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Radio Health Journal

Compass Media

Listen to Radio Health Journal to get the latest scoop on what’s trending in health, science and technology, and the intersection of medicine and public policy. Each week we speak with leading experts to break down the complex medical jargon and report on a timely topic. Did you know ecstasy could help to cure PTSD? What does “Medicare for All” really mean? These subjects and more with two stories weekly, plus Medical Notes – a short recap of the top medical headlines in the news. Hosted by Reed Pence, Nancy Benson and Shel Lustig. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at radiohealthjournal.net. Also, check out the latest on Instagram at radiohealthjournal and on Twitter at RadioHealthJrnl.

Listen to Radio Health Journal to get the latest scoop on what’s trending in health, science and technology, and the intersection of medicine and public policy. Each week we speak with leading experts to break down the complex medical jargon and report on a timely topic. Did you know ecstasy could help to cure PTSD? What does “Medicare for All” really mean? These subjects and more with two stories weekly, plus Medical Notes – a short recap of the top medical headlines in the news. Hosted by Reed Pence, Nancy Benson and Shel Lustig. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at radiohealthjournal.net. Also, check out the latest on Instagram at radiohealthjournal and on Twitter at RadioHealthJrnl.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Networks:

Compass Media

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Listen to Radio Health Journal to get the latest scoop on what’s trending in health, science and technology, and the intersection of medicine and public policy. Each week we speak with leading experts to break down the complex medical jargon and report on a timely topic. Did you know ecstasy could help to cure PTSD? What does “Medicare for All” really mean? These subjects and more with two stories weekly, plus Medical Notes – a short recap of the top medical headlines in the news. Hosted by Reed Pence, Nancy Benson and Shel Lustig. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at radiohealthjournal.net. Also, check out the latest on Instagram at radiohealthjournal and on Twitter at RadioHealthJrnl.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Organ Thieves: The First Human Heart Transplant In The South

10/18/2020
In the race to perform the first human-to-human heart transplant, ethical corners were sometimes cut. An investigative journalist explains how a black man’s heart was harvested without his family’s consent for the first human heart transplant in the South, and how incidents such as this help to explain ongoing African-American distrust of medicine.

Duration:00:14:23

“Perfect Pitch”

10/18/2020
The ability to "know" the musical pitch of any sound has traditionally been thought to be learnable only at a very early age through musical training. But new research shows perfect pitch is teachable to adults as well. Experts discuss the implications on all forms of learning.

Duration:00:18:28

Medical Notes: Week of October 18, 2020

10/18/2020
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 18, 2020 including: The leaders of two of the nation’s leading science advisory groups are warning about what they call “Alarming political interference” in the government’s response to COVID-19. Then, one reason people oppose action on climate change is that it’s more expensive than doing nothing, at least in the short term. And finally… if you plan on having any trick or treaters this year… a word of warning about black licorice,...

Duration:00:01:35

Will We Be Ready For A Covid Vaccine?

10/11/2020
A COVID-19 vaccine is on the horizon, but while billions have been spent on its development, little has been spent on distribution and there are still many unanswered questions. Experts discuss how vaccine distribution might be carried out, how long it’s likely to take, and the steps needed to make it work.

Duration:00:18:57

Searing Pain In The Face: Trigeminal Neuralgia

10/11/2020
A searing, stabbing pain on one side of the face can be so severe it’s sometimes called “the suicide disease,” and may evade diagnosis. Trigeminal neuralgia is often caused by a throbbing artery in contact with nerves at the base of the brain. Treatment can be difficult though often ultimately successful. Two experts discuss.

Duration:00:12:16

Medical Notes: Week of October 11, 2020

10/11/2020
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 11, 2020 including: A group of black physicians has created a task force to vet government decisions about COVID-19 including treatments and a possible vaccine. Then, a study showing that many youths don’t understand just how strict social distancing has to be in order to work, or that restrictions are more than a short-term requirement. And finally, migraine headaches are the third most prevalent illness in the world… but exposure...

Duration:00:01:34

Virtual Clinical Trials

10/4/2020
Researchers see the new acceptance of telemedicine as an opportunity during clinical trials. Along with Zoom visits, numerous sensors on participants could provide constant monitoring of health conditions without traveling to see doctors, making control better.

Duration:00:13:06

Food Insecurity In 2020

10/4/2020
An estimated 35 million people were food insecure last year, and the dislocations due to COVID-19 have made it much worse now. Experts discuss the health consequences of hunger, the strategies families are using to cope with economic dislocation, and one local effort typical of new volunteer programs to feed hungry children in need.

Duration:00:18:29

Medical Notes: Week of October 4, 2020

10/4/2020
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 4, 2020 including: Wearing a face mask may give people a sort of immunity to serious cases of COVID-19. Then, one more reason to save honeybees—their venom is a powerful chemotherapy agent against so-called “triple negative” breast cancer. And finally, a study finds thick thighs save lives when it comes to high blood pressure.

Duration:00:01:29

Obesity Bias In Medicine

9/27/2020
Studies show that medical professionals are as biased as the rest of us against people who are overweight, resulting in lectures, misdiagnoses, and patients who start avoiding the doctor. Experts explain the problem, results, and what might be done about it.

Duration:00:17:43

Rheumatoid Diseases

9/27/2020
Rheumatoid diseases number around 100, though arthritis is the most well known. They can be crippling and sometimes even fatal, but good treatments exist. The key is early detection, as an expert explains.

Duration:00:11:31

Medical Notes: Week of September 27, 2020

9/27/2020
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 27, 2020 including: Most of what we’ve heard about delays at the postal service have had to do with the election…but delays could also keep millions of people from getting their medications. Then, a new study finds that two-thirds of the plastic waste in the United States comes from other things like electronics, consumer products and cars. And finally, if bosses want to curb fraud and unethical behavior among employees, encourage...

Duration:00:01:29

More Pets In The Pandemic

9/20/2020
Pets are a comfort in difficult times, and the pandemic is no exception. Animal shelters report a surge in pet adoptions, especially puppies, in the last six months, and veterinarians are having to adopt procedures such as telemedicine to deal with the increase while still staying safe. Experts explain how adopting and training a new pet has changed in the pandemic.

Duration:00:17:50

Kids’ Questions About COVID-19

9/20/2020
Children are living through a scary time right now and often have little understanding of why their world has been turned upside down. A noted public health expert explains what he’s found about children’s concerns of the pandemic and how parents can answer their questions.

Duration:00:12:30

Medical Notes: Week of September 20, 2020

9/20/2020
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 20, 2020 including:

Duration:00:02:01

The Anger Epidemic

9/13/2020
Psychologists say there’s more anger in our society than ever. But they say that should be no surprise, since anger is often a reaction to uncertainty and fear. Two experts discuss the genesis of anger, how it serves a purpose, and how it can be controlled.

Duration:00:13:19

Overworked Pharmacists: Mistakes Waiting To Happen?

9/13/2020
Pharmacists are often asked to do more work in less time than they need, and some experts worry it’s causing medication mistakes. A pharmacist specializing in medication safety discusses pressures on pharmacists and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

Duration:00:16:29

Medical Notes: Week of September 13, 2020

9/13/2020
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 13, 2020 including: Having COVID-19 may not provide protection against getting it again, at least not for very long. Then, an experimental drug combination is showing some promise against A-L-S. Then, about 10 percent of Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, and many of them are undiagnosed. Then, if you’re working at home because of the pandemic, experts say there are really only two ways to...

Duration:00:02:33

The Looming “Hothouse Earth”

9/6/2020
Rising global temperatures have produced extreme weather and a rising sea level. Climate scientists fear we may soon reach the point of no return, resulting in a hothouse with large portions of the planet uninhabitable. Authors of a major report on this phenomenon explain.

Duration:00:16:17

Imposter Syndrome

9/6/2020
Many people who are smart, talented and successful still believe they are incompetent on the inside and that others will eventually find out. This “imposter syndrome” can undermine careers and lead to psychological distress. Two noted experts in the field discuss origins and how to deal with the phenomenon.

Duration:00:10:41