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Wellness Wednesday: Summer Ails, Home Births, and the Annual Physical

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Neighborhood pools are often teeming with bacteria and parasites.

Though we left flu season behind months ago, warmth is the best environment for plenty of other nasty bugs. Plus, why Britain is encouraging expectant mothers to stay at home during childbirth, and then a look at the history of an American tradition: the annual physical.


  • Jennifer LaRue Huget, freelance writer who regularly writes about health for the Washington Post
  • Mairi Breen Rothman, Certified Nurse Midwife, co-founder of the Metro Area Midwives and Allied Services, and member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor and  Emeritus Chair of Editorial Board for the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter 

This show originally aired on July 22, 2015 at 11 a.m.