Hear from doctors and other medical experts about trending topics in healthcare from issues making headlines to the latest developments in medicine and healthy living. Produced by NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Revisiting the Invisible Disease
Revisiting the story of Maria Kellner, a person diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which she refers to as The Invisible Disease. First diagnosed as a toddler, Maria now she shares with us her world of insulin injections, blood sugar checks, and the rollercoaster ride of what happens if she makes the wrong medical decision.
AI Enhanced Breast Cancer Screening
Artificial Intelligence is being used to enhance the diagnosis tools used by radiologists. We talk with Georgia Spear, MD, Division Head of Breast Imaging at NorthShore University HealthSystem about the latest screening tools, the future of radiology, and what you need to know when you get your mammogram.
Are You Afraid of Monkeypox?
How contagious is monkeypox? Should we worry about trying on clothes in a department store? Touching public doorknobs and handrails? NorthShore Infectious Disease Physician Jennifer Grant, MD, returns to the podcast to explain that monkeypox is not COVID-19 but we should still take precautions.
Food as Medicine
Just like medicine, food can also cure, prevent or ease symptoms of disease. Join us as we talk to NorthShore Integrative Medicine Physician Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark who gives her expert recommendations on which foods to eat and avoid, the significance of the microbiome and the gut-brain connection.
Coping After Tragedy: Highland Park Parade Mass Shooting
NorthShore Psychologist Lindsay Fazio, PhD, helps us process the complex emotions following the July Fourth parade in Highland Park that turned into a scramble for survival. Seven people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the crowd; 39 of the gunshot victims were treated at four NorthShore hospitals. Dr. Fazio discusses PTSD, resolving anger and new fears, and tips that will help you overcome.
This Weight-Loss Procedure is a Breakthrough (ESG)
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is an incisionless weight-loss procedure that can help people with a BMI over 30 lose weight. Michael Ujiki, MD answers all of your questions about pain, recovery, insurance and most importantly, results. Patient Diane Helin explains how ESG changed her life.
Great content - poignant topic
The way this podcast delves into the different areas involved with addiction - the patient, the family, the doctors, the social workers- is effective and intriguing. It shows all of the ways in which addiction creeps into our society and what can be done to combat it. Thank you North Shore for a great start to your podcast!
Informative and engaging
The series is engaging as it delves into the impact of opioids on one woman and her family. The experts provide firsthand experience as well, in explaining the effects of the crisis and what’s being done to address it.
Moving and interesting
The first episode was really moving. I was glad to hear about Sharon's journey in Ep 2 and the insight from the doctor and the other caregiver was really heartfelt. I loved the third episode. The doctor in that was gives a poignant and honest insight into what it takes to work in this field. Really cool.