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4:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Think: Diagnosing Mental Illness

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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.

Today on Think, Dr. Joel Gold talked about how he works through the possibility.

Gold says diagnosis is often a matter of perspective.

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Health/Science
4:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Reporter/Doctor Talks Of The Flight 17 Death Of Her Mentor, AIDS Researcher Joep Lange

Seema Yasmin is a professor in practice at the University of Texas at Dallas and a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

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. 

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Health/Science
11:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Can Culture Make Us Crazy?

In the past, delusions were thought to be caused by misfiring neurons. But NYU professor Joel Gold suggests that in order to better provide treatment for mental illness, a person’s culture and background must be considered.
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Our surroundings affect the way we think and act. But psychiatrist Joel and philosopher Ian Gold 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 Think at noon to talk about their latest book, Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness.

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Health/Science
5:02 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Think: How Conjoined Twins Share Their Senses Of Sight And Sound

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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?

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Vital Signs
10:49 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Early Onset: Alzheimer's Isn't Just For Old People

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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, Vital Signs.

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Health/Science
10:11 am
Mon July 14, 2014

In This Medical Bank, The Currency Is Breast Milk

Lauren Silverman KERA News

At the Mothers Milk Bank of North Texas, the morning milk delivery still exists. Except here, the milk comes from moms across the country.

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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon July 14, 2014

New Study Holds Promise For Children With Depression

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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. 

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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Drowning After You Leave The Water

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In this edition of Vital Signs, the rare occurrence of drowning after 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.

Dr. Glenn Hardesty, an emergency physician at Texas Health Arlington Hospital, explains.

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Health News
11:58 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Most older adults are overweight or obese, which increases the risk of chronic health problems.
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Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 1:08 pm

Older people are working more, voting more and drinking and smoking less than they used to. That's the good news.

But nearly three-quarters of older men and about two-thirds of women over age 64 are overweight or obese, making them more likely to have to deal with diabetes, arthritis and impaired mobility.

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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Dehydration: Pay Attention To Your Body To Avoid It

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It’s natural to sweat more in summer, but also dangerous if you’re not careful. In this edition of KERA's consumer health series, Vital Signs, Dr. Alexander Eastman, Interim Medical Director of Trauma at Parkland Hospital,  explains how to guard against dehydration.

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