60-Second Health

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Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Accurate Blood Pressure Needs Multiple Measurements

June 21st, 2011

Many blood pressure assessments rely on too few measurements in an intimidating environment. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode

Cleaner Water Worldwide But Still Out of Reach for Millions

June 28th, 2011

In the last decade, more than a billion people have seen improved water safety and sanitation. But 800 million are still at risk of water-borne disease.… Go to Episode

Women's Study: Exercise, Good Diet and Non-Smoking Greatly Reduce Sudden Heart Death Risk

July 5th, 2011

The Nurses' Health Study finds that the risk of death from sudden cardiac arrest in white women can be lowered by 92 percent through lifestyle maintenance… Go to Episode

Sodium and Potassium Together Determine Risk for Heart Disease Death

July 12th, 2011

A new study says high sodium and low potassium intake are the twin culprits in many cardiovascular syndromes. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode