults in how much salt they have in their food.||27 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Healthy contacts||Contact lenses can help people see better, but using them incorrectly or not taking good care of them can lead to painful—and potentially blinding—infections.||26 2 14||Free||View In iTunes|