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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From the Journal of the American Medical Association a look at why 110 Nobel Prize winners criticized Greenpeace for their campaign against genetically modified food.  A second piece gives an explanation of genetically modified foods.

Medical diagnostic cases to solve from the New York Times. Topics include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and unexplained weight gain.

How did health insurance become so costly and controversial? A look at the history of medical payment from the 1900's to today. Arguments for and against the continuation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

An overview of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and new methods of finding relief for CRPS.

Patients in comas may be over-diagnosed as vegetative and not receive the rehabilitation needed to regain consciousness. An account of one patient who recovered after being "locked in" and paralyzed.

What Doctors Don't Tell You is a magazine that is supported by leading pioneers in nutritional, environmental and alternative medicine. The byline is "Helping you make better health choices". From this magazine we read about why one person gave up their vegan diet, and also a multitude of small columns from current alternative health journals.

There is a surprising variety of suggestions for how to rid yourself of ear wax, as well as the advice just to leave it alone. Also, information on hearing loss and tinnitus.

Diet and exercise alone rarely help people lose weight and keep it off. Are operations the answer?.

Many articles exploring introversion. Jobs that are well suited to introverts.  Differentiating between introversion, shyness, and social anxiety.

Pain free dentistry could be a reality fairly soon. Cavity-fighting liquids that cure the bacterial infection of cavities. Sealants that prevent cavities. The debate over the necessity of flossing.

In August a federal appeals court banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken. A variety of opinions from a number of sources on medical marijuana usage and legality. Medicare prescriptions drop in states where medical marijuana is legalized.

The race is on to find a vaccine to stop the Zika virus. A New Yorker article about 3 different types of vaccines currently being tested. Also, how efforts to find an HIV vaccine have helped to make the process of finding a Zika vaccine faster.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness approximately 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness in a given year. Personal stories of living with mental illness. Also, what men can gain from therapy.


Colin Grant writes about the long history of epilepsy and the impact on his own brother in the British newspaper The Guardian. Also, research into the phenomenon of Deja Vu.

After decades of work, determined researchers are close to marketing a treatment that turbocharges the immune system to fight cancer.

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