Listen to Healthy Options (our public affairs program on health topics), recorded on Wednesday, March 4, 4-5 p.m. The program covered the important topic of effective techniques to reduce exposure to infectious disease due to Influenza and the emergence of the Coronavirus. Healthy Options can be heard live every first Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., and the recording can be heard in our local public affairs archive at http://archives.weru.org.
Program Guest: Miryam Wahrman, author and Professor of Biology at William Paterson University of New Jersey (Photo)
Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Browne
Key Discussion Points:
1. What are symptoms of the Coronavirus? What are symptoms of the flu?
2. How are viruses and bacteria transmitted from person to person?
3. What are the most important ways for us to protect ourselves?
4. Why is hand washing a powerful way to protect your health? What is the proper way to wash your hands?
5. Should we or shouldn’t we be using masks?
6. Why should you keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth?
7. Why should we stay at home if we are ill? What is bioethics and why is this a consideration?
8. What is the five second rule? Can we rely on the five second rule?
9. Why is it important to keep surfaces clean?
10. What is a simple recipe to make your own hand sanitizer?
Miryam Wahrman, Professor of Biology at William Paterson University of New Jersey, where she directs a research laboratory in microbiology to study bacteria on environmental surfaces. Professor Wahrman is an expert in Bioethics, a pioneer in Biotechnology education, an award-winning science journalist (publishing over 200 articles on topics in science and health), and has written extensively on biotechnology, genetics and medical ethics. Miryam Wahrman is the author of The Hand Book: Surviving in a Germ-Filled World.
Websites of Interest:
Previous interview with Dr. Wahrman:
Healthy Options 2/6/19: https://archives.weru.org/heal