Health

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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.


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New study finds iPads, other mobile devices can lead to motion sickness--lead researcher explains

Prof. Tom Stoffregen of the U of MN led a study showing that using iPads & other mobile devices often make people feel sick. He joined Buck Feb. 21 to talk about motion sickness in all its forms, what causes it, and ways you can reduce your chances of developing motion sickness.


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How candy moved from luxury good to cheap everyday snack...and why a few jellybeans can be a good thing

Prof. Samira Kawash has written a fascinating cultural history of candy: "Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure." Dick spoke with her Feb. 21 to learn more about how candy has evolved from a rare treat to integral part of our diets, and why people have such mixed feelings about sugar and candy. Check out her website and read more at candyprofessor.com


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New study shows too much sugar is bad for your heart--cardiologist explains

It's appropriate that on Valentine's Day, Buck spoke with Dr. Daniel Duprez, an interventional cardiologist at the U of MN, about a study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that consuming too much sugar increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Learn all about it here...but rest assured, a bit of dark chocolate is still good for you.


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Psychologist's advice: This holiday season, shoot for being present rather than perfect

Dick chatted Dec. 20 with Dr. Mary Doheny, clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago, about why striving for perfection never works....and what you can do instead to have a happy, lower-stress time this holiday season. 


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Never fear! The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is here!

It's the time of year when we check in with the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. Home economist Alice Coffey joined Dick Nov. 22 to talk all things turkey. And as Alice says, people do incredibly unusual things with their turkeys. You can reach Butterball at 1 800 288 8372 (1 800 BUTTERBALL) or at their website.


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BCBS updates, a certification survey and more discussed at recent hospital meeting

The Cook County North Shore Hospital & Care Center recently held its regular board meeting.


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Palliative care helps people with chronic or terminal illness feel as comfortable as possible

Kay Grindland is director of Care Partners in Cook County, which works to support people with serious illness or those at end of life, as well as their caregivers. She and her colleague Debi LaMusga joined Dick Nov. 15 to talk about palliative (or comfort) care, how it works, why it's important, and more. November is National Palliative Care Awareness Month.