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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 27 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA from Cave Dirt

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Sifting through teaspoons of clay and sand scraped from the floors of caves, German researchers have managed to isolate ancient human DNA — without turning up a single bone.

    "No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA from Cave Dirt" is from the April 28, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong.

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It was the sort of bad news every patient fears. Merlin Erickson, a 69-year-old retired engineer in Abingdon, Maryland, was told last year that a biopsy of his prostate was positive for cancer.

    "The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong." is from the June 26, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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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.

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    • Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D?

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants from Any Donor

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "New Procedure Allows Kidney Transplants from Any Donor" is from the March 09, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 341
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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 341 ratings

    Regular price: $19.93

    • If You Tear a Knee Ligament, Arthritis Is Likely to Follow in 10 Years

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Quantifying long-term risk for arthritis has been difficult because most orthopedic patients are not studied for extended periods after their injuries.Dr. Mininder Kocher, an orthopedics professor at Harvard Medical School, has reviewed available data and determined that the chance of getting arthritis within a decade of tearing a tendon or a ligament in the knee is greater than 50 percent.

    "If You Tear a Knee Ligament, Arthritis Is Likely to Follow in 10 Years" is from the November 05, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • 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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    • 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.

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

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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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.

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    • We're So Confused: The Problems with Food and Exercise Studies

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "We're So Confused: The Problems with Food and Exercise Studies" is from the August 10, 2016 The Upshot 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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    • Americans Blame Obesity on Lack of Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Americans Blame Obesity on Lack of Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic" is from the November 1, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • More Men with Early Prostate Cancer Choosing to Avoid Treatment

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • Ultimate Fitness

    • The Quest for Truth about Exercise and Health
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Gina Kolata
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Gina Kolata, science reporter to The New York Times, takes a fascinating journey into the fads, fictions and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Really Bad

    • By Hilary on 04-22-03

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven

    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    After learning he had early stage prostate cancer, Paul Kolnik knew he wanted that cancer destroyed immediately and with as little disruption as possible to his busy life as the New York City Ballet’s photographer.

    "Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven" is from the March 20, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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.

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    • 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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    • 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 157
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    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 157 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

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