Mass Shootings, Disneyland App, Stan Lee
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 942
- Nov 13, 2018 10:00 pm
- 1:43:51 mins
Are Mass Shootings Contagious in America? Guest: Sherry Towers, Research Professor, Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, Arizona State University Twice in the last three weeks a man with a gun fired on a group of people. At a synagogue in Pittsburgh, 11 victims died. At a dance club in Thousand Oaks, 12 victims died. While mass shootings in which four or more people are shot or killed are not new in America, they are more frequently involving large numbers of victims. “Contagion” is the word some scientists have begun using to describe this acceleration. Combatting Ageism in Medical Practice Guest: Ronald Adelman, MD, Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital Doctors are trained to pick up on details about the health of their patients. But many doctors also fail to notice the subtle ways in which their own biases affect how they treat their patients. Physicians are particularly prone to dismissing the concerns of elderly patients because of age-related stereotypes. A handful of medical schools across the country have developed programs to combat this “ageism” among doctors in training. Looking at Disneyland Through a New Lens Guest: Benjamin Thevenin, Assistant Professor of Media Arts, Brigham Young University It’s the rare Disneyland visitor who manages to not get swept away by the immersive experience of the park. But a team of BYU professors and students has developed a mobile game app people can play while they’re at Disneyland to help them see more clearly the cultural and historical messages embedded in the park. It’s called “Dark Ride: Disneyland.” The Rise of Valley Fever Guest: Ian McHardy, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UC Davis, School of Medicine, Co-Director, UC Davis Center for Valley Fever Two years ago California saw more than 6000 cases of a serious and sometimes fatal airborne infection called Valley Fever. In 2017 that number jumped to more than 8000 cases. That figure will likely rise again this year in California, as well as Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah where the fungus that causes Valley Fever is found. If you live in one of those states, you may have had the infection, but didn’t know it. The symptoms are easily confused with pneumonia and it’s commonly misdiagnosed. Smart Medical Devices Guest: Dr. Leslie Saxon, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California Patient compliance plagues doctors creating issues of increased healthcare costs (sporadic pill consumption equals ineffective health care), complications (longer recovery time), or even death (life critical medication). Digital health uses smart medical devices to solve these issues using sensor technology, the size of a grain of rice embedded in pills, to deliver real-time feedback and prod patients to ingest their medicine. Worlds Awaiting: Comic Book Literacy Guest: Rachel Wadham, host, Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio, Education and Juvenile Collections Librarian, BYU Stan Lee, creator of some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes, died this week at the age of 95. So we’re going to talk comic books and superheroes with Rachel Wadham, host of Worlds Awaiting.