17-37 Segment 1: Lung Cancer Stigma

 

Most forms of cancer have a built-in constituency of patients, loved ones, and concerned others. Lung cancer patients, instead, are often blamed for their own disease because of its frequent connection with smoking. Patients are often isolated, and research dollars lag behind other, less common cancer killers.

Guest:

  • Donna Fernandez, lung cancer patient
  • Carly Ornstein, National Director of Lung Cancer Education, American Lung Association

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17-37 Segment 2: Pet Obesity

 

Just as people face an obesity crisis in the US, so do our pets, who have many of the same health consequences as overweight humans. Experts discuss why pet obesity is a problem and ways pet owners can keep their furry friends healthy.

Guest:

  • Dr. Ernie Ward, Veterinarian and founder, Association for Pet Obesity Prevention
  • Dr. Deborah Linder, Research Assistant Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University

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Medical Notes 17-37

 

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