In Sickness and in Health

Whether it’s preventing illness by vaccines or avoiding germs, this episode is about getting sick and staying healthy.

Episode 86 | January 15, 2010

Episode 86: In Sickness and in Health by Distillations Podcast

First we look at meningitis vaccines. Next we examine the claims made for hand sanitizers. How well do they really work? And finally, producer Julie Caine takes us on a journey into the life of a young child with an incurable illness. Chemical Agent: Meningitis Vaccine.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:22 Chemical Agent: Meningitis Vaccine
03:27 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Hand Sanitizer
06:04 Feature: Living with Illness
11:36 Closing Credits


This show was written and researched by Maggie Wood and Erica Stefanovich.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music includes “The Flu,” by Devo Spice, “Swine Flu,” by Todd Chappelle. Cello music in the prednisone feature by Lenny Gonzalez,

Image via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.