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. Full music licensing (ascap/bmi) provided by KRLD 1080-AM Dallas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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August 1, 2021 41 min

Covid-19 Delta Variant is exploding in North Texas. This week the CDC re-instated the recommendation to wear masks indoors, vaccinated or not.

Why are masks so polarizing? Especially when you hear the evidence how effective they are in curtailing the spread of Covid-19, from Dr. Robert Haley from UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health and Hospital System. Plus, Dr. Roberto de la Cruz and Dr. John Carlo also weigh-in on m...

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We are delighted to have Clair Schwendeman, MD, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Medical Director with Medical City Children’s Hospital with us to talk about some of the latest treatment techniques and new technologies being used in the NICU’s at our hospitals in North Texas. And of course, how Covid may have affected Neonatal Intensive care for parents and children. 


In our second half, we are going to talk about Scoliosis, a childhood...

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The Delta Variant of Covid-19 continues expanding across the country and in North Texas, and hospitalized patients are on the rise as well. This, while we understand many people have concerns about taking one of the three FDA approved vaccines. 


Dr. Leigh Hunter returns as part of a “We’re Listening” effort to help educate patients on the science behind the vaccinations. Dr. Hunter is an infectious disease specialist and Director of...

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In North Texas, broadly, 50% of the residents have had at least one Covid-19 vaccination. It varies greatly by location. In many places that number is higher, but in others it is significantly lower. We are turning the tables on the Covid-19 vaccination this week, by asking tough questions that many of those who are still hesitant to get the vaccine are asking. 


Dr. Leigh Hunter joins us this week as part of this “We’re Listening” e...

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Prostate cancer affects nearly 250,000 men in America per year, killing almost 35,000 according to the American Cancer Society. Yair Lotan, M.D., Medical Director, Urology Clinic, Parkland Health & Hospital System and Professor of Urology, Chief of Urologic Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center joins us to discuss causes, detection and treatment.


There is a recent development in cataract surgery that is simply amazing. If ...

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We are honored to have Mike Pazzaglini, CEO of St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy with us to talk about how they are meeting a great need in Texas by distributing free medications to those who are uninsured, a Texas resident, below 300% of Federal poverty level and have a valid prescription from a licensed provider. This program has literally exploded since inception, and Mike is here to tell us about the growth, and how you can be invol...

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Asthma, allergies and breathing problems are certainly issues across North Texas. But we often don't realize how much asthma in particular affects our minority populations, and is directly correlated to the social drivers of healthcare - things like transportation, access to care, and other variables. We are delighted to have Cesar Termulo, MD, a Pediatrician who Practices at the Hatcher Station Health Center which is part of P...

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We’re talking about the health of our heart with Carl Horton, M.D., FACC, cardiologist, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne and is a physician with Texas Health Heart and Vascular Specialists, a Texas Health Physicians Group practice.


Dr. Horton also has particular insights on heart health with minority groups, who often have extra needs to address to maintain good cardiovascular health. He outlines those for us in the f...

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Ever get tired, sore feet after walking? Did you know there is a "best" time to buy new shoes? What do you do about bunions, blisters, and other issues our feet experience from walking? We're delighted to have Dr. Dalerie Wilkerson, a Podiatrist at Parkland Health & Hospital System to talk about how we can maximize our walking by eliminating foot pain.


There is a crisis among teenagers. This one is serious, and invo...

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"Food Deserts" and "Food Swamps" are serious social drivers of healthcare that affect many communities in North Texas. Tauane Cruz, Director, Community Health Improvement - Dallas & Rockwall Counties at Texas Health Resources joins us in the first half of the show to explain what these are, some of the areas where they exist in Dallas Ft. Worth, and what our area hospitals are doing to help educate and address h...

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There are two hot topics around the Covid-19 pandemic this week - what was behind the CDC's sudden announcement that masks were not required for those who have been fully vaccinated. What triggered this change, and was it too soon? Second, the Covid-19 vaccines are continuing to be rolled out, but now there appears to be more separation between those who got the vaccine early, those who are simply not going to be vaccinated, an...

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One of the most emotional areas of medicine is when a physician sits across from a family to tell them their child has a major heart defect that is going to require advanced medical treatment. Yet, that happens frequently here in North Texas at Children's Health, where advancements in this area gives families hope and have provided children with a new life. David Sutcliffe, Pediatric Cardiologist at Children's and UT Southw...

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Brain trauma can be life threatening, and certainly life debilitating. What we think is just a "knock to the head" can be much more serious as you will hear. We are delighted to have Kathryn Hoes, M.D., neurosurgeon/spine surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas & UTSW Medical Center join us to discuss diagnosing, treating, and healing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


Then, we take a differ...

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A gripping story from the front lines of Covid-19 treatment. This one, with a happy ending. Sat Nayak, MD is Internal Medicine and a hospitalist at Parkland Health and Hospital System and UT Southwestern Medical Center. He has been featured on WFAA Channel 8 News with this story, as well.?


He tells of one particular patient who got Covid last year and was in serious condition at Parkland. Dr. Nayak was able to treat him back to heal...

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April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, the national Office of Minority Health is focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minorities, including heart disease. We are delighted to have Dr. Stella Lisk, Structural Heart Program coordinator at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth with helpful tips for everyone to take better care of our hearts.


We are co...

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We are delighted to have two excellent guests on our show Sunday. Dr. John Carlo discusses vaccines and Dr. Andrew Morris discusses summer and accidents that frequent our emergency rooms. Dr. Carlo is President/CEO of Prism Health North Texas and Dr. Morris is in emergency medicine at the Texas Health Plano hospital.


The show will be on at 1 PM on KRLD Sunday April 18 and all the major podcasts plus nationwide on Audacy.com


See acas...

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We are delighted to welcome Mark Cuban to the show this week. A man who needs no introduction to North Texas. Owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team for over two decades, one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s “Shark Tank, investor and philanthropist and huge advocate of the DFW Metroplex. 


Around 10 years ago, Mark developed an irregular heart beat (Atrial Fibrillation). Turns out, it’s in his family, and there could have been other contribu...

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Steve Miff, PhD, is President and CEO of Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), a leading, non-profit, data science, artificial intelligence and innovation organization affiliated with Parkland Health & Hospital System. They have been working with Dallas County on cutting-edge data projections around Covid-19. Dr. Miff shares some of his work with us, including how they can pinpoint down to your residence how likely Co...

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Join us for a comprehensive examination of what medical science now understands about pregnancy and Covid-19, including the pressing question: "Is it safe for a pregnant woman to receive the Covid-19 vaccination?"


We are privileged to have Emily Adhikari, MD, Ob/Gyn and Abigail Patterson, MD, Newborn Pediatrician, both from Parkland Health & Hospital System and UT Southwestern Medical Center to bring us the most current...

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"Sitting is the New Smoking!"


What a statement from Dr. Salman Bhai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UTSW Medical Center and Faculty Member at the Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. We explore movement and muscles from someone who is both credentialed, knowledgable, and passionate about the topic. This is a definit...

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