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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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.

Dr. Atul Gawande writes "Tell Me Whiere It Hurts" for the New Yorker. 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.

Botox has become a drug that is treating just about everything. It is given to treat Depression, overactive bladder, twitching eyes, migraines, severe underarm sweating, and many other conditions. Some think it is a miracle drug, while others caution the risks are still unknown.


Some causes for the disparity between health outcomes for white Americans and black Americans. How the Tuskegee Study led to a distrust of government sponsored health care. Also, African American doctors have dealt with distrust and misperceptions for more than a century.

Health outcomes in Concordia Parish Louisiana are more comparable to developing countries than to much of the United States. What are the historic and current conditions that have created a part of the country that has been left behind.


What we know about breast cancer. Advice from survivors and experts on how to get through diagnosis and treatment. Information on why black women are more likely to diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

A look at the winners and losers from passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.

A new year roundup of disease predictions, a summing up of the best medical news in 2016, and a guide to plan personal health care in 2017.

Sound Body #1652: Harvard Health Beat, 12/23/16

Dec 19, 2016

Harvard Medical School provides a wealth of information on a wide variety of health topics in their Harvard Health Beat column.

A radical new procedure aims to save gunshot and other trauma victims by freezing them. Includes the ethical concerns of conducting human trials on trauma victims who are unable to give consent.

A look at 4 different rare conditions, including progressive supranuclear palsy, aquegenic urticaria and body identity disorder

Items from BBC Future's Medical Myths section including articles such as: "Is crossing your legs bad for you?", "should you let someone with a concussion fall asleep?", "do colors really warp our behavior?.

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