PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
JON BEAUPRE IS GUEST HOST
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 - 2:00
Work Longer - Get a Health Bonus
The economic benefits of postponing retirement are obvious. But how about the health benefits? Several recent studies claim pay-offs for holding off on retirement -- from delaying the onset of dementia, improving physical mobility, and lowering the rates of depression. Are the potential health benefits worth the loss of retirement R and R?
Dr. Gary Small, UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, author of The Longevity Bible (2007).
2:00 – 2:30
Cancer Studies Low on Volunteers
A number of barriers explain the low 3% rate of adult cancer patients participating in studies to test new treatments. Problems include the amount of time it takes to explain a study to a patient who may not qualify in the end, voluminous paperwork, plain old patient reluctance... and even oncologists’ self-interest in remaining the patient’s provider of chemotherapy, for which they are reimbursed at a profit. In spite of these roadblocks, how can we achieve a cure?
John Scoggins, co-author of the recent report in "The Oncologist"
2:30 – 3:00
Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch
Over the past several decades, television has turned cooking into a spectator sport, as actual cooking in the kitchen has dropped to a record time. The Food Network now draws more viewers than any cable news channels, but Americans are actually cooking less than ever. Research suggests the more time a nation devotes to food preparation at home, the lower its rate of obesity. Is it all connected?
Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley and the author of several books, including In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire.
Harry Balzer, VP and Chief Industry Analyst, NPD Group