Anne Flenner – On the Radio- Teenage Acne

My conversation with Anne Flenner. She’s an award winning school counselor and Florida Counseling Association past president. We spoke about a national survey of about a thousand teenagers, ages 15 to 19, that found that acne not only has a negative impact on the way they feel about themselves, it also leads to increased anxiety over using social media. She also provided some insight into the issues of social isolation, low self-esteem, and poor body image as a result of acne that some teens might experience.

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Disposal Options for Unused Pain Medications

Every day, over 100 Americans die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain medications. To help fight the opioid crisis, Northwestern Medicine launched innovative strategies for reducing the number of pills prescribed by surgeons and is offering patients a safe, clinic-based disposal option for their unused pain medications. Dr. Jonah Stulberg, Opioid Stewardship Lead at Northwestern Medicine is my guest.

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IBD and Pregnancy

For women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are of childbearing years and considering becoming pregnant there can be a lot of frustration, confusion and fear about how their disease may impact their ability to have a healthy pregnancy. My guest is Dr. Marla Dubinsky Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY.

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