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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

The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies are Changing the Way We Have Kids - and the Kids We Have

9/23/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Bonnie Rochman With the ever-expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, parents’ access to this previously unknown information is altering perceptions of disability, redefining the question of what sort of life is worth living, and who draws the line. Is this technology a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora’s box of possibilities? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Bonnie Rochman, author of the book...

Duration: 00:19:00


Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care—And Why We’re Usually Wrong

9/6/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Robert Pearl, MD Most patients wrongly assume the “best” care is dependent mainly on the newest medications, the most complex treatments, and the smartest doctors. But according to physician and author Dr. Robert Pearl, Americans tend to look for healthcare solutions in the wrong places. Host Maurice Pickard chats with Dr. Pearl, author of Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care—And Why We’re Usually Wrong, about the subconscious...

Duration: 00:24:00


The Angry Smile: Exploring the Psychological Impacts of Passive-Aggressive Behavior

8/25/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Signe Whitson What is passive-aggressive behavior, and what can (or should) people do when confronted with it? Host Brian McDonough sits down with Signe Whitson, author of the book The Angry Smile: The New Psychological Study of Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Home, at School, in Marriage & Close Relationships, in the Workplace and Online. Ms. Whitson is an educator on bullying, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent emotional and...

Duration: 00:13:29


What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear: A Guide to Improving Patient Communication

8/25/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Danielle Ofri, MD Despite modern medicine’s infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion’s share of illnesses. However, what patients say and what doctors hear are often two vastly different things. Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Dr. Danielle Ofri, Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU and author of What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. The two discuss...

Duration: 00:18:30


The Hospitalist: A Novel About the Perils of 21st Century Medicine

8/12/2017
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Host: Andrew Wilner, MD Guest: Michael Weisberg, MD What happens when you are admitted to the hospital as a patient, and the physician assigned to be your doctor has never seen you before and knows absolutely nothing about you? Says Dr. Michael Weisberg, gastroenterologist and author of The Hospitalist, situations like these are increasingly common in modern medicine and can have disastrous consequences for patients. Dr. Weisberg joins host Dr. Andrew Wilner to talk about his novel,...

Duration: 00:11:29


Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care

6/12/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Annette Hanson, M.D. Is forced treatment helpful or harmful? Battle lines have been drawn over involuntary treatment for psychiatric patients. Psychiatrist Dr. Annette Hanson offers a thought-provoking and engaging account of the controversy surrounding involuntary psychiatric care in the United States. She brings the issue to life with first-hand accounts from patients, clinicians, advocates, and opponents. Committed takes on the difficult question of...

Duration: 00:19:30


Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition

5/15/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Elijah Nealy, PhD These days, it is practically impossible not to hear about some aspect of transgender life, and kids are coming out as trans at younger and younger ages. But what resources are available to parents, teachers, and mental health professionals who need to support these children? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Elijah C. Nealy, therapist and former deputy executive director of New York City’s LGBT Community Center. Mr. Nealy is the...

Duration: 00:21:00


Dorothy in a Man's World: An Inside Look at the Life and Career of Dr. Dorothy Mendenhall

5/5/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Peter Dawson, MD In the male-dominated world of medicine, she dared to step forward and fight for fairness—graduating from Johns Hopkins Medical School with honors in the year 1900. But for physician Dorothy Reed Mendenhall, MD, the battle for equality was just beginning. In the name of improving the standards of care for women and infants, she faced the scorn of prejudiced doctors in an establishment marked by its unwillingness to change. Still, through...

Duration: 00:18:00


Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care

4/8/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH The central problem with health care, according to physician and author Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, is that too much of it has too little value. Host Dr. John Russell chats with Dr. Welch about his book Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions that Drive Too Much Medical Care and the issues of the American healthcare system today. They talk about how the American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the...

Duration: 00:16:00


Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

3/29/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt. Host Dr. John Russell sits down with Dr. Osterholm to talk about the book Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs. They talk about how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza...

Duration: 00:20:00


Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History

3/28/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD After sitting at the feet of Martin Luther King at the University of Michigan in 1963, Larry Brilliant was swept up into the civil rights movement, marching and protesting across America and Europe. As a radical young doctor he followed the hippie trail from London over the Khyber Pass with his wife Girija, Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm commune to India. There, he found himself in a Himalayan ashram wondering whether he had stumbled into a cult. Instead, one of...

Duration: 00:23:30


Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story

3/19/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Host Dr. Russell sits down with Dr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease specialist and author of the book, Inferno: a Doctor's Ebola Story, about his experience in Liberia during the heart of the Ebola crisis. Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health...

Duration: 00:22:29


Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop

2/5/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose. But perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it’s built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems. Host Dr. John Russell chats with Dr. Anna...

Duration: 00:18:00


Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey

1/23/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Dr. Maurice Pickards talks with Dr. Edward Shaw about his book Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey. Dr. Shaw shares how love can lift a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss. The book provides focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s.

Duration: 00:18:00


Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflection on Race and Medicine

1/16/2017
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Damon Tweedy, MD How do black doctors grapple with race, bias, and the unique health problems for black Americans? Host Dr. Maurice Pickard chats with Dr. Damon Tweedy, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center and author of the book Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflection on Race and Medicine, which examines the complex ways in which black doctors and patients must both navigate the difficult and often contradictory...

Duration: 00:15:30


We CAN Fix Healthcare: The Future is NOW

1/10/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD What if Americans put aside their differences and worked together to fix America's broken healthcare system? What changes need to be made in order to make health care both accessible and affordable without compromising excellent quality of care standards for patients? These and other crucial questions form premise behind the book We CAN Fix Healthcare: The Future is NOW. Host Dr. John Russell sits down with Dr. Stephen Klasko, President and CEO of Jefferson...

Duration: 00:31:59


Miracles We Have Seen: Astonishing Medical Stories That Defy Logic

1/3/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Harley Rotbart, MD Dr. Brian McDonough speaks with Dr. Harley Rotbart, Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine and author of the book Miracles We Have Seen: America's Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can't Forget. This collection of remarkable stories offers a compelling glimpse into the lives of physicians—their humanity and determined devotion to their patients and their patients' families. It reminds us that...

Duration: 00:15:00


The Big Five: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life

10/24/2016
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Dr. John Russell talks with Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, author of The Big Five: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life. They discuss 5 easy changes that anyone can implement to improve their overall health. The book delves into how the underlying promise of every exciting medical discovery, diet, and exercise program is the same: do this, buy this, or eat this and you will look better, live longer, and be healthier. But few books can make the...

Duration: 00:18:59


The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age

10/10/2016
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD While modern medicine produces miracles, it also delivers care that is too often unsafe, unreliable, unsatisfying, and impossibly expensive. For the past few decades, technology has been touted as the cure for all of healthcare’s ills. But medicine stubbornly resisted computerization – until now. Over the past five years, thanks largely to billions of dollars in federal incentives, healthcare has finally gone digital. Yet once clinicians started using computers...

Duration: 00:20:00


The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure

8/22/2016
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Host: John J. Russell, MD A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II—a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis. Karen M. Masterson, a journalist turned malaria researcher, uncovers the complete story behind this dark tale of science, medicine and war.
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