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From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. Hosted by veteran health reporters Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman. Part of the Panoply Network.

Slate Presents The Checkup from WBUR Slate Magazine

    • Health & Fitness
    • 3.8 • 21 Ratings

From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. Hosted by veteran health reporters Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman. Part of the Panoply Network.

    Muffin Top

    Muffin Top

    Slate and WBUR's health podcast looks at dieting myths, eating disorders, and a popular program that aims to change how you approach food.
     
    In this episode, “Muffin Top,” we debunk some dieting myths and explore strategies to help nudge your weight loss along, or at least make you feel better about your body. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.
     

    • 26 min
    Teenage Zombies

    Teenage Zombies

    Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup: Greatest Hits Edition! In this episode, “Teenage Zombies,” we explore three ways in which the adolescent mind is radically different from yours and mine.
    Do you beg your teenager to go to sleep earlier so he or she can function in the morning? Well, it turns out they physically can’t do that, explains Marvin Wang, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who’s on a mission to make middle and high schools start later in the day.  Also, why adolescent brain development is the culprit behind so much bad (and sometimes law-breaking) decision-making and reckless behavior. And, a sex therapist talks about how Internet porn can sabotage a teenager’s ability to have a normal romantic relationship.
    Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former national newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Each episode of The Checkup features a different topic—previous topics included college mental health, sex problems, the Insanity workout, and vaccine issues.
    The Checkup podcast is produced at WBUR by George Hicks.
    Like CommonHealth on Facebook, and tell us and other listeners what you think of this week’s edition. Or drop a note to podcasts@slate.com.
     
    Carey Goldberg is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former Boston bureau chief of the New York Times.
     
    Rachel Zimmerman is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, and a former health care reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

    • 25 min
    The Checkup: High Anxiety

    The Checkup: High Anxiety

    Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup Greatest Hits Edition! Enjoy this health news podcast, a collaboration between Slate and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. You can find more episodes in The Checkup’s individual feed.
    From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. This installment explores the deep, dark, intimate world of anxiety—one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S.
    First, we get personal, with a close-up look at one woman’s fear of flying and how she (sort of) overcame it; then an intriguing hormone-based hypothesis based on research by Harvard Medical School’s Mohammed Milad that might explain why so many more women suffer from fear and anxiety disorders than men; finally parental anxiety and how you can better manage your relentless worrying, featuring a new book on the topic by Sue Orsillo.
    Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. Each episode of The Checkup features a different topic—previous topics included college mental health, sex problems, the Insanity workout, and vaccine issues.
    The Checkup podcast is produced at WBUR by George Hicks.
    Like CommonHealth on Facebook, and tell us and other listeners what you think of this week’s edition. Or drop a note to podcasts@slate.com.

    • 25 min
    The Checkup: Sexual Reality Check

    The Checkup: Sexual Reality Check

    Carey and Rachel are back for the summer with The Checkup Greatest Hits Edition! Enjoy this health news podcast, a collaboration between Slate and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. You can find more episodes in The Checkup’s individual feed.
     
    This installment dives into the world of sex, including sexual myths, a study about penis size, and the possibility of great sex after 70.
     
    Your hosts are Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman, former newspaper reporters and co-producers of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. The Checkup Podcast is produced at WBUR by George Hicks.
     
    Like CommonHealth on Facebook, and tell us and other listeners what you think of this week’s edition. Or drop a note to podcasts@slate.com.
     

    • 21 min
    The Checkup: Scary Food Stories

    The Checkup: Scary Food Stories

    Carey and Rachel are back just in time for summer with The Checkup Greatest Hits Edition! Enjoy this health news podcast, a collaboration between Slate and WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station. You can find more episodes in The Checkup’s individual feed.
    From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. This installment explores the pleasures and perils of sugar, the viral vegetable kale, and whether kale devotees can have too much of a good thing. With a bonus yarn about a chia seed-induced emergency room visit.

    • 18 min
    The Checkup: Muffin Top

    The Checkup: Muffin Top

    Slate and WBUR's health podcast looks at dieting myths, eating disorders, and a popular program that aims to change how you approach food.
    In this episode, “Muffin Top,” we debunk some dieting myths and explore strategies to help nudge your weight loss along, or at least make you feel better about your body. With hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Lucy8814 ,

Great!

Very informative and fun! The topics they touch upon are very timely and they present useful info in an easy to understand manner.

SingeVert ,

That’s it, I’m out

Unsubscribe. Lamest podcast in the Slate/Panoply panoply. From WBUR? Figures: only two people from Boston could imagine this show has “a bit of an edge!” The Muffintop episode was the last straw for me. So dumb, so rife with misinformation--and the bits that were on point were so prosaic, so hackneyed and old-hat as to be forehead-smacking. I’d have learned more from an issue of Women’s Health circa 1992.

Mustang627 ,

The Only Slate Show I ever liked

Bring it back! Where are you guys? Informative and interesting without the whiney snotty affectedness of so many of the Slate broadcasts.

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