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Experts Offer Tips For Coping With Holiday Stress

Stress is a normal part of life. And there’s even such thing as a “good” level of stress that keeps us going, according to psychology researchers Sanda and Florin Dolcos at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. But severe stress can interfere with day-to-day living, and this can be particularly challenging during the holiday season, they say.

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The Workaround: A New Video Series

The Workaround: A Video Series

A deeper look at how everyday people work around the American health care system.

Sound Medicine 07-26-09

Jul 26, 2009

Topics this week include a CDC forecast for the fall 2009 flu season; vaccine requirements and recommendations for school kids, the latest research in colonoscopy, a day in the life of a sex-ed teacher; and an interview with Dr. David Kessler, author of "The End of Overeating."

Sound Medicine 07-19-09

Jul 19, 2009

Topics this week include a report on the new anti-tobacco legislation; a discussion about the public health impact of the anti-tobacco laws; heart tissue regeneration; and, in the second in our series on evidence based medicine, Dr. David Newman explains why doctors regularly recommend treatments that are NOT proven effective.

Sound Medicine 07-12-09

Jul 12, 2009

Topics this week include acupuncture research -- with toothpicks; evidence-based medicine; and compassion fatigue in health care professions.

Sound Medicine 07-05-09

Jul 5, 2009

Topics this week include brown fat, cell phones and teen drivers, FDA Zicam warning, and a Sound Ethics chat with the author of The Future of Bioethics.

Sound Medicine 06-28-09

Jun 28, 2009

Topics this week include an update on health reform, whooping cough vaccine refusals, complete life cancer care, and Larry Cripe's Grace Notes essay, "Sara's Pin."

Sound Medicine: 06-21-09

Jun 21, 2009

Sound Medicine: 06-14-09

Jun 14, 2009

Topics this week include: Don't Mix Plavix and Heartburn pills, Did You Know?: XTreme Eating, Misused Booster Seats, Book: Early Intervention and Autism, Checkup: Climate Change and Health, Participating in a Clinical Trial

Sound Medicine: 06-07-09

Jun 7, 2009

Topics this week: A Cure for the Peanut Allergy, Importance of Childhood Play, Did You Know?: More Exercise for Pregnant Women, Impulsivity Triggers Alcoholism, Checkup: Brains Prefer Pictures, Sound Ethics: Maintaining Privacy with Electronic Medical Records

Sound Medicine: 05-31-09

May 31, 2009

Sound Medicine: 05-24-09

May 24, 2009

Topics this week: High-Fructose Corn Syrup, a Villain?; Did You Know? -- The Mediterranean Diet is Good for the Eyes; Swine Flu and International Law; Training Medical Students to Spot Melanoma; Checkup: The Scrub Club for Clean Hands; and the book Book: Brain Rules

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The Workaround: A New Podcast From Side Effects Public Media

These are stories of the difficult and sometimes shocking things people do to work around the American health care system.

On The Front Lines Of A Drug Crisis: A Video Series

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The opioid addiction crisis is often reported on in desperate terms. But, to the people working on the frontlines of the problem, there are known and proven approaches that can help.