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Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America
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Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America + Take One Step for a Healthy Heart with Larry King  

Take One Step for a Healthy Heart Podcast

This eleven-part podcast series, a companion to PBS' television special, The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America, features best-selling author, Dr. Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Larry King of CNN's Larry King Live and the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, along with Julie Bain, Health Director at Reader's Digest magazine. In conversation with Julie Bain, Dr. Roizen explains ten different, easy steps you can take to a healthier heart. In the eleventh podcast, Larry King tells Dr. Roizen about his own narrow escape from a lethal heart attack and how that experience changed his life.

To subscribe to the feed for this series, copy and paste this URL into your Podcasting program:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/takeonestep/podcast.xml

What is a Podcast?

Podcast combines the terms iPod and broadcast to describe a series of sound or video files, which download to the computer and are playable on both the computer and a portable MP3 or video playing device.

You acquire a Podcast by subscribing to its "feed", which then delivers audio or video episodes on a regular or irregular schedule (basically whenever a new episode becomes available). You may then watch or listen to the delivered episodes via computer whenever you want, or, if you offload the episodes to an iPod or other portable device, wherever you want.

Do I have to pay for a Podcast?

While most Podcasts are free, some are not. Our Podcasts are completely free.

How do I get started?

To get our audio Podcast series you will need software that can automatically manage the subscription process and the periodic downloading of episodes and also play the episodes via a Podcast-capable player. iTunes and WinAmp are both examples of downloadable software applications that can handle all these tasks on either Windows or Macintosh systems.

To subscribe to a Podcast, open a program like WinAmp or the latest version of iTunes, follow the instructions and paste the appropriate feed URL (as listed above) where asked.

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