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The purpose of the Healthy Skeptic MD podcast is to take a deeper dive into health issues through interviews with experts and patients. Hosted by Dr. Michael Hochman, a primary care doctor, a key theme of Healthy Skeptic MD is that although modern medicine has much to offer there's also plenty of room for improvement. We will delve into those issues with other medical professionals from all spectrums of practice. We hope you'll learn along with us!

Healthy Skeptic, MD Dr. Michael Hochman, MD

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The purpose of the Healthy Skeptic MD podcast is to take a deeper dive into health issues through interviews with experts and patients. Hosted by Dr. Michael Hochman, a primary care doctor, a key theme of Healthy Skeptic MD is that although modern medicine has much to offer there's also plenty of room for improvement. We will delve into those issues with other medical professionals from all spectrums of practice. We hope you'll learn along with us!

    Editing the DNA of Real Patients with Dr. Mark Walters

    Editing the DNA of Real Patients with Dr. Mark Walters

    This year, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to two scientists – Jeniffer Doudna at Berkley and French Scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier – who played key roles in developing a gene editing tool known as CRISPR. Just a few years later, gene editing – with the aid of the CRISPR tool – began being used for treating genetic disorders in real patients. We are just beginning to get the initial results. In today’s episode, one of the leading scientists using gene therapy talks with us about this frontier, both the opportunities and the real risks.


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    • 33 min
    Children and the Pesky COVID Variants with Dr. Jessica Hochman

    Children and the Pesky COVID Variants with Dr. Jessica Hochman

    Just when we thought the end was in sight, there are signs that COVID-19 variants – such as the B117 strain first found in the UK – are popping up across the U.S. Worryingly, this B117 strain appears to be more contagious among children. But according to today’s guest, Pediatrician Dr. Jessica Hochman, we should take it all in stride. The miraculous immune systems of children handle the SARS-Co-2 virus very well, and if we can continue rapidly distributing the vaccines to high risk adults, the overall benefits of getting children back in schools outweigh the risks.

    **Be sure to subscribe to The Healthy Skeptic MD on your favorite podcast app and on Youtube!

    Link for our channel on podcast apps and Youtube: wavve.link/healthyskepticmd

    • 36 min
    How to Ensure Dietary Supplements are Safe with Dr. Pieter Cohen

    How to Ensure Dietary Supplements are Safe with Dr. Pieter Cohen

    Many of us assume that the dietary supplement products that we purchase in pharmacies, grocery stores and nutrition outlets – as well as on the internet – are carefully regulated for safety. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. In today’s episode,...

    • 47 min
    Simplifying Healthcare Through National Health Insurance with Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Him

    Simplifying Healthcare Through National Health Insurance with Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Him

    Some may dismiss the idea of a national health insurance program due to concerns and skepticism about “big government.” But as Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein from Hunter College explain, a national health insurance program could greatly...

    • 37 min
    Do Patients with Heart Disease Get Too Many Stents?

    Do Patients with Heart Disease Get Too Many Stents?

    For patients experiencing a heart attack, stents can be lifesaving, restoring blood flow to a blocked coronary artery feeding the heart. But hundreds of thousands of cardiac stents (as well as cardiac bypass surgeries) are performed in the U.S. each...

    • 32 min
    How One School Leader Kept Her School Safely Open During the Pandemic with Dalia Hochman

    How One School Leader Kept Her School Safely Open During the Pandemic with Dalia Hochman

    The question of whether or not schools should reopen this spring has taken center stage. Proponents argue that the benefits of reopening outweigh the risks while opponents fear it could trigger another surge. Today, we hear from Dalia Hochman, PhD, the...

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

joy.chen.yu ,

For anyone who's ever been a patient or loved someone who has

No matter who you are, you have to use the healthcare system at some point, whether for yourself or for someone you love. You know how frustrating, confusing and downright crazy-making the system can be. I've found this podcast to be really empowering and a great way to educate myself on what to look for, what questions to ask.

PillLover ,

Worth your while

A great speaker and advocate for the health care profession, Dr. Michael Hochman delivers insightful commentary and valuable information right to your home. I really enjoy his knowledgeable guests and the important learnings that he provides. I highly recommend this podcast!

L Mosqueda ,

Helpful and Honest

What a relief to get an intelligent and trustworthy dose of medical information
presented in a way that holds your interest. Great interviews with knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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