June 01, 2012

Hearing Loss

Melissa Kay Rodriguez, Owner of Hear On Earth Hearing Care Center, El Paso, Texas; National Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Science; author of Hear Your LIfe: Inspiring Stories and Honest Advice for Overcoming Hearing Loss

Host: David Inge

One in every six Americans suffers from hearing loss. It’s a problem that affects both old and young, and it often goes undiagnosed. We’ll explore the causes and treatments available for hearing loss, as we talk with Melissa Rodriguez. She is board certified in hearing instrument sciences and is the founder of Hear On Earth Haring Care Center in El Paso, Texas. She will talk about the features of the modern hearing aid, and offer  advice on encouraging our loved ones to seek help for their hearing loss.

May 23, 2012

Foot Care

The average person takes between eight and ten thousand steps every day. There are times when the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight when you are running it can be three or four times your weight. It’s no surprise that…at some time in their lives seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems. If you’re feet are bothering you we may be able to help.  Our guest will be podiatrist Doctor Robert Born from Carle in Urbana.

May 21, 2012

Women’s Health

The topic will be 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. Every other month, 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.

May 01, 2012

Sleep and Sleep Disorders

With James J. Herdegen, MD ( James J. Herdegen, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy; Medical Director, Sleep Science Center, University of Illinois)

April 23, 2012

The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

Guest: Amy Stewart.

To most people, worms may be nothing more than things to avoid on the sidewalk after a summer shower. But earthworms do much more than that: they plow the soil, fight diseases, and make fertile land out of ordinary dirt. Today's guest on Focus, writer Amy Stewart, takes us underground to investigate the numerous different species of this creature and how they contribute to the health of our planet and population.

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