Video: Celebrity Influence on Health
Celebrity Influence on Health
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:54:49 +0000Celebrity Influence on HealthCelebrity Influence on Healthhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7105908?cpt=8&wpid=2637KFTAwhat we wear -- what we listen to -- what we eat. ((chris)) but a new study shows celebs may also influence our health. mary moloney explains in today's health minute. angelina jolie's announcement in 2013 that she would undergo a preventive double mastectomy prompted other women to do the same. that's according to a new study. researchers looked at hospital data from new york and new south wales, australia over a ten year span. twenty months after the actress' op-ed in the new york times -- researchers noticed the amount of procedures -- on both continents -- doubled. jennifer lazarus/cancer awareness advocate: "the fact that she is leading women down that path to take a more proactive roll in their own health is enormously encouraging. it just makes me think that she is using her power for good." it's not just jolie. after katie couric's televised colonoscopy in 2000 -- scientists saw a 20 percent increase in patients getting the test. dubbing the significant spike the katie couric effect. both cases show the power celebrities have to influence health care decisions. angelina jolie/2013: "i've been very happy just to see the discussion about women's health expanded and that means the world to me."