To Your Health

With some questionable health advice being posted by your friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on TV---that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized  yesterday---it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Every Thursday at 7:31 a.m. and 5:18 p.m., Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes you aware of upcoming screenings, gives you prevention strategies and more…all to your health.
 

St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been hosting events with three of its faculty members who share their knowledge and research. KRCU's Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs, host of To Your Health, had the chance to talk with one of them, Dr. Amy Tiemeier, Pharm. D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice, about how healthcare providers are fighting the opioid epidemic in Missouri.

Extended Interview -  "Going Public Overtime"

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Is gun violence a health issue? Epidemiologists like Nancy Krieger, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, say yes. In 2015 she told NPR, “We in public health count dead people. And we count them in order to understand how to prevent preventable deaths.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not been able to study gun violence in order to prevent deaths since 1996 when congress passed an amendment, forbidding the use of federal money for research to “advocate or promote gun control.”

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That time of the month. A visit from your friend. The curse. Aunt Flo. There are so many euphemisms for menstruation that sometimes women and girls get the message they really shouldn’t mention it. Perhaps that’s why one of the mottos of the Endometriosis Association is “Let’s Talk About It.” 

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month.

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Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children according to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

February is Children’s Dental Health month.

The American Dental Association advises that a balanced diet, limiting snacks, brushing and flossing each day and regular dental check-ups are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

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The British comedian Jo Brand once remarked, “anything is good if it is made of chocolate.” But can anything made of chocolate also be good for you? Would you like to feel less guilty about the chocolates you ate on Valentine’s Day?

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