The death class, over-the-counter drug dangers, telemedicine, chronic cough, halitosis!
March 20, 2015•52 min
The Death Class - Each year, Kean University in Union, New Jersey, offers a class called Death in Perspective taught by Professor Norma Bowe. The objective of the class is to "develop an understanding of the nature and experiences of the stages of dying, death, and bereavement." Dr. Bowe is an extraordinary professor who, by teaching about mortality, helps young people to value their own lives and make a difference in the lives of others. Over-the-Counter Drug Dangers - Many assume that because medications and dietary supplements can be purchased over-the-counter, that they are safe. According to holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos, that's not necessarily the case, and some of the most commonly used over-the-counter medications have some surprising side effects. Telemedicine - Instead of going to the emergency room in the middle of the night, wouldn't it be great if you could get medical advice, immediately, while sitting on your couch? Alexandra Sifferlin, a health reporter at TIME Magazine, explains how this is now possible via "telemedicine" apps, where users can video chat with a doctor in the comfort of their homes. Chronic Cough - More than 20 million Americans suffer from chronic cough, and according to Dr. Jamie Koufman, many patients are frequently misdiagnosed as having a respiratory or asthma condition. Dr. Koufman has been listed among the Top Doctors in America, is a professor at New York Medical College and author of The Chronic Cough Enigma. America's Bad Breath Doctor - Dr. Harold Katz travels the country with his very own digital breath testing machine to randomly measure if someone has good or bad breath! Dr. Katz, a UCLA dentist and leading bad breath expert, shares the dirt on the worst cities for halitosis, and he just might spill the beans about which celebrities should be popping a mint or two! You won't want to miss a minute - join the conversation!