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Dealing With Lifelong Disease

Radio Health Journal

Release Date: 01/02/2022

Should You Always Trust Your Mental Health Diagnosis? show art Should You Always Trust Your Mental Health Diagnosis?

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Sarah Fay was misdiagnosed six times throughout her life. Starting at age 12, Fay has battled with inaccurate and inadequate diagnoses that unfortunately shaped how she viewed herself. Fay details her journey and extensive research into mental health diagnoses in her new book Pathological.   Learn more at:

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What Can We Actually Learn From Animal Studies? show art What Can We Actually Learn From Animal Studies?

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In research, scientists aim to create an environment that reflects humans as closely as possible. Many times, these models are found in mice. But how accurate are mice at showing what will happen in humans? Dr. Donna Arnett discusses what we should keep in mind when reading about mice studies.   Learn more at:

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Medical Notes: Week of May 15, 2022 show art Medical Notes: Week of May 15, 2022

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Microplastics found in human blood. A 25% increase in alcohol-related deaths in 2020 compared to 2019. And finally…the food you eat may be affecting your personality.   Learn more at:

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Tetralogy of Fallot and the Incredible Story of a Life-Saving Surgery show art Tetralogy of Fallot and the Incredible Story of a Life-Saving Surgery

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Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare heart condition that usually requires at least one open-heart surgery. However, two new self-expanding valves give up to 80 percent of patients the option of a catheterization procedure instead of surgery. Dr. Jeff Zampi explains how important this advancement is for patients with TOF. Learn more at:

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Can You Trust Your Online Pharmacy? show art Can You Trust Your Online Pharmacy?

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Experts estimate that only four percent of online pharmacies are legitimate. The rest are counterfeit operations that prey on customers by selling falsified medications. A scientist reveals a new technology that puts the power back into consumers’ hands.   Learn more at:

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Medical Notes: Week of May 8, 2022 show art Medical Notes: Week of May 8, 2022

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Is your medication harming the health of your baby? Then, the number of drugs laced with Fentanyl has skyrocketed. And finally, our vocal habits change depending on who we’re talking to.   Learn more at:

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When Does Grief Become A Disorder? show art When Does Grief Become A Disorder?

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Everyone grieves differently, but some can become completely debilitated by their sorrow for years. The American Psychiatric Association recently recognized this type of grief as a diagnosis called Prolonged Grief Disorder. One doctor behind the decision talks about how this will help people find a way out of that cycle of grieving.   Learn more at:

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The Mysterious Brain Disorder That’s Taken Over the NFL show art The Mysterious Brain Disorder That’s Taken Over the NFL

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a progressive brain disorder that can only be diagnosed after death. The condition is caused by repeated head trauma, but much of CTE is still a mystery. Dr. Michael Alosco discusses who he thinks is most at risk and the various obstacles researchers face while studying CTE.   Learn more at:

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Medical Notes: Week of May 1, 2022 show art Medical Notes: Week of May 1, 2022

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Why are farmers losing money? A new optical device can detect the risk of cavities before they appear. And finally… gardens around the nation are full of blooming roses and peonies. But as we inhale the sweet aromas, what’s happening in our brain?   Learn more at:

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How Did the Pandemic Affect Child Abuse? show art How Did the Pandemic Affect Child Abuse?

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History has shown that financial stress increases rates of child abuse. As millions lost their jobs in 2020, experts feared for the worst. This week on RHJ - two medical experts who specialize in studying and uncovering child abuse discuss the contradicting evidence of how the pandemic affected rates of child maltreatment. Learn moret at:

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