29 episodes

Welcome to PopTalk!, a new podcast from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Through this podcast, we hope to introduce our listeners to a variety of population health based topics, from cutting edge developments to clearing up common misconceptions. Our goal is to inform you on ways to improve your health, understand issues that pop up in the media, and find common resources in your local community.

PopTalk‪!‬ Shane Fernando

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to PopTalk!, a new podcast from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Through this podcast, we hope to introduce our listeners to a variety of population health based topics, from cutting edge developments to clearing up common misconceptions. Our goal is to inform you on ways to improve your health, understand issues that pop up in the media, and find common resources in your local community.

    Your Health during the Holiday Season of 2022

    Your Health during the Holiday Season of 2022

    Welcome to PopTalk! In this episode we go over some of the health issues you may be facing in the 2022 holiday season, including COVID, RSV, influenza and even common injuries seen in the ER.

    We look forward to welcoming you back in January for Season 3!

    • 19 min
    Minisode 8.5: New Mask Guidance

    Minisode 8.5: New Mask Guidance

    Confused about what the new mask guidelines mean? When should you consider masking, and what's the current science behind it? These questions and more are discussed with Dr. Shane Fernando and Steve Bartolotta in this minisode

    • 24 min
    TLDL (Too Long, Didn't Listen): Sleep and Your Health

    TLDL (Too Long, Didn't Listen): Sleep and Your Health

    If you've loved our main episodes but haven't had the time to listen through a forty-minute session, perhaps our latest format is for you! Introducing, "Too Long, Didn't Listen". In this format, we compress the most important facts from our long-form episode into a much shorter segment. In this first TLDL, we present the most important facts you need to know about Sleep and your health, as discussed by Dr. Brandy Roane, a clinical psychologist.

    • 10 min
    Episode 8: Sleep and Your Health

    Episode 8: Sleep and Your Health

    Thank you for joining us again for another episode of PopTalk! In this episode, we discuss the science of sleep and how we can improve our own sleep behaviors with Dr. Brandy Roane, a psychologist who specializes in Sleep Medicine. We dive into the dramatic effects of poor sleep, what we can do to improve it, and how many hours we may need.

    Don’t have a lot of time to tune in? Try our new TLDL episode format, which simplifies each episode into a ten-minute smaller episode.

    • 49 min
    Minisode 7.5: The Omicron variant

    Minisode 7.5: The Omicron variant

    Welcome to the 2022 PopTalk! season, where we will be bringing you a tremendous variety of health-related episodes throughout the rest of this season. First up, a minisode where Dr. Shane Fernando, Clinical Epidemiologist at UNT Health Science Center, talks about Omicron and the state of the pandemic with PopTalk! producer Steve Bartolotta.

    • 40 min
    Episode 7: Family Relationships and the Holidays

    Episode 7: Family Relationships and the Holidays

    Just in time for the holidays, join us on this interesting episode dealing with family relationships. Many people deal with complex family dynamics during this time, and sometimes conversations can be stressful and contentious, or just sometimes awkward. Dr. Susan Franks, a clinical psychologist at UNT discusses some ways to have healthy conversations with family, and identify ways to be less stressed during the holidays.

    • 37 min

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