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Audio Doctors don’t ask about patients’ alcohol use

Mar 11, 2014 • By

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWondering how much beer is too much? Contemplating whether your glass-of-wine-a-day habit is good or bad? Don’t count on your doctor to ask about your alcohol use. An estimated 38 million Americans consume excessive amounts of alcohol, and every year, about 88,000 people die from drinking too much. And […]

Audio Your gut “instincts” may depend on your microflora

Sep 9, 2013 • By

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhile we like to think of ourselves as “human,” much of what we call “ourselves” is really composed of microbes — about 100 trillion of them, to be exact. And our guts are no exception. Instead of “You are what you eat,” it might actually be more accurate to […]