Coming Up On Radio Health Journal

 

SCAD– A different kind of heart attack: A form of heart attack that strikes young, seemingly healthy people–most of them women, often near childbirth–is increasing. Experts discuss heart attacks caused by arteries that split open rather than blockages.

The Haitian Cholera Coverup: Haiti was struck by a devastating cholera epidemic a few months after a disastrous earthquake hit. Eventually the UN and its peacekeeping groups were blamed for causing the outbreak, making a bad situation much worse. Experts discuss how it happened and lessons for future disaster recovery.

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16-34 Segment 1: Doctors’ Obesity Bias

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Synopsis: 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.

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16-34 Segment 2: Miscommunication & Color Energy

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Synopsis: People have different ways to interpret the world around them, and miscommunication is often a result when we assume we do so similarly. A noted author discusses an innovative way to classify communication styles to avoid clashes.

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16-33 Segment 1: Rethinking Parenting

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Synopsis: Every generation thinks the one behind it is full of spoiled, entitled, lazy kids, prompting parenting advice that research shows is actually harmful to children. An expert discusses why conventional wisdom about raising kids is often all wrong.

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16-33 Segment 2: Little People and the Prospect of Cure

16-33A The Future of Little People

 

Synopsis: Many people with dwarfism also face skeletal abnormalities which can lead to disability. Experts, all little people themselves, discuss major causes of dwarfism, the hurdles they create, the struggle for respect, and the prospect of treatments that could one day make little people much more rare.

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16-32 Segment 1: Drinking Water Safety

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Synopsis: Most people assume their drinking water is safe However, many chemicals, especially new ones, are unregulated by the EPA, and thousands of water systems serving millions of people have lead levels higher than standards allow. Experts explain the danger of lead, especially to children, and other chemicals that may be in drinking water.

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16-32 Segment 2: Varicose Veins

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Synopsis: Millions of people have varicose veins, which have health consequences beyond their unsightliness. An expert physician explains what varicose veins are and new treatments that simplify getting rid of them.

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