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Sound Medicine Radio Hour

Sound Medicine Radio Hour

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Sound Medicine Radio Hour
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Every week rely on authoritative reporting and insightful interviews illuminating the latest medical research and health-related headlines heard on public radio. Your host Barbara Lewis provides in-depth, accurate and actionable information. You’ll find field reports, stories, in-studio newsmakers, personal essays, and quirky information about health and medicine you can't find anywhere else.

Latest Episodes

Precision Medicine, An Update From The VA, and More: Full Show, April 26, 2015

In this final episode of the Sound Medicine Radio Hour: We tailor glasses to your eyes and blood transfusions to your blood type, so why isn't more of medicine specific to the patient receiving treatment? We hear from Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute on how the new Precision Medicine Initiative plans to use the power of genetic sequencing to develop innovative treatments for cancer and other diseases. We check in with the director of a VA hospital to learn

52 MIN2015 APR 25
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Precision Medicine, An Update From The VA, and More: Full Show, April 26, 2015

Transgender Kids, Anesthesiologists, And More: Full Show, April 19, 2014

Patients with cancer answer the question: how should doctors deliver news of a terminal diagnosis? A new study provides evidence that young children who identify as transgender aren't "faking it" or "just tomboys." We learn how and when to use the portable defibrillators that are being placed in public spaces. And we'll hear from the other doctor in the operating room, the anesthesiologist.

52 MIN2015 APR 18
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Transgender Kids, Anesthesiologists, And More: Full Show, April 19, 2014

Treating PTSD With Eye Movements, Antibiotic Resistance in Brazil, and More: Full Show, 4-12-2015

This week on Sound Medicine: Making the workplace more welcoming for young people with disabilities, report from Brazil on why easy access to antibiotics could cause worldwide problems, and h ow direct access to your x-ray or MRI might change your conversation with your doctor. Plus, we discuss the despair and peace that comes with long-term chronic illness.

52 MIN2015 APR 11
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Treating PTSD With Eye Movements, Antibiotic Resistance in Brazil, and More: Full Show, 4-12-2015

Hormone-Disrupting Plastics, Genetics Testing For Life Insurance, and More: Full Show April 5, 2015

52 MIN2015 APR 7
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Hormone-Disrupting Plastics, Genetics Testing For Life Insurance, and More: Full Show April 5, 2015

Rethinking Gym Class, Doctors Googling Patients, And More: Full Show, March 29, 2015

This week on the Sound Medicine radio show, could schools' fear of litigation be keeping your kids from getting more out of gym class? National guidelines recommend 60 minutes of exercise a day for children and teens, but our guest Dr. Greg Myer says more thinking needs to go into quality of exercise, rather than the quantity. We learn about new ways doctors and nurses are helping patients with multiple illnesses manage their care with fewer hospitalizations. Plus, genetic counselor Dr. Maria

52 MIN2015 MAR 28
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Rethinking Gym Class, Doctors Googling Patients, And More: Full Show, March 29, 2015

Where We Stand With Cancer: Full Show, March 22, 2015

This week, Sound Medicine presents a full hour of conversations and stories about cancer. We hear from Larry Einhorn , the doctor who discovered the cure for testicular cancer, and his first patient. We visit the world's only repository of healthy breast tissue , and we learn how researchers are "training" the body's immune system to fight cancer. Plus, why treatment for a rare cancer can be so frustrating and lonely- even with access to the latest technologies and therapies: the latest

52 MIN2015 MAR 21
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Where We Stand With Cancer: Full Show, March 22, 2015

Out Chasing Storms, A Doctor Rediscovered The Mission Of Medicine

Dr. Jason Persoff has logged over 4,000 miles chasing storms, and he says it’s a spiritual experience. He never expected his hobby to reconnect him with his passion for medicine. In his normal life, Persoff is an internist at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, where he treats patients who have smoked too much marijuana , among other daily duties. But every spring, he packs his camera and follows storms around the United States. Persoff’s two worlds collided in on May 22, 2011. Persoff

11 MIN2015 MAR 18
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Out Chasing Storms, A Doctor Rediscovered The Mission Of Medicine

A Storm-Chasing Doctor, An Overdose Antidote, King v. Burwell And More: Full Show, March 15, 2015

This week on Sound Medicine, we sit down with policy analyst Aaron Carroll to decipher the latest Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act. We learn some tips for preparing for the dreaded colonoscopy. And we hear from hospitalist and storm-chaser Jason Persoff, who treated survivors of the devastating EF-5 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Plus, field producer Andrea Muraskin has a story of the ground-swell building around a life-saving drug that can reverse a heroin overdose

52 MIN2015 MAR 14
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A Storm-Chasing Doctor, An Overdose Antidote, King v. Burwell And More: Full Show, March 15, 2015

Yoga For Bhutanese Refugees, Medical Mistakes, And More: Full Show, March 8, 2015

This week's show features a ProPublica report on what happens after medical errors, and why the medical device tax is so controversial. Plus: how a rice byproduct is being tested as a way to prevent malnutrition in babies; help for refugees with mental health issues; and how getting rid of clutter could benefit your health. (Hint: it's never really about the stuff).

52 MIN2015 MAR 7
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Yoga For Bhutanese Refugees, Medical Mistakes, And More: Full Show, March 8, 2015

When It Comes To Medical Mistakes, Disclosure And Apologies Are Rare

Have you ever been injured, infected, or otherwise harmed by a medical mistake? If so, your story may be more common than you think. Recently, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine analyzed responses from 236 patients who had completed Pro Publica's Patient Harm Questionnaire , and published their findings in the journal Patient Safety . They found that only nine percent of respondents said a medical facility disclosed the harm, and only 11 percent reported that a health provider

7 MIN2015 MAR 7
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When It Comes To Medical Mistakes, Disclosure And Apologies Are Rare

Latest Episodes

Precision Medicine, An Update From The VA, and More: Full Show, April 26, 2015

In this final episode of the Sound Medicine Radio Hour: We tailor glasses to your eyes and blood transfusions to your blood type, so why isn't more of medicine specific to the patient receiving treatment? We hear from Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute on how the new Precision Medicine Initiative plans to use the power of genetic sequencing to develop innovative treatments for cancer and other diseases. We check in with the director of a VA hospital to learn

52 MIN2015 APR 25
Comments
Precision Medicine, An Update From The VA, and More: Full Show, April 26, 2015

Transgender Kids, Anesthesiologists, And More: Full Show, April 19, 2014

Patients with cancer answer the question: how should doctors deliver news of a terminal diagnosis? A new study provides evidence that young children who identify as transgender aren't "faking it" or "just tomboys." We learn how and when to use the portable defibrillators that are being placed in public spaces. And we'll hear from the other doctor in the operating room, the anesthesiologist.

52 MIN2015 APR 18
Comments
Transgender Kids, Anesthesiologists, And More: Full Show, April 19, 2014

Treating PTSD With Eye Movements, Antibiotic Resistance in Brazil, and More: Full Show, 4-12-2015

This week on Sound Medicine: Making the workplace more welcoming for young people with disabilities, report from Brazil on why easy access to antibiotics could cause worldwide problems, and h ow direct access to your x-ray or MRI might change your conversation with your doctor. Plus, we discuss the despair and peace that comes with long-term chronic illness.

52 MIN2015 APR 11
Comments
Treating PTSD With Eye Movements, Antibiotic Resistance in Brazil, and More: Full Show, 4-12-2015

Hormone-Disrupting Plastics, Genetics Testing For Life Insurance, and More: Full Show April 5, 2015

52 MIN2015 APR 7
Comments
Hormone-Disrupting Plastics, Genetics Testing For Life Insurance, and More: Full Show April 5, 2015

Rethinking Gym Class, Doctors Googling Patients, And More: Full Show, March 29, 2015

This week on the Sound Medicine radio show, could schools' fear of litigation be keeping your kids from getting more out of gym class? National guidelines recommend 60 minutes of exercise a day for children and teens, but our guest Dr. Greg Myer says more thinking needs to go into quality of exercise, rather than the quantity. We learn about new ways doctors and nurses are helping patients with multiple illnesses manage their care with fewer hospitalizations. Plus, genetic counselor Dr. Maria

52 MIN2015 MAR 28
Comments
Rethinking Gym Class, Doctors Googling Patients, And More: Full Show, March 29, 2015

Where We Stand With Cancer: Full Show, March 22, 2015

This week, Sound Medicine presents a full hour of conversations and stories about cancer. We hear from Larry Einhorn , the doctor who discovered the cure for testicular cancer, and his first patient. We visit the world's only repository of healthy breast tissue , and we learn how researchers are "training" the body's immune system to fight cancer. Plus, why treatment for a rare cancer can be so frustrating and lonely- even with access to the latest technologies and therapies: the latest

52 MIN2015 MAR 21
Comments
Where We Stand With Cancer: Full Show, March 22, 2015

Out Chasing Storms, A Doctor Rediscovered The Mission Of Medicine

Dr. Jason Persoff has logged over 4,000 miles chasing storms, and he says it’s a spiritual experience. He never expected his hobby to reconnect him with his passion for medicine. In his normal life, Persoff is an internist at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, where he treats patients who have smoked too much marijuana , among other daily duties. But every spring, he packs his camera and follows storms around the United States. Persoff’s two worlds collided in on May 22, 2011. Persoff

11 MIN2015 MAR 18
Comments
Out Chasing Storms, A Doctor Rediscovered The Mission Of Medicine

A Storm-Chasing Doctor, An Overdose Antidote, King v. Burwell And More: Full Show, March 15, 2015

This week on Sound Medicine, we sit down with policy analyst Aaron Carroll to decipher the latest Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act. We learn some tips for preparing for the dreaded colonoscopy. And we hear from hospitalist and storm-chaser Jason Persoff, who treated survivors of the devastating EF-5 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Plus, field producer Andrea Muraskin has a story of the ground-swell building around a life-saving drug that can reverse a heroin overdose

52 MIN2015 MAR 14
Comments
A Storm-Chasing Doctor, An Overdose Antidote, King v. Burwell And More: Full Show, March 15, 2015

Yoga For Bhutanese Refugees, Medical Mistakes, And More: Full Show, March 8, 2015

This week's show features a ProPublica report on what happens after medical errors, and why the medical device tax is so controversial. Plus: how a rice byproduct is being tested as a way to prevent malnutrition in babies; help for refugees with mental health issues; and how getting rid of clutter could benefit your health. (Hint: it's never really about the stuff).

52 MIN2015 MAR 7
Comments
Yoga For Bhutanese Refugees, Medical Mistakes, And More: Full Show, March 8, 2015

When It Comes To Medical Mistakes, Disclosure And Apologies Are Rare

Have you ever been injured, infected, or otherwise harmed by a medical mistake? If so, your story may be more common than you think. Recently, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine analyzed responses from 236 patients who had completed Pro Publica's Patient Harm Questionnaire , and published their findings in the journal Patient Safety . They found that only nine percent of respondents said a medical facility disclosed the harm, and only 11 percent reported that a health provider

7 MIN2015 MAR 7
Comments
When It Comes To Medical Mistakes, Disclosure And Apologies Are Rare