Medicine en Dietary Supplements And Regulation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are on store shelves, advertised on television, and in the medicine cabinets of more than 50 percent of Americans. Some make dubious health claims and are largely unregulated by the FDA - tens of thousands of herbal and dietary supplements - from everyday vitamins and herbs to body-building and weight loss pills. A new study indicates that some of these supplements are linked to liver disease, liver failure and even an increased risk of death. They are not approved for safety and effectiveness by the FDA, and in fact, are only removed from the market after there has been a death or other evidence of injury from a product. It's been called the 'Wild West' and some people want that to change. We'll talk about what these supplements are, their potential health consequences and what you need to know to properly evaluate them - with a lead researcher of the study and a representative from the FDA.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 44335 at Dietary Supplements And Regulation Pediatric Cancer Research In Charlotte <span style="line-height: 1.5;">In recent years, Charlotte's Levine Children's Hospital has embarked on notable research in pediatric cancers and clinical trials and treatment for children with cancer. The hospital is poised to make considerable gains in cancer research in the next few years in spite of the lack of funding that children's cancer research receives compared to adult cancers. Join us to talk about the work being done in cancer research for kids in Charlotte, and about the struggle to fund these important ventures, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 32463 at Pediatric Cancer Research In Charlotte Healing Vs. Curing: Anatomy Of Hope <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When someone gets sick, doctors are, for the most part, concerned with curing illness or disease. But in recent years, there has been increased attention on treating the "whole" person - body, mind and spirit. Sometimes a "cure" isn't likely, but there is a possibility of "healing" when treating the whole person. We'll be joined by a panel of doctors, a hospice worker and a person of faith to talk about healing versus curing and the importance of each, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 27031 at Healing Vs. Curing: Anatomy Of Hope Charlotte Medical Team Uses 'Ick' Factor To Cure Stubborn GI Infection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pam Kee calls herself a “mixologist.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the concoction in her blender comes together at a hospital.</span></p><p>Kee is a nurse at Carolinas Medical Center-University, where she assists Dr. Barry Schneider with an unusual therapy that can cure a potentially deadly gastrointestinal infection.</p><p>The treatment is called a fecal transplant – and it’s just what the name implies.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:46:30 +0000 Karen Garloch/Charlotte Observer 24909 at Charlotte Medical Team Uses 'Ick' Factor To Cure Stubborn GI Infection Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria And Hospitals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control warned us about the spread of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant "nightmare bacteria." The strain called </span>CRE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been on the rise for the past decade - tracked in at least 42 states, including North Carolina - and the CDC is urging hospitals to act now. In Charlotte, </span>CRE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has infected 18 patients since 2012; seven of them died. The threat has been compared to that of MRSA, a staph infection that has also shown resistance to antibiotics and is now considered a common hospital germ. We'll learn more about these rare but dangerous drug-resistant bacteria - what they are, how they spread, what makes them so strong and how our environment and use of antibiotics might be making them worse. We'll also talk with people on the front lines, dealing with these bacteria in hospitals about what they're doing to try and control them and what patients should know. The rise of </span>superbugs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and what to do about them, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 24155 at Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria And Hospitals Whole Health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not everything can be cured with a pill. At least, that’s what we've been finding out in recent years. A new movement has started: the whole health movement. This wave of education and awareness brings with it the encouragement of individuals taking more control of their own health. And how do they do this? Through a plethora of activities and choices like eating less meat, practicing yoga, drinking tea and integrating more preventative measures into their daily routines. Some call this alternative or integrative medicine, but what is integrative medicine? Where did it begin? A conversation about health and integrative medicine, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 24085 at Whole Health Charlotte Doctor Involved In Groundbreaking Hepatitis C Study <p>A doctor at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte was involved in a groundbreaking study on treating African-Americans who have Hepatitis C.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:36:53 +0000 Michael Tomsic 19044 at The History Of Emergency Medicine <p> We all have a story about a trip to the Emergency Room or know someone who does, but how much do we really know about emergency medicine? There is a history behind the creation and evolution of emergency medicine and the doctors, nurses and staff who run emergency rooms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and every day of the year. An important figure in Emergency Medicine lived and worked in Charlotte and he passed away this summer. A <a href="">documentary</a> to honor his legacy and that of all of the founders of emergency medicine, is underway and we'll talk to several guests who not only practice emergency medicine but honor it's history. Tune in stat, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 17922 at The History Of Emergency Medicine