17-09 Segment 1: Can Primary Care Doctors End the Opioid Epidemic

Primary care doctors can treat opioid addiction in their offices using drug substitution therapy potentially erasing the stigma of getting treatment.

17-09 Segment 2: Eye Transplants: A Future Reality

Doctors are taking what they’ve learned in hand transplants, especially in nerve regeneration, and applying it to eye transplant development.

Medical Notes 17-09

A quick look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of February 26.

17-08 Segment 1: Antibiotics and Farm Animals

Experts discuss new federal rules regarding the use of antibiotics in food animals, where the majority of US antibiotics are consumed.

17-08 Segment 2: The Decrease in Hearing Loss

A major new study shows hearing loss is decreasing in the US. Experts discuss why hearing loss is declining and caution against complacency.

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17-07 Segment 1: Peanut Allergies and Kids: Changing the Rules

New studies show rather than keeping kids away from peanuts to protect them, parents should give most infants peanuts from an early age.

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17-07 Segment 2: Music for the Dying and Grieving

Music thanatology is a specialized practice of playing harp music for the dying. A practitioner of the art explains how there is also science to it as well.

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17-06 Segment 1: The Psychology of Online Dating

A psychologist explains research showing most users take the wrong approach when seeking a good match online, and how to better their odds of finding true love.

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17-06 Segment 2: NFL Team Doctors: In Whose Interest?

Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard study claims there is an inherent conflict of interest in that arrangement.