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Healthy You Podcast
29 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
Revisiting the Invisible Disease
Revisiting the story of Maria Kellner, a person diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which she refers to as The Invisible Disease. First diagnosed as a toddler, Maria now she shares with us her world of insulin injections, blood sugar checks, and the rollercoaster ride of what happens if she makes the wrong medical decision. To help fight Type 1 Diabetes, please consider making a donation to JDRF by visiting: http://www.jdrf.org/onewalkFor more information about Diabetes, please visit: http://www.northshore.org/diabetes Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks.Edited by Jon Hillenbrand. 0:00 INTRO0:28 SHOW START 2:16 WELCOME 3:34 T1D DESCRIPTION 4:21 INTRO OF MARIA KELLNER 4:35 Tell me how you were diagnosed. 6:49 How did your parents explain diabetes to you? 9:20 Is it hard to deal with while growing up? 11:04 MUSIC BREAK 1 11:10 Relentless Descisions 13:49 The Risk of Wrong Blood Sugar 17:31 The Consequences of Decisions 19:26 Embarassment 19:58 MUSIC BREAK 2 20:37 How long have you had it? 21:21 Injections 22:16 Frustrations 22:53 Self Esteem 25:18 Day to Day - Be Flexible 26:30 5 Years to a Cure 27:22 Donate to JDRF.org/onewalk 28:07 Goodbye
22 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
AI Enhanced Breast Cancer Screening
Artificial Intelligence is being used to enhance the diagnosis tools used by radiologists. We talk with Georgia Spear, MD, Division Head of Breast Imaging at NorthShore University HealthSystem about the latest screening tools, the future of radiology, and what you need to know when you get your mammogram. Georgia Spear, MD, speaks about the past, present and future of breast cancer screening including her efforts to create new laws to help women with dense breast tissue get the right screening. She is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and works at NorthShore University HealthSystem. To learn more about NorthShore’s Breast program, including info about the Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), go to www.northshore.org/mammogram/ or call 888-364-6400 for scheduling. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks. Edited by Jon Hillenbrand.
30 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Are You Afraid of Monkeypox?
How contagious is monkeypox? Should we worry about trying on clothes in a department store? Touching public doorknobs and handrails? NorthShore Infectious Disease Physician Jennifer Grant, MD, returns to the podcast to explain that monkeypox is not COVID-19 but we should still take precautions. Please visit northshore.org/monkeypox to get the latest information on what we need to know. Produced and Hosted by Carolyn Starks and Jon HillenbrandEdited by Jon Hillenbrand
51 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Food as Medicine
Just like medicine, food can also cure, prevent or ease symptoms of disease. Join us as we talk to NorthShore Integrative Medicine Physician Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark who gives her expert recommendations on which foods to eat and avoid, the significance of the microbiome and the gut-brain connection. For more information, here are 5 Ways to Bring Better Nutrition into Your Life.
29 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Coping After Tragedy: Highland Park Parade Mass Shooting
NorthShore Psychologist Lindsay Fazio, PhD, helps us process the complex emotions following the July Fourth parade in Highland Park that turned into a scramble for survival. Seven people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the crowd; 39 of the gunshot victims were treated at four NorthShore hospitals. Dr. Fazio discusses PTSD, resolving anger and new fears, and tips that will help you overcome. The article "Coping Following a Tragic Event" can be found here: https://www.northshore.org/healthy-you/coping-following-a-tragic-event/ If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression or stress, you can get help by visiting https://www.northshore.org/psychiatry.
44 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
This Weight-Loss Procedure is a Breakthrough (ESG)
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is an incisionless weight-loss procedure that can help people with a BMI over 30 lose weight. Michael Ujiki, MD answers all of your questions about pain, recovery, insurance and most importantly, results. Patient Diane Helin explains how ESG changed her life. You can also read about Diane’s journey here. Join us for this engaging conversation with one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty procedure. For more information, please visit northshore.org/bariatric. Have an episode idea? Want more info on a topic? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at PublicRelations@northshore.org. Follow us on social media at @NorthShoreWeb on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Produced by Carolyn Starks and Jon Hillenbrand.Edited by Jon Hillenbrand
26 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
At-Home COVID Tests: When and How to Test
Paige Larkin, PhD, Director of NorthShore Molecular Microbiology lab, explains why at-home tests issue false negatives, the best time to take the test, how to read the results and MORE. At-home tests are rapid, and can be ordered for free from the federal government at www.covidtests.gov. For a list of FDA-approved home tests you can purchase, please visit: www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medical-devices/in-vitro-diagnostics-euas-antigen-diagnostic-tests-sars-cov-2. For more information on COVID-19, including vaccine info, what to do if you get infected, and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.northshore.org/covid-19. Have an episode idea? Want more info on a topic? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at PublicRelations@northshore.org. Follow us on social media at @NorthShoreWeb on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Produced by Carolyn Starks and Jon Hillenbrand. Edited by Jon Hillenbrand
27 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Little Germ Balls: Kids and the COVID Vaccine
Are kids little germ balls for COVID-19? What kind of reactions are they getting to the vaccine? Is the vaccine safe for little kids? NorthShore Infectious Disease Physician Jennifer Grant, MD, answers your questions and more. Jennifer Grant, MD is board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. For information on how you can get your children vaccinated against the flu or COVID-19, please visit northshore.org/covidvaccine. Have an episode idea? Want more info on a topic? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at PublicRelations@northshore.org. Follow us on social media at @NorthShoreWeb on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Produced by Carolyn Starks and Jon Hillenbrand.Edited by Jon Hillenbrand
23 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Telehealth: The Doctor Will See You Now – In Your Home
Housecalls ended in the 1960s. But today, doctors have the technology to do an exam in your home via a televisit. We talk to Family Medicine Physician Nadim Ilbawi, MD, who introduces us to TytoCare, new technology that helps make this happen. A TytoCare visit provides your physician with high-quality digital sounds of the heart and lungs, high-quality digital images and video of the ears, throat, and skin and measures heart rate and body temperature. Using this examination data, your doctor can provide you with a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescription if needed. The TytoCare exam kit includes an otoscope (ears), stethoscope (heart, lungs, and abdomen), basal thermometer, and digital camera (skin and throat) and is designed to provide your healthcare provider with the same type of examination data he or she would use in the office. For more information, visit www.northshore.org/tytocare. SPECIAL OFFER: Retail cost is $299.99; listeners can save $100 on the purchase of a kit using code “NSPODCAST” at checkout. There is also a special offer to receive a $50 Amazon gift card if you set up your device within 30 days of purchase. The device is also eligible for purchase with your FSA/HSA funds. To purchase, go to https://northshore.tytocare.com/ Have an episode idea? Want more info on a topic? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at PublicRelations@northshore.org. Follow us on social media at @NorthShoreWeb on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Produced by Carolyn Starks and Jon Hillenbrand. Edited by Jon Hillenbrand
29 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Doc Explains Muir's Incredible Mt. Everest Success
The doctor of the oldest American to summit Mt. Everest talks about caring for a world-class climber. In Part 2, you’ll hear from Art Muir’s orthopaedic surgeon, Mark Bowen, M.D., his reaction when Art Muir told him he was climbing Mt. Everest, how he helped Muir get stronger despite injuries and his advice for patients of any age who want to chase adventurous dreams. For more information on the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, please visit www.northshore.org/ortho.
55 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Oldest American to Summit Mount Everest
Art Muir, 75, the oldest American to summit Mount Everest, shares his journey to the top of the world and how NorthShore University HealthSystem helped him to achieve his goals. In this first episode of a two-part series, listen to Art Muir, 75, the oldest American to summit Mount Everest, share his journey to the top of the world, what he did to prepare his body, the hardest days of the climb, and his message that you can do extraordinary things no matter your age. In Part 2, you’ll hear from his NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute surgeon Mark Bowen, MD, about how he helped Art prepare for the climb that made the record books. For more information on the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, please visit http://www.northshore.org/orthopaedics.
68 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Wake Up Your Diet After Hibernation
Dietitian Emmaline Rasmussen, MS, RD, LDN helps us find new ways to nurture ourselves through healthy eating goals and simple tips and tricks after a year-long COVID hibernation. She shares her expertise for stress-free and guilt-free eating that will feed your body and mind. Topics include why we eat what we eat, goal setting, intermittent fasting (it’s good for some people!), tips to curb cravings and how we can think of food of as an important part of self-care. For more information on nutrition counseling, please visit Outpatient Nutrition Counseling. NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Registered Dietitians can analyze your eating habits and tailor a plan to help you meet your medical needs, lifestyle and food preferences.
44 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Are You Afraid of the Coronavirus Vaccine?
In this episode, we debunk myths and fact-check fears of the COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Jennifer Grant, a NorthShore infectious disease physician. As we approach the one year mark of the pandemic, Dr. Grant candidly addresses vaccine hesitancy by debunking myths about the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines with solid facts. Does the vaccine affect fertility? Does it reduce transmission of the virus? Who should and should not get vaccinated? How often does anaphylaxis occur after vaccination? Hear her answers to these questions and more. Jennifer Grant, MD is a board certified Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine physician. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit https://www.northshore.org/covid-19-information-resources/covid-19-vaccine/. For information on COVID-19, please visit http://www.northshore.org/coronavirus. Produced by Carolyn Starks and Jon HillenbrandEdited by Jon Hillenbrand
41 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
“I Woke Up With Crazy Bad Chest Pains.” COVID, Young Athletes and Their Hearts
Today we take a closer look at how COVID-19 may be causing heart complications among athletes. NorthShore cardiologist Dr. Jason Robin explains myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, what symptoms are concerning and when athletes can return to sports. You will also hear from athlete Sarah Barbosa, 18, who had her heart checked after suffering concerning symptoms post COVID-19. Featured in this story is Jason Robin, MD, the Director of Cardio Oncology and leads the Sports Cardiology Division at NorthShore University HealthSystem. If you would like to learn more about NorthShore’s Cardiac programs, please call 847.86-HEART or visit www.northshore.org/heart Produced by Carolyn Starks Edited by Jon Hillenbrand
33 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Behind the Mask - A Nurse’s View From A COVID Intensive Care Unit
Luisa Penepacker is an ICU nurse with 29 years of experience. She shares her experiences of life and death on the frontlines of the pandemic. NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital is, at the time of this recording, the COVID-19 hospital for NorthShore University HealthSystem. For frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and what you can do to help NorthShore combat the pandemic, please visit www.northshore.org/coronavirus. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn StarksEdited by Jon Hillenbrand
29 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
My Broken Pancreas
Maria Kellner was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was a toddler. Now at 36, she shares her world of insulin injections, blood sugar checks, and the rollercoaster ride of what happens if she makes a wrong medical decision. To make a donation to JDRF, please visit: http://www.jdrf.org/onewalk For more information about Diabetes, please visit: http://www.northshore.org/diabetes Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks.Edited by Jon Hillenbrand.
34 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
A Warm Blanket for Your Stressed Mind
Mental health therapist Jeffrey Sholemson shows us how to feel like we’re wrapped in a warm blanket by clearing our minds of stress, anxiety and negative thoughts. Jeffrey Sholemson is a therapist at NorthShore University HealthSystem. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.northshore.org/psychiatry-behavioral-sciences/. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks. Edited by Jon Hillenbrand.
24 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
The Science Behind the Coronavirus Vaccine
Nirav Shah, MD, goes into detail about what it takes to make a vaccine when time is of the essence and the world is watching. He is an Infectious Disease Attending Physician at NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a Clinical Assistant professor at University of Chicago, the Medical Director of Quality, Innovation and Clinical Practice Analytics, and the Program Director of Outcomes Research for Quality and Transformation. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks. Edited by Jon Hillenbrand.
28 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Risking It All: An ER doctor finding hope on the frontlines of COVID
“I’m not going to let you die.” Risking it all, an ER physician shares the resilience and hope found on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ernest Wang, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem, gives us a front-row seat to what it really feels like to risk your life every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks.Additional assistance from Jesenia Ramirez.Edited by Jon Hillenbrand.
23 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
He Didn’t Think COVID-19 Was a Big Deal – Until He Got It
Jim Ingle thought COVID-19 wasn’t any worse than having the flu, until he got it. He describes his three-week fight at home experiencing symptoms “five times worse” than the flu to the point of asking to try an untested experimental treatment. For more information, please visit http://www.northshore.org/healthy-you/. Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks.Edited by Jon Hillenbrand.
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