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Mon January 13, 2014

The Language of Mental Health; 50 Years of Anti-Smoking Efforts; Archaeology Tech at UConn

<em>Woman's Day</em> featured this Winston cigarettes ad on its back cover in 1955.
Credit R.J. Reynolds

With mental health issues at the forefront of local and national discussion, the phrase "the mentally ill" has become commonplace in media headlines. But does it really belong there -- or anywhere, for that matter? We talk with Tufts Medical Center’s Psychiatrist-in-Chief about the importance of the words we use when talking about mental illness. 

We also hear from Yale University Professor Theodore Holford, who put together a model suggesting that 50 years of anti-smoking efforts have saved millions of Americans from tobacco-related deaths.

And later, we learn about the latest technology UConn archaeologists are using to uncover "lost" pieces of New England’s history. That stone wall in your backyard might tell the story of a colonial farm...

GUESTS: 

  • Dr. Paul Summergrad, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center, and President Elect of the American Psychiatric Association 
  • Dr. Theodore Holford, Professor of Biostatistics at Yale University 
  • Katherine Johnson, Co-Author of "Rediscovering the lost archaeological landscape of southern New England using airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR)" 

Listen to the full show.

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