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Whether you're a dermatologist in Seattle, a family practitioner in New Mexico, or a trauma surgeon in New York City, the issues in health care today just can't wait. That's why you turn to ReachMD for Second Opinion Live: we're here to give you a chance to be heard.

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Alzheimers Disease and the Key to Finding Better Treatments

11/23/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Shellie Williams, MD Guest: Reed Tuckson, MD Currently more than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimers disease, a number that could triple by 2050 unless advances are made in early detection, treatments and prevention. Second Opinion Live hosts Dr. Michael Greenberg and Dr. Matt Birnholz discuss the many benefits for patients who receive an early diagnosis of Alzheimers disease, one of which is the ability to...

Duration: 00:31:00


Gifts From the Poor: Practicing in the Poorest Parts of the World

5/12/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Glenn Geelhoed, MD Dr. Glenn Geelhoed is a marathoner, photographer, and big game hunter, who has been on over 200 international medical missions to developing countries, and helped broker peace between warring Sudanese tribes. He talks with Second Opinion Live hosts Dr. Michael Greenberg and Dr. Matthew Birnholz about what he has learned from his patients in the poorest parts of the world about doing more with fewer resources....

Duration: 00:29:59


View From the Other Side: The Doctor as Patient

4/27/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Alan Roberts, MD Guest: James Levine, MD, PhD Dr. Matt Birnholz hosts this program solo, as his co-host, Dr. Michael Greenberg, recovers from knee surgery. This week, Dr. Birnholz considers what the physician learns when he finds himself in the position of the patient. This weeks program includes an interview with Dr. Alan Roberts, author of the memoir Hot Flashes in a Cold World: My Struggle to Be a Husband a Doctor and a Man in...

Duration: 00:30:00


In the Pink? Examining Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns

4/14/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Gayle Sulik, PhD Pink ribbon campaigns have been highly successful in rallying recognition and funding around breast cancer. But our guest thinks the cheerful image of such campaigns whitewashes realities of the disease, both in terms of statistics and patient experiences. Plus: Warnings about the drug cocktail known as ldquo;bath salts,rdquo; and a novel innovation for biomarking GI ailments with color.

Duration: 00:29:59


Follow-Up on Japan: Assessing Radiation and Mental Health Threats

3/31/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Evelyn J. Bromet, PhD Guest: John D. Boice, ScD Guest: Tsuyoshi Akiyama, MD, PhD This rebroadcast of the March 30th program continues analysis of the health issues in Japan following that countryrsquo;s magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear crisis, with a focus on two key healthcare issuesmdash; radiation danger and mental health. Our guests include an American radiation epidemiolgist and psychiatric...

Duration: 00:29:59


Assessing the Disasters in Japan

3/17/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: John Howe, MD Guest: Susan Briggs, MD, MPH Guest: Makoto Iwahara, MD This program was originally broadcast live on March 16, 2011, and focuses on putting into context the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent ever-changing nuclear crisis in Japan, from a healthcare perspective. Our guests discuss by phone the current medical needs, disaster management issues, and the Japanese healthcare systems readiness. Donations can...

Duration: 00:29:59


Facts, Myths, and Computer Overlords

3/3/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP Guest: Herbert Chase, MD Hosts Dr. Matt Birnholz and Dr. Michael Greenberg talk to Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, faculty dean of continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the book Doctor Chopra Says: Medical Facts amp; Myths Everyone Should Know, about medical research that changes so fast even physicians cant keep up. And, Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings said that he, for one, welcomed...

Duration: 00:29:59


The Fine Art of Extraction Other Remarkable Undertakings

2/16/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Mary Cappello, PhD Guest: Joseph Kim, MD, MPH Second Opinion Live looks at the future of robotics in medicine, with Dr. Joseph Kim; the naming of famous murmurs; and the pioneering work of endoscopist Dr. Chevalier Jackson, the subject of author Mary Cappellos book Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them (The New Press, 2010).

Duration: 00:29:59


Anniversary Report From Haiti an Alzheimers Milestone

1/19/2011
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Anthony Alessi, MD Guest: Robert J. Egge Dr. Anthony Alessi reports from Haiti, making his fifth trip there to mark the one-year anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake that precipitated a massive humanitarian and health crisis in that already-beleagured country. Also, Robert Egee, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the Azheimers Association, introduces the recently signed landmark National Alzheimers Project Act. Gary Epstein sits in for the...

Duration: 00:29:59


New Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine

1/6/2011
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Anthony Atala, MD This weeks guest is Dr. Anthony Atala, who oversees the worlds largest lab devoted to bioengineering body parts, from inkjet-printed hearts to tiny livers, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He gives us an update from the cutting edge of medicine. Also, we get to the bottom line on how to protect your earnings in the coming tax year. And we talk with Dr. Marya Zilberberg about her recent...

Duration: 00:30:00


Ring Out the False and Ring in the True: Our Last Episode of 2010

12/22/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Everett Winslow Lovrien, MD This week, hosts Drs. Matt Birnholz and Michael Greenberg wrap up 2010 with a look at the years most notable research; as well as some notably retracted research, with Jef Akst of The Scientist; and talk with Dr. Everett Winslow Lovrien, whose book Doctor Guilt? looks at how thousands of hemophilia patients in the 1970s and 80s came to be treated with HIV-tainted medication. Plus: Just in time for your...

Duration: 00:28:59


Ah-Choo! Second Opinion Gets Up Close to the Common Cold

12/8/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Jennifer Ackerman On this weeks program, hosts Dr. Matthew Birnholz and Dr. Michael Greenberg welcome Jennifer Ackerman, author of Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of the Common Cold, to talk about the history of what we know about this most successful human pathogen. Plus, the nudge: Britains new kinder, gentler approach to public health. Is nudging better than legislation to persuade people to engage in healthier behaviors? Or do we...

Duration: 00:29:59


The Next Big Thing in Continuing Medical Education?

11/24/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Frank Britt Our guest is Frank Britt, president and CEO of medical education provider Pri-Med, with us to talk about Pri-Meds new Open Network initiative, designed to bring new models for delivering education to the practicing clinician.nbsp;Plus: medical jargon. Do you talk up or down to your patients? Are there terms that should never be said in front of patients? And, were bringing back some medical terms that nobodys used in...

Duration: 00:29:59


The Mütter Museum and Other Spine-Tingling Topics in Medicine

10/26/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Anna Dhody, MFS Hosts Drs. Matt Birnholz and Michael Greenberg get into the Halloween spirit, with an interview with Anna Dhody, curator of the often macabre, always educational, Muuml;tter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Plus, they discucss the results of ReachMDs poll of healthcare professionals opinions on healthcare reform legislation. And, we want to know what YOU think. Tell us your reaction to federal...

Duration: 00:29:59


Weird Science: A Conversation with the Father of the Ig-Nobel Prize

10/14/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Marc Abrahams In this re-broadcast of the October 13th live show, wersquo;ve invited Marc Abrahams, the editor of the Annals of Improbable Researchnbsp;andnbsp;the mastermind behind the annual Ig-Nobel Prize, for science that makes people laugh, then makes them think. Plus: a few others making a difference in fields of science and medicine; and making a difference locally this Halloween.

Duration: 00:29:59


Radio on the Internet: Second Opinion Goes to a Virtual Oncology Conference

9/30/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Judith Karp, MD In this show, Drs Birnholz and Greenberg talk Dr. Judith Karp, an authority on molecular mechanisms of leukemia and lymphoma, from John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and chair of the Oncology Care Live virtual congress. Why a virtual conference? How does it work? What will attendees learn? Plus: the continuing debate on mammography, and a bra that could save your life.

Duration: 00:29:59


Second Opinion Goes Back to Med School

9/16/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Robert M. Golub, MD Autumn is upon us in the medical community, and hosts Dr. Matt Birnholz and Dr. Michael Greenberg turn their attention to medical education. They talk with Dr. Robert Golub, senior editor of JAMA,nbsp;about the path from trainee to skilled physician and this yearrsquo;s annual medical education-themed issue. Plus: The game Operation turns 45, Dr. Birnholz tries live surgery, and the video-blogging hospitalist...

Duration: 00:29:59


Five Years Later: Katrinas Mental Health Impact

9/1/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Rebecca Thomley, PhD In this rebroadcast of the September 1st show, Dr. Greenberg interviews Rebecca Thomley about the mental health situtation in New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Thomley runs a nonprofit relief organization that opened a walk-in mental health clinic in New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward. Plus: DNA testing comes to the fair and new research on palliative care.

Duration: 00:29:59


The Physician/Journalist In a Disaster: Ethics and Objectivity

8/19/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: Sanjay Gupta, MD CNNs chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, discusses the challenges in balancing the roles of physician and journalist, with host Dr. Matt Birnholz. Do we need ethical guidelines? And are the rules different in a disaster? Plus, Drs. Birnholz and Greenberg debate a controversial prenatal hormonal treatment, dissect the case of the tumor that turned out to be a green pea, and more.

Duration: 00:29:59


Haiti’s Transition From Acute Crisis to Quiet Crisis

8/5/2010
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Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: John Howe, MD Dr. John P. Howe, president and CEO of Project HOPE, gives hosts Dr. Matt Birnholz and Dr. Michael Greenberg an update on Project HOPEs current efforts in Haiti and how you can still help. Plus: they report on the the placebo effect of very annoying music, and the most obese states in America.

Duration: 00:29:59

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