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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 InsideTheBoards and 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

    PUBLIC HEALTH: Systemic Racism, Health Disparities, and Public Health | Abdul El-Sayed, MD, PhD

    PUBLIC HEALTH: Systemic Racism, Health Disparities, and Public Health | Abdul El-Sayed, MD, PhD

    Recorded June 26, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Abdul Sayed, a physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and progressive activist. In 2018 he ran for Governor of Michigan on an unapologetically progressive platform, advocating for universal healthcare, clean water for all, debt-free and tuition-free higher education, and more. He was endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but ultimately finished second of three in the Democratic Primary.Questions from this episode include:Please tell us about your decision to leave healthcare for politics to run for Governor of Michigan.In your book, Healing Politics, you identify an epidemic of insecurity afflicting our country. Can you tell us about this idea?What public health issues, as well as social issues, economic issues, within the black community do you see that need to be addressed?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. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and progressive activist. He is the Chair at Southpaw Michigan and a Contributor at CNN. He is the author of “Healing Politics” which diagnoses our country’s epidemic of insecurity and the empathy politics we will need to treat it, as well as “Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide” with Micah Johnson. He hosts “America Dissected,” a podcast by Crooked Media, which goes beyond the headlines to explore what really matters for our health.  In 2018, Abdul ran for Governor of Michigan on an unapologetically progressive platform, advocating for universal healthcare, clean water for all, debt-free and tuition-free higher education, a pathway to 100% renewable energy, and to rebuild the barrier between corporations and government. His bid was endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Nation, and Current Affairs. And though he earned over 340,000 votes, he finished second of three in the Democratic Primary.Prior, he served as Health Commissioner in the City of Detroit, appointed to rebuild the City’s health department after it was privatized during municipal bankruptcy. He was the youngest health official in a major US city. Responsible for the health and safety of over 670,000 Detroiters, the Detroit Health Department became a state and national leader in public health innovation and environmental justice, in one of the fastest municipal public health turnarounds in American history. He was awarded “Public Official of the Year” by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and “40 under 40” by Crain’s Detroit Business.As a professor at Columbia University's Department of Epidemiology, Abdul became an internationally recognized expert in health policy and health inequalities. He was Director of the Columbia University Systems Science Program and Global Research Analytics for Population Health. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications that have earned over 1200 citations, including a foundational textbook on Systems Science & Population Health.Abdul holds a doctorate in Public Health from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, as well as a medical degree from Columbia University, where he was a Medical Scientist Training Program Fellow and a Soros New Americans Fellow. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan, where he was chosen to deliver the student commencement speech alongside President Bill Clinton.

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

    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 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)! Links for this episode: Cafe Coluccihttps://www.cafecolucci.com/@CafeColucci 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: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

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    MEDICINE: Chasing Cures for Rare Diseases and COVID-19 | David Fajgenbaum, MD

    MEDICINE: Chasing Cures for Rare Diseases and COVID-19 | David Fajgenbaum, MD

    Recorded June 5, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. David Fajgenbaum to discuss how existing drugs can be used to help treat new diseases, specifically regarding his work in treating Castleman disease and how that treatment is now being tested with COVID-19.Questions from this episode include:Part of your personal and professional story is that you discovered your own treatment. Can you tell us about that process and how you made the discovery to save your own life?You have literally been on your deathbed and have received last rites because you were so close to death. But you have actually survived five times over. What lessons did you learn when you were so critically ill?Your lab at the University of Pennsylvania studies cytokine storms, which occur when the immune system goes into overdrive fighting certain diseases, and this is part of what we are seeing in COVID-19 infections. Can you tell us about what a cytokine storm is and how it affects the body?You have re-directed your laboratory studies toward identifying the most promising, existing drugs that might be able to treat COVID-19.  Can you tell us about this process and what you have studied so far?How can what you learned about researching your own treatment for Castleman disease help save more COVID-19 patients?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. David Fajgenbaum, a groundbreaking physician-scientist, disease hunter, speaker, and bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir, "Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action." Best known as the ‘doctor who cured himself,’ Dr. Fajgenbaum went from being a college quarterback to receiving his last rites while in medical school and nearly dying four more times battling Castleman disease, a deadly cytokine storm disorder. To try to save his own life, he spearheaded an innovative approach to research through the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and discovered a treatment that has put him into his longest remission ever. This approach is saving his life and other patients' lives too. Now, he is spreading this approach to other diseases  like COVID-19 and sharing lessons he learned about living from nearly dying through "Chasing My Cure," which has been translated into five languages and named one of the “Best Non-Fiction Books of 2019” by Next Big Ideas Club. One of the youngest individuals ever appointed to the faculty at Penn Medicine and the top one-percent youngest grant awardees of a leading NIH R01 grant, Dr. Fajgenbaum has been recognized on the Forbes '30 Under 30' list, as a top healthcare leader by Becker's Hospital Review, the Global Genes RARE Champion of Hope: Science awardee, and one of three recipients—including Vice President Joe Biden—of a 2016 Atlas Award from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. He has published scientific papers in high-impact journals such as Blood, Lancet Haematology, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation, including one that was selected by STAT News in 2020 as one of the best innovations in science and medicine. Before co-founding the CDCN, Dr. Fajgenbaum co-founded and led the Actively Moving Forward Support Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting grieving college students. Dr. Fajgenbaum has been profiled in a cover story by The New York Times as well as by Good Morning America, CNN, and the Today Show, among others. Dr. Fajgenbaum earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown Uni

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

    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 became program director. He continues to enjoy teaching 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 at 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: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan.Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD 

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    MEDICINE: COVID Among the Elderly and Those in Nursing Facilities | Michael Mason, MD

    MEDICINE: COVID Among the Elderly and Those in Nursing Facilities | Michael Mason, MD

    Recorded May 21, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Dr. Michael Mason to discuss the impact covid-19 has had on nursing facilities.Questions from this episode include:Can you tell us the difference between a nursing home and a skilled nursing facility?What are the purposes of a skilled nursing facility and what are some misconceptions about them?What is being done in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities to keep elderly people safe during this pandemic?Can you tell us about your experience with COVID in the elderly and among those staying in skilled nursing facilities?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. Michael Mason is a board-certified geriatrician with over 20 years of clinical, teaching, and leadership experience with Kaiser Permanente.  Dr. Mason completed his medical education at the USC School of Medicine, residency training in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills, and a fellowship in geriatrics at the UCLA-Kaiser Permanente Geriatric program. After completing his fellowship, he worked at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California in both family medicine as well as geriatric medicine. He practiced and taught outpatient family medicine, inpatient medicine, as well as full spectrum geriatric medicine including work in the nursing home, home-based care, and geriatric assessment clinic. During this time, he was also a clinical instructor with the UCLA School of Medicine and was involved in teaching medical students, residents, and geriatric fellows. In 2014, he moved to Kaiser Permanente in Northern California where he helped start a Geriatrics Program and advance Palliative and Supportive Care Services. Because of his efforts, Dr. Mason was promoted to regional Co-Chair for Geriatrics and Continuing Care for TPMG. Dr. Mason has a passion for the development and evolution of Geriatric and Supportive Care specifically system development within Kaiser Permanente to support care in Geriatrics and Supportive Care as well as areas involving geriatric syndromes. Links for this episode:Azzurro Pizzeriahttp://www.azzurropizzeria.com@AzzurroPizzeria Norman Rosenormanrosenapa.com@normanrosenapa Capiaux Cellarscapiauxcellars.comSubmit 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: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan. Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD

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    MEDICINE: The Second Wave, Antibody Testing, MIS-C | Jennifer Kasten, MD

    MEDICINE: The Second Wave, Antibody Testing, MIS-C | Jennifer Kasten, MD

    Recorded May 20, 2020.Dr. O’Connell is joined by Jennifer Kasten to discuss the next wave of Covid-19 and the current state of antibody testing.Questions from this episode include:Can you tell us what you think about the likelihood of a second wave of COVID infections?You mentioned on Facebook about the lack of regulation of antibody tests. Can you tell us about the origins of this lack of regulation, where we are now with antibody testing, and whether any of them are adequately reliable?We are now seeing cases of a condition called MIS-C, or Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children being associated with COVID-19. Can you discuss what this condition is and what the current thinking is about it?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. Jennifer Kasten who is a board-certified and practicing pediatric and autopsy pathologist. She has a Master degree in infectious disease epidemiology from the London School of Tropical Medicine, a year of post-grad research in mathematical modeling of epidemics at Oxford University, field work in epidemic control, and a master degree in the history of medicine, also from Oxford University. Her medical degree is from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and she also has conducted several years of basic science research in virology, the regulation of inflammation, and gene therapy. Keep up with JenniferFacebook: @jenniferkastenmdTwitter: @Grapes_of_Path Links for this episode:JackRabbit Cincinnatiwww.jackrabbit.com Roads Rivers and Trailswww.roadsriversandtrails.com Buckeye Running CompanyFacebook: @Buckeyerunningcompany 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: Madison Linden and Christopher Breitigan.Executive Producer: Patrick C. Beeman, MD.Special thanks to Autolinx for supporting credible information about Covid-19.

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