water http://wrvo.org en Quench your thirst for knowledge about water consumption http://wrvo.org/post/quench-your-thirst-knowledge-about-water-consumption <p>We hear all sorts of recommendations when it comes to drinking water: drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, drink fluids when you have a cold and drink still water instead of flavored water or soda. All this advice is enough to make your head spin -- and your bladder swim.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care, </em>Dr. Stanley Goldfarb discusses some <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/michelle-obama-water-initiative-96703.html">common misconceptions about water consumption</a> in part two of his interview. Goldfarb is a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a specialty in renal electrolyte and hypertension, and is a leading expert in the topic of water consumption.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear the second part of our interview with Dr. Goldfarb.</strong></p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 52652 at http://wrvo.org Quench your thirst for knowledge about water consumption Myths about water consumption debunked http://wrvo.org/post/myths-about-water-consumption-debunked <p></p><p>There are many theories about water consumption: but are they true? Is carbonated water as healthy as still water? Should you drink more fluids when you have a cold ? This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen,&nbsp; speak with Dr. Stanley Goldfarb,&nbsp; professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.&nbsp; Goldfarb debunks some of the myths about drinking water in part two of his interview.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:38:00 +0000 WRVO News 52543 at http://wrvo.org Myths about water consumption debunked Throwing cold water on popular theories http://wrvo.org/post/throwing-cold-water-popular-theories <p>Water, water, everywhere. At least, that's what we've been told.</p><p>Health, nutrition, exercise and beauty experts of all kinds have said over the years that we need to consume a certain amount of water per day, that we need to drink water before and after exercise, that drinking lots of water can help you lose weight, that drinking lots of water helps the skin, and the list goes on and on.</p><p>But what’s the science behind all these claims?</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Goldfarb.</strong></p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 52349 at http://wrvo.org Throwing cold water on popular theories How much water does the body really need? http://wrvo.org/post/how-much-water-does-body-really-need <p></p><p>Taking a water bottle to the gym or drinking a certain amount of water each day may seem like good choices.&nbsp; But do they provide health benefits? This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Goldfarb explains what his research has shown about why water is so important to the body but how you may not need as much of it as you think.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 52307 at http://wrvo.org How much water does the body really need? Fracking chemicals can disrupt hormones http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-chemicals-can-disrupt-hormones <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing can disrupt the body’s normal hormone function according to new research published recently in the <em>Journal of Endocrinology</em>.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:58:26 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48798 at http://wrvo.org Fracking chemicals can disrupt hormones Congress saves fire hydrants from scrap yard over lead rules http://wrvo.org/post/congress-saves-fire-hydrants-scrap-yard-over-lead-rules <p></p><p>Public water departments have been saved from being required to scrap thousands of brand new fire hydrants.</p><p>Congress has passed legislation that will exempt hydrants from stricter federal rules about lead in plumbing. The Senate passed the bill last night and the House version had already been approved.</p><p>Under the Environmental Protection Agency's new lead in drinking water rules that were set to go into effect in January, hydrants as they’re made now would be deemed unusable because they contain too high of an amount of lead.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:39:51 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48758 at http://wrvo.org Congress saves fire hydrants from scrap yard over lead rules Fire hydrants could have to be scrapped under new EPA rule http://wrvo.org/post/fire-hydrants-could-have-be-scrapped-under-new-epa-rule <p></p><p>Water authorities are in danger of having to scrap thousands of brand new fire hydrants if a new federal environmental requirement is allowed to go through as written.</p><p>The Onondaga County Water Authority keeps a stockpile of 200 fire hydrants on hand to replace broken or damaged ones. They cost $1,200 each.</p><p>The EPA is lowering the amount of lead that can be in things that touch drinking water, like sink faucets, but it could also render local water authority's stockpile of hydrants useless.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:04:53 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48086 at http://wrvo.org Fire hydrants could have to be scrapped under new EPA rule Great Lakes funding threatened by Congress http://wrvo.org/post/great-lakes-funding-threatened-congress <p>After investing more than $1.3 billion to restore the Great Lakes, one Environmental Protection Agency program may be facing major budget cuts. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:25:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41525 at http://wrvo.org Great Lakes funding threatened by Congress The Water Cycle http://wrvo.org/post/water-cycle <p>Water exists in liquid, solid, and gaseous form, making the water cycle a truly fascinating event. However, the cycle does not exist without multiple Achilles' heels. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 29354 at http://wrvo.org Fracking water regulations leave some wanting more http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-water-regulations-leave-some-wanting-more <p>The Department of Environmental Conservation recently released regulations on water withdrawals that would cover the natural gas industry in New York. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:46:09 +0000 Matt Richmond 30115 at http://wrvo.org Fracking water regulations leave some wanting more