Thu, 20 December 2012
493: Osteoporosis, Vitamin D, and Calcium Physiology: Robert P. Heaney, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Creighton University
Our guest is Dr. Robert Heaney from Creighton University. Dr. Haney has spent over 50 years in the study of osteoporosis, vitamin D, and calcium physiology. He's authorized three books and has published over 400 original papers, chapters and monographs in the scientific and educational fields. In the interview today, Dr. Haney covers the following topics:
Direct download: Dr_Robert_Heaney_Vitamin_D_and_Calcium_physiology.mp3
Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT
Mon, 17 December 2012
492: Cholesterol Screening for Children: Dr. Nina Radford reviews National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommendations
In this audio interview, Dr. Nina Radford, Director of Clinical Research and a cardiologist at Cooper Clinic, discusses cholesterol in children. Earlier this year, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the major pediatric associations put some new guidelines out in terms of screening cholesterol in children. The panel discusses two cholesterol screening recommendations for children.
1) The Universal Screen - consider screening cholesterol in all children, regardless of risk, sometime between 9- and 11 years of age, the age range when atherosclerosis actually starts to begin. The panel believes this is a good time to identify kids who may be from families of high risk; and it's a good time to influence children to adopt healthier habits.
2) Targeted Screen - any time, from ages 2- to 21, cholesterol might be screened if the child has any other risks for heart disease - obesity; diabetes; or high blood pressure. The child should also be screened if either parent had a stroke early in life.
Dr. Radford also talks about the treatment recommendations the NHLBI makes for children who have elevated cholesterol.