Health

Health & Science
11:35 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Does a Full Moon Control Us? Creighton has Answers

Is the full moon the reason why so many crazy things happen?
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Jean Creighton.

The moon is an essential part of our lives, being found in song, stories, science, history, mythology, and elsewhere.

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Health & Science
4:03 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mentorship to Help Breast Cancer Patients (and Families)

Mark Young is the president of the organization After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Inc.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews After Breast Cancer Diagnosis' Mark Young.

Much of the public effort surrounding breast cancer involves raising money for research and awareness. But for people who are diagnosed with the disease – and their families – the needs are often much more personal.

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Health & Science
11:43 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Trick Knee: How Metal Joint Implants Are Messing Up MRIs

A regular MRI image versus the MAVRIC SL image of a knee
Credit Hospital for Special Surgery, New York/GE Healthcare

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews GE Healthcare physicist Kevin Koch.

Metal joint implants are wreaking havoc on the MRI images doctors use to determine treatment, but a new process improves picture quality.

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Health & Science
10:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Temple Grandin Gives Readers Look Inside "The Autistic Brain"

Temple Grandin is an author, celebrated speaker, and doctor of animal science, and lives with autism.
Credit Rosalie Winard

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Temple Grandin.

Temple Grandin's new book examines the progress made over decades to address the needs of autistic individuals.

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Health & Science
11:18 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Three Ethical Questions Posed by Genome Sequencing

A-, B- and Z-DNA.
Credit Richard Wheeler

Kimberly Strong chats with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Actress Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she’s had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a genetic mutation that puts her at high risk for developing breast cancer.

That announcement has, for many, rekindled a dilemma about how much information we want to know about our genome, and what do with that information once it’s in hand. 

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Health & Science
1:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Want to Fight Disease? Do Your Math Homework

Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez, once a cheese factory worker, now a math professor who wants to stop the spread of disease through mathematics
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews mathematical biologist Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez.

A common complaint among school kids who don't want to learn their math is that it's not important in the real world. While there is a lot of theory in math, a growing body of researchers are proving this notion wrong by applying math in some surprisingly relevant ways.

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Health & Science
11:50 am
Mon March 11, 2013

How The Start of Daylight Savings Time Affects Our Bodies

Residents of most states lost an hour of sleep when time "sprang forward" over the weekend.

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Dr. Alexander Villareal, a sleep medicine physician with the Sleep Wellness Institute of West Allis and Mequon.

Wisconsin is now observing daylight savings time. Residents of most states lost an hour of sleep when time “sprang forward” over the weekend.

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Economy & Business
1:13 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Fondy Market Supports 'Opinionated Food Culture' On Near North Side

Vegetables abound at Fondy's Food Market.
Credit Fondy's Food Market

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Young Kim.

The Fondy Market at 22nd and Fond du Lac is one of the Near North Side’s success stories. There had been a farmer’s market in the area for decades, but about 10 years ago the market really took off in its present form, thanks in great part to Young Kim.

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Health & Science
1:30 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Five Reasons Why We Need to Attract More Minorities, Women to STEM Fields

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory hosts events like "Science Careers in Search of Women," to attract women and minorities to STEM fields.
Credit Argonne National Library

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Angela Byars-Winston of UW-Madison.

A lot has been written about the effort to attract more women and people of color to what's known as the "STEM" fields - science, technology, engineering, and math. Leaders in all of those fields have spoken of the need to have a future workforce that better reflects the demographics of this country. But where do we actually stand in attracting students to STEM education?

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Health & Science
12:29 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain

Back in pain? Try these helpful tips.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Doctor of Chiropractic Josh Zumstein.

Sit up straight. Don't slouch. Lift with your knees, not with your back.

We've all heard these tips to avoid wrenching our backs, but given the pervasiveness of chronic back pain among Americans, we clearly aren't following these instructions.

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