Back by popular demand: Santa is ready to ride!

Monday, December 20, 2010 — Santa first came to see a team of UNC medical experts at this time last year. He was back again recently for his annual check-up. The medical team says that Santa is tanned, rested and ready for the big ride he has coming up.

There are just a few days to go before Santa makes his way from the North Pole and to the homes and down the chimneys of all good little girls and boys. Santa does an awful lot of work in such a short period of time.  And what about all of the cookies he eats and the milk he drinks, will that slow him down?  Is Santa Claus fit and ready for the ride? According to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and physicians, the answer is, "Yes!"  A UNC cardiologist, geneticist, psychologist, endocrinologist, and Santa's very own family physician weigh in.

Santa gets a clean bill of health for his trip around the world to see all boys and girls. From his heart to his risk of diabetes, hear it from his own UNC physicians whether he's in shape and ready to hop on that sleigh! (Produced by Courtney Potter)