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Addressing Toxic Childhood Stress with California’s First Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Addressing Toxic Childhood Stress with California’s First Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to the show. Governor Gavin Newsome chose Dr. Burke Harris to be California’s first official Surgeon General for her expertise on the impact of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and their role in future health problems. They discuss how ACEs affect brain development and DNA makeup. Dr Burke Harris also talks about how the newly-launched ACEs Aware program seeks to provide a framework for early primary care screening…

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Vaping Crisis, Public Health Heroes and Open Notes: A Look Back at the Best of 2019

Vaping Crisis, Public Health Heroes and Open Notes: A Look Back at the Best of 2019

This week, Mark and Margaret take a look at some of the highlights from the shows of 2019, the year we celebrated ten years on the air. They revisit their conversations with Flint Michigan pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on the water crisis, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids CEO Matthew Myers on the vaping crisis, and health care innovators like Dr.Tom Delbanco of Open Notes and primary care transformer Dr. Bodenheimer, and the show’s 500th guest, House Majority Whip James Clyburn.

Rolling Health Care to Where It’s Needed Most: Harvard’s Dr. Nancy Oriol on her Family Van Mobile Health Clinic

Rolling Health Care to Where It’s Needed Most: Harvard’s Dr. Nancy Oriol on her Family Van Mobile Health Clinic

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Nancy Oriol, founder of the Family Van, a mobile health clinic on wheels that brings prevention and primary care interventions right into the neighborhoods who need it most. She talks about building a health care network based on trust, saving costs and improving outcomes, and how it’s gaining in popularity in a more user-friendly, prevention-focused health care system.

25-64 Year Olds Are Dying Earlier and Here’s Why: Our Conversations with VCU’s Dr. Steven Woolf

25-64 Year Olds Are Dying Earlier and Here’s Why: Our Conversations with VCU’s Dr. Steven Woolf

This week on Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Steven Woolf, Distinguished Chair in Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University – and Health Equity Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor at the V-C-U Center on Society and Health. He talks about their just-released report – showing a decline in life expectancy among working-aged adults in the US – a result of the lingering effects of the recession, the opioid crisis and other so-called deaths…

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America’s Growing Diabetes Threat: American Diabetes Association’s Dr. Louis Philipson on Challenges and Breakthroughs for Nation’s 30 Million Diabetics

America’s Growing Diabetes Threat: American Diabetes Association’s Dr. Louis Philipson on Challenges and Breakthroughs for Nation’s 30 Million Diabetics

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Louis Philipson, President of Medicine and Science at the American Diabetes Association and Director of the Kovler Diabetes Center at the University of Chicago who addresses the enormous public health threat of 30 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes as well as 70 million more with pre-diabetes. He examines the challenge of helping patients manage their conditions and talks about promising new research on genomics-based precision medicine approaches to treating…

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United States of Care Founder Andy Slavitt on the ACA, Expanding Coverage and Fixing US Health Care

United States of Care Founder Andy Slavitt on the ACA, Expanding Coverage and Fixing US Health Care

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama, and founder of United States of Care, a non-partisan think tank dedicated to expanding health coverage to all Americans. He examines how efforts to derail health coverage for Americans has become political ‘kryptonite’ and how there must be bipartisan solutions to expanding coverage, reducing drug costs and addressing health disparities in this country.