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Wellness Wednesday: Cachexia, Insurance Cancellation, News Roundup


As winter approaches, the couch seems like a cozy place, especially when you don't feel well. But it's possible that your recliner is actually the cause, not the cure, for what ails you. This hour, we'll discuss the toxic chemicals in our furniture. We'll also get the latest on an untreatable side effect responsible for one in four cancer deaths and tackle disappearing health coverage.


  • Dr. Denis Guttridge, professor of virology, immunology and genetics; researcher with the James Cancer Genetics program
  • Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News senior correspondent
  • Dr. Jon Swartzberg, Chair, Editorial Board, UC Berkeley School of Public Health Wellness Letter