Recently the Baseball Hall of Fame announced it will induct no one for the first time in more than a decade, a move many view as a statement against the use of steroids in professional sports. In addition, cyclist Lance Armstrong is now admitting to using performance enhancing drugs.
Describing himself as "more than a filmmaker," Byron Hurt is an anti-sexist activist who provides cutting-edge male leadership, expert analysis, keynote addresses, and workshop facilitation in the field of sexual and gender violence prevention and education. His latest film "Soul food Junkies," looks at the links between African-American identity and "soul food," much of which is high in fat and calories. Hurt's father died of pancreatic cancer, and this type of high-fat diet is a risk factor for the illness.
Most women give birth in the hospital and some would not have it any other way. But there are other women who prefer to have their babies in the comfort of their own home in the care of a midwife.
The start of the new year inspires many to set goals and make resolutions. What do we know about human behavior that can help us turn our goals into achievements? What are some of the tools available to us? How can we solicit a community of friends for support to help us be accountable for our goals and to cheer us on when we want to give up or to remind us that we can start anew, no matter where we are in the new year? We invite you to share your resolutions and what's helped you stick with them.
Dr. Michael Novak, MD, Otolaryngologist, Specialist in Head and Neck Surgery, Audiology, Ear, Nose and Throat at Carle Clininc Audiology and Hearing Services
Our guest will be Dr. Malcolm Hill, pediatrician from Carle in Urbana. Dr. Hill can respond to a range of concerns, anything from vaccinations and common childhood illness, to coping with minor bumps and bruises. Any problem you might discuss with your own family doctor is welcome on this show.
This Saturday will mark the 25th World AIDS Day. The first such day was established in 1988 to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
Between 1981 and 2007, more than 25 million people died from AIDS. But more and more people today are living with HIV – research has led to medical regimens that make it more of a chronic disease to be controlled, rather than the almost certain death sentence it once was. Still, globally, an estimated 33 point three million people are H-I-V positive. And AIDS still takes close to two million people each year – more than half of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Today on Focus, we will talk about women’s health and our guest will be Doctor Suzanne Trupin. She is an obstetrician and gynecologist and is on the faculty of the University of Illinois College Of Medicine. She stops by to talk about recent developments in her field and to answer your questions. On past programs we have covered a wide range of subjects everything from family planning and pregnancy to birthing and breast feeding to osteoporosis and menopause.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a form of anxiety disorder -- obsessions can consist of images or unwanted thoughts that cause anxiety or distress and compulsions can be mental and or physical actions. The line between personal habits or rituals and OCD is whether or not and how much these interfere with one's ability to function in daily life.
Diagnoses of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder have been on the rise over the past two decades as more attention is being paid to the disorder in clinical research. But because the symptoms can be very subtle, the time between onset of OCD symptoms and treatment is often very long, years or even decades if it is treated at all.
We'll talk about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related anxiety disorders with Shayla Parker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Kevin Elliot Counseling in Champaign. Parker has 11 years of experience in counseling and has treated a wide variety of mental health issues while working at inpatient and outpatient levels of care.