Aspen Ideas Festival

Special Coverage
6:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Spotlight Health: Figuring Out What Care Works

Dr. Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman are the authors of "Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You."
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Deciding between doctors, treatments, and, surgeries can be exhausting, and often especially hard when juggling a serious diagnosis. Boston Physician Pamela Hartzband noticed this after practicing medicine for years, and she and a colleague have written a book on how to navigate those decisions. It’s called Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. Dr. Hartzband will speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival this summer. As part of our spring series on key health issues, Dr. Hartzband spoke with APR’s Elise Thatcher. 

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Special Coverage
10:06 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Spotlight Health: Treating Addiction

Ben Cort handles Business Development for the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR), University of Colorado Hospital.
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 Treating drug addictions can be gender specific, and that's part of the therapy at the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. Ben Cort represents the Center, and sat down with APR’s Elise Thatcher. 

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APR Special
5:02 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

APR Special: Spotlight Health, Show #2

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Good afternoon, this is Spotlight Health, on Aspen Public Radio. I’m Elise Thatcher, and this is the second episode in our series on critical health issues.

Today we’ll find out how gender plays a role in treating drug addicts…our guest has personal experience with tackling inner demons.

“At 26 was a director at an S & P five firm, but I’d never done anything with my recovery, that was separate.”

We’ll also hear from a former Pepsi Executive about why he believes we should feel empowered to choose exercise or fresh fruit over other unhealthy foods and behaviors.

“What I learned in the food industry, is that many of those tobacco prescriptions don’t apply as easily to food.”

That’s coming up... on Spotlight Health.

Episode 2 of 6 in a series to explore key health issues, with guests also participating in the Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight: Health programming this summer.

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Special Coverage
6:17 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Spotlight Health: Making It Easy To Make Healthy Choices

Derek Yach, Vitality Institute.
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For many people, changing bad habits can be incredibly difficult. But it’s those personal choices that can take us from being in decent health… to feeling miserable. As part of our spring series on key health issues, APR’s Elise Thatcher talks with Derek Yach, Senior Vice President of the Vitality Institute, a New York think tank. 

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Special Coverage
9:37 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Spotlight Health: Global Health Challenges

Peggy Clark is Executive Director of Aspen Global Health and Development, part of the Aspen Institute.
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Whether you reach old age can really depend on how much money you have… that’s true in the US and around the world. Peggy Clark would love to change that. She’s passionate about health, especially for people living in other parts of the world. Clark is Executive Director of Aspen Global Health and Development, part of the Aspen Institute. She’ll speak about health at the Aspen Ideas Festival this summer. Clark sat down with APR’s Elise Thatcher.

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