Malpractice Podcast

Malpractice Podcast

Syd & Jess are here to deliver a podcast about medical true crime, the history of healthcare, and dope science - all with a dose of humor - just what the doctor ordered!

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October 27, 2021 49 min

This week on our SECOND Theranos episode, Syd covers the court proceedings, opening arguments and where the cases are headed, and the whistleblowers who uncovered the shady dealings going on inside Theranos.

From faked pharma contracts to Silicon Valley “Fake it till you make it” culture, all of Theranos' dirty laundry is being aired in a California courtroom, and you won't want to miss this update!

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Malpractice Podcast turns ONE today - this special anniversary episode, brought to you by Syd & Jess, includes some host picks of our favorite clips. Check this episode out to hear some of our favorite short clips since we started the show in 2020! 

Thank you for listening and supporting our show, don't forget to leave a review wherever you listen, and remember - malpractice makes perfect. 

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October 12, 2021 55 min

In this week's episode, Jess is covering Tobacco Pt. II, including the wild ride of a court case for the ages. Are you ready to hear about companies lying to the public, a brave whistleblower, withholding evidence, lying to the government, and rat poison hidden in tobacco products? Tune in to hear about Dr. Jeffery Wigand and why he's the hero of the day!

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October 6, 2021 55 min

In this week's episode, Jess will cover the history of tobacco usage, the medical effects of smoking, historical timelines, and the never-ending connection to medical true crime! This is part one of a two part series - next week in episode II, we'll cover one of the craziest medical true crime stories in modern history!

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In this week's episode, we're sitting down with the incredibly cool Dr. Bre Gentile (but you can call her Dr. G) to discuss childhood trauma and what it does to us as adults, ACEs scores, and the rewarding career niche she carved out in the tech industry  as a trauma-informed designer. If you're all about shocking statistics, helpful tips for being a trauma ally, and finding your place in the world - don't miss this...

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September 21, 2021 49 min

In this week's episode, Sydnee takes us through the story of "Fake it Till You Make It" queen, Elizabeth Holmes, on trial now for 12 counts of fraud. We're talking Theranos blood testing, black turtlenecks, and the trial that's currently underway in the wake of a $9 Billion company's collapse. If you love secrets, healthcare scams, and/or secondhand investigative journalism, this story will blow your mind.

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To kick off SEASON 3, we're sitting down with Kira Dineen, MS, LCGC, CG(ASCP)CM! Kira is a licensed, certified prenatal genetic counselor AND the host of the award-winning podcast, DNA Today. Kira and her team won the Best 2020 Science and Medicine Podcast Award, and she's here to tell us all about genetic counseling, what your at-home genetic testing kit may have gotten wrong, and where this exciting field is heading in th...

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In this week's special BONUS episode, we're interviewing the AMAZING Emily Nolan, wellness thought-leader, activist, ally, and food allergy momma! She's here to teach us all about radical acceptance and inclusiveness, how to be a food allergy ally. Emily will share the details of her family's journey through the sometimes terrifying world that is having a child with food allergies and how she chooses to keep things ...

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For the FINAL episode of Season 2, Syd & Jess take on the TOP TEN food allergies! We'll give you the lowdown on all of the biggest allergens from the ones you expect like milk, eggs, shellfish, nuts, to allergies you've probably never heard of.  The goal of this food allergy follow up is to educate as many people as we can about the dangers of these conditions AND how you can make spaces more inclusive for those with fo...

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August 16, 2021 48 min

In this episode, Sydnee takes us through the viewer-requested topic: Food Allergies! You asked for it, we delivered - everything you could ever want to know about how food allergies work. We'll cover everything from anaphylactic shock to your overeager immune system to all the things people DON'T know about EpiPens. Stick with us, because if you have a food allergy, this episode just might save your life! 

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August 11, 2021 65 min

This week, we're interviewing the incredible Kali Dayton, ICU nurse practitioner, sedation and mobility consultant, patient advocate, and host of the podcast "Walking Home from the ICU".  We're here to discuss the wild phenomenon called "ICU delirium," sedation and ventilation practices that damage the brains of a huge portion of those put into medically-induced comas, and how to be prepared as a patient!

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August 2, 2021 53 min

In this week's episode, Jess covers the history of access to abortion. Referred to as "the procedure" to protect those seeking one, abortions are a topic with strong opinions on every side. We're here to provide the background of how various cultures throughout history felt about the practice, the changing story of the American narrative, and we'll throw in some mind-blowing facts about the Puritans.

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This week, we're discussing mental health, grief, and music therapy with friend of the pod, Grant Howarth. Grant has degrees in Music Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and he has been a bereavement coordinator at Heart to Heart Hospice for over 5 years. Grant is an advocate, an activist, an ally, an empath and an amazing counselor - you won't want to miss this episode! 

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July 20, 2021 47 min

This week's episode is brought to you by Sydnee and SCIENCE (thanks, Science!) and although ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a hard topic to discuss, we're here to tell you everything you need to know - and hopefully NOT bum you out. We're talking Stephen Hawking, drug discovery, clinical trials, and everything in between. You won't want to miss this episode! Listen until the very end to get inducted into the...

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July 13, 2021 49 min

In this week's episode, Jess covers the truly shocking story of the Dupont Chemical Company, teflon, and the West Virginia community that was being slowly poisoned. Find out what 98% of Americans have in their systems that will never go away, and how all of this was brought to light by a farmer, a corporate defense lawyer, and - you guessed it - science. 

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In this episode, Jess kicks things off by telling us about the fascinating history of wound care - starting with Ancient Greece, she'll cover how people have taken care of wounds throughout the ages! Then Syd will introduce us to Joshua Budman, biomedical engineer and co-founder of Tissue Analytics, the company that may already be changing the way that your doctor handles injuries. Join us for an interesting look into how softw...

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Another Sydnee classic: True crime meets medical science. Join us to learn all about how this modern technique - genetic genealogy - was used to catch the notorious Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo. We'd like to dedicate this episode to the 74 victims whose lives were taken or forever altered by this monster, and to the scientists and detectives who gave a great deal of themselves to catch him. 

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In this episode we interview Dr. Nate Link,  CMO of NYC's Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the U.S. and a place where everyone can seek medical care - no matter what. Join us as we talk about everything from leading the hospital's COVID-19 charge, to the AIDS epidemic, to changing the way we think about implicit bias. Dr. Link is an advocate, an ally, an author, and all-around amazing individual!

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In this week's  episode, Jess will tell us all about **drumroll please** ACTUAL medical malpractice - you know, like the name of the show? Join us as we venture through the history of malpractice (which we cannot believe we haven't covered yet), from Ancient Romans to Michael Jackson, and everything in between!

We're talking Julie Andrews, Andy Warhol, and the King himself - Elvis, on this week's SPECIAL episode, an...

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In this episode we interview Lane Rasberry. He is the coolest Wikimedian-in-Residence you will ever meet. Passionate about access to health data, health communication, and collaborative practices in institutional outreach. We're so excited to share the conversation we had with this kindred spirit!

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