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Wellness isn’t just about mindfulness, exercise, or the right skin routine. Science, politics, media, culture, tech — everything around us — interact to shape our health. On America Dissected, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed cuts into what really makes us sick — be it racism, corporate greed, or snake oil influencers — and what it'll take to heal it. From for-profit healthcare to ineffective sunscreens, America Dissected cuts deeper into the state of health in America. New episodes every Tuesday. Want to know where to start? Here are some fan-favorite episodes to search: Cannabis Capitalism with David Jernigan Weight Weight Don’t Tell me with Harriett Brown Black Scientists Matter with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

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    • 4.7 • 4.3K Ratings

Wellness isn’t just about mindfulness, exercise, or the right skin routine. Science, politics, media, culture, tech — everything around us — interact to shape our health. On America Dissected, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed cuts into what really makes us sick — be it racism, corporate greed, or snake oil influencers — and what it'll take to heal it. From for-profit healthcare to ineffective sunscreens, America Dissected cuts deeper into the state of health in America. New episodes every Tuesday. Want to know where to start? Here are some fan-favorite episodes to search: Cannabis Capitalism with David Jernigan Weight Weight Don’t Tell me with Harriett Brown Black Scientists Matter with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

    America’s NoFundMe Healthcare System

    America’s NoFundMe Healthcare System

    Millions of Americans go without healthcare every year. Many of them turn to crowdfunding to support their needs. Abdul reflects on what that says about how we think about one another. Then he interviews Prof. Nora Kenworthy, author of the new book “Crowded Out: The True Costs of Crowdfunding Healthcare” about who wins, who loses, and how we build a healthcare system where Americans don’t need to crowdfund.

    This show would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. America Dissected invites you to check them out. This episode was brought to you by:
    Marguerite Casey Foundation who invites you to sign up for their book club at caseygrants.org/bookclub

    Article who invites you to check out their spring and summer home collection at article.com/AD. Make sure to use promo code AD at checkout to save $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more.

    • 49 min
    A Veterinarian’s Take on Bird Flu in Cows

    A Veterinarian’s Take on Bird Flu in Cows

    The H5N1 Bird Flu has been circulating in cows for 5 months, spreading faster and farther than we had previously expected. Abdul reflects on the wake-up call it poses for the public health community. Then he interviews Dr. Kimberly Dodd, a veterinarian and former USDA official, about the risk of spread, whether or not the current regulations are enough to protect humans, and where this goes from here.

    This show would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. America Dissected invites you to check them out. This episode was brought to you by:

    Marguerite Casey Foundation who invites you to sign up for their book club at caseygrants.org/bookclub

    Lumen who invites you to unlock your metabolism. Visit go.lumen.me/AD for $100 off at checkout.

    • 49 min
    How Big Food Tries to Co-Opt the Anti-Diet Movement

    How Big Food Tries to Co-Opt the Anti-Diet Movement

    The Anti-Diet movement has helped us understand some of the downsides of a perpetual diet culture driven by influencers and advertisers selling us this or that fad. But what happens when the influencers behind that movement get co-opted by corporations too? Abdul reflects on the way that corporate interests too often interfere with sound science and public education. Then he sits down with Sasha Chavkin, Senior Reporter at The Examination and Caitlin Gilbert, Well+Being Data Reporter at The Washington Post to learn about their reporting on food corporations funding the anti-diet movement.

    This show would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. America Dissected invites you to check them out. This episode was brought to you by:

    Marguerite Casey Foundation who invites you to sign up for their book club at caseygrants.org/bookclub

    Article who invites you to check out their spring and summer home collection at 
    article.com/AD. Make sure to use promo code AD at checkout to save $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more.

    • 50 min
    The Public (Health) Lives of Pets

    The Public (Health) Lives of Pets

    For so many Americans, pets are members of the family. And our interactions with animals — in our homes, on our farms, and in the wild — shape our health in some important ways. Abdul reflects on what he’s learned about health working in animal welfare. Then he sits down with Melissa Miller, an animal care expert, disaster field responder, trainer, and county animal care and control director to talk about how pets shape our health, how to do our best for our fur babies, and what can go wrong when we fail them.

    • 57 min
    How to build a resilient public health workforce.

    How to build a resilient public health workforce.

    Public health professionals are people, too. Too often, though, we don’t think about them that way — their needs, their hopes, and aspirations, their individual skills and areas of passion. But if we want a functional public health system, we really should. Abdul reflects on the experience of leading public health teams. Then he speaks with Dr. Brian Castrucci, President and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation and co-author of a new book, “Building Strategic Skills for Better Health: A Primer for Public Health Professionals,” about how to build a better public health workforce.

    • 48 min
    The Other Side of Oppenheimer

    The Other Side of Oppenheimer

    Last summer’s blockbuster “Oppenheimer” took home best picture for a stirring portrayal of the man behind the world’s most dangerous weapon. But there’s a part the story left out: the devastation wrought by nuclear weapons testing on communities here in the US. Abdul reflects on the broader fallout of producing weapons of war. Then he talks to Tina Cordova, co-founder and Executive Director of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, and Dr. Chanese Forté, a scientist with the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists about the testing fallout — and what it spells for the future.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Jeanbean2024 ,

Health is for everyone, and everything is related to health

I really appreciate this podcast and it’s information. So many connections to health and public health that you wouldn’t necessarily put together are discussed in this podcast. it is a must lesson!

Rancho Buena Fe ,

Thoughtful and engaging

One of my favorite podcasts. Intelligent, educated and scientifically sound discussions on medicine and public health. Dr. El-Sayed has a gift for helping lay people to understand the issues, the history and the barriers to better health for all.

smroland12 ,

Excellent!

Always excellent and I always learn something new. Bravo!

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