15-40 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism

  Synopsis: Autism has been misunderstood ever since its first description in the 1940's. Experts describe how this misunderstanding has drastically affected treatment of people with autism, and how schools and other institutions might change their approach and understanding to improve treatment. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Steve Silberman, author, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the … Continue reading 15-40 Segment 1: Misunderstanding Autism

15-40 Segment 2: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

  Synopsis: Children suffering from a rare disorder called cyclic vomiting may vomit for days on end once or twice a month. Experts describe how the disorder is often misdiagnosed and remains difficult to treat. However, children often eventually outgrow the disorder as it transitions into migraine headaches. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Kathleen Adams, mother … Continue reading 15-40 Segment 2: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

15-39 Segment 1: The Return of Workplace Wellness

  Synopsis: Most medium and large businesses now have corporate wellness programs for employees in an effort to keep health insurance costs down. Many have incentives for reaching health goals. Experts discuss how these plans work and whether the effort shows up favorably on the bottom line. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Katherine Baicker, Professor … Continue reading 15-39 Segment 1: The Return of Workplace Wellness

15-39 Segment 2: The Importance of Play

  Synopsis: Many schools are cutting down on recess to focus on the 3R's, but child development experts say play is part of children's "work" and an important part of how they learn. One expert discusses. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Ann Gadzikowski, Early Childhood Coordinator, Center for Talent Development, Northwestern Univ. and author, Creating a Beautiful … Continue reading 15-39 Segment 2: The Importance of Play

15-38 Segment 1: Stem Cell Regeneration

  Synopsis: Scientists have discovered that older research animals can seemingly be made young again with infusions of young blood which reactivate stem cells. Researchers have started to isolate factors in plasma that appear to be responsible, opening the door to possibly rolling back the clock on aging. Experts explain. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-38 Segment 1: Stem Cell Regeneration

15-38 Segment 2: Exploding Head Syndrome

  Synopsis: A sleep disorder strangely named "exploding head syndrome" may keep more than 10 percent of people awake at night by inflicting them with crashing sounds that only they can hear. A sufferer and an expert discuss. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Walter Michka, health blogger and exploding head syndrome sufferer; Dr. Brian Sharpless, Assistant … Continue reading 15-38 Segment 2: Exploding Head Syndrome

15-37 Segment 1: Car Crashes and PTSD

  Synopsis: Auto accidents are the largest cause of post-traumatic stress disorder. About 25 percent of people injured in car crashes will suffer from it. Accident survivors and one of the world's foremost experts discuss variables that make PTSD worse and those that make recovery easier, as well as the essentials victims must carry out … Continue reading 15-37 Segment 1: Car Crashes and PTSD

15-37 Segment 2: Palcohol – Powdered Alcohol

  Synopsis: Newly-invented powdered alcohol is entering the market, but some experts and legislators believe it should be banned because it's likely to be abused by teens. Experts, the product's inventor and legislators discuss. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Mark Phillips, Palcohol inventor; David Jernigan, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Rick Jones … Continue reading 15-37 Segment 2: Palcohol – Powdered Alcohol

15-36 Segment 1: Liquid Biopsies

  Synopsis: Cancer biopsies traditionally require surgery to remove a piece of tumor. But doctors are increasingly able to find evidence of cancer in the blood, eliminating the need for surgery. Researchers hope to eventually be able to use these liquid biopsies for cancer screening and early diagnosis. Experts discuss. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-36 Segment 1: Liquid Biopsies

15-36 Segment 2: Pet Obesity

  Synopsis: Just as people face an obesity crisis in the US, so do our pets, who have many of the same health consequences as overweight humans. Experts discuss why pet obesity is a problem and ways pet owners can keep their furry friends healthy. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Ernie Ward, Veterinarian and founder, … Continue reading 15-36 Segment 2: Pet Obesity

15-35 Segment 1: Misophonia

  Synopsis: A surprisingly large number of people may become agitated or even enraged when they hear "mouth sounds" such as chewing or slurping, sniffling, or crunching of paper. This disorder, misophonia, is largely unknown, but researchers believe audio processing of these sounds is mis-routed to rage centers in the brain. Experts and a sufferer … Continue reading 15-35 Segment 1: Misophonia

15-35 Segment 2: Grief

  Synopsis: Everyone deals with grief at one time or another. An expert discusses how it's experienced by most people, and what separates normal grief from more problematic depression A writer/illustrator discusses his experience dealing with his spouse's sudden death. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Ronald Pies, Professor of Psychiatry, State University of New York … Continue reading 15-35 Segment 2: Grief

15-34 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women

  Synopsis: Young women are at relatively low risk of heart attacks, but when they have one, a much greater proportion die than among men of the same age. Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk and are much less likely to go to the emergency room when a heart attack occurs. … Continue reading 15-34 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women

15-34 Segment 2: Odd Medical Treatments of the Past

  Synopsis: An expert examines how far we've come in medicine by focusing on past practices, which lead him to conclude doctors in ancient Greece provided better care than those in the US 150 years ago. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Nathan Belofsky, author, Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages. Links … Continue reading 15-34 Segment 2: Odd Medical Treatments of the Past

15-33 Segment 1: Enlisting Men Against Sexual Assault

  Synopsis: Colleges are now required by Federal law to present anti-sexual assault training to new students, but rather than instilling "no means no," some experts think we need to do much more to enlist men to help prevent sexual assault. Experts discuss how it can be done by making men allies, rather than regarding … Continue reading 15-33 Segment 1: Enlisting Men Against Sexual Assault