February 21, 2010: Dr. Quentin Young

February 22, 2010 9:03:45 AM PST
Our guest on this edition of Newsviews is Illinois' first-ever public health advocate, Dr. Quentin Young.

Gov. Quinn appointed Dr. Young last month.

The 86-year-old Dr. Young is an almost legendary physician. His patients have included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Studs Terkel. He was president of both the Chicago Board of Health and the American public Health Association, he's been a radio medical commentator for 28 years, and he was chairman of internal medicine at the former Cook County Hospital.

We'll discuss public health and preventable ailments such as obesity and smoking.