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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

COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic Ars Longa Media

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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

    MEDICINE: Sports Safety and Returning to Exercise After COVID Infection | Alex McDonald, MD

    MEDICINE: Sports Safety and Returning to Exercise After COVID Infection | Alex McDonald, MD

    Recorded September 21st, 2020.
    Our guest today is Dr. Alex McDonald who is a Family physician and Sports Medicine specialist in the fields of physical activity, advocacy, health equity and policy.  Dr. McDonald holds an undergraduate from Connecticut College as well as his medical Degree of the University of Vermont Larnar College of Medicine.  He completed his medical internship at Duke University, Family Medicine residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Southern California Kaiser Permanente Fontana, CA.
    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. McDonald currently is a member of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Fontana, CA where he is involved with family medicine resident and sports fellow graduate medical education as well Clinical professor at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.  He serves on the board of the California Academy of Family Physician as well as the Public Information Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine.  Dr. McDonald is also a member of the American Association of Sports Medicine and serves on the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Membership Services as well as Congress of Delegates.
     
    He serves as the team physician for the California State University San Bernardino and Upland High School.  

    Links for this episode
    Twitter: @AlexMMTri
    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

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

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

    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

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

    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

    • 40 min
    MEDICINE: Vaccine Progress and Mortality Data Updates | Tim Horita, 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 formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! Dr. Horita has been a practicing Family physician in Southern California for 23 years.  He graduated with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997.  After serving as Chief Resident at the Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency, he became a member of their faculty, and later became program director.  He continues to enjoy teaching medical students and residents, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.Currently, Dr. Horita practices in Oxnard, California with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and in his community with the Westminster Free Clinic.  His publications include several textbooks and a peer reviewed article in the journal American Family Physician.He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and in 2018 was awarded Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.Submit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.comWhat 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

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

    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-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. Enrique Lin Shiao is a postdoctoral fellow in the Doudna Lab at UC Berkeley developing novel methods for CRISPR gene editing. He is a key member of the Innovative Genomic Institute’s volunteer clinical diagnostics team who has been helping validate its COVID-19 testing lab process over the past few months. He is also the co-founder of the podcast “Caminos en Ciencia” providing up to date scientific information about the coronavirus in Spanish to the Latin American community.Dr. Lin Shiao received his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from the Technische Universitat Munchen in Germany, studied chemical and structural biology at the University of Cambridge in England, received a master’s degree in biophysics in Germany, and his PhD in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Links for this episode:Web: https://www.caminosenciencia.orgTwitter: @enrique_lins, @caminoscienciaFacebook: @Caminos en CienciaInstagram: @elinshiaoLinkedIn: @enriquelinshiaoph-d Submit Your Questions for the PodcastSend an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.comWhat 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 

    • 25 min

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