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.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | March 15, 2019

The Effects of Racism on Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Shannon Aymes talk with Dr. Chandra Ford—associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA and founding director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health—about her work to illuminate the effects of racism on health.

You can catch the episode on:2018-06-22 CHANDRA 10 200x200

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  • Saturday, March 16 at 9 a.m.
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Posted by: yourhealthradio | March 8, 2019

When Your Head Starts to Pound: Unusual Headache Disorders

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jamila Battle talk with neurologist Dr. Nauman Tariq—director of the Headache Center at Johns Hopkins—about when your head starts to pound and unusual headache disorders.

You can catch the episode on:TARIQ-nauman-640X640

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | February 28, 2019

“Bad” Words and Good Health

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This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Cam Coleman talk with Dr. Emma Byrne—author of Swearing is Good for You­­—about what bad words have to do with good health.

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  • Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 3 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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  • Sunday, March 3 at 7 a.m.

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Posted by: richarlm | February 27, 2019

What You Need to Know Before Giving to a Charity

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Before you give to a charity, take the time to find out about that organization first. The resources below will help you find the information you need to give with confidence.

Find more information on charities with these tips and websites.

  • Some charities will change names, combine with another group, splinter off from a parent group, or use a shortened form of their official name. Most charities use their official name at the very bottom of their homepage, or on their “About Us” page.
  • Search variations of a charity’s name, especially if the name includes a number or symbol.
  • Smaller charities might be listed as “No rating” in a watchdog group because the group only provides ratings of larger charities. Seeing a “No rating” note shouldn’t automatically disqualify a charity.

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Posted by: richarlm | February 27, 2019

Stress and Weight

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The following is a transcript of a Research That Matters piece on stress and weight. Listen to this segment and the rest of the show “The Heart: Past, Present and Future.”

Dr. Adam Goldstein: The next Research That Matters is actually about some issues relating to weight gain, but it’s actually this time tied to employment. What are we talking about?

Dr. Cam Coleman: So this was a study out of Sweden, a study of almost 4,000 people that looked at the relationship between stress on the job and changes in weight.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: We should back up by saying, we know from our own experience, in the training of being physicians, which can be stressful, and sometimes the eating can go two different ways, you might say you don’t have to eat, you might just say you don’t have time to exercise. You don’t have time to exercise you’re probably going to gain weight in that stress, and of course, if you don’t have time to eat, you may not gain weight but, in this particular one, they were looking at the men and women who really were looked at, their work pace, pressures they had at work, the time they had for their work and how many of the demands were kind of contradictory, you gotta work harder and faster, but oh, by the way, you don’t have much time. And they followed these men and women three times over twenty years.

Dr. Cam Coleman: I thought it was really interesting, they had almost 4,000 participants in the study, so a pretty hefty group. But the way that they measured stress was essentially asking these people, how do you feel are your job demands? So this was all self-reported data on levels of stress.

Dr. Adam Goldstein: And they found that the stress seemed to have this impact on the women that they, the higher, the women were actually more likely to gain weight. They didn’t see it in men, they didn’t have really good reasons for it. I think there’s a lot more to this story than just the high stress of work. There’s a lot more going on here that I don’t think they teased out.

Dr. Cam Coleman: And you know they speculated that why it is that women might be more sensitive to changes in weight as opposed to men. And one of the things that they mentioned in this article was some of the differences in gender roles that they found in their culture and expectations for the women to be spending more time at home. And so that’s certainly something that enters into the public conversation often, what should be the norms, what should be the expectations, and to what degree should men and women be really sharing some of this other work if that’s contributing to these weight changes.

Posted by: yourhealthradio | February 21, 2019

The Heart: Past, Present and Future

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Cam Coleman talk with cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Dr. Sandeep Jauhar about his new book Heart: A History.

You can catch the episode on:

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Posted by: richarlm | February 20, 2019

Low-income Women Unable to Afford Feminine Hygiene Products

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The following is a transcript of a recent Research That Matters piece on feminine hygiene products and low-income women.  Listen to this segment and the rest of the show “Rise in Opioid and Amphetamine Use in Pregnancy.”


Dr. Adam Goldstein:
Our last Research That Matters is what my grandmother might have called, a Yiddish word, a shonda disgrace. Its the social inequities of care and this is how it relates in healthcare. This was a major study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, we’ll probably talk with our guest today about this, and it was about how poor people in the United States, poor women specifically, can’t afford tampons and pads; can’t afford the menstrual hygiene products. And it wasn’t just they can’t afford them occasionally, during the year, many can’t afford them every month and they’re making do with toilet paper or cloth or rags or diapers or paper towels. And half the women who were surveyed in a low-income, St. Louis, a low-income large city, half the women said there were times when they couldn’t afford to buy both food and these menstrual products. So clearly they went for food. And it turns out these products aren’t covered by most of the things that most low-income women might get help with such as programs like WIC, women’s and children’s assistance, they have a difficult time getting transportation to get these, buying them in bulk and products are distributed to shelters and other places for these women to get these. But it’s just really, I think, a disgrace, and this is even as early as last year, 64% of the women couldn’t afford these products, couldn’t afford them in the previous year and 21% were on a monthly basis. We must and we can do better.

You can help by donating feminine hygiene products to your local shelter or donate to the organizations below. Let us know if you have other suggestions.

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Posted by: richarlm | February 18, 2019

Rise in Opioid and Amphetamine Use in Pregnancy

Lindsay AdmonThis weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Lindsay Admon from the University of Michigan about the rise of opioid and meth use in pregnant women.

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Posted by: yourhealthradio | February 8, 2019

Should Physicians Be Required to Periodically Renew Their Certification?

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with executive vice president and CEO emeritus of the American College of Physicians Dr. Steven Weinberger about whether physicians should be required to periodically renew their certification.
You can catch the episode on:Weinberger head shot

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