Episodes

July 30, 2021

Balanced Approach to Opioids

Opioid overdoses are rising as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In 2020, overdose deaths rose by 30%. However, many chronic disea…

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July 23, 2021

Alzheimer’s Drug Debate

The high price tag for a new Alzheimer’s drug has fueled the ongoing drug price debate. But will patients really pay sticker pric…

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July 16, 2021

Take Control of Your Health Data

Access to all of your health data - MRIs, screenings, and lab results - could be right at your fingertips. COVID-19 put healthcar…

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July 9, 2021

Is Your Medical Equipment Safe?

Patients depend on safety and accuracy of medical equipment. If they’re improperly repaired, it could derail a patient’s healthca…

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July 2, 2021

Legal Issues with Cancer

Doctor’s visits, tests, procedures and therapies are just one part of a healthcare journey. Knowing and understanding the laws th…

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June 25, 2021

Crash Course: FDA Advisory Committees

Drama continues to unfold following the FDA’s controversial approval of a new Alzhiemer’s treatment. Members of the FDA’s advisor…

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June 18, 2021

Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients + Caregivers

A new FDA-approved drug for Alzheimer’s signals a breakthrough in innovation for patients and caregivers, but has raised doubts f…

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June 11, 2021

How to Humanize Healthcare

Following a pandemic that exposed disparities, and failures to patients with chronic disease, now is the time for lawmakers and t…

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June 4, 2021

Don’t Be Fooled By Some Supplement Ads

Can you tell the difference between an advertising claim and research-backed statistics? For chronic disease patients who take su…

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May 28, 2021

Looking for help with Allergies + Asthma?

More than 60 million Americans live with allergies or asthma. COVID-19 brought much needed attention to lung and respiratory chal…

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May 21, 2021

Fighting for Mental Health Help

Demands for mental and behavioral health services are on the rise. These services represented nearly half of all telehealth claim…

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May 14, 2021

Patents and Accelerated Approval for Drugs

When it comes to saving a buck, rare and chronic disease patients are too often put on the chopping block. Accelerated approval d…

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May 7, 2021

Don’t Stifle Medical Innovation!

Patients rely on access to a broad range of innovative and effective medications to find a treatment option that best suits them.…

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April 30, 2021

Organ Transplants and Financial Strain

April is Donate Life Month, and we examine many challenges facing organ transplant recipients. Amidst the physical and emotional …

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April 23, 2021

Inside the FDA with Dr. Woodcock

The FDA’s Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock brings listeners inside the FDA. While the agency’s hands are full with a global…

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April 16, 2021

My Life is Worth It!

The most effective treatments are often out of reach for patients. Big news came from the FDA announcing the approval of CAR-T th…

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April 9, 2021

Why Your Care Costs So Much

You may have seen Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon Dr. Marty Makary all over the national news this week, and he also joins the Pat…

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April 2, 2021

Making Lupus Treatments Accessible

We conclude our series on lupus with a trip to the doctor’s office, where rheumatologist Dr. Mark Box delves into the clinical si…

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