Better Edge is a podcast for physicians. It showcases current research and breakthroughs in care by Northwestern Medicine. Northwestern Medicine is an academic medical center located in Chicago, IL.
Novel Techniques Offer Insight on Sex Differences in Pain in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Yvonne C. Lee, MD, of Northwestern Medicine Rheumatology, explores pain mechanisms in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Dr. Lee is an expert on the effects of central nervous system (CNS) modulation of pain in rheumatoid arthritis. She has contributed novel insights into the role of CNS modulation of pain using novel techniques, such as quantitative sensory testing and neuroimaging. She shares her recent findings on sex differences in pain, and quantitative sensory testing in patients with RA and their clinical implications.
Transplant Oncology: Current Trends and Future Directions for Physicians
Dive into the captivating realm of transplant oncology as Laura M. Kulik, MD, a renowned gastroenterologist at Northwestern Medicine, shares groundbreaking insights. Uncover the remarkable journey of transplantation options for liver cancers, including novel strategies like downstaging and immune checkpoint inhibitors. Join us as we explore how Northwestern Medicine's multidisciplinary expertise is shaping the future of cancer treatment in this Better Edge podcast episode.
AI-Driven Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Paul Bryar, MD, professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Northwestern Medicine, discusses how AI is being used to transform diabetic retinopathy screening.
Addressing Prostate Cancer Disparities Among Black Men
In this Better Edge podcast episode, Adam Murphy, MD, delves into a critical and often overlooked aspect of healthcare—prostate cancer disparities among minority populations, particularly Black men. Dr. Murphy's pioneering research has uncovered new ways to address disparities, from refining cancer nomograms to integrating advanced genomics into patient care. He also discusses his impactful online workshop that enhances urologists' shared decision-making skills, fostering equitable healthcare for all.
Comparing Weight Loss Modalities: Medical vs. Surgical
Join our thorough examination of weight loss modalities with Eric Hungness, MD, a general and bariatric surgeon at Northwestern Medicine, and Veronica Johnson, MD, a specialist in internal medicine at Northwestern Medicine, both esteemed experts in their field.
In this episode of Better Edge, Dr. Hungness and Dr. Johnson share a comprehensive comparison between surgical and medical approaches to weight loss, offering valuable insights into the evolving landscape of obesity treatment within gastroenterology.
Behavioral Health Team Integration in the Emergency Department
In this episode of the Better Edge podcast, Andrew C. New, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern Medicine, discusses the benefits of having a behavioral health team integrated into the Emergency Department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He talks about how this team of psychiatrists and other clinicians works in tandem with Emergency Department staff, as well as his interest in medical education with residents working in this environment.