New weight-loss drugs, DIY advice from the Trans Handy Ma’am

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In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, a subject’s waist is measured during an obesity prevention study in Chicago. Obesity rates in the U.S. have been rising steadily for well over a decade and some of the world’s biggest drug developers are tapping into the growing treatment market. Novo Nordisk reported another surge in profits and revenue during its most recent quarter with a big assist from Wegovy, an injectable treatment for weight loss approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2021. M. Spencer Green/ AP Photo

We learn about a new class of drugs, including Ozempic and Wegovy, that aim to help a variety of health issues. Then, we talk with Mercury Stardust, known as the Trans Handy Ma’am on TikTok, about her new home maintenance book.

Featured in this Episode

  • Understanding the new weight-loss drugs

    A new class of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have been called “game changers” for their potential to help Americans who are overweight, diabetic or suffering from addictions. An endocrinologist from UW Health explains what you should know about these drugs and other weight-loss treatments. Original air date: Nov. 29, 2023

  • Tips for renters about home maintenance

    Wisconsin’s Trans Handy Ma’am is a New York Times #1 bestselling author. We talk with Mercury Stardust about her book, “Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair.” Original air date: Jan. 23, 2024

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Dr. Dawn B. Davis Guest
  • Mercury Stardust Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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