15-30 Segment 1: Your Brain With Tinnitus

  Synopsis: Scientists have discovered that tinnitus, or "ringing in the ears," involves many more areas of the brain than just those involved with hearing. Experts explain why the findings mean it will be difficult to develop treatments for tinnitus, and what sufferers can do now. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Richard Salvi, Distinguished Professor … Continue reading 15-30 Segment 1: Your Brain With Tinnitus

15-30 SEGMENT 2: CHILD SUICIDE SURVIVORS

  Synopsis: Children whose parents die by suicide face a difficult emotional recovery. Well-meaning adults often make it worse with their mistakes in how they talk about the death. Experts discuss the right and wrong ways to help children cope with parental suicide. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Wendy Parmley, psychotherapist and author, Hope After Suicide: … Continue reading 15-30 SEGMENT 2: CHILD SUICIDE SURVIVORS

15-29 Segment 1: Maternal Mortality

  Synopsis: The death rate surrounding pregnancy in the US has been climbing to the point it compares with some third world countries rather than the western European nations we once compared to. Experts discuss possible reasons for the increase and one possible way to reverse it--more reliance on midwives. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-29 Segment 1: Maternal Mortality

15-29 Segment 2: The Joy of Singing

  Synopsis: Research shows that singing in a group has health benefits, as well as simply making people feel good. Experts and participants discuss this increasing singing trend in society, and how singing is being used to treat one serious disease. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Stacy Horn, author, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing With Others; … Continue reading 15-29 Segment 2: The Joy of Singing

15-28 Segment 1: Perfect Pitch

  Synopsis: The ability to "know" the musical pitch of any sound has traditionally been thought to be learnable only at a very early age through musical training. But new research shows perfect pitch is teachable to adults as well. Experts discuss the implications on all forms of learning. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Diana … Continue reading 15-28 Segment 1: Perfect Pitch

15-28 Segment 2: Air Pollution and Lung Health

  Synopsis: Air pollution is blamed for one of every eight deaths worldwide, including 200,000 in the US each year. A noted lung physician discusses some of the diseases smog can cause and ways to keep your lungs safe. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Steven Nathan, Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Program, Inova … Continue reading 15-28 Segment 2: Air Pollution and Lung Health

15-27 Segment 1: Refuse Workers, The Dangers of Trash

  Synopsis: Most people don't think much about what happens to their trash after they set it at the curb. But day in and day out, refuse workers have the most dangerous municipal job, with more injuries than police or firefighters. Two experts discuss the massive job of hauling our garbage away. Host: Reed Pence. … Continue reading 15-27 Segment 1: Refuse Workers, The Dangers of Trash

15-27 Segment 2: TV Doctors

  Synopsis: TV doctors wield tremendous influence with patients, sometimes even more than a person's own doctor. Yet studies show that the advice you hear on TV is often unsupported by medical research. Experts discuss how celebrity doctors miss the mark and why they're so popular. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Christina Korownyk, Associate Professor … Continue reading 15-27 Segment 2: TV Doctors