16-33 Segment 2: Little People and the Prospect of Cure

Experts, all little people themselves, discuss major causes of dwarfism and the prospect of treatments that could one day make little people much more rare.

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16-32 Segment 1: Drinking Water Safety

Experts explain the danger of lead, especially to children, and other chemicals that may be in drinking water.

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16-32 Segment 2: Varicose Veins

An expert physician explains what varicose veins are and new treatments that simplify getting rid of them.

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16-31 Segment 1: Fungal Sinusitis

Many people who have chronic sinusitis may have an allergic reaction to fungi rather than a bacterial infection and treatments for the two are completely different.

16-31 Segment 2: Child Heart Arrhythmias

Children and adolescents seldom have “heart attacks,” but they sometimes have heart arrhythmias which can look like the same thing, and be just as deadly.

16-30 Segment 1: Fighting Your Insurer

A new field of advocates are helping people navigate the insurance system, assisting with denials and delays. Three experts discuss how to fight your insurer and win.

16-30 Segment 2: The Salt Bomb

Experts discuss why salt is such a health problem and what the federal government is doing to push food processors toward reducing salt content in our diets.

16-29 Segment 1: Conversations with Babies

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

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16-29 Segment 2: Drowning on Land

When a child is pulled out of the water and revived they may face life-threatening peril hours or days later as the body reacts.

16-28 Segment 1: Lewy Body Dementia

  The second most common form of dementia is virtually unknown to most people. However, Lewy body dementia affects 1.4 million Americans, with symptoms commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease. Additional symptoms such as hallucinations and uncontrollable shaking make diagnosis and caregiving more difficult, and treatments for Alzheimer's or psychosis can often be harmful. Experts discuss. … Continue reading 16-28 Segment 1: Lewy Body Dementia

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

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16-27 Segment 1: The Technology of Warfare

A noted investigative journalist explains the less well known side of military research.

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16-27 Segment 2: Uncertainty in Medicine

Diagnostic tests are often less certain in their results than people think, making patients sometimes doubt doctors' competence.

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16-26 Segment 1: Kids’ Kidney Stones

Experts discuss why the risk of kidney stones in kids is rising, why doctors still sometimes miss the diagnosis, and how kidney stones are treated in children.

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.