Presidential Politics, Preventing Falls, Newborn Drug Withdrawal
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Jun 15, 2016 11:00 pm
- 1:43:19 mins
Presidential Politics Guest: Jeremy Pope, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science at BYU, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU Democrats are poised to nominate the first female candidate ever to represent a major party in a general presidential election. The presumptive nominee for the Republican Party is running the most unorthodox general election campaign ever seen in modern American politics. And now, the worst mass shooting in US history is coloring the political landscape. Preventing Falls Guest: Jacob Sosnoff, PhD, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health, Director of the Motor Control Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More than 700,000 people are hospitalized for fall injuries each year in the US. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury and hip fractures – amounting to billions of dollars in the nation’s health costs. While falls cause more problems for older adults, our population is aging, so now is the time to start thinking about how to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Diabetes Stresses Guest: Minal Patel, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan Health care costs associated with diabetes add up quickly. Those with diabetes have to spend money on medication, getting the right foods, special equipment, and doctor visits throughout their entire life. A new study published in the journal of Medical Care finds that, unsurprisingly, people with diabetes are more likely than others to face financial stress. And in a frustrating downward spiral, financial distress can lead them to give up the health care and healthy food they need to manage the disease. Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio’s “The Apple Seed” Sam Payne joins us in studio each week with insights on tellers and stories. Newborn Drug Withdrawal Guest: Matt Grossman, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Hospitalist at Yale New Haven Hospital; Camisha Taylor, Assistant Patient Services Manager at Yale New Haven Hospital Every 25 minutes a child is born addicted to opiate drugs, and suffering from withdrawals. For these children, life begins in agony. They suffer tremors, coughing, diarrhea. In the past, hospitals have used a lengthy process of administering medications to these children, and slowly weaning them off over the course of a hospital stay that lasts for weeks, or even months. But the staff at Yale New Haven Hospital has started a new groundbreaking method to help soothe and even cure these symptoms faster. Their new prescription for the babies? Cut down on the drugs and spend more time with mom. Women and Work Guest: Myra Strober, PhD, Professor Emerita at Stanford University, Author of “Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me About Breaking Through (and Holding the Door for Others.)” “Can I have it all?” is the question labor economist Myra Strober says she got more than anything else from women in her course titled “Work and Family” at Stanford University. Her response was “No, you can’t have it all. Nobody can.” She wasn’t trying to discourage her students from pursuing demanding careers and having families. But her pioneering research in workplace inequality and her personal story both illustrate just how hard it’s always been for women to do both well.