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'Zoobiquity:' What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Health

07/19/2012 at 8:00 p.m.

A dog can be obese. A dolphin can have an STD. A wallaby can get addicted to opium.

There are many links between animal and human health. Cardiologist Barbara Natterson Horowitz and journalist Kathryn Bowers explore those intersections in "Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing." Dubbed a species–spanning approach to medicine, zoobiquity draws on physician and veterinarian expertise to address human and non–human care, including heart disease, mental illness and sexual health.

The two spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on June 25, 2012.


Barbara Natterson Horowitz is a cardiologist at UCLA Medical Center.

Kathryn Bowers is a health and biology journalist who teaches writing at UCLA.

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