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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.
More and more women are dying from overdose due to prescription painkillers. Could you be at risk?A new report from the CDC shows that deaths among women from prescription painkiller overdoses are skyrocketing. Opiate overdose deaths among women spiked five-fold in the last decade, according to an analysis by the CDC. Our physician expert, Dr. Stephen Anderson, discusses why this is happening, how you or a loved one can help protect against overdose, and how you can recognize the signs when help may be needed.
Every year dozens of children die or are seriously injured from being left in a hot vehicle.Kids and hot cars are a deadly combination. Every year dozens of children across the country die or are seriously injured from heatstroke due to being left in a hot vehicle. There are additional risks for leaving your child alone in a car, especially when temperatures are extreme. Don't be foolish. In this segment, special guest Dr. Michael Gerardi shares the risk factors of leaving your children unattended, no matter their age, as well as how to protect them from heatstroke.
Dehydration often sneaks up on you. But it's more than just being thirsty; it can be deadly. Learn how to keep you and your loved ones healthy and hydrated.Dehydration often sneaks up on you. But it's more than just being thirsty; When you're dehydrated, it means that your body does not have the amount of fluids it should. This can range from mild to severe. When severe, it can be a life-threatening emergency. Dr. Gerardi will break down why you get dehydrated and what happens to your body when this happens, as well as important information to stay healthy and hydrated while in extreme heat or heavy exertion.
How prepared are you in regards to safety while traveling? Would you know what to do if you suffered an accident?Summer is a big time for family vacations. While these trips are meant to be fun and relaxing, you should also be aware of safety concerns. Lately there seems to be more news of plane crashes, train derailments, horrible car accidents, and even mishaps on the open seas. So, what can you do to help prevent potential accidents such as these? Dr. Bill Jaquis joins Dr. Leigh to provide you some solid safety tips when traveling with your family. Be prepared the next time you take that family vacation.
The research is pretty clear: conventional home air fresheners are not a safe option. Fortunately, alternatives exist that are much safer and just as effective.Is your home air freshener safe? Phthalates have been linked to a range of health problems, and many popular air fresheners are full of them. So, whenever you spray your home with an air freshener, you’re not only freshening up your home with your “scent-of-choice” - you’re also inhaling a potentially dangerous chemical that’s been linked to several diseases.
Learn how to control and cope with your own anger and help defuse others' anger as well.These days, it is expected that tragic news and potential stressful situations are around every corner. In the midst of this stress, anger and grief, how can you possibly cope with the impact of these sad and frustrating situations? In this segment, with special guest Dr. Jospeh Shrand, you’ll learn everyday strategies for defusing anger in yourself and others, also known as the "ticking time bomb."
PMS got you down? Lorna Vanderhaeghe joins Dr. Mike to discuss safe and effective remedies for PMS symptoms.Traditional medicine is not well equipped to treat PMS. There are no unique physical findings or lab tests to diagnose PMS and very few drugs that achieve consistent results without side effects. In this segment, Lorna Vanderhaeghe and Dr. Mike uncover a number of nutrients that address underlying deficiencies associated with premenstrual syndrome, as well as excess levels of prostaglandins, which have been linked to symptoms of PMS.
Low Energy and depressed mood could be signs of adrenal gland fatigue. Learn how you can reverse it and start feeling better today.Adrenal fatigue occurs when adrenal gland function becomes less than optimal – usually as a result of chronic stress. The consequences can be devastating, with symptoms ranging from low energy and depression to insomnia and weight gain. An estimated 80% of people experience adrenal fatigue and its physical symptoms at some point in their lives, with up to 20% experiencing persistent problems. Does this sound like you? Join guest, Lorna Vanderhaeghe, and Dr. Mike to learn what you can do to overcome this little-known condition.
Processed fructose is biologically connected to gout, high blood pressure and body fat.In 1980, the Seven Countries Study erroneously associated a high-fat diet with heart disease and ushered in the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet craze. Unfortunately, the prevalence of heart disease increased and remains our nation’s number one killer. Why? The answer is simple: fructose. Fructose, when stripped of natural fibers, is linked to gout, high blood pressure and obesity. Join Dr. Mike to learn how you can prevent processed fructose from damaging your health.
Can the nutrients in fresh juice give you as much get-up-and-go as a caffeinated energy drink?Some experts say that the nutrients found in fresh juice can give you as much get-up-and-go as an energy drink. But could it really be? Those same experts don't stop there. They believe juicing on a daily basis may help treat or prevent autoimmune disease, cancer and heart disease. Many people think juicing is for hippies, yuppies, or old folks with bowel issues, and that it's difficult to do and downright messy. Get that stereotype out of your mind. The question is this: should you replace your Monster, 5-Hour Energy or Mountain Dew with fresh juice? How about your triple espresso with rice milk and two pumps of vanilla?
New research suggests Down's Syndrome may be the first genetic disorder to respond to gene therapy in the womb.Could a cure for Down's Syndrome become a reality? New research suggests the disease may be the first genetic disorder to respond to gene therapy in the womb. Discover what scientists are now learning about Down's, and if a cure may be the next step.
Your digestive health is related to all your bodily systems. Now, research is suggesting it is linked to anxiety and depression as well.Your digestive health is related to all your bodily systems, including conditions like diabetes and autoimmune disease. Now, research at UCLA is suggesting your gut health could be a culprit in anxiety and depression as well. With all the depression medications out there, from Prozac to Paxil, could you be overlooking the simple solution? Perhaps it is time to look at gut bacteria more seriously in finding the underlying cause of anxiety and depression.
Do you believe that vaccinations have a part in the Autism epidemic?Do you believe that vaccinations have a part in the Autism epidemic? Controversial star Jenny McCarthy does, and she has made her opinion known very well in this matter. Not everyone agrees, however. The Canadian government and the pharmaceutical industry are apparently not happy with American television network ABC for adding McCarthy to their hit TV show, The View. McCarthy's stances on vaccination and childhood nutrition comes not only from her as a spokesperson, but also from her as a concerned mother. Some parents, especially those with autistic kids, might find more comfort in McCarthy's approach to addressing autism than the stiff confines of the pharmaceutical industry. But the bottom line is that you need to do what is best for you and your family. The best way to do that is to be informed and to make your OWN choice - not a choice based on a celebrity's opinion.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to everything from cardiovascular disease to depression. But what if your physician doesn't test you for it?Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to everything from cardiovascular disease to depression. But what if your physician doesn't test you for it? Or, what if you don't have the time to spend at the 2-3 doctor's appointments it may take to diagnose and treat the deficiency? You're in luck. A few symptoms and a low-cost blood test that you can get at the grocery store can diagnose vitamin D deficiency. Knowing if you need more of the vitamin can possibly improve both the quality and quantity of life. With this approach, you can save time and keep your money in your pocket.
Do you know the precautions you need to take if your kids are playing outside on a very hot day?What are the precautions you need to take if your kids are playing outside on a very hot day? If your child/teen has sports practice outside in hot weather, what are the recommendations for hydration, rest, emergency service availability, and rapid cool down? Does the coach know these procedures? And, as a parent, will you be called obnoxious if you ask the coach if they are aware of the special risks associated with kids and heat stress? Are there special considerations in place for any kid who has a special health care need, or for those who may not be in great physical condition? These questions and more are answered as Dr. Mark Halstead, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to make sure your children are safe in the summer heat... whether they are playing sports or just playing outside.