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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

Language:

English

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


Episodes

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


The Armistice Day Show

11/14/2017
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On the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month in 1918, The Great War, the war to end all wars, ended. Unfortunately, the peace after that war only lasted 2 decades, and many of the lessons from The Great War have been lost. The next year, a 2 minute silence was proposed to remember those killed in the war, and then to remember the people they left behind. Armistice Day and its subsequent remembrance provided the foundation for Veterans Day. Tip: although flu vaccine may be given...

Duration: 00:51:34


The Run Away from Things That Smoke Show

11/8/2017
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This show, patterned after some advice Shelley’s young son received, talks about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, self-driving cars, regular walking, and a new shingles vaccine. We also discuss the problem of interpreting research on controversial issues such as e-cigarettes and the health effects of guns. Tip: The new Shingrix vaccine is more effective against shingles pain and last longer. This is accomplished by adding an adjuvant, which boosts the immune system to get a better...

Duration: 00:51:34


The 12.5th Annual Fall Fall Spectacular Show

11/2/2017
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When a fearsome monster wants you dead When terror fills your heart with dread You’d best be wearing shoes with tread Brought to you by shoes with tread, we discuss falls down the stairs, falls due to pets, falls from tree stands, hockey games, musicals, and scary movies. If you are too frightened to celebrate Halloween, this show offers you a very low-adrenaline alternative. Boo. Tip: The best shoes for avoiding falls have a high collar (“hi-top”), low heels that are beveled, some type of...

Duration: 00:50:12


The Price is Wrong Show

10/25/2017
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Tom Price is another Republican rising star turned falling star. Since 1979, when the Department of Health Education and Welfare was renamed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), his 231-day term is the shortest on record. Canned due to taxpayer-funded air travel, he was also blamed for the failure of the legislature to pass an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. We discuss flu shots, E cigarettes, and the dangers of watching a musical such as “Dreamgirls”. Tip: It is time...

Duration: 00:50:37


Dr. Kip Thorne show

10/18/2017
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When Health Matters was a young boy, we received a letter from Dr. Kip Thorne, our hero, the winner of the Nobel prize in physics for his research on gravitational waves, the scientist who wrote “Interstellar”, the man responsible for Stephen Hawking appearing on the Big Bang Theory. To say that we were “best buds” in high school MAY be an overstatement, but at least we have his autograph. Tip: Morehead State Public radio provides Health Matters and other informative programs for listeners...

Duration: 00:51:13


Take a Knee Give a Knee show

10/11/2017
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Every weekend, football teams across our great country struggle with the decision to take a knee, and Health Matters can help. Orthopedic surgeons have been making this same decision for years. We present our salute to knee replacement surgery, including information on fall prevention, children and slides, physical activity, and fun facts about knee replacement. Tip: Most knee replacements are done for osteoarthritis, due to long term where on the knee, and not due to trauma. Links: Draft...

Duration: 00:50:42


“Left in the Lurch” Show

10/4/2017
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“Left in the lurch” describes a French board game where players “suffered a lurch” if they were left in a hopeless position from which they couldn’t win. We had Health Matters see patients in our region who are left in the lurch, with declining health resources and a diminishing life expectancy. We document this, talk about insurance companies left in the lurch, Alzheimer’s families left in the lurch, and then we end on a proud note, with a Native American tribe receiving a patent for a...

Duration: 00:51:08


Dr. Eric Higgins Eye of the (Diabetic) Tiger Show

9/27/2017
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Dr. Eric Higgins is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University Kentucky College of Medicine. He’s also an extremely nice young man who is dedicated to the eye problems of underserved populations. From cataract surgery in Swaziland to diabetic eye screening in rural Kentucky, Eric has made a career out of helping those in need. This show is about diabetes and diabetic retinopathy but it’s also a salute to Dr. Higgins. Tip: The American Diabetic Association guidelines recommend...

Duration: 00:51:16


"Chiggers in Purgatory" Show

9/12/2017
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It’s late summer, and Health Matters has stayed up late at night contemplating chiggers. OK, we stayed up all night scratching, but still the questions came up. If a cancer-sniffing dog said you had cancer, would you believe it? Should you finish your antibiotics if you already feel better? Why do people with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of melanoma? When should we prepare our dermatologists to diagnose disease in dark-skinned people? And will there be chiggers in purgatory? Tip:...

Duration: 00:51:04


A Manafort A Plan—Russia! Show

9/5/2017
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Former Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort is an interesting character. A figure reportedly tied to the Russian mob hired a private detective to find him concerning $19 million that went missing. He borrowed $250,000 from a Middle Eastern arms dealer for a personal loan. The FBI executed a pre-dawn raid on his house to recover some documents, the day after his testimony to a Senate subcommittee. And he testifi ed regarding the diversion of profits from an attack submarine to help finance...

Duration: 00:50:02


Dr. Daniel Larrow Show

8/29/2017
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Autism spectrum disorder, as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, is the name for a group of developmental disorders characterized by difficulty in communicating with others, repetitive behaviors, a limited number of interests or activities, and these disorders compromise a person’s ability to function socially. Dr. Daniel Larrow has moved to Kentucky to work on caring for people with autism by modifying their environment to maximize their potential. Tip: Dr. Larrow...

Duration: 00:49:38


The Reince Priebus Show

8/15/2017
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Health Matters salutes former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with this chaotic show. Sponsored by the Disease of the Month Club, we discuss Alzheimer disease prevention, maternal mortality rates, work related fatalities in older workers, spirituality, and our nation’s opioid problem. Like Reince Priebus as President Trump’s Chief of Staff, at least it is brief. Tip: According to the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, one of the top preventable causes of dementia is...

Duration: 00:51:48


Ice Breaker Show

8/1/2017
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The National Science Foundation runs our research program at McMurdo base in Antarctica. Unfortunately, the buildings and equipment are ancient, temperamental, and should be replaced. There is no budget for this, and our research efforts are hampered by a lack of funding. The “Polar Star” is the only US icebreaker big enough to resupply the station, and it is 40 years old. Health Matters presents the Ice Breaker Show, and promises that half the profits from the show will go to Polar...

Duration: 00:50:13


And 4 If by Cyber Show

7/25/2017
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On June 14, NATO agreed to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea, and land operations, and to beef up the defense of its computer networks. This means that a NATO member nation could call upon the organization to help defend it from a cyber attack. Knowing that the enemy has already infiltrated your thermostat and your refrigerator, Health Matters prepares you for the upcoming war with this show about wearable health monitors, birthrates, proton pump inhibitors,...

Duration: 00:51:59


California Scheming Show

7/18/2017
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On June 23, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced California would add Kentucky to a list of states to which state-sponsored travel has been banned. Kentucky joins Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kansas, South Dakota, Alabama, and Texas as states felt were the of a travel ban because they have enacted laws which are felt to be discriminatory against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families. Health Matters celebrates the end of civil...

Duration: 00:51:02


RIP Lawrence Weed show

7/10/2017
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Dr. Lawrence Weed realized that a medical record organized around patient problems, not dates of service, would provide a structure to guide diagnostic critical scientific thinking. He crisscrossed the United States presenting arguments for a universal structure to medical records and changed medicine. We are now engaged in a great struggle over an electronic medical record, designed for billing purposes, that does not hold true to Weed’s model. This, plus liver disease, tattoos, smoking,...

Duration: 00:51:28


World Leader in Health Inequality show

7/10/2017
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Another survey is out; the US stands alone with Chile and Portugal as having the greatest disparity between the health of our wealthiest and our poorest citizens. The survey was compiled before the Affordable Care Act was implemented, and will reflect the situation if the ACA is repealed. Even if the ACA is not repealed, if it is not supported, we will end up in the same place. As our wealthier citizens and our politicians develop their own separate system for maintaining their health,...

Duration: 00:51:50


Can’t Get Enough Eric Conn Show

6/27/2017
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This much we know. Eastern Kentucky attorney Eric Conn, indicted for a half billion dollar Social Security scam, is wanted by the FBI. News outlets have received communications from someone claiming to be Conn, allegedly taunting the FBI and complaining about unfair treatment from the legal system. We are intrigued, and dedicate our second show to Mr. Conn, complete with our first original Health Matters song in years. We also discussed death by potatoes, dreaming in color, and playing...

Duration: 00:51:43

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