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.
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?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | September 7, 2017

Creepy Bugs and Public Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Pali Shah talk with Dr. Michael Reiskind, assistant professor of entomology at North Carolina State University, about creepy bugs and public health.

Please tune in! The show will air: m_reiskind

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Sunday, September 10, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 11, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, September 10, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:34) Primary care access tied to fewer sexually transmitted infections; New scan developed to predict stroke risk; 20 percent more smokers quit after $1 price increase; Sexual education more effective than abstinence in improving public health
  • Conversations with Dr. Michael Reiskind (min 9:34-32:08)
  • House Calls (min 32:08-40:00) My elderly neighbor has more trouble getting around. What can I do to help?; What is dry needling and will it help my lower back pain?; What can I expect from a sleep study?; Should I be concerned that my 6-year-old clears her throat a lot?

 

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 30, 2017

Re-air: How Science and Medicine Influence Conversations about Race

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This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, we’ll revisit the conversation Adam and guest co-host Dr. Catherine Coe had with Dr. Alondra Nelson, professor of sociology and dean of social science at Columbia University, about her book The Social Life of DNA and how science and medicine influence conversations about race.

Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, September 2, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 3, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, September 4, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, September 3, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:32) Depression medications for children and teens; A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice; New blood test is more accurate in predicting prostate cancer risk than PSA; Novel device significantly reduces blood draw contamination, reduces risks to patients
  • Conversations with Dr. Alondra Nelson (min 9:32-30:39)
  • House Calls (min 30:39-40:00) I’m a recent college graduate starting a new job and was just diagnosed with lupus. Do you have any advice?; My doctor said my 14-year-old daughter is anemic. What does that mean and what do we do?; What do I do about fuzzy vision and headaches after staring at my computer too long?
Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 25, 2017

The Influence of Dreams on Your Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Adia Hinds talk with Dr. Deirdre Barrett, associate professor of psychology at Harvard, editor of the American Psychological Association’s journal Dreaming and author of The Committee of Sleep, about what goes on in our brains when our heads hit the pillow.

Please tune in! The show will air: lighting Deirdre Barrett outside UCL

97.9 The Hill WCHL FM

  • Sat., Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Sun., Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Mon., Aug. 28, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sun., Aug. 27, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:03) Talking to yourself in the third person can help you control stressful emotions; Cleaning a dirty sponge only helps its worst bacteria; Home test for HPV may be lifesaving for women who do not receive regular cervical cancer screenings; Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity
  • Conversations with Dr. Dierdre Barrett (min 9:03-32:29)
  • House Calls (min 32:29-40:00) My mother has knee pain from arthritis and is wondering about hyaluronic acid. What dose can she take and what are the side effects?; What do you think about the health benefits of turmeric?; How can I make sure my massage therapist addresses an old back injury?
Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 18, 2017

Bolstering Food Safety

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Adia Hinds talk with Dr. Simone Raszl of the Pan American Health Organization—the regional office of the World Health Organization—about what happens when what we eat makes us sick and how we can bolster food safety.

Please tune in! The show will air: Version 2

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, August 19, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 20, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, August 21, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, August 20, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-8:57) Study confirms vitamin D protects against colds; Will you wake from a vegetative state? PET scans may tell; Drug that gives you natural tan without sun’s harmful rays; Laser treatment reduces eye floaters
  • Conversations with Dr. Simone Raszl (min 8:57-29:44)
  • House Calls (min 29:44-40:00) How do we protect our eyes and enjoy the solar eclipse safely?; I’m in rehab for a recent heart attack. Is it safe to travel for seven hours by car to attend my sister’s memorial service?; When I eat anything with vinegar, I get rashes, hives and discomfort. Have I developed an allergy to vinegar? Should I avoid all vinegar?; My daughter got a sunburn with blistered skin and chills. Did she have heatstroke? How do we treat this and prevent it?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 8, 2017

How the Air around Us Affects Public Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Bob Gwyther talk with with Dr. Jason West, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC, about how the air around us affects public health—and the work he’s doing with NASA to help us all breathe easier.

Please tune in! The show will air: JW-indoors-DSC_8915b-small

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, August 12, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 13, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, August 14, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, August 13, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:30) Mental Health Parity; Can Virtual Reality Help Prevent Falls; Many ADHD Kids Have Questions for Their Doctor but Don’t Ask; Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals
  • Conversations with Dr. Jason West (min 9:30-30:39)
  • House Calls (min 30:39-40:00) I’m a new grandmother. My appetite has declined despite being retired. I help care for my mother-in-law and can’t get away very often to visit my grandchild. Am I depressed?; Should I be worried when mumps are reported in my area? How do you prevent mumps and what should you do if you think you have mumps?; I was recently bitten by a tick. What do I need to watch out for and when should I see a doctor?; Is there a significant risk of getting sick from foods like raw oysters?

 

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | August 3, 2017

Who Makes Healthcare Decisions on Behalf of a Patient Who Can’t?

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Catherine Coe talk with with Dr. Erin DeMartino, pulmonary and critical care medicine fellow at the Mayo Clinic, about who makes healthcare decisions on behalf of a patient who can’t.

Please tune in! The show will air: Sullivan_Erin_E_14JL

WCHL 97.9 FM

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

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, August 6, at 7 a.m.

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  • Research That Matters (min 0-10:09) Lab-grown blood stem cells produced; Early cancer diagnoses increase under Obamacare; Chemicals found in wild plants may offer new contraceptive options; When states have strong gun laws, they also have fewer fatal police shootings
  • Conversations with Dr. Erin DeMartino (min 10:09-30:52)
  • House Calls (min 30:52-40:00) My 6-year-old son wets the bed. What should I talk about with his pediatrician?; When I leave a message for my doctor, the nurse practitioner returns my call. What can I do to talk with my doctor instead of the nurse practitioner?; Recently when my A1C was high, my doctor gave me the choice of losing weight or taking more medication and referred me to a nutritionist. I’ve lost weight and my A1C is better.; Results of a recent pap smear came back as unsatisfactory. My doctor said I was low risk and to repeat the test in six months. Should I get a second opinion?

 

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy talk with with Dr. Saranya Loehrer, head of the North America Region of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, about how occasionally breaking the rules just might result in better healthcare.

Please tune in! The show will air: SaranyaLoehrer

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 30, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, July 31, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, July 23, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show!

 

  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:29) Hospital Entertainment System Helps Ease Kids’ Anxiety Before Surgery; Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day; Tranexamic Acid Reduces Maternal Deaths From Bleeding After Childbirth; The Placebo Effect Can Mend a Broken Heart Too
  • Conversations with Dr. Saranya Loehrer (min 9:29-30:48)
  • House Calls (min 30:48-40:00) I have an arrhythmia that hasn’t been resolved with a beta blocker, a calcium channel blocker or 3 ablations. I’m in my early 30s so my electrophysiologist (EP) is hesitant to put me on flecainide? A friend suggested magnesium oxide. What should I do?; I’m 65 and six years ago I was diagnosed with psoriasis due to drinking too much alcohol and being overweight. I stopped drinking, lost weight and this year my doctor said my liver had improved. I’m sharing this so listeners can benefit from my story.; I’ve had kidney failure, am on dialysis and hope to have a transplant. When I was evaluated, I said I had a glass of wine a day and was disqualified. What do you think?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | July 21, 2017

Collaboration in Medicine

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and Cristy talk with Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, director of UNC’s physician assistant program and professor of medicine, about the broad range of experiences he’s had throughout his career and what they taught him about medicine and the importance of collaboration

Please tune in! The show will air:e0757154-5a67-4cd6-9a1f-6e6fe08ca895

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, July 22, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, July 24, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, July 23, at 7 a.m.

 

Listen to the show!

 

  • Research That Matters (min 0-8:26) As people get older, sleep quantity and quality decline; Allowing women to labor longer can cut C-section rate; A new study on daydreaming points to the benefits of letting your mind wander; Close to half of American adults infected with HPV
  • Conversations with Dr. Paul Chelminski (min 8:26-29:48)
  • House Calls (min 29:48-40:00) After using Augmentin, I broke out in hives. Could the two be related?; I recently started taking Prednisone and I think it’s disrupting my sleep. What’s your advice?; I’m a 30-year-old and had back spasms after doing a summersalt. What should I do?; I have a spot on my hand that I thought was a wart but started itching and now has darkened skin around it. Should I be concerned?

 

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