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Health 360 with Dr. G is a new podcast featuring conversations with experts that aims to inform and inspire a healthy lifestyle. Dr. G, a board-certified internal medicine physician with Edward-Elmhurst Health and his guests take the complex topics and break them down into simpler terms. From physical health to mental health, Dr. G digs into every angle to explain tough topics and inspire healthier living.

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Health 360 with Dr. G is a new podcast featuring conversations with experts that aims to inform and inspire a healthy lifestyle. Dr. G, a board-certified internal medicine physician with Edward-Elmhurst Health and his guests take the complex topics and break them down into simpler terms. From physical health to mental health, Dr. G digs into every angle to explain tough topics and inspire healthier living.

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    Secret confessions of a pathologist – Ep. 44

    Secret confessions of a pathologist – Ep. 44

    The field of pathology is often a mystery. In this episode, we’re pulling back the curtain. Society’s perception of pathology as an enigma will be no more!

    Pathologists often study human tissue, blood and fluids under microscopes in labs to figure out what went wrong. They also study gene therapy and ways to improve genetic diseases.

    The information they collect helps physicians treat their patients.

    They study diseases that seem to have no effective cures. They do research and try to understand what changes in the body when things go wrong and what changes when healing begins.

    Get insider details in Episode 44 as Dr. G and his guest, pathologist Michael Lawler, M.D., Ph.D., discuss the secrets of pathology.

    Guest

    Michael W. Lawlor, MD, PhD – Double board-certified anatomic pathologist and neuropathologist; CEO, Diverge Translational Sciences Laboratory; Tenured professor of pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin. 

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    • 55 min
    What’s really in your food? The science behind what you eat - Ep. 43

    What’s really in your food? The science behind what you eat - Ep. 43

    We’ve come a long way from the time when humans hunted and grew their own food. 

    Today, most of our food is provided through complex food processing and distribution systems. This begs the question: What’s really in your food and how do we make food better?

    Processed food has carbohydrates, fats, protein and vitamins we need — along with preservatives, flavor and color additives, and other things you may not realize. For instance, what keeps M&M’s from melting in your hands? Is there something in instant pudding that makes it thicken without any heat?

    Listen in on the conversation in Episode 43 as Dr. G and his guest, Food Scientist David Allen, discuss the science behind what we eat.

     
    Guest

    David Allen – Food scientist who is trying to make a difference.

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    • 47 min
    The truth about opioids and safer options for pain relief - Ep. 42

    The truth about opioids and safer options for pain relief - Ep. 42

    Determining what’s myth and fact about opioid pain medication can be tough. Every community in America has been affected by the opioid crisis. 

    An opioid is medicine that is prescribed for pain that attaches to opioid receptors in the brain to block pain signaling. They can be used when the pain is particularly aggressive. There are situations where opioid medication can be helpful, but it’s not the only way to control pain. The problem: opioids can have a euphoric effect and are habit forming.

    When people introduce opioids to their bodies, they can develop a tolerance that requires higher doses to experience the same effects. When they stop taking the medication, they feel terrible. That said, some patients need a daily dose to manage chronic pain. It’s a balancing act, and a plan for use should be developed and monitored by a physician.

    Drug overdose deaths have reached all-time highs and it’s largely due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Physicians have drastically cut opioid prescriptions, yet the numbers continue to rise. People who are addicted to opioids seek the drug elsewhere, mainly on the street. 

    More troubling is the fact that the synthetic opioid overdose rate among teens age 14-18 has doubled in the last three years.

    What’s driving this dramatic increase and what can be done about it? How do you know if a family member or friend is addicted to opioids?

    Catch the conversation in Episode 42, as Dr. G and his guests, John K. Hong, MD and Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP, discuss the opioid overdose epidemic, opioid addiction and safer options for pain relief.

     
    Guests

    John K. Hong, MD – Double board-certified in pain management and anesthesiology, founder and president of Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians.
    Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP – Licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified in counseling psychology, master addiction counselor; owner and founder of Bridge Forward Group, LLC; president-elect, Society of Addiction Psychology; host of the “Let’s Talk with Dr. Aaron Weiner” webcast series available now on your favorite podcasting apps.

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    • 53 min
    Protect the skin you’re in — moles, skin cancer and more - Ep. 41

    Protect the skin you’re in — moles, skin cancer and more - Ep. 41

    Skin is one of the most important organs in the human body, and it needs attention and care to stay healthy.

    When it comes to skincare, less is more. Everyone’s basic skincare routine should include cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen.

    What sunscreen works best when you’re sweating outside playing summer sports? Would the same one work for a day in the office? And can that stuff get expensive?

    Besides a basic skincare routine, it’s important to notice changes in your skin. But what are normal skin changes versus something a doctor should see?

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and anyone who spends time in the sun is at risk. So how far should you go to protect your skin from the sun? Is tanning OK? What SPF should you use?

    Get answers in Episode 41, as Dr. G and his guest, Ryan Freeland, MD, get into more detail on skincare and skin cancer prevention.

     
    Guest

    Ryan Freeland, MD, FAAD – Board-certified dermatologist; Founder and owner at Wolverine Dermatology.

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    • 54 min
    Medical cannabis: The risks vs. rewards – Ep. 40

    Medical cannabis: The risks vs. rewards – Ep. 40

    Medical cannabis is still illegal under federal law in the U.S. However, this federal law hasn’t deterred 37 states from legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. It’s critical that healthcare leaders and physicians remain guided by medicine and science to provide accurate, honest info so they can make the best decisions for their patients.

    Cannabis, a plant used as medicine and for recreational purposes, has positives and negatives. Medical experts say they need more research to determine the most appropriate, safest ways to use medicinal cannabis.

    Is cannabis safe to use for medical purposes? How do you get it? Do you have to smoke it? What conditions can it potentially help?

    In Episode 40, Dr. G and his guests, Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD and Shalu Gugnani, MD, discuss what medical cannabis can do, how it works and the pros and cons everyone should know.

     
    Guest

    Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, ABOIM – Double board-certified integrative medicine and family medicine physician; Owen L. Coon Chair of Integrative Medicine and Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Program at Northshore University Health System; Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
    Shalu Gugnani, MD, FASAM – Double board-certified addiction medicine and family medicine physician; Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Northwest Community Healthcare. 

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    • 52 min
    Regenerative medicine, part 2: Anti-aging, hormone replacement – Ep. 39

    Regenerative medicine, part 2: Anti-aging, hormone replacement – Ep. 39

    Aging is a fact of life. Despite the inevitable, we all strive to maintain good health, strong muscles, an efficient immune system, a sharp mind and a healthy brain. 

    Hormones obviously work at peak capacity in our younger years. How awesome would it be if we could retain that biological efficiency throughout our lives?

    Regenerative medicine has the potential to improve our mood, lessen pain and improve our sex drives as we age.

    Long-term ailments such as tennis elbow, arthritis, ACL tears—even hair loss, facial collagen loss and diminishing sexual performance—can potentially benefit from regenerative medicine. Even dentists use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat dental issues and help patients recover from surgery. It’s important to note that, if you have a chronic illness, PRP treatments won’t be a cure. They are used in addition to other, higher-priority treatments such as physical therapy and medication recommended by your physician.

    Episode 39 is the second part of our two-part series on regenerative medicine, with a focus on anti-aging and hormone replacement. Listen in and hear details on the fascinating world of anti-aging regenerative medicine from Dr. G and his guest, board-certified emergency medicine physician Scott Yilk, MD.

     
    Guest

    Scott Yilk, MD – Board-certified emergency medicine physician, Edward-Elmhurst Health; Medical director at IVme.

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    • 49 min

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