22 episodes

The path to better health lies in our DNA. Our drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA. It defines who we are, just as your DNA defines you. On Season 2, we're exploring trust, authenticity and inclusivity in the era of COVID-19 – as well as climate change, evolving ICU care, health equity, why hard conversations matter, and why the rise in young adult colon cancer rates means it's time to bust the stigma (and more!). New episodes drop every week starting Aug. 23. #ListenDNA

Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action Vanderbilt Health

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 107 Ratings

The path to better health lies in our DNA. Our drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA. It defines who we are, just as your DNA defines you. On Season 2, we're exploring trust, authenticity and inclusivity in the era of COVID-19 – as well as climate change, evolving ICU care, health equity, why hard conversations matter, and why the rise in young adult colon cancer rates means it's time to bust the stigma (and more!). New episodes drop every week starting Aug. 23. #ListenDNA

    Where do broken hearts go?

    Where do broken hearts go?

    Modern medicine doesn't have a tonic for lovesick hearts, but an astounding number of people get heart transplantations in Nashville, TN. The path to transplantation is as much of an emotional rollercoaster as an exhibit of advances, courage and despair. Hear what it takes to make sure hearts keep beating well into the future. 

    • 36 min
    ‘Think Deeply:’ What Matters To You?

    ‘Think Deeply:’ What Matters To You?

    The ultimate goal is to live confidently and enjoy life on our terms. Let’s make sure we’re leaving on the same note. It’s a script flip: this episode isn’t morbid; it’s a sign to prioritize your values and wishes. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

    • 35 min
    Mutant Ninjas: How Researchers Are Conquering Viruses

    Mutant Ninjas: How Researchers Are Conquering Viruses

    While most of us hunkered down as COVID-19 swept the U.S., these experts stepped up to examine the latest chapter of the age-old human-pathogen relationship. Dive into what fuels them, what keeps them up at night and why it’s vital to keep up the chase to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses, such as influenza.

    • 33 min
    Climate Is Us

    Climate Is Us

    Climate change is the ultimate social determinant of health so let’s amplify its impact on our wellbeing and our ecosystems, and make it a variable in decision-making. We’re all neighbors on this planet: research, health and prosperity depend on action.

    • 37 min
    Step It Up

    Step It Up

    Clinical trials are the workhorse of research that move all types of care forward. But it’s a Herculean task to get people enrolled. Hear what needs to change as research learns from the COVID-19 sprint — and why we should be rolling up the proverbial sleeve. 

    • 32 min
    Throw out the Textbook

    Throw out the Textbook

    There is no return to a pre-COVID routine. Healthcare industry is undergoing a seismic transformation amid COVID-19, and these Vanderbilt experts are at the heart of it all. Learn how amplifying teamwork, representation, and research are central to battling misinformation and saving more lives.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

hou756 ,

Well done

This is well edited and produced which makes it an easy podcast to listen to. Please highlight the outstanding work the Autonomic Center at Vanderbilt does. It is so important given the long COVID issues and letting others know what resources there are to help them

healthfanatic100 ,

great podcast!

such a great, informative podcast about problems facing our healthcare system right now. First two episodes have been great! Excited to listen to the rest once they drop

healthnut991 ,

A must listen!!

So great to hear FACTS from true EXPERTS! Digestible and informational!

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