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Reporting on issues in health, medicine, and technology.


Medical Notes: Week of December 8, 2019
Dec 8 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 8, 2019, including: A study showing all those messages about protecting yourself from the sun may be sinking in. Then, new studies in the journal “Pediatrics” could provide reassurance that the…
Workplace Bullies
Dec 8 • 17 min
Some bullies never grow up, and just keep on bullying. Experts describe where and how it most often occurs, what workplace bullies are seeking, who they target, why it continues, and what needs to happen to stop it.
Older Dads, Younger Kids
Dec 8 • 13 min
The average age when men first become fathers has risen to 31, and more men are also becoming dads in their 40’s and 50’s. A National Book Award-winning author discusses his experience as a first-time dad at 56, and now as a 73-year old father with…
Pet Food: What Shouldn’t Your Dog Or Cat Eat?
Dec 1 • 12 min
A growing number of pet owners are tempted to put their dog or cat on vegan, gluten-free or raw diets. An expert pet nutritionist and veterinarian discusses what pets should and shouldn’t eat to be healthy.
Medical Notes: Week of December 1, 2019
Dec 1 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 1, 2019, including: A study that finds that artery blockages discovered during stress tests can be managed with medication. Then, a study indicating cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low.…
The Sleep Deprivation Of Local Police
Dec 1 • 18 min
Studies show that law enforcement is the most sleep deprived of all professions, with potentially damaging and even fatal consequences for decision-making and reaction time, as well as long-term health damage. Experts discuss the unique challenges in…
Medical Notes: Week of November 24, 2019
Nov 24 • 2 min
A new study shows that early retirement can speed up cognitive decline. If your skin is chronically itchy, you’re much more likely to be depressed and even suicidal. A study that shows that fungi are much more diverse and more numerous in urban homes and…
Homelessness Myths
Nov 24 • 16 min
Around a half million people are homeless in the US on any given night, but the street homeless who are most visible often incorrectly influence our assumptions about the homeless. A noted researcher discusses myths and truths about their addictions,…
Preserving Beauty Through Cancer
Nov 24 • 13 min
Women undergoing cancer treatment often suffer hair loss and other impacts on appearance. A noted beauty expert discusses best ways to deal with it.
Medical Notes: Week of November 17, 2019
Nov 17 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 17, 2019 including a three-drug combination that effectively targets Cystic Fibrosis. Then, a study shows that 13 percent of people over age 50 have pills left over from their last prescription.…
The Changing Face Of HIV
Nov 17 • 14 min
HIV/AIDS was once an epidemic and a death sentence. But many Americans are too young to remember that, so HIV awareness has faded. One of the nation’s top HIV experts discusses HIV as a treatable, chronic illness and the need to still be vigilant—and be…
The Risks Of Egg Donation
Nov 17 • 17 min
Some agencies estimate that 50,000 children have been born in the US using donor eggs. But egg donation (or sale, as some insist) is not regulated, and while short term risks are known, few donors have been followed for years. Long term risks are not well…
Suicide Survivors
Nov 10 • 19 min
For those left behind when a loved one dies of suicide, recovery can be difficult. Stigma, guilt, and blame are exceptionally common. They need more support, but often get less, and their own risk of suicide is elevated. Experts—one a suicide survivor…
Medical Notes: Week of November 10, 2019
Nov 10 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 10, 2019 including the largest study of its kind is strengthening the link between football and the brain disorder CTE. the study in the “Annals of Neurology’ finds that every year of playing…
Fertility Rate Decline And The Aging Population
Nov 10 • 11 min
Birth rates in the US are at an all time low, and fertility for all age groups under age 30 is dropping. Experts explain that it may not be as good a thing as we may think, and cite nations like Japan and Italy which are facing labor shortages and elderly…
“Mind Control,” Psychedelics, And The CIA
Nov 3 • 13 min
Intelligence agencies have long sought ways to control the mind to get people to do their bidding. An author discusses his investigation into CIA mind control efforts in the 1950’s and 60’s through the use of psychedelic drugs, which unwittingly led to an…
Mass Violence: How Much Is Mental Illness To Blame?
Nov 3 • 17 min
Mass shootings and other forms of mass violence are on the increase. Where to assess blame is in sharp dispute. A new report from a blue ribbon panel of behavioral scientists has found that mental illnesses carry some of the blame, but mental “distress”…
Medical Notes: Week of November 3, 2019
Nov 3 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 3, 2019 including a study showing a growing number of young adults have substance use disorders. Then, a specific diet could help alleviate crushing fatigue for people with multiple sclerosis,…
Climate Change = Less Nutritious Foods
Oct 27 • 17 min
Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are making crops grow bigger & faster. However, researchers have found that these crops contain significantly lower levels of protein, iron, zinc, and other important nutrients, potentially endangering…
Medical Notes: Week of October 27, 2019
Oct 27 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 27, 2019, including a study that finds that cutting back on red meat and processed meat in the diet has little impact on health. Then, a a urine test for a genetic biomarker that accurately…
Paid Parental Leave
Oct 27 • 13 min
The US is one of the few world nations that provides no paid job leave for either new moms or dads. A new study shows that paid leave has benefits in infant mortality as well as mother’s health. An expert and advocate for paid leave discusses the benefits.
Medical Notes: Week of October 20, 2019
Oct 20 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 20, 2019 including A new study shows that americans’ diets are getting better… But only by a little. Then, If someone gets a new diagnosis of hearing loss… getting a hearing aid will lower their…
Caring For Strangers
Oct 20 • 12 min
Emergency room physicians have to make sense of and care for complete strangers every day. A recently retired ER doctor looks back at lessons he’s learned that are applicable to everyone’s life.
The Psychology Of Gig Workers
Oct 20 • 18 min
Gig work is becoming more and more a part of the American economy. It takes a certain temperament for a worker to thrive on the freedom gig work offers without being paralyzed by the lack of security.
Medical Notes: Week of October 13, 2019
Oct 13 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 13, 2019 including When you call 9-1-1 for an ambulance, paramedics are supposed to take you to the closest hospital. But a new study shows that doesn’t happen about 40 percent of the time. Then,…
Rural Maternity Units Closing
Oct 13 • 18 min
A large number of hospitals in rural areas have closed, and many more have closed their maternity units, leaving many rural mothers-to-be with no nearby place to deliver their babies or even get prenatal care. Experts discuss the financial and demographic…
Eczema In Infants: A Starting Point For Allergies And Asthma
Oct 13 • 12 min
Doctors have learned that childhood allergies and asthma may have their start in dry, dysfunctional skin in infancy, when allergens such as food particles enter the body through cracks in the skin. A noted pediatric allergist discusses this ”atopic march”…
Does Prenatal Fluoride Lower IQ?
Oct 6 • 18 min
Fluoride in community drinking water has been controversial since its introduction nearly 75 years ago. A new study adds to this with evidence that pregnant women who drink fluoridated water may produce children with slightly lowered IQ. The study author…
Trypophobia: The Fear of Clustered Holes
Oct 6 • 12 min
As much as 16 percent of the population suffers from Trypophobia, which makes them uneasy at the sight of holes clustered together, as in a honeycomb. Two experts and a sufferer discuss this phobia, which can be remarkably debilitating.
Medical Notes: Week of October 6, 2019
Oct 6 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 6, 2019 including a quarter of people who develop the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease apparently can compensate for the deficit… Then, Scientists may have found a way to roll back your…
Mirror Touch Synesthesia
Sep 29 • 11 min
Dr. Joel Salinas has mirror touch synesthesia, a condition involving cross-wiring in the brain. The result is that visual stimuli prompt a response in his touch system. He literally feels it when people experience pain. Salinas discusses how this strange…
Genetic Testing and Family Secrets
Sep 29 • 17 min
The availability of consumer DNA tests and databases has allowed long-hidden family secrets to be revealed, including mistaken paternity and unknown siblings. It has also taken the anonymity away from some cases of sperm donation. Two experts discuss the…
Medical Notes: Week of September 29, 2019
Sep 29 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 29, 2019 including Cancer survivors having a higher risk of heart disease and other illnesses. Then, a new study shows that prescription omega 3 fatty acids can significantly reduce high…
Heat and Violence
Sep 22 • 17 min
Violence increases as temperatures rise in the summer, but are higher temperatures a cause of aggression? New research shows that the answer is yes, especially in family conflict, and that poor neighborhoods bear the brunt of the relationship. Researchers…
Medical Notes: Week of September 22, 2019
Sep 22 • 1 min
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 22, 2019 including More drivers than ever are running red lights. Then, people have noticed a bump in premature births where a hurricane is approaching. And finally, you may want to start…
Nail Biting
Sep 22 • 13 min
Nail biting is an extremely common habit, but some people bite their nails so badly and so often that they suffer damage to their hands. Experts discuss why so many of us are driven to bite our nails, what can be done to stop it, and the damage that can…
Importing Canadian Drugs
Sep 15 • 17 min
The Trump Administration has proposed wholesale import of drugs from Canada to ease high US prescription drug prices. But since Canada is 1/10 th the size of the US, could it supply enough drugs to make a difference? What’s more, it appears Canadians are…
Primary Care And Medical Cost
Sep 15 • 13 min
The US spends more on medical care than other nations while quality still lags behind. A health industry expert explains how increased use of primary care and increased engagement with providers could reverse both trends.
Medical Notes: Week of September 15, 2019
Sep 15 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of September 15, 2019 including Nodding off very often during the day may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Then, surveys show that about a tenth of americans over age 18 either use illicit drugs or don’t use…
Surviving An Active Shooter
Sep 8 • 18 min
With the recent active shooter incidents in El Paso and Dayton, these incidents no longer seem rare, and experts say there’s been a shift in public perception. Now they seemingly could happen anywhere, and it’s become a public health issue. Two experts…
Medical Notes: Week of September 8, 2019
Sep 8 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of September 8, 2019 including: A new study shows that people are more likely to have heart disease if they’re genetically predisposed to insomnia. Then, Vaping is being called a “gateway drug” for marijuana use… After a new…
Fighting Off Stress at College
Sep 8 • 13 min
College students are facing more stress than ever, but may be less prepared to handle it. As students head back to campus, two experts discuss how students can reduce stress.
Sudden Unexplained Death of a Child
Sep 1 • 18 min
Each year, some 400 US children over age 1, most of them toddlers, die overnight for no known reason. Families, longing for answers, often find that their families, friends, and even pediatricians are unfamiliar with this classification of death, or that…
Medical Notes: Week of September 1, 2019
Sep 1 • 2 min
Medical Notes for the week of September 1, 2019 including: Death rates due to heart failure have been increasing since 2012 despite improvements in medicine and surgery. Then, Binge drinking is among seniors… Then, If you’ve ever done shift work, you know…
Tonsil Stones
Sep 1 • 12 min
Some people find that small “stones” are growing on their tonsils. They’re an accumulation of skin cells, food, and other debris. While they are not medically dangerous or painful, they often produce bad breath or sometimes pain. Two expert physicians…
Giggling Epilepsy
Aug 25 • 12 min
Epilepsy can show itself in many ways, including as episodes of giggling and laughing. An expert discusses the case of a then nine-year old boy with such seizures, the danger they posed, and the novel way he was treated.
A Closer Look At Food Waste
Aug 25 • 18 min
Experts believe about 40 percent of the food available in America is thrown away. Solving this environmental problem also creates an opportunity to help with food insecurity. It starts with consumers. Experts explain where waste comes from and how people…
Medical Notes: Week of August 25, 2019
Aug 25 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of August 25, 2019 including: A blood test for early alzheimer’s disease could be just a few years away. Then, what makes a murderer? it could be less gray matter in the brain. And finally…hot tub owners may have the secret to a…
History’s Worst Plagues
Aug 18 • 12 min
Plagues can wipe out entire populations and create fear and great mystery in how they spread. An author who has explored plagues and dangerous diseases explains.
Copper Toxicity
Aug 18 • 18 min
High levels of copper in the body can produce mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and aggression. However, most doctors don’t test for copper levels and may prescribe medications like antidepressants instead. An author who suffered years…
Medical Notes: Week of August 18, 2019
Aug 18 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of August 18, 2019 including: Several studies have found little heart benefit in taking a daily aspirin if you don’t already have heart disease… Then, drowning is america’s leading cause of accidental injury death for children…
Medical Notes: Week of August 11, 2019
Aug 11 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of August 11, 2019 including: A study in the British Medical Journal shows Glucosamine can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Then, statistics regarding HIV testing showing most people age 13-64 get tested atlas…
The Economics of Later School Start Times
Aug 11 • 17 min
Thirty years of research have shown that teenagers’ biology prevents them from getting to sleep much before 11pm, and with most high schools starting classes around 8 am, they are chronically sleep deprived. Experts discuss how students and even the…
Dog Breeds and Dog Bites
Aug 11 • 13 min
Nearly 40 percent of American homes have a dog, and while dogs may be “man’s best friend,” sometimes they bite, and sometimes with serious consequences. An expert who has studied dog bites discusses the reality of breed temperament, especially when…
TBI’s, Personality Change, And Marriage
Aug 4 • 17 min
Traumatic brain injury can profoundly change the injured in personality and termperament, as well as physically and cognitively. Spouses bear the brunt of these changes to the point many feel like they’re living with a stranger. Two experts and the spouse…
Medical Notes: Week of August 4, 2019
Aug 4 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of August 4, 2019, including: A kid’s picky eating could be a sign of autism. Then, medication dispensing limits are supposed to save money, but that may not be the case for birth control pills. Finally, shrinking screens could…
School Crossing Safety
Aug 4 • 11 min
With the school year approaching, drivers need to be aware of children in crosswalk —and away from them. However, increasing distractions for both pedestrians and drivers sometimes make that difficult. A safety expert and a veteran school crossing…
Not Enough Sleep: Even Worse For You Than We Thought
Jul 28 • 16 min
Getting less than six hours of sleep per night has long been known to be hazardous to health, but the discovery of the mechanisms behind those hazards is leading scientists to strengthen their warnings. Too little sleep or poor sleep carries heart and…
A Radical Diet To Prevent Heart Disease
Jul 28 • 14 min
Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, but a well known cardiologist says if everyone would follow a plant-based, oil free diet, heart disease could be eradicated. Yet many cardiologists won’t prescribe such a diet, fearing it’s so difficult to…
Medical Notes: Week of July 28, 2019
Jul 28 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of July 28, 2019 including: A new study from Drake University show that epipens contained the required does of epinephrine more than 2 years after their expiration date. Then a new virtual biopsy device that creates digital…
The Pro’s And Con’s of Mobile Health Apps
Jul 21 • 17 min
Mobile health apps are becoming very popular, though some are being shown to have little benefit. Few barriers exist to almost anyone entering the field whether they have health expertise or not. Privacy is also a concern. Experts discuss how people can…
Obesity and Cancer Risk
Jul 21 • 13 min
Studies are finding that obesity significantly increases a person’s risk for a variety of cancers. However, not all forms of fat carry equal risk. An expert discusses who is more at risk and why.
Medical Notes: Week of July 21, 2019
Jul 21 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of July 21, 2019 including: A study showing gestational diabetes during pregnancy can raise the risk for type 1 diabetes in the child. Then, a specific antibiotic that might help women with symptoms from endometriosis, and…
Cancer Treatment and Sex
Jul 14 • 13 min
Cancer treatment has always focused on survival. Now doctors are increasingly focusing on side effects, including the effect of treatment on sexual function and satisfaction. However, many patients are shy about bringing up their difficulties, unaware…
Fatty Liver Disease: Silently Growing
Jul 14 • 17 min
Most people associate cirrhosis of the liver with heavy alcohol use. But nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which also leads to cirrhosis, is growing rapidly, and may affect a quarter of the population. Experts discuss this silent disease and what people…
Medical Notes: Week of July 14, 2019
Jul 14 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of July 14, 2019 including: A new study finds the people we trust most, friends and family may be at fault for triggering opioid addiction. Then, a new study finds that vitamin D may help cancer patients live longer, and…
PANDAS - The Mysterious Childhood Disorder After A Strep Throat
Jul 7 • 16 min
Strep infection may prompt a severe reaction in some children, causing their own immune system to attack cells in the brain. What appear to be extreme psychological symptoms result from what is really a physical disorder. The disorder, known as PANDAS, is…
Medical Notes: Week of July 07, 2019
Jul 7 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of July 7, 2019 including: The Scientific reports the rotavirus could give children some protection against diabetes. Then, studies showing a rough childhood can have an affect on development. Skin biopsies are costly and…
The Psychology of Procrastination
Jul 7 • 13 min
Most people procrastinate at least now and then. But when we put something off, we’re usually facing not a time management problem, but an emotion management problem. Experts discuss what’s going on in our heads when we procrastinate.
Genetic And Genomic Testing
Jun 30 • 13 min
When most of us think of genetic testing for health, we imagine tests to detect whether we’ve inherited genes that predispose us for cancer or other serious disease. But another kind of gene testing—genomic testing of tumor cells for their susceptibility…
CBD - The Truth About the Latest Health Craze
Jun 30 • 18 min
Suddenly, cannabis-related, hemp-derived CBD is almost everywhere. CBD’s FDA status is murky, and we know very little about its benefits, thanks in part to its former place on DEA Schedule 1. How much has been proven about its supposed health qualities?…
Medical Notes: Week of June 30, 2019
Jun 30 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of June 30, 2019 Including: Eating chicken can be just as bad for you as eating red meat according to a new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Then, a hormone released during pregnancy may be the solution to…
Generic Drug Safety
Jun 23 • 17 min
Since the 1980’s, almost all production of generic drugs has moved overseas, where FDA inspectors have a much tougher time making sure they’re following rules for safety. An investigative journalist describes the ways she’s found that many drugmakers cut…
The State of the World’s Children
Jun 23 • 12 min
Each year, the humanitarian organization Save the Children develops a nation-by-nation scorecard on how likely children are to grow up healthy, educated, and safe. The organization’s CEO discusses how most nations have improved the ways children are…
Inside Look: The Safety of Generics
Jun 23 • 2 min
Reed Pence speaks with investigative Reporter Katherine Eband, author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom about the quality of regulation of generic drugs.
Medical Notes: Week of June 23, 2019
Jun 23 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of June 23, 2019 Including: Job related stress or “burnout” is now a legitimate diagnosis according to the World Health Organization. Then, too hot, too cold? How the temperature at the workplace affects men and women’s…
Lung Cancer And Its Stigma
Jun 16 • 16 min
Most forms of cancer have a built-in constituency of patients, loved ones, and concerned others. Lung cancer patients, instead, are often blamed for their own disease because of its frequent connection with smoking. Patients are often isolated, and…
Tasty Food vs. Healthy Food: Finding A Balance
Jun 16 • 11 min
Many Americans believe that healthy food doesn’t taste good, and tasty food isn’t healthy. A chef who is also a cardiologist discusses how to find a balance by seeking out healthy ingredients rather than whole categories of foods.
Medical Notes: Week of June 16, 2019
Jun 16 • 2 min
Medical Notes for the week of June 16, 2019 including: New research about car seat safety, then, children lacking essential vitamins and minerals by not including fish and shellfish in their diets. Also, few women vets use VA healthcare with many holding…
Medical Notes: Week of June 9, 2019
Jun 9 • 1 min
A new study shows that older Dad’s may be also at risk to their child’s physical well-being. Then, evidence showing that taking antibiotics over a long period of time puts women at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, and finally, coffee grounds can…
Why Good Health Care Doesn’t Equal Good Health
Jun 9 • 12 min
Many Americans believe if they have good health care, they’ll have good health. But many factors beyond medicine contribute to our level of health. A noted public health expert explains these factors, and why our own health is much more than an individual…
Loneliness in the Elderly
Jun 9 • 18 min
Loneliness is increasing across all ages, but it’s especially noteworthy among seniors, and it can dramatically affect health. An expert geriatrician who has studied the effects of loneliness and the leader of an organization that provides friendly…
Medical Notes: Week of June 2, 2019
Jun 2 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of June 2, 2019 including: Pharmaceutical commercials are about to change by including their prices in the ad’s and MDMA, or “ecstasy” is being used for PTSD with a high success cure rate. Finally, a study highlighting what…
Why Parents Don’t Vaccinate
Jun 2 • 17 min
Measles had been declared eliminated in 2000, but has come roaring back because of the increasing number of people who have not been vaccinated. Parents may have legitimate fears of side effects, but claims vaccines are unsafe are not true. Experts…
Exceptional Breastfeeding
Jun 2 • 11 min
Most infants are breastfed in the US today, but breastfeeding often doesn’t look the way most of us think of it, as a result of adoption, same sex marriage, and other changes in parenting. An expert discusses some of the hurdles and challenges to getting…
Medical Notes: Week of May 26, 2019
May 26 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of May 26, 2019 including: Could a poor sense of smell be a sign of a downturn in health? Then, hospital guidelines regarding eating food and drinking liquids before surgery, and finally, teamwork is great, but studies show…
The Workings of the Immune System
May 26 • 13 min
Many people may picture the immune system as the ruthless blaster of all foreign invaders, but a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer says his research shows it prefers to get along with friendly invaders, saving its power for the truly dangerous ones.…
Weight Loss Surgery For Teenagers
May 26 • 16 min
The proportion of severely obese teenagers continues to rise. Doctors increasingly understand that only weight loss surgery is likely to help them lose weight and avoid health consequences of obesity. But teens are often held back until they’re so heavy…
Can IUD’s and other Contraceptives Trigger AutoImmune Disease?
May 19 • 18 min
Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus carry a genetic predisposition, but need an environmental trigger to take hold. Triggers are poorly understood, but some women claim their disease is a result of contraceptives, including birth…
Medical Notes: Week of May 19, 2019
May 19 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of May 19, 2019 including: A blood test that proves Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is real. Then, new studies to indicate an hour of walking can help you stave off “mobility disability” later in age, and finally, your doctor’s white…
Preeclampsia and a New Test For It
May 19 • 10 min
Preelampsia, an irregularity in the placenta during pregnancy, is the leading cause of premature delivery worldwide, and causes nearly 20 percent of maternal deaths in the US. Little is known about its cause and how it can be treated, but an inexpensive…
Up This Week: Cancer Suppression: Lessons From Pachyderms | Rethinking Dementia
May 13 • 0 min
A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal for the week of May 12, 2019 including: DNA mutations happen all the time in the body, but the immune system usually detects and deals with them. When the system fails, cancer results. Experts explain…
Rethinking Dementia
May 12 • 12 min
Dementia has a much wider range than most people think, and people with dementia are usually functional for years. An expert discusses the course of the disease and how life can still be positive for years before it reaches the late, debilitating stage…
Medical Notes: Week of May 12, 2019
May 12 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of May 12, 2019 including: A major tactic deployed by police called “Pro-active Policing” may be backfiring. Then, preschoolers are just as bad as adults at resisting large portions of food and finally, a study showing that…
Cancer Suppression: Lessons From Pachyderms
May 12 • 16 min
DNA mutations happen all the time in the body, but the immune system usually detects and deals with them. When the system fails, cancer results. Yet some animals, such as elephants, almost never get cancer, and scientists have learned that the elephant…
Medical Notes: Week of May 5, 2019
May 10 • 1 min
Medical Notes for the week of May 5, 2019 including: A new cure for infants with Bubble Boys Disease. Then, a study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that depression, suicide, drug use, and alcohol abuse are rising for people in their late…
Brain Aneurysm Through The Eyes of A Survivor
May 8 • 11 min
Brain aneurysms—bulging in a brain blood vessel, like an inflated balloon—affect 1 in 50 people and are generally without symptoms until they burst. This occurs in about 30,000 people per year in the US, accounting for 3-5 percent of all new strokes.
Up This Week: High Drug Prices Lead To Drug Misuse | Brain Aneurysm Through The Eyes of A Survivor
May 6 • 0 min
A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal for the week of May 5, 2019 including: Millions of Americans cannot afford the medications they’ve been prescribed. Experts discuss the problem and what patients can do to save. Then, Brain…
High Drug Prices Lead To Drug Misuse
May 5 • 17 min
Millions of Americans cannot afford the medications they’ve been prescribed. Many skip doses, split pills or don’t fill prescriptions at all as a result, with sometimes even fatal consequences. But doctors are often unable to consider cost very well in…
Medical Notes: Week of April 28, 2019
May 3 • 2 min
Medical Notes for the week of April 28, 2019 including: How the medication Celebrex might be increasing Heart valve disease, then what you eat can sabotage your flu shot. Then, adult cannabis use and the correlation of increased need for more sedatives…