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    • Flu

    • The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Gina Kolata
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
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    Feeling feverish, tired, or achy? Listening to Gina Kolata's engrossing account of the 1918 Influenza epidemic is sure to give you the chills. A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and considers what can be done to prevent it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating science; disappointing narration.

    • By Joanne on 10-25-05
    • The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Gina Kolata
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 02-13-01
    • 4 out of 5 stars 356 ratings

    Regular price: $19.93

    • After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Nearly 200,000 Americans have bariatric surgery each year. Yet far more — an estimated 24 million — are heavy enough to qualify for the operation, and many of them are struggling with whether to have such a radical treatment, the only one that leads to profound and lasting weight loss for virtually everyone who has it.

    "After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments" is from the December 26, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Genetic Tests May Not Reveal a Clear Treatment Path for Breast Cancer

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Genetic Tests May Not Reveal a Clear Treatment Path for Breast Cancer" is from the March 11 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Mercies in Disguise

    • A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times reporter and best-selling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an upstanding family in small-town South Carolina. Many of them were doctors, but still, they are struck down by an inscrutable illness. Finally they discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of providential events. Meanwhile science, progressing for 50 years along a parallel track, handed the Baxleys a question - not a cure but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True Medical Mystery

    • By KarenLee on 05-12-17
    • A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • More Men with Early Prostate Cancer Choosing to Avoid Treatment

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "More Men with Early Prostate Cancer Choosing to Avoid Treatment" is from the May 24, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Discoveries About Circadian Rhythm

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for discoveries about the molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s circadian rhythm.

    "Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Discoveries About Circadian Rhythm" is from the October 02, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • After 'the Biggest Loser,' Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "After 'the Biggest Loser,' Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight" is from the May 2, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Scientists Say They've Found Product to Restore Skin's Youthful Spring

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Scientists Say They've Found Product to Restore Skin's Youthful Spring" is from the May 09, 2016 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Dashing Hopes, Study Shows a Cholesterol Drug Had No Effect on Heart Health

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Dashing Hopes, Study Shows a Cholesterol Drug Had No Effect on Heart Health" is from the April 3, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Rethinking Thin

    • The New Science of Weight Loss - And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 158
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    In this eye-opening audiobook, New York Times science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals. Rethinking Thin is at once an account of the place of diets in American society and a provocative critique of the weight-loss industry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth listening to

    • By iBeth on 08-15-07
    • The New Science of Weight Loss - And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 158 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Short Answers to Hard Questions about Weight Loss

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Short Answers to Hard Questions about Weight Loss" is from the May 04, 2016, Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Ricky Hurst’s doctors told him last year that there was nothing more they could do. His heart was failing, and he should get his affairs in order. The end was coming. But Hurst, 56, a former ranger and school football coach in Jackson, Michigan, is still alive, although his heart continues to weaken. And patients like him are raising a new dilemma for doctors.

    "For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears" is from the November 06, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 13 mins
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    "One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close" is from the December 12, 2016 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Finding an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For middle-age women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution.

    "Finding an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain" is from the August 07, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • When Doctors Fail to See Past Weight, Other Problems Lurk

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "When Doctors Fail to See Past Weight, Other Problems Lurk" is from the September 25, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Does It Really Cost $2.7 Billion to Create a Cancer Drug?

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    What does it really cost to bring a drug to market?The question is central to the debate over rising health care costs and appropriate drug pricing.

    "Does It Really Cost $2.7 Billion to Create a Cancer Drug?" is from the September 11, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • It's Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "It's Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor" is from the April 14, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Diabetes and Your Diet: The Low-Carb Debate

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Diabetes and Your Diet: The Low-Carb Debate" is from the September 15, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D?

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    There was no reason for the patients to receive vitamin D tests. They did not have osteoporosis; their bones were not cracking from a lack of the vitamin. They did not have diseases that interfere with vitamin D absorption.

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    • New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The first gene therapy treatment in the United States was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration, heralding a new era in medicine that is coming faster than most realize — and that perhaps few can afford.

    "New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags" is from the September 11, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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