NGHS Health Perspectives

NGHS Health Perspectives

With so much conflicting information out there about health topics, wouldn't it be great to have a trusted go-to source for all things related to health? Northeast Georgia Health System's Health Perspectives podcast brings doctors, experts and community volunteers together for candid conversations and fresh perspectives on a range of health issues that may be affecting you and your family.If you have a topic you would like us to discuss, visit nghs.com/healthperspectives to tell us what you want us to talk about next.

Episodes

December 7, 2022 17 min

High blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer - because most of the time, it has no obvious symptoms. Listen to our latest podcast to hear Dr. Henson and Dr. Burkle discuss hypertension and what you can do to avoid it.

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You may have heard about NGMC's Center of Excellence designation, but what does that really mean for you? Listen as Dr. Green talks with our team about what these designations mean for our patients needing surgery and how additional expertise can benefit you.

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What are the ABC's of safe sleep? What is Safe Kids Northeast Georgia? If you are you a parent looking for some practical parenting tips and advice, tune in to our latest podcast episode featuring grandmother Penny Whitkire, daughter Brandie Martin, and Safe Kids Coordinator, Elaina Lee. 

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Deciding to have joint replacement surgery is a big decision. Hear why Aileen Jackson, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, advises her patients not to put it off any longer. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for a successful recovery so you can live pain-free with your new joint and get back to doing the things you love. Learn more about your joint replacement options at NGMC by visiting nghs.com/j...

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Tabitha Buffington had been a long-time nurse and manager at Northeast Georgia Medical Centers (NGMC) Gainesville and Braselton when she received a call she’ll never forget. In the blink of an eye, Tabitha became a patient in her own workplace. Listen to our latest podcast episode.

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Population Health is often talked about around here, but is sometimes misunderstood. Dr. Antonio Rios, our first-ever Chief of Population Health, hopes to clear things up and explain what it is with the help of Dr. Monica Newton in this informative conversation.

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September 13, 2022 28 min

What is Advance Care Planning and why does everyone age 18 and older need an Advance Directive for Healthcare? Tune in to learn more.

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August 31, 2022 28 min

There's a lot of information on the Internet about healthy eating, but how can you decipher what advice is best for you? Listen as Giselle Cram Ortiz, dietician in NGMC's bariatric program, and Marie, our host, discuss common diet trends and myths and provide practical tips on how to properly fuel your body to live a healthier life. 

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August 17, 2022 23 min

National studies show a 31% lower risk of a heart attack for patients who attend cardiac rehab when it's prescribed to them. There are even more benefits to cardiac rehab, including an increase in overall health, wellbeing, and mental health! Learn all about cardiac rehab with our host, Christy, and guests Beau and Wanda on this Health Perspectives Podcast! 

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August 3, 2022 20 min

Seeing your doctor for an annual checkup is an important part of keeping up with your health — whether you're 7 or 77. It's a time to ask questions and help your physician get to know you so they are able to care for you well. Listen along with two of our doctors as they talk more about why you should make it a priority to see them every year!

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July 20, 2022 16 min

Over 69% of pregnant women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes every year. Learn all about gestational diabetes and more in this podcast episode featuring our Diabetes Educator, Suzanne Burns, Labor and Delivery Clinical Nurse Educator, Tasha Murchison and Clinical Practice Specialist, Bridgette Schulman.

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Listen as Dr. Anna Powell, Family Medicine Physician and Obesity Medicine Specialist, discusses medical weight-loss options and expectations.

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What are the signs and symptoms of heart failure? What if I have a family history of it? How can I prevent heart failure? Dr. Egolum answers these questions and more.

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June 8, 2022 36 min

Each year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury. Hear from experts Dr. Britta Okyere, John Filson, and Jesse Gibson as they discuss this common injury. #NationalTraumaAwarenessMonth

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Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Listen as Lauren Ayala, a nurse practitioner with Inpatient Neurology and Jessica Smith, a physical therapist with the Rehabilitation Institute, discuss all aspects of stroke - from recognizing the signs to seeking care immediately and recovering in the hospital and beyond. #StrokeMonth

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May 11, 2022 28 min

Spring is in full bloom! Listen as Faria Khan, MD, talks all things allergy and asthma with host Marie Krueger. Dr. Khan debunks some common allergy and asthma myths and provides treatment information for individuals seeking relief this time of year. 

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After having a baby, it can be hard to tell what's normal and what's not when it comes to recovery - especially for those moms who have had a Cesarean section. Listen as physical therapist Natalie Edwards talks with Gentry Hunt and host Christy Moore about what NGMC is doing to help educate postpartum patients on pelvic floor dysfunction, what to look for and what treatment options are available. 

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What happens when your child needs hospital care? Listen as host Christy Moore discusses with pediatric nurse manager Jamie Vick what you can expect when bringing your child to NGMC for pediatric care.

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Babies born prematurely or with illness can receive specialized care in an Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Neonatal Intermediate Care Nursery (IMC). Hear as we dive in to what it means when a newborn baby has to stay in the NICU. 

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March 16, 2022 36 min

More than 122 million Americans live with diabetes or have prediabetes, so let's talk about it! Join us to discuss and learn about what it is, who it affects, treatment options and more. 

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