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Wellness Wednesday: Running Apps, Women’s Viagra, Brain Plasticity

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Running is a pretty low-tech sport but some are using apps to track their progress.

Last week, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted in support of a so-called women's Viagra drug. The vote was hailed as a step towards equality but others question the drug's safety. Plus, we'll learn about some of the best running apps for smartphones and have a discussion on brain plasticity. 

Guests 

  • Sarah Mitroff, associate editor of CNET
  • Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women's Health Network 
  • David Portman, obstetrician and gynecologist at the Ohio State University
  • Clark Elliott, associate professor of artificial intelligence at DePaul University, author of the Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole my Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back 

This show originally aired on June 10, 2015 at 11 a.m.