Episodes

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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March 26, 2021

Living with Lupus

This week, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) deliberates the fate of insurance coverage for patients with lup…

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March 19, 2021

Guide to Disability Claims

When a chronic condition prevents you from working, you might find yourself filling out a disability claim. But what happens when…

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March 12, 2021

How to Start Tiny Habits for Better Health

If you have trouble adhering to your medication regimen or know you need to eat healthier, but are overwhelmed, tiny habits may b…

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March 5, 2021

New Efforts to Prevent Colon Cancer

COVID-19 has caused people to delay important cancer screenings and medical appointments. Coupled with the rising rates of colon …

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Feb. 26, 2021

Barriers to Rare Disease Treatments

Rare Disease Day is February 28. New and exciting medical innovations and drug therapies for rare disease abound, but accessing t…

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Feb. 19, 2021

Promoting Diversity in Science

Minority communities are underrepresented in healthcare leadership roles. By dismantling systemic barriers, the entire healthcare…

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Feb. 12, 2021

How Prescription Apps Can Help You

Digital tech became a major healthcare tool during the pandemic. And AI-powered prescription drug apps are leading the charge in …

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Feb. 5, 2021

Vaccines + Health Equity

Underserved communities are at higher risk for COVID, but they’re getting vaccinated at a slower pace. How do we correct a health…

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Jan. 29, 2021

Medicare Drug Pricing in DC

Congress may soon revisit legislation to tackle the high costs of prescription drugs under Medicare. But drug pricing is never a …

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Jan. 22, 2021

When Might You Get the COVID-19 Shot?

Vaccine distribution is off to a rocky start. While some states are exceeding expectations, others continue to lag behind. This w…

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Jan. 15, 2021

Mystery Hospital Costs

With the new Hospital Price Transparency rule, patients will finally be able to view and compare the costs of services across hos…

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Jan. 8, 2021

Will Democrats Help or Hurt Patients?

Democrats soon will control Congress and the White House. What should patients with chronic conditions expect from a federal gove…

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Dec. 29, 2020

Pro-Patient Agenda Revealed

Congress and the new Biden White House are ready to hit the ground running in 2021. So we’re here to make sure patient needs are …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Patients Hurt by Most Favored Nation Rule

The Most Favored Nation Rule will take effect on January 1st. It’s bad news for Medicare infusion patients and providers, but the…

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Dec. 18, 2020

Navigating Legal Hurdles

Navigating the legal issues that come with a cancer diagnosis is challenging. From employer discrimination to financial toxicity,…

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Dec. 11, 2020

What Will Biden Do for Patients?

As President-elect Joe Biden makes his health team picks, we discuss what patients may expect out of a new Democratic Administrat…

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Dec. 4, 2020

Can Politicians Work Together for You?

Can Republicans and Democrats work together to help the chronic disease community? Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan pre…

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Nov. 24, 2020

Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

In the wake of Alex Trebek’s passing, we take a look at the state of pancreatic cancer treatments and care. Julie Fleshman, CEO o…

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Nov. 20, 2020

How Precision Medicine Can Help You

Precision medicine is revolutionizing cancer care. Dr. Razelle Kurzrock highlights how personalized treatments improve patient ou…

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Nov. 13, 2020

Patient Victory for Price Transparency

Power to patients! A new price transparency rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will allow you to see exac…

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Nov. 6, 2020

How PBMs Profit at Your Expense

As a heated election season wraps up, Terry and Dr. Bob examine the latest results and what they mean for patients and federal he…

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Oct. 30, 2020

Your Access to Gene Therapies

Gene therapies can be lifesaving for many patients. But accessing them can be a challenge of its own. Terry and Dr. Bob discuss t…

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