Posted by: yourhealthradio | May 17, 2019

A Vision for Healthcare in NC and Beyond

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Timothy Reeder—president of the North Carolina Medical Society and associate professor and executive vice chair at the Brody School of Medicine—about his vision for healthcare, in North Carolina and beyond.

You can catch the episode on: reeder

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  • Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.
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Posted by: yourhealthradio | May 10, 2019

The Hunt to Identify Diseases That Have Defied Diagnosis

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Matthew Hall talk with Dr. Vandana Shashi—professor of pediatrics at Duke University and co-chair of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network steering committee—about the hunt to ID diseases that have defied diagnosis.

You can catch the episode on: shashi

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This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Matthew Hall talk with epidemiologist Ali Rowhani-Rahbar—Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Washington—about how gun violence can affect survivors long after their initial trauma.

You can catch the episode on:

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Photo courtesy of University of Washington website

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  • Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m.
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  • Sunday, May 5 at 7 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Posted by: richarlm | May 3, 2019

Fat Shaming and Health

The following is a transcript of a recent Research That Matters piece on fat shaming. Listen to this segment and the rest of the show “How Parental Leave Policies Impact Health.

Dr. Adam Goldberg: We’re going to look at some research that matters and the first one is about what’s called celebrity fat shaming. We know that obesity is such a significant concern. And even among people who aren’t obese, their beliefs, their thought processes about their own weight is particularly, sometimes difficult. We see eating disorders, we see binge eating, all kinds of issues. We see the pressures on young adult women, on young women, on women of all ages, on men of all ages, here and we know that this celebrity fat shaming is something that’s created a lot of we might say ‘buzz’ around the country. And the question that these researchers wanted to know is does this actually impact women who are watching and aware of this fat shaming. These are researchers from McGill University in Canada and they were looking at twenty instances of celebrity fat shaming, looking at what’s called implicit attitudes that women have about their weight before and after this type of event. This was from 2004-2015 and implicit weight bias was on the rise during this time. And these are people’s split second reactions to something that they think is inherently good or bad. This was published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and it’s a longitudinal research called Project Implicit of participants who took an online weight implicit association test during an eleven-year time period. And what they found is that these fat shaming events, such as Kourtney Kardashian being shamed by her husband for not losing her post pregnancy weight quickly enough in 2014, that these events led to a spike in women’s implicit anti-fat attitudes. Much more so after these notorious events with greater spikes. It doesn’t mean that this proves a cause and effect here, but it does show that the culture’s emphasis on the thin ideal mate actually, and these fat shaming may actually contribute to worse problems. We do know that weight bias continues to be socially acceptable. It is discrimination and it needs to change. I think more research that these researchers are planning to do to see if they can change these implicit biases would be really good.

What is Implicit Bias?
“Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.  These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.  Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are different from known biases that individuals may choose to conceal for the purposes of social and/or political correctness.  Rather, implicit biases are not accessible through introspection.” Kirwan Institute

Healthcare providers are susceptible to implicit bias just like the rest of us. This can impact patient care. Learn more with these resources.

How to Reduce Implicit Bias (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
Implicit Biases Have an Explicit Impact on Healthcare Outcomes (American Journal of Managed Care)
Implicit Bias Guide (UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library)

What is Weight Bias? (Obesity Action Coalition)

The weight implicit association test, mentioned in Research That Matters, is part of Project Implicit from Harvard University. To take the test and learn more about your own biases, choose the social attitudes test and then the weight IAT on the Project Implicit site.

Provided by librarians at the University of North Carolina Health Sciences Library.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | April 26, 2019

How Parental Leave Policies Impact a Family’s Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with professor and founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Dr. Jody Heymann about how parental leave policies impact a family’s health.

You can catch the episode on:

j.heymann.2840

Photo by Betsy Winchell

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  • Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m.
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Posted by: yourhealthradio | April 19, 2019

How the Human Body Fares on the Final Frontier

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta—senior research portfolio manager at the Translational Research Institute for Space Health—about how the human body fares on the final frontier.

You can catch the episode on:urqueitapic

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  • Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m.
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Posted by: richarlm | April 15, 2019

Trusted Health Information for You—MedlinePlus

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It doesn’t have to be hard to find quality health information online. The website, MedlinePlus, gathers together up-to-date, authoritative health information from trusted sources. MedlinePlus is written in clear, plain language and the website is also available in Spanish. MedlinePlus also gives some links to health information in other languages. You can find information on diseases, conditions, tests, and treatments. The site is produced by the National Library of Medicine and the content is regularly reviewed by health professionals.

MedlinePlus also features health videos, surgery videos, interactive health check tools, and games. The medical encyclopedia has over 4,000 articles which give a great introduction to health topics and have helpful illustrations. Use MedlinePlus to find out more about the health topics that interest you or to spark a conversation with your doctor about your health.

Written by Amelia Llorens, Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine

Posted by: yourhealthradio | April 12, 2019

Giving Diseased Heart Tissue New Life

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Li Qian—associate professor in UNC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine AND director of the McAllister Heart Institute—about the work she’s doing to give diseased heart tissue new life.

You can catch the episode on: Qian_UNC_small

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  • Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m.
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Posted by: richarlm | April 12, 2019

Healthy Weight

A recent House Calls question about weight gain reminded us how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy weight or lose weight. We hope these resources will help with any weight issues you may have. And remember to talk with your healthcare provider about weight concerns.

Provided by librarians at the University of North Carolina Health Sciences Library.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | April 5, 2019

Getting an Inside Look at a Patient’s Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Emily Hanna talk with Issack Boru—radiology imaging supervisor and clinical instructor for UNC’s Division of Radiologic Science in the Department of Allied Health Sciences—about the importance of getting an inside look at a patient’s health.

You can catch the episode on: isaack-2

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