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MIPTV Picks ’16: How the Rich Live Longer

Dr. Christian Jessen examines another factor in the health care equation in this one-off: the relationship between wealth and health.
March 15, 2016


Partners: ITN Productions for Channel 4; distributed by Orange Smarty
Aired: December 2015 (Channel 4)
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide excluding the UK

Known in the UK as one of the presenters of C4′s Embarrassing Bodies, Dr. Christian Jessen examines another factor in the health care equation in this one-off: the relationship between wealth and health. Whether it’s hanging out in an ice chamber,eating a diet of stale bread at a high-priced clinic or, perhaps on the more moderate end of the spectrum, undergoing DNA testing, Jessen puts his cred (and his credit card) on the line by investigating whether the bizarre and pricey methods just might work, or if they are mere financial flights of fancy.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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