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Delve into the topics that are shaping clinical care, research and medical education, which are challenging us to Reimagine Medicine

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Delve into the topics that are shaping clinical care, research and medical education, which are challenging us to Reimagine Medicine

    Episode 18 – Head Injuries in Children: When It’s Time to See the Doctor

    Episode 18 – Head Injuries in Children: When It’s Time to See the Doctor

    Head injuries are common in children and teens. They can be mild, like a bump on the head, or more serious, like a concussion. It can be hard to tell the difference between a mild head injury and one that is more severe.
    Head injuries are more common in the spring and summer months, when children are active in outdoor activities and playing sports. Parents and children alike are excited about the return of youth sports after a hiatus due to the pandemic.
    Lois Sayrs, PhD, specializes in Child Health and Injury. Dr. Sayrs will help answer the question, “If your child experiences a head injury, how do you know when it is time to see the doctor?”

    * Episode Guest: Lois Sayrs, PhD
    * Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD

    • 29 min
    Episode 17 – Crisis Leadership: Innovating Treatment Protocols to Battle COVID-19

    Episode 17 – Crisis Leadership: Innovating Treatment Protocols to Battle COVID-19

    Physicians are trained to deal with medical emergencies, but COVID-19 thrust hospitals in Phoenix — and around the world — into crisis mode for nearly a year. Phoenix was a COVID hotspot, as were other cities like New York. There have been 30 million cases and more than 540,000 deaths in the US, nearly 17,000 of whom were Arizonans.
    This was a tremendous test of crisis leadership as medical teams worked to understand the disease, identify treatment protocols and share valuable information. Marilyn Glassberg, MD, shares insights from her experience leading frontline teams and how a tweet led to a new predictive model for COVID lungs.

    * Episode Guest: Marilyn Glassberg, MD
    * Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD

    • 32 min
    Episode 16 – Heart Disease: It Can Happen at Any Age

    Episode 16 – Heart Disease: It Can Happen at Any Age

    February is American Heart Month, and this year the theme is, Heart Disease: It Can Happen at Any Age. Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger people more often, partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. It is important to learn about your risk of heart disease and the steps necessary to have a healthy heart.
    Wayne Franklin, MD, shares advancements that are improving outcomes for pediatric cardiac patients.
    Episode Guest: Wayne Franklin, MD
    Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD

    • 29 min
    Episode 15 – Doctors Motivated by Commitment to Serve

    Episode 15 – Doctors Motivated by Commitment to Serve

    What drives people to pursue careers in medicine? Physicians are definitely Type A personalities who want to be the ones in charge, finding solutions to complex issues. But they are motivated by a commitment to serve. Haig Aintablian, MD, is committed to serving patients in urgent need, whether they present at the emergency department or an under-resourced hospital in Armenia. Dr. Aintablian is a PGY3 resident in Emergency Medicine at UCLA and a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He recently traveled to Armenia — amid a pandemic and a war — to donate $100K in medical supplies, ultrasound supplies and medical training.
    Episode guest: Haig Aintablian, MD
    Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD
    The reimagine Medicine podcast is now available on Vurbl (https://vurbl.com/station/7naF08XAQw6/).

    • 34 min
    Episode 14 – Building Age Friendly Health Care Systems

    Episode 14 – Building Age Friendly Health Care Systems

    For older adults, a hospital stay can create challenges beyond the medical condition that caused them to be hospitalized. As Baby Boomers age, it is estimated that twenty percent of the U.S. population will be retirement age by 2030.
    Building age-friendly health care systems is crucial to serving the health care needs of older adults. Nimit Agarwal, MD, developed the Mind, Mobility, Medication program to look at components of care during hospitalization and build independence for patients post-hospitalization.

    Dr. Agarwal is director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the Center for Healthy Aging at Banner Health in Phoenix.
    Episode guest: Nimit Agarwal, MD
    Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD

    • 31 min
    Episode 13 – Asking Algorithms (and Ourselves) the Right Questions

    Episode 13 – Asking Algorithms (and Ourselves) the Right Questions

    Algorithms are moving out of the lab and into society, where they are asked to answer tough questions: Which inmates to release? Which job applicants to hire? Which patients to treat? These types of questions cause algorithms to stumble — not so much because they are hard to answer, but because they are hard to ask.
    Episode guest: Ziad Obermeyer, MD
    Hosted by: Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD and Katie Brite, MD

    • 30 min

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