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WILL - Focus - June 11, 2012

Family Medicine

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(Duration: 51:55)

Jeffrey Swearingen, M.D., Family Practice Physician, Carle Physicians Group

Host: David Inge

We’ll be doing our regular “talk to the family doctor” program with Dr. Jeff Swearingen, family medicine physician from Carle in Urbana. He stops by every other month to respond to your health concerns. We do these shows to give you a place to start, and add to your base of knowledge about health. Dr. Swearingen works with people of all ages in his practice, children and grown-ups, so if you have a question for yourself or someone in your family, your call will be welcome.

Categories: Health

WILL - Focus - June 11, 2012

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

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(Duration: 51:48)

Florence Williams, contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Slate, Mother Jones, High Country News, O-Oprah, W., Bicycling and numerous other publications

Host: David Inge
Florence Williams

Science writer Florence Williams says that to have breasts is to be human. We are the only animals who have breasts continuously from puberty on. And, she says, they are in need of protection. Because they store fat, they also store toxic, fat-loving chemicals. She says they are indicators for the changing health of people. We’ll explore the origins and meaning of this distinctly human feature as we talk with Florence Williams about her new book "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History."