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Housecalls ended in the 1960s. But today, doctors have the technology to do an exam in your home via a televisit. We talk to Family Medicine Physician Nadim Ilbawi, MD, who introduces us to TytoCare, new technology that helps make this happen. A TytoCare visit provides your physician with high-quality digital sounds of the heart and lungs, high-qua…
 
The doctor of the oldest American to summit Mt. Everest talks about caring for a world-class climber. In Part 2, you’ll hear from Art Muir’s orthopaedic surgeon, Mark Bowen, M.D., his reaction when Art Muir told him he was climbing Mt. Everest, how he helped Muir get stronger despite injuries and his advice for patients of any age who want to chase…
 
Art Muir, 75, the oldest American to summit Mount Everest, shares his journey to the top of the world and how NorthShore University HealthSystem helped him to achieve his goals. In this first episode of a two-part series, listen to Art Muir, 75, the oldest American to summit Mount Everest, share his journey to the top of the world, what he did to p…
 
Dietitian Emmaline Rasmussen, MS, RD, LDN helps us find new ways to nurture ourselves through healthy eating goals and simple tips and tricks after a year-long COVID hibernation. She shares her expertise for stress-free and guilt-free eating that will feed your body and mind. Topics include why we eat what we eat, goal setting, intermittent fasting…
 
In this episode, we debunk myths and fact-check fears of the COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Jennifer Grant, a NorthShore infectious disease physician. As we approach the one year mark of the pandemic, Dr. Grant candidly addresses vaccine hesitancy by debunking myths about the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines with solid facts. Does the vaccine affec…
 
Today we take a closer look at how COVID-19 may be causing heart complications among athletes. NorthShore cardiologist Dr. Jason Robin explains myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, what symptoms are concerning and when athletes can return to sports. You will also hear from athlete Sarah Barbosa, 18, who had her heart checked after suff…
 
Luisa Penepacker is an ICU nurse with 29 years of experience. She shares her experiences of life and death on the frontlines of the pandemic. NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital is, at the time of this recording, the COVID-19 hospital for NorthShore University HealthSystem. For frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and what you can do to help NorthSh…
 
Maria Kellner was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was a toddler. Now at 36, she shares her world of insulin injections, blood sugar checks, and the rollercoaster ride of what happens if she makes a wrong medical decision. To make a donation to JDRF, please visit: http://www.jdrf.org/onewalk For more information about Diabetes, please visit:…
 
Mental health therapist Jeffrey Sholemson shows us how to feel like we’re wrapped in a warm blanket by clearing our minds of stress, anxiety and negative thoughts. Jeffrey Sholemson is a therapist at NorthShore University HealthSystem. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.northshore.org/psychiatry-behavioral-scie…
 
Nirav Shah, MD, goes into detail about what it takes to make a vaccine when time is of the essence and the world is watching. He is an Infectious Disease Attending Physician at NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a Clinical Assistant professor at University of Chicago, the Medical Director of Quality, Innovation and Clinical Practice Analytic…
 
“I’m not going to let you die.” Risking it all, an ER physician shares the resilience and hope found on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ernest Wang, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem, gives us a front-row seat to what it really feels like to risk your life every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced…
 
Jim Ingle thought COVID-19 wasn’t any worse than having the flu, until he got it. He describes his three-week fight at home experiencing symptoms “five times worse” than the flu to the point of asking to try an untested experimental treatment. For more information, please visit http://www.northshore.org/healthy-you/. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and…
 
As clusters of the coronavirus break out across the globe, Jennifer Grant, MD, an Infectious Disease physician, explains why we should care about the coronavirus. What public health officials don’t know about the deadly virus is what worries her. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks. Mixed by Jon Hillenbrand. Additional sound effects from…
 
The patients began showing up in emergency rooms last spring, at first in Wisconsin and Illinois, then across America. Most of them were young men, struggling in vain to suck air into their lungs. At first glance, their symptoms resembled severe pneumonia - but there was no infection or virus to blame. This deadly mystery illness trailed back to th…
 
This episode explains the urgency of why you need to know if you have dense breast tissue and how the laws are changing in 2020 to help. Nancy Cappello and her doctors were unaware that a cancerous tumor had been growing in her breast for years, undetected by yearly mammograms. After discovering her dense breast tissue was hiding a tumor, she began…
 
From the frontlines of the medical marijuana debate, Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, shares her unique perspective on the changing landscape of cannabis—from medical marijuana to the proliferation of CBD retail outlets and what you need to know. Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, serves as Medical Director of NorthShore’s Integrative Medicine Department, and is…
 
A Wrigley Field beer vendor recovering from a massive heart attack shared a special bond with his cardiologist, who was also a beer vendor at Wrigley. Eddie Rajczyk, a 58-year-old beer vendor at Wrigley Field, collapsed from a massive heart attack and woke up days later at NorthShore Evanston Hospital surrounded by caregivers. Among them was his ca…
 
This episode delves into how your DNA affects the medications you should take, a developing field known as Pharmacogenomics, where caregivers are assessing patients’ DNA to try to determine what drug is best for them. The right drug, at the right dose, at the right time. That’s the goal of pharmacogenomics, which is designed to eliminate trial-and-…
 
In this three-part series, we’ll be examining the opioid epidemic in America, which is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands every year and has been declared a nationwide public health emergency by the U.S. government. In this segment, we’re talking to NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Michael Nelson MD, a physician who is on the front…
 
In episode two of our three part series on the opioid epidemic in America, we revisit Sharon, who after being confronted by her sister about her addiction decided to seek help. We then speak to addiction experts at the Doreen E. Chapman Center, a comprehensive treatment facility at NorthShore University HealthSystem in suburban Chicago for individu…
 
In this three-part series, we’ll be examining the opioid epidemic in America, which is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands every year and has been declared a nationwide public health emergency by the U.S. government. In this episode, we visited 58-year-old Sharon at her home in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. With its large homes set ba…
 
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