Wellness Wednesday: End-of-life Cold Calls, CrossFit, Mastectomies



New research calls into question the effectiveness of double mastectomies in treating breast cancer. Plus, hyper-intense workout craze CrossFit pushes its clientele to the edge– and sometimes right off it. Still, CrossFit devotees swear by the results they get, and the brand is worth billions. Coming up on Wellness Wednesday, we’ll take a closer look at the risks and rewards of this extreme fitness trend.


  • Elana Gordon, health reporter for WHYY’s “The Pulse”
  • Christie Aschwanden, health columnist for the Washington Post
  • Todd Schulze, trainer at Eleventh Element Crossfit Hilliard
  • Dr. Allison Kurian, Stanford University School of Medicine


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