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It’s difficult to deal with any kind of illness when it hits. But when it affects your emotional and psychological health, it’s often impossible to even describe.

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a medical expert in infectious disease prevention, to discuss preventing medical malpractice hospital and healthcare associated infections.

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Youth employment in the United States is the lowest it’s been in 60 years, according to the Pew Research Center. Young people graduating from high school struggle to find jobs, and also face brutal college tuition costs. Educators are struggling to really prepare their students in high school for a career.

According to Forbes Magazine, careers in the healthcare sector are among the top recommended jobs for young people, because they include entry level opportunities and don’t always require a college degree.

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Women are twice as likely to consult Google for a health diagnosis as opposed to a real doctor — but apparently one in four women end up misdiagnosing themselves from the information they get on the Internet.

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about alternative health care-- how and why people are seeking out treatments like acupuncture, massage, herbs, and chiropractics. As the controversy over President Obama's federal health care plan continues in Washington, are you looking more to alternative/non-western medicine for effective and affordable care?

Indroducing social flexibility through yoga

Feb 6, 2012
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There are thousands of yoga studios all over the Bay Area. They usually cater to people who can pay the $15-20 class fee. But the Nirgoa Institute in Berkeley offers classes to low-income senior citizens, incarcerated youth, homeless shelters and inner city high school students.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the status of women’s reproductive rights 39 years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.  Today’s political rhetoric is becoming more vitriolic over abortion. From personhood amendments to the closure of women’s clinics, what's happening at the state level across the country?  Who’s fighting back and how?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What happened to the women’s movement of the 70s and the advances gained in women’s right to choose?   It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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