17-07 Segment 1: Peanut Allergies and Kids: Changing the Rules

Overhead view of peanut butter on bread with red crayon warning about peanut allergies

 

Peanut allergies in children have skyrocketed to the point that many schools ban foods containing them. Now studies show previous advice is wrong. Rather than keeping kids away from peanuts to protect them, parents should give most infants peanuts from an early age. An allergy expert who is co-author of new guidelines explains.

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16-29 Segment 1: Conversations with Babies

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Scientists have discovered that the way parents talk to their infants has a huge effect on their intellectual development and later success. Experts discuss why and how parents should hold “conversations” with their babies.

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16-26 Segment 1: Kids’ Kidney Stones

kidney stones in kids

 

Kidney stones in children and adolescents used to be unusual. Over the last 30 years, they’ve become much more common. Experts discuss why this may be occurring, why doctors still sometimes miss the diagnosis, and how kidney stones are treated in children.

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16-14 Segment 2: Contextual Care

 

Synopsis: Studied have found that many doctors don’t really listen to their patients, and so miss how illness is affected by the “other things” in life. Experts discuss how to help doctors consider the patient as a whole.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Saul Jeremy Weiner, Professor of Medicine, pediatrics and Medical Education, University of Illinois and co-author, Listening For What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care; Dr. Alan Schwartz, Michael Reese Endowed Professor of Medical Education, University of Illinois, Chicago, and co-author, Listening For What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care.

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