Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer examines the science and medical innovations that conquered some of the world's deadliest diseases and doubled life expectancies for many across the globe.

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Premiere Date: May/11/2021

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer season 1 episode 3

Season 1, Episode 3: Data

Track the importance of data mapping and analysis in the quest to improve public health. The painstaking work of past data detectives made us aware of epidemic "curves" as well as the extent of health inequalities among different U.S. commu...

Air Date: May 25, 2021

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer season 1 episode 4

Season 1, Episode 4: Behavior

Behavior examines the importance of public engagement during a health crisis, from the discovery that the simple act of handwashing could save lives in a 19th Century Viennese maternity hospital - to facemasks and lockdowns used to combat the Spanish...

Air Date: Jun 01, 2021

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