Season 1

Discover the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century, and celebrate the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it.

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Behavior

Learn the importance of persuading the public to protect themselves during health crises.

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Behavior

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Data

Track the importance of data mapping and analysis in the quest to improve public health.

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Data

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Medical Drugs

Learn about the surprisingly recent invention of medicine that combats illness directly.

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Medical Drugs

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Vaccines

See the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness.

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Vaccines