• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: Evaluating Health News/Exercise and Healthy Aging/Lead Poisoning

February 4, 2016

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News reports about health and medicine are often informative and useful. But sometimes, health news can miss the point or be misleading ... leaving you wondering what to do. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, preventive medicine specialist Dr. Donald Hensrud and gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray offer some guidelines for separating hype from reality in health news reports. Also on the program, oncologist and palliative care specialist Dr. Edward Creagan explains why regular physical activity is key to maintaining health as you age. Dr. Creagan is editor-in-chief of Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging. And occupational medicine specialist Dr. Laura Breeher discusses the risks of lead poisoning and how to prevent it.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: When evaluating a news report about medical research, it may be useful to know the number of participants in the study.

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