John Henning Schumann http://publicradiotulsa.org en Focusing on "The Broken Hip" --- A "Digital Storytelling Project" from KERA (Dallas Public Radio) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/focusing-broken-hip-digital-storytelling-project-kera-dallas-public-radio <p>On this installment of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Lauren Silverman, the Health, Science, and Technology reporter at KERA, which is the NPR member-station in Dallas. <a href="http://keranews.org/people/lauren-silverman">Silverman</a> is one of the creators of a newly posted, impressively researched, and decidedly multi-media "digital storytelling project" at the KERA website that focuses on hip fractures among the elderly, in both the Greater Dallas region and the United States more generally. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:40:08 +0000 Rich Fisher 62876 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Focusing on "The Broken Hip" --- A "Digital Storytelling Project" from KERA (Dallas Public Radio) StudioTulsa on Health: Battling Opioid Overdoses with a Drug Known as Narcan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-battling-opioid-overdoses-drug-known-narcan <p>On this edition of ST on Health, we learn about Narcan, a/k/a Naloxone, which is a well-known and widely used opioid antagonist --- meaning, it's a drug that works to quickly block the effects of heroin, morphine, and similar opiates/sedatives. Narcan is thus administered in many instances where a person is experiencing (or has just recently experienced) a drug overdose; in this way, Narcan, which was originally developed in the 1960s, is thought to have saved some 50,000 lives nationally. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:56:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 61361 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Battling Opioid Overdoses with a Drug Known as Narcan StudioTulsa on Health: A Disccusion with Tracy Davenport, a Tulsa-Based "Health Care Coordinator" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-disccusion-tracy-davenport-tulsa-based-health-care-coordinator <p>On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Tracy Davenport, a self-described "health care coordinator" --- basically, this means she's a freelance case manager who works to help patients and/or their families navigate today's ever-more-complicated medical system. It's often about being a good listener and asking lots of questions, says Davenport, who's had many years of experience as a registered nurse. Fri, 30 May 2014 19:31:03 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60574 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: A Disccusion with Tracy Davenport, a Tulsa-Based "Health Care Coordinator" ST on Health: "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/st-health-good-doctor-father-son-and-evolution-medical-ethics <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we speak with Dr. Barron H. Lerner, a Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Lerner is also an award-winning and quite prolific writer on the related subjects of medicine, medical history, medical ethics, and medicine and society. Tue, 27 May 2014 19:03:30 +0000 Rich Fisher 60340 at http://publicradiotulsa.org ST on Health: "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics" ST on Health: A Chat with Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan of OU-Tulsa --- A Researcher and Filmmaker http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/st-health-chat-dr-valarie-blue-bird-jernigan-ou-tulsa-researcher-and-filmmaker <p>This edition of SToH presents an interesting discussion about the "food insecurity" affecting so many Native American individuals, families, and communities today, here in Oklahoma and all over the nation. Addressing this insecurity --- and the serious and widespread health issues stemming from it --- is no easy task, and we meet a locally based public-health researcher, filmmaker, activist, and advocate who's taking a deliberately multifaceted approach in doing so. Dr. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:40:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 59649 at http://publicradiotulsa.org ST on Health: A Chat with Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan of OU-Tulsa --- A Researcher and Filmmaker "Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/extraordinary-hearts-journey-cardiac-medicine-and-human-spirit <p>From Sherwin Nuland and Abraham Verghese to William Carlos Williams and Robert Coles --- from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Atul Gawande --- there's a long and noble tradition in American writing of gifted authors and journalists who also work professionally as physicians. On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we hear from such a writer, Dr. John Elefteriades, who's the Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mon, 05 May 2014 19:22:39 +0000 Rich Fisher 59046 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit" StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Public Health with Dr. Michael Fischetti and Dr. Marilyn Winkleby http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-notes-public-health-dr-michael-fischetti-and-dr-marilyn-winkleby <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we hear from two doctors who are both highly accomplished and longtime advocates of public health, which has been defined as (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_health">per Wikipedia</a>) "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations public and private, communities, and individuals." The health of a given culture or society, in other words, rather than any one individual's health or well-being. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:06:48 +0000 Rich Fisher 58298 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Public Health with Dr. Michael Fischetti and Dr. Marilyn Winkleby "How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/how-our-bodies-fight-disease-attract-others-and-define-our-selves-encore-presentation <p>On today's show, we listen back to a StudioTulsa on Health broadcast from October of last year. At that time, guest host John Henning Schumann spoke with Daniel M. Davis, a Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester in the UK. The focal point of this discussion was the then-new book that Dr. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:41:07 +0000 Rich Fisher 55262 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves" (Encore presentation.) ST on Health: The Wall Street Journal's Extraordinary Multimedia Journalism --- "The Lobotomy Files" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/st-health-wall-street-journals-extraordinary-multimedia-journalism-lobotomy-files <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks with Michael M. Phillips, a staff reporter at the Washington, D.C., bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Phillips has reported on the U.S. ground war in Afghanistan since 2001, and he went to Iraq to cover a certain American battalion several times between 2003 and 2006. He writes often about the aftermath of these wars, including post-traumatic stress, suicide, and other issues facing veterans and their families. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:36:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 51489 at http://publicradiotulsa.org ST on Health: The Wall Street Journal's Extraordinary Multimedia Journalism --- "The Lobotomy Files" Ziva Branstetter, the Enterprise Editor at the Tulsa World, Addresses the Onging Roll-Out of the ACA http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ziva-branstetter-enterprise-editor-tulsa-world-addresses-onging-roll-out-aca <p>Everyone knows, as even President Obama himself has recently admitted, that the arrival of the Affordable Care Act has been, frankly, a disaster. So far, anyway. But what happens next? And more precisely, what happens next in our neck of the woods? Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:53:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 50152 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Ziva Branstetter, the Enterprise Editor at the Tulsa World, Addresses the Onging Roll-Out of the ACA