Louise Craig

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Each week, host Louise Craig shares information to help you manage your overall health and well being. Topics include Migraines & other headaches, Diabetes diagnosis & tips; Dental Health; Mental Health & Aging; Nutrition & exercise; Health Care Proxies and Living Wills.

The FDA has revamped nutrition labels on packaged food for the first time in more than 20 years. Numerous articles explore what is currently considered a healthy way to eat.

From Scientific American Mind, ideas on how to prevent Alzheimer's through diet, exercise, social engagement and cognitive reserve.

The conclusion to a series of personal essay written by a medical journalist chronicling his prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment over a 5 year period. The choice to use active surveillance instead of treatment for prostate cancer. Also a New York Times article about older men being overtested for prostate cancer.

A medical journalist chronicles his prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment over a 5 year period. The choice to use active surveillance instead of treatment for prostate cancer.

Technological advances in health and wellness. Looking ahead to edible technologies that work better than antibiotics, to second skins for treating eczema, and brain chips to guide paralyzed limbs

Is sunscreen necessary? If it is, what is the right way to use it?

From Harper's Magazine - the "Compassionate Use" protocol for giving experimental drugs to patients when no other option exists. A social media campaign "Save Josh" forced one company to provide an unapproved drug for compassionate use. Was this ethically sound?

From Harper's Magazine - the "Compassionate Use" protocol for giving experimental drugs to patients when no other option exists.

Articles from various sources looking at the rising number of patients with active Hepatitis-C, and issues surrounding the cost of new and effective Hepatitis-C medications.

Privacy advocate Deborah Peel urges consumers to learn how to protect their electronic medical information from the legal marketplace that buys and sells this private information. From the April 2016 More magazine.

Articles from various sources explore the increase in Lyme Disease, and how the tick habitat is spreading. Information on the correct way to remove a tick. Also personal stories of living with Lyme disease, and the difficulty of diagnosis.

Suggestions for coping with seasonal allergies. Articles come from a variety of sources, and cover such related topics as allergic conjunctivitis, the science of sneezing, what allergy drugs to avoid if you plan on sleeping, and many suggestions on how to cope with allergies and allergy-proof your home.

New findings about schizophrenia open the possibility for better treatment and the consideration of a cure. Conclusion to Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee's article for the New Yorker about schizophrenia, genes and identity through the history of mental illness in his own family. Also a cell phone app to connect patients with schizophrenia to peers and coaches.

New findings about schizophrenia open the possibility for better treatment and the consideration of a cure. Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee writes for the New Yorker about schizophrenia, genes and identity through the history of mental illness in his own family.

The costs of ignoring your dentist, including tooth loss, gingivitis, stroke, heart disease. Consumer Reports provides resources for discounted dental care and dental insurance. Also, some techniques to beat a dentist phobia.

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