Medical Notes: Week of July 12, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of July 12, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 12, 2020 including: An analysis showing states that stuck to tough shelter in place rules are now recovering. Then, your blood type could be a more factor that can raise your risk of contracting coronavirus. And finally, Americans are less happy than they’ve been in at least 50 years. Scientists at the University of Chicago have been surveying happiness nationwide since 1972… and the results have never been worse.

Talking to Your Baby

Scientists have discovered that the way parents talk to their infants has a huge effect on their intellectual development and later success. Experts discuss why and how parents should hold "conversations" with their babies.

The Early Days of Hormones

Hormones were unknown until a little more than 100 years ago, and experts admit we still have a lot to learn. An expert author details the discovery of hormones and how our growing knowledge has shaped treatment of many diseases and conditions.

17-16 Segment 1: Moderate Exercise – It’s Better For You

Experts discuss how much exercise is enough and how to make the most of light exercise.

16-29 Segment 1: Conversations with Babies

Experts discuss why and how parents should hold "conversations" with their babies.

16-28 Segment 2: Our New Genetic Knowledge

  Gene research has made incredible leaps in the last decade. A physician/Pulitzer-prize winning author explains what our new knowledge means for our immediate medical future, given our struggles with genetic knowledge in the past. Stay in the loop! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Subscribe and review on iTunes! Guest: Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Asst. … Continue reading 16-28 Segment 2: Our New Genetic Knowledge

Gluten-Free

16-26 Segment 2: The Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free

One expert explains which kinds of people would find the gluten-free diet appropriate and the pitfalls to avoid.

15-14 Story 2: Moderate Exercise

  Synopsis: Studies are showing that people who train hard and long at running have death rates similar to couch potatoes, while those who exercise moderately or even lightly are likely to live much longer. Experts discuss how much exercise is enough and how to make the most of light exercise. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: … Continue reading 15-14 Story 2: Moderate Exercise