Wellness Wednesday: Blood Donation Restrictions, The Use of Vitamin Supplements, and Pill Sharing
After the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, many in the area waited in lines to donate blood. Still, gay men continue to be banned from giving blood, prompting some to re-examine the rule. Also, many Americans use vitamins, but are unsure exactly how they work or should be taken. And, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University, one in five people who are prescribed highly addictive painkillers share them with others.
- Ronald Sacher, MD, Hematologist and Director, Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati
- Catherine Price, Author, Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food
- Shefali Luthra, Web Reporter, Kaiser Health News
- Dr. Andrea C. Gielen, Professor, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Prevention and Policy
This show originally aired on June 15, 2016 at 11 a.m.