Posted by: brr0603 | February 24, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) photo from the CDC

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Background: COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus discovered in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019. The World Health Organization officially named the disease, COVID-19, on February 11, 2020.

  • What does COVID-19 stand for: “Co” stands for “corona”, “vi” for “virus”,  “d” for “disease”, and “19” for the year (2019) the outbreak was first discovered.

What is COVID-19:  COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus.  Coronaviruses are named after this type of virus’s appearance.  Coronaviruses are common in many different animals.  Coronaviruses can sometimes be spread to humans. The SARS and MERS outbreaks are other types of coronaviruses that had similar symptoms to COVID-19.  Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Should I be worried: The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has been limited. There are no confirmed cases in North Carolina. Those living or visiting China, or those who have been in close contact with someone who is infected, are at greatest risk.

Steps to keep healthy: There are no current vaccines to prevent human coronavirus infections.  Here are some steps to prevent the spread of any illness, including COVID-19:

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  3. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  4. Stay home when you are sick
  5. Get the vaccine when available

What should I do if I think I may be infected: If you have traveled to China recently and have been having breathing problems, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should call your doctor to discuss next steps.

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Written by Grace Pelak, Graduate Research Assistant | Health Sciences Library and MPH Candidate 2021 | Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | January 17, 2020

Your Health: The Final Episode

This weekend on the final episode of YOUR HEALTH®, Adam is joined by founding co-host Cristy Page for a conversation about the show’s mission, memorable moments and the people who made it possible.

You can catch the episode on:

97.9 FM The Hill

  • Saturday, January 18 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 19 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, January 20 16 at 6 p.m.

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  • Sunday, January 19 at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | January 10, 2020

Your Health Radio: The Penultimate Episode

This weekend on the penultimate episode of YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper talk about the show’s 12-year history and what goes on behind the scenes.

You can catch the episode on:

97.9 FM The Hill

  • Saturday, January 11 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 12 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, January 13 16 at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, January 12 at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | December 19, 2019

Virtual Care: From Telehealth to Telemedicine

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Robert Gianforcaro—executive medical director of population health and virtual care at UNC—about virtual care, from telehealth to telemedicine.

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97.9 FM The Hill

• Saturday, December 14 at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, December 15 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, December 16 at 6 p.m.
KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

• Sunday, December 15 at 7 a.m.

 

 

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | December 9, 2019

New Book Tells the Story of The Great Pretender

 

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Susannah Cahalan—author of the critically acclaimed memoir Brain on Fire—about her new book The Great Pretender.

You can catch the episode on:

97.9 FM The Hill

• Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, December 8 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

• Sunday, December 8 at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: richarlm | December 2, 2019

Re-air: Bringing Global Health Home

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Brian Huggins talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett about her work to bring global health home for her readers.

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You can catch the episode on:

97.9 FM The Hill

• Saturday, November 30 at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, December 1 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, December 2 at 6 p.m.


KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

• Sunday, December 2 at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 22, 2019

The Alarming Number of Women Whose First Sexual Experience was Forced

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam will be talking with Harvard researcher Dr. Laura Hawks about the alarming number of women whose first sexual experience was forced.

You can catch the episode on:

97.9 FM The Hill
• Saturday, November 23 at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, November 24 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, November 25 at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM
• Sunday, November 24 at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 14, 2019

A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba

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This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam will be talking with nurse, community health educator and activist Elena Schwolsky about her new book Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba.

You can catch the episode on:

97.9 FM The Hill
• Saturday, November 16 at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, November 17 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, November 18 at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM
• Sunday, November 17 at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 8, 2019

How Healthcare Can Go Green

iqbal.mian_This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jamila Battle will be talking with Iqbal Mian of Practice Greenhealth—an organization that began as a partnership between the EPA, the American Hospital Association, the American Nurses Association and Health Care Without Harm as a way to address sustainability in hospitals—about ways the healthcare industry can go green.

You can catch the episode on:

97.9 FM The Hill
• Saturday, November 9 at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, November 10 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM
• Sunday, November 10at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | November 4, 2019

The Rising Science of Falls

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam will be talking with Dr. Michael Lewek—associate professor of physical therapy in UNC’s Department of Allied Health Sciences AND associate director of the rehabilitation engineering center—about the rising science of falls.

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97.9 FM The Hill
• Saturday, November 2 at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, November 3 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Monday, November 4 at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM
• Sunday, November 3 at 7 a.m.

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