Medical Notes: Week of June 7, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of June 7, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 7, 2020 including: Researchers are working on an app with a sensor to test for COVID-19 using only a drop of saliva. Then, life was more stressful than it was 25 years ago… and for middle aged people, it’s much more stressful. Plus, A study shows that emergency room visits for children for mental health disorders has increased 60 percent of the last 10 years. And finally, a study shows that homeschooled adolescents have significantly lower abdominal strength and endurance than public school kids even though their BMI’s were the same.

17-16 Segment 1: Moderate Exercise – It’s Better For You

Experts discuss how much exercise is enough and how to make the most of light exercise.

doctor measuring obese man waist body fat. obesity and weight loss.

16-34 Segment 1: Doctors’ Obesity Bias

Studies show that doctors are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who avoid the doctor.

funny colorful socks

16-34 Segment 2: Miscommunication & Color Energy

Scott Schwefel, author of Discover Yourself discusses an innovative way to classify communication styles to avoid miscommunication and conflict.

cheeky preschool child with golden crown on head folding arms and sticking out tongue

16-33 Segment 1: Rethinking Parenting

Author Alfie Kohn discusses why conventional wisdom about raising kids is often all wrong.

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

Experts, all little people themselves, discuss major causes of dwarfism and the prospect of treatments that could one day make little people much more rare.

woman hand giving glass of fresh water to child in the park,vintage color filter

16-32 Segment 1: Drinking Water Safety

Experts explain the danger of lead, especially to children, and other chemicals that may be in drinking water.

woman touching painful varicose veins on a leg

16-32 Segment 2: Varicose Veins

An expert physician explains what varicose veins are and new treatments that simplify getting rid of them.

flu cold or allergy symptom. sick woman girl sneezing in tissue on blue. health care.

16-31 Segment 1: Fungal Sinusitis

Many people who have chronic sinusitis may have an allergic reaction to fungi rather than a bacterial infection and treatments for the two are completely different.

16-31 Segment 2: Child Heart Arrhythmias

Children and adolescents seldom have “heart attacks,” but they sometimes have heart arrhythmias which can look like the same thing, and be just as deadly.

16-30 Segment 1: Fighting Your Insurer

A new field of advocates are helping people navigate the insurance system, assisting with denials and delays. Three experts discuss how to fight your insurer and win.

16-30 Segment 2: The Salt Bomb

Experts discuss why salt is such a health problem and what the federal government is doing to push food processors toward reducing salt content in our diets.

16-29 Segment 1: Conversations with Babies

Experts discuss why and how parents should hold "conversations" with their babies.

little girl swimming in pool

16-29 Segment 2: Drowning on Land

When a child is pulled out of the water and revived they may face life-threatening peril hours or days later as the body reacts.