15-13 Story 1: Tone Deafness

  Synopsis: Millions of people can't carry a tune when they sing and believe they're tone deaf. However, most simply have trouble matching tones when they sing and would benefit from more practice. To the truly tone deaf person, all pitches sound alike. No amount of practice would help. Experts discuss the concept and offer … Continue reading 15-13 Story 1: Tone Deafness

15-13 Story 2: Anxiety

  Synopsis: Anxiety is normal, but too much can be crippling; An author and anxiety sufferer discusses the nature of crippling anxiety and what people can do about it. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Scott Stossel, editor, Atlantic magazine and author, My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind Link for more information: … Continue reading 15-13 Story 2: Anxiety

15-12 Story 1: Women and Work

  Synopsis: The US once led the world in proportion of women in the workplace, but that number has declined the last 15 years. Experts explain the social, economic, and governmental factors that are leading women to quit their jobs--often unwillingly--and stay home. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Pamela Stone, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Clayman … Continue reading 15-12 Story 1: Women and Work

15-12 Story 2: Learning from Traditional Societies

  Synopsis: An expert discusses his study of traditional native societies, which shows how human genetics have not adapted to change. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Jared Diamond, author, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? Links for more information: JaredDiamond.org Learning from Traditional Societies Nancy Benson: Humans have been around for a … Continue reading 15-12 Story 2: Learning from Traditional Societies

15-11 Story 1: Workplace bullies

  Synopsis: Studies estimate that at some point in their careers, 35 percent of workers will be bullied badly enough to affect their health. Experts discuss the reasons for workplace bullying, the outcomes, and some of the few ways to prevent it. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Gary Namie, Director, Workplace Bullying Institute; Meredith Fuller, … Continue reading 15-11 Story 1: Workplace bullies

15-11 Story 2: Smart Bandages

  Synopsis: Hospitals and clinics often have to stock a huge variety of bandages and dressings to address the moisture needs of different kinds of wounds. Now a high-tech "smart dressing" can replace them. It absorbs moisture when necessary but can also supply the right amount of moisture in places where it's needed. Host: Nancy … Continue reading 15-11 Story 2: Smart Bandages

15-10 Story 1: Measles and Vaccination

Synopsis: Measles is more widespread than it has been in years. The current measles outbreak in several states has prompted questions about the responsibility of parents to have their children immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. Experts discuss this "social contract" cited by courts since colonial times, and why highly-contagious measles is a good test case for … Continue reading 15-10 Story 1: Measles and Vaccination

15-10 Story 2: Botox and Depression

  Synopsis:  Many people are familiar with the use of Botox to reduce wrinkles and frown lines. But Botox can also be used to reduce the effects of depression. One of the principal researchers on this subject explains. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Eric Finzi, dermatologic surgeon, Washington, DC and author, The Face of Emotion: How … Continue reading 15-10 Story 2: Botox and Depression

15-09 Story 1: The Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

  Synopsis: Doctors can cure cancer in children better than ever, but decades later, many survivors suffer from serious, chronic disease as a result of powerful cancer treatments. Often those survivors don't get screening and treatment for late effects. Experts and survivors discuss how treatments influence life decades later, how survivors can get treatment they … Continue reading 15-09 Story 1: The Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

15-09 Story 2: Infant Sleep and Shaken Babies

  Synopsis:  New parents are often at wits' end when their baby won't sleep. Infants who won't sleep and cry inconsolably are also at major risk of being victims of shaken baby syndrome. Experts discuss the connection and ways babies can be more reliable sleepers. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Ronald Barr, Professor of Pediatrics, … Continue reading 15-09 Story 2: Infant Sleep and Shaken Babies