Medicine http://kwgs.org en Meet Dr. Susan Reverby, Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy" http://kwgs.org/post/meet-dr-susan-reverby-author-examining-tuskegee-infamous-syphilis-study-and-its-legacy <p>On Thursday and Friday of this week, the TU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will mark its 25th anniversary with a symposium here on campus regarding the moral and ethical issues involved in human medical research. The event is entitled "Protecting Human Subjects from Harm: Traversing the Moral &amp; Legal Boundaries of Biomedical Research" and is described in detail at <a href="http://www.utulsa.edu/about-TU/news-events-publications/UniversityEvents/2014/April/pbk-2014-symposium.aspx">this link</a>. Our guest on ST is the scholar who'll give the keynote address at this event: Dr. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:45:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 57476 at http://kwgs.org Meet Dr. Susan Reverby, Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy" "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" (Encore presentation.) http://kwgs.org/post/new-art-and-science-behind-enhanced-brain-performance-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show originally aired in September of last year.) As we grow older, of course, our bodies become less capable --- and less reliable --- when it comes to doing all the things we used to do. But as our guest reports on ST today, one of the very exciting findings in recent medical research is that the human brain can actually grow (and get stronger) over time --- and a bigger brain means better memory, increased creativity, sharper concentration skills, and a more rapid speed of learning. Our guest is Dr. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:53:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 55009 at http://kwgs.org "The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance" (Encore presentation.) Noted Author, Physician, and Bioethics Expert Carl Elliott Will Deliver TU's 2014 Hager Lecture http://kwgs.org/post/noted-author-physician-and-bioethics-expert-carl-elliott-will-deliver-tus-2014-hager-lecture <p>On our program today, an interesting discussion with Carl Elliott, a physician, author, philosopher, and professor at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:24:23 +0000 Rich Fisher 52917 at http://kwgs.org Noted Author, Physician, and Bioethics Expert Carl Elliott Will Deliver TU's 2014 Hager Lecture Best of ST in 2013: "The Path to a Better Way of Death" http://kwgs.org/post/best-st-2013-path-better-way-death <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our discussion with Katy Butler, an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Essays, and The Best Buddhist Writing. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:30:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 52210 at http://kwgs.org Best of ST in 2013: "The Path to a Better Way of Death" ST on Health: The Wall Street Journal's Extraordinary Multimedia Journalism --- "The Lobotomy Files" http://kwgs.org/post/st-health-wall-street-journals-extraordinary-multimedia-journalism-lobotomy-files <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks with Michael M. Phillips, a staff reporter at the Washington, D.C., bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Phillips has reported on the U.S. ground war in Afghanistan since 2001, and he went to Iraq to cover a certain American battalion several times between 2003 and 2006. He writes often about the aftermath of these wars, including post-traumatic stress, suicide, and other issues facing veterans and their families. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:36:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 51489 at http://kwgs.org ST on Health: The Wall Street Journal's Extraordinary Multimedia Journalism --- "The Lobotomy Files" StudioTulsa on Health: Getting to Know Chase Curtiss and the Sway Balance System Mobile App http://kwgs.org/post/studiotulsa-health-getting-know-chase-curtiss-and-sway-balance-system-mobile-app <p>On today's edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we welcome Chase Curtiss, the CEO and founder of Sway Medical, a Tulsa-based software company that is focused on, per its <a href="http://swaymedical.com/story">website</a>, "reinventing the way medical outcomes are measured. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:48:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 50747 at http://kwgs.org StudioTulsa on Health: Getting to Know Chase Curtiss and the Sway Balance System Mobile App Ziva Branstetter, the Enterprise Editor at the Tulsa World, Addresses the Onging Roll-Out of the ACA http://kwgs.org/post/ziva-branstetter-enterprise-editor-tulsa-world-addresses-onging-roll-out-aca <p>Everyone knows, as even President Obama himself has recently admitted, that the arrival of the Affordable Care Act has been, frankly, a disaster. So far, anyway. But what happens next? And more precisely, what happens next in our neck of the woods? Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:53:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 50152 at http://kwgs.org Ziva Branstetter, the Enterprise Editor at the Tulsa World, Addresses the Onging Roll-Out of the ACA StudioTulsa on Health: "Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor's Job?" http://kwgs.org/post/studiotulsa-health-should-mental-health-be-primary-care-doctors-job <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks Dr. Suzanne Koven, who practices internal medicine Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and who also writes <a href="http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blog/inpractice/">the "In Practice" column</a> for The Boston Globe. Earlier this month, Dr. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:57:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 48821 at http://kwgs.org StudioTulsa on Health: "Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor's Job?" StudioTulsa on Health: Concerning CommunityCare, the Tulsa-Based Medical Insurance Company http://kwgs.org/post/studiotulsa-health-concerning-communitycare-tulsa-based-medical-insurance-company <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks with Dr. Jack Sommers, chief medical officer for CommunityCare, the Tulsa-based medical insurance firm that's owned and operated by Saint Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center. (This company began as CommunityCare HMO in 1993; you can read a full history for CommunityCare <a href="http://www.ccok.com/About/our-history.asp">here</a>.) In an interesting and wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:57:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 48313 at http://kwgs.org StudioTulsa on Health: Concerning CommunityCare, the Tulsa-Based Medical Insurance Company "One Doctor's Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras" http://kwgs.org/post/one-doctors-battle-hope-and-healing-honduras <p>On our show today, an inspiring conversation with Dr. Amanda Madrid, who works in the remote and dangerous mountains and jungles of Eastern Honduras as a medical officer, a public health consultant, and the director of an international holistic Christian organization called Predisan, which is a ministry as well as a network of health clinics. Dr. Madrid is also the subject of a new book, &quot;Lay Down Your Guns: One Doctor&#39;s Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras,&quot; written by Greg R. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:41:35 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 47849 at http://kwgs.org "One Doctor's Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras"