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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 focuses on medically-centered genre, which includes several categories such as biographies, 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 focuses on medically-centered genre, which includes several categories such as biographies, autobiographies, historicals, and contemporary fiction/non-fiction
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Fort Washington, PA

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ReachMD

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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 focuses on medically-centered genre, which includes several categories such as biographies, autobiographies, historicals, and contemporary fiction/non-fiction

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English


Episodes

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

8/22/2019
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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
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Host: Codyanne Murtaugh 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

11/16/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Kate Moore During World War I, hundreds of young women—some as young as eleven—flocked to the clock factories, thrilled at the chance to land wartime work as radium-dial painters. Blended with historical and scientific significance, their personal stories are unveiled in Kate Moore's The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Moore spares us no shelter from understanding the pain in which they were living and the fight they inevitably...

Duration:00:13:59

A Pill for Every Ill: A Physician's Transition to Integrative Medicine

9/30/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP In the early years of Dr. Robin Miller's career, she found herself writing more prescriptions and spending less time counseling the patients sitting in her exam room. It was then that she realized that something had to change…so she quit her job and began a fellowship in integrated medicine. Dr. Brian McDonough talks with Dr. Miller about her decision to switch her career focus and how her approach to diagnosing and treating patients has evolved.

Duration:00:14:59

The Bad Food Bible: How & Why to Eat Sinfully

8/21/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Aaron Carroll, MD Over the years, the world of food has taken drastic swings, such as the demonization of butter in the '70s and today’s obsession with gluten-free foods to cut out carbs. Dr. Aaron Carroll, author of The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully, dives into the myths surrounding nutrition and why common sense might just be the answer to eating healthy.

Duration:00:18:30

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

8/21/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Sam Quinones Weaving together two classic tales of capitalism and the unintended collision laying waste to communities across the country, Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland, introduces an unforgettable cast of characters, including pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents, to share what he believes is at the root of the opiate addiction epidemic.

Duration:00:19:00

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

7/27/2018
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Beth Macy Beth Macy’s Dopesick is a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how America’s twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction has persisted for this long and has become so firmly entrenched in practically every corner of our country—from desolate cities to once idyllic farm towns. Tune in as Beth Macy joins Dr. Maurice Pickard to illuminate the persistent and often conflicting gaps in the treatment and criminal-justice landscapes while shining...

Duration:00:20:59

Beauty in the Broken Places: Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience

7/27/2018
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Allison Pataki Five months pregnant, on a flight headed for Hawaii, Allison Pataki's life took a sudden turn when she witnessed her husband, Dave Levy, lose consciousness. After an emergency landing and evaluation, Levy was found to have had suffered a rare stroke. When he woke the next day, he had amnesia, leaving the young couple holding onto hope for recovery. True to form, Pataki began to write letters to her husband—letters that became the foundation...

Duration:00:22:59

Opioid Epidemic: The 21st Century's Greatest Public Health Crisis

7/23/2018
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To explore the origin of our country’s opioid epidemic, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning Barry Meier, author of Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic which dives into the pivotal role Purdue Pharma, makers of the narcotic OxyContin, played in the greatest public health crisis of the 21st century.

Duration:00:30:00