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Radio Health Journal

Compass Media

Each week, Radio Health Journal breaks down important news in medicine, science and technology with the help of world-renowned experts. Our three weekly segments will help guide you to a happier, healthier life – with some fun facts to share at dinner parties. Can magic mushrooms cure your depression? Have we outrun natural selection? Hosted by Elizabeth Westfield, Greg Johnson and Shel Lustig and produced by Kristen Farrah and Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe, listen, and rate. If you’re looking for older episodes, you can find our entire segment catalog on our website radiohealthjournal.org. Also, check out the latest on Facebook and Instagram @radiohealthjournal and on X @RadioHealthJrnl.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Networks:

Compass Media

Description:

Each week, Radio Health Journal breaks down important news in medicine, science and technology with the help of world-renowned experts. Our three weekly segments will help guide you to a happier, healthier life – with some fun facts to share at dinner parties. Can magic mushrooms cure your depression? Have we outrun natural selection? Hosted by Elizabeth Westfield, Greg Johnson and Shel Lustig and produced by Kristen Farrah and Amirah Zaveri. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe, listen, and rate. If you’re looking for older episodes, you can find our entire segment catalog on our website radiohealthjournal.org. Also, check out the latest on Facebook and Instagram @radiohealthjournal and on X @RadioHealthJrnl.

Language:

English

Contact:

MediaTracks Communications 2250 E. Devon Avenue, Suite 150 Des Plaines, IL 60018 847-299-9500


Episodes

Medical Notes: Your Ancestors Are Making You Sick, Drinking Water May Be Causing Early Menopause, And How Movement Improves Memory

2/28/2024
Can obesity treatment also help your brain? Your ancestors may be the cause of your current illness. Is water harmful to older women? Exercise is good for more than just building muscle. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-your-ancestors-are-making-you-sick-drinking-water-may-be-causing-early-menopause-and-how-movement-improves-memory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:52

Why Science Says Kids Should Still Learn To Write In Cursive

2/25/2024
In the age of cell phones and laptops, is handwriting obsolete? Our experts say that there’s still a great benefit for students to write their notes down with pen and paper. Even cursive has its benefits. They discuss the research that shows why elementary students should still know how to use pens and pencils. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/why-science-says-kids-should-still-learn-to-write-in-cursive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:10:44

Therapy For Twins: The Myth Of The 'Perfect' Twin Connection

2/25/2024
Twins are thought to have a special bond – a built-in friend. But this idea can lead to resentment and harmful codependence if the two siblings never experience individuality. Dr. Joan A. Friedman, a twin expert, explains how parents can help foster a healthy relationship and treat their twins as separate children. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/therapy-for-twins-the-myth-of-the-perfect-twin-connection Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:14:05

Medical Notes: 2024 Is The Year of Cancer, IBS May Be A Symptom of Something Worse, and Parkinson’s Disease Is Getting a Marketing Makeover

2/21/2024
Will 2024 be the year of cancer? Are you stressed out? Your bathroom habits could be causing more health problems. Is Parkinson’s disease getting a marketing makeover? Learn More: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:19

Service Dogs Are In High Demand – Here’s How You Can Help

2/18/2024
Service dogs have been used throughout history but were legally recognized by the US government in 1990. These animals can help people with physical challenges, like grocery shopping, and mental health struggles such as PTSD and anxiety. Our experts discuss the importance of service dogs and how you can get involved. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/service-dogs-are-in-high-demand-heres-how-you-can-help Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:12:10

“Eat To Survive”: Why Americans Lack Proper Education About Nutrition

2/18/2024
Many children in America are taught about nutrition through the USDA’s balanced food plate known as MyPlate. Unfortunately, these graphics don't accurately portray a proper (and realistic) diet, which leaves many people feeling confused and frustrated. Loni Love, a comedian, explains the obstacles she’s faced during her journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/eat-to-survive-why-americans-lack-proper-education-about-nutrition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:11

Medical Notes: Why Grocery Taxes May Be Good For Us, The World’s First Partial Heart Transplant, And A New Treatment For Cancer

2/14/2024
The world’s first partial heart transplant is inspiring hope. A new advancement in cancer treatment. Are grocery taxes good for our health? Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-why-grocery-taxes-may-be-good-for-us-the-worlds-first-partial-heart-transplant-and-a-new-treatment-for-cancer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:12

Not So Rare: What’s Causing The Rise In Pediatric Kidney Stones?

2/11/2024
While kidney stones have historically affected middle-aged men, an unusual population has been seeing a rise in cases – young girls. Dr. Greg Tasian, a pediatric urologist, has been researching the reason behind this rise. He explains what causes kidney stones and how to reduce your child’s risk. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/not-so-rare-whats-causing-the-rise-in-pediatric-kidney-stones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:12:10

Big Liars: Is Honesty Always The Best Policy?

2/11/2024
Are you good at sniffing out lies? Many people aren’t. The typical ‘tells,’ like eye movement, won’t expose a true deception artist. Luckily, our experts explain the psychology behind why people lie and how you can avoid being duped. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/big-liars-is-honesty-always-the-best-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:10

Medical Notes: Trauma Shrinks Your Brain, Restoring Movement To Paralyzed Limbs, And Why Rates Of Poverty Have Declined

2/7/2024
Does trauma shrink your brain? Can spinal stimulation restore mobility for paralyzed limbs? Rates of poverty are in a decline. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-trauma-shrinks-your-brain-restoring-movement-to-paralyzed-limbs-and-why-rates-of-poverty-have-declined Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:11

Black Angels: The Black Nurses Involved In The Fight Against Tuberculosis

2/4/2024
Dr. Herbert Fox helped discover a cure for tuberculosis, but his work wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the black nurses who monitored and cared for each patient. When all of the white nurses refused to work, these women stepped up. Our expert details their bravery that’s gone largely unrecognized in society. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/black-angels-the-black-nurses-involved-in-the-fight-against-tuberculosis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:10:09

What Is A Woman Worth? Needless Deaths From A Preventable Cancer

2/4/2024
Cervical cancer is almost completely preventable, so why does it continue to kill thousands of women each year? Dr. Linda Eckert, an expert in cervical cancer prevention, believes the answer involves gender inequalities and sexual stigmas. She discusses these issues and offers life-saving prevention methods for women. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/what-is-a-woman-worth-needless-deaths-from-a-preventable-cancer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:14:14

Medical Notes: How Childhood Trauma Leads To Chronic Pain, The Gut Bacteria That’s Harming Your Bones, And Detecting Cancer Faster Than Ever Before.

1/31/2024
We can test for cancer faster than ever before. Do you know what’s causing your chronic pain? Gut bacteria is important – but it’s not always good for our health. How to stop a stomach bug from infecting your whole family. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-how-childhood-trauma-leads-to-chronic-pain-the-gut-bacteria-thats-harming-your-bones-and-detecting-cancer-faster-than-ever-before Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:47

Mental Health In The Military: Stigmas, Resources, And Roadblocks

1/28/2024
As a psychologist, Dr. Chuck Weber helped a lot of soldiers during his time in the military. However, limited resources held him back from being able to fully help the families of active-duty soldiers. He explains why this is such an important area of service and how he fought to prioritize mental health services. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/mental-health-in-the-military-stigmas-resources-and-roadblocks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:20

Eating Invasive Species: Does Your Diet Help The Environment?

1/28/2024
Many people choose their diet based on what tastes good, but what if you could have great food while helping your local environment? Dr. Joe Roman, a conservation biologist, explains the dangers of invasive species and how we can do our part in saving the environment by strapping on an apron. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/eating-invasive-species-does-your-diet-help-the-environment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:13:27

Medical Notes: Fight Against Dry Skin, The Health Effects of Extreme Flooding, And How Probiotics May Delay Covid Effects

1/24/2024
Weather disasters could be damaging more than your property. How can you avoid dry skin this winter? It may be time to invest in a quality probiotic. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-fight-agains-dry-skin-the-health-effects-of-extreme-flooding-and-how-probiotics-may-delay-covid-effects Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:15

Do You Support Giving Children Mental Health Days Off Of School?

1/21/2024
We’re quick to pull our kids out of school when they’re running a fever or throwing up, but what about when they’ve become burnt out or severely stressed? Just because we can’t see the physical symptoms doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. Our expert explains the benefits of giving your children mental health days and how to prepare them for future obstacles. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/do-you-support-giving-children-mental-health-days-off-of-school Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:10:26

Mentally Ill Inmates: Safety And Justice Or Suffering And Vengeance?

1/21/2024
American prisons are full of people with mental illness, but does the system actually fulfill its promise of reform for these inmates? Dr. Christine Montross, a psychiatrist, says many of them aren’t getting the correct help that will make a difference in their lives – and make our society a safer place when they’re released. She breaks down the prison system and offers alternatives programs to solve this crisis. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/mentally-ill-inmates-safety-and-justice-or-suffering-and-vengeance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:15:07

Medical Notes: How To Fix A Broken Heart, A New Hope For Amputee Victims, And How Vr Can Help People With Autism Be Comfortable In The Real World

1/17/2024
How can surgical patients recover without opioids? How do you fix a broken heart? A new form of pain relief for amputees. Virtual reality can help people with autism. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-how-to-fix-a-broken-heart-a-new-hope-for-amputee-victims-and-how-vr-can-help-people-with-autism-be-comfortable-in-the-real-world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:42

Nervous Nail-Biter? It Harms More Than Just Aesthetics

1/14/2024
So many of us have experienced the compulsion to bite our nails. Even though it’s a detriment to our wellbeing, we still do it – so why? Is it a product of our genetics or evolution? Our experts discuss where this impulse stems from and all the ways it harms our health. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/nervous-nail-biter-it-harms-more-than-just-aesthetics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:10:29