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'Conversations' - 12/21/14
'Watch Your Back' - Dr. Richard A. Deyo, 'The Village Effect' - Susan Pinker
health and science university. Doctor Richard deal we're gonna talk about treating back pain and the back. Paint industry in the US. We'll speak with developmental psychologist Susan painter about the importance of face to face interactions in our digital age. That's coming up today and conversations. Join us as we look at issues that affect individuals families our communities and the nation. We're gonna begin today with doctor Richard DO about treating back pain and the back pain industry in the United States. Hello doctor deauth thanks for coming and conversations today. You bet it's my pleasure. Over the past twenty years treatment of back pain has become ever more expansive and intensive. Use an MRI scans narcotic painkillers injections and invasive spine surgery. Have all grown by several 100%. In series of medicine newer treatments have improved quality and duration of life. But as Barack pain is treated more aggressively. And you'll surveys of back pain supper is report steadily worse impairments. My guess proposes an approach to managing back pain that empowers the individual. And leaves more directly to effective care. He says although it may seem counter intuitive fewer medical interventions may actually produce better results. We're gonna look at what he calls the flaws in the current approach to back pain . Along with the profit motives and conflicts of interest behind many of them. Doctor Richard deal was a primary care Doctor Who holes and endowed professorship at Oregon health and science university. He practiced primary care medicine in the university setting for over 25 years he's authored over 300 scientific articles mostly concerning back pain . And certain several national panels were developing clinical guidelines and research standards on low back pain he writes about this subject in the book watch your back. His web site is Richard DOD EYO. Dot com doctor do you first of all let's talk a little bit about bad pain and quality of life. People who suffer from back pain will say that their quality of life has gone down obviously. Do you think that back pain or why is it a good thing. To look at some wants to figure out how various medical interventions. Affect outcomes like quality of life. You know well quality of life really is the issue I think for most people that have back problems. It's not a fatal disease like heart disease or cancer or sometimes can be. In general back pain is just something that drives people crazy. And and that means that we really have to measure quality of life as as an indication of whether our treatments are working or not. Because we can't count on mortality rates says the measure. And furthermore it's. Unrealistic to count on to parade says the measure because this isn't well like treating. Skin Iran horror and action. By and large people tend to have read occurrences of back pain and that comes and goes. Many people have. On going persistent pain in so it's it's hazardous to talk about to operate. And Natalie this really would quality of life is their best measure of of whether or helping patients or not. Sure let's talk a little bit more about the nature of back pain . Usually when someone's in pain they go to the doctor try to figure though it didn't figure the best treatment. And hopefully of course the patient gets better but that's not all fun and how things go with back pain right. You know unfortunately. Modern medicine works oh well what we can really identify the precise cause of a condition or disease. And then we can design specific treatments for it. But unfortunately that logic often fail this when it comes to back pain . Part of the problem is that much of the time we can't really accurately identify a specific cause. And that's true in
we're just beginning to understand that this tip for people have persistent back pain there even are changes that go on in the brain and the spinal cord in response to ongoing pain. And so it's it's not been really difficult to nail down what the precise cause maybe even a list modern technology. I know for a year is a win people handbag Pena is they were better rested to address the standard treatments have for back pain . Yeah health and try. What I started my career. That wrist really was the standard treatment and we didn't argue about whether
than none and that's for sure for for people that have acute back pain pipe which we mean acting in the just started recently. Last few days or weeks. Walking really is some of the best activity there is and specific back exercises may not really be important for the those patients with acute back pain . On the other hand for people have persistent back problems have been going on for a long time. It really is more
'Conversations' - 12/14/14
'Wheat Belly Total Health' - Dr. William Davis, 'At War' - Shane Harris.
communications among other things. And on the other side of it the high tech industry we have here in the telecommunications companies that. Literally run the network that transmit or data the process our Internet communications Internet service providers. Increasingly other high tech companies like Google FaceBook and Yahoo! and social media sites as well. And what this alliance is really is the kind of
'Conversations' - 12/7/14
'Silent Voices' - Dr. Robert Okin, 'Co-Parenting Over the Holidays' - Karen Bonnell.
Francisco for seventeen years the is also a former state commissioner of mental health for both Vermont and Massachusetts. After his career he developed crucial services and clinical case management programs to enable mentally ill people
in this Timmy your book could be part of the curriculum of mental health training that bad is preparing people to work more effectively. With the homeless who are seriously mentally you know. Well I always
if you will I mean of the needs of our the our mental health system aimed are we abandoning the homeless mentally ill. Oh what of the reforms would be meaningful that we did we can
'Conversations' - 11/30/14
'Locked Down, Locked Out', parts 1 & 2, Maya Schenwar
my mission mart is the executive director of truth about. An independent social justice news website she has written about prison issues are various publications including the New York Times in the guardian. She writes about why prison doesn't work and how we can do better in the book lot down and
'Conversations' - 11/23/14
'EBOLA: Another Avoidable Crisis?' - Robert Walker, 'Accidents of Marriage' - Randy Susan Meyers.
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'Conversations' - 11/16/14
'Down Size' - Ted Spiker, 'Transform Your Boundaries' - Sarri Gilman
Along the way he has talked to some of the world's leading weight loss experts taken cues from other men and women who have lost as much as half of their body weight. And learn some tough lessons on his own. Obesity is the proxy for other life shorten her as being overweight is associated with conditions such as high blood pressure heart disease and diabetes we all the facts and realities of obesity. And how this knowledge help this actually lose the weight in other
'Conversations' - 11/9/14
'How to Speak Money' - John Lanchester, 'The End of Stress' - Don Goewey
take over your experience. They wreak Havoc on your health policy enormous health problems they killed brains so. And left attempted to it will eventually kill you I mean it's of stresses that something's assembly do
'Conversations' - 11/2/14
'No Drama Discipline' parts 1 & 2 - Daniel Siegel, M.D.
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learn the basics skills. Everything becomes more rewarding not only for your child development but for you to prepare. If you would like to learn more about the work of my guest today doctor Daniel Siegel
'Conversations' - 10/26/14
How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid - Joseph Califano, Jr., Conscious Living, Conscious Aging - Ron Pevny.
the program today. It's my pleasure list hello to you. As the baby boomer population is retiring they are doing so as the healthiest generation with a dramatically increased life expectancy . Age looking a whole lot different for these folks no longer too many seniors find fulfillment impassioned by winding down for twenty
'Conversations' - 10/19/14
The Wiser Divorce - Angie Hallier, 'Getting Schooled' - Garret Keizer
chieftains. Another big change. That you have witnessed his DUBTI guess of standardized testing and how you feel about this emphasis. On and so much of an emphasis on standardized testing . Well again I think it if it's good idea to exercise some critical thinking. Don't want them exhibited need jerk reaction that I could do have some concerns. About the ubiquitous -- -- -- standardized testing . Our first of -- not everything can be tested and everything it's taught. Other precinct that one would wanna give to young
concerns about who is rising this initiative. Where is this push for standardized testing coming from. And I think it is coming from people who are not necessarily interest it and giving. Children all the tools