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…Read More
Synopsis: Many people who’ve recently been in the hospital quickly make a return trip, often with a different illness. Researchers are finding that hospital stays themselves can make people sick, or at least susceptible to getting sick. Experts discuss post-hospital syndrome and simple ways it might be fixed. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. David Newman,…Read More
Synopsis: More than two million youth may run away from home each year. More than 100,000 of them are forced into the sex trade each year to survive. One young woman who overcame such a life describes how she beat the odds and what runaways need to have a chance to succeed. Host: Nancy…Read More
Synopsis: Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and emergency dispatchers experience events that most people couldn’t stand, and they pay for it with high levels of stress-related outcomes and PTSD. Experts describe the training received by first responders, the additional training they need, and the police/fire culture that makes it difficult to get help. Host: Reed…Read More
Synopsis: Halloween is the season for fright, but people with phobias may not have been in the mood to enjoy it. Research shows an effective way to combat phobias–admit out loud what you’re afraid of. Most people are advised to pretend they’re not afraid. The lead researcher of this study explains why pretending doesn’t…Read More
Doctors have often been advised to avoid emotions regarding patients in order to keep their decisions objective. However, this has led many patients to believe doctors don’t care about them. A new movement in medicine seeks to reverse the trend and put compassion back in medicine, led by a “Healer’s Art” class in many medical schools. Experts who teach the class explain.
Next, water is almost synonymous with relaxation and mental cleansing. A researcher explains the mind science behind it.Read More