17-12 Segment 2: Crippling Anxiety

Anxiety is normal, but too much can be crippling. An author and anxiety sufferer discusses the nature of crippling anxiety and what people can do about it.

Medical Notes 17-12

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 19.

17-11 Segment 1: Tone Deafness

Many people sing badly and think they’re tone deaf, but a surprisingly low proportion of them truly can’t tell one note from another.

17-11 Segment 2: Hangovers

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches an expert discusses why hangovers occur and what might work to prevent them and recover from them.

Medical Notes 17-11

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 12.

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17-10 Segment 1: Remaking the FDA

Some FDA commissioner candidates have proposed radical reform. Experts discuss what reform might look like and what the FDA needs to better succeed.

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17-10 Segment 2: Misconstrued Body Basics

Many people have questions about their bodies that seem so silly, they never bring them up with their doctors.

Medical Notes 17-10

A quick look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of March 5.

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.