Exercise to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ April 14

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Exercise can decrease stress, improve heart disease and help you lose weight. Two West Virginia University Experts will answer viewers’ questions about exercise in a live presentation of  “Doctor’s on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14 on West Virginia Public Television.

Bill Reger-Nash, Ed.D., is the director of West Virginia Walks and an associate professor in Community Medicine at WVU. He earned his doctoral degree in exercise physiology from WVU. His special interests include decreasing sedentary lifestyles.    

Paul Gordon, Ph.D., is an exercise physiologist at WVU and a former consultant for the Minnesota Vikings. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh in exercise physiology. His research interests include how heredity impacts exercise responses.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412

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