14-48 Story 1: Midlife Eating Disorders

 

Synopsis: The last decade, the number of women over 30 seeking treatment for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder has skyrocketed. Experts discuss the factors triggering eating disorders in midlife or bringing women in for treatment for long standing disorders.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Denise Folcik, eating disorder survivor. Lori Ciotti, Site Director, Renfrew Center of Massachusetts. Dr. Margo Maine, psychologist and co-founder of the National Eating Disorders Association and author of The Body Myth. Dr. Cynthia Bulik, founding Director, University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and author of Midlife Eating Disorders.

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14-48 Story 2: Bad Health and Incarceration

 

Synopsis: Researchers have found that poor health and disabilities can be factors leading to prison. An expert discusses the life cycles that can make this occur.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Susan Sered, Professor of Sociology, Suffolk University & co-author of Can’t Catch a Break.

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14-47 Story 1: Sexual Harassment of Men

 

Synopsis: Some people believe it’s not possible for men to be sexually harassed at work. But new studies show that not only is it possible, but men can be much more disturbed by it than most people think, and may react in some ways even more than women. Experts discuss psychological and legal ramifications of sexual harassment of men.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Keith Fink, Los Angeles Attorney and lecturer at UCLA law school. Dr. Nicole Buchanan, Associate Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University.

14-47 Story 2: Almost Alcoholic

 

Synopsis: Most people who have a drinking problem are not alcoholics, so they may slip through the cracks and not receive the help then need. Experts discuss warning signs and ways to break through denial.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Robert Doyle, clinical psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Joe Nowinski, clinical psychologist and co-author of Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem

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www.josephnowinski.com

14-46 Story 1: Questions on Lasik Surgery

 

Synopsis: Sixteen million Americans have had lasik surgery for vision correction, and some have complained of severe visual artifacts and eye pain. The former chief of the FDA branch that approved lasik has now petitioned the FDA to remove lasik devices from the market for these safety reasons. He and experts on both sides of the issue discuss safety of this common surgery.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Morris Waxler, founder of Waxler Regulatory Consultancy and former Chief of Ophthalmic Devices at FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University and Trustee, Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Perry Rosenthal, Assistant, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and founder of the Boston Eye Pain Foundation.

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www.bostoneyepain.org

14-46 Story 2: Biking as Transportation

 

Synopsis: More and more Americans are turning to their bicycles for everyday transportation, not just recreation. Experts discuss the public policy and urban planning ideas that can make this healthy habit easier.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Jim Merrell, Campaign Director at Active Transportation Alliance, Chicago. Mark Fenton public health planning and transportation consultant in Boston and Adjunct Professor at Tufts University.

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14-45 Story 1: Post-Hospital Syndrome

 

Synopsis: Many people who’ve recently been in the hospital quickly make a return trip, often with a different illness. Researchers are finding that hospital stays themselves can make people sick, or at least susceptible to getting sick. Experts discuss post-hospital syndrome and simple ways it might be fixed.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. David Newman, Director of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Dr. Harlan Krumholz, Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation.