15-26 Segment 1: Bell’s Palsy

  Synopsis: Bell's palsy is a frightening malfunction in the nerve controlling half of the face that occurs for unknown reasons. Sufferers often think they're having a stroke. While Bell's palsy often resolves on its own, it can leave permanent effects. Experts and two people who've had the disorder discuss. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Mandy, … Continue reading 15-26 Segment 1: Bell’s Palsy

15-26 Segment 2: Doctor’s Emotions

  Synopsis: Many doctors believe emotion is detrimental to medical practice, and many patients think doctors are cold and emotionless. But one influential physician explains why emotion is important to doctors. Host: Lynn Holley. Guest: Dr. Danielle Ofri, Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine and author, What Doctors Feel: How Emotions … Continue reading 15-26 Segment 2: Doctor’s Emotions

15-25 Segment 1: Multiple Births in IVF

  Synopsis: More than five million children have been born as a result of in-vitro fertilization, but many are born as twins, triplets and even quadruplets. Experts discuss the challenges that result in multiple births and new technology that promises to reduce the number of multiples in IVF. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Arthur Wisot, … Continue reading 15-25 Segment 1: Multiple Births in IVF

15-25 Segment 2: SOCIAL ANXIETY IN CHILDREN

  Synopsis: Social anxiety disorder is more than just shyness. It can be crippling and keep people completely inside the house. An expert whose daughter was afflicted discusses social anxiety warning signs in children and how the disorder can be treated. Host: Lynn Holley. Guest: Jennifer Shannon, co-founder of Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, … Continue reading 15-25 Segment 2: SOCIAL ANXIETY IN CHILDREN

15-24 Segment 1: Digitizing Medicine

  Synopsis: Digital technology has revolutionized many industries, but medicine has lagged behind. One of the nation's most influential doctors discusses why the shift hasn't occurred yet, what the consequences are, and what it will take to bring health care technology to its full potential. Host: Reed Pence. Guest: Dr. Robert Wachter, Professor. and Associate … Continue reading 15-24 Segment 1: Digitizing Medicine

15-24 Segment 2: Photographic Memory

  Synopsis: Some people who remember things extremely well may claim they have a "photographic memory," but some experts say such a thing doesn't really exist. Experts discuss how memory works. Host: Lynn Holley. Guests: Dr. Barry Gordon, Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Henry Roediger, Washington University, St. Louis. Links for … Continue reading 15-24 Segment 2: Photographic Memory

15-23 Segment 1: Sibling Abuse

  Synopsis: Psychological or physical abuse by siblings is much more common than most people realize. It can leave severe psychological scars. However, parents often downplay it, calling it "normal sibling rivalry." Experts discuss the extent of the problem, warning signs of abuse, and how parents can act without involving family services officials and endangering … Continue reading 15-23 Segment 1: Sibling Abuse

15-23 Segment 2: HIV from the beginning

  Synopsis: When AIDS first became widespread in the 1980's, it was a death sentence. A doctor who has spent her entire career on the front lines of HIV recounts the gloom and desperation of the early days and the transition of HIV into a treatable chronic disease. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Susan Ball, … Continue reading 15-23 Segment 2: HIV from the beginning