17-53 Segment 1: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Polycystic ovary syndrome affects about 10% of American women, but has such a wide variety of troubling symptoms that it’s often misdiagnosed. Experts discuss the disorder and what women should know.


  • Dr. Felice Gersh, Medical Director, Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Dr. John Nestler, Professor of Medicine and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dr. Brie Turner-McGrievy, Associate Professor of Health Promotion Education Behavior, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Frank Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois-Chicago

Links for more information:

Share this:

Stay in the loop! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Subscribe and review on iTunes!

15-47 Segment 2: Doctors’ clothes: Reason to Change?


Synopsis: Controversy has broken out over the doctor’s traditional white lab coat and necktie. Some doctors say physicians should wear short sleeves instead because coats carry germs. Others maintain the white coat isn’t a germ colony, but rather is a source of comfort for patients. Experts discuss.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Gonzalo Bearman, Professor of Medicine and hospital epidemiologist, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System; Dr. Christopher Petrilli, Chief Medical Resident, University of Michigan Health System; Peter Seelf, Team Leader, Member Experience, Boy Scouts of America

Links for more information:

Click here for the transcript

15-45 Segment 1: Thermogenesis and weight loss


Synopsis: The body uses extra calories to stay warm in cold conditions, creating heath through thermogenesis. However, it’s only recently that scientists have discovered one of the mechanisms the body uses for this–brown fat. Now they’re learning how to harness brown fat for weight loss. Experts discuss.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Aaron Cypess, Acting Chief, Translational Physiology Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Dr. Francesco Celi, Professor of Medicine and Chair, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Virginia Commonwealth University; Dr. Wayne Hayes, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, visiting scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and CEO, The Cold Shoulder; Adam Paulin, founder & Managing Director, Thin Ice.

Links for more information:

Click here for the transcript