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Archive for July 2010

Co-host Pat Ballard stayed home with a cold today, so Peggy played the recording of the July 17, 2010 Pearlsong Conversation teleconference call with Pat and authors Lynne Murray & Judy Bagshaw chatting about fun summer reading.

Topics ranged from mysteries to romance to vampires and cases of mistaken zombie identity. All agreed on the attraction of books with engaging characters and the ability to transport the reader to another place, whether that be New Orleans, San Francisco, Africa, Alaska, Birmingham, or elsewhere. If the book contains life-sized characters, all the better.

[UPDATE 8/16/2010: The mp3 file for this show has been deleted to make room for new show files. You can still access the mp3 file, if you wish, by going to this show's post on the www.healthateverysize.info blog.

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Today's show discussed recent reports that health care reform will mandate that medical records contain patients' Body Mass Index (BMI) by 2014, and how medical focus on weight & BMI can lead to substandard health care for fat people.

Plus, new Australian research in which fat people were actually asked what they think about "obesity interventions" such as commercial diet programs, bariatric surgery, and public health & media campaigns.

Oh, yeah, and it's still hot in Nashville.

Music includes "Freedom" by Suchi Waters Benjamin & "Happy Being Fat" by Big Dee Irwin.

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Today's show centered on discussion of medication for psychological problems (prompted by this week's Drop Dead Diva episode) and "obesity" (as the FDA prepares to review 3 "new" weight-loss drugs).

Music includes "Freedom" (Suchi Waters Benjamin), "Suit Yourself" (Kate Campbell) & "Happy Childhood" (Marshall Chapman).

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Today's show featured discussion of the new ABC Family TV series "Huge" and the young adult novel upon which the series is based. Plus, the UK's health service apologizes for scaring an 11-year-old boy into skipping supper.

Music includes "Freedom"  by Suchi Waters Benjamin, "Beautiful" by Spirit Foundry & "Phenomenal Woman" by Ruthie Foster.

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