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Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 17-37

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Lung Cancer Stigma

Most forms of cancer have a built-in constituency of patients, loved ones, and concerned others. Lung cancer patients, instead, are often blamed for their own disease because of its frequent connection with smoking. Patients are often isolated, and research dollars lag behind other, less common cancer killers.

Pet Obesity

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.

17-36 Segment 1: Behavioral Sciences at the CIA

 

Analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency often rely on psychological techniques to predict the behavior and decisions of world leaders, and of populations around the world. Experts, including an active CIA analyst, describe how they do it, and how other nations use these techniques as well.

Guest:

  • George Gerliczy, Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. David Broniatowski, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management Systems, George Washington University

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17-36 Segment 2: Are Lefties Really Different?

 

Handedness is a central part of a person’s identity. Left-handers are often seen as somehow different than the rest of us, and over history they’ve been stereotyped as more quirky, intelligent, and sinister than righties. Science shows that some labels are likely to be true. Experts discuss where handedness comes from, and what differences truly result.

Guest:

  • R. Ron Yeo, Regents Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Kimberly Sawyer, left-hander
  • Dr. Clare Porac, Professor of Psychology, Penn State University and author, Laterality: Exploring the Enigma of Left-Handedness

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Medical Notes 17-36

 

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Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 17-36

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Behavioral Sciences at the CIA

Analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency often rely on psychological techniques to predict the behavior and decisions of world leaders, and of populations around the world. Experts, including an active CIA analyst, describe how they do it, and how other nations use these techniques as well.

Are Lefties Really Different?

Handedness is a central part of a person’s identity. Left-handers are often seen as somehow different than the rest of us, and over history they’ve been stereotyped as more quirky, intelligent, and sinister than righties. Science shows that some labels are likely to be true. Experts discuss where handedness comes from, and what differences truly result.

17-35 Segment 2: Medical Lab Mistakes

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Errors in medical labs can have life-threatening consequences. An expert explains that human error is impossible to completely eliminate, so labs are increasingly turning to DNA tracking to catch mistakes when they occur.

Guest:

  • Dr. John Pfeifer, Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

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