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: March 22, 2009

Mar 22, 2009

Topics this week include work rules for medical residents; changes in federal policy on embryonic stem cell research; the human-cold genome; the benefits of palliative care; and the Grace Notes essay "Treating Terminal Cancer Means Not Giving Up, But Choosing Different Goals" by Dr. Larry Cripe.

Sound Medicine: 03-15-09

Mar 15, 2009

Topics for this week include: ICU Patients Get Up and Moving; CT Scans; Gut Reaction: Overeating Can Impair Body Function; Checkup: Diet Betting; Self Sabotage: A Psychologist’s View; Exercise and Moods

Sound Medicine: 03-08-09

Mar 8, 2009

Topics for this week include: Bariatric Surgery & Brittle Bones; Transfats that Occur Naturally; Book: Adolescents with Cancer; Why Teens Smoke; Not all Seniors Should Cut Calories; Book: The World is Fat; Check up: How Colors Affect Us; Did you know?: Anger & Heart Problems

Sound Medicine: 03-01-09

Mar 1, 2009

Topics for this week include: Brain Study Indicates Why Some Memories Persist; Dean Ornish, The Spectrum; Sound Ethics: Obama's Health-Related Policy Agenda; Did You Know?: Healing With Blood Plasma; Hypothermia for Heart Attack Patients; Pelvic Pain: A Difficult Diagnosis; Checkup: Redheads Require More Anesthesia

Sound Medicine: 02-22-09

Feb 22, 2009

Topics for this week include: New Deadly Virus in Zambia; Sound Ethics: Fertility Ethics & Octuplets; Did You Know?: Paying Smokers to Quit; Insurance for Medical Tourists; Checkup: Gambling During Hard Times; Childhood Obesity & Heart Disease; Book: Diabetic Athlete's Handbook

Sound Medicine: 02-15-09

Feb 15, 2009

Topics for this week include: Health IT & the Fed Stimulus Bill; Did You Know?: Eating Red; Pancreatic Cancer Surgery; Contact Lenses and Infections; Checkup: Avoid Winter Sports Injuries; Doc Chat: Light Drinking During Pregnancy; Book: The End of Food

Sound Medicine: 02-08-09

Feb 8, 2009

Topics for this week include: Flu Season Update & Prevention; Did You Know?: Computerized Hospitals Have Fewer Patient Deaths; Awake During Brain Surgery; Sound Ethics: Detecting Bias in Medical Reporting; Checkup: Teen Abstinence Pledges; Myths About Prenatal Genetic Testing; Book: Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?

Sound Medicine: 02-01-09

Feb 1, 2009

Topics for this week include: Book: Testosterone for Life; Did You Know?: No to Favorite Foods; Electronic Medical Records in Mental Health; Pain; Checkup: Pre-birth Maternity Leave; Sound Ethics: Medical Health Reporting

Sound Medicine: 01-25-09

Jan 25, 2009

Topics this week include alternative medicine for treating post-traumatic stress disorder; myths about flu shots and other vaccines; new approaches for anxiety disorders; and what physicians pay for vaccines. Also, the link between heavy caffeine-use and hallucinations. And in this week's <i>Checkup</i>, find out if you're a web <i>cyberchondriac</i>.

Sound Medicine: May 27, 2007

May 27, 2007

Topics for the week of May 27, 2007: Pediatric narcolepsy; birth defects and pesticides; eye infections for contact-lens wearers; restless legs syndrome, and how to ease homesickness in camp-bound kids.

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