Health Care http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/eating-wild-side-missing-link-optimum-health <p>Buying local and frequenting farmers' markets continue to be very popular pursuits, and for obvious reasons. But what's the best strategy for navigating the produce section of your average supermarket? Our guest on ST is Jo Robinson, an investigative journalist who lives (and often "grows her own") on Vashon Island, Washington, and who specializes in science and health. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:06:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 63356 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" 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: 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" "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-art-and-science-behind-enhanced-brain-performance-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show originally aired in September of last year.) As we grow older, of course, our bodies become less capable --- and less reliable --- when it comes to doing all the things we used to do. But as our guest reports on ST today, one of the very exciting findings in recent medical research is that the human brain can actually grow (and get stronger) over time --- and a bigger brain means better memory, increased creativity, sharper concentration skills, and a more rapid speed of learning. Our guest is Dr. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:53:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 55009 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" (Encore presentation.) Best of ST in 2013: "The Path to a Better Way of Death" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-path-better-way-death <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our discussion with Katy Butler, an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Essays, and The Best Buddhist Writing. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:30:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 52210 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "The Path to a Better Way of Death" 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 StudioTulsa on Health: "Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor's Job?" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-should-mental-health-be-primary-care-doctors-job <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks Dr. Suzanne Koven, who practices internal medicine Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and who also writes <a href="http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blog/inpractice/">the "In Practice" column</a> for The Boston Globe. Earlier this month, Dr. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:57:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 48821 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: "Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor's Job?"