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Veterinarian Stress And Suicide

Radio Health Journal

Release Date: 08/22/2021

Kids’ Covid Vaccines: Fact and Fiction show art Kids’ Covid Vaccines: Fact and Fiction

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Covid-19 vaccines are now approved for children as young as 5, but while people are afraid of getting the vaccine themselves, they’re even more nervous about getting it for their children. Misinformation is accelerating against use of the vaccine in kids. Experts discuss and correct the most prevalent myths.

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Improving Vaccine Communication show art Improving Vaccine Communication

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The White House and many health officials have taken an aggressive approach to communicating the need for Covid-19 vaccines. Most people are prompted to get vaccinated by mandates and words that generate fear, but it’s clear that they backfire with a sizable minority of others. A communications expert discusses how certain words motivate some groups and repel others.

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Medical Notes: Week of November 28, 2021 show art Medical Notes: Week of November 28, 2021

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There are now two new pills that can prevent people from getting severely ill after contracting Covid-19. Then, a new type of magnetic brain stimulation is showing promise as a treatment for depression. And finally… if you crave one type of food over another… blame your genes.

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Homeless Americans: Myth vs. Reality show art Homeless Americans: Myth vs. Reality

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Around a half million people are homeless in the US on any given night, but the street homeless who are most visible often incorrectly influence our assumptions about all of them. A noted researcher discusses myths and truths about their addictions, employment, residences, and more, and why people often become homeless.

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Older Dads, Younger Kids show art Older Dads, Younger Kids

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The average age when men first become fathers has risen to 31, and more men are also becoming dads in their 40’s and 50’s. A National Book Award-winning author discusses his experience as a first-time dad at 56, and now as a 75-year old father with teenagers.

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Medical Notes: Week of November 21, 2021 show art Medical Notes: Week of November 21, 2021

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A new analysis in the journal JAMA Network Open finds that most insurance companies are no longer waiving co-pays and deductibles for Covid hospitalization. Plus, a study finds depression rates are even higher now than they were in 2020. 17% of four and five year-olds get put on medication when diagnosed with ADHD. And finally, teenage girls have been especially stressed during the pandemic shutdown but a study show some possible benefits as well.

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Staffing Struggles Threaten Survival of Rural Hospitals show art Staffing Struggles Threaten Survival of Rural Hospitals

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Rural hospitals have long struggled to maintain staffing levels of nurses and other professionals that are adequate for good care. The pandemic has made it much worse, as staffers have quit and patient loads have increased. Experts discuss the roots of the staff shortage, the effects on care safety, the extreme cost of efforts to attract and retain staff, and the threat to hospital survival posed by the problem.

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Peripheral Artery Disease show art Peripheral Artery Disease

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Many people are unfamiliar with arterial blockages away from the heart. Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, affects African Americans much more than other populations for unknown reasons. An expert physician discusses PAD, the possible consequences, warning signs, and a clinical trial of treatments.

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Medical Notes: Week of November 14, 2021 show art Medical Notes: Week of November 14, 2021

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Major surgery such as a heart bypass may increase the risk of dementia. Then, a study finds that gun violence is up by 30% since the start of the pandemic. Also, could the anxiety of being heard by someone else play a role in stuttering? And finally, research says about half of pregnancies in the United States are unintended.

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Preventing Military Suicides show art Preventing Military Suicides

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Among active duty and veterans of the War on Terror, suicides have claimed four times more lives than combat since 9-11, according to a recent study. The study’s author discusses why the toll is higher than for previous conflicts, and he and another expert in tragedy recovery discuss what the military, VA, and loved ones can do to prevent suicide.

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A new CDC report shows that suicide among veterinarians is much higher than in the general population. Experts discuss the unique stresses that affect these professionals, including financial, compassion fatigue, euthanasia, and online harassment. They also discuss measures being taken to prevent mental health struggles and suicide.