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.org. Also, check out the latest on Instagram @radiohealthjournal and on Twitter @RadioHealthJrnl.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Networks:

Compass Media

Description:

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.org. Also, check out the latest on Instagram @radiohealthjournal and on Twitter @RadioHealthJrnl.

Language:

English

Contact:

MediaTracks Communications 2250 E. Devon Avenue, Suite 150 Des Plaines, IL 60018 847-299-9500


Episodes

Genetic Genealogy: Identifying Both the Guilty and Innocent

2/5/2023
Move over, fingerprints, there’s a new crime-fighting technology in town. Genetic genealogy only needs to match with one percent of DNA to find a distant relative of an unknown suspect. Experts explain how this technology is helping police track down the guilty – and why your genetic privacy is still safe. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/genetic-genealogy-identifying-both-the-guilty-and-innocent

Duration:00:14:18

Correcting the Misinformation Surrounding Parents With Disabilities

2/5/2023
Eliza Hull’s doctor told her she couldn’t be a good parent because of her disability. She now has two little boys and a passion for correcting misinformation around parents with disabilities. Hull’s new book ‘We’ve Got This’ compiles stories from disabled parents around the world to prove that having a disability doesn’t equate to being a bad parent. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/correcting-the-misinformation-surrounding-parents-with-disabilities

Duration:00:09:54

Medical Notes: February 5, 2023

2/5/2023
Scientists have discovered a new use for vaccines. Is it possible for doctors to care too much? And finally…some good news for people with a sesame allergy. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-february-5-2023

Duration:00:01:29

Does Your Child Know How To Learn?

1/29/2023
America’s education system has long been focused on teaching -- but does this strategy benefit students? This week’s show features education experts who say students need to be taught how to learn before they can be successful in the classroom. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/does-your-child-know-how-to-learn

Duration:00:13:44

How You Can Make Anxiety Your Best Friend

1/29/2023
Natalie Kohlhaas says anxiety has been getting a bad rap. As an anxiety expert, she says we need to recognize how feeling anxious is a good thing, and that fear is the emotion that’s been holding us back. Kohlhaas explains the biological function of anxiety and how we can learn to love the feeling. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/how-you-can-make-anxiety-your-best-friend

Duration:00:10:22

Medical Notes: January 29, 2023

1/29/2023
Will the next generations have affordable healthcare? Then, do our eyes work better in the dark? And finally, your ‘natural’ skin products may be agitating your allergies. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-january-29-2023

Duration:00:01:30

Saving Our Heroes: Helping First Responders Heal Their PTSD

1/22/2023
PTSD wasn’t an official diagnosis until 1980. Before then, Dr. Marilyn Wooley was told some people were simply a lost cause. Now, she helps first responders work through their trauma – proving that a PTSD diagnosis is not the end of their careers. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/saving-our-heroes-helping-first-responders-heal-their-ptsd

Duration:00:10:04

More And More Mothers Are Dying Each Year – Why Can’t We Stop It?

1/22/2023
America is one of the only developed nations with a rising maternal mortality rate, according to the CDC. Even with cutting edge technology and advancements in women’s health, mothers are still losing their lives. Dr. Lindsay Admon joins us this week to explain the factors feeding into this crisis and offers potential solutions that could save more women. Nicky Dawkins, a professional doula, also chimes in with the benefits of bringing in extra advocates. Learn More:...

Duration:00:13:31

Medical Notes: Week of January 22, 2023

1/22/2023
Teenagers need sleep – but at what cost? Then, there may be a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's drug research. Then, Can a healthy gut microbiome help patients with multiple sclerosis? And finally…can something smell too good? Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-january-22-2023

Duration:00:02:07

Dropping the Paywalls to Scientific Research

1/15/2023
By 2026, all federally-funded scientific research articles will be publicly available thanks to a recent policy change by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Experts explain how this will affect the public, researchers, and the publishing industry. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/dropping-the-paywalls-to-scientific-research

Duration:00:13:12

Is Covid-19 the New Flu?

1/15/2023
Healthcare’s hope is that Covid-19 soon becomes a seasonal sickness that we deal with using yearly vaccines. And while the public seems eager to put the pandemic in the past, many people aren’t following up with the recommended booster shots. An expert discusses why we can’t become too lax with our treatment of this virus. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/is-covid-19-the-new-flu

Duration:00:10:28

Medical Notes: January 15, 2023

1/15/2023
Are masks affecting how our brains function? Then, getting a tattoo may be good for your health. Then, can our genes predict the future? And finally…it’s time to take your Sunday morning crossword seriously. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-january-15-2023

Duration:00:01:54

'The Most Powerful Drugs Known to Man': A Guide to Anesthesia

1/8/2023
Many patients believe all they need to know about anesthesia is that it takes their pain away, but Dr. James Cottrell says that’s just the tip of the iceberg. He believes everyone should be knowledgeable about these dangerous drugs in order to ask questions and make sure you’re getting the best anesthesia – and anesthesiologist -- for your needs. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/the-most-powerful-drugs-known-to-man-a-guide-to-anesthesia

Duration:00:10:24

Drunkorexia: A Popular Practice That Leads To Malnourishment

1/8/2023
‘Drunkorexia’ is a habit that’s popular among young people where they refuse to eat before a night of drinking. Though many assume this will help keep their calorie consumption low, experts reveal why engaging in this practice can lead to weight gain and other health risks. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/drunkorexia-a-popular-practice-that-leads-to-malnourishment

Duration:00:13:17

Medical Notes: January 08, 2023

1/8/2023
We may soon be able to move things with our minds. Then, teenagers need sleep – but at what cost? And finally, Have we found the perfect solution to foggy glasses? Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-january-08-2023

Duration:00:01:20

How Air Travel Becomes A Nightmare For People With Disabilities

1/1/2023
The Air Carrier Access Act was passed more than 30 years ago to prohibit airlines from discriminating against people with disabilities. And though it was an essential step for equality, it hasn’t been enough. Josue Cordova explains the struggles of traveling with a disability and how to fix these issues. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/how-air-travel-becomes-a-nightmare-for-people-with-disabilities/

Duration:00:09:35

Aging With Your Home: Renovations To Make Your Space More Accessible

1/1/2023
As we age, certain aspects of our home, like stairs and loose rugs, can become major obstacles. And while renovations can seem intimidating and expensive, there are many simple changes that can make a huge difference. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Ty Pennington explains which projects to prioritize. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/aging-with-your-home-renovations-to-make-your-space-more-accessible

Duration:00:14:07

Medical Notes: January 01, 2023

1/1/2023
What’s causing the surge in RSV cases? Then, green tea is great for energy, just not for your liver. And finally…can we trust large companies with the health of our planet? Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-january-01-2023

Duration:00:01:27

Trying To Fix The Biased Lab Testing That’s Cost Countless Lives

12/25/2022
If left untreated, kidney disease can eventually lead to death -- which is why early testing is so important. However, the main test has historically had different threshold requirements based on race, which has led to lower diagnosing rates and higher death rates from the condition in people of color. Experts dissect how a new testing equation will help even the scales and give accurate results for all patients. Learn More:...

Duration:00:13:54

The Doctor That Can Actually Feel His Patients’ Pain

12/25/2022
Mirror-touch synesthesia is a sensory processing disorder where a person can feel the sensations of another. As you can imagine, this condition can be an asset for certain people, like Dr. Joel Salinas. He’s a neurologist who can diagnose patients just by being able to feel their symptoms in his own body. He explains the condition and what it’s like living with his empathy on overdrive. Learn More: https://radiohealthjournal.org/the-doctor-that-can-actually-feel-his-patients-pain

Duration:00:09:31