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EP 904B Make Sense of Confusing Health Headlines

Summary: How can you separate fact from fiction?
Air Date: 8/21/18
Duration: 23:52
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Gregory A. Petsko, DPhil
Gregory A. Petsko, DPhil

Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Emeritus, Brandeis University

Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
EP 904B Make Sense of Confusing Health Headlines
Reading health articles can give anyone a case of whiplash.

One day, you might read that kale can help prevent cancer. Then the next day, you might read that kale can actually give you cancer!

How can you separate fact from fiction?

Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Gregory Petsko explains how to read past clickbait headlines and decipher what's actually true about the latest medical studies.

Find out the top facts you should pay attention to, like if it's a mouse or human trial, and the questions you should ask in order to become a more informed, critical reader.

Bonus!
Why Are Americans Getting Sicker Younger?
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