A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 1, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of December 1, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 1, 2019, including: A study that finds that artery blockages discovered during stress tests can be managed with medication. Then, a study indicating cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low. Also, having more meatless burgers now could cut your dementia risk later. And finally, if people are more anxious these days, maybe it’s because they’re not getting enough sleep.

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 6, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of October 6, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 6, 2019.

19-39 Segment 2: Mirror Touch Synesthesia

Mirror Touch Synesthesia

Dr. Joel Salinas has mirror touch synesthesia, a condition involving cross-wiring in the brain. The result is that visual stimuli prompt a response in his touch system. He literally feels it when people experience pain. Salinas discusses how this strange condition works and how he is able to use it in diagnosis.

19-35 Segment 1: Sudden Unexplained Death of a Child

Sudden Unexplained Death of a Child

Each year, some 400 US children over age 1, most of them toddlers, die overnight for no known reason. Families, longing for answers, often find that their families, friends, and even pediatricians are unfamiliar with this classification of death, or that they even occur. Family members who have lost a child, a medical examiner, and a research expert who has lost a child discuss SUDC.

Autism in Girls

Experts have believed that autism affects four times as many boys as girls, but the ratio may not actually be quite that high. Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed. Experts discuss how it appears in girls and the consequences of those differences.

18-51 Segment 1: Amnesia

It's a rare thing for people to lose their memory of past events. An expert discusses why doctors believe it may occur, and a woman to whom it happened recounts her experience.  

Medical Notes 18-45

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 11, 2018.

17-35 Segment 1: Diagnostic Mistakes

A noted expert discusses why medical mistakes happen, and what doctors and patients can do to make them less frequent.

15-24 Segment 2: Photographic Memory

  Synopsis: Some people who remember things extremely well may claim they have a "photographic memory," but some experts say such a thing doesn't really exist. Experts discuss how memory works. Host: Lynn Holley. Guests: Dr. Barry Gordon, Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Henry Roediger, Washington University, St. Louis. Links for … Continue reading 15-24 Segment 2: Photographic Memory