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Med Conceptions is a video podcast hosted by Andreas Samoutis a UCL Medical Student, with guests from all around the healthcare spectrum, shedding light on common medical misconceptions and sharing valuable knowledge on leading a healthy, and mindful life.*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

Med Conceptions Andreas Samoutis

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Med Conceptions is a video podcast hosted by Andreas Samoutis a UCL Medical Student, with guests from all around the healthcare spectrum, shedding light on common medical misconceptions and sharing valuable knowledge on leading a healthy, and mindful life.*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

    Osteopathy & the Postural Pandemic - Nicholas Hookway | MCS01E8

    Osteopathy & the Postural Pandemic - Nicholas Hookway | MCS01E8

    Osteopathy, its origins, what they do and who they treat.
    Do you spend most of your life sitting? Are you struggling with back pain? If yes then this episode is for you


    Nicholas Hookway is an award winning graduate who qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Distinction in his Masters in Osteopathy.
    In this episode he talks about Osteopathy, its origins, what they do and who they treat. He talks about the reasons behind the rising Postural Pandemic and shares practical tips to combat it. Nicholas has keen interest and has published work in gate and posture. He debunks misconceptions around the field, “are osteopaths the same as physiotherapists and chiropractors?”, while answering important questions like “is there any evidence for osteopathy?”. Stick to the end for some hidden personal gems.


    00:00 Intro
    00:54 A definition of Osteopathy
    04:01 Most common presenting complaint
    04:25 Postural Pandemic on the rise  
    06:05 Practical tips to Fix your posture
    12:17 Improve Health by Changing your Lifestyle 
    13:10 Knowing your limits
    17:18 When Patients rely on you
    18:30 Difference between an Osteopath, Physiotherapist and a chiropractor?
    24:25 Is there any evidence for Osteopathy?
    26:14 The future of Osteopathy
    27:50 Preventing Injury & Weekend Warriors
    32:48 Osteopathy Misconceptions
    35:08 Osteopaths DON’T replace Doctors, they work together 
    37:30 Founding and History of Osteopathy
    39:00 Is osteopathy painful?
    40:23 Personal Questions
    43:39 Don’t take life too seriously 


    *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

    • 47 min
    The glue that bonds Patients & Doctors - NHS Nurse Stefanie Hookway | MCS1E07

    The glue that bonds Patients & Doctors - NHS Nurse Stefanie Hookway | MCS1E07

    What does it mean to be a nurse? What’s their role in Hospitals? Are we treating them with Respect?


    NHS Nurse Stefanie Hookway talks about the challenges and opportunities in nursing such as losing patients but also being with them in their last moments. She dives into the daily routine and responsibilities of different types of nurses. Through examples of personal experiences, she shares how she deals with compassion fatigue and what motivates her. Her interactions with Doctors and Patients are also discussed to discover if Nurses are given the Respect and Gratitude they deserve. 


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    00:00 Intro
    01:50 Nursing and what it entails
    06:20 Why did you become one?
    08:00 Dealing with Patient Death
    11:00 Preventing compassion fatigue 
    11:28 How much do NHS Nurses get paid?
    12:30 Different Types of Nurses
    13:54 Qualities of Good Nurses 
    16:00 Arrogance leads to mistakes
    17:30 Are nurses respected?
    19:00 What Patients don’t tell their doctors 
    20:14 Difference between a healthcare assistant and a nurse
    24:40 Importance of enjoying your work
    26:40 Patient and Nurse Interaction
    31:50 Misconceptions in Nursing
    35:50 Personal questions
    41:14 Advice to young nurses and doctors

    *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

    • 42 min
    Stress Resilience, Overthinking & People Pleasing - Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou | MCS1E06

    Stress Resilience, Overthinking & People Pleasing - Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou | MCS1E06

    I’m I stressing too much? Why can’t I sleep at night? How do I stop Overthinking? Do I want to escape from the life I am living?            

    If you’ve asked yourself these questions then this Podcast is for you! Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou shares practical ways of identifying and building resilience to stress, toning down the overthinking through his personal and his client's experiences. He also explains why people-pleasing behaviour and lack of self-exploration can be destructive and offers ways to overcome them. Lastly, he shares some very personal and touching stories from which we can all learn.

    Dr Andreas Anastasiou has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has worked as a psychologist in several settings in the United States including a Veteran’s Affairs hospital, counseling centers, and state agencies. As Associate Professor at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, USA, he served as chair of the psychology department for four years. He repatriated to Cyprus six years ago and, since then, has been an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nicosia, where he also served as Chair of the Social Sciences Department. He has served as Board member of the Cyprus Psychological Association. In addition, Andreas maintains a private practice in counseling psychology. His research focuses on gender differences in the communication of empathy, conflict resolution, and multicultural issues.

    You can also listen to the full episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, and our website (https://medconceptions.buzzsprout.com/)

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    00:00 Intro
    00:50 What is resilience and how do you build it
    02:15 It’s normal to be stressed
    05:16 How do you know if your stress is unhealthy?
    07:50 Practical ways to take care of yourself 
    11:10 Overcoming Overthinking
    14:30 The Method of B******t
    16:30 The world is full of good people
    21:28 People Pleasing 
    23:42 Are people changing?
    25:10 How a phycologist deals with stress
    28:38 Create a life which you don’t want to escape from

    *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

    • 30 min
    Politics & Population Health - Dr George Kentas, Assc Prof. of Int. Politics | MC SO1E5

    Politics & Population Health - Dr George Kentas, Assc Prof. of Int. Politics | MC SO1E5

    Why should I care about Politics? Can we cure Corruption? Are we heading towards Anarchy? 
    In this episode, Dr George Kentas an Associate Professor of International Politics and Governance talks about the relationship between Politics and Population Health through examples such as the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus and the poor health of the German population before both WW’s. He explains how and why societies become corrupted & polarised and what methods they can use to cure themselves. He answers the question "Should the health records of presidents be publicly shared? And explores if societies are heading towards Anarchy?
    Dr Giorgos Kentas (PhD Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2009) is Associate Professor of International Politics and Governance at the University of Nicosia and Director of a Graduate Program in Public Administration. His research interests focus on strategic governance, strategic management, European governance and politics, theories of politics and governance, conflict management. He published in peer-reviewed journals and written and/or co-authored several books.
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    Books Mentioned: 
    "The Hubris Syndrome: Bush, Blair and the Intoxication of Power"- David Owen
    "In Sickness and in Power" - David Owen
    00:00 Intro
    1:13 Studying Politics 
    5:25 How Politics Influences Population Health
    9:00 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
    14:29 Vaccine Politics (using peoples health to make a political decision)
    17:50 Healthcare and politics in Germany during the world wars
    19:30 Healthy societies are more stable
    20:00 How Population and Political leaders Health influences politics
    23:50 Corruption and its cure
    33:20 Why do societies become polarised?
    37:50 Are societies heading towards Anarchy?
    44:20 Do you agree that talented people aren’t getting into politics?
    46:20 Personal Questions
    49:00 Hubris Syndrome
    50:00 Personal Questions
    *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

    • 56 min
    MRI’s, CT’s and X-ray’s with Consultant Radiologist Dr Demos Michaelides | MC S01E5

    MRI’s, CT’s and X-ray’s with Consultant Radiologist Dr Demos Michaelides | MC S01E5

    In this episode Dr Demos Michaelides a Consultant Radiologist and Cambridge Medical School Graduate talks about the different methods of Imaging their uses and risks. He answers many questions on misconceptions such as, whether or not X-rays cause cancer ? He also talks about the future role of Artificial Intelligence in radiology and dives deep into why he became a radiologist.
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    00:00 Intro 
    00:48 Life of a radiologist
    3:33 Difference between an MRI/CT scan
    5:54 How long you’d stay in MRI machine
    6:05 What happens with people that have claustrophobia
    11:19 Risks of radiation
    14:24 Are X-rays Dangerous?
    16:29 Danger for pregnant women
    17:29 Danger for fertility
    20:58 What is an ultrasound?
    23:18 Routine tests 
    26:00 The future of radiology
    31:00 Why you should specialise in radiology
    34:25 Personal questions
    *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

    • 37 min
    Public Health, Mediterranean Nutrition & Olive Oil - Dr Tassos C. Kyriakides: Biostatistician at Yale | MC Pod S01E3

    Public Health, Mediterranean Nutrition & Olive Oil - Dr Tassos C. Kyriakides: Biostatistician at Yale | MC Pod S01E3

    In this episode, Dr Kyriakides talks about biostatistics and Public health, while highlighting the pivotal importance of data presentation and the power of saying “I don’t know..”. He also introduces the Olive Wellness Institute and talks about the many health benefits of Mediterranean Nutrition, Olive oil, Olives, Olive leaf extract and the Olive tree itself. 
    Dr Tassos C. Kyriakides, a biostatistician/epidemiologist, provides methodological and statistical consulting in the design, execution and analysis of multiple collaboratory clinical research projects. He has an interest in the history of medicine, social determinants of health and the socio-cultural dimension of the benefits of Greek/Mediterranean nutrition. He also leads the efforts to establish the Yale Olive Institute.
    MedConceptions LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/MedConceptions
    Olive Wellness Institute: https://olivewellnessinstitute.org/
    00:00 Intro
    02:03 What a biostatistician does
    05:02 Manipulating Data and finding the truth
    09:27 The failures of Public Health
    12:30 It's ok to say “I don’t know..”
    14:21 Olive Wellness Institute 
    21:09 Mediterranean nutrition
    24:43 Health Benefits of Olive Oil
    28:18 Busting Olive oil Myths
    31:11 Extra Virgin Olive oil Vs Virgin Olive oil
    33:59 Olives, Olive Tree and its Leafs
    37:27 How to get involved with Biostatistics 
    40:22 Personal Questions
    *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

    • 48 min

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