Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 19, 2016

The Global Fight Against Cervical Cancer

This week on Your Health Radio, Adam and guest co-host Carol Ripley- Moffitt have an exciting conversation with Dr.Vivien Tsu, senior program officer at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. The theme of the conversation is the global fight against cervical cancerVTsu.

Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, August 20, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, August 21, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, August 22, at 6 and 10 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, August 21, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show on the WCHL 97.9FM website.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 12, 2016

Indications on Prescription Drugs   

This week on Your Health Radio Adam and guest co-host Laurel Sisler, MSW, LCSWA, have an exciting conversation with Dr. Gordon Schiff, internist and safety science director at Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Academic Innovations Collaborative and associate director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice. The theme of the conversation is Indications on Prescription Drugs.

Please tune in! The show will air:g schiff iom -iomc90th-72dpi

WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, August 13, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, August 14, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, August 15, at 6 and 10 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, August 14, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show on the WCHL 97.9FM website.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 5, 2016

The Price of Healthcare: Rising Premiums for the Affordable Care Act

This week on Your Health Radio, Adam and guest co-host Laurel Sisler, MSW, LCSWA, have an exciting conversation with Dr. Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of health policy and economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. The theme of the conversation is The Price of Healthcare: Rising Premiums for the Affordable Care Act.
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Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, August 6,  at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, August 7, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, August 8, at 6 and 10 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, August 7, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show on the WCHL97.9FM website.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | July 28, 2016

Re-Air: A Third Era of Healthcare with Dr. Donald Berwick

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Dr. Catherine Coe will be talking with Dr. Donald BerwickSenior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about A Third Era of Healthcare.

Please tune in! The show will air:Berwick_Don

WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, July 30th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, July 31st at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, August 1st at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, July 31st at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show!

Research that Matters

Pre-sports physicals not very effective at identifying adolescent cardiac issues:

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Finding the sweet spot for sleep:

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Dog ownership among seniors lowers rate of overall death:

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Taking aspirin during treatment for some cancers decreased cancer death risk:

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Conversations with Dr. Donald Berwick

Profiles in Leadership
Resource Guide on Dr. Berwick

House Calls

Should I see doctor about a blistered sunburn?
What is herd immunity and how does it affect people with vaccines?
Can my doctor help me figure out if I have an allergy?
My doctor told me to reduce my stress to treat muscle tension headaches but I don’t feel especially stressed. What should I do?
Should my boyfriend see a doctor for frequent nosebleeds?

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | July 22, 2016

The Ethics of Compassionate Use with Dr. Arthur Caplan

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Bob Gwyther will be talking with Dr. Arthur Caplan, Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center about The Ethics of Compassionate Use. 
Please tune in! The show will air:caplan-2016
WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, July 23rd at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, July 24th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, July 25th at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, July 24th at 7 a.m.
Listen to the show!
  • Research that Matters (min 0-10:01) Preschool bed times related to obesity risk later in life; Cancer patients often think their prognosis is better than oncologists do; Artificial sweeteners are shown to increase appetite and overall calorie intake in fruit fly and mouse studies; Doctors can often get a good idea of specific patient problems from general questions.
  • Conversations with Dr. Arthur Caplan (min 10:01-30:54)
  • House Calls (min 31:08-39:23) Is it appropriate for a patient to tell their doctor to take care of themselves?; Why won’t my insurance cover a shingles vaccine until I’m 60 when research shows it can help me at 50?; Should I see a doctor about green stool?; I’ve been struggling with fatigue for years? Is it time to see an alternative provider?

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | July 15, 2016

Family Caregivers with Dr. Eve Wittenberg

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy will be talking with Dr. Eve Wittenberg, Senior Research Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health about Family Caregivers. 
Please tune in! The show will air:EW photo 8-15
WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, July 16th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, July 17th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, July 18th at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, July 17th at 7 a.m.
Listen to the show!
  • Research that Matters (min 0-10:15) A new diabetes drug lowers complications with the kidneys; Feeding babies from bigger bottles causes them to put on much more weight; Americans broadly support raising the age to buy cigarettes; Male doctors are less likely to diagnose women with heart disease.
  • Conversations with Dr. Eve Wittenberg (min 10:15-31:55)
  • House Calls (min 31:55-39:28) If I have heart problems and I want to start exercising, do I need to see a cardiologist first?; Should I see a doctor for a small, flaky rash that doesn’t itch but isn’t going away?; Can we get help from a doctor for a family member who we are worried might have a drinking problem?; A child at my daughter’s day care has pertussis or whooping cough, is my daughter safe if she got her vaccine?

Research that Matters

A new diabetes drug lowers complications with the kidneys

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Feeding babies from bigger bottles causes them to put on much more weight

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Americans broadly support raising the age to buy cigarettes;

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Male doctors are less likely to diagnose women with heart disease.

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Conversations with Dr. Eve Wittenberg – Family caregivers

Dr. Eve Wittenberg’s website
Decision Making in Health and Science
New England Journal of Medicine article: Health as a Family Affair 
National Caregiving Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance
Caregiver Action Network 

House Calls

If I have heart problems and I want to start exercising, do I need to see a cardiologist first?

Cardiac rehabilitation 

Should I see a doctor for a small, flaky rash that doesn’t itch but isn’t going away?

Rashes 

Can we get help from a doctor for a family member who we are worried might have a drinking problem?

Alcohol abuse
Helping a loved one with a drinking problem
Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help 

A child at my daughter’s day care has pertussis or whooping cough, is my daughter safe if she got her vaccine?

Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough: Post-exposure guidance
Whooping Cough Fact Sheet for Parents

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | July 8, 2016

The Economics of Essential Medicines with Dr. Jonathan Alpern

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy will be talking with Dr. Jonathan Alpern, Fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota about The Economics of Essential Medicines. 
Please tune in! The show will air:idim-fellowship-fellows-alpern-jon
WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, July 9th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, July 10 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, July 11th at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, July 10th at 7 a.m.
Listen to the show!
  • Research that Matters (min 0-10:57) Many people with atrial fibrillation are not getting the right medicine; Many state opioid prescribing laws do not have much impact on high-risk prescribing, overdoses; Americans spend billions on complementary health approaches; Doing art projects lowers stress hormone levels.
  • Conversations with Dr. Jonathan Alpern (min 10:57-30:28)
  • House Calls (min 30:28-39:28) Is there such a thing as healthy barbecue?; I’ve felt tired for about a year and my friend says it could be the result of inflammation so should I see an allergist?; I have a dull pain in my lower abdomen that isn’t too bad but doesn’t go away, should I see my doctor?; When is the best time and what is the best way to take my blood pressure at home?

Research that Matters

Many people with atrial fibrillation are not getting the right medicine

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Many state opioid prescribing laws do not have much impact on high-risk prescribing, overdoses

Abstract
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Americans spend billions on complementary health approaches

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Doing art projects lowers stress hormone levels

Article
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Conversations with Dr. Jonathan Alpern

Alpern, J. D., Song, J., & Stauffer, W. M. (2016). Essential Medicines in the United States–Why Access Is Diminishing. The New England Journal of Medicine, 374(20), 1904–1907.
Article
WHO definition of essential medication 

House Calls

Is there such a thing as healthy barbecue?

Heart healthy grilling and barbecue tips
Healthy grilling recipes

I’ve felt tired for about a year and my friend says it could be the result of inflammation so should I see an allergist?

Fatigue

I have a dull pain in my lower abdomen that isn’t too bad but doesn’t go away, should I see my doctor?

Pelvic pain

When is the best time and what is the best way to take my blood pressure at home?

Blood pressure monitoring at home

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This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy will be talking with Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Program and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill about Concussions, Football and Making Games Safer. 
Please tune in!Guskiewicz_Kevinverticalsummer2014 The show will air:
WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, July 2nd at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, July 3rd at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, July 4th at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, July 3rd at 7 a.m.
Listen to the show!
  • Research that Matters (min 0-09:43) Parents more engaged with their children can help prevent adolescent substance abuse; Light activity may help concussion recovery; Blood thinners may not mix well with diabetes medication; Cognitive behavioral therapy may offer similar benefits to antidepressants in major depression.
  • Conversations with Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz (min 09:44-32:52)
  • House Calls (min 29:42-39:33) Hard time getting restful sleep; What is the deal with over-the-counter sleep aids; How to appeal charges for a bad psychiatrist visit; How did my primary care doctor miss a torn meniscus?

Research that Matters

Parents more engaged with their children can help prevent adolescent substance abuse

Article Abstract
News about the article

Light activity may help concussion recovery

News about the research

Blood thinners may not mix well with diabetes medication

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News about the article

Cognitive behavioral therapy may offer similar benefits to antidepressants in major depression

Free full text of article
News about the article

Conversations with Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz

Articles by Dr. Guskiewicz:

Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury
Impact locations and concussion outcomes in high school football player-to-player collisions
National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: management of sport concussion

About Dr. Guskiewicz:

UNC Professional Summary
UNC News

House Calls

Hard time getting restful sleep
Insomnia, from NIH Natl Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

What is the deal with over-the-counter sleep aids?

How to appeal charges for a bad psychiatrist visit

How did my primary care doctor miss a torn meniscus?

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This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Dr. Martin Shapiro, Chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles about Balancing Patient Autonomy: All for One or One for All.

Please tune in! The show will air:MFS.Picture.large1

WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, June 25th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, June 26th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, June 27th at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, June 26th at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show!

  • Research that Matters (min 0-09:21) Persistent childhood asthma could lead to COPD as an adult; Children of depressed parents have higher risk of depression and other bad outcomes; Use of telemedicine on the rise in rural communities; Telling kids where they can access parks and playgrounds increases physical activity.
  • Conversations with Dr. Martin Shapiro (min 09:22 -31:11)
  • House Calls (min 31:12-39:13) What are some alternatives to physical therapy and painkillers for lower back pain?; Should a 5-week-old go in to the doctor for a fever?; What are your thoughts on Aryuvedic medicine (Ayurveda)?; If I think my daughter has a urinary tract infection, do I need to bring her to urgent care or will it go away?

Research that Matters

Persistent childhood asthma could lead to COPD as an adult

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Children of depressed parents have higher risk of depression and other bad outcomes

Abstract
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Use of telemedicine on the rise in rural communities

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Telling kids where they can access parks and playgrounds increases physical activity.

Abstract
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Conversations with Dr. Martin Shapiro

Shapiro, M. F. (2016). Considering the Common Good–The View from Seven Miles Up. The New England Journal of Medicine, 374(21), 2006–2007.
Article

House Calls

What are some alternatives to physical therapy and painkillers for lower back pain?

Chronic pain
Chronic pain and complementary health approaches
Occupational Therapy for chronic pain
Coping with Chronic Pain
Interdisciplinary Pain Management Programs

Should a 5-week-old go in to the doctor for a fever?

When your baby or infant has a fever
Fever in infants and children

What are your thoughts on Aryurvedic medicine (Ayurveda)?

Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction

If I think my daughter has a urinary tract infection, do I need to bring her to urgent care or will it go away?

What I need to know about my child’s urinary tract infection
Urinary Tract Infections

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | June 17, 2016

The FIRST Program: Acceleration to Service

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Thomas D’Angelo, Thane Campbell, Kyle Melvin and Dr. Erin Fraher, medical students in UNC School of Medicine’s FIRST Program and Professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine about The FIRST Program: Acceleration to Service.

Please tune in! The show will air:FIRST

WCHL 97.9FM
• Saturday, June 18th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Sunday, June 19th at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, June 20th at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.7 FM
• Sunday, June 19th at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show on chapelboro.com. Scroll down to the June 18, 2016 link.

  • Research that Matters (min 0-08:04) Obesity can contribute to risk for aggressive prostate cancer; Those who might have dementia but don’t have a diagnosis more likely to engage in risky behavior such as driving; Large number of knee and hip replacement patients still on opioids several months after surgery
  • Conversations with Thane Campbell, Thomas D’Angelo, Kyle Melvin and Dr. Erin Fraher (min 10:32 -31:24)
  • House Calls (min 31:29-39:13) As a recent college graduate, what sorts of things do I really need insurance coverage for?; How can we keep our young son’s Epi Pen with him when he’s at a friend’s house?; How can I make end-of-life decision for my mentally challenged relative when I can’t explain the decisions to her?

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