Treat Yourself

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On this week’s show, we talk with people taking their health and wellness into their own hands — with varying results. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to treat yourself? Stories about the lengths we go to in search of a cure.

Also heard on this week’s show:

  • A woman with a brain injury uses the software AUMI as informal musical therapy on her road to recovery.
  • Bram Sable Smith from the podcast, The Workaround, shares the story of a man with Type-1 diabetes who died because he couldn’t afford treatment.
  • For the last year, Kristerpher Henderson has been living chiefly off of the nutritional drink Soylent. He says he feels great, though nutritionists may beg to differ.
  • Art Caplan — the founding director of NYU Langone Health’s Division of Medical Ethics — unpacks the debate over “right-to-try” laws, which aim to give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.
  • Reporter Courtenay Harris Bond, who’s dealt with serious depression most of her life, tries out transcranial magnetic therapy.

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