Episode 72: Do Olympic athletes live longer than the rest of us?

The Dr. David Geier Show
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In the Zone
Do Olympic athletes live longer than the general population, and do athletes in certain sports or events have improved or worsened life expectancies?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Armond Armstead – Former University of Southern California lineman
Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls point guard
Ray Lewis – Baltimore Ravens linebacker
Eric Abidal – Barcelona defender
Josh Jones – Creighton University guard

Ask Dr. Geier
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Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions

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