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Empowered Patient Radio podcast with Karen Jagoda is a window into the latest innovations in digital health, the changing dynamic between doctors and patients, the emergence of personalized medicine, aging in place, wearables and sensors, clinical trials and advances in clinical research, payer trends, transparency in the medical marketplace and challenges for connected health entrepreneurs. Formerly called Empowered Patient Radio, this show continues to evolve driven by the convergence of a diverse array of industries.

Empowered Patient Radio podcast with Karen Jagoda is a window into the latest innovations in digital health, the changing dynamic between doctors and patients, the emergence of personalized medicine, aging in place, wearables and sensors, clinical trials and advances in clinical research, payer trends, transparency in the medical marketplace and challenges for connected health entrepreneurs. Formerly called Empowered Patient Radio, this show continues to evolve driven by the convergence of a diverse array of industries.
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San Diego, CA

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Empowered Patient Radio podcast with Karen Jagoda is a window into the latest innovations in digital health, the changing dynamic between doctors and patients, the emergence of personalized medicine, aging in place, wearables and sensors, clinical trials and advances in clinical research, payer trends, transparency in the medical marketplace and challenges for connected health entrepreneurs. Formerly called Empowered Patient Radio, this show continues to evolve driven by the convergence of a diverse array of industries.

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@karenjagoda

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English


Episodes

New Treatments for Insatiable Appetite from PWS with Dr. Anish Bhatnagar

9/11/2018
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Dr. Anish Bhatnagar, CEO of Soleno Therapeutics, discusses Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disease that among other difficult symptoms, most markedly renders patients perpetually starving because of a dysfunctional neural pathway in the brain. This state, otherwise known as hyperphagia, can bring patients to the brink of severe sickness from overeating despite bring full, or from eating garbage, spoiled food, or sometimes even inedible objects. Anish talks about the hardships that...

Duration:00:16:27

Solving the Problem of Inflammation with Dr. Niels Riedemann InflaRx

9/4/2018
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Dr. Niels Riedemann, Co-founder and CEO of InflaRx, discusses the pervasive problem of inflammation in a host of diseases, and how InflaRx is tackling this problem with their clinical-stage antibody therapy, IFX-1. InflaRx believes that they have found the key to addressing inflammation across a range of diseases, in the form of a molecule in the blood, complement factor C5a. Their main focus is on using IFX-1, a monoclonal antibody, to block C5a and prevent its action in patients with...

Duration:00:18:33

Advances in Reducing Respiratory Events From Cystic Fibrosis with Greg Duncan Celtaxsys

8/21/2018
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Greg Duncan, CEO, Celtaxsys tells us about the work the company is doing to help reduce pulmonary exacerbations in patients with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a rare genetic life-threatening disease that affects over 70,000 people worldwide. Pulmonary exacerbations are sudden, severe respiratory events that ultimately lead to lung function decline. Celtaxsys’ lead candidate, once-daily anti-inflammatory acebilustat, which the company is currently progressing to Phase 3 development,...

Duration:00:16:15

Novel Topical Gene Therapy for Devastating Rare Skin Diseases with Suma Krishnan Krystal Biotech

8/15/2018
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Suma M. Krishnan, Founder and COO, Krystal Biotech discusses their approach to treating rare genetic skin diseases that lack any truly effective treatments. Krystal is developing the first ever topically applied gene therapy for the rare disease epidermolysis, a genetic condition characterized by extremely fragile skin that leads to devastating physical developments. Krystal is looking to apply their novel gene therapy to treat a wide range of skin conditions for those of all...

Duration:00:17:30

Surprising Health Benefits of Turmeric with Christian Wilde Medical Author and Researcher

8/9/2018
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Christian Wilde, medical author and researcher has been studying the historical and medicinal benefits of turmeric. Evidence from cultures where turmeric is used regularly in cooking points to a wide range of benefits of this spice. Used in a concentrated form, this supplement seems to have a very positive impact on diseases that are related to inflammation and growth of tumors. With no obvious side-effects and little chance for an overdose, this supplement is getting more attention from...

Duration:00:16:37

New Eye Care Model for Those Who Wear Contacts with Joel Wishkovsky Simple Contacts

7/25/2018
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Joel Wishkovsky, Founder and CEO, Simple Contacts shares his passion for changing the healthcare model to provide affordable care using telemedicine particularly to treat low-risk patients. Simple Contacts is an online model that allows those who wear contact lenses to take an online eye exam reviewed by a real doctor, and re-order lenses between visits to an eye doctor's office. With support from ophthalmologists, Joel is providing inexpensive eye healthcare that fits into the busy life...

Duration:00:18:59

Attacking Fibrosis with Smart Drugs to Promote Faster Healing with Pierre Laurin Prometic Life Sciences

7/18/2018
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Pierre Laurin, B.Sc.Pharm., M.Sc is President and CEO, Prometic Life Sciences, a company working to address varying forms of fibrosis. Pierre points out how much researchers have learned about fibrosis just over the last 10 years and how it is more common than you may think attacking vital organs for a variety of reasons. We also learn about what Prometic is doing to tackle highly progressive fibrotic diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the ultra-rare condition Alström...

Duration:00:16:44

Creating Safer Schools with Crime Analysis Police Officer Adele Gardner and Randy Raymond GIS Specialist

7/11/2018
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Crime Analysis Police Officer Adele Gardner is a gang intelligence expert who is working with Randy Raymond, a geographic information specialist in the Detroit public schools community district. They are applying GIS, visualization tools, and sentiment analysis of social media posts to drive rapid response and proactive communication to address guns in schools, gang violence, natural disasters, and threats by kids to harm themselves and others. #Esri

Duration:00:19:51

Innovative Topical Treatment of Acne with Dave Domzalski Foamix

6/27/2018
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Dave Domzalski, CEO, Foamix Pharmaceuticals reminds us that acne is the most common skin condition affecting 50 million people in the US alone, how little has changed in the treatment of outbreaks, and how side effects of commonly prescribed acne treatments often result in many people discontinuing use leaving their acne unresolved. Foamix is in late stage development of a topical form of minocycline, usually prescribed as an oral antibiotic, that is applied directly to the skin as a foam...

Duration:00:15:16

How Telemedicine Amplifies Impact of Care Providers with Suzanne Shugg Teleplus Healthcare

6/12/2018
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Suzanne Shugg is CEO and Co-Founder, Teleplus Healthcare, a professor at Rutgers University teaching adult medicine, and director of a preventative cardiology clinic. We talk about how telemedicine is allowing care provider teams to treat and support those with chronic diseases, advantages doctors enjoy from using telemedicine to prioritize response to patients, and the role of predictive models and AI in early detection and prevention. Teleplus Healthcare

Duration:00:16:47

When the Patient is a Medical Mystery with Cathy Miller

6/5/2018
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Cathy Miller is a patient advocate, field hockey coach and a medical mystery. She talks about her journey in trying to find proper diagnoses, her relationship with doctors who struggle to figure out what is causing her conditions including Cushing's Disease and Myasthenia Gravis, and her drive to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. Cushing's Support & Research Foundation

Duration:00:18:57

Groundbreaking NIH All of Us Initiative Explained by Dr. Steve Steinhubl STSI

5/29/2018
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Dr. Steve Steinhubl, is Director of Digital Medicine at the Scripps Translational Science Institute and director of a team that is partnering with the All of Us Research Program, an NIH led national research effort that aims to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. We talk about their plan to recruit one million participants as citizen-scientists, the value of capturing real time health metrics, and how digital health tools will become more...

Duration:00:17:13

How Triathlon Training is Helping Beat Breast Cancer with Claire Wachter

5/21/2018
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Claire Wachter is a professional in the online advertising world, an Ironman triathlete and is beating breast cancer having cared for her mom who also suffered from the same disease. With a focus on exercise and finding new ways to keep moving, Claire is on the path to healing. For example, instead of taking the subway in Manhattan, she now rides a bike to her office. Good diet, discipline and a supportive community are also part of her treatment plan.

Duration:00:15:36

Stem Cell Therapy Drives Medical Tourism with Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez Rehealth

5/15/2018
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Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez, Chief Medical Officer, Rehealth and the World Stem Cells Clinic offers stem cell therapies in Cancun Mexico to a global audience. We talk about using regenerative medicine to address aging and maintaining a healthy body, who is most helped by stem cell therapy, and the rigorous testing and oversight of this emerging treatments. Rehealth.com World Stem Cells Clinic

Duration:00:18:43

Shifting the Paradigm of Regenerative Medicine with Denver Lough PolarityTE

5/9/2018
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Denver Lough MD PhD is the President, CEO, CSO and Chairman of PolarityTE, a company looking to transform the regenerative medicine space. Denver shares his thoughts and insights on the most exciting and recent developments in regenerative medicine, including the work of his company PolarityTE, founded by a group of Johns Hopkins physician scientists. Denver discusses how PolarityTE is expanding the regenerative medicine space, building upon early foundational stem cell research, to be the...

Duration:00:17:28

Raising Awareness About Rare Diseases with Amy Dahm Cushing's Survivor and Patient Advocate

5/2/2018
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Amy Dahm is a Cushing's syndrome survivor and patient advocate for those suffering from rare diseases. Coming from a career as a management consultant and diplomat at the State Department, Amy is applying her skills to find the right treatments for her own Cushing's disease and post-operative adrenal insufficiency. Amy takes her medical alert dog Sam with her when she is lobbying for more research funding for rare diseases and raising awareness with doctors and patients. Cushing's Support...

Duration:00:19:25

Chatbot Coach for Crohn's and Colitis Patients with Roeland Pater Nori Health

4/25/2018
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Roeland Pater, founder, Nori Health is bringing to market an innovative approach to help patients make smarter lifestyle choices to better manage their Crohn's or Colitis condition. Using Nori, a chatbot coach, patients are asked relevant questions and receive personal advice for small changes that can lead to an improved quality of life by decreasing symptoms. The more accurate patients are, the better the advice and the more valuable Nori becomes for the whole community of those affected...

Duration:00:15:58

Improving Communication Between Health Providers and Patients with Karen Knops MD

4/17/2018
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Karen Knops MD is a palliative care physician and speaker with a specialty in improving communication between doctors and patients especially during difficult times. We talk about the challenges doctors face when starting a conversation with a patient to better understand the real story--no difficult patients but difficult problems. We also shine a light on the biases and blind-spots that doctors might have particularly when treating patients with chronic diseases. Karen is helping doctors...

Duration:00:17:12

Overcoming Challenges For Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Start-Ups with STEM to Market

4/10/2018
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Heather Metcalf PhD is the Director of Research and Analysis for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Accelerator and Project Lead for the STEM to Market project. She is joined by Tawni Koutchesfahani, an accomplished healthcare executive and board member of STEM to Market and the AWIS accelerator. The topic is cultural and gender biases that are creating obstacles for women entrepreneurs in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics arena. The challenge is how to overcome...

Duration:00:17:36

Empowering Hospital Patients with Dr. Joanne Jarrett

4/2/2018
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Joanne Jarrett MD shares her insights about being a hospital patient from both the patient and doctor's point of view. Hospitalization comes in different varieties -- planned and unplanned-- and it pays to know how the hospital works to keep the sense of confusion and frustration to minimum. With so much going on behind the scenes, it is often hard to figure out what the plan is and how close a patient is to being released to go home. But what are hospitals doing to keep patient and their...

Duration:00:15:21