This week on the podcast, Healthland editor Sora Song asks whether child obesity is child abuse. TIME editor-at-large Belinda Luscombe reports that adults are less savvy on Facebook than teens. And TIME senior writer John Cloud makes a case against 12-step addiction treatment, popularized by Betty Ford. Click the play button below to listen.
Here are links for the topics on today's podcast:
Sora ( at sora_song) examined the controversy over whether state authorities can or should be able to take custody of extremely obese children; read Bonnie Rochman's excellent Healthland story on the issue here.
Belinda ( at youseless) talked about how parents can be just as guilty as kids when it comes to oversharing on social-media sites.
And John ( at JohnAshleyCloud) both honored Betty Ford for her achievements (read Nancy Gibbs' stirring obituary) and criticized the controversial 12-step model that Ford helped make famous. He also recommended an evidence-based approach to treating addiction.
Here are links for today's Field Notes:
Sora nearly made us sick with news about foot odor (Healthland contributor Katy Steinmetz offers details here).
Belinda talked about why stay-at-home dads are more likely to divorce.
And John mentioned that your dentist might recommend Xanax, generically known as alprazolam, rather than laughing gas during your next brutal cleaning.
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