Obesity among young adults, Threats to school safety

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a waist is measured to prevent obesity
In this Jan. 20, 2010, photo, a waist is measured during an obesity prevention study in Chicago. M. Spencer Green/AP Photo

A professor of medicine helps us sift through a recent obesity study among young adults in the United States. Then, we learn more about how schools should respond to social media threats with a psychologist and researcher.

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    Schools across the country reacted to concerns over potential threats on social media platforms. We explore how schools can evaluate potential threats and maintain student safety.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Dr. Alejandra Ellison-Barnes Guest
  • Jillian Peterson Guest