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Voices in the Family

Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships.

Last Build Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:17:54 +0000


Are obese people treated differently at the doctor’s office?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:17:54 +0000

Being judged for your weight in a doctor's office can have serious side effects. That's according to a new review of research on the treatment of obese people in medical settings.

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Can meditation ease chronic pain?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:00:29 +0000

With the country in the midst of an addiction crisis, health care providers are looking for new ways to treat their patients' pain without prescribing heavy-duty opioids. That's especially true for patients with chronic pain.

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How to support cancer patients

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:39:56 +0000

When a friend, a neighbor or co-worker is dealing with cancer - most of us want to chime in - with messages of support, or empathy. But what we end up saying sometimes isn’t very helpful

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The Pain of it All

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:52:58 +0000

At some point or another we all confront some sort of pain. Pain is necessary. We need it to alert us that something is wrong, but when acute pain turns to chronic pain, everything changes. So we need the pain, but not so much of it. That’s the territory Dr Dan Gottlieb explores in this Voices in the Family special.

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Could magnesium help treat depression?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:22:47 +0000

Millions of Americans suffer with depression - and traditional medications used to treat the illness are expensive, and can have a lot of side effects. New research from the University of Vermont shows that over-the-counter magnesium could be effective to treat mild to moderate depression.

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Sex and aging

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:19:28 +0000

Sex and aging remains an uncomfortable topic for many people. But, a new study finds that your sex life is impacted by how old you feel, more so than by how old you actually are. In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY's Maiken Scott discuss the findings.

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How marijuana use affects school performance

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:05:00 +0000

Smoking marijuana impacts school performance – that’s what a large, long-term study finds.

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Is Rejection Better than Nothing?

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:23:44 +0000

Hearing the word NO is better than getting no answer. And even unkind comments are better for well-being than being ignored by other people.

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Moving on from Betrayal

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:01:17 +0000

Betrayal in romantic relationships hurts, but it can cause psychological trauma - with long-lasting consequences.

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Shakespeare on the Couch: Hamlet

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:01:06 +0000

Dr. Dan Gottlieb returns as therapist to the complex characters of Shakespeare’s plays. Hamlet is the most studied, most performed and most adapted of Shakespeare’s plays by far, possibly of any play ever. Featuring Carmen Khan, Artistic Executive Director of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and actor Josh Kachnycz as Hamlet, Dr. Dan improvises a therapy […]

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