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Breaking down the latest news in science and health to table talk chats. Join Dr Trinh as he brings on both local and national health experts and leaders of their organizations to discuss the "hot health topics" of the day.

Health Talks with Dr Trinh Dung Trinh

    • Health & Fitness

Breaking down the latest news in science and health to table talk chats. Join Dr Trinh as he brings on both local and national health experts and leaders of their organizations to discuss the "hot health topics" of the day.

    Trends and Innovations in the Healthcare Delivery Systems with Dr. Clarence Lee Jr.

    Trends and Innovations in the Healthcare Delivery Systems with Dr. Clarence Lee Jr.

    The quality and accessibility of medical care services have always been significant points of discussion. And looking at the bigger picture with other social aspects and issues to be factored in, a lot of people can’t help but wonder, “Is healthcare still a basic right or a privilege?”
    To contextualize this issue, it would be helpful for experts and healthcare providers to evaluate trends, models, and systems that have been in place for ages; and consequently, reimagine what healthcare should look like to be able to innovate and provide better, more sustainable, and holistic services. 
    In this episode, Dr. Trinh talks about an approach encapsulated in this medical metaverse called the MDDAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization). This system, which operates like an online community, gives members the unique opportunity to take part in designing and developing the system itself. 
    Dr. Clarence Lee Jr., president, and CEO of Exhort Health, also discusses how he aims to decrease barriers to the utilization of healthcare services by simplifying processes, lowering costs, and improving the patients’ overall experience. 
    Learn more about these innovative approaches that can be life-changing alternatives to conventional healthcare delivery systems! 
    Memorable Quotes:
    Healthcare is a holistic approach – what you eat, how you exercise;  it's stress, it's all sorts of things in your life. – Paul Roberts You want to decrease the barriers to utilization [of healthcare services] because you want to get ahead of stuff before you start having complications of conditions being uncontrolled. – Dr. Clarence Lee Jr.People are people. The human body is exactly the same as it was hundreds of years ago. And if you just spend time with people and you get to know them, you can offer the best care. – Dr. Clarence Lee Jr.We want to create a community to reimagine what health care should look like compared to what it looks like today. – Dr. Dung TrinhOther Resources: 
    MDDAOExhort HealthAbout the Guest:
    Dr. Clarence Lee Jr., is a Christian encourager, nationally celebrated author, international speaker, and CEO of CMLEEJR Co., a professional development enterprise that conducts live training experiences on high performance and mental conditioning for teams, organizations, and students.
    Dr. Lee holds a degree in Biology (B.S.) from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a degree in Medicine (M.D.) and Business (M.B.A.) from Drexel University. He is also the founder and CEO of Exhort Health, an Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care clinic that provides quality healthcare services. 
    On top of his accomplishments, Dr. Lee is a devoted husband and father. He lives in San Diego, CA, and loves spending time with his wife and 5 children.
    About the Host:
    Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.
    Connect with Dr. Trinh:
    HealthTalks OC WebsiteTongue OutFacebookLinkedInYouTube

    • 41 min
    Our Work in the Beautiful Albania with Luis Jonas

    Our Work in the Beautiful Albania with Luis Jonas

    Albania is a predominantly Muslim country located on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula — a beautiful country with a fascinating history, natural beauty, to-die-for Mediterranean cuisine, and colorful culture. For a long time, it was one of the last communist countries. 
    Known as Europe’s unpolished diamond, the country has untapped potential despite its many challenges. Tongue Out is one of the organizations working in the country with the mission to provide support and alleviate the quality of life for its citizens, with the help of no less than the organization’s President in Albania,  Luis Jonas.
    This episode features the rare privilege of having the organization’s head as a guest. Luis Jonas generously shares his time and lets us peek behind the curtains of his team’s hard work as well as the opportunity areas in the country - one of which is the health sector.   
    Memorable Quotes:
    “Love God, love people, and have a blast.” — Luis Jonas“Life is what happens when you make other plans.” — Paul Roberts“I believe if God is calling me to go somewhere, he is going to also not only equip me but also provide the resources necessary for me to get there.” — Luis Jonas“Don't analyze this and don't analyze that, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” — Luis JonasOther Resources: 
    Tongue OutNovoAbout the Guests:
    Luis Jonas is the president of Tongue Out Medical Missions and Food Pantry Director at Crossline Community Church. Under his leadership, the organization has helped hundreds of lives and increased awareness on poignant health issues in the country.

    About the Host:
    Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.
    Connect with Dr. Trinh
    HealthTalks OC WebsiteTongue OutFacebookLinkedInYoutube

    • 45 min
    Helping the Homeless Thru Daily WOUND WALKS with Michael Sean Wright

    Helping the Homeless Thru Daily WOUND WALKS with Michael Sean Wright

    “We think sometimes that poverty is only the hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared is for the greatest poverty. We must start in our homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” — Mother Teresa
    When we walk outside, we see homeless people sleeping on the streets – finding shelters in parks, benches, or even under the bridges feeling unwanted, unloved, and uncared. 
    While picturing them out in your head, could you imagine the emotional trauma they are experiencing? The pain that they feel when we choose to turn a blind eye? How hungry, thirsty, and hopeless they are, and how much physical pain do they have to endure every day?
    If you see that this is the greatest poverty and that we have to start reaching out to these people, then you are a great person for having a very good warm heart.
    In this episode, we’ll talk about helping the homeless in healing their wounds with Michael Sean Wright, the founder of Wound Walk OC. His organization has been helping many unsheltered people because they believe that everyone deserves basic human care. 
    Wounds need to heal and there are many ways to support and volunteer with Wound Walk OC. Listen for more.
    Other Resources: 
    Wound Walk OCOC Poverty Alleviation Coalition Facebook pageAbout the Guests:
    Michael Sean Wright is the founder of Wound Walk OC, an organization that gives direct relief to the unsheltered people in Orange County. He is also a live documentary filmmaker and founder of nicefishfilms, media and communications director at Compton NAACP, executive director at Contemporary Policy Institute, Science and media ambassador at Me Too. Movement -  #metoo, and community development director at Human Rights Campaign.

    About the Host:
    Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.
    Connect with Dr. Trinh
    HealthTalks OC WebsiteTongue OutFacebookLinkedInYoutube

    • 54 min
    A Discussion on Medical Marijuana - Chat with Kandice Hawes

    A Discussion on Medical Marijuana - Chat with Kandice Hawes

    The use of Cannabidiol (CBD) as medication was first approved by the FDA two years ago to treat childhood seizures. Most Americans now use this as an anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-insomnia drug. 
    CBD  continues to show potential as an alternative - or even primary - medication or treatment for various ailments.  More studies are needed to verify.
    Is CBD safe?
    This is a question asked by most people curious about this form of treatment. Let’s learn about that in this episode as Kandice Hawes of OCNORML talks about the continuously growing interest in cannabis and how their nonprofit provides a network and welcoming space for both businesses and consumers that advocate for its use. 
    Memorable Quotes:
    Looking from a religious perspective, I have to ask myself: did God create an evil plant? Did we just screw it up or was this marijuana plant created to have potential health benefits? — Dr. Dung TrinhWe have to change our thinking that these people aren't pushers, but healers. — Paul RobertsI hope that we will one day have the right to travel with cannabis. — Kandice HawesWe should take away the penalties and change the stigma about how they treat people that use cannabis. — Kandice HawesOther Resources: 
    My Jane, My Storyorangecountynorml.orgImportant Points:
    Growing up in American culture, we were taught that marijuana is a sin but looking at its potential positive benefits, medical marijuana can be used in treating pain, anxiety, and insomniaThe cannabis industry, especially medical cannabis and CBD, is in its early phases of scientific research. This means that we don't have a dose to recommend for right now.Many folks are just starting CBD at a very low dose. And then they're titrating up very slowly. It's done that way mainly for safety reasons. Nobody dies from Cannabis.Smoking is not the best way to use cannabis, but for some people that need immediate relief, smoking or inhalation cannabis is the mode of choice.There are patches that can stick to your skin for 24 hours and deliver you cannabidiol throughout the day.About the Guests:
    Kandice Hawes-Lopez is the Founder of Orange County NORML,  Director of Community Outreach in Glass House Brands Inc, and Principal Officer at Committee To Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative.

    About the Host:
    Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.
    Connect with Dr. Trinh
    HealthTalks OC WebsiteTongue OutFacebookLinkedInYoutube

    • 56 min
    Hushing the Cytokine Storm in COVID-19 with Dr. Raymond Chang

    Hushing the Cytokine Storm in COVID-19 with Dr. Raymond Chang

    Our immune system is our body’s natural defense system that fights against foreign invaders such as viruses like Coronavirus. When this immune system overreacts, it leads to chronic inflammation and damages multiple organs – often resulting in death.
    Post-COVID syndrome or long COVID is a long-term effect that you can generally have from COVID-19. It may happen that you already survived the virus, however, it doesn’t mean that the damage has already gone.
    How is this connected to the Cytokine storm?
    Let’s learn about that in this episode with Dr. Raymond Chang, a Medical Director of South County Kidney and Endocrine Center and Chairman of the Orange County Endocrine Society, who was also once a COVID “Long-Hauler”.
    Memorable Quotes:
    When the virus is getting through a cytokine storm, your immune system becomes even stronger to the point where your body doesn't recognize the virus. As a result, your body attacks the virus and your normal self, as well. — Dr. Raymond ChangCOVID virus enters the body through a receptacle called H2 receptors, which are more abundant in overweight patients. This is why overweight patients are more at risk for COVID-19. — Dr. Raymond ChangWhen the virus is gone, the damage remains. — Dr. Dung TrinhBe strong and hang in there. The virus in your body will die and once it dies, you’re going to be able to recover. So hang in there as long as you can. — Dr. Raymong ChangThere is something about the human body that if you mentally fight to hold on, you got a better chance than if you just give up and say, “I'm gone”. — Paul RobertsOther Resources: 
    South County Kidney and Endocrine CenterImportant Points:
    Endocrinology is the study of hormonesInterleukin 6 is a marker blood test to measure your body's inflammatory state.Inflammation is part of the immune system's response to fight viruses, bacteria, or toxins.Chronic long-term inflammation or inflammation that is excessive damages your own body. The blood-brain barrier is an actual barrier that is designed to protect your brain from everything else that's potentially dangerous in your body.About the Guests:
    Raymond K.J. Chang, M.D. is the Medical Director of South County Kidney and Endocrine Center. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Endocrinology, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, and Hospital Physicians. He’s also currently the Chairman of the Orange County Endocrine Society and is the author and Editor-Chief of a National Internal Medicine Board Review book. He is a national speaker for current treatments and therapies pertaining to Diabetes, Lipids, and Chronic Kidney Disease. His philosophy is to treat every patient as if they were his own family member; hence, is always an advocate for his patient's healthcare.
    About the Host:
    Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.
    Connect with Dr. Trinh
    HealthTalks OC WebsiteTongue OutFacebookLinkedInYoutube

    • 47 min
    Can Good Teeth Save You From Alzheimer's? Let’s Know How with Dr. Rosy Tran

    Can Good Teeth Save You From Alzheimer's? Let’s Know How with Dr. Rosy Tran

    Dental health is mostly neglected by people because they either find it scary, unaffordable, or they’re just too busy for it. Oftentimes, people also tend to ignore it when they do not feel any pain or they just don’t see any problems with their teeth.
    Nevertheless, dental health is also an integral part of our overall health, and neglecting it could lead to more serious diseases.
    In this episode, we will learn if dental health could really be associated with chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s. Don’t miss this episode as we are also joined by Dr. Rosy from Rosy Dental and the lead dentist at TongueOut.
    Put some peace of mind behind that smile as we talk about dental health on Episode 32!
    Other Resources: 
    rosydental.com JetWave Sonic ToothbrushTikTokImportant Points:
    People who use fluoride have fewer cavities than those who did not have fluoridated water or were not exposed to fluoride at all.There is a correlation between bad teeth, bad gums, and Alzheimer'sEnamel gives a white coating to the teeth.Nighttime is the most important time to brush.Bacteria is the source of bad breath.Dental care is linked to chronic diseasesAbout the Guests:
    Dr. Rosa Tran (“Dr. Rosy”) obtained her bachelor’s degree at Concordia University in nearby Irvine, then achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. After practicing dentistry for seven years, she opened Rosy Dental to offer Southern California residents something special in dental care! She also participates in community support activities like Toys for Tots or serves as the lead dentist on charitable trips to Haiti and Vietnam through the non-profit organization TongueOut.org.
    About the Host:
    Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.
    Connect with Dr. Trinh
    HealthTalks OC WebsiteTongue OutFacebookLinkedInYoutube

    • 48 min

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