Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 19, 2017

Using Teens’ Phones to Tackle Tough Topics

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Liz Chen (center) and Vichi Jagannathan (right) along with fellow co-founder Cristina Leos

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with the co-founders of MyHealthEd Liz Chen and Vichi Jagannathan about Real Talk, the company’s new app that uses teens’ phones as a tool to tackle hard topics.

Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, October 21, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 22, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 23, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 22, at 7 a.m.

 

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Mary Otto (photo by Nancy Crampton) and her book Teeth

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Warren Perry talk with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her recent book Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.

 

Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, October 14, at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 15, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 16, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 15, at 7 a.m.

 

Listen to the show on the WCHL website!

 

  • Research That Matters (min 0-7:14) Oral food challenges are safe for diagnosing food allergies; Condom sales drop blamed on smartphones; Alcohol abuse rising among older adults
  • Conversations with Mary Otto (min 7:14-29:17)
  • House Calls (min 29:17-40:00) My 19-year-old daughter has been to the ER twice because she couldn’t breathe. She was having panic attacks. What can we do for her at home and how do I know when she needs to go to the ER?; I’ve had muscle pain in my abdomen for months that’s not getting better. My physical therapist thinks I strained my adductor. What is that and why does it take so long to heal?; How do you know when pain is a stomachache or appendicitis?; Is strep throat harder to combat as an adult and am I likely to get it again?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | October 6, 2017

Worldwide Work Against Threats to Our Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Elizabeth Parks talk with Dr. Myron Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC, about his worldwide work against the spread of AIDS and other threats to our health.

Please tune in! The show will air: ac932eba-fe33-49a6-8849-d6c02f96f7df

WCHL 97.9 FM

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

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 8, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show on the WCHL website!

 

  • Research That Matters (min 0-10:54) TB vaccine BCG effective for twice as long as previously thought; More older men get prostate radiation when doctors own the equipment; FDA announces first US gene therapy approval for cancer treatment; Sequencing all 24 human chromosomes uncovers rare disorders
  • Conversations with Dr. Myron Cohen (min 10:54-32:38)
  • House Calls (min 32:38-40:00) What are the risks of a facelift?; When should my wife and I consider fertility treatments and what’s the first step?; Is it really worth getting a flu shot?

 

Posted by: yourhealthradio | September 27, 2017

When Health Issues Spread Through Thought

Lee Daniel KravetzAuthor of Strange Contagion

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Pali Shah talk with Lee Kravetz, science journalist and author of Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, about another way health issues spread—through thought.

Please tune in! The show will air: 

WCHL 97.9 FM

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

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, October 1, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show!

 

  • Research That Matters (min 0-8:12) Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rate; Serotonin may worsen tinnitus; How you think about your arthritis makes a difference; High salt intake associated with doubled risk of heart failure
  • Conversations with Lee Kravetz (min 8:12-31:41)
  • House Calls (min 31:41-40:00) I have burning pain in my stomach at night and stomach upset and acid reflux during the day. What could this be?; What are the first steps in getting help for my 5-year-old daughter who is developing a stutter?; I have eczema and a friend who is a nurse suggested I might also have tinea versicolor. What is that?

 

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.

 

Listen to the show!

 

  • Research That Matters (min 0-9:11) Young adults, especially men, less likely to treat high blood pressure; You Can Have Too Much Of A Good Thing — Even HDL Cholesterol; Religious young women less educated about HPV vaccine; Malaria parasite spreads from howler monkeys to humans
  • Conversations with Dr. Thomas May (min 9:11-29:52)
  • House Calls (min 29:52-40:00) Watching the news: How do you balance keeping informed with mental well being and how do you know if the sadness you feel from current events becomes a bigger problem?; Can I take two different antihistamines a day?; Do parents need to worry about skin checks with young children?; I have foot pain that’s worse in the morning or when I’ve been sedentary for a while. What could this be?
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.

Listen to the show!

 

  • 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.

Listen to the show!

 

  • 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.

Listen to the show!

 

  • 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.

Listen to the show!

 

  • 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.

Listen to the show!

 

  • 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?

 

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