Show: June 24, 2012:
- What is the secret behind the ALIVE program’s success?
- How can we fight obesity at a societal level?
- Have anti-smoking campaigns been effective?
- Are gaps present in seniors’ healthcare?
- What would your doctor do in your shoes?
- Would you get a “fish pedicure?”
- How does industry shape health and fitness myths?
- View all topics for the week
How does industry shape health and fitness myths?
Interview: Tim Caulfied, author and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Health Senior Scholar, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
The fitness industry is cluttered with fads and trends that may or may not be supported by sound scientific evidence, along with myths that many people subscribe to as a part of their health regimen. Tim Caulfield confronts the legitimacy of these myths in his book “The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages About Health, Fitness and Happiness.” This week on “Sound Medicine,” Caulfield describes the contrasting messages we receive from the health industry and the role that health policy researchers may play in shaping these messages.