EP 829 News of the Week

Summary: Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.
Air Date: 3/7/17
Duration: 28:23
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
EP 829 News of the Week
In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know, including the following topics: 

  • Red meat increases diverticulitis risk. 
  • Most people unaware of key heart-health facts. 
  • Reduce dementia by up to 50 percent with two steps: perform speed of processing "brain games" and live farther away from the freeway.
  • False positive mammograms may be preventing women from returning for follow-up exams.
  • Licorice during pregnancy tied to problems in children.
  • Global cost of smoking.
  • Kids' heart defects weigh on parents' mental status.
  • Five scientists discover the gene that decides how tall you'll be.
Dr. Mike also provides some insight into his new book, co-authored with Jean Chatzky, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out Of Money Or Breaking A Hip.