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February 19, 2021 28 min
The COVID-19 vaccination campaign is underway, but many people have questions about when vaccines will be available, what side effects they may have, and what vaccination means for precautions like masks and social distancing. To help answer these questions, Tom talks with Dr. Stephen Blatt, TriHealth Medical Director of Infectious Diseases; Dr. Jonathan Buck, TriHealth Primary Care Physician; and Terri Hanlon–Bremer, TriHealth Vic...
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Experts agree that being kind to children and encouraging them to be kind to others play a significant role in their development and has implications for the adults they become. This episode of Health Talk by TriHealth features Denise Warrick, MD a Pediatrician from TriHealth Pediatrics; Sue Sivertson Ph.D., a Parenting Specialist from the Parent Connext program at Beech Acres Parenting Center; and Kim Adler, a parent and participa...
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Raising children in an atmosphere of kindness can be tough to do in the best of times, but parenting during a pandemic only adds to the challenges. To help parents understand how, this episode of Health Talk by TriHealth continues the conversation with Denise Warrick, MD a Pediatrician from TriHealth Pediatrics; Sue Sivertson Ph.D., a Parenting Specialist from the Parent Connext program at Beech Acres Parenting Center; and Kim Adle...
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Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer in the U.S., with nearly one out of eight women being diagnosed at some point in their lives. Nearly 65 percent of breast cancer cases are diagnosed before it spreads – greatly increasing the outlook for patients. But what about cases of metastatic breast cancer, where the disease has begun to spread? This episode of Health Talk by TriHealth features Amie Jackson M...
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September 10, 2020 23 min
Vaccinations play a major role in preventing disease worldwide and offer the promise of a healthy and safe post-COVID-19 world. This episode of Health Talk by TriHealth TriHealth Primary Care Physician John Proctor, MD and TriHealth Infectious Diseases Medical Director Stephen Blatt, MD who talk about the role of vaccinations on the overall health of you and your family. They address a wide range of topics including the eradication...
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Two out of three heart attacks happen to somebody experiencing their first heart attack. While all heart attacks are medical emergencies, one of the most dangerous is an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) heart attack, during which one of the heart's major arteries (one of the arteries that supplies oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the heart muscle) is blocked. In the event of a STEMI heart attack, it is critical to ta...
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Living with acute or chronic pain can significantly damage your quality of life, affecting any part of the body in people of any age. In this episode, you’ll learn how Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists diagnose and relieve painful conditions. Tom chats with Doctor Tammy Musolino, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at TriHealth, and Stacy Rich, a double amputee who has faced a difficult battl...
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May 22, 2020 17 min
Even if you can’t leave the house, there may be times when you or someone you care about needs to see a doctor. Fortunately, an emerging technology called Telehealth now makes it possible to receive certain types of care without leaving home. To learn more, listen to Tom’s discussion with key members of the TriHealth Telehealth team: Eric Peters, Director of Operations for Population Health Organization; Nick Kostoff, Senior Manage...
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While COVID-19 has Greater Cincinnati residents under stay-at-home orders, many of our responsibilities haven’t stopped — especially for those of you who have children or are caring for adult family members. In this episode, Tom chats with a pediatrician and two clinical psychologists about how to stay sane during this unusual time. Guests include: Dr. Denise Warrick from TriHealth Pediatrics, Dr. Margaret Lemp from Northcreek Fami...
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February 24, 2020 15 min
There’s a special bell at the TriHealth Cancer Institute that patients ring to signal milestones in their treatment. It’s one of the ways we celebrate the success of a program that’s making a difference for cancer patients throughout Greater Cincinnati. This month, Tom talks with Kelly Krummen, an Oncology Nurse from the TriHealth Cancer Institute, and Stacy Anderson, a patient who recently got to ring that bell.
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February 4, 2020 18 min
One of the most common heart disorders is atrial fibrillation, or AFib for short. It's an irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart failure and stroke. While several million Americans have symptoms of AFib, many people don’t realize just how serious a condition it can be. This month, Tom chats with Doctor Marshall Winner from the TriHealth Heart Institute and Scott Farwick, a patient who was able to resume his diving career th...
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November 18, 2019 41 min
Replacing a major joint in the human body — such as a hip, knee, or shoulder — can significantly improve your quality of life, especially if you suffer from pain, weakness in the joint, or limited mobility. Great strides are also being made to minimize and even eliminate some of the most common complications associated with total joint replacement. In this episode, Tom talks with Dr. Mark Snyder about some of the work that’s been p...
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Reconstructive plastic surgery can play an important role by restoring the human body’s function in addition to repairing physical damage. This month, Tom chats with James Taylor (no relation to the artist), who nearly lost his right leg to a rare skin-destroying infection. We also welcome Dr. Binh Nguyen, a TriHealth specialist in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery who saved Taylor's leg, and Taylor’s wife Connie, wh...
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May 30, 2019 17 min
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women. Unfortunately, symptoms of lung cancer don’t always show until advanced stages of cancer, when treatment options are limited. Recent medical research has shown, however, that screening high-risk individuals — especially those with a lifelong history of tobacco use — can dramatically improve survival rates by as much as 20 percent. This episode of Health...
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March 24, 2019 31 min
Managing your body weight is a critical part of any healthy lifestyle, but for some people dieting and exercise just aren’t enough. This month Tom chats with Dr. Katie Meister, a specialist in bariatric surgery who’s helping Cincinnatians to get that weight of, keep it off, and return to doing the things they love. We’ll also hear from Lee Bird, one of Dr. Meister’s patients, who has made remarkable progress after gastric bypass su...
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February 24, 2019 18 min
Devices known as cochlear implants enable many patients to overcome hearing loss. In this episode, Tom talks with TriHealth Otolaryngologist Doctor Brian Goico about how cochlear implants are enabling patients to regain their lost hearing. We also chat with Shanice McGrew, a 26 year old nursing student who recently received cochlear implants after a lifetime of progressive hearing loss. For a full transcript of this podcast, visit...
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February 6, 2019 17 min
Heart disease kills 1 in 4 people, making it the most common cause of death in the United States. Yet many of these deaths are preventable with simple lifestyle changes. In recognition of American Heart Month, Tom chats with Doctor Kathryn O’Keefe from the top-rated TriHealth Heart Institute and two of her patients. You’ll learn about the warning signs of heart disease and what you can do to reduce your risk. For more information v...
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January 9, 2019 17 min
When we think of childbirth, the first image that comes to mind is often a traditional hospital birth with a doctor. In today’s podcast, we’ll look at alternative options available to women with midwifery care. Tom talks with Sue Wenn, a Certified Nurse Midwife who delivers at Good Samaritan hospital, and Stephanie Barnette, who has delivered five children with TriHealth nurse midwives.
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December 4, 2018 33 min
Opioid addiction is a growing concern in the United States, and Greater Cincinnati in particular. In this month’s episode Tom talks with two TriHealth physicians, Dr. Michael Marcotte and Dr. Kenneth Patton, who are helping to lead the search for safer and more effective alternatives. We’ll also hear from Jamie Ryan, a patient who was treated with traditional pain medication during her first C-section, and a newer Pain Pack treatme...
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September 26, 2018 20 min
Ovarian cancer is one of the more challenging forms to treat, especially when diagnosed at advanced stages. But that may be changing thanks to a specialized form of chemotherapy called Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). Our guests include gynecologic oncologist Dr. Jack Basil and Farah Kahn, the first TriHealth patient to be treated for ovarian cancer with HIPEC.
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