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Zorba Paster On Your Health

Wisconsin Public Radio

Laughter is the best medicine! Each week, co-hosts Zorba Paster, M.D., and Tom Clark kick back with callers from around the country to talk about what's new in health and fitness, and share tips for healthy living. The hosts' irreverent humor makes this one show that's not just informative but downright fun.

Laughter is the best medicine! Each week, co-hosts Zorba Paster, M.D., and Tom Clark kick back with callers from around the country to talk about what's new in health and fitness, and share tips for healthy living. The hosts' irreverent humor makes this one show that's not just informative but downright fun.
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Location:

Madison, WI

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Laughter is the best medicine! Each week, co-hosts Zorba Paster, M.D., and Tom Clark kick back with callers from around the country to talk about what's new in health and fitness, and share tips for healthy living. The hosts' irreverent humor makes this one show that's not just informative but downright fun.

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English

Contact:

Zorba Paster on Your Health Wisconsin Public Radio 821 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 800-462-7413


Episodes

Is Standing At Work Bad? / Pets And Children's Asthma (The Midwest Beet Burger)

10/20/2018
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A study suggests standing at work may be worse than sitting. We examine the research on standing vs. sitting. We also find out how early exposure to pet allergens may reduce the risk of asthma in infants. Plus, we get a tasty recipe: The Midwest Beet Burger!

Duration:00:53:14

Kids And Fast Food / New Screen Time Guidelines (Lemony Zucchini Pasta)

10/13/2018
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We talk about the choices kids are making at fast food restaurants. We learn about new screen time guidelines for kids. Plus, we get the steps on a delicious recipe for Lemony Zucchini Pasta!

Duration:00:53:15

Docs Need To Unlearn / No Level Of Alcohol Beneficial (Chipotle Chicken Mango Salad)

10/6/2018
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We find out why it's difficult for physicians to unlearn certain things. We look at a study that found no level of alcohol is healthy. Plus, get a delicious recipe for Chipotle Chicken Mango Salad!

Duration:00:53:15

Birthday Cakes & Bacteria / Mediterranean Diet Is for Well-off People (Southwestern Tofu Scramble)

9/22/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about the bacteria on a birthday cake from blowing out the candles, and they discuss a study suggesting the Mediterranean Diet may not work for people who make less than a middle class income. Plus, they share a delicious recipe: Southwestern Tofu Scramble !

Duration:00:53:14

A Big Breakfast Is Good / Sperm Counts Are Dropping (Mary's B.L.E.A.T. Salad!)

9/15/2018
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We look at a study that suggests eating a large breakfast is a good thing for your metabolism. New research reveals a 50 percent drop in sperm count among Western men since the 1970s. Plus, we go step-by-step through a special listener recipe: Mary's B.L.E.A.T. Salad!

Duration:00:53:14

Dish Sponges And Germs / Dementia Prevention (Spinach And Chicken Tortilla Casserole)

9/8/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about a study that looks at the amount of bacteria in our dish sponges, and they discuss a study on potential prevention factors for dementia. Plus, they share a delicious recipe: Spinach & Chicken Tortilla Casserole!

Duration:00:53:14

Docs Prescribe Play Time / Pesticide In Our Cheerios? (Miriam's Lentils)

9/1/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about children's play time is as important as reading to them, and they look at a study that found pesticide in some breakfast cereals. Plus, they share a special listener recipe for Miriam's Lentils!

Duration:00:53:14

Takeout Food Tips / E-cigs May Help Reduce Smoking (Summer Squash with Basil and Garlic!)

8/25/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom offer up tips on how not to get sick from eating takeout food, and they discuss a study suggesting that e-cigarettes may help smoking cessation. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Summer Squash with Basil and Garlic!

Duration:00:53:14

Anti-Vax Docs / Turning Vacant Lots Green (Savory Bean & Spinach Soup)

8/18/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about potential consequences of doctors who dispense anti-vaccination information, and they look at a study suggesting that the greening of vacant urban lands may reduce self-reported poor mental health in community-dwelling adults . Plus, they share a tasty recipe for Savory Bean and Spinach Soup.

Duration:00:53:14

Outdoor Exercise Study / Showing Smoking in Movies (Chickpea Curry)

8/11/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about a study suggesting we may get a better workout if we exercise outdoors, and they discuss the health effects of showing smoking in movies. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Chickpea Curry.

Duration:00:53:14

Forest Bathing / Being Single Bad For Your Health? (Squash Curry with Red Lentils)

8/4/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom learn about the health benefits of "forest bathing", and they look at a study showing that being single may be detrimental to your health. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for Squash Curry with Red Lentils!

Duration:00:53:14

Cost Of Drugs Varies Widely By City / More Perks of Drinking Coffee (Sweet & Sour Chicken Rice Bowl)

7/28/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about how the cost of prescription drugs varies widely from city to city, and they look at a study showing some newly discovered health perks of drinking coffee. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for Sweet & Sour Chicken Rice Bowl!

Duration:00:53:14

Recording Doctor Visits / More Good News for Coffee Lovers (Tom's Asparagus!)

7/21/2018
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We talk about the practice of patients recording their doctor visits, and they discuss some new research on the benefits of drinking coffee. Plus, they share a special listener recipe for Tom's Asparagus.

Duration:00:53:14

Death With Dignity / Lentils & Blood Sugar Study (Greek Pasta Salad)

7/14/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom discuss the controversial issue of assisted suicide, and they look at a study suggesting that eating lentils may lower blood sugar. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for Greek Pasta Salad.

Duration:00:53:14

Are Pets The New Probiotics? / New Juice Guidelines for Kids (Strawberry Cobb Salad!)

7/7/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom examine a study that looks at the bacteria our pets bring into our lives, and they discuss the new FDA guidelines on fruit juice for children. Plus, they share a healthy recipe for Strawberry Cobb Salad.

Duration:00:53:14

Big Booze Taints Study / Mediterranean Diet Study Retraction (Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce)

6/30/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom look at a study that was tainted by influence from the alcohol industry, and they look at how bad data collection in the New England Journal of Medicine study on the Mediterranean Diet should be interpreted. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce!

Duration:00:53:14

Screen Use Before Sleep / Social Ties Slows Brain Aging (Grilled Peaches with Burrata)

6/23/2018
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Zorba and Tom look at a study suggesting nighttime screen use can disturb sleep, and they talk about how being social in older age can help slow brain aging. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Grilled Peaches with Burrata

Duration:00:53:14

Pesticides & ALS Risk / New FDA Nutritional Labels (Salmon and Black Bean Tostadas)

6/16/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about a study showing a possible link between pesticides and ALS, and they weigh in on the new FDA nutritional food labels. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Salmon & Black Bean Tostadas!

Duration:00:53:14

Using Baseball To Fight Dementia / Some Drugs May Cause Dementia (Eggplant with Braised Chickpeas)

6/9/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom talk about groups that using baseball memories to help treat older dementia patients. They also look at an observational study showing certain drugs may increase the risks for dementia. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Eggplant with Braised Chickpeas!

Duration:00:52:59

Navigating The Emergency Room / NSAIDS & Heart Risk (Malaysian Potato Salad!)

6/2/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom dole out helpful tips on navigating an emergency room situation, and they discuss a new study that links NSAIDs with increased heart risks. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for Malaysian Potato Salad!

Duration:00:53:14