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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Research Finds Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk Of Alzheimer’s

According to a new study in the Lancet Neurology, physical inactivity and smoking are two major risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.

Globally, the biggest contributing factor is low education with the others ranking a little lower.

Guest:

  • Dr. Heather Snyder, senior associate director of medical and scientific relations, Alzheimer’s Association.

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Spotlight

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 2 8 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

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July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

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July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.