How can we live longer, happier, healthier lives? Experts from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) share their perspectives in this podcast series inspired by the celebration of the University’s Bicentennial. Episodes explore our evolving understanding of health and the variety of factors that allow – or hinder – us to fulfill the human desire to be well.
Life in Motion: The Power of Physical Therapy
Physical therapists are concerned about how the body moves, from playing sports, to walking, to breathing. Cheryl Babin, PT, DHS, MHA, has watched the field’s rapid evolution and the integration of physical therapists on healthcare teams. In this episode, she explains how physical therapists can improve quality of life for any kind of patient.
Personalizing Health with Data & Technology
Michael Spooner, EdD, is interested in how things once thought impossible become possible. That’s because he has seen data and technology evolve to make better, more personalized healthcare decisions. Dr. Spooner explores the untapped potential of data and technology in healthcare and life sciences.
Stop and Blink: Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes
The pervasiveness of digital devices is threatening the health of eyeballs everywhere. Joseph Stamm, OD, FAAO, specializes in dry eye, which is the most common side effect of screen use. He shares the easy things anyone can do to prevent dry eye and other issues to keep vision as strong as possible for as long as possible.
Unlocking the Body’s Healing Potential
Maria Broderick, EdD, MAOM, Lic.Ac., has watched as yoga and meditation practices move from fringe activities to central pieces of self-care. She believes acupuncture is on the same journey. Dr. Broderick shares the benefits of integrating traditional Chinese herbal medicine into healthcare practices and why she believes integrative medicine is the future of care.
How Nurses Are the Backbone of Patient Care
Nurses often work at the bedside and experience everything their patients go through, both the good and the bad. It can be a grueling profession, but one that Deborah McManus, PhD, MSN, RN, says is vital in our healthcare system. She discusses the evolving role of nurses and elaborates on her research about the simple things anyone can do to age successfully.
Your Mouth Matters
Taking care of our teeth is much more than a part of our hygiene routines; it could be the key to maintaining overall health. Linda Boyd, EdD, RDH, RD, shares the importance of preventative dental care and making it accessible to people of all ages.