17-15 Segment 1: Cancer Research Recruitment

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Clinical trials drive medical advancement, but cancer clinical trials seldom meet their goals in recruiting patients. Experts discuss causes, consequences, and actions being taken to meet needs.

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16-08 Segment 2: Thyroid Disease

 

Synopsis: Thyroid disease affects millions of Americans, many of whom have not been diagnosed. Experts discuss symptoms, causes, and treatments.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Jordan Geller, endocrinologist, Beverly Hills, CA; Shannon Rosen, thyroid disorder patient, Cincinnati, OH; Dr. Jeffrey Garber, Chief of Endocrinology, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and lead author, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hypothyroidism in Adults.

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16-07 Segment 1: Industry Funding of Clinical Trials

 

Synopsis: Clinical trials are much of the basis for the practice of medicine. Funding of trials has dramatically shifted so that today, trials paid for by pharmaceutical and device makers outnumber publically funded trials 6-to-1. Some studies indicate this makes bias in trials more likely, jeopardizing public health. Experts discuss.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Jocelyn Ullrich, Assistant Vice President of Science and Regulatory Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA); Dr. John Abramson, Lecturer in Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School; Dr. Joel Lexchin, emergency medicine physician and Professor of Health Policy, York University

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16-01 Segment 1: How weather causes pain

 

Synopsis: Millions of Americans suffer pain as a result of weather changes. Experts discuss different conditions affected by weather, why pain responds to weather changes and possible remedies to some of these maladies.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Deni Cantrall, retired teacher and arthritis sufferer; Dr. Robert Jamison, Professor of Anesthesia and Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Bob Smirbeck, Expert Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather.com; Dr. David Borenstein, Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Dr. Vincent Martin, Professor of Medicine and Director, Headache and Facial Pain Program, University of Cincinnati.

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15-49 Segment 1: Children’s Mental Health Treatment

 

Synopsis: A recent study finds that about 35 percent of children receiving treatment for mental health issues are being treated only by a primary care physician. This is due in part to a shortage in pediatric mental health care providers as well as a stigma in consulting them. Experts discuss readiness of pediatricians to treat mental illness in children and adolescents and efforts to be sure they’re prepared.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Jeanne Van Cleve, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; Dr. Douglas Tynan, clinical psychologist, American Psychological Association; Dr. Scott Benson, child & adolescent psychiatrist, Pensacola, FL

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15-44 Segment 2: Almost Addicted

 

Synopsis: People who use drugs, even those who are not addicted, are often destructively enabled by families. An expert explains why this occurs and what families have to do to break through their own denial as well as that of the user.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Wesley Boyd, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and author, Almost Addicted.

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15-21 Segment 1: The Health Effects of Loneliness

 

Synopsis: Loneliness affects far more than our mental health. Studies are now showing that loneliness and social isolation also have profound effects on our physical health, and increase the risk of death substantially. Experts discuss.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Richard Schwartz, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and co-author, The Lonely American: Drifting Apart In The 21st Century; Dr. Tim Smith, Professor of Psychiatry, Brigham Young University

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