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Ice Breaker Show

Health Matters Radio Show
Health Matters Radio Show

The National Science Foundation runs our research program at McMurdo base in Antarctica. Unfortunately, the buildings and equipment are ancient, temperamental, and should be replaced. There is no budget for this, and our research efforts are hampered by a lack of funding. The “Polar Star” is the only US icebreaker big enough to resupply the station, and it is 40 years old. Health Matters presents the Ice Breaker Show, and promises that half the profits from the show will go to Polar research.

Tip: the best way to avoid tick-borne diseases is to avoid ticks. Tuck your pant legs into your socks, use permethrin on clothing and DEET on exposed skin, keep the grass short, and eliminate leaf piles where ticks may hide.


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