Tag: Healthcare
Interview
Airdate: July 5, 2010

50 Million Pound Challenge founder talks about his new book and his efforts to combat rising obesity rates in the U.S.

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 1st, 2010

What makes a community healthy? That was the question posed to teenagers by Youth UpRising in Oakland, CA. The mostly African-American youth responded that it is a place where bullets don’t fly, where their friends are not buried before they’re old enough to vote, where there are fewer liquor stores than there are grocery stores. [...]

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 17th, 2010

Most Americans are surprised to learn that the most common causes of illnesses among poor people living in the Western Hemisphere are caused by a group of parasitic infections known collectively as the neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs.”   Worldwide, approximately one billion people live on either no money or next to no money — below [...]

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Interview
Airdate: June 10, 2010

Cleveland Clinic immunologist discusses his research study that has resulted in a potentially major breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.

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Interview
Airdate: May 14, 2010

Science writer describes the backstory of her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and discusses lessons learned from her research for it.

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
May 6th, 2010

Regardless of what happens in the economy, healthcare continues to be one of the most important, most popular, and fastest-growing industries. Healthcare is one of the country’s largest industries, providing  14.3 million jobs in 2008 alone. And the industry is expected to generate 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018 — more than any [...]

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Interview
Airdate: May 5, 2010

Journalist, and one of the contributors to the book Landmark, explains some of the behind-the-scenes wrangling that resulted in the passage of healthcare legislation.

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 13th, 2010

The facts say it all. About 17% of American children ages 2-19 are obese. Obese children are more likely than other children to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. They are also more likely to be obese as adults. Add in the fact that obesity rates have tripled in the past [...]

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Interview
Airdate: April 13, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Peete discuss the impact of their son’s autism diagnosis—the difficulty and the silver lining—and the books they’ve each written that they hope will help others.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 12th, 2010

This is an excerpt from an article first published at BabyGirlz Magazine. On a February 16, 2010 episode of The Tyra Show, there was a segment titled: “I’m 9 and I Hate my Face.” There were several girls featured, but the caption belonged to a young African-American girl that felt un-pretty based on negative comments [...]

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