What If We Treated Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis?

When U.S. officials feared an outbreak of the Zika virus last year, the Department of Health and Human Services and state officials kicked into high gear. They tested mosquitoes neighborhood by neighborhood in Miami and other hot Gulf Coast communities where the virus was likely to flourish. They launched outreach campaigns to encourage people to use bug spray. And they pushed the development of a vaccine. "The response was swift," says former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy , and was even...

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Sound Medicine: 05-31-09

May 31, 2009

Sound Medicine: 05-24-09

May 24, 2009

Topics this week: High-Fructose Corn Syrup, a Villain?; Did You Know? -- The Mediterranean Diet is Good for the Eyes; Swine Flu and International Law; Training Medical Students to Spot Melanoma; Checkup: The Scrub Club for Clean Hands; and the book Book: Brain Rules

Sound Medicine: 05-17-09

May 17, 2009

Topics for this week include: Bedbugs on the Rise; Did You Know -- More Education Means Better Health; Swine Flu Vaccine; No Benefit from Multivitamins; Checkup: Healthy Menu, Unhealthy Choices; Book: Cleveland Clinic Guide to Arthritis; Grace Notes: Amazing Grace

Sound Medicine: 5-10-2009

May 10, 2009

Topics for this week: Swine Flu Update, Watching Swine for H1N1 Infection, Did You Know?: 2009 Air Pollution Report, Irradiating Food for Safety, International Adoptees with Drug-Resistant TB, Checkup: Caffeine in Sports, Book: The Soul of Medicine, Tales from the Bedside, Happy? Experiences vs. Stuff, Sing When You Wash Hands

Sound Medicine: 05-03-09

May 3, 2009

Topics for this week include: Swine Flu and Air Travel; Did You Know?: Blueberries for Reducing Belly Fat; Keeping Drinking Water Safe; New Tools for CPR Professionals; Checkup: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss; Sound Ethics: Informed Consent in Emergency Medicine

Sound Medicine: 04-26-09

Apr 26, 2009

Topics for this week include: Rise in Drug Abuse Among Baby Boomers; Why Boomers Abuse Drugs; Did You Know?: Hot Tea & Esophageal Cancer; Fat Cells Are Different in Obese Individuals; Statins Don't Protect Against Alzheimer's; Checkup: Romantic Love Lasts; Thyroid Conditions and the "Oprah-Effect"; An Opera Singer's "Next 100 Pounds"

Sound Medicine: 04-19-09

Apr 19, 2009

Topics for this week include: Federal Stimulus Funding for Health Clinics; Public Health Insurance: A Good Idea; Did You Know?: Sports Drinks May Harm Teeth; Book: Healthcare: Guaranteed; Temperature Shifts Cause Migraines; Checkup: Recession Healthcare Toolkit; Book: Forgetting: When to Worry, What to Do; Grace Notes: Dying Pretty

Sound Medicine: 04-12-09

Apr 12, 2009

Topics for this week include: One-Time Flu Vaccine; Did You Know?: Preventing Child Abuse; Maintain Your Own Medical Records; Anesthesia and Learning Disabilities; Doc Chat: Lidocaine Side Effects; Checkup: Reversible Dementia; Global Childhood Diabetes; Book: A Short History of Medicine

Sound Medicine: 04-05-09

Apr 5, 2009

Topics this week include: Beach Trips and Kids Skin Cancer; Did You Know?: Questioning Cleansing Diets; Alcohol Dependence and Decision Making; Mindful Eating; Checkup: Warm-ups for Surgeons; Sound Ethics: Medical Conscience Rule; Happier Marriages for Empty Nesters

Sound Medicine: 03-29-09

Mar 29, 2009

Topics for this week include: The Prostate Screening Conundrum; Did You Know?: Love Handles and Breathing Difficulties; Myelin Breakdown and Brain Decline; The Night Shift and Breast Cancer; Checkup: HIV Vaccine?; Dance for Fitness; Combining Dance & Science -- Ferocious Beauty: Genome

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