Misconceptions surrounding health and medicine are common. Get the straight science – with compassion – from The Science of Health Podcast, featuring medical experts and expertise from University Hospitals
The Unexpected Benefits of Primary Care
Annual visits to a primary care physician starting early in adulthood can pay large dividends later. Consistent monitoring of weight, blood pressure and other vital statistics tell a story for which a clinician can help write a positive ending. Family medicine doctor, Susan Ratay, DO, explains how starting a relationship with a physician early can impact unforeseen issues later in life. Preventive care can actually be life-saving.
Managing Chronic Pain
The purpose of pain is to protect you, but for 50 million Americans, the pain is chronic. Pain management specialist, Kutaiba Tabbaa, MD, talks about headaches, back and knee pain, cancer and diabetes-related pain. He explains why a team approach and a motivated patient offer the best opportunity to manage chronic pain. Plus, some promising new therapies are on the horizon.
Sex Isn’t Supposed to Hurt & Other Facts About Women’s Sexual Health
What happens when a woman’s body changes as a result of aging or pregnancy and childbirth? What’s the impact on her sex life and what options exist for treatment? Jean Marino, CNP, a female sexual health expert, explores these and other questions and others to break down the myths and share the latest science. There are a variety of treatments for arousal, desire and continuing a healthy sex life after menopause.
True or False? Common Pregnancy Myths
When you’re pregnant, especially for the first time, it’s hard to make sense of all the advice out there. You want to do everything right for the health of your baby, but you also want to counterbalance friends and family members who may be quick with advice or guidance. Should you really avoid hot tubs when you’re pregnant? What about exercise or coloring your hair? Certified Nurse Midwife, Pamela Hetrick has all the answers, and explains what is true and when to have a good laugh.
Are Vitamins and Supplements Necessary or a Waste of Money? It Depends.
Almost one in every three Americans takes a multivitamin. But why? In many cases, nutrients from multivitamins are covered by a healthy daily diet. For some, vitamins and supplements are beneficial. But how do you know if you really need vitamin B, C or D? Or if fish oil or turmeric are right for you? Naturopathic doctor with UH Connor Whole Health, Dr. Jacob Wolf has the answers and helps you do your homework before buying a bottle of pills.
We Can Change Our Dreams: The Science of Sleep
Babies dream more than adults. Waking up during sleep impacts whether a dream is remembered – and some people remember them while others don’t. Does that mean anything? Why are we ‘paralyzed’ while we dream? What does research say about the impact of supplements? Behavioral sleep medicine expert and licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Carolyn Ievers-Landis, PhD has the answers and also examines our ability to control our dreams and get rid of our nightmares.