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Radio Newsline 2013-14

NewsLine is a weekly radio program produced by SIU School of Medicine in conjunction with the Illinois Information Services of the State of Illinois. It is distributed to radio stations in Illinois. For additional information please contact Ruth Slottag, media coordinator, Office of Public Affairs, 217-545-2819.
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Date
Topic
  Interviewee
  April 2014
  Apr 22

Infertility affects about every ten couples in the U.S.  Recent medical advances make it possible for most couples willing to undergo a variety of treatments to have a baby. (text)

  J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, MD, Ob/Gyn
  Apr 15

Child abuse prevention -- Child abuse is not only traumatic to the child, but can cause life-long problems for the abused and the family. (text)

  Laura Loesel, MD, Family & Community Medicine
  Apr 8

Autism is a development disorder that is increasingly being diagnosed in young children. It can be devastating to families, but help is available through early diagnosis and treatment. (text)

  Mary Dobbins, MD, Psychiatry
  Apr 1

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but it can be prevented. (text)

  Chris Mogren, Internal Medicine
  March 2014
  Mar 25

Match Day -- Senior medical students graduating from SIU School of Medicine have again matched with competitive residency training programs for the next stage of their training. (text)

  Erik Constance, MD, Student Affairs, Internal Medicine & Medical Humanities
  Mar 18

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. and a quarter of them do not even know that they have it. (text)

  Sara Lopinski, Internal Medicine
  Mar 11

Chronic sleep problems affect many people. It impacts their careers, their safety and their health. (text)

  Muhammad Siddique, MD, Internal Medicine
  Mar 4

Cancer and emotions -- A cancer diagnosis can be devastating to patients.  It not only affects them physically, but cancer also takes a toll on their emotions. (text)

  Patricia Fank, PsyD, Psychiatry
  February 2014
  Feb 25

Tonsillitis is one of the most common illnesses affecting children and teenagers and can cause a lot of pain and suffering.  (text)

  Gayle Woodson, MD, Surgery
  Feb 18

Cancer screenings -- Deaths from the major types of cancer have declined in recent years, primarily because of earlier detection. (text)

  Joanna Rea, MD, Internal Medicine
  Feb 11

Minority health -- Black Americans often have more health care problems than do other ethnic groups. Their challenges include both the prevalence of certain medical conditions as well as difficulties with diagnosis and treatment. (text)

  Wesley Robinson-McNeese, MD, Internal Medicine
  Feb 4

Women's heart health -- Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in women of all ages, with about one-half million women dying each year in the US. (text)

  Susan Hingle, MD, Internal Medicine
  January 2014
  Jan 28

One in every 33 babies is born with some type of birth defect. Good prenatal care can prevent some defects. (text)

  Robert Abrams, MD, Pediatrics
  Jan 21

Winter allergies -- Allergy symptoms don’t happen just in the Spring and Fall. Some people suffer from allergies all year ‘round. (text)

  Richard Bass, MD, Surgery
  Jan 14

Colds, flu and other respiratory illnesses are very common this time of year, but they don’t have to get you down if you by take precautions. (text)

  Craig Batterman, MD, Pediatrics
  Jan 7

January is the time for making New Year’s resolutions, but some people struggle to be successful.  (text)

  Jeanne Hansen, Psychiatry
  December 2013
  Dec 31

Driving under the influence of alcohol kills nearly 10,000 people in the United States annually.  Long-term heavy alcohol use can cause serious health conditions.  (text)

  Hillary LaMontagne, Psychiatry
  Dec 24

Kids & holiday stress - All the excitement of the holiday interrupts a child’s routine and can add stress for children and sometimes cause behavioral problems. (text)

  Glen Aylward, Ph.D., Pediatrics
  Dec 17

Dealing with cancer is very stressful for both patients and their families, and the stress can increase during the holidays. (text)

  Emily Lane, Simmons Cancer Inst./Psychiatry
  Dec 10

Children's winter safety tips - Winter weather causes safety concerns for infants and children, so special precautions should be taken to protect them from the elements. (text)

  Marthe dela Cruz, M.D., Pediatrics
  Dec 3

SIDS, a primary cause of death in infants before the age of one year, is not well understood by medical experts. But parents can take steps to prevent it. (text)

  Tracy Milbrandt, M.D., Pediatrics
  November 2013
  Nov 26

For many people with dietary concerns, holiday gatherings can play havoc with healthy eating intentions. (text)

  Sara Lopinski, Internal Medicine
  Nov 19

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a serious lung disease that over time makes it difficult for people to breathe. (text)

  Joseph Henkle, M.D., Internal Medicine
  Nov 12

More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. (text)

  Charlene Young, Neurology
  Nov 5

Diabetes is the seventh deadliest disease in the United States, but it can be managed with diet, exercise and medication. (text)

  Michael Jakoby, M.D., Internal Medicine
  October 2013
  Oct 30

Pediatric GERD - Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a medical condition that is common in people of all ages, even babies and children. (text)

  Charmaine Mziray-Andrew, M.D., Pediatrics
  Oct 22

Flu shots - Influenza can be a significant health threat for individuals of all ages, especially seniors and children who have other medical conditions. (text)

  Vidya Sundareshan, M.D., Internal Medicine
  Oct 15

Bullying - Children who are bullied can suffer harmful emotional and psychological effects which could last for years. (text)

  Rebecca Loschen, Psychiatry
  Oct 8

New recommendations urge women to begin screening for breast cancer at the age of 40 and continue getting mammograms each year. (text)

  Robert Mocharnuk, M.D., Internal Medicine
  Oct 1

People suffering from anxiety and depression are often reluctant to seek treatment, but they are very treatable conditions. (text)

  Hillary J. LaMontagne, Psychiatry
  September 2013
  Sept 24

More than 200,000 men in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. (text)

  Kevin McVary, M.D., Surgery - Urology
  Sept 17

Farm Safety - Farmers can avoid potential medical injuries by taking safety precautions during the busy season ahead. (text)

  Debra Phillips, M.D., Family Medicine
  Sept 10

Healthy Aging - For seniors to live longer and have a good quality of life, it is important that they maintain a healthy lifestyle and take some preventive measures. (text)

  Vajeeha Tabassum, M.D., Internal Medicine
  Sept 3

Because of better treatment methods, outcomes for childhood cancer patients have improved in recent years. (text)

  Daniel Niebrugge, M.D., Pediatrics
  August 2013
  August 27

Breastfeeding - New parents always want to give their babies the very best. (text)

  Erin Paris, R.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology
  August 20

A national study shows that elevated blood pressure is increasing in children and adolescents. (text)

  Ramzi Souki, M.D., Pediatrics
  August 13

Back to school immunizations - Staying up-to-date on vaccines helps families protect their children from the most serious illnesses. (text)

  Craig Batterman, M.D., Pediatrics
  August 6

School anxiety - Going back to the classroom can be stressful for children and parents each school year. (text)

  Glen Aylward, Ph.D., Psychiatry & Pediatrics
  July 2013
  July 30

Summer is the time for outdoor picnics and barbeques, but unless precautions are taken, foodborne illness can occur, says a dietitian at SIU School of Medicine. (text)

  Sibyl Cox, Pediatrics
  July 23

Postpartum depression - Having a baby is usually one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but for some women, it can include times of sadness and depression. (text)

  Karen Broquet, M.D., Psychiatry
  July 16

Group B Strep Awareness - The most common cause of a life-threatening infection in newborns is preventable, but many pregnant women have never heard of it. (text)

  Beau Batton, M.D., Pediatrics
  July 9

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that can cause some concern because some people believe it is contagious.  But it is NOT contagious and can be treated. (text)

  Stephen Stone, M.D., Internal Medicine - Dermatology
  July 2

Fireworks injuries - Thousands of people go to hospital emergency rooms with injuries from fireworks each year. Most of these injuries occur around the 4th of July. (text)

  Jason Kegg, M.D., Surgery - emergency medicine
  June 2013
  June 25

Skin cancer - Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but it can be prevented by avoiding over exposure to harmful ultraviolet light. (text)

  Stephen Stone, M.D., Internal Medicine - Dermatology
  June 18

Allergies - Although allergens are present all year round, allergy sufferers find the spring, summer and fall months especially troublesome. (text)

  Richard Bass, M.D., Surgery - Otolaryngology
  June 11

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S. today. (text)

  Anne Miller, M.D., Rheumatology
  June 4

Each year about 795,000 Americans have a stroke.  (text)

  Sajjad Mueed, M.D., Neurology
  May 2013
  May 28

Hearing loss has doubled in the U.S. during the past 30 years, and many people live with hearing loss without being diagnosed. (text)

  Brittney Reidy, Clinical Audiology
  May 21

Graduation - The 78 new physicians graduating from SIU School of Medicine heard remarks from a former Illinois governor and from the class chair. (text)

  Jim Edgar, former Illinois Governor
  May 14

Depression is a serious medical illness affecting more than 14 million American adults every year, but people may be reluctant to seek treatment. (text)

  Jeffrey Bennett, M.D., Psychiatry
  May 7

Esophageal cancer is a deadly disease, but early detection and a healthy lifestyle can help improve outcomes. (text)

  Chris Mogren, Internal Medicine
  April 2013
  April 30

The incidence of high blood pressure is increasing in the U.S. and could lead to more heart disease and strokes in Americans in the coming years. (text)

  Susan Hingle, M.D., Internal Medicine
  April 23

Head and Neck Cancer - Approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck each year. (text)

  Debra Gonzalez, M.D., Simmons Cancer Institute
  April 16

Child Abuse Prevention - Child abuse is not only traumatic to the child, but can cause life-long problems for the abused and the family. (text)

  Careyana Brenham, M.D., Family and Community Medicine
  April 9

Minority Health - Black Americans often have more health care problems than do other ethnic groups.  (text)

  Wesley McNeese, M.D., Office of Diversity, Multicultural & Minority Affairs
  April 2

Infertility affects about every tenth couple in the U.S., but recent medical advances make it possible for most couples willing to undergo a variety of treatments to have a baby. (text)

  Ricardo Loret de Mola, M.D., Ob-Gyn - SIU Fertility and IVF Center
  March 2013
  March 26

Diabetes Test - Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S., and a quarter of them do not even know that they have it. (text)

  Caren Bryant, Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
  March 19

Match - Senior medical students graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have again matched with competitive residency training programs for the next stage of their training. (text)

  Erik Constance, M.D., Student Affairs & Internal Medicine
  March 12

Alcoholic Liver Disease - Excessive consumption of alcohol over a long period of time can result in serious liver disease. (text)

  Fariba Javadi, M.D., Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  March 5

Chronic sleep problems affect many people. It impacts their careers, their safety and their health. (text)

  Joseph Henkle, M.D., Internal Medicine - Pulmonary & Critical Care
  February 2013
  February 26

Sinusitis is a common condition in which the spaces in the bones surrounding the eyes and nose are inflamed, causing pain and difficulty breathing. (text)

  Richard Bass, M.D., Surgery - Otolaryngology
  February 19

Kids' Ear Infections - Chronic middle ear infection is a very common medical condition affecting young children. (text)

  Leonard Rybak, M.D., Surgery - Otolaryngology
  February 12

Women’s Heart Health - Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in women of all ages, with about a half-million women dying each year in the US. (text)

  Tiffany Leung, M.D., Internal Medicine
  February 5

Cancer Screenings - Deaths from the major types of cancer have declined in recent years, primarily because of earlier detection. (text)

  David Steward, M.D., Internal Medicine
  January 2013
  January 29

Thyroid disease is a fact of life for 20 million Americans and more than half of those people remain undiagnosed. (text)

  Carmel Fratianni, M.D., Endocrinology
  January 22

If you are feeling blue, gaining weight and waking up tired this winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. (text)

  Ron Zec, Ph.D., Psychiatry and Neurology
  January 15

Winter Skin Care - Cold winter weather can cause a person’s skin to become dry, but taking some precautions can make a difference. (text)

  Stephen Stone, M.D., Dermatology
  January 8

Weight Loss Resolution - Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions for many Americans who might have indulged in too much holiday food. (text)

  Erin Paris, R.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology
  January 2

Tips for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions - January is the time for making New Year’s resolutions, but some people struggle to be successful with them. (text)

  Jeanne Hansen, Psychiatry

 

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