Family Health Radio
Family Health was produced at the WOUB Center for Public Media with support from the Osteopathic communit for 30 years and went off the air in July 2012. The series reached 11 million listeners on more than 250 domestic stations and an international audience in about 180 nations via the American Forces Network Radio.
The program's format consists of simple and effective- daily segments of two and a half minutes, with practical, easy-to-understand answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about health and health care. The host, Harold C. Thompson III, D.O., assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, also included timely, practical, and consumer-orientated information about how to evaluate health information on the internet. Family Health Radio was supported in part by the Ohio Osteopathic Association.
Listen to the two and half minute programs by clicking on the titles.
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by John C. Wolf, DO
The natural consequence of being born is death. Most of us will have at least some advanced warning before we die from diseases such as heart disease or cancer. Some of us will die suddenly and unexpectedly. It's never too early to start end of life planning.Details >
The ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity that gives America its own unique background is also adding a new dimension to the special needs that healthcare practitioners must address when providing end-of-life care to members of these different communities.Details >
Effectively managing the physical pain associated with terminal illness does not extend a dying person's life. However, lessening that pain can enhance the quality of life at the end of life by enabling people to coherently discuss a child's future, put their affairs in order, or perhaps even visit a special place one last time.Details >
OMT is effective as an adjunctive therapy to help control and ease somatic pain that many people suffer from during the final stages of life. Somatic pain includes that of the muscles, skin, bone, and other soft tissues.Details >
As the average life expectancy in the US increases and the number of older Americans continues to rise, more and more adults, their families, and healthcare professionals are addressing the many issues and decisions surrounding "end-of-life" care and support.Details >
Typically, hospice care at the end of life is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance companies, and managed care organizations. Community contributions, memorial donations, and other gifts often make free care possible for patients without sufficient funds, and some programs charge patients according to their ability to pay.Details >
Hospice Care Enhances Dignity and Peace As Life Nears Its End
Hospice care, a fully reimbursable Medicare Part A benefits option for beneficiaries and providers since 1983, offers the services designed to address the physical and emotional pain through effective palliative treatment when cure is not possible.Details >