May 14, 2014
Hepatitis C has now surpassed HIV as the top chronic infection leading to death. There are some new treatments, but they cost $1,000 per pill. This hour, we’ll talk about who’s getting treatment, who has to wait, and who’s paying the bill. We’ll also learn what local schools are doing to combat childhood obesity, and the latest nutrition tips.
May 7, 2014
Mother’s Day is Sunday; can we ever make up for the tantrums we threw at the dinner table? We’ll talk about how to feed the family and keep our sanity with solutions to common mealtime dilemmas. We’ll also learn about a new stroke therapy that is effective and fun, and can be done at home. Then it’s a look at multi-vitamins, DNA and more.
April 30, 2014
New babies are often referred to as “bundles of joy.” But not all new moms feel ecstatic; in fact almost 20% will experience postpartum depression. We’ll talk about how to prepare for the roller-coaster of life after birth. We’ll also get the latest on the FDA’s new e-cigarette regulations, and explore how exercise can delay Parkinson’s Disease.
April 23, 2014
Anyone who gave up sweets for Lent knows how tough it can be to forego sugar for a month. But how about for a whole year? We’ll talk to an author whose family did just that, and lived to write about it. We’ll also look at the new Chinese Herbal Medicine program at the Cleveland Clinic, and learn why old pills in a cabinet are a public health hazard
April 16, 2014
Negative weight training might sound like a theoretical physics term, but it’s a recent fitness trend that helps keep people fit for life. We’ll learn how weight lowering may be more important than lifting. Then we’ll get a peek at a new owner’s guide to the human brain, and an update on the mumps outbreak that has sickened over 200 people.
March 26, 2014
About 63 million Americans start the day with a cup of coffee, and most of them suffer no ill effects. But the caffeine in our beverages has real health consequences. This hour we’ll take a look at the US’s most popular and least regulated drug. Then we’ll see how cycling stacks up as a way to get fit, and get the latest on evidence-based medicine
March 19, 2014
You should take good care of your organs; they don’t grow on trees. Now, they grow in laboratories. This hour we’ll talk about how the field of regenerative medicine is giving patients a second chance. We’ll also learn how to cope with spring allergies as the weather warms, and get the latest on Obamacare as the enrollment deadline looms.
March 12, 2014
When you sit down to eat a meal, you’re not only eating the foods you’ve prepared, but some of the packaging they came in. This hour we’ll learn about the dangers of the plastics we ingest every day. We’ll also get the latest on the mumps outbreak at Ohio State and learn which fitness tracking devices are worth the money.
March 5, 2014
Look at the nutrition label on a pint of ice cream, and you’ll see it contains four servings. But has anyone eaten just one serving? This hour we’ll talk about the FDA’s new proposed food labels, which include more realistic serving size info, and a host of other changes. We’ll also learn about yoga as medicine, and how to communicate with an MD.
February 19, 2014
By now we all know we should hit the gym, but sometimes we’d rather visit a museum or see a concert by the river. Thanks to some innovative architects, Columbus residents don’t have to choose between physical and social wellness. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also look at a controversial new mammogram study, and get the latest nutrition news.