The Doctors: Surprising Benefit Of Massage
The Doctors shared that research reveals massage plumps skin and encourages lymphatic drainage. It also adds vitality to a dull complexion. Massage could even improve your kids’ asthma. The relaxing effect lowers cortisol levels and anxiety which increases the air flow.
Dr. Rachael Ross shared that massage can also up your math skills. Researchers looked at the brain’s EEG patterns during massage and found that increased alertness and the ability to commute math. A relaxed body leads to an alert mind.
Dr. Travis Stork said he was so relaxed that he might even drool! Drool was the word of the day! Everyone in the audience was sent home with a Brookstone massage chair.
The Drs TV: Tips To Manage Bladder Leakage
Dr. Rachael Ross shared some tips to manage bladder leakage. She said over 40% of women experience bladder leakage at some point in their lives and it can happen at any age. For some women, the thought of leaks may keep them from participating in activities.
Dr. Ross’ first tip was to avoid caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, and soda. Those products may irritate the lining of the bladder, making it harder to control. Choose the decaf version and make sure you’re not drinking too much.
You could also try some exercises that may strengthen your pelvic floor. Try contracting your pelvic floor muscles, which are the muscles you would use to stop urinating. Contract for three seconds and then release for three seconds. Repeat 10 to 15 times three times a day.
The third tip is liners, pads, or disposable underwear are another way to manage leakage. Consult your health care provider if you have any concerns about your bladder health.
The Drs TV: CDC Ebola Warning To Airlines
For The Doctors news in 2:00, The Doctors shared that in attempt to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the CDC is advising all commercial airlines to treat all bodily fluids as though they are infectious. In the statement, the CDC also notes that American and foreign airlines flying to or from the United States are permitted to deny boarding passengers with serious contagious diseases that could spread during flight.
The agency is also urging hand hygiene with airline personnel.
The Doctors: Do Artificial Sweeteners Really Help You Lose Weight?
A new study on the effects of artificial sweeteners suggests that they can neither help people lose weight nor lower their risk of diabetes. Only a small group of people whose diets included zero calorie sweeteners had high blood glucose levels and altered populations of bacteria in their gut. The Calorie Control Council told News in 2:00 that “the results from the mouse experiments may not apply to humans, while the human experiments had a small sample size.”
A larger study with people is being coordinated to establish a link between gut bacteria, their response to artificial sweeteners, and the connection with diabetes and obesity.
The Drs TV: Operation Smile & Kate Walsh
The worlds of medicine and Hollywood came together to raise over $1 million at the Operation Smile gala. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided over 220,000 free surgical procedures for children born with cleft lips and cleft pallets. Bad Judge star Kate Walsh gave News in 2:00 her best charity pitch when she said “it’s only $240 to change a child’s life.”
The Doctor: Uses For Ice Cube Trays
Before the end of the show, Dr. Travis Stork wanted to share what the “health tool chilling in your fridge” is. Your ice cube tray!
Dr. Stork explained that ice cube trays make a great health tool. Dr. Stork explained that you can freeze kale to make power cubes for your smoothies. You can make organic baby food or freeze coconut water. You could even freeze water with mint or fruit in it to make great flavorful ice cubes. How fun!