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An explainer podcast on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with bioscience and medicine journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio.

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An explainer podcast on the coronavirus and its ripple effects with bioscience and medicine journalist Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio.

    Peter Hotez on the 'tridemic' and how to protect your family

    Peter Hotez on the 'tridemic' and how to protect your family

    Flu. RSV. COVID-19. This three car collision of respiratory viruses as winter approaches is causing some health experts to worry about what they’re calling a "tridemic."

    • 25 min
    Welcome to the golden age of the genome

    Welcome to the golden age of the genome

    Whole genome sequencing is now becoming cheap enough that doctors will be able to order it for everyone if they want. That could lead to truly personalized medicine. But it could be even bigger than that.

    • 37 min
    Uvalde prompted Texas to start taking mental health in schools more seriously. Is it enough?

    Uvalde prompted Texas to start taking mental health in schools more seriously. Is it enough?

    The phrase 'mental health' has been used repeatedly in politics to avoid the gun control debate. But there was a significant lack of access to mental health care in Uvalde prior to the shooting.

    • 1 hr
    Can telehealth solve America's mental health crisis in schools?

    Can telehealth solve America's mental health crisis in schools?

    The kids are not alright. A CDC analysis released earlier this year found that in 2021— the second year of the pandemic — more than 37% of high school students reported experiencing poor mental health, and 44% reported they felt persistently sad or hopeless throughout the year. Before the pandemic, mental health was already getting worse — according to previous studies from the CDC. Bonnie Petrie guest hosted TPR's The Source to talk to experts about this issue and the telehealth program in Texas that hopes to help solve the mental health crisis.

    • 39 min
    Petrie Dish returns in September

    Petrie Dish returns in September

    When Petrie Dish returns in September, we'll continue to bring you the latest on COVID-19 and also explore other topics with in-depth interview and reporting ... like a new study on depression that has people asking their doctors about their SSRI's ... or the idea that sequencing your genome may soon be affordable for almost everyone. Should you do it? And yes, we’ll dive into that other fast spreading virus: monkeypox. That’s all on Petrie Dish when we return in September.

    • 2 min
    'It turns the amplifier on' — The impact of long COVID

    'It turns the amplifier on' — The impact of long COVID

    As waves of omicron and its extremely contagious subvariants burn through previously uninfected populations, it has become clear that people with mild or asymptomatic cases aren’t immune from long COVID. Host Bonnie Petrie talked to reporter Pablo De La Rosa about his experience with long COVID over the past two years, along with Dr. Monica Verduzco Gutierrez, professor and distinguished chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. They discussed what we know about post-COVID syndrome and what we need to do to prepare for the decades of disability that may remain long after the pandemic is in the rear view.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

capecodfog ,

Petrie Dish

What an interesting, well-researched, easily understandable series. Thankyou for broadening our understanding of such a complex virus. We ultimately know so little of the effects that can wreak such havoc globally.

SA Tim ,

Petrie Dish

Compelling story and wonderful presentation.

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