15-48 Segment 1: Recharging Old Eggs

  Synopsis: Infertility is often due to poor egg quality, or chromosomal damage. Some of this damage may occur in the egg's mitochondria, the cell's powerhouse. A new procedure seeks to replace mitochondria in old eggs with fresher mitocohndria to improve egg quality. However, some doctors say there haven't been enough studies to know if … Continue reading 15-48 Segment 1: Recharging Old Eggs

15-48 Segment 2: Cancer Prehabilitation

  Synopsis: Rehabilitation has been a staple of recovery for many illnesses, but often not after cancer treatment. Similarly, sometimes people about to undergo orthopedic surgery may be given exercises, or prehabilitation, to prepare them. A nationally known rehab specialist discusses using prehabilitation techniques for newly diagnosed cancer patients. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Julie … Continue reading 15-48 Segment 2: Cancer Prehabilitation

15-47 Segment 1: Food Insecurity

  Synopsis: Forty-nine million people in the US are food insecure-- often unsure they'll have three decent meals per day. The poor are also often forced to purchase foods that are poor in nutrition, which leads to high rates of obesity. Experts discuss reasons for food insecurity, outcomes, and a variety of inventive solutions. Host: … Continue reading 15-47 Segment 1: Food Insecurity

15-47 Segment 2: Doctors’ clothes: Reason to Change?

  Synopsis: Controversy has broken out over the doctor's traditional white lab coat and necktie. Some doctors say physicians should wear short sleeves instead because coats carry germs. Others maintain the white coat isn't a germ colony, but rather is a source of comfort for patients. Experts discuss. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Gonzalo Bearman, … Continue reading 15-47 Segment 2: Doctors’ clothes: Reason to Change?

15-46 Segment 1: Interrogation tactics and false confessions

  Synopsis: Confessing to a crime that a person did not commit is a major reason for wrongful convictions. Scientists have found that the psychology of innocent people is a major reason for false confessions. Experts discuss the chain of events and psychology that allow them to occur, and public policy changes that could make … Continue reading 15-46 Segment 1: Interrogation tactics and false confessions

15-46 Segment 2: Your Medicine Cabinet

  Synopsis: Most people's medicine cabinet is a disorganized mess with problems that could prevent healing and even threaten health. A pharmacist advised what should be in your medicine cabinet and how to keep those medicines safe and effective. Host: Lynn Holley. Guest: Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and Saving Women's Hearts … Continue reading 15-46 Segment 2: Your Medicine Cabinet

15-45 Segment 1: Thermogenesis and weight loss

  Synopsis: The body uses extra calories to stay warm in cold conditions, creating heath through thermogenesis. However, it's only recently that scientists have discovered one of the mechanisms the body uses for this--brown fat. Now they're learning how to harness brown fat for weight loss. Experts discuss. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Aaron Cypess, … Continue reading 15-45 Segment 1: Thermogenesis and weight loss

15-45 Segment 2: One More Year Inside Alzheimer’s

  Synopsis: One year ago, we visited Greg O'Brien, a journalist attempting to document his own decline into early onset Alzheimer's disease. Now he discusses the past year and the difficulties he's meeting as his disease progresses. Host: Lynn Holley. Guest: Greg O'Brien, author, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's Links for more information: onpluto.org … Continue reading 15-45 Segment 2: One More Year Inside Alzheimer’s

15-44 Segment 1: Preventing Misdiagnoses

  Synopsis: Studies estimate that about five percent of diagnoses are wrong, leading treatment down the wrong road. Experts discuss why misdiagnoses occur, and a new Institute of Medicine report on how they might be prevented. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Mark L. Graber, President, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and Senior Fellow, RTI … Continue reading 15-44 Segment 1: Preventing Misdiagnoses

15-44 Segment 2: Almost Addicted

  Synopsis: People who use drugs, even those who are not addicted, are often destructively enabled by families. An expert explains why this occurs and what families have to do to break through their own denial as well as that of the user. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Wesley Boyd, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, … Continue reading 15-44 Segment 2: Almost Addicted