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Wellness Wednesday: Air Quality, Cancer Testing, E.R. Costs


Breast cancer gene BRCA1 might be microscopic, but it's been big in the news since actress Angelina Jolie reported last week that she was a carrier and elected to have a double mastectomy. This hour, we'll investigate who should be tested, and what to do if you carry the gene. We'll also find out if Ohio got a passing grade on its air quality report card, and examine the increasing role E.R. doctors play in our healthcare costs.  Guests

  • Shelly Kiser, Director of Advocacy- American Lung Association of the Midland States
  • Leigha Senter-Jamieson, Genetic Counselor, Professor of Internal Medicine at OSU
  • Jay Kaplan, Medical Director of the Studer Group, Director of Service for CEP America Emergency Physician Partners

Links Ohio's State of the Air Report Card Angelina Jolie's Op-Ed in the New York Times