Tuesdays at 1 pm during The Mix (repeats at 11 pm Tuesday and 9:30 am Saturday)
Advice for living well. Dr. Michelle Wright addresses your health concerns and questions.
Health Matters: What to do about panic attacksTuesday, 14 May, 2013Panic attacks can be very frightening and actually make a person feel like they are having a heart attack. How do you recognize one and would you be able to help someone having on? Dr. Michelle Wright talks to WRS’s Susan Flory about this problem:
Health Matters: All about faintingTuesday, 7 May, 2013It doesn’t just happen in the movies. Dr. Michelle Wright discusses fainting—the many causes and remedies. How do you know when it’s about to happen?
Health Matters: The caterpillars come marching one by one...Tuesday, 30 April, 2013Yes, you read that right…Dr. Michelle Wright is in to talk about marching caterpillars—and how they can affect your health. Highly active during spring and summer, they live in pine and oak trees…until they run out of food and come marching along the ground in single file, looking for food. No, humans aren’t their food…but our skin and throats are susceptible to caterpillar hair, which can cause itchy rashes and raspy throats:
Health Matters: It's tick time and pollen sneezin' seasonTuesday, 23 April, 2013They lurk in the woods but don’t be fooled, you can even find them in dry leaves or parks. It’s time to watch out for ticks, especially sheep ticks. You don’t feel the tricky little vampires invading your skin so you need to check carefully. Dr. Michelle Wright is here with a tick primer. Plus, she offers a little relief for those hampered by hay fever:
Health Matters: Link between baldness and heart diseaseTuesday, 16 April, 2013Dr. Michelle Wright discusses research showing a link between heart disease and male pattern baldness. However, you can do a lot to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, she says. She also talks to WRS’s Susan Flory about the shortage of organ donations in Switzerland:
Health Matters: High blood pressure marks World Health DayTuesday, 9 April, 2013World Health Day is celebrated each year on April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. This year, the theme is high blood pressure and Dr. Michelle Wright has the story:
Health Matters: Facts and myths...and peeing in the morningTuesday, 2 April, 2013Dr. Michelle Wright discusses healthy myths and facts with WRS’s Susan Flory—such as does asparagus make your urine smell, how long does a human hair last and why you need to pee first thing in the morning:
Health Matters: Top tips for giving first aidTuesday, 26 March, 2013Dr. Michelle Wright talks to WRS’s Ray Boyd about a report saying that the Swiss aren’t doing so well when it comes to giving first aid. Ninety-one percent didn’t know how to give CPR and 82 percent didn’t know the number to call in Europe for emergency help:
Health Matters: Treating glaucomaTuesday, 19 March, 2013Last week was World Glaucoma Week and Dr. Michelle Wright joins WRS’s Ray Boyd to examine this serious eye condition, with a quick lesson on the anatomy of the eye, a discussion about who is susceptible to the disease and how it is usually treated:
Health Matters: Insomnia, jet lag and body clocksTuesday, 12 March, 2013Dr. Michelle Wright continues to explore the reasons why we sleep, how our internal biological clocks work and what happens when we are affected by insomnia and jet lag: