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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

High Price: How A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery is Challenging Society's Perception on Drugs

2/19/2018
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Carl Hart, MD Carl Hart, who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods, escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now helps treat as the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. His landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction and demonstrates how personal experience and scientific study can inform and validate each other for a deeper understanding of human...

Duration:00:22:59

In Shock: One Doctor's Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope

1/26/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD As a young critical care physician, Dr. Rana Awdish was transfigured from a doctor into a critically ill patient in an instant. This transposition, coincidentally timed at the end of her medical training, instantly laid bare the vast chasm between the conventional practice of medicine and the stark reality of the prostrate patient. Host Dr. John Russell chats with Dr. Rana Awdish about this transformation and how she came to understand the fatal flaws in her...

Duration:00:13:29

The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

1/26/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Meredith Wadman, BM, BCh, M.S. Until the late 1960s, tens of thousands of American children suffered crippling birth defects if their mothers had been exposed to rubella, popularly known as German measles, while pregnant; there was no vaccine and little understanding of how the disease devastated fetuses. In June 1962, a young biologist in Philadelphia, using human tissue samples sent from Sweden, produced a line of cells that allowed the creation of...

Duration:00:16:00

An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare: How to Deliver Compassionate, Connected Patient Care

1/19/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Revolutionary advances in medical knowledge have caused doctors to become so focused on their narrow fields of expertise that they often overlook the simplest fact of all: their patients are suffering. Dr. John Russell welcomes Dr. Thomas Lee, Chief Medical Officer at Press Ganey and author of An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare: How to Deliver Compassionate, Connected Patient Care That Creates a Competitive Advantage. Their discussion focuses on the growing...

Duration:00:15:59

Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Children's Developing Immune System

10/27/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Do pets help prevent allergies? Does the 5-second rule actually exist? And is dirt really good for a child’s immune system? Host Dr. John Russell talks with Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and Director of the Microbiome Institute and author of the book Dirt is Good and answers questions about the potential benefits of exposure to germs and bacteria. They sift through common misconceptions about microbiomes to better...

Duration:00:16:59

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