Dan Rodricks http://wypr.org en Politics of the Surgeon General http://wypr.org/post/politics-surgeon-general <p><strong>Mike Stobbe</strong>, national medical correspondent for The Associated Press, examines the mixed-up business of politics and the U.S. Surgeon General's office in, "Surgeon General's Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation's Doctor."</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:48:32 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502856 at http://wypr.org Politics of the Surgeon General Last Best Cure http://wypr.org/post/last-best-cure-1 <p>The life of journalist and author <strong>Donna Jackson Nakazawa</strong> took a dramatic turn when she experienced numb limbs, muscle spasms, poor reflexes and a host of other medical problems. Stricken with Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that sent her into years of physical therapy and doctors’ visits, her life boiled down to basic survival. Things turned around for Nakazawa when she met a Johns Hopkins doctor who introduced her to mind-body therapies. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:43:48 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502855 at http://wypr.org Last Best Cure Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement http://wypr.org/post/midday-health-volunteerism-retirement <p>As the population of retirees increases, more organizations are turning to seniors for volunteers. A talk about the mutual benefits to the community and to the health of retirees who volunteer. Our guests: <strong>Bill Romani,</strong> director of AARP Experience Corps. of Baltimore ; <strong>Dora Tapp</strong>, a local volunteer with Experience Corps; and <strong>Hal Handley</strong>, a former senior vice president with McCormick &amp; Co. recently named "Volunteer of the Decade" by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:09:12 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502803 at http://wypr.org Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes http://wypr.org/post/midday-health-progress-strokes-0 <p>Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Our guests: Two of the report's co-authors, <strong>Josef Coresh</strong>, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and <strong>Dr. Rebecca Gottesman</strong>, associate professor of neurology. Original air date 7/16/14</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:07:10 +0000 Dan Rodricks 502802 at http://wypr.org Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes Midday on Film: Summer Blockbusters http://wypr.org/post/midday-film-summer-blockbusters <p>Midday film critics<strong> Linda DeLibero</strong> and <strong>Christopher Llewellyn Reed</strong> review the summer's biggest and most interesting movies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:21:48 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502698 at http://wypr.org Midday on Film: Summer Blockbusters The Good Spy http://wypr.org/post/good-spy <p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author <strong>Kai Bird</strong> chronicles the story of legendary CIA officer and Middle East specialist Robert Ames in, "The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames."</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:19:07 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502697 at http://wypr.org The Good Spy In the Garden: Summer Edition http://wypr.org/post/garden-summer-edition <p>Beans, beats, tomatoes, basil, melons, peaches -- the time for bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables has arrived. <strong>Nancy Taylor Robson</strong>, master gardener and Grow It/Eat It blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist <strong>Susan Reimer </strong>offer tips for growing backyard produce while warding off the bugs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/dan-rodricks/the-summer-garden/709407365773788">here</a> for a link to the recipes talked about on today's show.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:34 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502632 at http://wypr.org In the Garden: Summer Edition China Rising http://wypr.org/post/china-rising <p>New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent <strong>Evan Osnos</strong> offers insights and observations about the world's most populous country in "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China."</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:03 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502631 at http://wypr.org China Rising Studying Laughter http://wypr.org/post/studying-laughter <p>What makes us laugh? In "Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why," cognitive neuroscientist and former University of Maryland research scientist <strong>Scott Weems</strong> delves into what makes things funny.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:59 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502572 at http://wypr.org Studying Laughter Doctors Without Borders: A Profile http://wypr.org/post/doctors-without-borders-profile-0 <p>One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished and imperiled places since its founding in 1971. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. <strong>Renee Fox</strong>, a sociologist and medicine scholar, chronicles the history of the organization and its influence around the globe. <em>Original air date 7/2/14</em></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>With production help from Midday intern James Daley </em></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:12:09 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502571 at http://wypr.org Doctors Without Borders: A Profile