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March 19, 2023 - The Fast-Track Healthcare Career of Sharn Barbarin; TULSA Procedure - Will It Revolutionize Prostate Cancer Treatment?
We are concluding our series of career stories of some of the successful young healthcare executives in the Metroplex, who are also Board members of the Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital council. Sharn Barbarin, CEO at Medical City Arlington joins us with how a residency program during her MBA program pivoted her career to the fast-track.
There’s a new guided imaging technique developed here in North Texas that could revolutionize prostate cancer treatment nationwide. Dr. Daniel Costa, Associate Professor of Radiology at UTSW and a member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center joins us to talk about this new “TULSA” procedure that he helped co-develop.
March 12, 2023 - Preventing & Treating Liver Disease Including Transplantation; ECMO Live-Saving Machine - Learn How It Works
Our liver is something we often don’t think much about - until there’s a problem. When faced with liver disease, whether from alcohol, obesity, hepatitis or even genetic, transplantation might be necessary.
Dr. Narayanan Menon, Medical Director of Medical City Liver and Digestive Disease Specialists & Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Medical City Dallas Transplant Institute joins us for a comprehensive discussion about liver disease, including prevention.
There is a fairly new technology that became invaluable during the pandemic that is a tremendous life-saving technology. It is called ECMO and replaces both the heart and lung functions until the body can heal. Dr. Ramesh Subedi, Pulmonologist at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth tells us all about it.
March 5, 2023 - Preventing Infant Death with Marisa Abbe, PhD from Children's Health; Understanding Heart Failure with Dr. Jawwad Yusuf from Texas Health
A truely avoidable tragedy happens too many times every year across North Texas: Children die in their sleep. The biggest cause of this is often because they are sleeping in adult beds.
Marisa Abbe, PhD from Children’s Health joins us to talk about preventing this from ever happening with just a few safety precautions.
Then, we focus on an aspect of heart disease that many don’t understand. The term “Heart Failure” is broadly used to refer to the heart muscle not functioning at the level the body needs to provide proper oxygen that we need.
Our guest is Dr. Jawwad Yusuf, Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and a member of Texas Health Heart and Vascular Specialists, a Texas Health Physicians Group practice. His explanations of identification and treatment of heart failure are like a seminar in prevention and care of our heart.
February 26, 2023 - Hearing Aids Information with Dr. William Even; The CT Angiogram Fully Explained with Dr. Vinit Lal
A big conversation these days is about over-the-counter hearing aids. But before we tackle that topic, we dive even deeper into hearing loss and the need for hearing assistance in the first place. Our guest is Dr. William Even, Au.D., Director of Clinical Audiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
There is a CT test you can get in about 15 minutes that can tell you valuable information about your heart. This is generally easier than a catheterization, but there are some issues to consider. Radiation, being one of them. Dr. Vinit Lal, Medical Director for Interventional Cardiology at Medical City North Hills joins us with a full explanation.
February 19, 2023 - Solution to Incontinence Following Prostate Cancer Surgery; The Rising Career of Becky Tucker at Texas Health Resources
We have what may be a revolutionary medical technology, that is not new, but is often underutilized. This is for men who choose surgical options for prostate cancer treatment. Bladder leakage may follow. With this technique, used and taught at UT Southwestern Medical Center, men can have quick relief from this nagging issue. Dr. Steven Hudak, Associate Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center makes us aware of this hopeful procedure.
Next, we continue our “series” of interviews with DFW area healthcare executives who are also board members of the Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council. Today we visit with Becky Tucker, Senior Vice President of Channel Integration at Texas Health Resources. She rose from Administrative Assistant at one of our hospitals to a prominent role at the corporate office. Find out how she did it and see if a career in healthcare might be interesting to you.
February 12, 2023 - New Breast Cancer Surgical Imaging Procedure; Prevention & Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Bradley Leonard from Wise Health System
Dr. Amelia Tower, Breast Surgical Oncologist and Medical Director of the Breast Program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth about a new imaging technology that allows surgeons to remove all of the affected tissue during breast surgery. This procedure is recognized as revolutionary in breast cancer treatment and Dr. Tower was the first surgeon in America to perform this operation using this new device.
Then we head up to Decatur to the Wise Health System to talk to Dr. Bradley Leonard, Medical Director of Cardiology there about heart disease. Dr. Leonard is a wealth of information and this interview covers many aspects of heart disease from both prevention and treatment.