'Romancing The Stoma' And Coping With An Invisible Disability

For some people with severe gastrointestinal illnesses or cancers, bodily wastes might need to be released through a stoma, or an opening in a patient’s body. Patients with surgically-made stomata use a bag that attaches to their body to keep that waste contained.

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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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