Health/Science http://keranews.org en Think: Teaching Parkinson's Patients To Talk http://keranews.org/post/think-teaching-parkinsons-patients-talk <p></p><p>People with Parkinson’s Disease struggle with movements that used to be automatic. That includes walking, blinking and speaking. Today on Think, a speech-language pathologist talked to Krys Boyd about a North Texas program that’s helping Parkinson’s patients regain the ability to speak.</p><p></p><p>Samatha Elandary says problems for Parkinson’s patients start with a shortage of dopamine in the brain.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:39:24 +0000 Stephen Becker 53089 at http://keranews.org Think: Teaching Parkinson's Patients To Talk After Cancer, New Breasts -- And A Nipple Tattoo http://keranews.org/post/after-cancer-new-breasts-and-nipple-tattoo <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;">Diane never thought about getting a tattoo. Or plastic surgery.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;">But this year, after a double mastectomy, she did&nbsp;both.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;"> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:23:09 +0000 Lauren Silverman 53012 at http://keranews.org After Cancer, New Breasts -- And A Nipple Tattoo Think: Diagnosing Mental Illness http://keranews.org/post/think-diagnosing-mental-illness <p></p><p>How do you know if you’re going crazy? It may sound like a funny question, but it’s one that psychiatrists seriously consider every day.</p><p>Today on <em>Think</em>, Dr. Joel Gold talked about how he works through the possibility.</p><p>Gold says diagnosis is often a matter of perspective.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:34 +0000 Stephen Becker 52965 at http://keranews.org Think: Diagnosing Mental Illness Reporter/Doctor Talks Of The Flight 17 Death Of Her Mentor, AIDS Researcher Joep Lange http://keranews.org/post/reporterdoctor-talks-flight-17-death-her-mentor-aids-researcher-joep-lange <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Malaysia Airlines tragedy last week has rocked the world of AIDS research. An international AIDS conference started Sunday with a tribute to the half-dozen researchers who died on Flight 17.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:15 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter 52900 at http://keranews.org Reporter/Doctor Talks Of The Flight 17 Death Of Her Mentor, AIDS Researcher Joep Lange Study Up For 'Think': Can Culture Make Us Crazy? http://keranews.org/post/study-think-can-culture-make-us-crazy <p>Our surroundings affect the way we think and act. But <a href="https://twitter.com/ThinkVsShrink">psychiatrist Joel and philosopher Ian Gold</a> take this idea further to mental health. The two brothers examined specific cases where society and culture have played a role in producing delusions. Joel joins Krys Boyd today on <em>Think</em> at noon to talk about their latest book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Suspicious-Minds-Culture-Shapes-Madness/dp/1439181551"><em>Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness</em></a>.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Adelina Sun 52925 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': Can Culture Make Us Crazy? Think: How Conjoined Twins Share Their Senses Of Sight And Sound http://keranews.org/post/think-how-conjoined-twins-share-their-senses-sight-and-sound <p>How we interact with the world is part of what makes us unique. But what if you saw and heard the exact same things as someone else? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:02:44 +0000 Stephen Becker 52892 at http://keranews.org Think: How Conjoined Twins Share Their Senses Of Sight And Sound Early Onset: Alzheimer's Isn't Just For Old People http://keranews.org/post/early-onset-alzheimers-isnt-just-old-people <p>Of the five million people diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, as many as five percent were diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 60. It’s called early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer's. Dr. Bassem Elsawy, a geriatrics expert with Methodist Charlton Medical Center, explains in this edition of KERA’s weekly consumer health series, <em>Vital Signs</em>.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:49:15 +0000 Sam Baker 52870 at http://keranews.org Early Onset: Alzheimer's Isn't Just For Old People In This Medical Bank, The Currency Is Breast Milk http://keranews.org/post/medical-bank-currency-breast-milk <p>At the <a href="http://www.texasmilkbank.org/">Mothers Milk Bank of North Texas</a>, the morning milk delivery still exists. Except here, the milk comes from moms across the country.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:11:56 +0000 Lauren Silverman 52510 at http://keranews.org In This Medical Bank, The Currency Is Breast Milk New Study Holds Promise For Children With Depression http://keranews.org/post/new-study-holds-promise-children-depression <p>In this edition of Vital Signs, treating depression in children and adolescents. A study at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas indicates cognitive behavioral therapy combined with medication can improve the long-term success of treatment. Dr. Betsy Kennard, who's with both institutions, is lead author of the study.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:28:00 +0000 Sam Baker 52004 at http://keranews.org New Study Holds Promise For Children With Depression Drowning After You Leave The Water http://keranews.org/post/drowning-after-you-leave-water <p>In this edition of Vital Signs, the rare occurrence of drowning <em>after</em> you’ve left the water. Dry drowning and wet or secondary drowning can be fatal if left unattended -- and the latter can go unnoticed for several hours before symptoms appear.</p><p>Dr. Glenn Hardesty, an emergency physician at Texas Health Arlington Hospital, explains.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:28:00 +0000 Sam Baker 51935 at http://keranews.org Drowning After You Leave The Water