Posted by: yourhealthradio | June 24, 2017

How the Story of Illnesses Can Shape Care


This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Bob Gwyther talk with the Program of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University’s academic director Dr. Craig Irvine and lecturer Danielle Spencer, co-authors of the new book The Principles and Practices of Narrative Medicine, about how the story of illnesses can shape care.

Please tune in! The show will air:

WCHL 97.9 FM

  • Saturday, June 24, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 25, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Monday, June 26, at 6 p.m.

KKAG Retro Radio 88.3 FM

  • Sunday, June 25, at 7 a.m.

Listen to the show!

  • Research That Matters (min 0-10:04) Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy; Women more sensitized than men to metal used in joint replacement; Children conceived after fertility treatments are at increased risk for pediatric cancers; Early death of Medicare patients after discharge from emergency departments
  • Conversations with Dr. Craig Irvine and Danielle Spencer (min 10:04-31:54)
  • House Calls (min 31:54-40:00) My daughter is very afraid of needles. After having a biopsy, I noticed her doctor making faces and mocking my daughter’s discomfort. Should we change doctors?; I’ve been taking Lexapro for several years and feel better now. Can I stop taking the antidepressants?; How do I get rid of dandruff?


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