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News and updates about research in health and medicine.

Kidney Exchanges On A National Scale

Jun 2, 2014

How Safe Are "Barefoot" Running Shoes?

Jun 2, 2014

Recovering from an injury on the slopes, or any other physical trauma, can result in chronic pain. Mel Pohl, M.D., has written several books on the topic of pain -- not just its physical causes and treatments but also about the factors that affect how we experience pain, such as cultural traditions to gender.

Medical Gadgets

Jun 2, 2014

Medical gadgets are overwhelming the marketplace. Leslie Kernisan, M.D., MPH, is a geriatrician in San Francisco who looks at cutting-edge apps and devices and helps pick out ones that are useful for her elderly patients. From technology that reminds patients with dementia to take their medicine, to Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure cuffs, Dr. Kernisan is interested in how technology will change health care. She is also a solo practitioner who is bucking the traditional method of office visits, opting to see patients in their homes.

Best Medical Apps For Smartphones

Jun 2, 2014

ADHD Medications Over Long Period

Jun 2, 2014

Millions of children and adults take medication for ADHD, but do these drugs become less effective over time?

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., the healthy living expert for "Sound Medicine," speaks with host Barbara Lewis about the links between exercise and eating disorders. A new study shows that women who have purging anorexia often are more driven to over exercising. According to Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber, these behaviors are more common in younger women who have a need to feel a sense of control. Their behaviors are complex and require a multi-step treatment approach.

The Great Recession's Effect On Our Health

Jun 2, 2014

The Great Recession affected millions of jobs and caused many families to lose their houses, but how did it affect our health? According to research by Sarah Burgard, Ph.D., the Great Recession changed major health indicators for those affected by job and other losses. However, her study found unexpected changes such as a drop in mortality in infants and from accidents and heart disease among adults. She talks about how economic downturns have countervailing effects on different groups of people.

A Look At: The Book "Outsmart Anger"

Jun 2, 2014

Joe Shrand, M.D., joined host Barbara Lewis to talk about his new book, “Outsmarting Anger,” and how to manage anger. According to Dr. Shrand, anger is an emotion designed to change the behavior of someone else. When a person gets angry, the brain starts pumping into overdrive and the limbic system, which controls emotion, is activated. Dr. Shrand says anger can be controlled using the decision-making part of the brain, the prefrontal lobe.

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