60-Second Health

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Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Title: Future Cars Could Count Miles per Heartbeat

Health Literacy Affects Individuals' Health

July 19th, 2011

People who have trouble understanding health and medical information are more likely to get hospitalized. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode

Hospitals Try to Become Mickey Mouse Institutions

July 27th, 2011

Hospitals are hiring Disney to help them create environments that patients prefer. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode

Study Says Avoid Colon Cleanses

August 3rd, 2011

The alternative therapy of colon cleansing typically does little good, and may cause significant harm. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode

Beat Gluttony with Gullibility

August 9th, 2011

Eating-behavior expert Brian Wansink offers tips on fooling yourself into eating less. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode