Coming Up On Radio Health Journal

 

Can Primary Care Doctors End the Opioid Epidemic: Primary care doctors such as family physicians and internists can treat opioid addiction in their offices using drug substitution therapy. This could potentially erase the stigma of getting treatment. However, few doctors have been trained in this therapy. Experts discuss opioid addiction, & potential treatments.

Eye Transplants: A Future Reality: Eye transplants have long been attempted unsuccessfully. Doctors are taking what they’ve learned in hand transplants, especially in nerve regeneration, and applying it to eye transplant development. Experts discuss what need to be accomplished to make transplants a reality.

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16-51 Segment 1: Healthcare Under Trump: What To Expect

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The incoming Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans have made “repeal and replacement” of the Affordable Care Act one of their primary goals. But there are many options in how it might be replaced, and some popular aspects of Obamacare will likely remain. Experts discuss likely scenarios and how they would affect Medicaid, Medicare, insurance exchanges and the overall market.

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16-46 Segment 1: The Safety of Self-Driving Cars

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Self-driving cars are being developed more rapidly than most experts thought possible. But even if they’re technically possible, can we be assured of their safety? Trust is a major hurdle to adoption of what could be a major step forward in transportation, as experts discuss.

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16-46 Segment 2: Emotional Support Animals

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A woman who suffered severe abuse as a child describes the mental health benefits of owning a dog, and an expert on the Americans with Disabilities Act discusses requirements for emotional support animals.

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16-45 Segment 1: High Risk Organ Donors

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Skyrocketing drug overdose deaths are adding to the supply of transplantable organs. Contrary to the beliefs of many—and their designation as “high risk” donors–these are often high quality organs from youthful people. Even organs carrying disease that never would have been acceptable before are now able to be used if recipients accept them.

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16-45 Segment 1: Yawning

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Virtually all animals with a backbone yawn, but scientists don’t know what purpose it serves or why yawns are so contagious. Experts discuss what’s known and what’s behind a yawn.

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16-43 Segment 2: The Benefits of Fear

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During the Halloween season, many people seek out frightening experiences. This controlled fear has a psychological and developmental purpose, as an expert explains.

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