11 episodes

Imagine if you could talk with your doctor at length about your health and well-being. Brown Medicine HEALTHTalk features interesting conversations with physicians and medical practitioners on a wide range of topics aimed at keeping you well-informed and thriving. We ask all the questions you’re afraid to ask. Join us for our next HEALTHTalk podcast episode.

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Imagine if you could talk with your doctor at length about your health and well-being. Brown Medicine HEALTHTalk features interesting conversations with physicians and medical practitioners on a wide range of topics aimed at keeping you well-informed and thriving. We ask all the questions you’re afraid to ask. Join us for our next HEALTHTalk podcast episode.

    All about Lyme disease

    All about Lyme disease

    Dr. Tony Wu, an internal medicine physician at Brown Medicine’s Division of Primary Care, discusses Lyme disease symptoms and treatment in this episode of our HealthTalk podcast.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. It’s transmitted from a biting tick that is infected with the disease. 
    Dr. Wu reviews the various symptoms including what to look for and when to seek medical attention. He also discusses treatment and the benefits of early detection. 

    • 24 min
    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Sleep and Women's Health

    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Sleep and Women's Health

    Dr. Katie Sharkey is a sleep medicine physician with Brown Medicine’s Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, and an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her research focuses on sleep, circadian rhythms, and mood regulation, particularly as they relate to women's health. Additionally, in her role as Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science at Brown, Dr. Sharkey leads programming to support the professional advancement of women faculty, residents, and students.
    Dr. Sharkey discusses female-specific sleep health topics such as the role circadian rhythm plays, how to get a good night’s sleep, sleep positions, what happens to our immune system when we sleep, power napping, common sleep disorders in women, sleep hygiene, melatonin supplements, and more.

    • 28 min
    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Healthcare for Women as They Age

    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Healthcare for Women as They Age

    Dr. Nadia Mujahid is a physician with Brown Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical Educator at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her specialties include Geriatrics, Dementia, Elderly, and Aging to name a few.
    How does aging impact the overall health of women? What are some of the important things to watch for as we get older? Dr. Mujahid, or “Dr. M” to her patients, discusses high-quality comprehensive care for women aged 55 and older, and the top things we should be doing to stay healthy. Topics include how long the postmenopause stage of life lasts, hot flashes and menopause middle, typical health screenings older women should get, staying active through chronic pain, the role diet plays in health, and new guidelines for screenings such as pap smears and colonoscopies.

    • 41 min
    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

    Dr. Karen Tashima is a physician with Brown Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases. Additionally, she is a Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
    Dr. Tashima was the principal investigator for two Gilead Remdesivir studies (the “Simple” Studies, for moderate and severe COVID disease) in the spring of 2020 in Rhode Island. These two studies enrolled 190 participants locally in a short amount of time. Dr. Tashima assembled a large team of investigators and research staff to support the enrollment of inpatients into the two studies. In the summer of 2020, she received an NIH grant to facilitate COVID19 vaccine trials in Rhode Island. Her clinical trials team enrolled 136 individuals in the Novavax vaccine study for adults. These individuals will be followed for 2 years. She is a member of a COVID study advisory group for Lifespan to vet new studies prior to IRB review.
    She serves on the Rhode Island Governor’s appointed COVID-19 Vaccine Sub-Committee providing advice on use and equitable distribution of the EUA vaccines for the state. Dr. Tashima joined the Lifespan vaccine effort by serving on the Lifespan COVID-19 Vaccine Committee and volunteering at the Lifespan vaccine clinics. She provided COVID-19 vaccine information to providers in the region, appearing regularly on the RI DOH Provider Update calls, Lifespan Town Halls, TV news broadcasts, podcasts, on Zoom discussions with physician and community groups, and in newspapers to disseminate this information.

    • 34 min
    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Finding a Primary Care Doctor that's right for you

    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Finding a Primary Care Doctor that's right for you

    Dr. Kelly McGarry is Director of Brown Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine, and is a practicing general internist at the Brown Medicine academic practice specializing in women’s health. Additionally, she is a Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her specialties include Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, and General Practice to name a few.
    Building a relationship with your primary care physician is based on trust and is an important step in maintaining your overall health goals.  Whether you have newly relocated or are still looking for the right patient/doctor pairing, what are the best methods to find the primary care physician who is right for you and or your family members?  Join Dr. Kelly McGarry as she walks us through what primary care entails, and how to identify the long-term quality care that works for you. Topics include whether a female patient should have a female doctor, questions to ask when visiting a new doctor for the first time, how referrals to specialists are determined, the benefits of team-centered care with other specialty care providers, and more.

    • 28 min
    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Traveling with Chronic Health Conditions

    Brown Medicine HealthTalk Podcast: Traveling with Chronic Health Conditions

    Dr. Maria Mileno is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a specialist in Travel Medicine with Brown Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases. Her specialties also include Bacterial Infections, HIV, AIDS and Travel Medicine to name a few.
    With travel resuming in the wake of Coronavirus and travel-related restrictions being lifted, people are now more than ever looking for their next travel destination. Your COVID-19 vaccination is only the first line of defense in taking the recommended precautions against infections and illness needed for safe travel.  Join Dr. Mileno as she helps define medical terms such as ‘underlying conditions,’ ‘comorbidity,’ and ‘immunocompromised,’ and offers  tips on staying healthy while traveling with chronic conditions.

    • 29 min

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