Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Cancer screenings sometimes sound better than they are. Dr. George Sawaya explores the major goals of these screenings - balancing benefits, harms and costs. See which cancer screening are currently discouraged and which are recommended. Recorded on 03/15/2016.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. A panel of experts examines suicide among particular groups, and covers SAMHSA's suicide prevention efforts/resources (including SAMHSA's National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [telephone hotline] and Suicide Safe [a prevention app for health care providers]). They also discuss the treatment and support needed by individuals who have attempted suicide and their family members, as well as people in bereavement from suicide, as they find their own unique paths to recovery. The discussion highlights the role that peers can play in supporting people experiencing mental or substance use disorders and the family members of those who have attempted suicide, as well as include family-to-family support for those bereaved by suicide.
In recent years, we have increasingly heard about the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to find areas of the brain that may be associated with our thoughts and actions, such as when we are being deceptive, if we trust someone or are in love, or our religiosity. While this research has been very exciting, concerns were raised that there may be a fundamental flaw in how at least some of these studies were analyzed. Lisa Eyler, PhD explains the implications and meaning of these new concerns, and addresses some of the ethical implications for scientists and the general public.
Flavio Vincenti, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery, UCSF. Recorded on 06/03/2016.
An X-ray for a broken bone may have been your introduction to the world of radiology but did you know it is one of the most cutting-edge fields in medicine? From CT scans to ultrasounds, radiologists are studying the body in new ways to quickly diagnose and treat a myriad of conditions. Alexander Norbash, MD, MS, Professor and Chair of Radiology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine joins host David Granet, MD to discuss the changing role of the radiologist and how innovative techniques can impact your health.
Mobility is important for health. Learn about mobility, activity,function and falls and how these relate to health. Then explore ways to assess and improve your mobility with an activity plan. Recorded on 10/11/2016.