Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus and primarily affects children under the age of five. Dr. Robert Scott, Rotary International Foundation Trustee chairman, will discuss how the organization, in collaboration with the Bill Gates Foundation and other groups, is working to eradicate polio around the world.
Sound Medicine’s Ora Pescovitz, M.D., will discuss the recent controversy over BPA (Bisphenol A) in food containers and baby bottles. Dr. Pescovitz will provide some suggestions for parents worried about the chemical effects.
Adolfo Correa, M.D., Ph.D., a medical epidemiologist at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will explain his recent study showing a link between mothers with diabetes and the increased risked of birth defects.
David Kahn, Ph.D., research associate in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will discuss his studies that show what is happening in the left and right brain during dreaming and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
In this week’s Sound Medicine “Check Up,” Jeremy Shere will look at the value of rowing as good cardio exercise.