Obesity and Cancer Risk

Studies are finding that obesity significantly increases a person’s risk for a variety of cancers. However, not all forms of fat carry equal risk. An expert discusses who is more at risk and why.

Medical Notes: Week of July 21, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 21, 2019.

Personality and Drug Abuse

Drug and alcohol addiction and abuse is rising. Researchers have found that “fear mongering” educational efforts to combat it in adolescents doesn’t work. New science has discovered that certain personality types are predictably predisposed to addiction risk, and that educational efforts can be targeted to them effectively. Experts discuss.

15-31 Segment 1: THE RISK OF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT

Synopsis: Few people are aware that the vehicle occupant most likely to be hurt in a crash is the one in the front passenger seat. Experts discuss why this occurs, the different injuries that can occur there, and many ways car occupants can protect themselves from injury. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Meghan Smeenge, injured in … Continue reading 15-31 Segment 1: THE RISK OF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT