15-39 Segment 1: The Return of Workplace Wellness

  Synopsis: Most medium and large businesses now have corporate wellness programs for employees in an effort to keep health insurance costs down. Many have incentives for reaching health goals. Experts discuss how these plans work and whether the effort shows up favorably on the bottom line. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Katherine Baicker, Professor … Continue reading 15-39 Segment 1: The Return of Workplace Wellness

15-39 Segment 2: The Importance of Play

  Synopsis: Many schools are cutting down on recess to focus on the 3R's, but child development experts say play is part of children's "work" and an important part of how they learn. One expert discusses. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Ann Gadzikowski, Early Childhood Coordinator, Center for Talent Development, Northwestern Univ. and author, Creating a Beautiful … Continue reading 15-39 Segment 2: The Importance of Play

15-38 Segment 1: Stem Cell Regeneration

  Synopsis: Scientists have discovered that older research animals can seemingly be made young again with infusions of young blood which reactivate stem cells. Researchers have started to isolate factors in plasma that appear to be responsible, opening the door to possibly rolling back the clock on aging. Experts explain. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-38 Segment 1: Stem Cell Regeneration

15-38 Segment 2: Exploding Head Syndrome

  Synopsis: A sleep disorder strangely named "exploding head syndrome" may keep more than 10 percent of people awake at night by inflicting them with crashing sounds that only they can hear. A sufferer and an expert discuss. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Walter Michka, health blogger and exploding head syndrome sufferer; Dr. Brian Sharpless, Assistant … Continue reading 15-38 Segment 2: Exploding Head Syndrome

15-37 Segment 1: Car Crashes and PTSD

  Synopsis: Auto accidents are the largest cause of post-traumatic stress disorder. About 25 percent of people injured in car crashes will suffer from it. Accident survivors and one of the world's foremost experts discuss variables that make PTSD worse and those that make recovery easier, as well as the essentials victims must carry out … Continue reading 15-37 Segment 1: Car Crashes and PTSD

15-37 Segment 2: Palcohol – Powdered Alcohol

  Synopsis: Newly-invented powdered alcohol is entering the market, but some experts and legislators believe it should be banned because it's likely to be abused by teens. Experts, the product's inventor and legislators discuss. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Mark Phillips, Palcohol inventor; David Jernigan, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Rick Jones … Continue reading 15-37 Segment 2: Palcohol – Powdered Alcohol

15-36 Segment 1: Liquid Biopsies

  Synopsis: Cancer biopsies traditionally require surgery to remove a piece of tumor. But doctors are increasingly able to find evidence of cancer in the blood, eliminating the need for surgery. Researchers hope to eventually be able to use these liquid biopsies for cancer screening and early diagnosis. Experts discuss. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-36 Segment 1: Liquid Biopsies

15-36 Segment 2: Pet Obesity

  Synopsis: Just as people face an obesity crisis in the US, so do our pets, who have many of the same health consequences as overweight humans. Experts discuss why pet obesity is a problem and ways pet owners can keep their furry friends healthy. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Ernie Ward, Veterinarian and founder, … Continue reading 15-36 Segment 2: Pet Obesity