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

17-48 Segment 2: Childhood Trauma, Later Disease

Researchers have found that severe emotional trauma in childhood triggers physical disease later in life, and has a cumulative effect.

17-47 Segment 1: Navigating the Aging Process

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

17-47 Segment 2: “Helpful Lies”

Lies aren’t always bad but as the stakes of lies rise, honesty trumps kindness. Yet few people are ever able to distinguish when they’re being told lies.

17-46 Segment 1: Handshake Bans and Hand Washing

Experts discuss and describe what it takes to wash hands well enough to be “clean.”

17-46 Segment 2: “Big Chicken”

Poultry farming has become heavily industrialized, in part through the use of antibiotics in feed. This contributes to the spread of antibiotic resistance, as an expert author explains.

17-45 Segment 1: More Carbon Dioxide, Less Nutritious Food Crops

Rising levels of carbon dioxide are making crops grow bigger, however, these crops contain lower levels of important nutrients, endangering nutrition for millions of people.

17-45 Segment 2: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Experts discuss symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder and how it may be treated, though few with the disorder agree to psychological treatment.

17-44 Segment 1: Including Females In Basic Research

Only about a third of research subjects in clinical studies are women this results in poor understanding of how new drugs work on women.

17-44 Segment 2: Exploding Head Syndrome

A sleep disorder strangely named "exploding head syndrome" may keep more than 10 percent of people awake at night by inflicting them with crashing sounds that only they can hear.

Medical Notes 17-44

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 29.

17-43 Segment 1: The Biology of Addiction

Scientists are learning the specific workings of the brain when it is addicted to a substance or behavior, and showing that all addictions are similar.

17-43 Segment 2: Preparing for Disaster

Many people will have to deal with a natural disaster at some point in their lives. Two civil defense experts discuss how to be ready before it comes.

Medical Notes 17-43

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 22.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 17-43

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 17-43.