Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Students, administrators and academic researchers demonstrate the value of learning music in school as they show improvements in English and Math test scores, class attendance rates, cognitive development, self-esteem and the ability to work with others. Featured are Francisco Escobedo, the superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District; UC San Diego cognitive scientists Terry Jernigan and John Iversen; and young musicians participating in the Community Opus Project, an in-school and after school music program led by Dalouge Smith, the president and CEO of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.
In the wilderness there is an obvious danger of being bitten by snakes, insects and arthropods. Dr. Susanne Spano offers advice on what to do in case you meet are bitten by a venomous creature far from medical help. Recorded on 05/24/2017.
Why do we sleep and how does it affect our bodies? Jose S. Loredo, MD, MS, MPH, FCCP, FAASM shares how you can get better sleep and how sleep changes as we age.
People who are homeless use the most expensive parts of the healthcare system. Dr. Margot Kushel looks at older homeless adults and how the healthcare system can better care for them. Living on the street contributes to premature aging; many homeless people in their 50s have physical and cognitive disabilities more commonly seen in people in their 70s or 80s.
There are obvious challenges with skill practice in medical education. Dr. Sandrijn van Schaik looks at how simulation is used and its limits and challenges. Recorded on 11/15/2017.
When you are feeling dizzy and falling how do you get an accurate diagnosis of the root cause? Kimberley Bell, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Vestibular Expert who specializes in treating patients with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and unexplained repeated falls. She shares the typical symptoms to make note of and share with your doctor as well as treatment options.