Category: Public Health Minute

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Diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published the first WHO Global Report on Diabetes as a call to action due to the number of adults living with diabetes nearly quadrupling since 1980. Public Health Minute has done multiple segments with researchers throughout the country about various topics regarding Diabetes. There are two main types of ...

Insomnia

Sleep plays an important role in your mental and physical health, but it is easily sacrificed to complete other tasks. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, ongoing sleep deficiency is “linked to risk of heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and stroked” ( http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why). A good night of sleep improves learning, helps maintain ...

William Latimer and Brad Schoenfeld

Muscle Loss and Aging

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of muscle tissues as a natural part of the aging process. I am excited to share Public Health Minute’s “Sarcopenia” segment by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College. Dr. Schoenfeld’s research shows that light weights produce similar gains in muscle mass ...

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Since May was Lyme Disease Awareness Month, it is important to shed light on a topic that is not commonly discussed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the U.S. every year, which is 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and ...

William Latimer and Mira Goral

National Aphasia Awareness Month

Since June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, it only seemed fitting to share Public Health Minute’s segment on “Aphasia” recorded by Dr. Mira Goral, who is a professor in Lehman College’s Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Aphasia is a communication disorder caused by damage to the brain in which individuals may have difficulties in speaking, listening, ...

William Latimer

Personal Devices and Hearing Loss

With the increasing number of personal devices & the need of listening to music or to be entertained constantly (which is evident when riding the subway), one has to think about noise induced hearing loss. This is why I am excited to discuss the “Hearing Loss Prevention” segment that Lehman College’s Dr. Sandra Levey recorded ...

Dr. William Latimer recording Public Health Minute

Recording Public Health Minute

Latimer recording Public Health Minute at the University of Florida, Public Radio member station WUFT, 89.1