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Healthy You explores the public health landscape and how it impacts your personal health and wellbeing. In each episode we tackle some of the most pressing health concerns of today. Whether you’re looking to start a career in public health, make a change in your life, or just learn something new, this podcast is for you.

Healthy You The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

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Healthy You explores the public health landscape and how it impacts your personal health and wellbeing. In each episode we tackle some of the most pressing health concerns of today. Whether you’re looking to start a career in public health, make a change in your life, or just learn something new, this podcast is for you.

    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. David Michaels

    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. David Michaels

    As the pandemic enters its third year, we consider the possibility that we will be living with the Covid-19 virus indefinitely. Today on the podcast host Frank Sesno talks to Dr. David Michaels, an epidemiologist and professor at  George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health. He is also one of the longest serving heads of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Michaels and five other experts who advised Biden’s transition team, have called on President Biden to adopt an entirely new domestic pandemic strategy geared to better prepare us for what comes next.

    • 23 min
    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Leana Wen

    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Leana Wen

    “Public health saved your life today, you just don’t know it,” That was the original title Dr. Leana Wen gave the book she wrote about her career as the Health Commissioner in Baltimore, Maryland. But when Covid 19 hit, Wen rewrote it and turned it into a personal story about public health, visible only when it is underfunded, ignored and laid bare by the devastation of Covid 19. On the next Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic host Frank Sesno talks to Dr. Leana Wen about her book, “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health.”

    • 16 min
    Surviving a Pandemic: The Year in Review with Lauren Weber

    Surviving a Pandemic: The Year in Review with Lauren Weber

    We’ve seen so many important advances in our fight against Covid in 2021. And yet it is impossible to forget the struggle and the anguish over so many lives lost. In this episode of Healthy You – Surviving a Pandemic, host Frank Sesno talks to Lauren Weber, Midwest Correspondent for Kaiser Health News. Lauren shares her perspective on the pandemic from Missouri, a state she describes as having some of the worst public health infrastructure in the nation.

    • 18 min
    Surviving a Pandemic: Gloria Barrera

    Surviving a Pandemic: Gloria Barrera

    There’s a dedicated group of health professionals that are exhausted and overwhelmed and working harder than ever before: school nurses. Since Covid hit they have been dealing with an array of new issues, from contact tracing, to administering virus tests to helping children who are suffering the stress of the Pandemic. In this episode of Healthy You we meet Gloria Barrera.  She is a certified school nurse for a public high school in Illinois and President of the Illinois Nurses Association.  She has also recently been honored with a 40 under 40 award from the de Beaumont foundation. 
     

    • 17 min
    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Paul Offit - Shots for Kids

    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Paul Offit - Shots for Kids

    Parents have been waiting for this moment. To send their children to school in the morning without worrying that they will come back with Covid at the end of the day. The FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.  On this episode of Healthy You - Surviving a Pandemic, we’re going talk about the Covid vaccine for young children with pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit. Offit sits on the FDA vaccine advisory board and is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

    • 20 min
    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Ernest Grant and Lucas Pieper, RN

    Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. Ernest Grant and Lucas Pieper, RN

    There is one profession that we trust more than any other. We trust nurses. And during the pandemic they have become our lifeline. But what about the lives and well-being of the nurses who take care of us? On this episode of Healthy You - Surviving a Pandemic we talk to Ernest Grant the Director of the American Nurses Association – and Lucas Pieper, an ICU nurse who works with Covid patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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Unparalleled insights

The “Surviving a Pandemic” series from Healthy You has truly been a Godsend over the last year - I’ve been super grateful for a reliable resource discussing the latest COVID news that I can share with friends and family! The experts that Frank brings on each week are top-tier, and the information that they share is immensely valuable. Thankful to be learning here!

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Wonderful podcast that covers a variety of public health topics with excellent evidence-based information. Take a listen.

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Thank you for the episode on mental health and relationships.

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