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Breast Cancer

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This week, Dr. Louis Meyers talks about breast cancer with Dr. Amy Comander who is the Co-Medical Director of the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham as well as the Director of Breast Oncology and Cancer Survivorship. He also talks with Tiffany Hogan, who is the Director of the Speech and Language lab at Mass General, and was a patient …

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Rural Health Care

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Today, Dr. Louis Meyers talks with Mr. Allen Morgan (Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Health Association) and Dr. Nikki King (manages and oversees a health care center in Indiana) about health care challenges in rural communities, as compared to those in urban areas. This show also marks its one year anniversary!

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How New Medicines are Developed and Approved by the FDA

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On this episode, Dr. Louis Meyers talks with Dr. Phillip Schein, A medical oncologist and former vice-president of Smith-Kline. He will talk us through how new medicines are developed and approved by the FDA. He also has helped oversee medical research done on the NASA space station, and will talk about that.

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Transplant Surgery

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In this episode of Health Care Today, Dr. Louis Meyers talks with Dr. Philip Camp, a cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. They will be talking about transplant surgery.

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Headaches

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Today, Dr. Louis Meyers talks about headaches and it’s varying degrees of severity. Dr. Meyers is joined by Dr. Hsinlin Thomas Cheng , a neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Gynocologic Cancer

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Today, Dr. Louis Meyers talks with Debbie Poland and Dr. Ursula Matulonis about Gynecologic Cancers. These include cancer of the cervix, uterus, and ovaries.

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Preventing Common Household Poisonings and Summer Safety.

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The show starts off with Dr. Mark Neavyn and Victoria Frankl of Northern New England Poison Center. They discuss how to prevent or treat common household poisonings and accidents. For the second half of the show we talk with Dr. Dan Batsie Director of Vermont’s Emergency Preparedness and Injury Prevention Department. He talks about what they do and some common …

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Healthcare Affordability

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On this Episode, Dr. Louis Meyers talks about Healthcare Affordability. He starts by talking with 3 medical students who have been participating in an online symposium. Then, he talks with Mike Fisher, a healthcare advocate for VT legal aid.

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Opioid Addiction

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On this weeks episode of Healthcare Today, Dr. Lewis Meyers talks Dr. Nikki King and Dr. Mark Levine on the topic of Opioid Addiction. In the podcast they discuss how widespread this epidemic is, and possible ways to battle this. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

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Memory Disorders and Dementias

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On this episode, Dr. Lewis Meyers talks with Dr. Joanna Hellmuth on the topic of Memory Disorders and Dementias, and the progress being made on making these disorders less debilitating. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Lung Cancer

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Dr. Meyers discusses lung cancer with Dr. Ashish Saxena, oncologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. Saxena reviews different types of lung cancer and possible treatments. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

General Surgery

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Today we talk about surgery: its past, recent advancements and its future. Joining us is Dr. Victor Pisanelli and Dr. Audrey Dudzik, both surgeons at Rutland Regional Medical Center. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Mental Health Support for Military Veterans

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This Memorial Day Weekend, Dr. Louis Meyers focuses on the mental health challenges Veterans can face, from depression to PTSD and suicide ideation. Dr. Meyers invites Col. (Dr.) Wendi Waits, Director of Behavioral Health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, to discuss how the team at Walter Reed comes together to help veterans and what psychological hurdles are unique …

Inflammation and Arthritis

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Dr. Louis Meyers invites Rheumatologist Dr. Patience White on the show to talk about the different ailments surrounding unnecessary inflammation, from symptoms of Lyme Disease to Arthritis. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Hospice Care in Vermont

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This week Dr. Meyers invites Dr. Alan Eisemann, hospice director in Rutland and Phyllus Tarbell, director of home hospice for Bayada Nursing to discuss what hospice care is, how it improves the end of terminal or elderly people’s lives, and how outcomes for chronically ill people can be better in hospice care. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Health Care Journalism

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Today Dr. Meyers talks with Katie Jickling, who is VTDigger’s health care reporter. We discuss health care issues in Vermont which she has covered over the past two years including covid, OneCare, cannabis, and more. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Radiation for the Treatment of Cancer

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Dr. Louis Meyers invites Dr. Richard Lovett, radiation oncologist at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to discuss radiation treatments for cancer. Dr. Lovett discusses how radiation treatment has progressed in the last few decades and how effective it is for different types of cancers. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Gene Therapy and CRISPR

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This week Dr. Meyers invites Dr. Harry Malech, who is the director of the gene therapy labs at National Institutes of Health, on the show. Dr. Malech explains new gene therapy techniques, such as CRISPR, and the revolutionary ways it will help us fight disease. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Tick-Borne Diseases

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On today’s show, we discuss ticks and the illnesses they carry. Dr. Meyers first speaks with Middlebury Assistant Professor of Biology David Allen, a specialist in the field of ecology of tick-borne diseases. We follow that up with Dr. Jeffery Parsonnet, an infectious disease expert at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center about Lyme disease and other illnesses. More Posts for Show: Health …

Heart Rate and Regularity

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Dr. Meyers invites cardiovascular specialists Dr. Adam Coleman and Dr. Joseph Winget to talk about the heart organ. They discuss what causes the heart to beat and why heart beats become irregular, what the consequences of an irregular heart beat can be, and how cardiologists treat heart health issues. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Healthcare for Transgender Patients

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Today on the show we discuss the hardships people who identify as transgender face in accessing healthcare that fits their needs. We hear the story of Kelly, a Vermonter who has transitioned from male to female and get a broad perspective on transgender issues from Dr. Rachel Inker, M.D. and Samuel Lurie, M.S.W of the Community Health Center of Burlington. …

Sports Injuries from Head to Toe

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This week we discuss common areas of stress and impact injuries athletes face in the neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet as well as how orthopedists and physical therapists treat these injuries without surgery or around a surgery to achieve the best outcomes for the patient. Our guests are Dr. Matthew Gammons, orthopedist at Killington Medical Clinic and Vermont Orthopedic …

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practicioner

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This Friday we focus on “mid-level” providers: physician assistants and nurse practitioners. We talk about their training, their scope of practice, and the care they provide to Vermonters. Guests include Michelle Wade, who is the current president of Vermont’s Nurse-Practitioner Association and Christine O’Neill, who is immediate past president of Vermont’s Physician Assistant Association. More Posts for Show: Health Care …

First Responders’ Vital Role In Our Community

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Today we talk about First Responders and the important care they administer in patient transports. Our guests are Drew Hazelton of Brattleboro Rescue and Molly Bondurant of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Pancreatic Cancer

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Today we discuss pancreatic cancer with survivor Dr. Alan Fink and Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Dr. Allyson Ocean. We also discuss support for pancreatic cancer patients with Cindy Gavin of the Let’s Win! program in New York City. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Aging and Long-Term Care

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Many adults in the United States worry about (and especially in Vermont with it’s older population) is taking care of their parents and older family members as they age. Dr. Meyers talks with Assisted Living industry veteran Maribeth Bersani from Alexandria, Virginia, Tim Ulrich, an administrator at the Pines Nursing Center in Rutland, and Dr. Stacy Torres, Assistant Professor of …

Heart Disease in Women

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This week we talk to Alice Rader, a Nurse Practitioner who experienced a sudden heart attack at age 32 with no prior history of heart disease. We discuss the importance of listening to your body, even when you feel young and healthy. Dr. Emily Lau, a cardiologist at Mass General, and Dr. Heba Wassif, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, …

Kidney Disease: Genetic Cause, Treatment, and Organ Transplant

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Dr. Meyers discusses kidney disease which is most often passed down genetically. He invites a kidney disease survivor and transplant recipient Marianne Wendel and her nephrologist Dr. Andrew Howard to talk about symptoms, detection, treatment, and transplant which many affected by kidney disease do end up receiving. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Emergency Medicine

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When medical emergencies occur, and they do occur often, most people turn to the nearest emergency room. But what if the nearest emergency room was too far to get to in time? That is the threat much of rural America faces, even here in Vermont. Dr. Louis Meyers talks with an ER Physician at Springfield Hospital about critical access hospitals, …

Are The Kids Alright?

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Dr. Louis Meyers talks about what psychological hurdles school-aged children face in 2021, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Meyers talks with Psychiatrist David Rettew of UVM Medical Center, Champlain Valley Union High School Counselor Tim Wile, and Rutland High School School Psychologist Stacy Shortle. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Treatment of Obesity

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We talk on the comprehensive treatment needed for patients to overcome obesity. We are first introduced to Mr. Bill Schubart, a Waterbury local who had struggled with obesity for a majority of his life. Then we talk with Dr. Angela Fitch of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston about the treatment her and her colleagues administer there for obesity. More Posts …

Primary Care in Vermont

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Today we focus on the importance of primary care and how it’s administered in Vermont. We talk with primary care physicians Dr. Paul Reiss, Dr. Bradley Berryhill, and Dr. Bruce Bullock. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine

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We talk about Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine with Dr. Ann Dixon, Pulmonologist and Intensivist and Director of the Intensive Care Unit at University of Vermont Medical Center. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Health Care in Vermont

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We talk about how care is administered in Vermont specifically with Jessa Barnard, executive director of the Vermont Medical Society and Robin Lunge of the Green Mountain Care Board. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Cancer Research And Treatment

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A few weeks back we talked about breast cancer specifically. This week we wanted to widen the lens and talk more about other types of cancer with oncologist Dr. Philip Schein. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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Endocrinologist Dr. Margaret Daly talks about Diabetes; the causes of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and the treatment for both as well. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Hospital Medicine

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We talk about the unique challenges and advantages of administering care in the hospital setting with Rutland Regional CEO Claudio Forte and Dr. Richard Hidebrandt. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today

Wilderness Medicine with Dr. Richard Ingebresten

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With a lot of Vermonters loving to get outdoors and away from the cities and towns to enjoy nature, wilderness medicine becomes important when hospital care is simply too far away. Dr. Richard Ingebresten of Salt Lake City, Utah, talks about this exciting field of medicine. More Posts for Show: Health Care Today