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Host Tony Weaver, a practicing physician in Rowan County, and his team of health experts interview guests and discuss health issues like obesity, tobacco use, heart disease, exercise and other topics concerning the well being of eastern Kentuckians.

Host Tony Weaver, a practicing physician in Rowan County, and his team of health experts interview guests and discuss health issues like obesity, tobacco use, heart disease, exercise and other topics concerning the well being of eastern Kentuckians.
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Morehead, KY

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Host Tony Weaver, a practicing physician in Rowan County, and his team of health experts interview guests and discuss health issues like obesity, tobacco use, heart disease, exercise and other topics concerning the well being of eastern Kentuckians.

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@HMRadioShow

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English

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150 University Boulevard Morehead State University Morehead, Kentucky. 40351 606-783-2395


Episodes

Dr. Kip Guy show

5/16/2018
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Growing up in rural Mississippi, Kip Guy decided he wanted to do scientific research. He headed to the West Coast, began working on a more environmentally friendly way to make the cancer drug Taxol, and developed collaborations all across the country. In 2016, he became Dean of the UK College of Pharmacy, because in his words, “where else could I find these resources in a state with these health disparities?” Kentucky reaps the benefits of his expertise and guidance daily, as the College of...

Duration:00:51:47

Better Than Autumn Show

5/9/2018
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“I enjoyed the spring more than the autumn now. When does, I think, as one gets older.” (Virginia Woolf). The joy of spring is present each year, but there is a special joy for those in healthcare after a harsh influenza season. The earth renews itself, and we must as well. This show failed to launch, and I mostly blame Rick. We talk about Royal babies, electric cars and pacemakers, cancer and coffee, and marijuana. Tip: The ticks are upon us. Bring out your DEET and permethrin, mow the...

Duration:00:51:47

Salute to Carl Kasell Show

5/4/2018
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Legendary radio broadcaster Carl Kassell, who recently died at age 84, began his broadcasting career hosting a fake music show using his grandmother’s windup Victrola. He went on to team with Charles Kuralt at University of North Carolina to start a new radio station before joining forces with NPR. After years as a newscaster, he joined the cast of the popular radio show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! We salute his passing with this offering on the health effects of chocolate and strawberries,...

Duration:00:51:05

Stephen Hawking show

4/24/2018
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This show salutes the late theoretical physicist, hero of today’s youth, Stephen Hawking. Hawking was able to link certain behaviors of black holes to an explanation of how the universe was born. He described the characteristics of a black hole, and predicted that it would emit radiation. Health Matters talks about coffee, and prescription and recreational drugs during pregnancy. Tip: according to a recent report, US medical care is so expensive because of the extra administrative costs...

Duration:00:51:42

Health Matters Fun Razor show

4/19/2018
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Let’s be clear: Health Matters does not approve of fun razor activities. Razors are for grown-ups, and should be used carefully. However, Morehead State Public Radio just finished their fun razor week, and maybe you should contribute some money to help alert them to the dangers of fun razors. This show is about credit cards, soft drink taxes, the importance of weight loss, and the consequences of “negative wealth shocks”. Tip: It is allergy season. Avoiding pollen is your best bet. The...

Duration:00:51:42

What’s in Your Colon? show

4/11/2018
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Our profound thanks to UK dietetic intern Hannah Mayse, perhaps the only bright spot in a show about orange popsicles, diarrhea, swimming in contaminated water, and artificial sweeteners. Hannah is from Elliott County, adds lemon to her water, and prefers grape. Tip: antibiotics wreak havoc with your ecosystem. Use them for severe or life-threatening infections, but avoid them when possible. Links: Clostridium difficile has its own organization and website Don't swim in the ocean after...

Duration:00:51:38

Off the Grid in San Juan Show

3/27/2018
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The show conveys our sympathy for those medical students and all others affected by Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. The subsequent loss of electricity, Internet, transportation, and commerce is touched everyone in Puerto Rico. While first responders can supply basic needs, lives and careers are interrupted. We all need to help each other and we need to find mechanisms so that a natural disaster does not cost us generation of young people. Tip: according to Michael Pollan, “be the...

Duration:00:51:16

Briefly Visiting an Absentee Owner Farm for Meditation Show

3/20/2018
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On the 95 th anniversary of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Health Matters revisits this classic American poem. We talk about insomnia, low blood pressure and suicide, legalizing marijuana, and a cancer “Ground Shot” for Eastern Kentucky. Tip: Sleep experts are focusing on avoiding white light at night. They even suggest using sunglasses if you wake up and must look at a screen. Links: The "Cancer Ground-shot" may be a better, low tech approach to cancer in...

Duration:00:51:38

Joe Polchinski show

3/14/2018
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Joe Polchinski was an early pioneer of string theory, describing tiny particles of matter as vibrating strings of energy and the possibility of multiple universes. The show conveys our admiration and respect for his work. Since we don’t understand it, and can’t explain it, we discuss sugar sweetened beverages, dietary recommendations, and the death rates on Grey’s Anatomy. Tip: Adding a tax on sugar sweetened beverages is one tool to end our misguided reliance on getting energy from...

Duration:00:51:35

We’d like to Discuss Marijuana show

3/7/2018
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Prompted by our visit to the Rowan County Fiscal Court to listen to the debate over supporting legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky, this show includes a discussion of the alarming lack of scientific data on marijuana, skepticism over recent research on cleaning products and emphysema, and the benefits of cold water. Tip: Women experience heart attacks differently than men. The pain is more likely to be in the jaw, neck, arms, or between the shoulder blades, and women were nearly...

Duration:00:51:20

Advice from the Lovelorn Show

2/28/2018
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Oh, the dedication of our cast and crew! We were scheduled to record this show on the evening of Valentine’s Day. We subsequently realized that no one (no one!) had any conflict on that day. So, we spent the most romantic evening of the year in the studio discussing brain implants, vaccinations, and colon germs. Please, please – give generously to Morehead State Public Radio. Tip: at age 65, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends two different pneumonia vaccines...

Duration:00:51:34

Aaron Burr show

2/20/2018
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On February 17, 1801 the US House of Representatives broke an electoral college tie, and chose Thomas Jefferson as our president over Aaron Burr. Mr. Burr was the consummate politician for modern times: questionable business practices, character assassination, and even sex scandals. Health Matters looks back at Mr. Burr with this offering on Marlboro Heatsticks, generic Viagra, and Restasis. Tip: for older adults, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual flu...

Duration:00:51:20

New Tide of Optimism Show

2/13/2018
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In his State of the Union address, President Trump described a new tide of optimism that was sweeping the nation. We had Health Matters can feel it, and dedicated the show to that concept. Unfortunately, the only tide we could find in the medical literature was Tide Pods, which are being eaten by disturbed teenagers seeking attention. Soooo, we just did our usual depressing health update. Tip: a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks and sports drinks, has been shown to...

Duration:00:51:20

The Health Matters Budget Shutdown show

2/7/2018
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Tip: The new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology blood pressure guidelines emphasize aggressive treatment with hypertension being any blood pressure above 130/80. For those over age 60, the American College of Physicians/American Academy of Family Physicians guidelines begin treatment at 150. It will take time to sort out which guideline prevails. Links: Information on Kentucky's tobacco tax We will be older, but sicker Washington Post on screen time

Duration:00:51:22

The Heigh-ho the Holly Show

1/30/2018
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There comes a certain time when winter becomes tiresome. We have reached that time. This show is a unique combination of gripes about Kentucky’s disability rates and new blood pressure guidelines and about good news and how to be happy in 2018. Consider it your radio “seed catalog”, with hopes for a better Spring. Tip: The new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology blood pressure guidelines emphasize accurate measurement and aggressive treatment with hypertension being...

Duration:00:52:23

The Hole Truth Show

1/24/2018
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President Trump’s alleged statements comparing certain developing nations to the human posterior diaper area aroused concern among our nation’s leaders, but gave Health Matters an opportunity to teach you about your private parts. Tune in for our “Is It Uranus or Your Anus?” Quiz. Tip: This flu season appears to be particularly nasty with a strain of virus that causes more illness and is harder to vaccinate against. Get your vaccine now if you haven’t before, and wash your hands...

Duration:00:51:50

Matthew Gentry show

1/3/2018
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Dr. Matthew Gentry, Prof. of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and director of the Lafora Epilepsy Cure Initiative Center at the University of Kentucky, is a remarkable man. From his beginnings in a blue-collar family in southern Indiana to being refused entry into a PT program to his current position working for the cure of an extremely rare disease, he is the definition of a rural whiz-kid scientist. Listen to us unravel his story. Tip: Lafora disease is an autosomal recessive...

Duration:00:51:09

Uwe Reinhardt Show

12/13/2017
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Uwe Reinhardt was a health economist who not only understood the numbers of healthcare, but also was able to communicate them clearly and logically. He understood the social mission of healthcare better than most. Tune in for some of his best quotes as well as a discussion of why women are less likely to get CPR, and the benefits and problems with exercise. Tip: antihistamines combine with decongestants are often helpful for the cough that follows a cold. Dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and...

Duration:00:52:00

The Geoff Show

12/5/2017
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Dedicated to our loyal listener Geoff from Canada, the show features famous Geoffs, food tongs, digital hospitals, virtual doctors, and exercise in moderation. Tip: There are about 250 injuries a day due to holiday decorating. Keep burning candles within sight, don’t burn wrapping paper, and use caution on the ladder. Links: Holiday decorating safety The Politico story on the virtual hospital The AMA Journal calls for a new medical virtualist specialty

Duration:00:52:04

Thanksgiving: the Heart of HallowThanksMas show

11/28/2017
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Just in time for your Thanksgiving indigestion, we bring you a radio leftover-turkey stew of information on Nerf guns, high blood pressure guidelines, single-payer health plans, and the perils of Christmas decorating. Don’t let your Holly lead to an emergency room IV. Listen to Health Matters instead. Tip: It is time to ditch those hot dangerous incandescent Christmas tree lights, and get the new LED version. Links: A colorful Christmas-decorating injury chart The Guardian on bizarre...

Duration:00:52:03

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