Category Archives: National Features

Half Fear They’ll Never Be Able to De-Stress After COVID

(SWNS)–Half of Americans say that the COVID-19 pandemic has been so stressful they worry they’ll never fully be able to de-stress, even after it’s all over, according to a new study. The survey of 2,000 nationally representative Americans found stress levels have been so bad since the pandemic began that 25% would go as far…MORE

Where Did Your Snacking Habits Come From?

(SWNS)–What did you inherit from your parents? New research reveals our snacking habits may be – in part – due to mom and dad. A new survey of 2,000 Americans found 53% said they inherited their snacking habits from their parents. Respondents said food played an important role in their upbringing, with three in five…MORE

Video: The Doc is In by Stanton-MD

With all of the steps being taken to keep us safe from COVID-19, we saw hardly any of the common fall and winter infections that we typically see, especially in children. This includes RSV, human metapneumovirus, and the flu. In this The Doc Is In segment, Emergency Physician, Dr. Ryan Stanton looks at the return…MORE

What’s on Your Road Trip Playlist?

By Danielle Moore // SWNS–Six in 10 Americans have a carefully-curated playlist to set the mood when taking a road trip, according to new research. In a survey of 2,000 Americans, results revealed playlists are so essential that they may be the ultimate make-or-break for a successful road trip. Not having access to a playlist…MORE

What Makes a Perfect Burger?

By Marie Haaland // SWNS–American cheese, bacon and lettuce — America’s “perfect burger” includes all the above, according to new research. The survey of 5,000 Americans (with 100 per state) pinpointed what toppings would be included on the perfect burger, with raw onion and tomato rounding out the top five. Results revealed those would sit…MORE

Video: The Doc is In by Stanton-MD

We often hear about how important a good night’s rest is, but now we’re seeing research showing that decreased sleep may increase your risk of dementia. In this “The Doc Is In” segment, Emergency Physician, Dr. Ryan Stanton, looks at the risks of getting less than 6-hours of sleep every night. “The Doc Is In”…MORE

How Long Can Kids Play Outside Before They Get Bored?

By Allison Sadlier // SWNS–The average parent thinks their child could only keep themselves occupied with unstructured play outside for 32 minutes before boredom sets in. Results of a survey of 2,000 parents of children five to 13 revealed that less than half (48%) of parents estimate their child could entertain themselves outdoors without structured…MORE

Most Americans Want to be Back in Nature This Year

By Joe Staples // SWNS–A new study suggests the majority of Americans plan to get in touch with Mother Nature on their summer getaways this year. A survey of 2,000 Americans found 66% said they feel their absolute best when surrounded by nature and more than six in 10 (62%) have daydreamed about getting outside…MORE

We Spend Five Hours a Week Doing Things That Could Be Automated

(SWNS)–Do you ever feel caught in a loop at work? New research shows you’re not alone; the average American office worker wastes five hours a week on tasks they think could be automated. That’s more than two business weeks per year, per person, of lost productivity. A new study polled 2,000 American office workers that…MORE

Video: The Doc is In by Stanton-MD

We are starting to see some evidence and data coming out regarding the long term effects for those who contracted a severe case of COVID-19. In this “The Doc Is In” segment, Emergency Physician, Dr. Ryan Stanton, looks at severe cases of COVID-19 that could lead to increased risk of long-term challenges, including heart disease,…MORE