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March 09, 2013

Saving Money at the Pump
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Gas prices are on the rise. Does a fill up at the gas station put a big dent in your wallet? You’ll want to hear our expert interview about how you can improve your gas mileage. Then - if you think childhood bullying has no lasting effects, when the victims reach adulthood, the results of a new study may startle you.
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InfoTrak: Improving Gas Mileage

As gasoline prices continue to rise, drivers are searching for ways to save money at the pump.
Phil Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor at Edmunds.com discussed some of the most common myths about gasoline and getting better mileage. He said today’s cars can easily adapt to different blends of gasoline, so motorists should not worry about using “cheap” gas or trying a lower-octane fuel.
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InfoTrak: After Effects of Bullying

William E. Copeland, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University was the lead author of a study that found that bullied children grow into adults who are at increased risk of developing anxiety disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts. He said every parent should discuss bullying with their children in order to proactively open the lines of communication on the topic.
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InfoTrak: Healthy foods that make you fat

Lyn-Genet Recitas is author of a book called The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising "Healthy" Foods That Are Making You Fat--and Lose Weight Fast Ms. Recitas said many foods that are considered healthy may not be. She said that when foods like salmon, cauliflower, and beans are combined with each person's unique chemistry, they potentially can cause a toxic reaction that triggers weight gain, premature aging, inflammation, and a host of health problems. She explained how a person can identify their hidden trigger foods.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
William Copeland
Dr. Copeland is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist, who trained at the University of Vermont and completed his clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Center for Developmental Epidemiology in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Copeland’s research program focuses on the presentation, course, and biological and environmental causes of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence. His research goal is to study the pleiomorphic psychopathologic expression of putative risk factors (including promising genetic markers) under varying conditions of adversity across childhood and adolescence. Dr. Copeland’s research program is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). In 2008, he was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator grant and a K23 career development award through NIMH. With his collaborators Adrian Angold, Jane Costello, and Pat Sullivan, he is currently conducting a number of federally-funded studies of gene-environment interplay in the development of mood and substance disorders.

Dr. Copeland's research

 
Lyn Genet-Recitas
Lyn-Genet Recitas has been a holistic nutritionist since 1983 studying nutritional therapy, holistic medicine, herbology, homeopathy and shiatsu. She started working with immune response and hormonal balance twenty years ago on the west coast and has been running health centers for the past ten years in New York City and Westchester. Lyn-Genet and her team at The Lyn-Genet Plan have helped thousands of men and women find easy, effective ways to lose weight, improve health and reverse the aging process.

The Lyn-Genet plan