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Focus on Future Medicine and Genetics

The Big Chill: Cryotherapy and the Science of Medical Freezing

March 2, 201614 min
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Cryotherapy, the science of freezong for medical purposes, uses extreme cold temperatures to cool down the body and has both current and emerging medical applications ranging from brain resuscitation in emergency settings to inflammation reduction in medical spas. Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with science and health journalist Renee Ebersole to talk about the rise of cryotherapy, the mechanisms governing its medical utilities, and the benefits vs risks of its applications in various health settings today.

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