On Television

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Staying Healthy
Meet Dr. Eric Coris, a physician with USF Family Sports and Medicine, who shares a list of 47 health conditions that he says can be reduced, if not eliminated, by a modest amount of exercise. Viewers may be surprised to see even mental health conditions on the list. Carson Cooper demonstrates alternative forms of exercise that might tickle your funny bone as well as teach you how to strengthen your bones. Irene invites us into her kitchen for tips on better nutrition and how to make a heart-healthy meal. As the saying goes: It's not just what you do, it's also what you EAT. Then back to the studio for a demonstration from dietician Christine Miller on healthy choices for people who eat "on-the-go." And Larry Elliston introduces us to Dr. Bob, an 85-year-old retired physican who volunteers at a local health clinic and puts his own advice for exercise to practice.

On the Radio

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Stopping Hospital Infections

Once you're admitted to the hospital, you're already sick. But while some patients are trying to heal, they get an infection and get worse instead. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 1.7 million people develop these healthcare-associated infections; about 99,000 people die from them. Learn how Florida hospitals are fighting to stop people from getting sicker once they are admitted.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Dr. Jay WolfsonProfessor of Public Health and Medicine and Associate Vice President of Health Law, Policy and Safety at USF Health
Dr. Bill RuppCEO of Mayo Clinic Florida
Martha DeCastroVice President of Nursing at the Florida Hospital Association

Video extras

Host Irene Maher shares her recipe for healthy Creamy Chicken Potatoes.

Host Irene Maher shares a healthy recipe for Healthy Bran Muffins.




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