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Join our hosts as they explore various genres in medical literature either for intellectual sustenance or for joy and entertainment. The ReachMD Book Club Series will introduce authors and topics to enliven and transform your reading experience. This series features a diverse array of medically-centered genres such as biographies and autobiographies, historicals, and contemporary fiction/non-fiction.

Join our hosts as they explore various genres in medical literature either for intellectual sustenance or for joy and entertainment. The ReachMD Book Club Series will introduce authors and topics to enliven and transform your reading experience. This series features a diverse array of medically-centered genres such as biographies and autobiographies, historicals, and contemporary fiction/non-fiction.

Location:

Fort Washington, PA

Networks:

ReachMD

Description:

Join our hosts as they explore various genres in medical literature either for intellectual sustenance or for joy and entertainment. The ReachMD Book Club Series will introduce authors and topics to enliven and transform your reading experience. This series features a diverse array of medically-centered genres such as biographies and autobiographies, historicals, and contemporary fiction/non-fiction.

Language:

English


Episodes

COVID-19 Essays from the Front: The First Six Months

1/11/2021
Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Christopher Haines, MD, MA The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the field of medicine. To better understand the science behind this virus while putting this pandemic into historical perspective, Dr. Christopher Haines shares his experiences caring for patients during the pandemic and describes what drove him to write his book: COVID-19 Essays from the Front: The First Six Months.

Duration:00:10:29

Surrounded by Others & Yet So Alone

8/12/2020
Host: Princy Mathew Guest: J.W. Freiberg JD, PhD Did you know that 47 percent of adults in American are affected by loneliness? And now that the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this health threat, Princy Mathew sits down with Dr. J.W. Freiberg to discuss his book Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone and how we can help our patients who suffer from chronic loneliness.

Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself

7/13/2020
Guest: William W. Li, MD Can fending off disease really be as simple as changing your diet? Tune in as Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation and author of the New York Times bestselling book Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, shares highlights from his book about how different foods affect the body.

Mind Medicine: A Physician’s Analysis on How Our Thoughts Affect Our Life

6/5/2020
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Hector O. Chapa, MD Tune in to hear Dr. Hector Capa, author of Mind Medicine: A Physician’s Analysis on How Our Thoughts Affect Our Life, discuss the importance of mindfulness and how certain practices can impact our everyday lives.

Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage, & Overcome Hoarding

4/21/2020
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Elaine Birchall Although hoarding was only recently added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, understanding what exactly this disorder it and how it impacts approximately 21 million Americans is essential. So to help shed light on this often-overlooked disorder, Dr. Maurice Pickard is joined by Elaine Birchall, co-author of Conquering the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Management, and Overcome Hoarding.

Duration:00:14:59

Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, & Happiness Through INTUITIVE EATING

3/5/2020
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN Fad diets are extremely popular and widely used when it comes to losing weight, yet there’s often no scientific evidence to support them. That’s why Christy Harrison, author of Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through INTUITIVE EATING, is here to dive into diet culture, fads, and intuitive eating.

Duration:00:21:59

Birth Rights & Wrongs: How Medicine & Technology Are Remaking Reproduction & the Law

11/8/2019
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Dov Fox Reproductive negligence occurs in three major areas: deprived pregnancy or parenthood, imposed pregnancy, and confounded efforts. Joining Dr. Maurice Pickard to explain each of those areas—and why there’s such a controversy surrounding them—is Dov Fox, a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law where he directs the Center for Health Law Policy and Bioethics.

Duration:00:15:49

Bottles of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

8/22/2019
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Katherine Eban Joining Dr. Maurice Pickard is award-winning journalist and author of Bottles of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom Katherine Eban, who investigates the health concerns that are beginning to surface on a global scale due to the rise in generic drug use.

Duration:00:16:59

Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change

7/24/2019
Guest: Mary Beth Pfeiffer With cases being reported in every state and across 80 countries, Lyme disease has become one of the fastest growing vector-borne illnesses in the world. But have you ever wondered how this global health threat came to be? That’s what journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer investigates in her book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, and with the ReachMD team.

Duration:00:11:29

Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: When Mass Hysteria Strikes

7/3/2019
Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" Hysteria is nothing new, but looking at how the spread of misinformation affects this disorder is a new concept. Providing an update to a blog he wrote back in 2012 entitled An Explanation for Mass Hysteria that was also featured in his book Bullets and Brains, Dr. Andrew Wilner dives into the contemporary problem of mass hysteria.

Duration:00:05:59

The Locum Life: A Physician’s Guide to Locum Tenens

7/3/2019
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" To get a detailed picture of physicians’ personal experiences with locum tenens work, Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with a very special guest: Dr. Andrew Wilner. Not only is he the author of The Locum Life: A Physician’s Guide to Locum Tenens, but he’s also one of ReachMD’s esteemed hosts!

Duration:00:15:29

Shedding Light on Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome

7/3/2019
Host: Dr. Andrew Wilner Guest: William Tarver, MD Guest: Tyson Brunstetter, PhD, MBA Since 2012, at least 27 astronauts have been diagnosed with spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome, but where does this health threat land now? Joining Dr. Andrew Wilner to discuss this out-of-this-world health threat is Captain Tyson Brunsteller and Dr. William Tarver from NASA.

Duration:00:16:59

Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: The Challenge of Healing After a Headshot

4/11/2019
Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" Even with quick thinking and timely action, the chances of a neurosurgeon being able to do more than taking out the bullet, administering antibiotics, and stopping the bleeding isn’t likely, and surviving a bullet to the brain can unfortunately be just the beginning of a patient’s struggles. Focusing on the title story of his book Bullets and Brains, Dr. Andrew Wilner discusses the serious aftermath...

Duration:00:03:29

Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: Houston, We Have a (Health) Problem

4/11/2019
Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" As a follow-up to the Microgravity: A New Risk Factor for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension essay he wrote back in 2012, Dr. Andrew Wilner investigates whether there have been any updates on the 27 astronauts who had significant microgravity exposure.

Duration:00:04:59

Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: The (Disregarded) Value of Vaccines

4/11/2019
Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" As physicians, we know that vaccines help protect people from preventable diseases, but somehow this message is getting lost among our patients. With more parents than ever choosing to skip the needle, Dr. Andrew Wilner dives into the 16th chapter of his book, Bullets and Brains, where he discusses the widespread benefits of vaccines and how they not only protect your patients’ children, but all of us.

Duration:00:03:59

Bits from "Bullets and Brains": Taking the Sting out of Scorpion Venom

3/1/2019
Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" Up until 2011, there was no FDA-approved antivenom for scorpion stings—until a very concerned pediatrician created one that came with seemingly miraculous results. Dr. Andrew Wilner breaks down this overlooked health threat and the development of its antivenom, which he explores in his book of essays called Bullets and Brains.

Duration:00:16:29

Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing

1/8/2019
Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Victoria Sweet, MD After her father was admitted to the hospital with a wrong diagnosis and consequently received the wrong treatment, Dr. Victoria Sweet found that no doctor would speak with her face to face. This eye-opening experience left her with the following question: What has gone missing from medicine? This became the motivation for her book, Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing. Dr. Sweet joins Dr. John Russell to divulge on the logic, love, and...

Duration:00:17:29

Dr. Google Is a Liar

1/8/2019
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Haider Warraich, MD Dr. Haider Warraich, author of The New York Times article “Dr. Google is a Liar,” speaks with Dr. Maurice Pickard on the growing pandemic of fake medical news and its startling repercussions for healthcare providers and their patients.

Duration:00:17:29

Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age

12/12/2018
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Compelled to share her personal experience, Dr. Mimi Secor, author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age, speaks with Dr. Matt Birnholz about her journey from busy and stressed to happy and healthy.

Duration:00:12:29

The Performance of Medicine

11/16/2018
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Bob Baker, MD Dr. Maurice Pickard connects with Dr. Bob Baker, author of The Performance of Medicine: Techniques from the Stage to Optimize the Patient’s Experience and Restore the Joy of Practicing Medicine, who shares his strategies and techniques that you should be implementing in your practice to boost the doctor-patient relationship.

Duration:00:20:29