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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.
Is the convenience of WiFi worth the risks? Find out what new research is suggesting about the safety and hazards of WiFi. WIFI is fun, easy, convenient and... dangerous? Sure, it makes your life ten times easier. But is the convenience of WiFi worth the risks? Scientists are re-investigating this convenient connection from a different light. Find out what they are saying about the safety and/or hazard of WiFi. It might be time to plug back in the hard way.
Learn how to prevent and stop tantrum behavior once and for all.Does you child throw tantrums? So many children do; it wouldn't be surprising if your kid was one of them! There are many reasons that they do it. It might be just communication frustration, or it could be something more. Whatever the reason, tantrums can be one of the most disturbing, frustrating, and tear-your-hair-out moments of parenting. So what is a parent to do? Join special guest, Dr. Melissa Arca, for her best advice on controlling the tantrum midstream... or better yet, stopping them before they start.
Computed tomography (CT) scans are increasingly used in children. But are there potential risks for your little ones? There has been a significant increase in the number of computed tomography (CT) scans being performed on children. But do parents really know the potential risks involved in the procedure? There are so many questions to consider before you allow this scan, and our special guest, Dr. Jack Percelay, is here to answer all of them. For instance, what kinds of injuries or emergencies are CT scans really used for in children? Is the increase in use due to parents requesting CT scans, or is it something the doctor recommends? Does fear of internal injury when your child gets a bump on the head cause you to pause at the thought of a CT scan? Don't miss this informative interview, especially if your little one is prone to bumps and bruises!
Exercising outside in the summer months can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be dangerous.Exercising outside in the summer months can be fun and rewarding. It can also be hot and potentially dangerous. There are many ways to workout outside but keep cool and get a great workout at the same time. Fitness expert and personal trainer, Neal Pire, shares the best ways to take your workout out of doors and still keep it cool, as well as important safety precautions for working out in the hot summer months.
You CAN be your own best trainer. Learn how to "Train Your Body" to get into the best shape of your life.Motivation is one of the hardest parts when you're trying to climb on the exercise wagon. Self motivation can be even harder. But you CAN be your own best trainer, if you learn the right techniques for keeping yourself motivated and getting on a great routine. With our help, you can get the results you have been looking for. Neal Pire, one of ACSM's best experts, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to help you motivate and perform to your fullest potential.
Are you bored with your strength routine? Check out these new fitness apps to go with the latest strength training techniques.Strength training has evolved over the years to include so many facets. Bands, weights, dumbbells, tubing, and all manner of equipment have now become the ways to work that strength training into your routine and keep it from becoming boring. But, it can be confusing to a newcomer on how to use all these things and get results. Special guest, Brian Housle, shares some of the newest strength training techniques and the fitness apps to go with them.
Do you know your "perfect weight"? Learn the secrets to getting there - and staying there.Do you know what your perfect weight is? Even if you knew, would you be able to get there? Exercises of a certain type can be ideal for getting to that perfect weight and maintaining it for the long run. Listen as one of ACSMs great experts, Brian Housle, helps get you to the weight you want to be and help you stay there.
Grains are supposed to be good for you. But with new research and the "gluten-free" craze, might that be a myth?It is generally thought that grains are good for you. They reduce heart disease and are loaded with fiber. Unfortunately, many people are becoming aware of a sensitivity to grains, especially gluten. This is especially evident in all of the gluten-free choices -- from products on store shelves to menus in restaurants. Some experts say grains are linked to inflammation in the body, and as a result can be dangerous for your skin, teeth, digestive system and even your joints. So should you go grain free? Special guest, Dr. Joseph Mercola, helps you answer that very question in this eye-opening interview.
Obesity is evident more than ever in the U.S. But could medications be contributing to the problem?Obesity is a problem more than ever in the U.S. But could medications be contributing to the problem? A whopping 70% of Americans are overweight. This can lead to weight-related conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even depression. Unfortunately, some of the drugs that are used to treat these conditions can lead to weight gain. So what is a person to do? Which drugs should you try to avoid if you're concerned about your weight? In this interview, special guest, "The Herbalist," David Foreman, shares some important information regarding this topic.
Even though you may have put the memories of bullies behind you, they may still be present in your adult life.Is life just a continuation of high school drama? Even though you may have put the memories of bullies behind you, they may still be present in your adult life. You would presume that with maturity, people would outgrow the need to intimidate others. Moreover, you would think that adults are better able to cope with such tactics. But this isn't necessarily true. An adult bully's MO is to target people who the bully feels threatened by. Children tend to resort to physical violence or name-calling, while adult bullies gear towards emotional or psychological abuse. Dr. Raj, MD, MS, who is double board-certified in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine and an esteemed author, defines adult bullying and how to recognize if you are being bullied. He also provides solutions for you to remove yourself from a toxic relationship or environment.
Everyone wants intense, satisfying and heart-racing sex. But if your sex life is bad, how much blame do you put on your male partner?Everyone wants intense, satisfying and heart-racing sex. But if your sex life is bad, how much blame do you put on your male partner? It's true, women can be unpredictable in the bedroom and each woman's desires seem to be unique to another. There is a spectrum of female lovers just as there is of men. Many guys just need to be told what you like. Men often fail at "performing," but women often ironically fail to communicate what they want. Aren't women supposed to be the communicative ones? Still, there are common mistakes men make in the bedroom that often can be improved or avoided. For example, women notoriously like to take their time, while men often enjoy speeding things up -- as if it were a race. Clinical Sexologist Dr. Ava Cadell, PhD, DHS, provides "under the covers" information on why men can be bad sexual partners, how to improve your sex life and how you can effectively communicate any issues.
Working out at home is convenient and cost efficient, but you still need to know how to safely perform the proper exercises.Do you have a gym phobia or are simply too busy to go to the gym? No Problem! You can effectively sweat it out at home with quick but thorough workouts. Working out at home is convenient and cost efficient, but you still need to know how to safely perform the proper exercises. What are the five items and essential steps you need to see your body transform? Celebrity personal trainer, Joel Harper, shares simple exercises and tips that produce immediate results without needing a gym, all in the comfort of your own home.
Since the pill is not 100% effective and does carry some risks, what are the guidelines, side effects and exceptions for emergency contraceptives?The emergency contraceptive, Plan B One-Step, also known as "the morning-after pill," was approved by the FDA on July 13, 2009. In April 2013, a federal judge ordered the FDA to allow emergency contraception to be sold over-the-counter, lifting all age limitations. There are nearly two dozen brands of emergency contraception in the United States today. The FDA-approved generic alternative to Plan B One-Step is Next Choice One Dose. So does Next Choice have different purchasing requirements than Plan B? The morning-after pill only requires you to swallow one pill, which you should take as soon as possible. Even though the drug's slogan is, "the morning-after" pill, that doesn't mean you should wait until the next morning to take it. The manufacturer suggests taking the pill within 72 hours of contraceptive failure or unprotected sex. Although, the sooner you take it, the more effective. It is important to note that the pill is not 100% effective and does carry some risks. Not only that, but emergency contraceptives should not encourage irresponsible sexual behavior. Is this putting young women who need guidance in danger? Harvard-trained special guest, Dr. Sara Gottfried, OB/GYN, MD, explains the guidelines, side effects, exceptions and cost for emergency contraceptives.
Myth: Diet Soda just as harmful to teeth as regular soda.Recent news stories and articles have come out saying that diet soda is just as bad for your teeth as regular soda. Sources have even been comparing it to the damages that the drug crack coccaine does! Just like everything we eat or drink, we must remember to always consume in moderation. When do we know that we are at risk for dental damage and, is diet soda just as bad for us as regular soda, juice and sports drinks? Dental health expert, Dr. John Redd, DMD, explains the damage soda can cause to your teeth, as well as whether or not the study attests to all diet/regular sodas and simple prevention tips.
Insomnia turning into a nightly routine? Scientists believe that a new drug, DORA-22, could be the answer to your sleepless nights.Tossing and turning, countless sleep remedies that never seem to work, watching the clock pass hour by hour... is insomnia turning into a nightly routine? You're not alone. Recent research shows that 10-15% of Americans chronically struggle with falling and staying asleep. Many people turn to sleep aids for relief, but these drugs have the risk of addiction, sleepwalking, sleep eating and immediate impairment of memory. Americans spend around $14 billion annually on sleep aids; the two most common are Ambien and Lunesta. However, these inhibitors have given doctors new reasons to create a safer drug that causes no side effects. Enter DORA-22, a sleeping aid still in the infancy stages of research that focuses more on orexin, a neurotransmitter that regulates wakefulness, appetite and arousal. DORA-22 differs from the drugs used in Ambien and Lunesta that concentrate on GABA, the neurotransmitter that involves mood, cognition and muscle tone. Even though DORA-22 hasn't been tested on humans yet, scientists have conducted research on animals and have strong belief that this could be the answer to your sleepless nights. Dr. Shelby Harris, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders center and an assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine discusses the new sleeping pill that promises no side effects.