Sound Body



Assorted stories from Reachout Radio


  • Sound Body #2121: What Your Mouth Is Trying To Tell You, 05/21/21

    17/05/2021 Duração: 27min

    Oral health is intricately connected to the rest of the body. Not just a conduit for food and drink - what goes on in the mouth affects the heart, joints, gastrointestinal system and the immune system. A guide to coping with mouth symptoms such as bad breath, canker sores, oral thrush and gum disease. Also, a personal essay on living with the painful condition called Burning Mouth Syndrome.

  • Sound Body #2120: The Blackwell Sisters, 05/14/21

    10/05/2021 Duração: 27min

    The Blackwell sisters were the first (Elizabeth) and third (Emily) female doctors to practice medicine in the United States. Rejected by more than a dozen medical schools, Elizabeth was accepted at Geneva Medical College in New York state only as the result of a prank. The sisters went on to help establish the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children in 1857.

  • Sound Body #2119: Long Haul 05/07/21

    03/05/2021 Duração: 27min

    Many of those who beat Covid-19 are now experiencing a range of troubling chronic symptoms - not just lung issues from the respiratory effects of the virus. Long term medical problems can affect any organ system or part of the body, from neurological to cardiovascular to gastrointestinal.

  • Sound Body #2118: Compulsion Without Chemicals, 04/30/21

    26/04/2021 Duração: 27min

    Getting hooked on gambling, sex, shopping, video games and other behavioral vices is every bit as overwhelming and life-destroying as getting hooked on alcohol and drugs. Compulsion Without the Chemicals looks at the latest brain research, and offers ideas for how to get help with any compulsion that stopped being fun long ago.

  • Sound Body #2117: Up Right 04/23/21

    19/04/2021 Duração: 27min

    Once only the concern of royalty and privilege - A New Yorker article looks at the importance of correct posture for everyone, and reviews retail "posture correctors".

  • Sound Body #2116: The Science of Addiction 04/16/21

    12/04/2021 Duração: 27min

    For a species wired for survival, we have an odd habit of getting addicted to things that can kill us. New research is revealing why - and opening the door to desperately needed cures.

  • Sound Body #2115: Every Breath You Take 04/09/21

    05/04/2021 Duração: 27min

    Ancient wisdom and recent research show that we can breathe better - enhancing our athletic performance and overall well-being along the way. Many exercises for different types of breathing are highlighted, as well as the importance of learning to breathe mostly through the nose instead of mouth breathing.

  • Sound Body #2114: Tooth Talk 04/02/21

    29/03/2021 Duração: 27min

    Why aren’t dentists a separate branch of medicine - like cardiology or dermatology? Bad oral health has been linked to heart problems, diabetes and cancer. Also, is Covid-19 causing teeth to fall out in some long haul survivors? Also, copying with dental anxiety.

  • Sound Body #2113: A Weighty Issue 03/26/21

    22/03/2021 Duração: 27min

    42% of the American population is obese, yet fat bias continues to create negative outcomes at the doctors office. Patients put off going to a health care provider when they fear being shamed for their weight. Doctors misdiagnose patients because of their bias and ignore symptoms that may have nothing to do with obesity. Public health initiatives, and medical research continue to suggest that losing weight will create better health outcomes, while ignoring the long-term failure of this approach.

  • Sound Body #2112: Fear Less 03/19/21

    15/03/2021 Duração: 27min

    O, the Oprah Magazine, describes fear as inevitable. “Life gets scary sometimes. But although you can’t escape fear, you can manage it, conquer it, and even befriend it with this wise advice”. Articles on how to fear less and live more.

  • Sound Body #2111: A Colonoscopy Alternative 03/12/21

    08/03/2021 Duração: 27min

    The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is an at-home test for colon cancer is a pleasant alternative to colonoscopy for lower-risk patients. FIT is safer than a colonoscopy, with a lower risk of complications and Covid-19 exposure, and does as good a job. Colon and rectal cancer is on the rise in younger people - prompting the American Cancer Society to lower the screening age for colorectal cancer to 45 for people with average risk. Also, Dr. Mike ranks the most and least accurate Medical TV shows.

  • Sound Body #2110: Life Experience, 03/05/21

    01/03/2021 Duração: 27min

    Experience L!fe magazine has the stated mission of “empowering people to become their healthiest, happiest, most authentic selves, and supporting a balanced, deeply satisfying way of life”. Readings from the January/February 2021 issue include articles on how exercise may prevent or slow vision loss; how fear is an expression of our love of life, and embracing vulnerability can help us face fear; how giving up sugar for a year provided one man with many health benefits, including weight loss.

  • Sound Body #2109: Living With A Visionary, 02/26/21

    22/02/2021 Duração: 27min

    A personal essay written for the New Yorker about living with a spouse who experiences hallucinations due to Lewy Body Dementia. Poet John Matthias cares for his wife of 50 years as she hallucinates more and more, sleeps and eats less, and ultimately arrives at an assisted living facility during Covid-19.

  • Sound Body #2108: Breath Taking 02/19/21

    15/02/2021 Duração: 27min

    Our lungs are fragile organs open to the outside world that guard us against pathogens, allergens and pollutants. But even with their ultimate importance to provide the breath of life - it is still public health initiatives that protect our lungs more than any medicine or treatment yet available. The novel coronavirus is only the latest challenge after many outbreaks of tuberculosis.

  • Sound Body #2107: Hip Hip Hooray 02/12/21

    08/02/2021 Duração: 27min

    With better pain relief, customized ball-and-socket joints, refined scanning tools and increased use of robotic surgery - replacing a hip is not the fearsome thing it was once, or even what it was 10 years ago. Also, an article outlining what happens on the day of hip replacement surgery, and in the recovery period after surgery.

  • Sound Body #2106: Eleanor Rigby 02/05/21

    01/02/2021 Duração: 27min

    The elderly aren’t the people who feel the most isolated, especially during a pandemic. Five myths about loneliness, tips on how to stay connected while social distancing, and how social isolation is very hard on people with dementia.

  • Sound Body #2105: Vaccine Virtue 01/29/21

    25/01/2021 Duração: 27min

    As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins, adults need to be aware of other vaccinations to keep up to date. Herd immunity protects those who aren’t able to take a vaccine for health reasons, but only when the vaccination rate is at or above 95%. Also, a surprising link between tattoos and immunity.

  • Sound Body #2104: Medical Breakthroughs 2020, 01/22/21

    18/01/2021 Duração: 27min

    While 2020 exposed plenty of cracks in our national health care system, there were lots of other medical breakthroughs to recognize that may pave the way for a healthier future for all of us. AARP Magazine looks at a number of breakthroughs in treating diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer, vision loss, heart disease and lung disease.

  • Sound Body #2103: Ringing In the New Year the Wrong Way 01/15/21

    11/01/2021 Duração: 27min

    Constant noise in the head - such as a ringing in the ears not associated with any external source, is called tinnitus. This my be caused by loud noise, medications that damage the nerves in the ear, impacted earwax, middle ear problems, and aging. There are strategies for managing tinnitus, but there are not drugs or herbal supplements to treat it. A new device that applies a technique known as bimodal neuromodulation is available in Ireland and Germany

  • Sound Body #2102: The Mysterious Link Between Covid-19 & Sleep 01/08/21

    04/01/2021 Duração: 27min

    The Coronavirus can cause insomnia, nightmares, and long-term changes in our nervous systems. But, an article in The Atlantic magazine suggests, sleep could also be a key to ending the pandemic.