Sepsis a Medical Emergency, Judging Parents, Thai Fractures
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 370
- Aug 29, 2016 11:00 pm
- 1:41:45 mins
Center for Disease Control Says Sepsis is a Medical Emergency Guest: Clark Bishop, MD, Critical Care Physician at Utah Valley Hospital A new report from the CDC says that when doctors encounter sepsis in patients, they need to treat it as a “medical emergency.” Sepsis is what killed actress Patty Duke and boxer Muhammad Ali this year. More people die of sepsis in America every year than from heart attack, according to the CDC. And yet, this new report says nearly three-quarters of patients with the fast-moving, deadly illness have recently seen doctors and nurses who missed the signs of it. Where sepsis is concerned, every hour is critical. Why Are We So Judy of Other Parents? Guest: Ashley Jo Thomas, Doctoral Student of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine The facts show that children are more likely to be hurt in a car accident than to be kidnapped by a stranger. So, why do we call 9-1-1 when we see a kid alone in the park, but not when we see children riding in cars? Excitement Over a New T. Rex Skeleton Guest: Gregory Wilson, PhD, Adjunct Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Washington Tyrannosaurs rex is by far the most iconic, most popular dinosaur. But did you know that fossils of it are actually very rare? The largest collection of them comes from this one a place in Montana called Hell Creek and it’s there that paleontologists recently unearthed a big new find. Skinny People Are Still at Risk of Diabetes Guest: Arch Mainous, PhD, Professor of Public Health at the University of Florida We’ve come to associate Type 2 diabetes with obesity, but some new analysis of adult health data in the US indicates doctors may be missing the warning signs of diabetes in millions of people because those patients are not overweight. As many as one-third of adults over 45 who have a healthy weight have elevated glucose levels that put them at higher risk for developing full-fledged diabetes. Hollywood Teachers and Back to School Movies Guest: Rod Gustafson, Film Reviewer at ParentPreviews.com Since everyone’s caught up in back-to-school excitement, we’re going to look at how school and teachers appear in Hollywood. A lot of it has to do with skipping school – Bueller, anyone – or languishing in detention like the Breakfast Club. But a lot of truly inspirational school stories – many of them based on real-life teachers – have made a mark on the silver screen. Thailand's Deepening Divisions Guest: Joel Selway, PhD, Professor of Political Science at BYU A closer look now at the state of things in Thailand, where the elected prime minister was ousted in a military coup two years ago. Military leaders have, in the last month, managed to pass a new constitution through a public vote that further cements their control over the country. This isn’t exactly new territory for Thailand. In the last 80 years, there’s been a coup or attempted coup in Thailand every four and a half years on average, and 20 different constitutions in that time. But something about the current situation feels different, says Joel Selway, a professor of political science at BYU. He studies politics in Thailand and was there during the recent constitutional referendum. This time around, Selway says Thailand seems more deeply divided. There are two dominant political movements in Thailand: one is The Yellow Shirts, who tend to align with urban elites in Bangkok; the other is The Red Shirts who are more likely to live in villages and be loyal to a powerful political family from the north of Thailand led by a man named Thaksin Shinawatra. Over the last decade, he and a series of his family members have been elected prime minister, only to be ousted by military coup. What’s different this time, says Selway, is that the divide between the Red Shirt and Yellow Shirt movements is beginning to align with Thailand’s ethnic and regional divides. And that’s how civil wars start.