To Your Health

Thursdays at 7:31 a.m. and 5:18 p.m.

With some questionable health advice being posted by your friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on TV---that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized  yesterday---it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Every Thursday, Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes you aware of upcoming screenings, gives you prevention strategies and more…all to your health.

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When it comes to cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. KRCU's To Your Health host Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs recently sat down with Dr. Ryan Fields, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center to discuss individualized cancer treatments, like the one that recently worked so well for President Jimmy Carter.

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

 

Tells us more about how each person's DNA can be taken into account when determining the best cancer treatment

A Prairie Home Companion’s host, Garrison Keillor once proclaimed, “Sex is good. But not as good as fresh sweet corn.”

Farmers’ Markets are beginning to open and with them, the opportunity to experience the delight and health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The USDA reports that fresh, local produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition. Right now, you might be able to get asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb at the local farmers’ market. You’ll have to wait till summer to get some sweet corn of the caliber Mr. Keillor is talking about.