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170 - It's Podcast Friday! with UAB's Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried and Nutrition and Cancer!

170 - It's Podcast Friday! with UAB's Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried and Nutrition and Cancer!

Today in the podcast we've got a great conversation with Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.  Dr. Demark-Wahnefried has been one of the leaders in working to understand the relationship between nutrition and cancer - as well as the use of community gardens as a rehabilitative and preventative tool.  This is a great conversation!
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115 - It's Podcast Friday with Science Writer Jessica Wapner and The Philadelphia Chromosome

115 - It's Podcast Friday with Science Writer Jessica Wapner and The Philadelphia Chromosome

Cancer is a scary topic and today's podcast guest - Science Writer Jessica Wapner - brings us a new book (The Philadelphia Chromosome) that brings hope in the fight against cancer.  This book is a great story about a new way of fighting cancer using just a pill - yep, no chemotherapy or radiation treatments necessary - and it has a 85% effectiveness!  Ms. Wapner was kind enough to squeeze us into her schedule right before she flew back home, so join us for this great discussion that hopefull...
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108 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, metabolism and nutrition!

108 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, metabolism and nutrition!

So many people wonder about metabolism, especially with all the media-coverage about weight loss.  Renowned metabolism researcher, Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, the Director of Texas A&M's Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, joins us in the podcast today to talk about nutrition, metabolism, cancer, and exercise!  Dr. Deutz has published over 250 scientific articles and is currently well-funded by the National Institutes of Health to do research in these areas.  This is a great co...
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97 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Weston Porter and Breast Cancer!

97 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Weston Porter and Breast Cancer!

The scientific literature is very clear: regular physical activity may be the best medicine available.  In particular, there are several forms of cancer that regular exercise can prevent.  Breast cancer is one of the cancers that is prevented with exercise and we are pleased to have Dr. Weston Porter join us to chat about breast cancer and some of the new discoveries in the cancer field.  If you've wondered what work is actually being done to try to prevent and 'cure' cancer, you sho...
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96 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore and muscle-wasting in cancer

96 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore and muscle-wasting in cancer

Today, we are pleased to be joined by Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore from the University of Texas Medical Branch.  Dr. Sheffield-Moore is a renowned scientist in muscle development, especially in the area of muscle wasting that occurs with cancer and aging.  Much of her work has been involved with testosterone supplementation and how that helps develop muscle, especially in chronic diseases.
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93 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young and Breast Cancer Prevention and Research

93 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young and Breast Cancer Prevention and Research

October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month and we are pleased to have Breast Cancer researcher Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young from Texas A&M with us in the podcast.  We talk about cancer research and importantly, breast cancer prevention during this podcast.  This podcast is a great conversation with one of the leading scientists that is leading the research examining breast cancer.  (Here's a link to Dr. Fuchs-Young biography.)
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