Welcome to the Premier Health podcast page. This resource has been designed to give individuals and medical professionals direct access to the timely information on a variety of specialty-related topics through a series of lectures and moderated discussions.
Premier Health Now On-Air: COVID-19 Edition - Week of 2-15-2021
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding? What if you’re being treated for cancer or are immunocompromised? Premier Health’s Marc Belcastro, DO, says “yes.” He explains herd immunity and why pain relievers before vaccination may not be advisable. On a personal note, he shares his cancer journey during the pandemic with host Mary Werden and urges us to stay the course in the fight against COVID-19.
Premier Health Now On-Air: COVID-19 Edition - Week of 2-1-2021
You have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines — and Premier Health’s Steven Burdette, MD, has answers. Listen in as he debunks common vaccine myths with host Mary Werden. Learn more about what to expect when you get the second vaccine dose, whether vaccines protect against COVID-19 variants, when the vaccine supply will increase, fan safety at the Super Bowl, and why he’s hopeful that a return to normal is in our future.
Premier Health Now On-Air: COVID-19 Edition - Week of 1-11-2021
If you’re recovering from COVID-19 at home, what tools should be in your “get well” kit? And if you’re awaiting the vaccine, what should you know? Premier Health’s Randy Marriott, MD, helps you sort through the facts and myths. Listen in as he and host Mary Werden discuss vaccine safety, side effects vs. allergic reactions, who should not get the vaccine, the skyrocketing numbers of COVID patients at Premier Health hospitals, and more.
Premier Health Now On-Air: COVID-19 Edition - Week of 12-14-2020
The all-time peak for U.S. COVID-19 cases looms in early January. Premier Health’s Roberto Colón, MD, says universal masking could lower the curve — and case numbers. Listen in as he and host Mary Werden discuss the new vaccines that cannot cause COVID; if HEPA filters help prevent COVID-19 at home; disinfecting wipes vs. antibacterial wipes vs. essential oils; and why being careful with this holiday will give us many more holidays ahead.
Premier Health Now On-Air: COVID-19 Edition - Week of 11-16-2020
With COVID-19 vaccines on the way, what do you need to know? Premier Health’s Steven Burdette, MD, explains the known, the unknown, and the encouraging news. Listen in as he and host Mary Werden discuss the very real post-COVID syndrome, how masks can help preserve “normal” life and protect our mental health, and why you should wait at least three months before retesting after a positive COVID diagnosis.
Premier Health Now On-Air: COVID-19 Edition - Week of 11-2-2020
Confused about isolation, quarantine, and retesting after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis? Get the facts on current guidelines from Premier Health’s Randy Marriott, MD. Listen in as he and host Mary Werden discuss how hospitals are handling the new surge in cases, immunity and the risk for reinfection, secondary pneumonia after COVID, the impact on Ohio’s correctional facilities, and why a mask is still the best way to stop COVID’s spread.