The Healing Podcast - Brought to you by Marin General Hospital

The Healing Podcast - Brought to you by Marin General Hospital

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Immunizations don’t just protect your child’s health – they help protect the entire community. Thanks to vaccines, we have eliminated smallpox from the face of the earth and are well on our way to eradicating polio. According to the CDC, since the year 2000, the measles vaccine has prevented 20.4 million deaths globally.So why is there still so much controversy and misinformation around these potentially life-saving immunizations?D... Read more

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February 23, 2019

Life can be a little hectic, and enjoying this 20-minute guided imagery audio file can help you relax and recharge. Guided relaxation is a powerful tool that helps manage stress, find inner peace, and improve mental function. It can also cultivate self-awareness, compassion, and empathy.

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Each woman with endometriosis has her own unique combination of symptoms. While many suffer severe or even debilitating menstrual pain, a small percentage of women experience little or even no discomfort. Some women experience pain during sex. Although many have fertility issues, others have no problem conceiving and giving birth.In this podcast, Dr. David Galland, an OB-GYN at Marin General Hospital, discusses the symptoms, causes... Read more

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The radius is the most commonly broken bone in the arm. When the break occurs at the wrist, the injury is known as a distal radius fracture. Some of these fractures are “lucky breaks” in that there is no bone displacement. In such cases, the arm can heal nicely with just a cast to support and immobilize the break. However, when bone is shattered or displaced, surgery will be needed to restore normal function to the arm.Orthopedist ... Read more

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The Advanced Healthcare Directive and POLST form are essential documents for planning your future care should you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself. Filling them out and selecting someone to be your “agent” are essential steps in ensuring that your preferences will be honored. At the Marin Healthcare District’s new Supportive Care Center, staff is available for consultation and assistance in filling out... Read more

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December 24, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long recommended breastfeeding as the healthiest form of nutrition for babies up to at least 12 months. Breastfeeding is natural, inexpensive, and promotes bonding between mother and baby. What’s more, breastfeeding boosts a baby’s immune system and reduces the infant’s risk of developing a variety of ailments, raging from ear infections to sudden infant death syndrome. A Lactation Consultant ... Read more

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There’s a reason Marin General Hospital has been recognized as Marin’s “Healthiest Employer” and “the Healthiest Company in the North Bay” by the SF Business Times. The hospital has developed a robust wellness program to support the physical, mental, spiritual, and social health of their employees.Now, the hospital is sharing its landmark wellness program with businesses in the community. Terese O'Malley, Manager of Wellness Progra... Read more

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Marin General Hospital’s renowned cardiology program has expanded its expertise to include the growing discipline of Sports Cardiology. This new medical specialty helps active people of all ages and proficiency levels, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, perform at their peak while protecting their cardiovascular health.In this podcast, Medical Director Brian Keeffe MD provides an overview of the Cardiovascular Performa... Read more

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November 19, 2018

The opioid crisis has caused many physicians to rethink pain management and stop turning to opioids as the default solution.Surgeons are increasingly turning to multimodal solutions including setting patient expectations through preoperative education, ice, elevation, pre-operative blocks, and over-the-counter analgesics.Board-certified in orthopedics, Dr. David Nelson is the only hand surgeon in the US to hold a membership in the ... Read more

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Illness, hospitalization, and medical procedures are frightening enough for adults, but these experiences can be downright terrifying for a child. That’s why Marin General Hospital has a Child Life Specialist Program, to help calm, soothe, and distract children and explain their care to them in an age-appropriate way.In this interview, Marin General Hospital Child Life Specialist Amanda Suhrke discusses how she helps sick or injure... Read more

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October 22, 2018 7 min

Whether it’s freshly mown grass, brownies in the oven, or a whiff of your mom’s favorite perfume, scents can invoke pleasant memories and have an immediate and powerful effect on our emotions. This is the basis for essential oils therapy, an ancient healing art now being offered by Marin General Hospital to help calm, relax, uplift, or invigorate their patients.Stephanie Carver, a registered nurse and health consultant at Marin Gen... Read more

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More than 15 million people in the US have some degree of depression. Yet many either don’t recognize that they have depression or don’t realize how treatable it is. What’s more, their loved ones don’t necessarily know how to help or what to say.As a licensed clinical social worker at Marin General Hospital, Kristin Wolcott Farese works with clinically depressed people every day. Here, she shares her knowledge regarding the causes,... Read more

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September 24, 2018 10 min

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. To reverse this trend, hospitals are borrowing high reliability principles from other industries such as naval aviation, commercial airlines, and nuclear power where persistent mindfulness, systems thinking, psychological safety, and continuous learning drive a culture of safety. A high reliability organization (HRO) is one that operates in complex, high-hazard... Read more

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September 17, 2018 11 min

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), measles was considered to have been eradicated in the United States in 2000. But in 2014, the disease made a comeback: The CDC tracked 644 cases. More recently, there was a large outbreak of 380 cases in a religious community in Ohio, where vaccination was opposed. While some parents still question the benefits of vaccinating their children, research has shown that ... Read more

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September 10, 2018 8 min

Is it the “baby blues” or postpartum depression? Only time can tell. After giving birth, 80% of women respond to the sudden hormone change with mood swings and anxiety. If, however, this moodiness lasts more than two or three weeks, the cause could be postpartum depression or anxiety.Gina Borelli Moore, MFT, is the facilitator of Pathways, a postpartum support group offered at Marin General Hospital. In this podcast, Gina discusses... Read more

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Aortic stenosis is a progressive narrowing of the aortic valve opening. This constriction forces the heart to pump harder in order to get blood through the valve and out to the body. Over time, aortic stenosis can damage the heart and lead to heart failure. Until recently, the only treatment option was open-heart surgery for patients. In this podcast, Dr. Ramon Partida, an Interventional Cardiologist at Marin General Hospital, desc... Read more

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While there are established guidelines for a diabetic diet, many people with diabetes are tempted to try other options – mainly Keto, Paleo, and the Mediterranean diet. But are these good options for managing diabetes long term?Katy McDermott, RDN, CDE, Outpatient Dietitcian and Diabetes Educator at Marin General Hospital's Braden Diabetes Center, weighs in on the pros and cons of these popular ways of eating for people with diabet... Read more

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Blood thinners have traditionally been the default method for reducing stroke risk in patients with Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib.Unfortunately, not everyone tolerates these medications well. The WATCHMAN implant allows people with AFib to get off blood thinners around 6 weeks after they have the minimally invasive WATCHMAN procedure.Marin General Hospital interventional cardiologist Arun Raghupathy, MD, FACC, has performed numerous... Read more

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August 13, 2018 9 min

Between work, home, kids, and elderly parents, many women are too busy caring for others to pay attention to their own health. They may think they are just fatigued when they are in fact sleep-deprived and nutritionally, physically, and emotionally depleted. In this podcast, endocrinologist Dr. Linda Gaudiani, Medical Director of the Braden Diabetes Center and Inpatient Diabetes Care Program at Marin General Hospital, offers plenty... Read more

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Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in California, with one person successfully taking his or her own life every two hours. In fact, more than twice as many people die by suicide in in our state annually than from homicide.Kristin Wolcott Farese, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Marin General Hospital, has counseled suicidal individuals, survivors of suicide attempts, and heartbroken friends and families who’s... Read more

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