Feature Interview (13:25) – Dr. Alan Moy, the Founder and Scientific Director of the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, discusses stem cells: what they are, how they are used or misused, and what they promise for the future of medicine.
Also in this episode:
News (00:50) – American Medical Association Ethics Committee Recommends Against Physician Assisted Suicide (www.ama-assn.org/sites/default/fi…od/a18-ceja5.pdf
Preventive Medicine Tip (7:45) – Physical Therapy to Help the Elderly Prevent Falls (www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/)
Medical Trivia (Answer at 42:40) – Medicine is becoming more and more reliant on numbers, and we have discussed many of those number on the show – blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, fasting blood sugar etc.
What two numbers will most accurately predict your life expectancy? This is incredibly objective, and these numbers are being used by different agencies as they make decisions about you. What are these two numbers?
Listener Question (45:50) – How should patients prepare for their doctor’s appointments? And how do doctor’s feel about patients taking notes?
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