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On Season 3, we explore how the current watershed era of change cascades into our lives and impacts mental and physical wellbeing. Medicine, science and communities are at a formative moment of recognizing the interplay between our bodies and minds with the shifting landscapes of nature and society. Yet, long-held stigmas and stereotypes persist. Join our community on Twitter @vumc_insights and watch this feed for new episodes in September. #ListenDNA

On Season 3, we explore how the current watershed era of change cascades into our lives and impacts mental and physical wellbeing. Medicine, science and communities are at a formative moment of recognizing the interplay between our bodies and minds with the shifting landscapes of nature and society. Yet, long-held stigmas and stereotypes persist. Join our community on Twitter @vumc_insights and watch this feed for new episodes in September. #ListenDNA

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On Season 3, we explore how the current watershed era of change cascades into our lives and impacts mental and physical wellbeing. Medicine, science and communities are at a formative moment of recognizing the interplay between our bodies and minds with the shifting landscapes of nature and society. Yet, long-held stigmas and stereotypes persist. Join our community on Twitter @vumc_insights and watch this feed for new episodes in September. #ListenDNA

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English


Episodes

What’s Next? New Pathways For Suicide Prevention

9/26/2022
We don’t live our lives in healthcare systems. Listen to how three inspiring researchers are building new systems, leveraging technology and influencing policy to alleviate the toll of suicide.

Duration:00:46:34

Surviving vs. Thriving: Social Determinants of Wellness

9/19/2022
Does your environment affect your health and wellbeing? Explore what prevents you from bringing your whole self to work, school and your personal relationships. Experts weigh in on the question: Can you thrive if your mental and physical health aren’t in sync?

Duration:00:47:39

Reading, Writing and Anxiety

9/12/2022
Psychiatrists break down what children are experiencing, how they might be processing it, and what’s happening in a system unequipped to triage, treat, or prevent the ever-increasing prevalence of mental health diagnosis in children and adolescents.

Duration:00:41:34

Shapeshifters: Changing the Mental Health Story

9/5/2022
Communities and culture affect everyone’s mental health. Experts from Vanderbilt Health explain why the mental health system needs a new shape – and why we’re all shapeshifters of sorts when it comes to our mental wellbeing.

Duration:00:39:38

Producer’s Cut: Mental Health x Teens

8/22/2022
First step toward better collective mental wellbeing? Talking about mental health. So that’s what DNA did. This episode is a snippet of a ListenDNA live conversation on Twitter featuring experts from Vanderbilt Health and teens from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee discussing how to break through the stigma.

Duration:00:22:33

Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action Season 3

8/8/2022
Season 3 is bursting with new elements to spark collaboration and conversation. Check out gold moments from the first four episodes that explore why mental wellness is a pursuit, not a destination, and how it’s influenced by the people and environment around us.

Duration:00:03:52

Where do broken hearts go?

10/25/2021
Modern medicine doesn't have a tonic for lovesick hearts, but an astounding number of people get heart transplantations in Nashville, TN. The path to transplantation is as much of an emotional rollercoaster as an exhibit of advances, courage and despair. Hear what it takes to make sure hearts keep beating well into the future.

Duration:00:36:37

‘Think Deeply:’ What Matters To You?

10/18/2021
The ultimate goal is to live confidently and enjoy life on our terms. Let’s make sure we’re leaving on the same note. It’s a script flip: this episode isn’t morbid; it’s a sign to prioritize your values and wishes. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Duration:00:35:13

Mutant Ninjas: How Researchers Are Conquering Viruses

10/11/2021
While most of us hunkered down as COVID-19 swept the U.S., these experts stepped up to examine the latest chapter of the age-old human-pathogen relationship. Dive into what fuels them, what keeps them up at night and why it’s vital to keep up the chase to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses, such as influenza.

Duration:00:33:22

Climate Is Us

10/4/2021
Climate change is the ultimate social determinant of health so let’s amplify its impact on our wellbeing and our ecosystems, and make it a variable in decision-making. We’re all neighbors on this planet: research, health and prosperity depend on action.

Duration:00:37:20

Step It Up

9/27/2021
Clinical trials are the workhorse of research that move all types of care forward. But it’s a Herculean task to get people enrolled. Hear what needs to change as research learns from the COVID-19 sprint — and why we should be rolling up the proverbial sleeve.

Duration:00:32:51

Throw out the Textbook

9/20/2021
There is no return to a pre-COVID routine. Healthcare industry is undergoing a seismic transformation amid COVID-19, and these Vanderbilt experts are at the heart of it all. Learn how amplifying teamwork, representation, and research are central to battling misinformation and saving more lives.

Duration:00:28:45

Y’all Means All

9/13/2021
Communities are powered by people—and the variety of lives, jobs, schedules, and skills keep cities buzzing. Providing care means healthcare has to show up for "y’all" no matter the gender identity, work schedule, or preferred language.

Duration:00:35:33

Go Boldly: Stigma, the gut, and young adult colon cancer

9/6/2021
Get loud about what happens in the bathroom. You might find this awkward, but these four experts don’t because there’s a rise in young adult colon cancer. Find out why you need to be cognizant of what you flush, and explore research on the gut’s microbiome.

Duration:00:24:58

I See You: Humanizing Critical Care

8/30/2021
The pandemic introduced critical care, or the ICU, to millions of people who worried about ventilators and hospital beds. Find out why an ICU stay is unlike other in-patient admissions and why the specialty exists. Critical care doctors talk about their COVID-19 experience and explain why it’s vital to make sure patients keep their dignity.

Duration:00:34:30

Blueprint for a Pandemic-Ready Society

8/23/2021
The next pathogen is inevitable. The good news: the human immune system is a dynamic information system that can be boosted and educated. Getting ready, and staying ready, means shifting how the global “we” talk about, and plan for, survival.

Duration:00:26:34

Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action Season 2

8/16/2021
Explore trust, authenticity and inclusivity in the era of COVID-19 on Season 2 – as well as climate change, evolving ICU care, health equity, why hard conversations matter, and why the rise in young adult colon cancer rates means it's time to bust the stigma (and more!). New episodes drop every week starting Aug. 23. Enjoy this sneak peek.

Duration:00:04:47

Local Heroes: REDCap’s Innovation Nation

10/12/2020
The “big science” fueling health and medicine discoveries is often powered by REDCap, which has 1.4 million global users—and counting as COVID-19 studies pop up. Its creator explores how local heroes are mission critical to versatility and its popularity.

Duration:00:22:52

Everybody Thrive Now: Why Health Policy Matters

10/5/2020
From treating babies with opioid withdrawal to setting prices for life-saving treatments and medications, health care policy decisions have a direct impact on our quality of life.

Duration:00:24:20

Dr. Superman: Diversity and Inclusion

9/28/2020
2020 is a pivotal moment as society and institutions confront racism, bias and inclusion in health care and the U.S. A cardiologist, a pediatric trauma surgeon and a director of innovation explain why change is requisite for health, well-being and children.

Duration:00:33:19