The edition of The Method focuses on issues surrounding children’s health.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a temporary depression that often shows up in the winter. You may think of it as a problem only for adults. But the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates three percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from it. Child and adolescent psychiatrist John Kupfner of Peninsula Lighthouse in East Tennessee says he believes the condition is under-diagnosed in children.
Helen Baghdoyan and Ralph Lydic teach Anesthesiology and Psychology at the University of Tennessee. They’re about to begin studies on how the brain regulates various states of consciousness, including how anesthesiology actually works.…
In their more-than-200-million-year history on the planet, turtles and tortoises, like other reptiles, have changed very little, certainly not fast enough for a world that is quickly changing around them. The Knoxville Zoo currently houses a number of reptiles under 20 Species Survival Plans, breeding programs designed to boost animal populations....
Musician John McCutcheon plays the songs of Appalachia, but he grew up in the upper Midwest. But he says that doesn't matter. The music is what connects all of us, regardless of region, or political boundaries.
It’s often been said that the three things America will be known for, once the whole story is done, are jazz, baseball and the Constitution. But Old Crow Medicine Show founder and frontman Ketch Secor says two things might just outlast all of them: the fiddle and the banjo.
As measured by TV ratings and revenues, football is the dominant sport in the US today. But in fields across Middle and East Tennessee, eight groups of men are dedicated to re-creating the era when baseball was king – when everything, even Civil War battles, would be put on hold for the national pastime. WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth has the story.
Recently, Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill called "Amelia's Law.” The law was named after an East Tennessee teen who was killed by an impaired driver. But WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth reports the bill bears little resemblance to the one proposed last year by the girl's mother.