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The Struggles of Twinless Twins

Radio Health Journal

Release Date: 11/07/2021

The Sleepiest Workers? Your Local Police show art The Sleepiest Workers? Your Local Police

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Studies show that law enforcement is the most sleep deprived of all professions, with potentially damaging and even fatal consequences for decision-making and reaction time, as well as long-term health damage. Experts discuss the unique challenges in having a poorly rested police force and in fixing it.

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Pet Food: Not As Simple As Most People Think show art Pet Food: Not As Simple As Most People Think

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A growing number of pet owners are tempted to put their dog or cat on vegan, gluten-free or raw diets. An expert pet nutritionist and veterinarian discusses what pets should and shouldn’t eat to be healthy.

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Medical Notes: Week of January 23, 2022 show art Medical Notes: Week of January 23, 2022

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A preliminary study at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center shows that a fourth shot increases antibodies fivefold within a week. Then, more people are depressed than ever during the pandemic… but even before COVID started, a new study shows the stigma of depression was lessening. And finally… marijuana is very good at absorbing heavy metals from the soil. but a new analysis shows that recreational pot and even medical marijuana can contain high levels, too.

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Weather Disaster Cleanup: Costly & Inefficient, But Necessary show art Weather Disaster Cleanup: Costly & Inefficient, But Necessary

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Severe life-threatening weather, such as the rare December tornadoes that tore through Kentucky and other states in December, 2021, will likely become more frequent with climate change. Experts discuss the difficulties in cleaning up large scale disasters and how planning could improve the results cheaply.

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The Link Between Obesity And Cancer show art The Link Between Obesity And Cancer

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Studies are finding that obesity significantly increases a person’s risk for a variety of cancers. However, not all forms of fat carry equal risk. An expert discusses who is more at risk and why.

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Medical Notes: Week of January 16, 2022 show art Medical Notes: Week of January 16, 2022

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A study finds that about a quarter pregnant women have skipped taking care of their health needs due to cost… Then, a newly-developed machine learning platform can analyze a short video clip that’s created while taking selfies… and accurately predict whether the person depicted is at risk of Parkinson’s disease. Then, air pollution significantly lessens how well your brain performs. And finally, if you want to help the planet, plant trees.

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Can 911 Respond To Mental Health Crises? show art Can 911 Respond To Mental Health Crises?

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Up to 15 percent of calls to 911 involve people having a mental health breakdown, yet many call centers, especially in rural areas, have no one with any training on what to do or who to dispatch in those cases. Typically they send police, who may also have no training on how to handle mental health crises and may inflame the situation. Experts discuss why this happens and how communities can respond better.

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Children’s “Psychotic-Like Experiences” show art Children’s “Psychotic-Like Experiences”

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Children and young adolescents may experience perceptual distortions or strange thoughts, but if they become frequent and disruptive, they can be an early tipoff to serious future mental health distress. An expert discusses this new field of mental health research in adolescents.

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Medical Notes: Week of January 9, 2022 show art Medical Notes: Week of January 9, 2022

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The Omicron variant of Covid-19 may flame out as quickly as it rose. Then, a new study shows that traditional books are making a come-back. And finally, your microwave could be making your dog really anxious.

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Hoarding Disorder: More Than Just Too Much Junk show art Hoarding Disorder: More Than Just Too Much Junk

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Hoarding disorder affects at least five percent of Americans, and despite TV programs showing its effects, it is still widely misunderstood. Experts discuss the danger hoarding poses to others, including neighbors, children, and first responders; why those with the disorder are so attached to things; and the right and wrong ways to address the problem.

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Twins share a bond that can’t be understood by non-twins. They’re often best friends and closest confidantes with an uncanny connection. When one twin suddenly dies, it can leave a huge hole and in the life of the other. A twinless twin who became a therapist specializing in twin loss discusses the issue.