Aired on February 25, 2023

The Latest Infectious Diseases


As the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant social restrictions have declined in much of the world, other viruses have been making headlines. Flu, RSV, monkeypox and norovirus are among a number of illnesses to have spiked in

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Aired on February 11, 2023

Primary Care & Prevention


Generally speaking, people in good health rarely need medications or have the need to see a specialist. So, it’s probably natural that most give little thought to selecting a primary care provider. At some point,

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Aired on February 4, 2023

Intersection of Bias and Racism in Medicine and Medical Education


Racism is recognized as an important social determinant of health and key driver of health inequities. A comprehensive examination of systemic, intersecting disparities in professional medical culture begins with the examination of exclusion and discrimination in

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Aired on January 28, 2023

HIV & STI Prevention


More than 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) get diagnosed in the United States every year. In addition, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Partaking in risky

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Aired on January 21, 2023

COVID-19 & Brain Function


COVID-19 may be primarily a respiratory illness, but its reach extends far beyond the lungs. Since the pandemic’s onset, it has become clear to neurologists that the pervasive disease can impact even our most precious

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Aired on January 14, 2023

Breast Health & Imaging


Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women, as well as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. Although mortality rates have decreased nationwide, there is an existing breast cancer mortality disparity

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Aired on January 7, 2023

Health Literacy & Women’s Health


Health literacy is essential to making appropriate health decisions by understanding and interpreting their health information. Promoting health literacy, especially among Black communities should be a key part of health equity strategies. As part of developing

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Aired on December 31, 2022

Substance Abuse Recovery Management


Alcohol and other drug abuse is increasingly recognized as a significant problem for women. According to a 2015 national survey, 5.7% of women have a substance use disorder in the United States. Like other demographic population subgroups, women

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Aired on December 17, 2022

Impact of Race & Ethnicity on Surgical Outcomes


Concerns regarding access to care and the disparate treatment of patients because of their race or ethnicity have existed within the medical community since the start of the twentieth century. A number of well-known studies have

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Aired on December 10, 2022

Dermatologic Health Disparities


More than 1.3 million people in the United States were living with melanoma of the skin in 2019, making it one of the top five most common cancers in the country. However, although there is significant data exist

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Aired on December 3, 2022

Perinatal Mental Health & Black Women


Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common complications that occur in pregnancy or in the first 12 months after delivery. Maternal mental health issues are common among Black mothers, in comparison to the United

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Aired on November 26, 2022

Children’s Vaccinations


Babies are born with protection against some diseases because their mothers pass proteins made by the body to fight disease to them before birth. Breastfed babies continue to get more antibodies in breast milk. But in

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