The Human Side of Healthcare

The Human Side of Healthcare

The Human Side of Healthcare is brought to you by the Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and features compelling discussion on health issues facing our hospitals and how they serve the local Dallas, Ft. Worth and North Texas communities. With approximately 90 member hospitals and 90 affiliate members, the DFWHC has been a beacon of bringing healthcare and the community together in North Texas for half a century. The Council and its members are pleased to bring this awareness to the North Texas community via the show aired on newsradio 1080 KRLD, radio.com and these podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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February 28, 2021 47 min
Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that claims nearly 200,000 lives in the United States annually, and it is projected that over 12 million people will be affected by "afib" by 2030. Dr. Dale Yoo, Cardio Electro Physiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen joins us with a brilliant explanation of "afib," and both a fun and informative look at some of the key areas that affect our heart: Str...
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Dr. Robert Haley from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center joins us with the latest on the Covid vaccinations. Questions about efficacy, combining vaccine vendors, what Messenger RNA is, and a very bold comment that the scientist who developed this technology (originally for cancer treatment) should receive a Nobel Prize nomination this year.


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The full uninterrupted interview with Dr. Robert Haley from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with the latest on the Covid vaccinations. Questions about efficacy, combining vaccine vendors, what Messenger RNA is, and a very bold comment that the scientist who developed this technology (originally for cancer treatment) should receive a Nobel Prize nomination this year.

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Since HIV first appeared in 1981, 33 million people have died in those four decades. In the focus on Covid-19, we didn't want to forget that the HIV virus is still an epidemic, and over a million people in the US are currently living with it. Dr. John Carlo, a physician and CEO of Prism Health North Texas joins us along with Dr. Philip Huang, Director Dallas County Health and Human Services to discuss.


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There is a very important health topic you probably haven't heard much about, but we're going to shine a light on it in this show, as we talk about how some of our area hospitals, in today's case, Parkland Health & Hospital System, do periodic Health Needs Assessments in the community, as required by law.


Parkland recently completed their latest assessment, and one of the major issues, not only in North Texas, but t...

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One of the benefits of Covid-19, looking on a bright side, is the emergence of Telemedicine as an important method of healthcare delivery. Dr. Thomas Kim is Chief Behavioral Officer at Prism Health North Texas, a Telemedicine advocate and even advises various legislative committees on Austin on the direction of Telemedicine. He offers very insightful commentary to the questions of will it remain, how do we regulate it, and especial...

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Imagine being in the back seat of an SUV that was rear-ended by an 18 wheeler running over 60 mph. Patti Foster actually lived to tell about it, but not before over five long years of rehab and recovery. Now, she and her business partner, Dr. Deana Adams, share the story of "Hope After Brain Injury" and the wonderful programs they offer to help people who have experienced brain trauma.


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Who better to discuss the new Covid-19 vaccination than with a Pharmacist? Vivian Johnson, PharmD, MBA and Senior Vice President of Clinical Support Services, Parkland Health & Hospital System joins us to particularly shine the spotlight on engaging minority communities and addressing concerns many have about the vaccines. 


In the second half of the show, we talk about our hearts with Cardiologist Srinivas Yallapragada, M.D. fro...

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January 17, 2021 41 min

Have you ever heard of the "Broken Heart Syndrome?" It's when our heart responds to stress by literally expanding, and while it is often not fatal in and of itself, it can lead to complications. Kami Banks, M.D., M.P.H., Cardiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen joins us in the first half of this week's show to tell us about this little-known medical issue that many more North Texans are facing.


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We have been sheltering at home, possibly exercising less, under stress from Covid-19 and other things in our world and just came through the holidays. That means that for many of us, we may have put on a few unwelcome pounds. This week we are pleased to have Carey Shore, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Methodist Health System with excellent information on dieting, the latest trends including the Keto diet and Intermittent fas...
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January 10, 2021 41 min

We have been sheltering at home, possibly exercising less, under stress from Covid-19 and other things in our world and just came through the holidays. That means that for many of us, we may have put on a few unwelcome pounds. This week we are pleased to have Carey Shore, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Methodist Health System with excellent information on dieting, the latest trends including the Keto diet and Intermittent fas...

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January 3, 2021 41 min

We are delighted to be back for another season on "The Human Side of Healthcare" and we are kicking 2021 off strong with two special guests to discuss the short-term plan for living with Covid-19 in North Texas.


Mark Casanova, M.D. is President of the Dallas County Medical Society and physician at Baylor Scott and White Health. Dr. Casanova joins us with a critical Covid update, as the current Wave is threatening our supply...

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For the first half of the show, we re-visit a July interview with John M. Barry, author of "The Great Influenza" and Professor at Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. He is also Distinguished Scholar at Tulane’s Biwater Institute. Mr. Barry compares the 1918 pandemic to today's Covid-19 situation. Interestingly, there are similarities and in some cases distinct differences.


We are then joined by Gonza...

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We have a packed show this week with the focus on staying safe and healthy over the 2020 holiday season. This year has had enough thrown at us with Covid-19, we don't need accidents further disrupting our lives. Here are some tips from professionals who see these kinds of things every day.


First, Melanie Leonard, Trauma Program Manager at Medical City North Hills, has some great tips on safety with ladders. And even if your dec...

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Around the holidays, our North Texas Hospitals always see people who have suffered an orthopedic injury from a fall. This week we talk to Jennifer Attmore, M.D., Geriatric Medicine Specialist at Texas Health Allen about how our elderly can prevent and treat falls. We dive into why hip fractures are so important to prevent, and some excellent tips to tidy up at home to help prevent falls. This is very relevant for yourself, your spo...

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Many North Texas families face dementia in their family at some point. Diana Kerwin, M.D., Geriatric Medicine Specialist at

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas joins us for an information-packed first half of the show. She unpacks several aspects of dementia, including the important question - what is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? 


For the second half of the show, Dr. Henry Ellis, Pediatric Orthopedic...

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This week is about empowering women. First, we begin talking to Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women's Shelter in North Texas. This is a very important resource for any woman who may find herself in a domestic violence situation. Genesis offers a "way out," including an Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Counseling Services and Legal Services. Services, including schooling, are also provided for children of domestic...

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After a brief Covid-19 update with DFWHC President & CEO, Stephen Love, we talk again about sports injuries and concussions with Dr. Katherine Kester, Sports Medicine physician at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. If you ever wondered what a concussion is, or what it is like, she has a visual correlation you will never forget!


In the second half of the show, we talk to Karrie Lawson, Injury Prevention and Outreach Coord...

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The second half of this week's show is dedicated to the critical "Wave-3" escalation in Covid-19 cases in North Texas. Robert Haley, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Internal Medicine Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center brings his 10 years of experience at the CDC to talk about what we must do immediately to ward off the impending threat of a massive sprea...

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Troy Smurawa, M.D., Director of Sports Medicine at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Plano, joins us for a brilliant and informative conversation about preventing and treating athletic injuries. From his cutting-edge position at the Andrews Institute, Dr. Smurawa goes inside athletic performance with some tips on conditioning, movement and technique - all critical to preventing injuries.


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