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Healthcare, in general, can be confusing and overwhelming for even the most well-versed of people, and that’s why Sierra Vista and Twin Cities Hospitals want to help you better understand it. Our podcasts feature a physician or other healthcare provider who practices specifically in San Luis Obispo County.

Healthcare, in general, can be confusing and overwhelming for even the most well-versed of people, and that’s why Sierra Vista and Twin Cities Hospitals want to help you better understand it. Our podcasts feature a physician or other healthcare provider who practices specifically in San Luis Obispo County.

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United States

Description:

Healthcare, in general, can be confusing and overwhelming for even the most well-versed of people, and that’s why Sierra Vista and Twin Cities Hospitals want to help you better understand it. Our podcasts feature a physician or other healthcare provider who practices specifically in San Luis Obispo County.

Language:

English


Episodes

Smoking: It's Time to Quit

12/9/2019
Smoking is bad for your health, but it isn't always easy to quit. Dr. Ross Michel, Pulmonologist, discusses what smoking does to your body and the benefits of quitting. Please fill out our survey after listening.

Duration:00:11:13

Joint Replacement Surgery

11/21/2019
Worn-out joints can be unbearable but joint replacement may improve quality of life. Dr. Dimitri Delagrammaticas, orthopedic surgeon, discusses joint replacement.

Breathe Easy: Pulmonary Care

10/18/2019
Breathing issues can be scary. Stephen Szabo, Director of Cardiopulmonary / Respiratory Services, discusses common breathing issues and what to do for them.

Duration:00:14:29

Breast Cancer Surgery Options

10/1/2019
When you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, you may be faced with different surgical options. Dr. Michelle Ribas, Chief of Surgery at Twin Cities Community Hospital, discusses breast cancer surgery.

Duration:00:10:42

Stroke: How to Act F.A.S.T

7/26/2019
A stroke affects the arteries leading to the brain, so speed is imperative in recognizing and treating a stroke. Michelle Brimer discusses strokes.

Duration:00:08:44

Diabetes: Managing Your Nutrition

7/15/2019
Good nutrition is important for everyone, and it requires particular attention for those with diabetes. Samantha Lalush, Registered Dietitian, discusses how to manage diabetes with your dietary choices.

Duration:00:09:45

How to Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy This Summer and Is Sunblock Safe?

6/6/2019
Warm weather is perfect for outdoor play. Dr. Michael McNerney, pediatrician, discusses summer safety tips for children.

Duration:00:12:20

Fad Diets

5/7/2019
Fad diets often promise immediate weight loss. How do you know which diet is right for you? Hayley Edwards, Lead Dietitian at Twin Cities Community Hospital, discusses current popular diets.

Duration:00:15:35

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD): Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Resources

5/6/2019
Perinatal mood disorders (PMAD) affects many women, encompassing the period from pregnancy through the first year after childbirth. Brook Treanor and Natalie Mendenhall of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center discuss PMAD.

Duration:00:13:31

Understanding Breast Density and the Importance of Supplemental Screening

5/1/2019
Regular mammograms are the best means of early detection of breast cancer. However, some women are surprised to learn they have dense breast tissue. Joe Cappello, Executive Director of Are You Dense, Inc., explains dense breast tissue.

Duration:00:15:00

Is Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

4/19/2019
Thinking about getting pregnant? Dr. Christine Lopopolo explains what you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Duration:00:11:50

Hormonal Health: Endocrinologist Visits

4/19/2019
If you're facing a health condition with a hormonal basis, an endocrinologist visit may be in order. Dr. Krystal Valdez, endocrinologist, discusses how an endocrinologist can help you.

Duration:00:09:59

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD): Help for Parents at Twin Cities Community Hospital

3/29/2019
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) affect women from all walks of life. Michelle Blanc and Mishell Whitacre discuss this condition.

Duration:00:18:00

Got Shoulder Problems? Let’s Talk about Rotator Cuff Tears

3/27/2019
Your shoulder discomfort may be the result of a rotator cuff tear. Dr. Kevin Forsythe, orthopedic surgeon, discusses rotator cuff tears.

Duration:00:11:41

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Leader, Compassionate, Equitable and Inclusive Care for all Patients

3/26/2019
Compassionate, inclusive care is imperative for any health facility. Dr. Arthur Dominguez, Jr., Chief Nursing Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, discusses LGBTQ+ healthcare.

Duration:00:08:26

Stop the Bleed

3/26/2019
Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable death. Stop the Bleed is a program that educates the public on how to assist in stopping blood loss during a traumatic event. DeAnna Porter, Trauma Program Manager at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, discusses this program.

Duration:00:08:26

What Every Parent Should Know About Pediatric Immunizations

3/21/2019
Some parents have concerns about the safety of vaccines. Dr. René Bravo addresses the importance of pediatric immunizations and concerns about them.

Duration:00:12:43

Nonsurgical Bariatrics

3/8/2019
Non-surgical bariatrics focus on making lifestyle changes to manage obesity. Dr. Delroy (Mack) McFarlane discusses how non-surgical bariatrics works.

Duration:00:11:53

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

3/4/2019
Robotic-assisted surgery improves patient outcomes and recovery times. Dr. Eric Salinger discusses the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery and related technological advances at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.

Duration:00:10:20

Do You Suffer With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

2/20/2019
Irritable bowel syndrome can be devastating to one's overall health and wellness. Dr. Jeffry A. Brown, gastroenterologist, discusses IBS diagnosis and treatment.

Duration:00:09:23