Dec 8, 2009
Heart attacks peak during the winter months and cold
weather has been thought to be the primary culprit. But
cardiologist Robert Kloner of the Keck School of Medicine and Good
Samaritan Hospital found that heart attack deaths peak on
Christmas and New Year's in the mild climate of Los Angeles
County. Could it be that the weather is not the most
important factor behind the seasonal increase in heart attacks?
The show's second segment, the Buzz in Physiology, features research on how a probiotic treatment alleviated colitis in mice and how five exercises helped women office workers suffering from repetitive strain injury. (Begins at 10:55)
From the American Heart Association, Heart Attack/Stroke Warning Signs. Click here.
Total Time: 13:28