September 18, 2013
Glossy college brochures don’t include info on their binge drinking rates, but the NIH says alcohol abuse on campuses is costing us dollars and lives. We’ll look at how schools are curbing the trend. We’ll also take a look at the power of money to motivate good health habits, and the effect of the doctor shortage on the healthcare mandate.
September 4, 2013
Cap’n Crunch for lunch? Getting kids to eat vegetables is tough, but don’t throw in the dishtowel just yet! We’ll talk about how to get kids involved in preparing delicious healthy meals. Then it’s a look at the correlation between the bacteria in your gut and the size of your…rear end. And Obamacare and small businesses: what you need to know.
August 28, 2013
Circumcision is a delicate procedure, and a delicate topic. For some, it’s an important tradition; for others, a form of mutilation. This hour we’ll examine its declining rates in the US. We’ll also talk about a newly found interaction between our immune systems and our psychology, and get a guide to the health care exchange marketplace.
August 21, 2013
Kids are taught to share from an early age, but they should keep their germs to themselves. This hour we’ll learn why so many fall victim to the “back-to-school plague,” and how to stay healthy through the year. We’ll also discuss a vaccine that could help the 3.3 billion people at risk for malaria. And a look at how ObamaCare has already started.
August 7, 2013
African Americans make up 13% of the US population but 30% of the people waiting for organ donations. This hour we’ll discuss why the need for minority donors is so great. And some OSU scientists are fighting cancer one mile at a time. We’ll hear about their medical and bicycle training. Plus we’ll look at a new piece of the childhood cancer puzzle
July 31, 2013
Options for avoiding bugs may seem limited: Stay inside or submit to a panoply of dangerous chemicals. This hour we’ll learn which repellents are effective, and which do more harm than good. We’ll also hear from a doctor who says vitamins and supplements are costing Americans their money and health, and get the facts on Legionnaires’ Disease.
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.