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Health & Wellness Podcasts

From everyday tips to the latest medical breakthroughs – stay up to date with health and healing advice from trusted experts at Prisma Health.


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From everyday tips to the latest medical breakthroughs – stay up to date with health and healing advice from trusted experts at Prisma Health.




Erectile Dysfunction and Its Latest Treatments

There are lots of ads on television about erectile dysfunction, often referred to as ED, and medications used to treat it, Prisma Health urologists Blake Wynia and Will Flanagan give you the latest information on this medical condition and it's treatment.


Ways to Manage Acid Reflux

If you can’t look at a slice of pizza without feeling burning in your chest, you might have acid reflux. We welcome Dr. Brian Hodgens, minimally invasive surgeon, to help explain what causes acid reflux and what we can do to control it.


Finding the Best Birth Control Option For You

There is a variety of birth control options which are a great resource for women. It also can be confusing. Joining us today is OBGYN Dr. Rachael Allan to help us understand what birth control options are available and how to choose.


Caring for Aging Parent

Millions of Americans are caring for an aging family member, and many more are stepping into this role every day. Joining us today is Laurie Theriot, MD, the Medical Director of SeniorCare PACE programs for Prisma Health, to help us understand what resources we have available to us so that we can best help our aging loved ones.


The Pro and Cons of Caffeine

Caffeine is being added to lots of things these days and there seems to be a coffee shop on every corner. Is caffeine bad for you? Dr. Elise LeBel will give you all of the pros and cons of caffeine so you can decide whether you should be drinking that extra cup of coffee.


Tips for Safely Taking Prescription Medication

Millions of Americans take prescription medications every day, many of them older adults. Joining us today are Prisma Health Pharmacists Shandi Pack and Morgan Rhodes who will talk to us about how to safely take your meds and avoid common mistakes.


Life After Breast Cancer: Podcast

Many women can find information about breast cancer while they are in treatment but what happens when the treatment is done and they are trying to get back to life. Carmen Hancock, an Oncology certified Nurse Practitioner, will talk about life after breast cancer including sexual health.


Is a Weight Loss Medication Right for You?

Many of us know the frustration of doing everything we can to eat healthy and exercise in order to lose weight but the scale doesn’t budge. Joining us today is Jeremy Byrd, MD, a pediatrician and internal medicine physician at Prisma Health, to explain when weight loss medication might be the right choice.


What is Severe Depression and How it is Treated

Over the past several years, we’ve heard how rates of depression are increasing. Dr. Juliet Glover MD, has joined us to talk about severe depression and what treatments are used for it including electroconvulsive therapy.


What to Know About Hepatitis

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Your liver is responsible for processing nutrients, filtering your blood and fighting infections. Joining us today is infectious disease physician Dr. Divya Ahuja to explain why we need to be aware of hepatitis and what we can do to prevent it.


What You Should Know About Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is beautiful and amazing, but it can also be stressful – even causing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Dr. Neha Hudepohl, Director of Women’s Mental Health Program in the Department of Psychiatry, is joining us today to explain why this happens and how it’s treated.


How Can Doulas Assist with Pregnancy

A doula acts as an advocate for the mother working to help the mother experience a positive and safe birth. Their help can assist with pregnancy. Rashana Keller, Clinical Educator, will talk to us about how doulas assist with pregnancy.


Smoking, Vaping and the Risk of Lung Cancer

It's a cancer that some think comes with a different stigma. Dr. Rohan Aryam, pulmonologist with Prisma Health Pulmonology and Associate Professor at University of South Carolina School of Medicine is here to share what you should know about lung cancer.


Tips for Managing Back-to-School Stress

Whether they’re starting daycare for the first time, moving up to a new grade or heading off to college, that first day of school can be stressful – for kids and parents. Joining us is Dr. Brittany Peters, psychiatrist, to offer some advice on how to make the back-to-school transition easier.


Therapies Used to Treat Prostate Cancer

As technology changes so does treatment for certain diseases.Treatments have advanced for prostate cancer. Urologist, Dr. Patrick Springhart will discuss what the latest treatment are for prostate cancer.


Can Using Eye Drops Impact Your Vision?

Many people use eye drops but in recent news there has some questions about whether they can damage your eyes. Optometrist Moriah Zuckerman will give some insights on eye drops and how they can impact your vision.


Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer has a relatively high survival rate if the cancer has not spread beyond the inner layer of the bladder wall. Dr. Ryan Werntz, Prisma Health urologic oncologist and Director of the Advance Retroperitoneal and Pelvic Malignancy Program will provide you with the latest information on bladder cancer.


Treating and Preventing Melanoma

Is it a mole or a melanoma? Does it look a little different than before? These are questions that you may be asking when it comes to skin cancer known as melanoma. Dr. Kevin Choong, Surgical Oncologist with Prisma Health Cancer Institute, will share some important tips with you.


How to Best Respond to a Medical Emergency

Medical emergencies can happen anywhere to anyone. And although we don’t want to think about it, we might need to react to an emergency situation to save someone’s life. Dr. Steve Shelton, Emergency Medicine physician and Medical Director of Emergency Management is with us today to help us understand what to do for some of the more common medical emergencies so you feel empowered to help if the need arises.


Screenings are Needed for Head and Neck Cancers

You may not hear that much about screenings for Head and Neck Cancer. But Dr. Mariangela Rivera, Head, and Neck surgeon, recently provided a free screening that identified quite a free problems that needed follow-up. Dr. Mariangela will alert you to what screenings you should be aware of for these kinds of cancer.