15-01 Story 2: Heart failure

  Synopsis: Heart failure is a major source of death and disability. Experts discuss causes, consequences and new treatments that may greatly lessen its toll. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Deborah Weinstein, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Clinical Research Collaborative. Dr. William Abraham, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ohio State University.

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14-50 Story 1: The Affordable Care Act and Access to Care

  Synopsis: As “Obamacare” health insurance exchanges enter their second year, some insured people are finding that getting access to care is extremely difficult due to meager provider networks and low doctors’ payments. Many insured are also being surprised by high deductibles and co-payments. Experts discuss the extent of the problems and ways they might…

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14-50 Story 2: Christmas Overshopping

  Synopsis: Compulsive overshoppers often are seeking to compensate for some unfilled internal need. An expert discusses these reasons and how people can learn to overcome compulsive shopping. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. April Lane Benson, psychologist, founder of StoppingOvershopping.com and author of  To Buy Or Not To Buy. Links for more information: http://www.stoppingovershopping.com

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14-49 Story 2: Digital Eyestrain

  Synopsis: Increased use of computer screens and smartphones has brought an epidemic of eye complaints. Experts discuss why digital devices produce extra eyestrain and how people can avoid it. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, optometrist, Washington DC. Jakob Nielsen, Principal, Meilsen Norman Group user experience research firm. Links for or more information:…

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14-48 Story 1: Midlife Eating Disorders

  Synopsis: The last decade, the number of women over 30 seeking treatment for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder has skyrocketed. Experts discuss the factors triggering eating disorders in midlife or bringing women in for treatment for long standing disorders. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Denise Folcik, eating disorder survivor. Lori Ciotti, Site Director, Renfrew Center…

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14-46 Story 2: Biking as Transportation

  Synopsis: More and more Americans are turning to their bicycles for everyday transportation, not just recreation. Experts discuss the public policy and urban planning ideas that can make this healthy habit easier. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Jim Merrell, Campaign Director at Active Transportation Alliance, Chicago. Mark Fenton public health planning and transportation consultant in…

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