Medical Notes: Week of June 28, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 28, 2020 including: Researchers have been looking for an already existing drug to quickly take on COVID-19, and apparently, now they’ve found one. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration has closed the door on using the malaria treatment Hydroxychloroquine (hy-drox-ee-klor-oh-quin) to treat COVID-19. Then, social isolation has been a lifesaver the last few months, but if it goes on too long, isolation can lead to shorter lifespans. And finally, when employees start going back to the workplace in large numbers you can expect disastrous traffic on the roads.

Medical Notes: Week of May 24, 2020

Medical Notes: Week of May 24, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 24, 2020 including: Scientists have come up with a blood test that screens for a panel of biomarkers for pancreatic cancer that's nearly 92 percent accurate. Then, a new study shows that heart valve blockages in men and women may be caused by completely different factors. Plus, a report is out indicating Americans are feeling depressed right now. And finally, doctors and nurses can’t go back and forth like they used to, and that can create communication problems. One solution at some hospitals? baby monitors.

Medical Notes: Week of January 5, 2020

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of January 5, 2020, including two experimental drugs that show promise in women with certain types of breast cancer. Then, the federal communications commission has started the process to create a three-digit number similar to 9-1-1 that connects to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Then, it appears that teenagers aren’t very good at telling the difference between real and fake news, and finally, can magic mushrooms be used to treat depression?

Medical Notes: Week of December 22, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 22, 2019, including: A new study showing an injectable could be the answer for people with food allergies. Then, people suffering from depression may find some improvement by taking aspirin or ibuprofen. And finally, if you spend your workday wearing headphones, listening to music… you may be a lot less productive than you think.

Medical Notes: September 15, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 15, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of May 5, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 5, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of April 28, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 28, 2019.

Medical Notes : Week of March 31, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 31, 2019.

Veterinarian Suicide

A new CDC report shows that suicide among veterinarians is much higher than in the general population. Experts discuss the unique stresses that affect these professionals, including financial, compassion fatigue, euthanasia, and online harassment. They also discuss measures being taken to prevent mental health struggles and suicide.

Medical Notes 18-50

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 16, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-22

A look at to the top medical headlines for the week of June 3, 2018.

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18-07 Segment 2: Manufacturing Happiness

Surveys show that most Americans are less than happy, and seldom experience joy. Two experts discuss how even naturally glum people can manufacture joy.

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18-04 Segment 1: Anxiety and Depression–Not a Chemical Imbalance?

For decades, doctors have believed depression and anxiety were the result of chemical imbalances. However, a journalist’s investigation shows there are many factors involved.

Medical Notes 17-17

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of April 23.