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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Podcast #21 - "Dangerous by Design"

We've all heard how walking is an excellent form of physical activity for all ages. Health and fitness experts even recommend walking 10,000 steps a day. Even so, a new report maintains that there are places across the country where walking is downright dangerous.

That report, entitled "Dangerous by Design." was prepared by a coalition called Transportation for America. Today we're talking with David Goldberg, Director of Communications for that coalition.

Posted by: David Goldberg at 12:00 AM
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Labels: adsfasdfasdf, community-basedprevention, physicalactivity, transportation, TransportationforAmerica, walking

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Podcast #20 - Kelly Brownell, Soda Taxes and Prevention

Today we’re talking with Dr. Kelly Brownell, a professor and director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. Dr. Brownell led a group of prominent researchers who published an article in the Sept. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that made a strong public health case for a tax on sweetened sodas and other beverages. The study has generated considerable debate and, while Congress has not yet incorporated such a proposal into health reform legislation that is currently being drafted, Dr. Brownell has continued to press for such steps to be taken at the federal and state levels. To listen to this podcast, click on the media player below. If you don't see a media player, click here.

Posted by: Dr. Kelly Brownell at 12:00 AM
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Labels: Brownell, obesity, reform, soda, Yale

Friday, April 24, 2009

Podcast #9 - Chlamydia Screening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that screening rates for Chlamydia are disturbingly low, even as it has become the nation’s most common reportable sexually transmittable disease. Partnership for Prevention has organized the National Chlamydia Coalition to help increase routine screening for Chlamydia infections. We discuss these concerns with Dr. Yolanda Wimberly, a nationally recognized pediatrician and the medical director for the Center for Excellence in Sexual Health at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. To listen, click on the media player below; if your browser does not show a media player, click here.

Posted by: Brian McCue at 12:00 AM
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Labels: chlamydia, infectiousdisease, screening, STD, Wimberly