14-52 Story 1: Kidney Dialysis

  Synopsis: More than 400,000 Americans are on kidney dialysis, a number that may grow to 2 million by 2030 due to obesity-related diseases. Experts discuss the advantages and shortfalls of dialysis and new transplant waiting list rules that will give the best organs to recipients who will be able to use them the longest. … Continue reading 14-52 Story 1: Kidney Dialysis

14-52 Story 2: Cancer Rehabilitation

  Synopsis: People who undergo cancer treatment are not generally offered the same kind of physical rehabilitation given to others who suffer injuries and illnesses. A leader in the new field of cancer rehabilitation explains how it could improve outcomes and quality of life after cancer. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Julie Silver, Assistant Professor … Continue reading 14-52 Story 2: Cancer Rehabilitation

14-51 Story 1: Twice exceptional children

  Synopsis: Many people feel that gifted children don't need any help because they're so talented. But many gifted kids are so bored in school they become disruptive and do poorly, so they're not identified and their need for a challenge isn't met. Some gifted children also have disabilities, such as learning disabilities, that are … Continue reading 14-51 Story 1: Twice exceptional children

14-51 Story 2: What is “Beat Deafness?”

  Synopsis: Some people simply have no rhythm. A small percentage may be "beat deaf," the rhythmic equivalent of tone deafness, and have a biological deficit in their body's timing mechanism. Experts discuss the problem and other body timekeeping clocks that may be affected. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Mathieu Dion, Montreal TV reporter who suffers from … Continue reading 14-51 Story 2: What is “Beat Deafness?”

14-50 Story 1: The Affordable Care Act and Access to Care

  Synopsis: As "Obamacare" health insurance exchanges enter their second year, some insured people are finding that getting access to care is extremely difficult due to meager provider networks and low doctors' payments. Many insured are also being surprised by high deductibles and co-payments. Experts discuss the extent of the problems and ways they might … Continue reading 14-50 Story 1: The Affordable Care Act and Access to Care

14-50 Story 2: Christmas Overshopping

  Synopsis: Compulsive overshoppers often are seeking to compensate for some unfilled internal need. An expert discusses these reasons and how people can learn to overcome compulsive shopping. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. April Lane Benson, psychologist, founder of StoppingOvershopping.com and author of  To Buy Or Not To Buy. Links for more information: http://www.stoppingovershopping.com

14-49 Story 1: Mental Illness in Adolescents and Children

Synopsis: Two years ago, when mentally ill 20-year old Adam Lanza killed 20 grade school children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some in the public blamed Lanza's mother (also a victim) for not getting him treatment. A writer with a mentally ill son explains the many reasons why it's not as … Continue reading 14-49 Story 1: Mental Illness in Adolescents and Children

14-49 Story 2: Digital Eyestrain

  Synopsis: Increased use of computer screens and smartphones has brought an epidemic of eye complaints. Experts discuss why digital devices produce extra eyestrain and how people can avoid it. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, optometrist, Washington DC. Jakob Nielsen, Principal, Meilsen Norman Group user experience research firm. Links for or more information: … Continue reading 14-49 Story 2: Digital Eyestrain