Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 16, 2017

Men’s Health—and Why You Might See a Few More Mustaches This Month

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Warren Perry talk with Mark Hedstrom, senior vice president of the Movember Foundation, about men’s health—and why you might see a few more mustaches this month.

Please tune in! The show will air: Headshot 2[1][1][1]

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, November 18, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 19, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 20, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, November 19, at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 10, 2017

Author and Physician Perri Klass Talks Reading, Writing and Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Bob Gwyther talk with Dr. Perri Klass, author and professor of journalism and pediatrics at NYU, about the muses influencing her work in both science and art.

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WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, November 11, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 12, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 13, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, November 12, at 7 a.m.

 

 

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 3, 2017

Conversations about Interdisciplinary Care

dahs_2This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with associate dean and chair in UNC’s Department of Allied Health Services Dr. Stephen Hooper as well as Dr. Eileen Burker, division director and professor of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, and Dr. Philip Griffin, clinical associate professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, about the importance of interdisciplinary care.

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WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, November 4, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 5, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 6, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, November 5, at 7 a.m.

 

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:17) Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients; Saunas may be good for blood pressure; Chronic bronchitis: new insights could lead to first diagnostic test and better treatments; A nanoparticle-coated skin patch could treat obesity and diabetes
  • Conversations with Dr. Stephen Hooper, Dr. Eileen Burker and Dr. Philip Griffin (min 9:17-31:58)
  • House Calls (min 31:58-40:00) I’m a 24-year-old woman with breast cancer in my family. When should I start being more alert for signs of problems?; I’ve been a smoker since I was a teenager. I recently quit smoking but still use chewing tobacco. How do I quit all tobacco products?; My mother was diagnosed with dementia but doesn’t have Alzheimer’s. What’s the difference and does the nuance of the diagnosis change her treatment?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 27, 2017

“Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear”

Untitled designThis weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with sociologist Dr. Margee Kerr about her book Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear.

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WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Sunday 10/29 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday 10/30 at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday 10/29 at 7 a.m.

 

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-7:46) Zinc can halt the growth of cancer cells; Psoriasis patients face increased risk of heart attacks and death; Umbilical cord stem cells show promise as heart failure treatment; Cost of contact in sports Is estimated at over 600,000 injuries a year
  • Conversations with Dr. Margee Kerr (min 7:46-30:25)
  • House Calls (min 30:25-40:00) If my first child was premature, is it more likely my second child will be premature as well?; What is metabolic syndrome?; I’ve been taking Ambien occasionally for years. How prevalent is Ambien’s affect on memory?; My six-year-old fell and hit his head. He didn’t lose consciousness but has a bump on his head. Should I take him to the ER?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 19, 2017

Using Teens’ Phones to Tackle Tough Topics

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Liz Chen (center) and Vichi Jagannathan (right) along with fellow co-founder Cristina Leos

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with the co-founders of MyHealthEd Liz Chen and Vichi Jagannathan about Real Talk, the company’s new app that uses teens’ phones as a tool to tackle hard topics.

Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, October 21, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 22, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 23, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 22, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-8:23) Link between youth football and emotional issues in adulthood; Resistance exercise reduces anxiety; Stopping daily aspirin increases heart attack, stroke risk; Study identifies protein that may improve flu symptoms, reduce deaths
  • Conversations with Liz Chen and Vichi Jagannathan (min 8:23-28:22)
  • House Calls (min 28:22-40:00) How common is tuberculosis and how easily can it spread?; My doctor of 35 years is retiring. Can you offer any reassurance as I look for a new general practitioner?; What should I expect with polycystic ovarian syndrome?; Is there a difference in how doctors would approach my care if I have depression vs. bipolar depression?

 

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Mary Otto (photo by Nancy Crampton) and her book Teeth

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Warren Perry talk with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her recent book Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.

 

Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, October 14, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 15, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 16, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 15, at 7 a.m.

 

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-7:14) Oral food challenges are safe for diagnosing food allergies; Condom sales drop blamed on smartphones; Alcohol abuse rising among older adults
  • Conversations with Mary Otto (min 7:14-29:17)
  • House Calls (min 29:17-40:00) My 19-year-old daughter has been to the ER twice because she couldn’t breathe. She was having panic attacks. What can we do for her at home and how do I know when she needs to go to the ER?; I’ve had muscle pain in my abdomen for months that’s not getting better. My physical therapist thinks I strained my adductor. What is that and why does it take so long to heal?; How do you know when pain is a stomachache or appendicitis?; Is strep throat harder to combat as an adult and am I likely to get it again?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 6, 2017

Worldwide Work Against Threats to Our Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Elizabeth Parks talk with Dr. Myron Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC, about his worldwide work against the spread of AIDS and other threats to our health.

Please tune in! The show will air: ac932eba-fe33-49a6-8849-d6c02f96f7df

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 8, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 9, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 8, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show on the WCHL website!

  • Research That Matters (min 0-10:54) TB vaccine BCG effective for twice as long as previously thought; More older men get prostate radiation when doctors own the equipment; FDA announces first US gene therapy approval for cancer treatment; Sequencing all 24 human chromosomes uncovers rare disorders
  • Conversations with Dr. Myron Cohen (min 10:54-32:38)
  • House Calls (min 32:38-40:00) What are the risks of a facelift?; When should my wife and I consider fertility treatments and what’s the first step?; Is it really worth getting a flu shot?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | September 27, 2017

When Health Issues Spread Through Thought

Lee Daniel KravetzAuthor of Strange Contagion

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Pali Shah talk with Lee Kravetz, science journalist and author of Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, about another way health issues spread—through thought.

Please tune in! The show will air: 

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, September 30, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 1, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 2, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 1, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-8:12) Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rate; Serotonin may worsen tinnitus; How you think about your arthritis makes a difference; High salt intake associated with doubled risk of heart failure
  • Conversations with Lee Kravetz (min 8:12-31:41)
  • House Calls (min 31:41-40:00) I have burning pain in my stomach at night and stomach upset and acid reflux during the day. What could this be?; What are the first steps in getting help for my 5-year-old daughter who is developing a stutter?; I have eczema and a friend who is a nurse suggested I might also have tinea versicolor. What is that?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | September 22, 2017

The Challenge of Not Having Relatives’ Health Histories

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-hosts Dr. Adia Hinds and Dr. Pali Shah share a conversation with Dr. Thomas May, senior scientist at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, about the challenges faced by adoptees and others who don’t have access to their genetic relative’s health history.

Please tune in! The show will air: Tom_May2017PrintHeadshot

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, September 23, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, September 24, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 25, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, September 24, at 7 a.m.

 

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:11) Young adults, especially men, less likely to treat high blood pressure; You Can Have Too Much Of A Good Thing — Even HDL Cholesterol; Religious young women less educated about HPV vaccine; Malaria parasite spreads from howler monkeys to humans
  • Conversations with Dr. Thomas May (min 9:11-29:52)
  • House Calls (min 29:52-40:00) Watching the news: How do you balance keeping informed with mental well being and how do you know if the sadness you feel from current events becomes a bigger problem?; Can I take two different antihistamines a day?; Do parents need to worry about skin checks with young children?; I have foot pain that’s worse in the morning or when I’ve been sedentary for a while. What could this be?
Posted by: yourhealthradio | September 14, 2017

The Issues that Disproportionately Affect African American Smokers

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Photos courtesy of Phillip Gardiner (left) and Alan Blum (right).

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam, Cristy and guest co-host Dr. Elizabeth Parks talk with with Dr. Phillip Gardiner, co-chair of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership and program officer of the University of California smoke and tobacco free fellowship awards and Dr. Alan Blum, founder and director of the University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society, about issues that disproportionately affect African American smokers.

 

Please tune in! The show will air: 

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Sunday, September 17, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 18, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, September 17, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-8:35) Autism symptoms improve after fecal transplant; Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system; Fat shaming linked to greater health risks
  • Conversations with Dr. Phillip Gardiner and Dr. Alan Blum (min 8:35-32:52)
  • House Calls (min 32:52-40:00) What advice do you have for a 43-year-old woman experiencing increasing fatigue over the last month for no reason?; What are varicose veins? How do I treat and prevent them?

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