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Wellness Wednesday: Gut microbiomes, panic attacks and body image

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Your gut microbiome controls your digestive system and can benefit your immune system.

New research at the University of Texas MD has found it may also play a role in cancer treatment.

Today on Wellness Wednesday, we’re talking about gut microbiomes. We’ll also discuss panic attacks and how social media magnifies body image issues.


  • Angela Neal-Barnett is a psychology professor and the director of the Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans at Kent State University.
  • Dr. Jennifer McQuade is an Assistant Professor and Physician Scientist in Melanoma Medical Oncology at the University of Texas.
  • Dr. Kristen Swope is a senior therapist at the Ohio State University’s Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services.

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