Extra Edition: A Covid Winter Wave? Liver Cancer. Alarming Wildlife Decline.

Thursday_673x324 11amTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
PROGRAM # 9809 11:00 AM PT

Extra Edition: A Covid Winter Wave?

The top leader of California’s health system joins this edition to warn people that as we head into the winter, the state should prepare for a spike in Covid cases because more people gather indoors. He advises about protective measures to prepare for holiday gatherings and travel. He also talks about who is at highest risk of long Covid and discusses the benefits of the new, updated booster shots.

Guest: Dr. Tomás Aragón, Director, California Department of Public Health, State Public Health Officer, Sacramento, CA.

Liver Cancer. Latinos have one of the highest rates of liver cancer. The risk of liver cancer is higher for those with type 2 diabetes. If liver cancer is found early, it may be possible to remove it. What are the treatment options? What types of lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of liver cancer?

Guest: Dr. Juan Caicedo, Director, Liver Transplant Program, Living Liver Donor Program and Hispanic Transplant Program, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Alarming Wildlife Decline. A leading wildlife conservation group released a report warning about an alarming decline of wildlife species around the planet and Latin America and the Caribbean are among the worst hit regions, with the loss of sharks, butterflies, and coral banks, due primarily to climate change.

Guest: Jordi Surkin, Conservation Manager for Latin America, World Wildlife Fund.

Photo: Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash

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