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

97.9 FM The Hill

  • Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 14 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, April 14 at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show on the WCHL website!

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.

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

97.9 FM The Hill

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

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, April 7 at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show!

Posted by: richarlm | April 1, 2019

National Humor Month

April is National Humor Month. You may be wondering why we’re posting on humor. Well, laughter is actually good for your health. Use the resources below to learn more and have a laugh.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | March 29, 2019

Relieving the Discomfort of Chronic Itch

BrianKimThis weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Emily Hanna talk with Dr. Brian Kim—co-director of the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University in St. Louis—about his work to relieve the discomfort of chronic itch.

Listen to the show!

Posted by: richarlm | March 27, 2019


The following is a transcript of a recent Research That Matters piece on vaccine search results on Pinterest. Listen to this segment and the rest of the show “The Effects of Racism on Health.”

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Let’s talk about our next Research That Matters and it’s about Pinterest. Do you go on Pinterest Shannon?

Dr. Shannon Ames: I used to a lot.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: You used to. Well you wouldn’t be alone. 80% of mothers and 38% of fathers are on Pinterest. And I’ve been on it. My daughter got me interested in it. And there are over 215 million monthly active users. That alone is not a problem. Why do we care about things like Pinterest, and in this case, vaccinations?

Dr. Shannon Ames: Well it seems that people have been using Pinterest to promote their anti-vaccination beliefs.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Yeah. This is interesting because it’s a platform of communicating, in this case, a lot of times to young mothers who might have young children. And it appears that it’s been particularly active as a platform for what you might call vaccination doubters – people who don’t believe the vaccination data, to put out articles, to put out news. Many of which, maybe not all, but many of which are false, they would be called fake news at some level. And there was pressure actually put on Pinterest and they decided to actually change the way they allow vaccine search results in order to curb the spread of misinformation. What did they do?

Dr. Shannon Ames: It looks like they used algorithms to identify these messages and prevent them from being as easily searched for.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Right, so, this is really kind of to help curb what the World Health Organization is calling vaccine hesitancy, one of what they call a major threat to global health. We do know that there have been increasing spread of outbreaks. Most people would know the increase in measles, the spread of measles, there are 72 adults and children in Europe alone last year who died from measles. Completely, almost avoidable public health disease and yet measles reached its highest level in two decades. And so, the misinformation, what types of things do you think people could hear that might be misinformation that Pinterest, and maybe other social media platforms like Google or YouTube or Twitter, Facebook might be interested in also curbing.

Dr. Shannon Ames: Well I think one of the problems is that they overestimate the risk of getting the vaccines and maybe underestimate the benefits of getting these vaccines.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Yeah, so, most parents will be worried about side effects, potentially the costs, maybe any objections morally or religiously. People would know but hopefully not believe the kind of debunking about measles and autism and just general knowledge. And so all these things could be subject to misinformation. I admit, I was a little hesitant to think about what does it mean to make restrictions. But it’s not like these platforms curb your own first amendment, it’s just that their platforms are their own platforms. You don’t have an unfettered right to put whatever you want on their platform.

Dr. Shannon Ames: Yeah, I think that’s an interesting thought and that they’re just trying to make sure the information on there is accurate.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Well, we’re going to again, we invite other views and thoughts about this, but we would encourage it to be based on current facts.

Posted by: richarlm | March 26, 2019

Diabetes Alert Day

Today is American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day. It’s a day to think about the seriousness of diabetes and assess your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | March 25, 2019

The Ethics of Grateful Patient Fundraising in Medicine

You can catch the episode on:collinsmegan

97.9 FM The Hill

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

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, March 24 at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show!

Posted by: richarlm | March 20, 2019

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about this disease and what you can do to prevent it.

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