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August 20, 2021 29 min
Our guests this week are: Dr. Rachel Villanueva - President of the National Medical Association. Dr. Villanueva is a women's health expert and advocate who is committed to reproductive justice, health equity, workforce diversity, and disease prevention. Dr. Villanueva spoke about COVID's impact on the black community. She talked about how we all can lower COVID-19 infections with vaccinations and masks. Villanueva discussed why National Medical Association, which advocates on behalf of African American physicians and patients, is one of dozens of health care organizations that recently signed a joint statement in support of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all workers in the industry. o Debra Dyer, MD, chair of the American College of Radiology Lung Screening Committee. Dr Dyer discussed how that lung cancer kills more people than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. She talked about the new federal guidelines that have nearly doubled the number of Americans eligible for lung cancer screening — proven to greatly reduce lung cancer deaths and what we should all know about the disease. Dyer mentioned Kathy Griffin's recent diagnosis with lung cancer and how it can strike non-smokers too.
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