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September 30, 2023

Sports Betting Addiction & Can Your Job Affect Your Longevity?
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Sports Betting Addiction
In just five years, legalized sports betting is now embraced as a revenue source by at least 37 states, and gambling addiction is a growing problem, especially among teenagers. Timothy W. Fong, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Co-Director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. Explains how parents can recognize addiction in teens or ideally, prevent the start of it.
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Can Your Job Affect Your Longevity?
Today, the average American lives just 76 years, the shortest lifespan the country has seen since 1996. A growing amount of research indicates that having the right employer can boost your lifespan and your health in dramatic ways. Lee Newman, MD, MA, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health and Department of Epidemiology at the University of Colorado, explains how employers may dramatically affect the quality--and perhaps even length--of an employee's life.
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Natural Disasters = Blood Shortage?
Recent national disasters have led to a major shortage in America's blood supply. Baia Lasky, MD, board-certified physician in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, Medical Director of the American Red Cross of Georgia, explains why the problem is so serious and how a first-time blood donor can get started.
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