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A podcast about health for women and families, from Slate and WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.

A podcast about health for women and families, from Slate and WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
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Boston, United States

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A podcast about health for women and families, from Slate and WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.

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English


Episodes

Muffin Top

8/17/2015
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Slate and WBUR's health podcast looks at dieting myths, eating disorders, and a popular program that aims to change how you approach food. In this episode, “Muffin Top,” we debunk some dieting myths and explore strategies to help nudge your weight loss along, or at least make you feel better about your body. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.

Duration: 00:26:05


Teenage Zombies

8/3/2015
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Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup: Greatest Hits Edition! In this episode, “Teenage Zombies,” we explore three ways in which the adolescent mind is radically different from yours and mine. Do you beg your teenager to go to sleep earlier so he or she can function in the morning? Well, it turns out they physically can’t do that, explains Marvin Wang, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who’s on a mission to make middle and high schools start later in the...

Duration: 00:25:07


The Checkup: High Anxiety

7/20/2015
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Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup Greatest Hits Edition! Enjoy this health news podcast, a collaboration between Slate and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. You can find more episodes in The Checkup’s individual feed. From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. This installment explores the deep, dark, intimate world of anxiety—one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S. First,...

Duration: 00:25:34


The Checkup: Sexual Reality Check

7/6/2015
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Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup Greatest Hits Edition! Enjoy this health news podcast, a collaboration between Slate and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. You can find more episodes in The Checkup’s individual feed. This installment dives into the world of sex, including sexual myths, a study about penis size, and the possibility of great sex after 70. Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s...

Duration: 00:21:52


Scary Food Stories

6/22/2015
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Carey and Rachel are back just in time for summer with The Checkup Greatest Hits Edition! Enjoy this health news podcast, a collaboration between Slate and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. You can find more episodes in The Checkup’s individual feed. From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. This installment explores the pleasures and perils of sugar, the viral vegetable kale, and whether kale devotees can have too...

Duration: 00:18:37


The Checkup: Muffin Top

6/8/2015
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Slate and WBUR's health podcast looks at dieting myths, eating disorders, and a popular program that aims to change how you approach food. In this episode, “Muffin Top,” we debunk some dieting myths and explore strategies to help nudge your weight loss along, or at least make you feel better about your body. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.

Duration: 00:15:27


Teenage Zombies

5/26/2015
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The health podcast from WBUR and Slate explores three ways in which the adolescent mind is radically different from yours and mine. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Do you beg your teenager to go to sleep earlier so he or she can function in the morning? Well, it turns out they physically can't do that, explains Marvin Wang, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who’s on a mission to make middle and high schools start later in the day....

Duration: 00:17:12


The Checkup: Power to the Patient

5/11/2015
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Episode 12 of the health podcast from Slate and WBUR offers up three ways to take charge of your medical experience. There are specific ways to feel better about both the quality and cost of your medical care, says Dr. Don Goldmann of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Also, medical informatics wiz Dr. Isaac Kohane on pushing the “blue button” to gain real control of your own medical data. And, we’ll show how telling your own medical story can help you heal. Our sponsor: CVS Health,...

Duration: 00:26:26


The Checkup: High Anxiety

4/27/2015
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The health podcast from WBUR and Slate explores the deep, dark, intimate world of anxiety, including fear of flying, research on why more women suffer from anxiety disorders compared to men and how to manage when you worry relentlessly over your kids. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.

Duration: 00:15:35


The Checkup: Sexual Reality Check

4/13/2015
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Episode 10 of the health podcast from WBUR and Slate explores sexual myths, a study about penis size, and the possibility of great sex after 70.

Duration: 00:26:42


The Checkup: Grossology

3/30/2015
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Episode 9 of the health podcast from WBUR and Slate dives into some pretty gross stuff that also happens to be pretty fascinating: fecal transplants, vaginal bacteria, and parents who share their baby's pacifiers. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealthblog. Like CommonHealth on Facebook, and tell us and other listeners what you think of this week’s edition. Or drop a note to podcasts@slate.com.

Duration: 00:11:26


The Checkup: On the Brain

3/16/2015
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From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. This installment explores the human brain with conversations about brain-implant research, dyslexia, and language development aided by music. Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR's CommonHealthblog. Each episode of The Checkup features a different topic—previous topics included college mental health, sex...

Duration: 00:19:40


The Checkup: Scary Food Stories

2/27/2015
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From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. Hosted by two veteran health reporters, this installment explores the pleasures and perils of sugar, the viral vegetable kale, and whether kale devotees can have too much of a good thing. With a bonus yarn about a chia-seed induced emergency room visit.

Duration: 00:15:44


The Checkup: Talking Back to Your Doctor

9/29/2013
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In Episode #6 of The Checkup from WBUR and Slate, hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman examine why so many people are afraid to ask their doctors important questions, and how to improve communications.

The Checkup: Shots--Vaccine Facts and Fictions

9/22/2013
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In Episode #5 of The Checkup from WBUR and Slate, hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman answer common questions about the flu and HPV vaccines, and debunk some of the myths around them.

The Checkup: The Not-So-Insane Workout

9/15/2013
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In Episode #4 of The Checkup from WBUR and Slate, hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman discuss the advantages and problems with extreme fitness regimes like the Insanity Workout.

The Checkup: Meltdown U.

9/8/2013
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In Episode #3 of The Checkup from WBUR and Slate, hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman discuss the psychological problems of college students. Studies suggest as many as half experience mental health issues.

The Checkup: Matters Below the Waist

9/1/2013
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In Episode #2 of The Checkup from WBUR and Slate, hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman discuss the epidemic of women suffering pain during sex, men whose penises are abnormally crooked, and treatments for both.

Duration: 00:19:48


The Checkup: Pregnancy Myths

8/25/2013
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In Episode #1 of The Checkup from WBUR and Slate, hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman discuss pregnancy myths involving bed rest, labor pain, and umbilical cord-cutting.