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Causes Or Cures is a health podcast hosted by Dr. Eeks (Erin Kate Stair, MD, MPH.) Erin is a public health analyst & sci comms consultant. On this podcast, Erin features experts in their field, doctors, public figures, researchers, and folks with compelling personal stories with the goal of discussing hot topics in public health, medicine and wellness. Some topics are more controversial than others, so keep in mind that this is information only and not medical or public health advice. Causes or Cures is about having conversations, and Erin is confident she can have a conversation with anyone. Some people are experts, some people are interesting to talk to, and some people are both. She does all the interviews from her apartment via Zoom and does her best to make them sound okay. Most importantly, she hopes this podcast encourages folks to stay curious, open-minded and engaged.(The views on this podcast do not reflect the views of anyone Erin works or consults for.)To reach Erin: erinkatemd@gmail.com

Causes Or Cures Dr. Eeks (Erin Kate Stair, MD, MPH)

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Causes Or Cures is a health podcast hosted by Dr. Eeks (Erin Kate Stair, MD, MPH.) Erin is a public health analyst & sci comms consultant. On this podcast, Erin features experts in their field, doctors, public figures, researchers, and folks with compelling personal stories with the goal of discussing hot topics in public health, medicine and wellness. Some topics are more controversial than others, so keep in mind that this is information only and not medical or public health advice. Causes or Cures is about having conversations, and Erin is confident she can have a conversation with anyone. Some people are experts, some people are interesting to talk to, and some people are both. She does all the interviews from her apartment via Zoom and does her best to make them sound okay. Most importantly, she hopes this podcast encourages folks to stay curious, open-minded and engaged.(The views on this podcast do not reflect the views of anyone Erin works or consults for.)To reach Erin: erinkatemd@gmail.com

    Predictors for Becoming a COVID Long Hauler, with Dr. Chuck Downs

    Predictors for Becoming a COVID Long Hauler, with Dr. Chuck Downs

    We hear a lot about COVID Long Haulers and the symptoms they experience, but are there any predicting factors for becoming one?
     
    In this podcast, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Dr. Chuck Downs about his ongoing research on COVID Long Haulers. He discusses predicting factors for becoming a Long Hauler ( including age, sex, BMI); one's risk of becoming a COVID Long Hauler when he/she has asymptomatic COVID vs symptomatic COVID; the most common long-haul symptoms and how long they last; if vaccinations help Long Haulers or not, and the predominant theories about why long-haul symptoms happen in some people.

    Dr. Downs was the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Miami and is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. He and his team have published several papers on COVID long-haul symptoms.

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    • 35 min
    Why Vaccine Passports are a Bad Idea, with Dr. Dimitry Kochenov

    Why Vaccine Passports are a Bad Idea, with Dr. Dimitry Kochenov

    Many countries and states are considering vaccine passports that would show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter certain places and do certain things. While the idea has merit, there are many ethical, legal and social concerns.
    In this podcast, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Dimitry Kochenov, "The Passport Professor", about concerns over vaccine passports, including privacy issues; the further stigmatization of marginalized communities; the "immunoprivileged"; what we know and don't know about the science of the vaccines; the potential for the politicalization of vaccines; who will enforce vaccine passports; and personal liberties vs government mandates.
    Dimitry Kochenov leads the Rule of Law research group at CEU Democracy Institute in Budapest and teaches Global Citizenship at CEU Legal Studies department in Vienna. He's an author, having written the book Citizenship and several scholarly papers, and has been a researcher or professor at numerous universities, including Oxford, Princeton and NYU. He's written or co-authored several papers on vaccine passports, including this one and his latest, The Commission against the Internal Market and EU Citizens Rights: Trying to Shoot down Sputnik with the 'Digital Green Certificate."


     

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    • 43 min
    Did a Common Infection Cause Your Child's Psychiatric Disorder? With Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Hyman

    Did a Common Infection Cause Your Child's Psychiatric Disorder? With Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Hyman

    In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Dr. Steven Hyman about PANDAS, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child with PANDAS might have a Strep throat infection and then develop psychiatric symptoms soon after. Dr. Hyman will discuss what PANDAS is, why it's considered controversial, what the medical community thinks about it and their approach, research shortcomings, how potential patients with PANDAS are treated and how that treatment is different than conventional psychiatric treatment, as well as prognosis and outcomes.
    He also will discuss the broader implications of PANDAS, which is a bacterial or viral infection being the cause of psychiatric symptoms and disorders in both adults and kids, and what that means for the future of the field.

    Dr. Hyman is a trained psychiatrist and director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is a graduate of Yale and Harvard Medical School and  previously served as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. He is currently the president of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, past president of the Society for Neuroscience and founding president of the International Neuroethics Society.

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    • 52 min
    How Proning is Saving Patients' Lives during the Pandemic, with Dr. Sandra Zaeh

    How Proning is Saving Patients' Lives during the Pandemic, with Dr. Sandra Zaeh

    In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Erin Stair chats with lung doctor, Dr. Sandra Zaeh, about how proning is saving the lives of COVID-19 patients. It's a very cost-effective technique that requires little resources, and Dr. Zaeh will explain what it is, the theory behind why it works, the ideal patients for it and how it's done. We will also discuss the evidence for proning in different patient populations.

    Dr. Zaeh is a fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital who has done research on proning.



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    • 32 min
    What's a Near Death Experience? With Dr. Walter van Laack

    What's a Near Death Experience? With Dr. Walter van Laack

    What is a Near Death Experience? Is it a glimpse into what happens after we die or is it a side effect of something happening inside the brain as the body shuts down?
    Dr. Walter van Laack joins Dr. Erin Stair on this episode of Causes or Cures to discuss near death experiences. In addition to being an orthopaedic surgeon and professor of medicine at the Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany, he  is one of the most popular researchers worldwide on the topic of Near Death Experiences.  He's written many books on the topic, newspaper columns and has appeared on numerous shows.
    In this episode, he will discuss what a near death experience is, how they are most commonly described, the current evidence base and theories for how and why they happen, and his theory of 2 polar-symmetrical worlds, the informational world and the physical world.



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    The Story of Ivermectin and COVID-19, with Dr. Pierre Kory

    The Story of Ivermectin and COVID-19, with Dr. Pierre Kory

    Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug that has been used in human and animal medicine for many years. Early in the pandemic, it was suggested that it might help prevent and/or treat COVID-19. The NIH felt there was not enough evidence to support its use against COVID-19 and in August made a recommendation AGAINST its use. In early January of 2021, the NIH invited doctors from the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance ( FLCCC), a group of crtical care physicians who strongly advocated for the use of Ivermectin for COVID-19, to present evidence for its use to their Treatment Guidance Panel. Following that meeting, the NIH removed their recommendation against its use, leaving it up to individual doctors. The WHO is currently assessing a new meta-analysis by Dr. Andrew Hill et al of Liverpool ( in preprint) on the evidence for Ivermectin and should make a ruling on its use soon.
    One of the doctors to provide testimony on the benefits of Ivermectin is Dr. Pierre Kory, the president of the FLCCC Alliance. He presented evidence to both the NIH and the Senate Homeland Security Committee in a video that has now gone viral and gained millions of views. He joins Dr. Erin Stair on this episode of Causes or Cures to discuss Ivermectin in detail, the current evidence base for its use in treatment and prevention, the dosing riddle, and how he responds to critics. He also discusses how he thinks the future of the pandemic will play out.
    Dr. Kory is a pulmonary and critical care specialist and considered a world pioneer in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients. In addition to numerous publications, he developed the first national course in Critical Care Ultrasonography in the US and is the senior editor of the most popular textbook in the field titled "Point of Care Ultrasound." The book is translated into 7 languages worldwide. During the pandemic, he has led ICUS in multiple COVID-19 hotspots, including New York City, Greenville and Milwaukee.  He helped author 2 protocols regarding the use of Ivermectin in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19, which you can find here. Early on in the pandemic, he received widespread criticism  for promoting the use of dexamethasone as treatment for COVID-19. Month later, and after more research emerged, dexamethasone became a standard part of treatment for COVID-19 patients.

    ***Please keep in mind that at the time of this podcast, Ivermectin is NOT approved for use for COVID-19. You should NEVER take Ivermectin outside a doctor's supervision. This podcast is information only and never to be taken as medical or health advice.


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