Fri April 15, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Your Health Podcast: Longevity Advice And A Pricey Hormone Drug

Helen Reichert, 109, loves eating chocolate truffles and drinking Budweiser. She's also remarkably good at bouncing back when life throws her tricky curve balls. On this week's podcast, we'll hear more from her gerontologist about her and other centarians' secrets to longevity and good health.

We'll also hear about "senior moments" - are they a normal part of the aging process, or a warning sign of future problems?

Plus, two months ago, we had a post about a new hormone medication that reduced premature birth in some high risk pregnancies. Now, we'll learn about a controversy surrounding the high price of the injected form of this drug.

You can find the podcast at the bottom of the page under the podcast heading. To subscribe to the Your Health podcast click here. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.