Medicine 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" "Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness -- The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/suspicious-minds-how-culture-shapes-madness-truman-show-delusion-and-other-strange-beliefs <p>On this edition of our show, we offer an interesting how-does-society-affect-our-mental-health discussion with Joel Gold, who, with his brother Ian, is one of the authors of "Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness -- The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs." Dr. Joel Gold is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and was an attending psychiatrist in the department of psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center for nine years. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:28:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 63173 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness -- The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs" 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" "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 Meet Dr. Susan Reverby, Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/meet-dr-susan-reverby-author-examining-tuskegee-infamous-syphilis-study-and-its-legacy <p>On Thursday and Friday of this week, the TU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will mark its 25th anniversary with a symposium here on campus regarding the moral and ethical issues involved in human medical research. The event is entitled "Protecting Human Subjects from Harm: Traversing the Moral &amp; Legal Boundaries of Biomedical Research" and is described in detail at <a href="http://www.utulsa.edu/about-TU/news-events-publications/UniversityEvents/2014/April/pbk-2014-symposium.aspx">this link</a>. Our guest on ST is the scholar who'll give the keynote address at this event: Dr. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:45:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 57476 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Meet Dr. Susan Reverby, Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy" "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.)