Latest Family Health & Wellness Shows

Lack of Food Can Affect a Child's Learning Abilities

Dec 18, 2018

In the United States, 18 percent of children under the age of 18—13 million children—live in a home struggling to put healthy food on the table. Food insecurity can have long-lasting effects on young children, impacting their memory, social and learning skills. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner ...

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How Bad Air Quality Affects Your Health

Dec 17, 2018

We know the air is bad if we can see it. But what’s actually in the air? Kerry Kelly, associate director of the Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society, answers questions about inversion, including what contributes to the air quality, how it affects you, and how you can protect yourself ...

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How to Talk About Family Health History on Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2018

Thanksgiving can be a great opportunity to share family health histories—find out if there's a genetic illness that runs in the family, or your parents' medical wishes as they get older. But how do you bring up these and other sensitive topics? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about ways you can get ...

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Should I Get Blood Tests at My Annual Checkup?

Nov 20, 2018

Some doctors will want to take blood or urine tests at your yearly checkup for a number of reasons. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Jerry Hussong, a pathologist who often processes those tests, about their value. Learn how to prepare for these types of tests and whether it’s worth it to continue ...

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Listener Question: What to do if I Can't Go to Sleep?

Oct 24, 2018

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health. But sometimes it can feel impossible to fall asleep at night. Dr. Tom Miller shares a few simple tips to help you fall asleep—and stay asleep—and discusses when your insomnia may need to be treated by...

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New Shingles Vaccine: Who's it For and What it Does

Oct 19, 2018

Shingles is the reactivation of chickenpox—a virus most people get during childhood—and older people are at a higher risk of getting the infection. Should you receive the new shingles shot even if you’ve already been vaccinated? If you're over 50 years of age, probably. Dr. Tom Miller weights ...

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4 Tell-Tale Signs You Have Strep Throat

Jul 6, 2018

Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the tonsils that is relatively common. It’s contagious and can lead to a very sore throat, so the earlier it’s treated, the better. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses four tell-tale signs you should be looking for to determine if you have strep...

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