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Medical Notes: Week of May 22, 2022

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Release Date: 05/22/2022

Venom: A Lethal Weapon or Medical Miracle? show art Venom: A Lethal Weapon or Medical Miracle?

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Researchers have discovered how to use evolutions deadliest and oldest weapon for good. But how can scientists create medicine from lethal venom? Dr. Leslie Boyer reveals the entire process and explains why horses are so valuable to the research.   Learn more at:

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Can Wellness Apps Actually Improve Your Health? show art Can Wellness Apps Actually Improve Your Health?

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The World Health Organization reports a 25% global increase in anxiety and depression throughout the pandemic. During the same time, the mental health app industry skyrocketed. But how helpful are these programs? Dr. Stephanie Collier discusses the dangers of using these apps, many of which have no scientific evidence of successfully treating mental health. Learn more at:  

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Medical Notes: June 26, 2022 show art Medical Notes: June 26, 2022

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Increasing green space in U.S. cities can significantly decrease mortality. Can a diabetes drug be used to treat cardiovascular disease? And finally, firefighters are more likely to get cancer than the general population but one bracelet may be able to change that.   Learn more at:

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What Happens When Medicine Meets The Metaverse? show art What Happens When Medicine Meets The Metaverse?

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Doctors can now treat chronic pain with the technology of virtual reality. Patient Tom Norris joins us to share his experience using a VR headset in place of sedatives when doctors removed three tumors from his bladder. Dr. Brennan Spiegel at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reveals how VR treatment works and how virtual therapeutics will revolutionize medicine.   Learn more at:

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Why Doctors Say A Why Doctors Say A "Healthy Tan" Doesn't Exist

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Summer’s finally here, which means enjoying popsicles and pool days. But if you’ve been waiting all year for a summer tan, you may want to rethink that plan. Even a ‘healthy glow’ means our cells have already been damaged, and the sun isn’t the only problem. Dr. Shadi Kourosh discusses how factors like air pollution and digital screens can also harm our skin.   Learn more at:

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Medical Notes: June 19, 2022 show art Medical Notes: June 19, 2022

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Why do some painkillers cause heart disease while others prevent it? A new gel film could provide relief for areas with water shortages. Antibiotics are shrinking. And finally, parasites might be a good thing.   Learn more at:

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Wombs For Rent: The Legalization Of Commercial Surrogacy show art Wombs For Rent: The Legalization Of Commercial Surrogacy

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Commercial gestational surrogacy allows parents to have a biological child that’s carried and birthed by another woman who receives a salary. Though many countries have outlawed commercial surrogacy, states in America are beginning to legalize it. Experts weigh in on the ethical implications of commercialized surrogacy.   Learn more at:

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Breastfeeding May Be Natural, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Easy show art Breastfeeding May Be Natural, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Easy

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Mothers across the nation panicked when a major recall and supply chain issues caused a baby formula shortage. One response to the shortage told women to ‘just start breastfeeding again,’ but Dr. Karen Federici explains why that’s not as simple as it sounds.   Learn more at:

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Medical Notes: June 12, 2022 show art Medical Notes: June 12, 2022

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Scientists are sending bacteria to the front lines. A new drug cocktail reduces the risk of having an asthma attack. Then, what should you know about hepatitis in children? And finally, driverless cars may not yet be the safest option.   Learn more at:

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How To Provide Support In The Wake Of A Traumatic Loss show art How To Provide Support In The Wake Of A Traumatic Loss

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It can be difficult to figure out how to comfort someone dealing with a traumatic loss. Often, there’s a fear of not knowing what to say, which can leave the grieving person feeling more alone. Two bereaved mothers recount their experiences of losing their children, and detail what good support looks like.   Learn more at:

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