Sound Body

Weekly half-hour program, Fridays at 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. on WXXI Reachout Radio

Sound Body is a weekly program of information to help you manage your overall health and well-being. Topics have included Migraines & other headaches, Diabetes diagnosis & tips; Dental Health; Mental Health & Aging; Lowering Cholesterol; The Elephant Cure; Nutrition & exercise; Health Care Proxies and Living Wills.

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Conclusion to the New Yorker magazine article "The Apathetic". In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country. The patients seem to lose the will to live.

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country. The patients seem to lose the will to live. From The New Yorker magazine.

Americans were having fewer heart attacks and strokes, but in recent years the trend has slowed down significantly. Ways to stay in good heart health, including changes to diet and the necessity to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol over time. Tests that doctors do not need to do routinely.

Many different types of hearing aids are available for people with moderate to severe hearing loss. Researchers are trying to find ways to deliver medications into the hard to reach inner ear. Efforts to make inexpensive over the counter hearing aids available to consumers with slight to moderate hearing loss.

Physicians are noticing an influx of patients whose illnesses are directly or indirectly related to global warming. How climate change threatens health in the U.S. and around the world.

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise in the U.S. Climate change is encouraging tick production, and more tick-born diseases have been discovered. Old diagnostic methods may not do a good job at finding tick-borne illness.

Hospitals have learned to manipulate the medical codes used for billing to their advantage, as have the medical insurance companies. This often results in outrageously high medical bills.

Do men and women experience pain differently, or are there gender differences? Also, how doctors continue to take women's pain less seriously.

AARP Magazine on what needs to be carefully considered before making the decision to replace a knee joint. Matching outcomes and expectations of knee replacement surgery against the less than persuasive statistics on patient satisfaction.

The shadowy world of dietary supplements includes muscle-building powders, libido-boosting pills, and brain-enhancing smoothies. When the FDA catches up to the manufacturers of these potions, a simple tweak of the formula and a new name creates more years and more billions of dollars before the FDA can catch up to them again.

The disappointing results from new cancer drugs. A personal story of navigating the health insurance system after a cancer diagnosis. The biggest cancer breakthroughs of 2016.

A variety of articles from the April 2017 issue of Arthritis Today magazine.

From the New York Times, a very tenacious doctor searches for a cure for his own rare illness. Also, lawmakers declare that a new $89,000 price tag for a rare disease treatment is unconscionable.

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health celebrates it's 100th anniversary this year. Rochester Review looks at the history, and the future, of Eastman Dental. Also, articles on dental care.

The conclusion to "Tell Me Where It Hurts", written for the New Yorker by Dr. Atul Gawande. He proposes that our medical system rewards heroic intervention, when instead, it should be paying attention to the incremental care that brings the greatest rewards to patients.