Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-22

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-22.

18-21 Segment 1: Autism and Substance Abuse

Recent studies show that people with autism are twice as likely as others to engage in substance abuse, contrary to previous belief that they are extremely unlikely to use drugs or alcohol. An expert and an author who has used alcohol to cope with his autism discuss the developments and their impact.

18-21 Segment 2: Drowning: It Doesn’t Look Like You Think

Seven hundred children under age 15 drown in the US each year, most within sight of a parent or other adult. Experts discuss one major reason: drowning doesn't look like most people picture it, and so are unaware the child is in trouble.

Medical Notes 18-21

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 27, 2018.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-21

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-21.

18-20 Segment 1: Presenteeism

Presenteeism is when people go to work at less than peak efficiency due to illness, injury or distraction. Experts discuss the huge cost to the economy, the chronic illnesses that exact the most cost, and the accommodations that could save businesses billions of dollars.

18-20 Segment 2: Coping with the Empty Nest

Parents who have spent 18 years or more raising children often feel lost when the last child leaves home for college or their own place. A psychotherapist discusses common reactions and strategies for renewing purpose living in the empty nest.

Medical Notes 18-20

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 20, 2018.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-20

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-20.

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18-19 Segment 1: Firefighters and PTSD

Firefighters have extremely high rates of PTSD, similar to combat soldiers, yet are very reluctant to seek help. Experts discuss reasons for this reluctance, results of it, and how new efforts at peer counseling may help ease the psychological strain.  

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18-19 Segment 2: Autism and Prodigies

Behavioral similarities between prodigies and some people with autism have long been noted. Now some researchers are beginning to find genetic links between the two phenomena. Experts discuss findings and their implications for autism treatment.

Medical Notes 18-19

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 13, 2018.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-19

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-19.

18-18 Segment 1: Using Animals to Sniff Out Disease

Diseases apparently have distinctive odors that humans can't detect. Researchers are using dogs, mice, rats and other animals to literally sniff out cancer and other diseases in the laboratory. In the 3rd World, rats are used to diagnose TB. Experts discuss the use of animals to diagnose disease and their efforts to build machines that can do the same thing.

18-18 Segment 2: Processed Food Addiction

Researchers are discovering that for some people, eating processed foods produces some of the same brain effects as people addicted to alcohol or drugs. An expert discusses how dietary adjustment can end this addiction and its effects.