“New Gene Discovery Raises Hopes for Cancer Cure!” Another of the daily barrage of news headlines from scientific studies on every 24-hour media outlet, including your Facebook page. These aren’t the obvious wacky “miracle cure” ads. These news headlines cite actual medical research studies from organizations worldwide. So, what and whom to believe for our crucial health information in this complex maze of fact and hyperbole? We need to become smarter consumers of scientific medical information in the public media. To do that, we need to understand the real science behind the headlines. Our guide will be Roy Benaroch, M.D., medical book author and professor, in his new Great Courses release, The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine and the Media. Each week, we’ll discuss and apply his “skeptic’s tool kit,” to investigate scientific health and medical news--from cannabis to the microbiome. We’ll use program excerpts, additional topics and several online science resources for our informed, active discussions. This is a high participation study group that will change the way you look at medical news forever! Use of Canvas is required. No class 11/26/19.