Wellness Wednesday

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Stanford University researchers have developed a blood test that predicts a pregnant woman's due date, and might identify women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely. The test isn’t ready for general use and the sample size was small, but early results are promising.  

Join us as we discuss that and more today on Wellness Wednesday.

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There have been many studies conducted on how to best recover after exercising, but questions remain as to whether post-workout activities actually provide results or if we just think we feel better from them. Join us for a conversation with an expert on the topic.

We will also take a peek into Clintonville's health-friendly fast casual spot, Pocket Produce, and then step into space with a look at what happens to the human body beyond the Earth.

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In an age of social media and film streaming, Americans are becoming more and more socially isolated. Social isolation is considered more objective than loneliness as it includes how one lives and their number of social ties.

Today, we discuss the impact of social isolation in America, the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Columbus and cancer preventing foods.

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While the number of minorities living in the U.S. is expected to exceed 50 percent by 2044, there is a significant lack in representation of these communities among medical researchers and study participants. Today we look into efforts being made to improve inclusion of minorities in such research, including a new study that will ensure 51 percent of its one million participants come from underrepresented groups.

We then discuss the benefits of exercise on health with New York Times Well Blog columnist Gretchen Reynolds and take a look at women's health ahead of Mother's Day.

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In March, the most comprehensive penis transplant was performed on a US veteran at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The recipient has already shown signs of improvement as he is able to walk and is projected to make a full recovery. The surgery was made all the more difficult as the recipient has a rare blood type, leading to a smaller amount of possible donors. 

Today, we discuss men's health, the impact stress has on overeating, and Dr. Linda Stone's efforts to combat burnout in medical students through the arts.

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Seeking medical advice from your doctor can be a complicated interaction. Research suggests that doctors encourage patients to decide their own treatment options, even if those patients want the final decision to be made by the doctor. We'll talk about why this occurs, and how patients and doctors can improve risk assessment.

We'll also look at how art can rehabilitate those with brain injures, and a new therapy treatment that can treat and prevent peanut allergies in children. 

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The benefits of exercising are plentiful and well known, yet most of us don't do it enough. Many people don't have the time or energy to commit to workout programs, and quit after just a few months. We'll talk about strategies that can help plan and maintain your exercise routine, and reach your fitness goals.

Also, a look at how acts of kindness can have a huge impact on someone dealing with cancer. 

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A recent study has revealed a correlation between a healthy diet and mental health. A diet emphasizing vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, or the DASH diet, may reduce the risk of depression. We'll look at how this particular diet affects our brains, and how healthy eating can improve our mental health. 

Also, a look at the numbers and the costs of Alzheimer's disease.

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Baby talk tends to sound silly and maybe even annoying to those who hear it. However, a new study has shown it can help infants learn to speak regardless of the language being spoken.

Join us today as we discuss the benefits of baby talk, the role nutrition plays in weight loss and how to know the time is right to get a mastectomy. 

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Men have had little option for birth control beyond condoms for nearly 300 years. Recent studies have shown possible new options for men but many are wary due to side effects that mirror those of female menstruation. 

Join us today as we discuss the future of male birth control, the racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses, and the trauma involved in premature birth and how groups are working to lessen the impact. 

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