Health is Everything™

Health is Everything™

Join Michelle Lampl and members of Emory University's groundbreaking Center for the Study of Human Health as they discuss how our health impacts every facet of our lives. From world-renowned scholars covering timely topics to student leaders exploring the cause and effect of health on society at large. Health truly is everything.

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December 2, 2021 33 min

A Surgeon’s Journey to the Heart of Health: Yoga as a Means of Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health

Medicine in general, and surgery in particular, can seem so mechanical and cold. In a world in which bodies are seen as biological machines and medical appointments consist of sitting quietly while the doctor sits with her back to you typing into a computer, the voice of Dr. Carla Haack is both refreshing and inspiring. Dr. Haack has...

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Heather Krug, Clinical Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Eleanor discuss dyslexia in children and useful practices to help improve speech, reading, writing, and more.

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Heather Krug, Clinical Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Eleanor Barrett, 5th Grader

About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Healt...

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Peter Locke, Head of High School at Madison Country Day School in Wisconsin, and Eleanor discuss why school is important and how school can help social and emotional development in children.

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Peter Locke, Head of High School at Madison Country Day School

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Eleanor Barrett, 5th Grader

About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:

The Emory Center for the Study of Human Health was developed to expand heal...

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Meditation Made Easier: The New Science of Wellness, Compassion and Mindfulness

Have you wanted to meditate but can’t seem to commit to sitting quietly and trying to concentrate for 20 or 30 minutes a day? Or have you tried to meditate, but find that the standard mindfulness practices of focusing on the breath or on bodily sensations produce little more than a desire to fidget with boredom or drift off into daydreams? If you identif...

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We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves: The Role of Self and Family Narratives in Human Well-Being

It's no accident that most of us crave stories, in books, in movies on the internet. In many ways, our lives are created by the stories we tell others— and ourselves. And we don’t just tell stories, we live them, and not infrequently we are willing to die for them. Stories have beginnings, middles, and ends. Research has shown that e...

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Creativity in Biomedical Science: How a Drug Never Expected to Work is a Life-Saver for AIDS and COVID-19

Medical science has come under a lot of criticism lately for waffling on its understandings of the COVID-19 virus and of how we can best protect ourselves. Why the confusion? The answer this points to one of science’s greatest gifts to humanity: the ability to change our minds and behavior based on new evidence. Unlike many reli...

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As you read this, you are breathing and taking no notice of this. After listening to this podcast, we think you may never completely ignore breathing again. In fact, like us, you might become fascinated with the potential breathing holds for changing how we think about ourselves and the world around us. 

Few scientists understand this better, both professionally and personally than Don Noble, our guest for this podcast. Dr. Noble ha...

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Most of us who lived through the back half of the 20th Century forgot about infections. We had vaccines for the terrible diseases of childhood and antibiotics for the scary diseases of adulthood. When we caught an infection, it was usually a cold. Certainly, AIDS sent shock waves of grief through many communities, but then antiretroviral medications converted it from a death sentence to a chronic condition. In general, we feared th...

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Dr. Tessa Roseboom is famous for her groundbreaking studies of the long-term effects of babies born during the World War II Dutch famine. Those studies showed unequivocally that the diets of pregnant women affect the health of their children in later life. Subsequent studies have shown that a wide variety of negative exposures in the womb or in childhood exact lasting costs in terms of poor mental and physical health.

So what can b...

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It’s common knowledge that stress can make you sick. But why? It’s also becoming increasingly understood that it is the body’s own inflammatory system that is responsible for most COVID deaths. Why does the immune system get so confused?

If these questions seem interesting but unrelated, this is the podcast for you. Our guest is Steve Cole, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen...

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If you follow these podcasts you know that Dan Benardot, a nutritional expert, warns us about the many problems of fasting as a weight-loss strategy. How, then, are we to understand the growing popularity of practices like intermittent fasting, not just as a way of losing weight, but as health-enhancing lifestyles? Is fasting good or bad? If it has benefits, what are these and why does it work?

Addressing these questions and many mo...

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The scale shows you a number you just can’t abide by. Or you swore you would not buy clothes one size bigger…. So you try to diet. You try to be reasonable so you eat less often. Maybe you decide to be au courant so you fast. But no matter what you do, the weight hardly comes off. Or maybe it comes off but then when you ease up, even just a little you immediately gain the weight back. What is going on?

Join us in this podcast to the...

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Dr. Karl Doghramji, Medical Director at the Jefferson Sleep Disorder Center at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Eleanor discuss the importance of sleep to keep our lives regular. Dr. Doghramji gives some tips on how to sleep better and fight off insomnia.

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Dr. Karl Doghramji, Medical Director at the Jefferson Sleep Disorder Center at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurolog...

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Dr. Charles Raison, host of the Health is Everything podcast, and Eleanor discuss why it’s important to wear your mask and practice social distancing while empathizing with the human need for socialization. Dr. Raison helps explain how to help combat the fear and anxiety that kids are experiencing during this pandemic.

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Dr. Charles Raison, Psychiatrist & Depression Researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Host...

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Dr. Rakesh Jain is a psychiatrist and researcher. Dr. Jain and Eleanor sit down to discuss anxiety and nervousness, and how allowing yourself to have these feelings is okay. Dr. Jain also explains helpful & easy ways to manage these emotions.

Featuring:

Dr. Rakesh Jain, Psychiatrist, Researcher

Host:

Eleanor Barrett, 4th Grader

About Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health:

The Emory Center for the Study of Human ...

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Dr. Malia Jones is a social epidemiologist with the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Laboratory and the UW-Madison Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. Dr. Jones and Eleanor sit down to discuss what going back to school in the middle of a pandemic will be like and how to navigate those situations.

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Dr. Malia Jones, Social Epidemiologist with the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Laboratory...

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It’s All About Relationships, and Not Just With Other People. What COVID Is Trying To Tell Us About Well-Being

Why are people more frightened by COVID than by global warming? Despite being frightened, why are many of us now choosing to be with other people, even at a risk to our own health? Can we draw lessons from these contradictions that will allow us to deepen our relationships with each other while staying healthy, as individu...

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Life is often wonderful, but it is also difficult. Given how much we want happiness, why can’t we be happy more often in our lives? What stands between us and mental peace? Join us for compelling and challenging answers to these questions courtesy of Dr. John Dunne, our guest on this podcast. Dr. Dunne is a Distinguished Chair of Contemplative Humanities in the Center for Healthy Minds and the Department of Asian Languages and Cult...

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Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, is Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University and Director of the Emory Tibet Science Initiative. Dr. Negi and Eleanor sit down to discuss different ways kids can show compassion to their friends and family members, and why being compassionate & kind is so important.

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Dr. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Executive Director of the C...

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Think you should eat less often if you want to lose weight? Think again says Dan Benardot, our guest for this podcast.

Dan Benardot, PhD is an internationally-recognized expert on nutrition, especially as nutrition pertains to peak athletic performance. Dr. Benardot has served as a nutritionist for a number of US Olympic teams, including Track and Field, Ice Skating and Gymnastics. In recognition of this work, he received the Outsta...

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