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EP 938B - All About the Immune System

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matt Richtel discusses how the immune system affects us in life and death.
Air Date: 4/16/19
Duration: 34:18
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Matt Richtel, Journalist
Matt Richtel is a reporter at the New York Times. He received the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for a series of articles he expanded into his first nonfiction book, A Deadly Wandering (2014), an investigation of a fatal distracted-driving crash, about which the New York Times Book Review hailed, “It deserves a spot next to Fast Food Nation and To Kill a Mockingbird in America’s high-school curriculums.”

A New York Times bestseller, A Deadly Wandering was named a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Kirkus Reviews, Winnipeg Free Press, and Amazon.com.

Richtel has appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air, PBS NewsHour, and other major media outlets. He lives in San Francisco, California.
  • Book Title: An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of The Immunity System
  • Guest Twitter Account: @mrichtel
EP 938B - All About the Immune System
Our immune system impacts every aspect of our lives, including sleep, mood, fitness, nutrition, brain function and aging. And yet, it's widely misunderstood.

In his book, An Elegant Defense, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matt Richtel discusses how the immune system affects us in life and death.

Tune in to hear the inspiring story of how immunotherapy helped one cancer patient shrink a 15-pound tumor and dodge death. Plus, hear the latest scientific research on this critical part of our health and wellness.

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