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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through December 2018
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2018

Starting 2019 Right, Lifestyle as Medicine: Dr. David Katz on Power of Nutrition in Prevention and Health

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David Katz
David Katz
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Katz, globally renowned lifestyle medicine expert and Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center where his research focuses on advancing diet and nutrition as a powerful tool to reduce the burden of chronic disease. The founder of the True Health Initiative, he discusses his most recent book, "The Truth About Food", a comprehensive reference book for clinicians and patients on the science of nutrition.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2018

Best of 2018: AI, CRISPR, Telemedicine, and Emerging Health Care Trends

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Best of CHCRadio 2018
Best of CHCRadio 2018
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter look back at some of the most memorable guests from 2018, which included thought leaders in areas such as CRISPR gene editing technology, Artificial Intelligence and Voice in health care, the rise of innovative care delivery models as well as the transformation in health profession training. They also welcomed award-winning investigative journalists who exposed the dark side of the health industry in which corporations profited from defrauding the public and putting patients' lives at risk, from the Theranos scandal to the industry-driven opioid crisis.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018

Fitbit Medical Director Dr. John Moore on Wearable Tech Company's New Personalized Health and Fitness Coaching Platform

FEATURED GUEST:
John Moore
John Moore
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Moore, Medical Director of Fitbit, on their newly launched Fitbit Care - a digitally supported personal health and fitness coaching platform that provides personalized support 24/7. Dr. Moore talks about the platform's ability to help participants set achievable goals, linking their real time data to health coaches through their digital technology.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018

National Cancer Institute Director Dr. Norman Sharpless on the Future of Genomics, Prevention, and Personalized Oncology

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Norman Sharpless
Norman Sharpless
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Norman Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. They discuss the accelerated pace of discovery in cancer research driven by genomics, big data analytics and personalized oncology. He also stresses the need to address fragmented pockets of research for more rapid deployment of treatment breakthroughs.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018

Microsoft's Voice and AI Evangelist Noelle LaCharite Talks About Transforming Healthcare With Applied AI Coding

FEATURED GUEST:
Noelle LaCharite
Noelle LaCharite
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Noelle LaCharite Principal Program Manager for Applied AI and Cognitive Services at Microsoft, and one of the original voice 'skills' developers for Amazon's Alexa. She talks about the promise of applied AI, machine learning and voice technology systems which enable coders, developers or anyone to create their own applications and voice skills to enhance and advance the health care experience.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2018

Researching Medical Marijuana and PTSD: Dr. Sue Sisley on the Quest to Expand Research on the Medicinal Potential of Cannabis

FEATURED GUEST:
Sue Sisley
Sue Sisley
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sue Sisley, internist, psychiatrist and President of the Scottsdale Research Institute which is conducting the nation's only FDA-approved study on the efficacy of whole plant marijuana for treatment of PTSD. She discusses her ten-year quest to complete a randomized control trial on the use of cannabis as a potentially effective approach, and restrictions that pose a challenge to expansive scientific research.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018

National Access to Primary Care and Minister of Loneliness: Dr. Charles Alessi on the UK's Approach to Population Health and Dementia Prevention

FEATURED GUEST:
Charles Alessi
Charles Alessi
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Charles Alessi, Senior Advisor for Dementia Prevention at Public Health England, the UK's equivalent of the CDC. Dr. Alessi talks about the prevention strategies being deployed across the UK to delay the onset of dementia, the lack of barriers to primary care services, and their recently announced Minister of Loneliness to confront this chronic health issue.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Dr. Leana Wen, Day One: Charting Planned Parenthood's Course for Protecting Women's Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Leana Wen
Leana Wen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, newly appointed President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American. Dr. Wen talks about successful interventions she launched as Baltimore's Health Commissioner on opioids, maternal mortality and gun violence, planning to take her tough public health approach to addressing challenges to women's health and reproductive rights in America.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Targeted Therapies and Big Cost Savings: Personalized Medicine Coalition President Edward Abrahams on Precision Medicine's Potential

FEATURED GUEST:
Edward Abrahams
Edward Abrahams
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Edward Abrahams, President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition which supports the emerging science of precision medicine and the huge potential it holds for cost savings with pharmacogenomics, targeted therapies, and improved outcomes for patients and health systems. They discuss the Coalition's upcoming summit at Harvard which will bring together policy makers, leading scientists, advocates and provider organizations to devise strategies for advancing precision medicine.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018

"She Has Her Mother's Laugh" - New York Times Science Writer Carl Zimmer on Heredity and the Genomics Revolution

FEATURED GUEST:
Carl Zimmer
Carl Zimmer
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with award-winning New York Times science writer and columnist Carl Zimmer on his critically acclaimed book, "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potentials of Heredity" on the dramatic scientific discovery underway fueled by genomics. He discusses the genome's role in understanding heredity and how personalized medicine will be advanced once the science and medical communities master their knowledge of how genomics impact health and disease.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

Mental Health Crisis in America: National Council for Behavioral Health CEO Linda Rosenberg on Causes and Solutions

FEATURED GUEST:
Linda Rosenberg
Linda Rosenberg
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Linda Rosenberg, CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health on their recent report done with the Cohen Veterans Network confirming that America's mental health crisis is a result of lack of access to care. She discusses the need to remove barriers to behavioral care, the need to embed behavioral health in primary care and for much better mental health and addiction training for providers and social workers.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018

Climate Report's Dire Warnings: World Health Organization's Dr. Maria Neira on Impact of Pollution and Climate Change on Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Maria Neira
Maria Neira
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter revisit their conversation with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of Public Health and the Environment at the World Health Organization who addresses the rising threat to human health from climate change and pollution - now the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. She discusses global strategies that are required to reduce the harm being done to populations around the world, especially those most vulnerable, in the wake of advancing climate change and unmitigated pollution.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018

The Political Challenges in American Health Reform: Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick on the Need for Clinician Activism

FEATURED GUEST:
Don Berwick
Don Berwick
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former CMS Administrator who oversaw the launch of the Affordable Care Act. He talks about inherent political challenges in American health care, the need for providers to get active politically, and the promise of real innovations in the health system coming from outside the industry.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

America's Addiction Crisis: Treatment Research Institute Founder Dr. Tom McLellan on Science-Based Approach to Drug Treatment and Policy

FEATURED GUEST:
Tom McLellan
Tom McLellan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned addiction expert Dr. Tom McLellan, Founder and CEO of the Treatment Research Institute, committed to promoting evidence-based approaches to drug treatment and drug policy. He discusses addiction as a chronic disorder, the effectiveness of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and alcohol addiction, and the need to improve addiction medicine training for clinicians and health care providers.

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