Family & Lifestyle

Woodpeckers Save Football, Children and Apologies, History of Exhaustion

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Dec 28, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:04:40

How Woodpeckers Will Save Football (11:09) Dr. David Smith has been practicing medicine for 27 years and has spent the last 9 years studying Traumatic Brain Injuries. He is a Visiting Research Scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. He is the President and CEO of Traumatic Brain Injury Innovations LLC, overseeing all their operations. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) also known as concussions, are a major cause of death and disability in the United States and contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths.  With Will Smiths starring role as a Nigerian Forensic Pathologist, the movie Concussion has brought nationwide attention to the negative effects of TBIs.  What can we do to prevent these types of injuries and how can Woodpeckers help?  Dr. David Smith with some ideas. Should Parents Ask Their Children to Apologize (51:53)  Craig Smith, Ph.D., is currently the director of the Living Lab project at the University of Michigan. The Living Lab is a research/education model that brings developmental research into community settings such as museums and libraries.  Your child is playing with another child while you watch from across the playground. Suddenly your child lashes out and hits their friend. What do you do? Do you demand an “I’m Sorry”? Do you apologize to the other parents? What’s the best thing to do to teach your child? Dr. Craig Smith explains his research. History of Exhaustion (1:33:32) Anna Katharina Schaffner, Ph.D., is a Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent in England. Her current research interests are situated in the fields of the medical humanities, cultural history, the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and mind-body theory. Her book, Exhaustion: A History charts the forgotten history of exhaustion from classical antiquity to the present day, examining the role of exhaustion symptoms in syndromes including nervousness, depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and burnout. Dr. Schaffner shares her research.