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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday August 22, 2014:
Coming up on Smart Talk...
Cumberland County Republican Chairman Greg Rothman visited Israel this week as part of a group that included former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The contingent met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and toured Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.
Rothman appears on Smart Talk to describe his observations during this tense time of conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
For deeper analysis on ethnic and religious tensions in the Middle East listen to this recent Smart Talk featuring Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Associate Professor of International Affairs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. He provides context, history and background on one of the world's hotspots.
WellSpan Health is one of the region's largest healthcare providers with more than 100 facilities. WellSpan is also York County's biggest employer, so when WellSpan announced it would no longer hire employees who smoke or use tobacco products, the news garnered a lot of attention.
WellSpan is not the region's first healthcare provider to not hire smokers and probably won't be the last.
The company's Vice President of Human Resources appears on Smart Talk to explain the policy.
Lynette Zeiders of Enola is a lung and breast cancer survivor. What she wasn't was a smoker. Zeiders is on Friday's Smart Talk to discuss the importance of early screening for lung cancer.
For more health news and in depth analysis on today’s evolving HealthCare landscape visit TransformingHealth.org. Transforming Health is an educational partnership of WITF, Penn State Hershey Medical center and WellSpan Health.
Finally, seismic activity and a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland could have an impact far beyond that island nation. Dr. Robert Wheelersburg, a professor of anthropology at Elizabethtown College, who lived in Iceland for a decade, provides some insight.
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