Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 16, 2018

Explaining “America’s Great Divide” with Jonathan Weiler

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jamila Battle talk with Dr. Jonathan Weiler—director of undergraduate studies and professor in UNC’s Curriculum in Global Studies—about his new book Prius or Pickup? How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 9, 2018

Healthy Hearing

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper talk with Patricia Johnson, AuD, clinical audiologist and assistant professor of Allied Health Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill, about healthy hearing.

You can catch the episode on:patricia_johnson

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  • Saturday, November 10 at 9 a.m.
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Posted by: richarlm | November 7, 2018

Election Day Stress

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The following is a transcript of a Research that Matters piece from YOUR HEALTH Radio “Tiny Changes Can Have a Big Impact” November 3, 2018.

Adam Goldstein: Actually something that’s really critically important to what’s happening in society today. How results of presidential elections affect health, and boy, this is a loaded topic.

Stephen Hooper: Yeah, the last election created enormous distress and just anecdotally, I’m sure you’ve heard, Adam, that there were lots of families, they were arguing at the dinner table about this one and the amount of stress was probably enormous afterwards.

Adam Goldstein: And you know it’s interesting because it may be presumed, well if you were supporting a particular candidate then you were more or less happier with that candidate and if you weren’t supportive you were unhappy. What I wonder, and that’s what this research is going to show, let’s just kind of give the punchline, what I don’t know is has this been like this forever. In this particular study among 769 college students followed after the election, they were looking at whether or not there were depressive symptoms, avoidance of certain people and situations and intrusions associated with this stress.

Stephen Hooper: Correct and the population was college students, rather a large sample about 769 and the findings was that quarter of those students 25% reported clinically significant stress symptoms related to the election. So what did they do about that? In many ways, you sit there and you say, well do these students need some help for those symptoms on one side of the equation and the other side is wow, what a number.

Adam Goldstein: Whether that translates into anger and frustration and depression, it turns out that this was found higher in sexual minorities and African Americans, perhaps not surprising given what’s happening in the country. And there was less stress by registered Republicans and males. Even 25% said that the election had a negative impact on relationships. Regardless, this is so concerning and I think as a healthcare provider the willingness to, when you know people are at risk, who may be at risk, you have to ask the question and be willing to listen and maybe refer for therapy if needed.

Stephen Hooper: Additionally I would add it also impacts and suggests the importance of that college age population in the voting world. It does have an impact.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 2, 2018

Tiny Changes Can Have a Big Impact

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper talk with Dr. Antoine Bailliard—professor in UNC Allied Health’s division of occupational science and occupational therapy—about how tiny changes can have a big impact on mental illness and homelessness.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 26, 2018

Re-air: “Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear”

Untitled designAs Halloween approaches, we’ll take a look back on YOUR HEALTH® to when Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talked with sociologist Dr. Margee Kerr about her book Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear.

Please tune in! The show will air:

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Posted by: richarlm | October 24, 2018

On-again, Off-again Relationships

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The following is a transcript of a Research that Matters piece from Oral Historians Collect “Stories to Save Lives” YOUR HEALTH Radio October 20, 2018

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Our very first research is about relationships that are on-again and off-again and does that lead to higher rates of adverse bad mental health? Were you ever in a relationship that was on-again or off-again?

Dr. Jamila Battle: Yeah, when I was young and in high school, you know.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Young and reckless.

Dr. Jamila Battle: Young love.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: I kind of like, one year, then two years, then three years and all of a sudden, I got married. And I’ve been married 33 years, so I didn’t have too many of those on-again, off-again. But apparently it’s pretty frequent and the question is, from the researchers at the University of Missouri, is there something more to it that could actually be bad for your health?

Dr. Jamila Battle: Well prior research has estimated that more than 60% of adults have been involved in these on and off relationships and more than 1/3 of cohabiting couples report breaking up and later reconciling at some point. And that these relationships are often associated with higher rates of abuse, poor communication and lower levels of commitment.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: And this current study, they actually looked at data from 500 individuals who are currently in relationships and interviews and looking at their breaking up and getting back together. And they’re looking at how those events may be related and found that they were significantly associated. The more you had those type of episodes, the more you had psychological distress like anxiety and depression. It didn’t really matter if it was same-sex or heterosexual relationship. And that, I guess, is concerning, though I’m not fully certain what to make of it.

Dr. Jamila Battle: And I don’t think they really knew what to make of it either. But they did say that partners that break up and reunite for a number of reasons. And the common ones were necessity or practicality and that partners should get back together based on dedication not obligation.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: Yeah, I like that, though, I think it’s complicated, right? And certainly there’s lots of factors going into it, which is probably why they’re getting back together and breaking up and getting back together and breaking up. There. I think the key point is, and I like what they say, it’s okay to end a toxic relationship. I like that. If it’s not working, it’s not working. This is in the journal Family Relations. “Coming out and getting back in: relationship cycling and distress in same and different sex relationships.” I like the research even though I don’t understand it, fully.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 17, 2018

Oral Historians Collect “Stories to Save Lives”

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jamila Battle talk with Dr. Rachel Seidman—director of UNC’s Southern Oral History Program—and Joanna Ramirez—a master’s student in the Gillings School of Global Public Health—about the “Stories to Save Lives” project, documenting North Carolinians’ beliefs about healthcare.

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Posted by: richarlm | October 17, 2018

Diet and Depression: What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health

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The following is a transcript of a Research that Matters piece from A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity, YOUR HEALTH Radio October 12, 2018

Dr. Adam Goldstein: A recent study in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry, that was looking at junk food and mental health. Do those foods actually increase the level of inflammation in the body? And this is what this particular study was looking at. Eating the junk food appeared to increase the risk of becoming depressed and the reason they thought that might occur is because these types of foods actually lead to inflammation. Foods that contain a lot of fat, sugar, processed foods. Systemic inflammation and in that case they argued that these types of foods are very similar to what you might from smoking, obesity, lack of exercise; things we talk a lot about on Your Health. And the question was, was this a causal relation or an association? And they looked at actually multiple studies, we call these sometimes systematic reviews, they put all these things together including reviewing five studies that looked over periods of time almost 33,000 adults from five different countries including the United States. They believe that these results are causal. So it wasn’t like, that people were depressed and then they started eating these foods, which one could see. But that the eating of these foods occurred before people became depressed and the more one ate of these foods the more one became depressed. This is certainly food for thought, pun intended. But it also suggests, perhaps as doctors and patients come together and mental health providers and really talk about depression, that maybe, diet becomes an important consideration. Maybe we talk about and share data that one of the ways to cut down on chances of depression or to get over depression is by eating foods that do not cause systemic inflammation. I’d encourage Your Health listeners to talk with your doctor about this type of research and what it may mean for your health.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 12, 2018

A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with  Dr. Michael Kinch—associate vice chancellor and director of the Centers for Research Innovation in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery at Washington University in St. Louis—about his new book Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity.

You can catch the episode on:

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  • Monday, October 15 at 6 p.m.

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You may also like:

Fighting Future Flu Outbreaks (YOUR HEALTH Radio August 2018)

The Changing Laws of Vaccines with Dr. Michelle Mello (YOUR HEALTH Radio October 2015)

Posted by: richarlm | October 11, 2018

Fatty Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

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The following is a transcript of a House Calls from The Role of the Community Pharmacy, YOUR HEALTH Radio October 6, 2018

House Calls Question: My mother has suffered from fatty liver disease and cirrhosis for 10 years. She will probably pass away in the next few years because of the liver problems. Am I at risk of these same problems and if so, what can I do to prevent it from ever happening to me?

Dr. Adam Goldberg: You know, fatty liver disease, such a difficult disease, it’s really one of the top causes of cirrhosis or really end stage, ultimately, liver disease in the United States and worldwide. And you know, we are beginning to know more than we ever have known about it and it is strongly associated with obesity. Its associated with inflammation in the liver and just as obesity has lots of genetic causes, so that if you are obese and your parents are obese, it’s a good chance that your children will be obese and we have to intervene and really work at kind of changing some of those underlying genetic tendencies. Fatty liver disease has very similar, but again a lot of it may well be due to obesity, so how we can intervene to prevent the obesity or to lose weight would really be one of the most important things. I think talking with your doctor, getting tested to see, do you have any inflammation in your liver that could cause these kinds of problems, that would be something that would be really important to try to pick up on at the earliest as possible and do your best to prevent it. Medications that could cause liver disease, you’d probably be more likely to want to avoid those.

 

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