Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 17-38

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Cutting Nicotine in Cigarettes

The FDA has proposed mandating a significant cut in the nicotine content of cigarettes to encourage them to move to healthier forms of nicotine distribution, such as e-cigarettes. Experts explain how the plan might work and the science behind it.

Do Cardiologists Know Nutrition?

A healthy diet is one of the best weapons against heart disease and its recurrence, yet new studies show cardiologists (as well as other physicians) are woefully deficient in nutritional knowledge. Experts discuss causes and outcomes of this lack of knowledge.

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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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Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 17-37

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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.

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.

17-36 Segment 1: Behavioral Sciences at the CIA

 

Analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency often rely on psychological techniques to predict the behavior and decisions of world leaders, and of populations around the world. Experts, including an active CIA analyst, describe how they do it, and how other nations use these techniques as well.

Guest:

  • George Gerliczy, Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. David Broniatowski, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management Systems, George Washington University

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17-36 Segment 2: Are Lefties Really Different?

 

Handedness is a central part of a person’s identity. Left-handers are often seen as somehow different than the rest of us, and over history they’ve been stereotyped as more quirky, intelligent, and sinister than righties. Science shows that some labels are likely to be true. Experts discuss where handedness comes from, and what differences truly result.

Guest:

  • R. Ron Yeo, Regents Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Kimberly Sawyer, left-hander
  • Dr. Clare Porac, Professor of Psychology, Penn State University and author, Laterality: Exploring the Enigma of Left-Handedness

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