Men's & Women's Health

The Cycle of Opioids Addiction

Sep 19, 2017

Sound Medicine begins the new year with the return of a special program exploring the medical community’s growing awareness of opioid abuse and addiction, and the devastating consequences of prescribing opioids for pain. In this special program, we hear from expert physicians and former prescription pain addicts to explore how our use of opioids to treat pain has led to opioid abuse, and hundreds of thousands of deaths.

One of those patients, Karen, shares her story of addiction with Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis. 

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Oregon Medicaid study

Sep 24, 2014

"Sound Medicine" health care policy analyst Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., speaks with host Barbara Lewis about the results of the Oregon Medicaid study. He explains his perspective on the study, what the researchers learned, and the limitations of the study.

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The National Institutes of Health want to end a long-standing bias in biomedical research, towards men. It turns out when researchers do what are called pre-clinical studies, most of the time they’re using male animals and male cells. Today the NIH announced that it has awarded an extra $10 million to help bring more balance into the lab.

ADHD Expert On Symptoms And Management

Jun 3, 2014
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According to Frances Prevatt, M.D., adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, is common among adults and is often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed until later in life. Dr. Prevant speaks with Barbara Lewis about ADHD, symptoms, and management.

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George Thomas, M.D., discusses renal nerve ablation, a new procedure for uncontrollable high blood pressure that shows promising results.

Climate Change And The Flu

Jun 3, 2014
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Climate changes are responsible for many agricultural problems, but did you know they could also be responsible for early flu outbreaks?

Should Cancer Patients Exercise?

Jun 3, 2014
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While receiving chemotherapy and radiation, cancer patients are encouraged to rest and take it easy. However, according to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, patients who exercised regularly after receiving a diagnosis of colon cancer had a lower mortality rate than those who didn’t exercise. Julie Flucht, field producer, explores the exercise options for people receiving cancer treatments.

French Fries Can Lead To Skin Problems

Jun 3, 2014
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Valori Treloar, M.D. serves up the deep fried truth about America's favorite snack, french fries.. French fries are immersed and fried in vegetable oil, which contains Omega-6 fatty acids that cause inflammation throughout the body, including the face. Dr. Treloar suggests cutting out french fries and Omega-6 fatty acids for healthy and beautiful skin.

Rise In ADHD Over Last Decade

Jun 3, 2014
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Almost everyone knows someone with attention-defect/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but did you know cases of ADHD have risen nearly 25% in the last decade?

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord when the body’s immune system attacks myelin, a fatty substance that protects the nerves. Multiple sclerosis destroys the myelin coating and causes lesions in the brain. Timothy Coetzee, M.D., discusses the recent advances in multiple sclerosis research.

When Routine Surgeries Go Awry

Jun 3, 2014
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When going to the hospital for a routine surgery there are things that aren't supposed to happen called, 'never events.' But what happens when never events become a reality? Martin Makary, M.D., speaks with Sound Medicines about why things that are never supposed to happen, usually do.

Doc chat: Diagnosing Alcohol Abuse

Jun 3, 2014

According to a new study conducted by the University of Missouri, Columbia, primary care providers are missing the signs of alcohol abuse in up to 70 percent of patients by not using a screening tool that could help detect alcohol abuse among their patients. Screening tools are typically questionnaires with a variety of different questions. Dr. Crabb discusses the types and effectiveness of screening tools recommended by the study.

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Poor Sleep Can Lead To Poor Health

Jun 3, 2014
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We all know that getting a good night's sleep is important, but did you know that not getting enough sleep could negatively affect your overall health?

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Neil Segal, M.D., and researchers found that women lost some of the height in their arches during and after pregnancy. This may be due to the additional weight carried during pregnancy. Additional research may show that arch support during pregnancy can prevent problems arch problems down the road.

The "Other" Types Of Skin Cancer

Jun 2, 2014

The American Association for Cancer Research recently conducted a study that found many skin cancer survivors are skimping on proper sun protection. In fact, almost a quarter of melanoma survivors are not using sunscreen on a daily basis. Dermatologist Lisa Garner, M.D., said many patients believe they can’t avoid the sun because it’s their primary source of vitamin D. According to Dr. Garner, the proper way to get vitamin D is through a balanced diet and supplements, not the sun.

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The Effects of Vein Filters

Jun 2, 2014

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Timmy Global Health

Jun 2, 2014

Kidney Exchanges On A National Scale

Jun 2, 2014

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