Listen to Radio Health Journal to get the latest scoop on what’s trending in health, science and technology, and the intersection of medicine and public policy. Each week we speak with leading experts to break down the complex medical jargon and report on a timely topic. Did you know ecstasy could help to cure PTSD? What does “Medicare for All” really mean?
These subjects and more with two stories weekly, plus Medical Notes – a short recap of the top medical headlines in the news. Hosted by Reed Pence, Nancy Benson and Shel Lustig. New shows posted each Sunday by 5 a.m. EST. Subscribe and listen, and find out more info at radiohealthjournal.org. Also, check out the latest on Instagram @radiohealthjournal and on Twitter @RadioHealthJrnl.
Venom: A Lethal Weapon or Medical Miracle?
Researchers have discovered how to use evolutions deadliest and oldest weapon for good. But how can scientists create medicine from lethal venom? Dr. Leslie Boyer reveals the entire process and explains why horses are so valuable to the research.
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Can Wellness Apps Actually Improve Your Health?
The World Health Organization reports a 25% global increase in anxiety and depression throughout the pandemic. During the same time, the mental health app industry skyrocketed. But how helpful are these programs? Dr. Stephanie Collier discusses the dangers of using these apps, many of which have no scientific evidence of successfully treating mental health.
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Medical Notes: June 26, 2022
Increasing green space in U.S. cities can significantly decrease mortality. Can a diabetes drug be used to treat cardiovascular disease? And finally, firefighters are more likely to get cancer than the general population but one bracelet may be able to change that.
Learn more at: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-june-26-2022/
What Happens When Medicine Meets The Metaverse?
Doctors can now treat chronic pain with the technology of virtual reality. Patient Tom Norris joins us to share his experience using a VR headset in place of sedatives when doctors removed three tumors from his bladder. Dr. Brennan Spiegel at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reveals how VR treatment works and how virtual therapeutics will revolutionize medicine.
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Why Doctors Say A "Healthy Tan" Doesn't Exist
Summer’s finally here, which means enjoying popsicles and pool days. But if you’ve been waiting all year for a summer tan, you may want to rethink that plan. Even a ‘healthy glow’ means our cells have already been damaged, and the sun isn’t the only problem. Dr. Shadi Kourosh discusses how factors like air pollution and digital screens can also harm our skin.
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Medical Notes: June 19, 2022
Why do some painkillers cause heart disease while others prevent it? A new gel film could provide relief for areas with water shortages. Antibiotics are shrinking. And finally, parasites might be a good thing.
Learn more at: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-june-19-2022/
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