Genetic Testing and Family Secrets

The availability of consumer DNA tests and databases has allowed long-hidden family secrets to be revealed, including mistaken paternity and unknown siblings. It has also taken the anonymity away from some cases of sperm donation. Two experts discuss the ethics of overturning this promised secrecy and the impact that the revelation of secrets can have on entire families.

TBI’s, Personality Change, and Marriage

Traumatic brain injury can profoundly change the injured in personality and temperament, as well as physically and cognitively. Spouses bear the brunt of these changes to the point many feel like they’re living with a stranger. Two experts and the spouse of a TBI victim discuss the many ways life changes after an injury and what can help to get them through the ordeal.

18-20 Segment 2: Coping with the Empty Nest

Parents who have spent 18 years or more raising children often feel lost when the last child leaves home for college or their own place. A psychotherapist discusses common reactions and strategies for renewing purpose living in the empty nest.

18-03 Segment 1: When Should Kids Get a Phone?

Experts discuss how parents can decide when the time is right for their kids to get their first phone.

17-48 Segment 1: Alzheimer’s, Spouses, and “Close Friends”

Spouses of Alzheimer’s disease patients often struggle with depression while caregiving, some have started new relationships while their loved one is still alive but no longer recognizes them

17-47 Segment 1: Navigating the Aging Process

Two experts discuss managing the transition from complete independence as we age.

17-40 Segment 1: A Possible Treatment For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Researchers explain experiments on animals with a new treatment that could eliminate fetal alcohol syndrome, perhaps even after birth.

17-39 Segment 2: Teenage Boys: They’re Not Lazy

An expert psychologist explains the inner workings of teen boys and how parents can bring out the best in them.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 17-39

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 17-39.

17-24 Segment 1: Only Children and Their Parents

Experts refute the myths about only children and discuss how parents can help children navigate life with no siblings.

Medical Notes 17-19

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of May 7.

Medical Notes 17-17

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

16-41 Segment 1: Adoption Psychology

People who are adopted have more psychological problems than others, yet they also tend to have other psychological strengths.

16-38 Segment 2: Homesickness

Synopsis: What we now call “homesickness” used to be a medical diagnosis called “nostalgia,” and it was considered life-threatening. Today many people consider homesickness to be a childish emotion, but an expert says it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We all suffer from it sometime and need to know how to cope. Stay in the … Continue reading 16-38 Segment 2: Homesickness