18-02 Segment 1: Violence Against Healthcare Workers

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Healthcare workers are about four times more likely than other workers to be attacked on the job, usually by patients or family members, and most often in the emergency department. Experts discuss how and why attacks occur and how hospitals and health care workers can do a better job preventing them.

Guest:

  • Lisa Wolf, Director, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, Emergency Nurses Association
  • Dr. Christopher Michos, Connecticut emergency medicine physician
  • Dr. Ronald Wyatt, Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission

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18-01 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women

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Young women are at relatively low risk of heart attacks, but when they have one, a much greater proportion die than among men of the same age. Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk and are much less likely to go to the emergency room when a heart attack occurs. Experts discuss.

Guest:

  • Dr. Judith Lichtman, Associate Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
  • Dr. Holly Andersen, attending cardiologist and Director of Education and Outreach, Perelman Heart Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital

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18-01 Segment 2: Odd Medical Treatments of the Past

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An expert examines how far we’ve come in medicine by focusing on past practices, which lead him to conclude doctors in ancient Greece provided better care than those in the US 150 years ago.

Guest:

  • Nathan Belofsky, author, Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages

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17-53 Segment 1: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects about 10% of American women, but has such a wide variety of troubling symptoms that it’s often misdiagnosed. Experts discuss the disorder and what women should know.

Guest:

  • Dr. Felice Gersh, Medical Director, Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Dr. John Nestler, Professor of Medicine and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy, Associate Professor of Health Promotion Education Behavior, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Frank Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois-Chicago

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17-53 Segment 2: Dreams vs. Reality for Children in Poverty

 

Poor children often can’t access healthcare or other needs in spite of decades of efforts. A pediatrician who has established clinics for the poor discusses the problem.

Guest:

  • Dr. Irwin Redlener, Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University School of Medicine and Mailman School of Public Health and co-founder, Children’s Health Fund

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17-52 Segment 1: Long Term Psychological Damage of Natural Disasters

 

Mega-storms such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria disrupt uncounted lives and leave psychological scars that can last for decades and recur every hurricane season. Experts who have tracked survivors of Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago explain what survivors of new storms can expect in their lives.

Guest:

  • Dr. Howard Osofsky, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • Dr. Thomas Hauth, Medical Director, Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority

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