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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Postings from social media's leading physician voice - Kevin Doctors as well as patients write about the health and medical issues of interest to everyone.

The role of statins and lifestyle changes in lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. Articles from the New York Times Well column.

Elephants and other large mammals rarely get cancer, while humans and dogs get it all the time.  Researchers are looking to elephants to discover why they are immune, and what this can tell us about a cure for cancer.

From The Atlantic magazine - why women and girls with autism are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be devastating and continues to baffle researchers.  AARP Magazine looks at embarrassing age-related bodily mysteries and explains why they happen and what can help.

Consumer Reports gives advice on how to avoid seven costly medical bill surprises.  CNN reports on why pharmaceuticals are cheaper in other countries

The Buddhist Review Tricycle Fall 2015 issue focuses on Jealousy and Envy.  Also, research into jealousy using dogs.

Doctors submit their hard to solve cases to the Medical Mysteries column in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Medical issues include shortness of breath, abdominal pain, a cold that wouldn't go away, sudden dementia, and infection.

From the New York Times series "Mending Hearts", a new treatment TAVR Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, keeps the valve that controls blood flow to the heart open without needing open heart surgery. In another article the value of stents to keep open blocked arteries is questioned not that statin merdications and lifestyle solutions have such good results.

From the New York Times series "Mending Hearts", how changes to emergency room care have been instrumental in decreasing deaths from coronary heart disease by 38% in a decade.

A final installment of MedPage Today's series "I, Intern", as these young doctors finish their first year as practicing doctors.  Also, an opinion piece written by Dr. Sandeep Jauhar for the New York Times about the attempt to grade doctors.

Which pain relievers should be in your medicine cabinet?  Latest research on analgesics. Understanding why pain is a necessary warning system and how to best work with it.

Non-24 hour sleep wake disorder is believed to affect over half of all totally blind individuals. It is now becoming a problem for the sighted as well.

Current research into hearing loss, tinnitus, and auditory hallucinations

Being deceived by someone you trust can be the ultimate betrayal.  Psychology Today magazine describes how not only the victim feels guilty, but often gets blamed by other people.

Dr. Atul Gawande writes for New Yorker magazine about the waste and danger of unnecessary medical care.  Conclusion to the article "Overkill".

Dr. Atul Gawande writes for New Yorker magazine about the waste and danger of unnecessary medical care

Sandra G. Boodman writes the Medical Mysteries column for Washington Post. Featuring information on hand and foot numbness, loss of voice, and other mysteries.

Fentanyl is the king of all pain relievers and has created a killer drug crisis.  Macleans Magazine looks at this growing crisis.

Will genetically modified crops save a warming and increasingly populous world from starving?  Or are they messing with nature and ruining the planet?