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Summary: RadioMD’s “talking” Health A-Z Interviews with experts in the world of health, including world-renowned physicians, authors and celebrities in every area of health, wellness, fitness and medicine. Learn the best ways to stay fit, stay healthy and stay well.
Why are there measles outbreaks and how can they be prevented?Measles can lead to hospitalization and death. Vaccination is the best preventative measure that can be taken to prevent spread of measles. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor It was declared as being eliminated in the United States in 2000. It was no longer circulating. Cases that appeared after 2000 were imported. Vaccination rates dipped, leading to outbreaks. A 95 percent vaccination rate in a community supports herd immunity. Measles is extremely contagious. If you’re prone to the disease, you can contract it from across a room. It can stay in the room up to two hours after an infected person has left. Public health authorities are great about tracking outbreaks. Listen as Dr. Sean O’Leary joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss measles, vaccinations and how they protect your child and others in the community. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. Some cancers are rising dramatically in millennials. 36% of kids age 12-19 are now obese. FDA warns about a rare breast cancer in women who have had breast implants. Aging African American population faces a double whammy -- health and financial troubles. Depression pushes teens to social media -- not the other way around (but it doesn't help). Having more education doesn't slow the effects of dementia. Exercise helps you make healthy food choices. Which frozen veggies are the most nutritious? Global suicides have declined by a third since 1990, but have increased in the U.S. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! 5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Memory
Dr. N. Scott Litofsky discusses his research and how over-the-counter, readily available supplements may be able to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment.In 2018, former U.S. senator John McCain died from glioblastoma, a very aggressive type of brain cancer. While it doesn't travel to other parts of the body, this cancer can rapidly grow between brain cells, killing the majority of people who have it. But, thanks to developments in chemotherapy, about 48% of people with glioblastoma now live for about two years and 15% live for about five years--doubling the life expectancy from 20 years ago. Now one doctor is finding another way to extend the lives of these people. Dr. N. Scott Litofsky discusses his research and how over-the-counter, readily available supplements may be able to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment. A pilot study revealed that common antioxidants, such as melatonin, vitamin D3 and alpha-lipoic acid, may be able to slow cancer cell growth. Learn more about why brain cancer is on the rise, and how this type of therapy can help treat it. Bonus Surprising Reasons to Take Aspirin (And When to Skip It)
Make the most of your dates to find your mate.What conversations should you have with your potential mate to know your love will last a lifetime? If conversations start out harsh, the relationship will often break down into loneliness and unhappiness for both parties. Conversations where each partner discusses the positive things they need tend to go smoother. You don’t have to hook up with your clone. In fact, someone a little different from you makes it interesting. You can learn from each other. Here are the topics that make a date easy and enjoyable, while giving you the information you seek quickly: Trust Conflict Sex and intimacy Work and money Family and children Fun and adventure Sacred beliefs and values Dreams for life Discussing the history, experiences and preferences with each of these topics will help both of you see if this is a relationship worth pursuing. Listen as Dr. John Gottman joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to have the conversations for a lasting love.
Dr. Friedman shares why so many people have unhealthy guts and what we can do to achieve optimal health.The gut is often referred to as the "second brain," because it has its own enteric nervous system that works independently of the cerebrum. The gut helps in our decision making, hence the term “trust your gut” and “what’s your gut instinct telling you?” People think that love begins in the heart, but actually, it’s in the gut. This is why you get butterflies in your stomach when you fall in love. Scientists used to believe our emotions originated in the brain but new research shows it may actually come from the gut. Think about that. If you were to hear bad news that a family member was just in a severe car accident, where would you feel pain? Immediately in your gut. This is where the term “gut-wrenching news” comes from. If you are afraid of heights and you look out of a high-rise building window, you’d feel it in your gut. The digestive tract controls our personality, mood, and even our hormones. So, what’s the magical Oz behind the curtain that has so much control over our body? It’s called the microbiome, a group of good microorganisms that live in our gut. When they don’t function properly, this can lead to food intolerance, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disease, depression, thyroid disease and even cancer. In this episode, Dr. Friedman shares why so many people have unhealthy guts and what we can do to achieve optimal health. --- To stay up to date with Dr. Friedman’s latest articles, videos and interviews, go to DrDavidFriedman.com. You can follow him on social media: Twitter and Facebook: @DrDavidFriedman Instagram: @DrDFriedman
Your older child is gearing up for spring break. Make sure they stay safe.Spring break is around the corner. How can you keep your kid safe? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor For the college-age student, keep communication open. Arm them with information before they head out for spring break with their friends. Encourage them to set their party limits before they step out the door. They should have two forms of contraception on hand. Recommend they plan for a designated driver or ride share instead of driving under the influence. Urge caution while drinking to avoid those with bad intentions. As a parent, you have to trust them to be responsible. Having open conversations before they leave and staying available in case they need you are the best ways to get through spring break while they’re out in the world. Listen as Dr. Joanna Dolgoff joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss spring break safety for older children. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. Dementia linked to the "bugs" in your gut. Mushrooms are one of the healthiest, low-calorie foods you can eat. More than half of American adults have unhealthy hearts. Fruit juices for kids and adults may contain lead and arsenic. One-third of Americans are sleep deprived. Would you consider AI devices in your bedroom if they helped you sleep better? Plus so much MORE... Bonus! Natural Ways to Ease Menopause Symptoms
Author Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that reading aloud has innumerable emotional health benefits.In a technology-obsessed society, how can you slow down, be present and regain your focus? In her book The Enchanted House: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction, author Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that reading aloud has innumerable emotional health benefits that can improve the lives of both the reader and the listener. Gurdon says if there's one sacrifice to make for the people in your life, make it this—turn off your phone, pick up a book and read aloud to your loved ones. However, it's not just children who benefit from hearing stories. Gurdon explains that reading to adult patients in hospitals and even dogs can bring comfort, strengthen relationships and deepen intellect. Bonus Get Better Sleep and 5 More Ways to Help Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Men can navigate the modern landscape of relationships.The modern man can redefine himself. “Man up” no longer applies, because men’s roles have changed over the past century. Men need to create safe spaces in their relationships. Communication is key. They also need to practice self-care and express their feelings to their partners. The journey of manhood doesn’t end. You can be any man you want as long as you stick to your truth. Listen as John Kim joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how men can embrace manhood while maintaining integrity.
How you respond to life's many challenges makes all the difference in how you feel, now and in the future.We’ve all felt anxious, sad, grief-stricken, stressed, angry, or hopeless at some point in life. It’s perfectly normal to go through emotional crises or have periods when you feel panicked or out of sorts. But, it’s how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel... not just immediately, but also in the long run. Renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen understands how critical it is for you to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. He joins Dr. Friedman to discuss his newest book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last: Unlock Your Brain’s Healing Potential to Overcome Negativity, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, and Trauma, where you’ll discover new, powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger -- strengthening your resilience and giving you joy and purpose for a lifetime.
Herbal supplements worked for your friend's kid, but should you give them to your child?Parents want to help kids feel great. Many look to herbal supplements to aid health and performance. How do you know these supplements are safe? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor First, the health supplement industry is not regulated. They could potentially be contaminated with something unsafe. There can also be potency irregularities on the shelf. However, many companies self regulate. Check the label for evidence of screening by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). This means it isn’t contaminated and potency matches the label. Additionally, tell your providers what products you’re giving your child. Some herbal products react poorly to medications. Your provider can prescribe medications with full awareness of your child’s supplements. A healthy diet and enough sleep go a long way to support your child’s wellness. For children on antibiotics, probiotics can nurture good bacteria. Start probiotics at the same time you begin antibiotic treatment. Zinc reduces the duration of respiratory symptoms by three to four days. Start zinc within 24 to 48 hours of the start of infection. It can cause the loss of a sense of smell in some people, so zinc supplements are not recommended on a regular basis. Fish oils or omega-3s are often lacking in the foods we eat. They promote better mental health and can support efficacy of psychiatric medication. Be wary of anecdotal recommendations. Just because it worked for your friend doesn’t mean it will work for you. Listen as Dr. Cora Breuner joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss which supplements you can share with your child and when, and which supplements it’s better to avoid. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. Eating more fiber and whole grains leads to a 5-35% reduced risk of disease and death. Surprising way the lure of junk food. Fried food may be killing you. What's the worst variety? Dr. Mike provides the scoop. Can an hour of exercise prevent depression? Even 20 minutes can be helpful. Heart attack and stroke not only cost you money, but you lose earning potential going forward. Soluble fiber increases diabetes control. Acupressure good medicine for breast cancer survivors. New blood test that may predict Alzheimer's 16 years on advance. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! 10 Winter Skin Mistakes
Learn about health food trends that will emerge this year.Registered dietician and President of 80 Twenty Nutrition Christy Brissette reveals the health food trends that will emerge this year—and explains if they're actually healthy. Brissette predicts the biggest changes will come to meats and proteins. She expects a rise in popularity in plant-based proteins, especially those that are quick and easy to prepare such as pea protein. She also anticipates seeing more blended burgers in stores—patties that are mixed with mushrooms so that they use less red meat. This alternative can have fewer calories, less fat and help consumers reduce their risk of the diseases that are linked to red meat. Tune in to learn more about exciting options such as vitamin-enriched produce and low-FODMAP, easy-to-digest food products. Bonus Is There a Safe Amount of Alcohol?
What happens when you enter menopause?Women of a certain age go through a transition from child-bearing possibilities to menopause. Menopause is declared when one has gone a full year without a period. Menstrual irregularity is common, but when related to perimenopause it kicks in between age 35 and 60. Hot flashes, night sweats and sleeping disturbances are normal American female complaints during perimenopause. If it’s been a year since your last period and you experience vaginal bleeding, contact your gynecologist. Make sure you feel comfortable with your health care provider so you can discuss your menopausal concerns openly. Listen as Dr. Mary Jane Minkin joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss what to expect when you reach menopause.
Nutrition expert P.K. Newby debunks popular myths and food folklore.Whether sensational headlines from the latest study or anecdotes from celebrities and food bloggers, we're bombarded with "superfoods" and "best ever" diets promising to help us lose weight, fight disease, and live longer. At the same time, we live in an over-crowded food environment that makes it easy to eat, all the time. The result is an epidemic of chronic disease amidst a culture of nutrition confusion--and copious food choices that challenge everyday eaters just trying to get a healthy meal on the table. In her book, Food & Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know, Harvard- and Columbia-trained nutrition scientist Dr. P.K. Newby examines 134 stand-alone questions addressing "need to know" topics, including how what we eat affects our health and environment, from farm to fork, and why, when it comes to diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts-and one size doesn't fit all. Listen as Newby joins Dr. Friedman to debunk popular myths and food folklore, encouraging readers to "learn, unlearn, and relearn" the fundamentals of nutrition at the heart of a health-giving diet.