July 17, 2013
Cats may be cuddly, but a new study found that the bacteria found in their feces pose a threat to the mental and physical health of the nation. We’ll find out more on this hour of Wellness Wednesday. Plus, failed cancer drugs may have a promising future in Alzheimer’s treatment, and we’ll explore the power of music in reducing medical anxiety.
July 10, 2013
Sugar is sweet…until it makes you fat and ruins your complexion. This hour we’ll learn about a program to help detoxify the body and curb cravings. Then we’ll look at why prescription drug overdoses have skyrocketed in the last 10 years–especially among women. And we’ll discuss an online healthcare proxy platform helping with end-of-life plans.
June 19, 2013
Oral health is a strong indicator of overall health, but Ohio’s rural areas are facing a major dental shortage. This hour we’ll examine the disparity in dental care, access and explore a solution. We’ll also celebrate Pride Month, and talk to Columbus’ new LGBTQ Health Advocate. Then we’ll learn why a little altruism can keep your heart pumping.
May 8, 2013
Summer is almost here, and that means trips to the… hospital. Over 20 kids a day are seriously injured at theme parks. This hour, we’ll find out why. Then, new research shows that STDs scare teens more than cancer. We’ll find out what that means for the fight against HPV. Last, we’ll hear about the hurts-so-good power of stinging nettles.
May 1, 2013
On this hour of Wellness Wednesday, we’ll talk about the problem of stress–not as a symptom or disorder, but as an idea. Then, an exciting study recently found promising results in the treatment of a deadly disease: anorexia. And the Million Heart campaign is targeting heart attacks and strokes in America– we’ll tell you how to get involved.
April 17, 2013
This hour of Wellness Wednesday, we’ll talk to a Cleveland doctor who oversaw a 90 percent reduction in exam room bacteria. We’ll also hear from a health reporter about her latest articles on lullabies, organic food and more. Last, we’ll talk to our exercise expert whose new myth-busting book gives the skinny on running.
April 10, 2013
This hour of Wellness Wednesday will feature the latest news on the BRAIN initiative, which will seek to map the circuits of the human brain. Then we’ll learn about the connections between asthma and what you eat. We’ll also commemorate the first National Youth HIV/AIDS Day, and hear from a young man living with HIV.
April 3, 2013
This episode of Wellness Wednesday will feature new information correlating sunlight exposure and the prevalence of ADHD. We’ll also check in with two Ohio health professionals who are enrolling volunteers in an innovative cancer study. Last, we’ll talk about the success of teen mentors in childhood obesity prevention.
March 27, 2013
Smile! It will make you smarter. On this episode of Wellness Wednesday, we’ll examine new research that suggests that being in a good mood can improve decision-making and memory in older adults. We’ll also learn about the dangers of taking some medical studies too seriously. Last, we’ll hear how to get the most out of our workouts.
March 20, 2013
In this episode of Wellness Wednesday, we’ll hear shocking new research that shows how a bolt of electricity can improve creativity. We’ll also learn about Lynch Syndrome, an inherited cancer of the digestive tract. And finally, we’ll talk to the author of a book about the importance of a baby’s first three months of life, or “fourth trimester.”