The Covid Baby Bust

The Covid Baby Bust

The US birth rate has been declining since the Crash of 2008, but it took an even larger decline during the pandemic to levels unseen since the Great Depression. Today fertility rates are below replacement levels, which could have big impacts on education, employment, and the tax base years down the road. Experts discuss how people make fertility decisions and the impacts they can have on the nation.

Copper Toxicity

High levels of copper in the body can produce mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and aggression. However, most doctors don’t test for copper levels and may prescribe medications like antidepressants instead. An author who suffered years with undiagnosed copper toxicity and two expert psychiatrists discuss diagnosis and treatment.

17-53 Segment 1: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects about 10% of American women, but has such a wide variety of troubling symptoms that it’s often misdiagnosed.

16-35 Segment 1: SCAD: The under-the-radar heart attack

Experts discuss heart attacks, known as SCAD, that are caused by arteries splitting open rather than blockages.

15-34 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women

  Synopsis: Young women are at relatively low risk of heart attacks, but when they have one, a much greater proportion die than among men of the same age. Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk and are much less likely to go to the emergency room when a heart attack occurs. … Continue reading 15-34 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women

15-22 Segment 1: Cheaper Breast Cancer Gene Testing

  Synopsis: Testing for breast cancer genes BRCA-1 and 2 has been inaccessible to many women due to extremely high cost. Now a new $249 breast cancer gene test is available. Experts discuss whether this changes who should be tested and the ramifications of widespread testing. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Annette Bar-Cohen, Executive Director, Center … Continue reading 15-22 Segment 1: Cheaper Breast Cancer Gene Testing