Mental Health

Concussions In The NFL

Oct 13, 2013

In August, the NFL reached a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 retired players. The players accused the league of withholding information about the link between football and traumatic brain injuries. Michael Kirk, producer of the Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” discusses the documentary, the disbandment of the NFL’s Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, and what researchers learned from former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster.

Bullying And Mental Health

Oct 6, 2013

Being bullied can wreak havoc on a kid's self esteem and general mental health. But did you know that bullying may also give rise to physical health problems?

You might that the more you know about how medicine works, the less likely you are to be a hypochondriac. Yet medical students are some of the most intense hypochondriacs around. Why? Jeremy Shere and Barron Lerner, M.D., explain this troubling trend.

How Can A Computer Program Detect Autism?

Sep 22, 2013

The Indiana University School of Medicine and Rutgers University have collaborated to help create a new screening tool that can more accurately diagnose autism in children as young as 3. Jorge Jose, D.Sc., vice president of research at Indiana University, is part of the research team developing the novel technology. By tracking and comparing the random movements of a child with autism to movements of other children, the program promises to help physicians and therapists create greater individualized therapy and treatments for children with autism.

Sound Medicine: June 2, 2013

Jun 2, 2013

The “Sound Medicine” program for June 2

  • Dealing with the devastating consequences of prescribing opioids for pain

Guest Leslie Becker-Phelps, M.D., shares that New Year’s may not be the best time to make resolutions because you may not be ready to enact a change.

Sound Medicine February 26, 2012

Feb 26, 2012

This week, dangerous yoga moves; preventing ski injuries; dealing with chronic pain; and century-old brains offer clues to mental illness. Also, repair "gauged" earlobes. And a way to trick yourself into snacking less.