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Pilot results of a parent-implemented communication and positive behavior support intervention targeting young boys with fragile X syndrome. With Andrea McDuffie, PhD, CCP-SLP, Wendy Machalicek, PHD, BCBA-D and Ashley Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP.

Can steroid therapies drive you crazy? Two leading neuropsychiatrists share their dramatic and startling findings that yes, certain glucocorticoids such as prednisone can lead to erratic and self-destructive behavior, especially in women. Dr. Lewis Judd of UC San Diego and Dr. Sherwood Brown of the University of Texas, along with an international roster of co-authors, recently published this eye-opening research in The American Journal of Psychiatry and discuss their work here with Nick Binkley, President of the Diana Foundation. Recorded on 09/11/2014.

The latest national research on racial/ethnic disparities in health and healthcare of US children show great differences in medical and oral health, access to care and use of services. Glenn Flores, MD shares findings of studies demonstrating successful elimination of racial/ethnic health disparities in children.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects fifty percent of people age 65 and older. New information and new medications may seem like magical cure-alls but it is important to take a deeper look before making treatment decisions. Gregory Middleton, MD shares the symptoms and causes of OA, current treatments, and how to make informed choices about medications and disease management.

Carol L. Wagner, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, discusses how vitamin D status during pregnancy varies around the globe and the implications of maternal vitamin D deficiency for both the mother and her developing fetus. Recorded on 12/10/2014.

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, reviews new technology to monitor GI diseases, including mobile health applications, wearable biosensors, and social media.

Margaret Chesney, the Director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, explores how to recognize the signs of stress overload and strategies for managing it using integrative techniques. Recorded on 03/03/2015.
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