Take Care A weekly conversation on health and wellness, Take Care draws upon the expertise of both regional guests and the country's leading authorities on medicine, technology, psychology and human behavior, health care, and public policy. Hosted by Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, Take Care explores a variety of topics that impact our lives and our choices in treating illness and enhancing wellness.
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A weekly conversation on health and wellness, Take Care draws upon the expertise of both regional guests and the country's leading authorities on medicine, technology, psychology and human behavior, health care, and public policy. Hosted by Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, Take Care explores a variety of topics that impact our lives and our choices in treating illness and enhancing wellness.

Most Recent Episodes

Health care sharing ministries on the rise, lack regulation

To many, a health care sharing industry is a rather unfamiliar term, but as a New Hampshire reporter shows, they've been around for decades, and two in particular are drawing some attention in his state. Todd Bookman is a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio. He joined " Take Care " to talk about his work writing about health care ministries and what they mean for the patients that join them.

How your financial situation can impact overall health and wellness

Get your piggy banks out. Despite technology, historical knowledge, the internet and so much more, Americans are still strapped for cash. But how do finances affect our health? Brett Whysel is a lecturer in the business management department of the Borough of Manhattan Community College and cofounder of DecisionFish.com . He joined us on "Take Care" to discuss finances and our health.

Technology's impact on childhood brain, language development

There have been plenty of studies surrounding the development of the human brain, but nowadays, scientists are increasingly looking at how modern technology impacts language development in children. As one researcher can attest, it's not as simple as "screens are bad." Dr. Michael Rich is the director of the Center on Media and Child Health and the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders . He joined " Take Care " to talk about his and other's research on language development and how

Considering what went wrong to solve a mystery diagnosis

Mysteries, by nature, are intriguing, and health mysteries are no exception. " Diagnosis " is a column in the New York Times Magazine, a book and an original series on Netflix — all covering medical mysteries and delayed diagnosis. Dr. Lisa Sanders is a clinician at Yale School of Medicine and author of the popular column and book . She shares some stories of mystery diagnoses with us on " Take Care " this week, including how these kind of diagnoses can make a difference.

The latest in health

This week on "Take Care": new and noteworthy developments in health and wellness. We've been sharing the "latest in health" segment with you for a couple of years on the show, bringing listeners new studies and research, interesting developments and so much more. For this show, we're focusing on quite a few different stories in that vein. There's a popular column in The New York Times Magazine called "Diagnosis." So popular, in fact, that a collection of those stories have been included in a

Latest in Health: step off the treadmill, hike into the great outdoors

For many Americans, an exercise routine looks like a lot of time indoors — treadmills, ellipticals, weights and more — but as one researcher can attest, the benefits of taking that workout outside, especially if it's for a hike through nature, can be more beneficial than exercise confined to gyms and homes. Dr. James Navalta , from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is a fellow and associate professor in the department of kinesiology and nutrition science at the University of

Latest in Health: step off the treadmill, hike into the great outdoors

Military medical center uses nature for healing

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, is home to The Green Road Project , a natural healing environment for injured service members and their families at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, where the center is located. Dr. Fred Foote , a retired U.S. Navy physician, neurologist, professor and project administrator for The Green Road Project, joined " Take Care " to discuss the project and the major difference it's made in treating soldiers with brain injury and

Edible landscapes: rediscovering plants through gardening, foraging

To many Americans, the idea of foraging for food may seem like an ancient concept, but as one expert on gardening can attest, foraging and gardening provides numerous benefits for mental and physical health, and it's helping to start a new culinary movement. John Forti is a lecturer, garden historian, ethnobotanist and writer and the executive director of Bedrock Gardens in New Hampshire. He joined " Take Care " to talk about edible landscapes and how gardening can make a big difference for

Connecting with nature to improve individual, societal health

Deficit is not often a word associated with nature, but it is what one author is calling the lack of nature in people's lives in modern-day society. Without nature, society and the individuals within it face many disadvantages, which is why he's advocating for a rediscovery of the natural world around us. Journalist and author Richard Louv is the co-founder and chair emeritus of the non-profit Children and Nature Network , and his newest book is called " Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with

Relationships between nature and our health

Our relationship with nature has evolved over time, to say the least. Many of us buy our food from a grocery store, instead of working the land. We spent hours of our day inside, in office buildings void of natural light. And many of us are far from rising with the sun. But what does this change mean for our health? How does nature impact our physical and mental health? We ask those questions and more this week on " Take Care ." First, how to improve health with nature. Richard Louv is known for

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