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The goal is to have A Second Opinion be seen as the go to place for learning how to improve health and health care. Together we will have conversations with the health thought leaders, the entrepreneurs, the clinicians, the policy makers, the business leaders, and the consumers— to better understand how we all can improve health and well-being — of ourselves as individuals, of our families — and of our communities. We achieve this through education and engagement at the nexus of policy, medicine, and innovation

A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D. A Second Opinion Podcast

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The goal is to have A Second Opinion be seen as the go to place for learning how to improve health and health care. Together we will have conversations with the health thought leaders, the entrepreneurs, the clinicians, the policy makers, the business leaders, and the consumers— to better understand how we all can improve health and well-being — of ourselves as individuals, of our families — and of our communities. We achieve this through education and engagement at the nexus of policy, medicine, and innovation

    67 - Dr. Julie Gerberding, former CDC Director on vaccines and preparing for the next pandemic

    67 - Dr. Julie Gerberding, former CDC Director on vaccines and preparing for the next pandemic

    Dr. Julie Gerberding is Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck.  She is a vaccine and infectious disease expert who served as former CDC Director under President George W. Bush during my tenure in the Senate.  There she led the CDC in responding to HIV/AIDS, SARS, West Nile Virus, and H5N1 avian influenza.  She joins us to share the latest on Merck’s new COVID vaccine announcement, and specifically what we need to do to better prepare for the next pandemic.
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    • 44 min
    66 - Dr. Sarah Homitsky on redefining women’s perinatal mental health care

    66 - Dr. Sarah Homitsky on redefining women’s perinatal mental health care

    Dr. Sarah Homitsky is the medical director for the Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Dr. Homitsky specializes in Pregnancy-Related Depression, and the Center is one of the few places in the country to offer intensive mother-baby outpatient treatment for postpartum depression.
    For more information on Dr. Homitsky’s clinic, the Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health, visit: https://www.ahn.org/services/womens-health/behavioral-health/alexis-joy-dachille-center-for-perinatal-mental-health
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    65 - Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC Foundation CEO on how public-private partnerships eradicate disease

    65 - Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC Foundation CEO on how public-private partnerships eradicate disease

    Dr. Judy Monroe is the President and CEO of the CDC Foundation. There, she mobilizes philanthropic and private sector resources to support CDCs critical health protection work, managing hundreds of programs across the United States, and in more than 130 countries. The first part of our conversation that you're about to hear occurred before COVID-19 came to the United States, and we cover the development of the Ebola vaccine, recommendations on building a career in public health and why it takes public private partnerships to eradicate a disease. In the second half of this episode, we continued our conversation remotely covering the foundation's remarkable response to COVID-19, including how the private sector has stepped up in partnership with the CDC and state public health departments all across the country to fight this virus.
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    • 55 min
    64 - American Heart Association’s Dr. Eduardo Sanchez on Heart Health & COVID

    64 - American Heart Association’s Dr. Eduardo Sanchez on Heart Health & COVID

    Dr. Eduardo Sanchez is the Chief Medical Officer for prevention at the American Heart Association, the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Dr. Sanchez previously served as the Texas Commissioner of Health and has had advisory roles with the CDC, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Quality Forum. Throughout my professional career as a heart surgeon, the American Heart Association has played invaluable roles in my own training as a researcher, a teacher, and as an active clinical surgeon. Dr. Sanchez shares with us why our own good heart health is so important to reduce the risk associated with the COVID virus, and why zip code can be a better predictor of our own health than our genetics. 
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    • 43 min
    63 - Matt Myers, President of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids on our Nation’s Vaping Crisis and COVID

    63 - Matt Myers, President of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids on our Nation’s Vaping Crisis and COVID

    Matthew Myers is president of the campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world. Matt and I worked together on tobacco control when I was in the senate. Now he's turned his attention to the vaping epidemic that has seen nicotine addiction rates rise in our youth for the first time in nearly two decades. He'll also give us an update on risk related to tobacco and e-cigarette use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    62 - Spotlight on Lake Nona Medical City, FL – A Master-Planned Community Centered on Wellness

    62 - Spotlight on Lake Nona Medical City, FL – A Master-Planned Community Centered on Wellness

    For this episode we’re doing something a little different.  We’re taking you on the ground to Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando, Florida.  First proposed in 2005, the city was built from the ground up with a new first-class medical school as its anchor - the UCF College of Medicine.  Since that time several new nationally recognized healthcare institutions have opened their doors in Lake Nona, including: Nemours Children’s Hospital, the University of Florida Research & Academic Center and College of Pharmacy, the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center, and soon a new HCA hospital.  This convergence of medical and scientific knowledge is paired with a master-planned community focused on long-term health and wellness. 
    I was there in February for the Lake Nona Impact Forum, and saw firsthand this unique intersection of medical science and healthy living.  Join me as we talk to leaders that are making this forward-thinking community of the future possible. 
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    • 39 min

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Excellent info

Dr Frist nails it each week. Precise and clear and best of all I have listened to!

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Packed with really useful information and insights about the healthcare system. The guests are leaders in the industry on the forefront of helping improve healthcare in the US.

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