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COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

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COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Covid-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, has created a global pandemic. This show aims to educate the public via interviews with leaders in healthcare, public health and policy. You’ll hear from former Kaiser CEO, host of the Fixing Healthcare podcast, and author of Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care and Why We're Usually Wrong, Robert Pearl; critical care physician and frequent guest on The Doctors, “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta; Patrick C. Beeman, Ob/Gyn and founder of the medical education platform, InsideTheBoards; microbiology professor, Ken Rosenthal; and more.The host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health

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MEDICINE: COVID's Many Effects on the Heart | Stefanie Kaiser, MD

Recorded September 8th, 2020. Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Stefanie Kaiser is an interventional cardiologist and the assistant chief of cardiology of Permanente Medicine East Bay which includes the Oakland and Richmond medical centers. Dr. Kaiser has been part of the extensive team preparing the medical centers for and taking on an unprecedented pandemic. Dr. Kaiser has been treating Covid-19 positive patients with heart conditions since the first cases were reported in the Bay area. Needless to say, the past months have brought quite a change to her usual practice. To contain the spread of this highly infectious virus many appointments have been moved to a virtual setting and a modification of protocols when performing interventional procedures has taken place. Dr. Kaiser is passionate about improving patient care and outcomes for COVID-19 positive patients as we learn more about this virus and management is evolving. Dr. Kaiser was born and raised in Germany and completed her medical training at Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf. Dr. Kaiser has been calling California her home now for the past 15 years. Dr. Kaiser finished her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco serving as a chief resident. Her cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship took place at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center where she had the honor of being appointed chief fellow. Submit Your Questions for the Podcast Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com What Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

28 min1 w ago
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MEDICINE: COVID's Many Effects on the Heart | Stefanie Kaiser, MD

MEDICINE: Reopening Schools, Viral Spread, and Reinfection | Ashish Jha, MD, MPH

Recorded August 24th, 2020. Our guest today is Dr. Ashish Jha, the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), to discuss issues around schools reopening and then also discuss the topics of viral spread and what we currently know about immunity to COVID-19. Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Ashish Jha is the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). He is a practicing General Internist and is also Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jha received his MD from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. He completed his General Medicine fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and received his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Jha is a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In September, Dr. Jha will begin work as the Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Jha’s research focuses on improving the quality and costs of healthcare systems with a specialized focus on the impact of policies. He has published over two hundred papers in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, and heads a personal blog on using statistical data research to improve health quality. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Dr. Jha leads national analysis of key issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, advising policy makers and elected officials at the state and federal level and appearing frequently on national television news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, and in written coverage from national newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Harvard Global Health Institute is providing critical analysis and data on national and state by state testing with Dr. Jha, a vocal advocate for increased testing and contact tracing who has written extensively on the subject. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and Stat News among others. Links for this episode Twitter: @ashishkjha Website: Harvard Global Health Institute LinkedIn: ashishjha Submit Your Questions for the Podcast Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com What Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

29 minAUG 26
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MEDICINE: Reopening Schools, Viral Spread, and Reinfection | Ashish Jha, MD, MPH

MEDICINE: What It Will Take To Get Back To Normal | Bob Wachter, MD

Recorded August 5th, 2020. Our guest today is Dr. Bob Wachter from UCSF. The UC San Francisco grand rounds on COVID-19 have been incredibly helpful for physicians navigating this pandemic, and Bob has also been very active on Twitter helping to educate the medical community and the public about COVID-19. Questions from this episode include: You wrote a great opinion piece about how and when life might start to return to normal during this pandemic. Can you give us an overview of your ideas that you outlined in the article? On a related note to life returning to normal, how do you see the COVID pandemic changing medicine in the future? We have had several discussions on this podcast about the health disparities that we are seeing during this pandemic. Can you tell us about what you are seeing and your thoughts about how we might begin to address this? Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Bob Wachter is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, where he is the Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine and the Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. The department leads the nation in NIH grants and is generally ranked as one of the nation’s best. Dr. Wachter is author of 250 articles and 6 books and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is often considered the father of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In the safety and quality arenas, he has written two books on the subject, including Understanding Patient Safety, the world’s top selling safety primer. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. Thirteen times, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked him as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; he was #1 on the list in 2015. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller. In 2016, he chaired a blue-ribbon commission advising England’s National Health Service on its digital strategy. In 2020, his tweets on Covid-19 have been viewed over 50 million times by 100,000 followers and have served as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic. Links for this episode https://medicine.ucsf.edu/covid-19-news-coverage https://www.ucsfhealth.org/providers/dr-robert-wachter Twitter: @Bob_Wachter LinkedIn: @robertwachter Submit Your Questions for the Podcast Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com What Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Christopher Breitigan and Madison Linden. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

39 minAUG 8
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MEDICINE: What It Will Take To Get Back To Normal | Bob Wachter, MD

MEDICINE: Vaccine Progress and Mortality Data Updates | Tim Horita, MD

Recorded July 24, 2020.Our guest today is Dr. Tim Horita whom you’ll recognize if you have been a longtime listener of this podcast because he has been a guest several times. We asked him back again because he always does a great job of explaining complex topics in a way that makes a lot of sense. The main topics for today are the state of vaccine development and the CDC’s new data about mortality.Questions from this episode include:What are the latest developments regarding the Covid-19 Vaccination program?The CDC recently released new data concerning mortality. Can you explain to us what they had to say?Why is the mortality rate lower?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to forma...

17 minJUL 29
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MEDICINE: Vaccine Progress and Mortality Data Updates | Tim Horita, MD

MEDICINE: CRISPR Technology and How It Might Revolutionize COVID Testing | Enrique Lin Shiao, Ph.D

Recorded July 8, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Enrique Lin Shiao, a postdoctoral fellow in the Doudna Lab at UC Berkeley, to discuss how the team is developing novel methods for CRISPR gene editing and the application during the Covid-19 pandemic.Questions from this episode include:You work with the Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley, which is directed by CRISPR pioneer Dr. Jennifer Doudna. Can you tell us about the Innovative Genomics Institute and the work being done there?You also work on improving CRISPR-mediated genome editing technology, which is considered one of the most significant discoveries in the history of biology. Can you explain this science to our audience?How does CRISPR apply to COVID-19 testing?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-...

23 minJUL 22
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MEDICINE: CRISPR Technology and How It Might Revolutionize COVID Testing | Enrique Lin Shiao, Ph.D

INDUSTRY: How The Coronavirus Pandemic has Impacted the Music Industry | Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari

Recorded June 16 2020. Today’s episode is hosted by Dr. Patrick Beeman and he is joined by Rou Reynolds of the band Enter Shikari to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the music industry. Dr. Beeman is an Ob/Gyn and the founder of Ars Longa Media and InsideTheBoards. He's the former director of undergraduate medical education for OnlineMedEd, director of content for a prominent osteopathic question bank. He was also at one time a philosophy professor. Some of his greatest loves are music, philosophy and theology, and his children. You can find him on Instagram (@darthbeeman) and Twitter (@BoardsInsider)! Enter Shikari are a British alternative-rock band formed in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999 by bassist Chris Batten, lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds, and drummer Rob Rolfe and Rory Clewlow. Their debut studio album, Take to the Skies, was released in 2007 and reached number 4 in the Official UK Album Chart, and has since been certified gold in th...

51 minJUL 18
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INDUSTRY: How The Coronavirus Pandemic has Impacted the Music Industry | Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari

MEDICINE: The Unseen and Vital Roles of Housekeepers in the Hospital | Neil Prose, MD

Recorded July 1 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Neil Prose, a Professor of Pediatrics, Dermatology and Global Health at Duke University, and co-director of Duke’s Health Humanities Lab. Dr. Prose has a passion for teaching, a deep commitment to empathic communication between health care providers and patients, and an intense interest in the connections between the humanities, medicine, and issues of social justice.Questions from this episode include:You created a 15-minute documentary called Keepers of the House to share the stories of eight environmental services workers at Duke. Can you tell us about the inspiration for this?Can you tell us a bit about the stories you heard about these EVS workers and the meaningful relationships they have developed with patients and their families?Beyond creating a clean and healthy environment, how else do EVS workers contribute to healing in the hospital?What do we know about the ways in which the daily actions of doctors, nurses, and oth...

24 minJUL 11
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MEDICINE: The Unseen and Vital Roles of Housekeepers in the Hospital | Neil Prose, MD

MEDICINE: Launching a New Medical School During a Pandemic | Abbas Hyderi, MD

Recorded July 1 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Abbas Hyderi to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the opening of the new Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.Questions from this episode include:The medical school was recently named after Mr. Bernard Tyson, who passed away unexpectedly last year. Can you tell us about Mr. Tyson, the decision to name the school after him, and how his legacy will be reflected in the school?Can you tell us how the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine will be different compared with other traditional medical schools?Can you tell us what the medical school has done during the interview and recruitment process to assure a diverse student population?How will topics such as the social determinants of health, social justice, implicit bias, and racism be addressed and incorporated into the medical school curriculum?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbook...

28 minJUL 8
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MEDICINE: Launching a New Medical School During a Pandemic | Abbas Hyderi, MD

HEALTH: The Intersection of the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter | Lynnell Morris, LCSW

Recorded June 17, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Lynnell Morris who is a licensed clinical social worker who works on the adult team. She has been with Kaiser Permanente for 30 years, with 22 of those years in the department of psychiatry in Vallejo.Questions from this episode include:Can you please tell us a bit more about your clinical background and also about your clinical practice?How have you seen the COVID pandemic affect physicians and staff?How are you seeing the physical, emotional, and financial stresses of the pandemic manifest in patients and caregivers?How are these stressors different than the stress, anxiety, and depression you would typically see prior to the pandemic?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health F...

29 minJUN 24
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HEALTH: The Intersection of the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter | Lynnell Morris, LCSW

Weekly Update #8: Viral Mutations | Ted O’Connell, MD and Tim Horita, MD

Recorded May 31, 2020.In this episode, Dr. O’Connell is joined again by Dr. Tim Horita to discuss how the COVID-19 virus is mutating.Special thanks to Pranay Bonagiri for helping research the topics discussed in today’s episode.Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)!Dr. Horita has been practicing family medicine in Southern California for 23 years after graduating with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997. After serving as Chief Resident at the Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency Program he became a member of their faculty and later be...

15 minJUN 6
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Weekly Update #8: Viral Mutations | Ted O’Connell, MD and Tim Horita, MD

Latest Episodes

MEDICINE: COVID's Many Effects on the Heart | Stefanie Kaiser, MD

Recorded September 8th, 2020. Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Stefanie Kaiser is an interventional cardiologist and the assistant chief of cardiology of Permanente Medicine East Bay which includes the Oakland and Richmond medical centers. Dr. Kaiser has been part of the extensive team preparing the medical centers for and taking on an unprecedented pandemic. Dr. Kaiser has been treating Covid-19 positive patients with heart conditions since the first cases were reported in the Bay area. Needless to say, the past months have brought quite a change to her usual practice. To contain the spread of this highly infectious virus many appointments have been moved to a virtual setting and a modification of protocols when performing interventional procedures has taken place. Dr. Kaiser is passionate about improving patient care and outcomes for COVID-19 positive patients as we learn more about this virus and management is evolving. Dr. Kaiser was born and raised in Germany and completed her medical training at Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf. Dr. Kaiser has been calling California her home now for the past 15 years. Dr. Kaiser finished her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco serving as a chief resident. Her cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship took place at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center where she had the honor of being appointed chief fellow. Submit Your Questions for the Podcast Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com What Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

28 min1 w ago
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MEDICINE: COVID's Many Effects on the Heart | Stefanie Kaiser, MD

MEDICINE: Reopening Schools, Viral Spread, and Reinfection | Ashish Jha, MD, MPH

Recorded August 24th, 2020. Our guest today is Dr. Ashish Jha, the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), to discuss issues around schools reopening and then also discuss the topics of viral spread and what we currently know about immunity to COVID-19. Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Ashish Jha is the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). He is a practicing General Internist and is also Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jha received his MD from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. He completed his General Medicine fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and received his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Jha is a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In September, Dr. Jha will begin work as the Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Jha’s research focuses on improving the quality and costs of healthcare systems with a specialized focus on the impact of policies. He has published over two hundred papers in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, and heads a personal blog on using statistical data research to improve health quality. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Dr. Jha leads national analysis of key issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, advising policy makers and elected officials at the state and federal level and appearing frequently on national television news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, and in written coverage from national newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Harvard Global Health Institute is providing critical analysis and data on national and state by state testing with Dr. Jha, a vocal advocate for increased testing and contact tracing who has written extensively on the subject. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and Stat News among others. Links for this episode Twitter: @ashishkjha Website: Harvard Global Health Institute LinkedIn: ashishjha Submit Your Questions for the Podcast Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com What Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

29 minAUG 26
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MEDICINE: Reopening Schools, Viral Spread, and Reinfection | Ashish Jha, MD, MPH

MEDICINE: What It Will Take To Get Back To Normal | Bob Wachter, MD

Recorded August 5th, 2020. Our guest today is Dr. Bob Wachter from UCSF. The UC San Francisco grand rounds on COVID-19 have been incredibly helpful for physicians navigating this pandemic, and Bob has also been very active on Twitter helping to educate the medical community and the public about COVID-19. Questions from this episode include: You wrote a great opinion piece about how and when life might start to return to normal during this pandemic. Can you give us an overview of your ideas that you outlined in the article? On a related note to life returning to normal, how do you see the COVID pandemic changing medicine in the future? We have had several discussions on this podcast about the health disparities that we are seeing during this pandemic. Can you tell us about what you are seeing and your thoughts about how we might begin to address this? Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Bob Wachter is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, where he is the Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine and the Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. The department leads the nation in NIH grants and is generally ranked as one of the nation’s best. Dr. Wachter is author of 250 articles and 6 books and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is often considered the father of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In the safety and quality arenas, he has written two books on the subject, including Understanding Patient Safety, the world’s top selling safety primer. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. Thirteen times, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked him as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; he was #1 on the list in 2015. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller. In 2016, he chaired a blue-ribbon commission advising England’s National Health Service on its digital strategy. In 2020, his tweets on Covid-19 have been viewed over 50 million times by 100,000 followers and have served as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic. Links for this episode https://medicine.ucsf.edu/covid-19-news-coverage https://www.ucsfhealth.org/providers/dr-robert-wachter Twitter: @Bob_Wachter LinkedIn: @robertwachter Submit Your Questions for the Podcast Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com What Can You Do? You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Producers: Christopher Breitigan and Madison Linden. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

39 minAUG 8
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MEDICINE: What It Will Take To Get Back To Normal | Bob Wachter, MD

MEDICINE: Vaccine Progress and Mortality Data Updates | Tim Horita, MD

Recorded July 24, 2020.Our guest today is Dr. Tim Horita whom you’ll recognize if you have been a longtime listener of this podcast because he has been a guest several times. We asked him back again because he always does a great job of explaining complex topics in a way that makes a lot of sense. The main topics for today are the state of vaccine development and the CDC’s new data about mortality.Questions from this episode include:What are the latest developments regarding the Covid-19 Vaccination program?The CDC recently released new data concerning mortality. Can you explain to us what they had to say?Why is the mortality rate lower?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to forma...

17 minJUL 29
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MEDICINE: Vaccine Progress and Mortality Data Updates | Tim Horita, MD

MEDICINE: CRISPR Technology and How It Might Revolutionize COVID Testing | Enrique Lin Shiao, Ph.D

Recorded July 8, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Enrique Lin Shiao, a postdoctoral fellow in the Doudna Lab at UC Berkeley, to discuss how the team is developing novel methods for CRISPR gene editing and the application during the Covid-19 pandemic.Questions from this episode include:You work with the Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley, which is directed by CRISPR pioneer Dr. Jennifer Doudna. Can you tell us about the Innovative Genomics Institute and the work being done there?You also work on improving CRISPR-mediated genome editing technology, which is considered one of the most significant discoveries in the history of biology. Can you explain this science to our audience?How does CRISPR apply to COVID-19 testing?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-...

23 minJUL 22
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MEDICINE: CRISPR Technology and How It Might Revolutionize COVID Testing | Enrique Lin Shiao, Ph.D

INDUSTRY: How The Coronavirus Pandemic has Impacted the Music Industry | Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari

Recorded June 16 2020. Today’s episode is hosted by Dr. Patrick Beeman and he is joined by Rou Reynolds of the band Enter Shikari to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the music industry. Dr. Beeman is an Ob/Gyn and the founder of Ars Longa Media and InsideTheBoards. He's the former director of undergraduate medical education for OnlineMedEd, director of content for a prominent osteopathic question bank. He was also at one time a philosophy professor. Some of his greatest loves are music, philosophy and theology, and his children. You can find him on Instagram (@darthbeeman) and Twitter (@BoardsInsider)! Enter Shikari are a British alternative-rock band formed in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999 by bassist Chris Batten, lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds, and drummer Rob Rolfe and Rory Clewlow. Their debut studio album, Take to the Skies, was released in 2007 and reached number 4 in the Official UK Album Chart, and has since been certified gold in th...

51 minJUL 18
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INDUSTRY: How The Coronavirus Pandemic has Impacted the Music Industry | Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari

MEDICINE: The Unseen and Vital Roles of Housekeepers in the Hospital | Neil Prose, MD

Recorded July 1 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Neil Prose, a Professor of Pediatrics, Dermatology and Global Health at Duke University, and co-director of Duke’s Health Humanities Lab. Dr. Prose has a passion for teaching, a deep commitment to empathic communication between health care providers and patients, and an intense interest in the connections between the humanities, medicine, and issues of social justice.Questions from this episode include:You created a 15-minute documentary called Keepers of the House to share the stories of eight environmental services workers at Duke. Can you tell us about the inspiration for this?Can you tell us a bit about the stories you heard about these EVS workers and the meaningful relationships they have developed with patients and their families?Beyond creating a clean and healthy environment, how else do EVS workers contribute to healing in the hospital?What do we know about the ways in which the daily actions of doctors, nurses, and oth...

24 minJUL 11
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MEDICINE: The Unseen and Vital Roles of Housekeepers in the Hospital | Neil Prose, MD

MEDICINE: Launching a New Medical School During a Pandemic | Abbas Hyderi, MD

Recorded July 1 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Abbas Hyderi to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the opening of the new Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.Questions from this episode include:The medical school was recently named after Mr. Bernard Tyson, who passed away unexpectedly last year. Can you tell us about Mr. Tyson, the decision to name the school after him, and how his legacy will be reflected in the school?Can you tell us how the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine will be different compared with other traditional medical schools?Can you tell us what the medical school has done during the interview and recruitment process to assure a diverse student population?How will topics such as the social determinants of health, social justice, implicit bias, and racism be addressed and incorporated into the medical school curriculum?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbook...

28 minJUL 8
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MEDICINE: Launching a New Medical School During a Pandemic | Abbas Hyderi, MD

HEALTH: The Intersection of the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter | Lynnell Morris, LCSW

Recorded June 17, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Lynnell Morris who is a licensed clinical social worker who works on the adult team. She has been with Kaiser Permanente for 30 years, with 22 of those years in the department of psychiatry in Vallejo.Questions from this episode include:Can you please tell us a bit more about your clinical background and also about your clinical practice?How have you seen the COVID pandemic affect physicians and staff?How are you seeing the physical, emotional, and financial stresses of the pandemic manifest in patients and caregivers?How are these stressors different than the stress, anxiety, and depression you would typically see prior to the pandemic?Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health F...

29 minJUN 24
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HEALTH: The Intersection of the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter | Lynnell Morris, LCSW

Weekly Update #8: Viral Mutations | Ted O’Connell, MD and Tim Horita, MD

Recorded May 31, 2020.In this episode, Dr. O’Connell is joined again by Dr. Tim Horita to discuss how the COVID-19 virus is mutating.Special thanks to Pranay Bonagiri for helping research the topics discussed in today’s episode.Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)!Dr. Horita has been practicing family medicine in Southern California for 23 years after graduating with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997. After serving as Chief Resident at the Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency Program he became a member of their faculty and later be...

15 minJUN 6
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Weekly Update #8: Viral Mutations | Ted O’Connell, MD and Tim Horita, MD
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