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Enjoy award winning reporting on current issues in health and medicine, featuring America's leading health experts and the latest news in medical research.

Enjoy award winning reporting on current issues in health and medicine, featuring America's leading health experts and the latest news in medical research.
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Watertown, NY

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Compass Media

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Enjoy award winning reporting on current issues in health and medicine, featuring America's leading health experts and the latest news in medical research.

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English

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


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Episodes

Segment 1: Reporting Bad Parents; Segment 2: Emotional Support Animals

11/19/2018
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A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal for the week of November 17, 2018 including: The issues that arise when just about anyone can report a parent to a child abuse hotline. Then, A woman who suffered abuse as a child describes the mental health benefits of owning a dog.

Duration:00:00:44

Reporting "Bad Parents"

11/18/2018
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Just about anyone can report a parent to a child abuse hotline. It’s meant to protect children, but all too often, parents are reported when no abuse or neglect exists in order to retaliate for a divorce or some other grievance. And though the world is actually safer for children than it used to be, some parents are reported for merely letting children play outside or walk to school without an adult in attendance, what was once thought of as normal. Some activists say this robs children of...

Duration:00:16:34

Medical Notes 18-45

11/16/2018
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Medical Notes for the week of November 11, 2018 including doctors pinpointing the gene at fault for AML. Plus, obesity links tied to asthma, immaturity being mistaken for ADHD, and finally vitamin gum and it's benefits.

Duration:00:01:30

Leprosy in the Modern Era

11/14/2018
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Thanks in part to its Biblical past, the disfiguring disease leprosy carries more stigma than most diseases. We hear little about it today, but it still exists, and because it’s now treatable, often the stigma is worse than the disease. An expert discusses.

Duration:00:12:30

Segment 1: MDMA for PTSD ; Segment 2: Leprosy in the Modern Era

11/12/2018
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A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal for the week of November 11, 2018 including: Scientists are leading clinical trials into the use of the banned drug MDMA in connection with therapy to help break this hurdle, and the results so far have been outstanding in curing PTSD. Then, thanks in part to its Biblical past, the disfiguring disease leprosy carries more stigma than most diseases. We hear little about it today, but it still exists, and because it’s now treatable, often the...

Duration:00:00:46

MDMA for PTSD

11/11/2018
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People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder often can’t face their trauma, which is necessary for psychotherapy to work. It is a big reason PTSD is so difficult to treat. Scientists are leading clinical trials into the use of the banned drug MDMA in connection with therapy to help break this hurdle, and the results so far have been outstanding in curing PTSD.

Duration:00:16:58

Medical Notes 18-44

11/9/2018
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Medical Notes for the week of November 4th, 2018 including post surgery opioid addiction in women, risks of drinking one drink per day, intestinal bacteria ties to obesity in toddlers, and lung cancer death decreases in California due to anti-smoking campaigns, and finally a reduction in the flu for some due to television watching habits.

Duration:00:02:29

Tickling

11/7/2018
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Tickling is a unique application of the sense of touch that surprisingly has developmental and cultural importance. Experts discuss the science and sociology of tickling.

Duration:00:12:16

Segment 1: Adoption Psychology; Segment 2: Tickling

11/5/2018
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People who are adopted have more psychological problems than others, yet they also tend to have other psychological strengths. Then, tickling is a unique application of the sense of touch that surprisingly has developmental and cultural importance. Experts discuss the science and sociology of tickling.

Duration:00:00:38

Adoption Psychology

11/4/2018
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People who are adopted have more psychological problems than others, yet they also tend to have other psychological strengths. Experts, both themselves also adoptees, discuss the roots and outcomes of these issues as adopted children grow up.

Duration:00:15:50

Medical Notes 18-43

11/2/2018
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Medical Notes for the week of October 28, 2018 including hay fever vaccines, egg freezing becoming common for young women, and finally more evidence supporting the existence of junk food addiction.

Duration:00:01:21

Narcolepsy And Cataplexy

10/31/2018
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Sleep disorders can be difficult to diagnose and treat. A science journalist discusses his efforts to overcome narcolepsy, which produces extreme daytime sleepiness, and cataplexy, which produces instant sleep-like paralysis, as well as the science behind sleep disorders.

Duration:00:12:15

Segment 1: Exploding Myths About The Flu and Flu Vaccines; Segment 2:Narcolepsy And Cataplexy

10/29/2018
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About 40 percent of eligible people have been vaccinated against the flu in recent years, but many more might do so were it not for persistent myths about the disease and its vaccine. Then, Sleep disorders can be difficult to diagnose and treat. A science journalist discusses his efforts to overcome narcolepsy, which produces extreme daytime sleepiness, and cataplexy, which produces instant sleep-like paralysis, as well as the science behind sleep disorders.

Duration:00:00:44

Exploding Myths About The Flu and Flu Vaccines

10/28/2018
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About 40 percent of eligible people have been vaccinated against the flu in recent years, but many more might do so were it not for persistent myths about the disease and its vaccine. For example, a new survey shows that more than half of parents believe the flu shot can cause the flu. Experts explain why those myths aren’t true and set the record straight.

Duration:00:17:28

Medical Notes 18-42

10/26/2018
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A new study suggest gum disease may kick start Alzheimer's disease. Nearly half of Americans spend most of the work day sitting, and some have now installed treadmill desks. Finally, scientists in India have uncovered a major public health threat... taking selfies.

Duration:00:01:24

Getting rid of those old style hospital gowns

10/24/2018
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Surveys show that hospital gowns are one of the things that most makes a hospital stay unpleasant. Finally hospitals may be moving to get rid of the old style gowns toward a less revealing, more dignified design that is still functional for healthcare workers. Experts discuss.

Duration:00:11:28

Segment 1: Doctors Obesity Bias; Segment 2: Getting rid of those old style hospital gowns

10/22/2018
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Studies show that medical professionals are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who start avoiding the doctor. Then, surveys show that hospital gowns are one of the things that most makes a hospital stay unpleasant. Finally hospitals may be moving to get rid of the old style gowns toward a less revealing, more dignified design that is still functional for healthcare workers.

Duration:00:00:40

Doctors Obesity Bias

10/21/2018
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Studies show that medical professionals are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who start avoiding the doctor. Experts explain the problem, results, and what might be done about it.

Duration:00:17:44

Medical Notes 18-41

10/19/2018
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A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 14, 2018 including: A new anti-depressant to help mothers experiencing postpartum depression, an asthma drug that may help reduce the damaging effects of multiple sclerosis, and finally, angry people may think they're smarter, but studies show this clearly isn't the case.

Duration:00:01:21

Homesickness

10/17/2018
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What we now call “homesickness” used to be a medical diagnosis called “nostalgia,” and it was considered life-threatening. Today many people consider homesickness to be a childish emotion, but an expert says it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We all suffer from it sometime and need to know how to cope.

Duration:00:12:27