17-16 Segment 1: Moderate Exercise – It’s Better For You

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Studies are showing that people who train hard and long at running have death rates similar to couch potatoes, while those who exercise moderately or even lightly are likely to live much longer. Experts discuss how much exercise is enough and how to make the most of light exercise.

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16-42 Segment 1: DTC Genetic Testing

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Genetic testing is now available to consumers to satisfy a variety of desires—tracing heritage, gauging risk of inherited diseases in children, and screening for disease. However, risks come with what doctors say is incomplete knowledge. Experts discuss uses, risks, and future of consumer genetic testing.

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15-23 Segment 2: HIV from the beginning

 

Synopsis: When AIDS first became widespread in the 1980’s, it was a death sentence. A doctor who has spent her entire career on the front lines of HIV recounts the gloom and desperation of the early days and the transition of HIV into a treatable chronic disease.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Susan Ball, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Assistant Director, Birnbaum Unite, Center for Special Studies, New York Presbyterian Hospital and author, Voices In the Band: A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed From Doomed to Hopeful

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15-14 Story 2: Moderate Exercise

 

Synopsis: Studies are showing that people who train hard and long at running have death rates similar to couch potatoes, while those who exercise moderately or even lightly are likely to live much longer. Experts discuss how much exercise is enough and how to make the most of light exercise.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Carol Ewing Garber, Professor of Movement Sciences, Teachers College, Columbia University; Dr. Vijay Vad, sports medicine specialist, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and author, The New Rules of Running

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