Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-31

In segment 1, experts delve into the results of a study that shows college students are some of the loneliest people in America. Then in segment 2, trigeminal neuralgia is a disease that is so painful it has been called "the suicide disease" in the past. Experts discuss the diagnosis and treatment.

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18-30 Segment 1: An Unusual Court Challenge to Obamacare

A number of court cases have challenged the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and the federal government has always defended the law—until now, and a Federal Court case brought by the State of Texas. With the stakes increased, experts discuss what the government’s reversal means to consumers.

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18-30 Segment 2: Tick Paralysis

Summer is tick season, and tick bites are common. However, bites from a couple of types of ticks can produce paralysis and even death if the tick is not removed quickly. An expert discusses.

Medical Notes 18-30

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 29, 2018.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-30

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-30.

18-29 Segment 1: Increasing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is increasing as America ages. However, fewer people are being tested for bone density and are agreeing to treatment because of side effects of osteoporosis medications. Experts discuss the devastating effects of increased broken bones and what can now be done to prevent them.

18-29 Segment 2: PTSD in Kids

Mental health experts once believed that children were too young to remember traumas well enough to suffer much from post-traumatic stress disorder. Now they know that children as young as 2 or 3 can be affected, often for the rest of their lives. An expert discusses PTSD in children and its treatment.

Medical Notes 18-29

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 22, 2018.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-29

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-29.

18-28 Segment 1: Is Sex Addiction Real?

The authoritative DSM-5 manual used by psychiatrists does not accept sex addiction as a real addiction, yet many doctors insist it’s as real as any other compulsion. Experts and an admitted former sex addict discuss the disorder, its treatment, and the wreckage it leaves behind.

18-28 Segment 2: Vitamin D and Preterm Births

Premature births are increasing in the US, but a new study shows they could be cut drastically if pregnant women increased blood levels of vitamin D. An expert discusses misconceptions about the vitamin, how it works and how it could be used to reduce infant mortality.

Medical Notes 18-28

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 15, 2018.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-28

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-28.

18-27 Segment 1: The Shrinking Human Jaw

Over the last 8,000 years, the human jaw has been getting smaller due to an increasingly soft diet and a lack of jaw exercise. The result is an epidemic of crooked teeth and serious health consequences, as two experts explain.

18-27 Segment 2: Medical Uncertainty

Many patients want certainty in diagnoses, especially when they've had expensive diagnostic tests. However, those tests are often less certain in their results than people think, making patients sometimes doubt doctors' competence.