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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16-32 Segment 1: Drinking Water Safety

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Synopsis: Most people assume their drinking water is safe However, many chemicals, especially new ones, are unregulated by the EPA, and thousands of water systems serving millions of people have lead levels higher than standards allow. Experts explain the danger of lead, especially to children, and other chemicals that may be in drinking water.

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15-36 Segment 2: Pet Obesity

 

Synopsis: 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.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: 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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15-35 Segment 2: Grief

 

Synopsis: Everyone deals with grief at one time or another. An expert discusses how it’s experienced by most people, and what separates normal grief from more problematic depression A writer/illustrator discusses his experience dealing with his spouse’s sudden death.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Ronald Pies, Professor of Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical Univ. and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University; Danny Gregory, author and illustrator, A Kiss Before You Go

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