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The WELLcast is an ongoing series of podcasts presented by experts in pediatrics, family medicine, mental health, dermatology and more. Each 10-minute audio segment features practical and useful health and wellness advice. Everything from how to live a less stressful, more mindful life to talking to children or parents about sensitive subjects, you’ll find valuable health information here.

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The WELLcast is an ongoing series of podcasts presented by experts in pediatrics, family medicine, mental health, dermatology and more. Each 10-minute audio segment features practical and useful health and wellness advice. Everything from how to live a less stressful, more mindful life to talking to children or parents about sensitive subjects, you’ll find valuable health information here.

    Nootropics: Performance Enhancing Drugs for the Brain or Snake Oil?

    Nootropics: Performance Enhancing Drugs for the Brain or Snake Oil?

    Nootropics also known as smart drugs and cognitive enhancers are drugs, supplements, and other substances that improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation in healthy individuals.

    Similar to the use of PEDs in athletics, the use of cognition-enhancing drugs by healthy individuals in the absence of a medical indication is one of the most debated topics among neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and physicians.

    In this interesting segment,  Jesse Corry, MD., explains what you need to know about the risks and benefits of using Nootropics.

    Coping with Tragedies in The Media

    Coping with Tragedies in The Media

    Parents and children learning about tragedies that are all over the media may find it difficult to discuss and process. Many young people likely hear about these attacks through social media and have formed opinions, impressions and questions. This can leave parents and other adults struggling with what to say and share amid the frightening news.

    Here to speak with us about coping with tragedies and how to speak with your children about them is Dr. Ethan McCallum, he is a licensed psychologist at Allina Health Hopkins Clinic.

    Your Brain 101: Social Media and the Brain – Is It Addiction or Just Good Marketing?

    Your Brain 101: Social Media and the Brain – Is It Addiction or Just Good Marketing?

    Have you ever felt a sense of unease if you weren't able to check your phone regularly? Or had a little burst of pleasure when friends and colleagues "liked" something you posted online? How and why you feel that way is no accident.

    Here to talk with us about brain hacking is Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist at Allina Health's United Hospital.

    Falls Prevention: How You Can Avoid a Fall

    Falls Prevention: How You Can Avoid a Fall

    Falls are not a normal part of aging, yet one out of every four adults age 65 and older falls every year, and most have significant health and lifestyle consequences as a result. The good news is, falls can be prevented.

    Listen to this important segment as Chris Wellner, PT, shares the most common dangers and some of the best tips and advice to prevent falls if you're found to be at high risk.

    Advanced Technologies to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

    Advanced Technologies to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

    Robotics and advanced technology are transforming treatment and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries, strokes and other neurological conditions. Today, there is hope for a much fuller recovery and a much brighter future following these devastating conditions.

    In this segment of The Wellcast, we hear from two physical therapists from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis to tell us more. Brian LeLoup, PT, is director of Sub-Acute Services, and Jeanne Olson, PT, is rehabilitation services manager for Activity Based Locomotor Exercise, Aquatics and Fitness.

    What is Oral Allergy Syndrome?

    What is Oral Allergy Syndrome?

    Many people have a food intolerance. This term refers to heartburn, cramps, belly pain, or diarrhea that can occur after they eat certain foods. However, if you feel things such as an itchy mouth after taking a bite from an apple, you might have symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome, also known as pollen-food syndrome.

    In this segment, is Dr. Kenneth Johns joins the show to discuss oral allergy syndrome and how by identifying the triggers, you can prevent further problems, and how careful management of diet can ensure that people with the syndrome can lead otherwise normal lives.

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