In this Aging GreatFULLy power-hour of enlightYOUment, we use our special key and take a deep dive into our very own conscience as we welcome guest, Leonard Perlmutter, the founder and director of the American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, New York, author of the bestselling The Heart and Science of Yoga, and originator of National Conscience Month. In his latest book, Your Conscience: The Key to Unlock Limitless Wisdom and Creativity and Solve All of Life's Challenges, with Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, Leonard shows how to give your conscience sway in your life so that ALL of your decisions support and guide you to act in your highest good, leading to a life of joy, love, peace and both personal and professional success. In this powerful hour, Leonard shares what the conscience is, which may surprise many! He also uncovers why it can be difficult to follow the advice of our conscience and defines the four functions of the mind, Ego, Senses, Unconscious, and Conscious. Leonard demonstrates how to call a “meeting” with your mind which truly allows us to understand how these for functions work together. We discover the incredible power of our thoughts and the relationship regarding how they really work towards manifesting into becoming things. One thing we realize, is that it's important to pay attention and be mindful of our mind--consciously conscience—but also, note which part has the loudest voice.It's an enlightening and educational hour from beginning to end allowing us to discover more about our own conscience and as Perlmutter shares, “when regularly exercised, can become sharp and clear like a brilliant mirror” which, of course, makes it earlier to reflect our inner wisdom and guide our actions. Perlmutter is also the internationally renowned meditation teacher (also known as Ram Lev) and discusses the positive power of meditation. Visit the American Meditation Institute to learn more about Leonard Perlmutter's work, his many books, classes and videos, as well as Free weekly guided meditations and Satsang every Sunday morning. Instructions are available at https://americanmeditation.org/sunday-meditation/. Leonard is one of the Western world's pioneers in the introduction of meditation into the cultural firmament having founded the American Meditation (AMI) in 1996. AMI's courses are now approved and accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association. Leonard also serves as the author and editor of “Transformation,” the Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine. You can learn more by visiting www.americanmeditation.org.Thank you, amazing Aging Rebels, for listening to the Aging GreatFULLy show! We create this show for YOU the listener! If you enjoy this episode, please share it with your friends and family and leave us a positive show review on your favorite platform! We love spotlighting listener reviews on our show! To listen, stream, connect, share, download, subscribe, visit our official host page at www.CTRNetwork.com/holleykelley or www.HolleyKelley.com. Remember, you rock and you ROLE model!
Editor's Summary by Kristin Walter, MD, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the October 12, 2021, issue.
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In the second edition of this two-part Oncology, Etc. episode, hosts Dr. Patrick Loehrer (Indiana University) and Dr. David Johnson (University of Texas) continue their conversation with Dr. Otis Brawley, a distinguished professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins and former Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts | Additional resources: elearning.asco.org | Contact Us Air Date: 10/5/2021 TRANSCRIPT [MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: The purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This is not a substitute for medical care and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this podcast express their own opinions, experience, and conclusions. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity, or therapy should not be construed as an ASCO endorsement. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAVID JOHNSON: Welcome back to Oncology, Etc, and our second segment of our conversation with Otis Brawley, professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Pat, I don't know about you, but Otis is a very impressive man, and he had a lot of really interesting things to say about his career development, family, et cetera in the first segment. This second segment, we're going to get to hear more about his time at the ACS. What were your thoughts about segment one? PATRICK LOEHRER: Well, I loved talking to Otis, and you too, Dave. Parenthetically, Otis once told me in a dinner conversation we had that he felt like Forrest Gump, and I can identify with that. Where over the field, our field of oncology over the last several decades, we've met some incredibly wonderful people, and we've been lucky to be part of the history. The three of us, I think, do have a deep sense of the historical context of oncology. This is a young field, and there's just some extraordinary people, many of them real true heroes, and Otis has his figure on the pulse of that. DAVID JOHNSON: Yeah, that's why he's been in some of the right places at the right time, and we'll hear more about that in this segment coming up now. PATRICK LOEHRER: Now Otis has had a career in many different areas, including ODAC, the NCI, the ACS, now at Hopkins. So let's hear a little bit more about Dr. Brawley's experience at the American Cancer Society and particularly with his experience with the former CEO, John Seffrin. DAVID JOHNSON: Sounds great. [MUSIC PLAYING] OTIS BRAWLEY: John and I had a wonderful run at the American Cancer Society. Got to do a lot of things. Got to testify for the Affordable Care Act. Got to do some of the science to actually argue that the Affordable Care Act would help. And I was fortunate enough to be there long enough to do some of the science to show that the Affordable Care Act is helping. DAVID JOHNSON: Yeah, I mean actually all of the things you accomplished at the ACS are truly amazing. Let me ask you, just on a personal level, what did you like most about that job, and then what did you like least about that job? [LAUGHTER] OTIS BRAWLEY: I like the fact-- there were a lot of things I liked about that job. There were a couple hundred scientists and scientific support people that you got to work with. And I used to always say, I do politics so you can do science. And what I used to like the most, every Wednesday afternoon that I was in town, I would walk around just to watch those people think. I used to joke around and say, I'm just walking around to see who came to work today. But I really enjoyed watching them work and watching them think, and that was fun. Another fun aspect of the job was people used to call and ask a little bit about the disease that they are a family member would have. And sitting down with them on the phone in those days-- we didn't have Zoom-- and talking to them through their disease. Not necessarily giving them advice on what to do in terms of treatment, but helping them understand the biology of the disease or connecting them with someone who was good in their disease. And I happen to, by the way, have sent some patients to both of you guys. That was a lot of fun. Then the other thing, of course, was the fact that you could actually influence policy and fix things. I'll never forget sitting across from Terry Branstad, then the governor of Iowa, and convincing him that the right thing to do is to raise the excise tax on tobacco in Iowa. Being able to see that you're effective and to see that you're positively influencing things. The bad side, some of the politics. I didn't necessarily like how some of the money was being raised or where they were raising money from. I think that you have to have a certain standard in terms of where you accept money. And we always had that tension with the fundraisers. But it's also true-- and I will give them a nod-- you can't do the fun things unless you raise money. So I really truly enjoyed my time at the American Cancer Society. And by the way, a shout out to Karen Knudsen, who is the CEO running the American Cancer Society now. And I'm fully committed to helping the ACS and helping Karen be successful. DAVID JOHNSON: One of the things I read-- I think I read this that you had said that one of your proudest accomplishments was revising the ACS screening guidelines. Tell us just a little bit about that. OTIS BRAWLEY: Yeah, going all the way back to the early 1990s, I started realizing that a lot of these guidelines for screening, or back then, this is before the NCCN guidelines for treatment even, that were published by various organizations, including the American Cancer Society. We're almost the equivalent of-- get the impression that in the 1960s, it would have been a smoke-filled room. But you gather a bunch of people into a room, and they come up with, this is what we should be doing. Indeed, the American Cancer Society in 1991 endorsed annual PSA screening for prostate cancer based purely on getting a group of primarily urologists into a room, and that's what they came up with. There was very little review of the science. There really was no science at that time except the science to show that PSA screening found cancer. There were no studies to show that led to men benefiting in that they didn't die. Indeed, in 1991, there was no study to show that treatment of early prostate cancer saved lives. The study to show treatment of prostate cancer saves lives was first published in 2003, and the radiation saves lives in 1997, 1998. Surgery saves lives in 2003 and screening has a small effect published in 2009. But they started recommending it in 1991 in this almost smoke-filled room kind of atmosphere. When I got to the American Cancer Society, I started an effort, and we involved people from the National Academy of Medicine, we involved people from the NCCN, from the American Urological Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians. And we got together in that almost smoke-filled room again, but the idea was, how do you make responsible guidelines? And we wrote that up into a paper guide widely accepted by all of the organizations, and it involves a review of the literature that is commissioned by someone. And they spend a long time reviewing the literature and writing a literature review. And then you have a group of experts from various fields to include epidemiology and screening, social work, someone who's had the disease. Not just the surgeons and medical oncologists who treat the disease but some population scientists as well. They sit down and they reveal all of the scientific data, and then they start coming up with, we recommend this. And then they rank how strong that recommendation is based on the data. We published this in 2013 in The Journal of the American Medical Association. I do think that was important, you're right. That's Otis trying to bring his policy and his belief in orthodox approach to science and bring it all together. PATRICK LOEHRER: So let me reflect a little bit more on something. There is a book that I also just recently read by Dax-Devlon Ross, and it's a book entitled, Letters to my White Male Friends, and it was a fascinating read to me. You have this public persona and professional persona of being an outstanding physician, clinician, public speaker. But what we the three of us have never really had the conversation today is we have much more interest now in DEI. One of our other speakers talked about the fact that there's a tax that is placed upon underrepresented minorities and academics. They are all expected to be on committees. They have to be doing different things. And so the things that they love to do, they can't do it because they have to represent their race or their gender or their ethnicity. OTIS BRAWLEY: I have been blessed and fortunate. There are problems, and there are huge burdens that Black doctors, and women doctors by the way, have to carry. I have been fortunate that I have skated through without a lot of that burden. Maybe it has to do with oncology, but I will tell you that I have been helped by so many doctors, men and women, predominantly white, but some Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Christian. I don't know if it's oncology is selective of people who want to give folks a fair shake and really believe in mentoring and finding a protege and promoting their career. I have been incredibly, incredibly fortunate. Now that I say that, there are doctors, minority doctors and women, who don't have the benefits and don't have the fortunes that I have had, and we all have to be careful for that. As I said early on, John Altman told me that I will thank him by getting more Blacks and women into the old boys club. And so that was his realizing that there is a-- or there was a problem. I think there still is a problem in terms of diversity. Now I have seen personally some of the problem more outside of oncology in some of the other specialties. More in internal medicine and surgery, for example. By the way, there are also some benefit. I did well in medical school in third and fourth year in medical school at the University of Chicago because there were a group of Black nurses who were held that I wasn't going to fail. The nurses took me under their wing and taught me how to draw blood, how to pass a swan. The first code I ever called, there was a nurse standing behind me with the check off list. And so there are some advantages to being Black as well. But there are some disadvantages. I've been very fortunate. My advice to Black physicians is to keep an open mind and seek out the folks in medicine who truly do want to help you and truly do want to mentor you. And for the folks who are not minority or not women in medicine, I say, try to keep an open mind and try to help everybody equally. PATRICK LOEHRER: Thank you. DAVID JOHNSON: I want to go back to your book for a moment. And again, for those who've not read it, I would encourage them to do. So it's a really honest book, I think, well-written. You made a comment in there-- I want to make sure I quote it near correctly. You said that improvement in our health care system must be a bottom up process. What do you mean by "bottom up?" OTIS BRAWLEY: Well, much of it is driven by demand from patients and other folks. The name of the book was, How We Do Harm. And the synopsis is there are bunch of people who are harmed because they don't get the care that they need. And there's a bunch of people who are harmed because they get too much medicine and too much care. And they rob those resources away from the folks who don't get care at the same time that they're harmed by being overtreated, getting treatments that they don't need. The other thing, if I can add, in American health care, we don't stress risk reduction enough. I used to call it "prevention." Some of the survivors convince me to stress "activities to reduce risk of disease." We don't do a lot in this country in terms of diet and exercise. We try to do some work somewhat successfully on tobacco avoidance. We need to teach people how to be healthy. And if I were czar of medicine in the United States, I would try to make sure that everybody had a health coach. Many of us go to the gym and we have a trainer. We need trainers to teach us how to be healthy and how to do the right things to stay healthy. That's part of the bottom up. And in terms of costs you know my last paper that I published from the American Cancer Society, I published purposefully, this is my last paper. Ahmedin Jemal who's a wonderful epidemiologist who I happen to have worked with when I was at the National Cancer Institute and again later in my career at the American Cancer Society, I pushed Ahmedin-- he publishes these papers, and we estimate x number of people are going to be diagnosed with breast cancer and y number are going to die. He and I had talked for a long time about how college education reduces risk of cancer death dramatically. If you give a college education to a Black man, his risk of death from cancer goes down to less than the average risk for a white American. There's something about giving people college education that prevents cancer death. I simply challenged Ahmedin, calculate for me how many people in the United States would die if everybody had the risk of death of college-educated Americans. And he came back with of the 600,000 people who die in any given year, 132,000 would not die if they had all the things from prevention through screening, diagnosis, and treatment that college-educated people. Just think about that-- 132,000. Then I started trying to figure out what drug prevents 132,000 deaths per year? And I couldn't think of one until recently, and it happens to be the coronavirus vaccine. Which ironically has shown itself to be the greatest drug ever created in all of medicine. But in cancer, there's no breakthrough drug that is more effective than just simply getting every human being the care from risk reduction and prevention all the way through treatment that every human being ought to be getting. The solution to some of that starts with fixing third grade and teaching kids about exercise, about proper diet. PATRICK LOEHRER: We're going to have to wind things up here. But real quickly, a book you would recommend? OTIS BRAWLEY: Skip Trump, who's someone that we all know, wonderful guy used to run Roswell Park Cancer Center, just published a book actually it's coming out in September called, Centers of the Cancer Universe, A Half Century of Progress Against Cancer. I got a preprint of that, and it is a great book. It talks about what we've learned in oncology over the last 50 years since Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act. Keep in mind, he declared war on cancer on December 23, 1971. So we have an anniversary coming up in December. PATRICK LOEHRER: I want to close. Another book, I read the autobiography of Frederick Douglass. It's a wonderful read. It really is good. There were some endorsements at the end of this book, and one of them was written by a Benjamin Brawley, who wrote this review in a book called, The Negro in Literature and Art in 1921. And Benjamin Brawley was writing this about Frederick Douglass, but I would like to have you just reflect a moment. I think he was writing it about you, and I'm just going to read this. He basically said, at the time of his death in 1895, Douglass had won for himself a place of unique distinction. Large of heart and of mind, he was interested in every forward movement for his people, but his charity embraced all men in all races. His mutation was international, and today, many of his speeches are found to be the standard works of oratory. I think if your great, great grandfather were here today, he would be so incredibly proud of his protege, Otis. And it's such a privilege and pleasure to have you join us today on Oncology, Etc. Thank you so much. OTIS BRAWLEY: Thank you. And thank both of you for all the help you've given me over the years DAVID JOHNSON: Great pleasure having you today, Otis. I want to also thank all of our listeners for tuning in to Oncology, Etc. This is an ASCO educational podcast. We really are here to talk about anything and everything. So we're looking for ideas. Please, if you have any suggestions, feel free to email us at education@ASCO.org. Thanks again, and remember, Pat has a face for podcasts. [MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: Thank you for listening to this week's episode of the ASCO e-learning weekly podcasts. To make us part of your weekly routine, click Subscribe. Let us know what you think by leaving a review. For more information, visit the comprehensive e-learning center at elearning.asco.org.
Editor's Summary by Anne Cappola, MD, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the October 5, 2021 issue.
Leonard Perlmutter is the founder and director of the American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, NY and is the originator of National Conscience Month. Leonard has presented informative Yoga Science and meditation workshops at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, The New York Times Forum on Yoga, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the Washington University Medical School, the University of Colorado Medical School, the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Association of Graduates, the Albany Medical College, and Berkshire Medical Center and has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association. He is the author and editor of Transformation: The Journal of Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine and his Heart and Science of Yoga® course curriculum has been certified by the Albany Medical College, the American Medical Association, and the American Nurses Association for continuing medical education credit. 3:42 The inspiration Leonard's new book, YOUR CONSCIENCE: The Key to Unlock Limitless Wisdom and Creativity and Solve All of Life's Challenges 6:25 Leonard defines Conscience according to Yogic philosophy. 8:23 The four functions of the mind: ego, senses, unconscious mind, and the conscience. 16:15 How to grapple the paradoxes of ego vs. oneness; duality vs. nonduality—and consciously practice self-love along the path of transformation. 19:49 How living from our Conscience can help us purify the mind and ultimately raise consciousness. 23:02 Using conscience as our guide to transform our personal "problems" into workable "situations." 25:29 Everyday experiments we can try to help follow our conscience in any moment. 27:47 Drawing from Ayurveda for a better approach to food and diet. 30:06 What is Yoga Science and how can we apply it today? 31:29 Meditation as the key to unlocking our conscience. Links mentioned in this episode: Book: http://yourconscience.org/ (Your Conscience) https://americanmeditation.org/ (American Meditation Institute) Email Leonard: firstname.lastname@example.org This episode is sponsored by http://www.getchews.com/ (TotumVos Collagen Chews). You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com. *Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
Hospital-backed healthcare data company Truveta announces a deal with Microsoft. The American Medical Association's annual report finds a single insurer had at least half of the market in 46 percent of metro areas. And in response to a rise of attacks on healthcare workers, one Missouri hospital is adding panic buttons to employee badges.
In this week's episode of the EMS Handoff, Bradley, Eric and David come back together behind the EMS Handoff microphones after a much-needed week of rest to discuss those common “lift assist” calls. Ambulance services and fire departments have regular calls to help citizens when they fall and are uninjured. Risk mitigation is not only something that should be done when looking at a community, it should be done when helping our patients. Are there aspects that we can advise on that would help those individuals in the future? - Risk Mitigation - Does five minutes now help later? Potential Recommendations: - If you have a walker or a cane that you are supposed to use, then use it. - Don't get out of bed or up from a chair suddenly. Sit upright, pause, then push up from the bed or chair, while also standing up with the muscles in your legs. - Move cords for lights, TVs and other appliances out of walking paths. - Know where your pets are before you move. - Use railings when going up or down steps. - Wear shoes instead of slippers or socks for better traction. - Don't use slippery area or throw rugs in the kitchen, hallways or bathrooms. - Install handholds in the tub and near the toilet. - Don't walk and attempt to use or read your smartphone or tablet at the same time. Especially, if you are walking up or downstairs. References National Council on Aging: https://www.ncoa.org/professionals/health/center-for-healthy-aging/national-falls-prevention-resource-center/falls-prevention-awareness-week Journal Of the American Medical Association: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2783628
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the calories that children and adolescents consumed from ultra processed foods, i.e. foods the study defines as ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat dishes which often contain more sugar and salt, and less fiber than unprocessed and minimally processed foods, jumped from 61% to 67% of total caloric intake from 1999 to 2018. In other words, two-thirds of calories consumed by children and adolescents today are coming from ultra-processed foods! Why is this? As I started exploring this complex issue in more depth — because yes, this is a very complex, multi-layered issue with no simple solution — I came across a fascinating book by children's food advocate and nationally recognized writer, Bettina Siegel, called Kid Food: The Challenges of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World. You guys…I was hooked! This book, for me, was a page turner and opened my eyes to just how broken and, I hate saying this, but manipulative the food industry is when it comes to advertising to our children. If you're a parent or soon-to-be parent looking for tools, insight, and tips on how to feed your kids more healthfully in this highly processed world or simply interested in food policy and nutrition, then you're going to love this conversation with Bettina Siegel. We're digging into the difference between highly processed vs. minimally processed foods and why this matters, the history of kid food, the complexities of the food advertising industry, how immersive and aggressive kid food marketing is impacting our children's nutritional choices (and, ultimately, their health), how brands depend on the “pester power” of children to wear down their parents, greenwashing, food insecurity, and so much more! I have been following Bettina's work for quite some time now and am so eager to dive into all of this with you today. Connect with Bettina on Instagram, Facebook, and online. The Wise Consumer Show Notes: https://thewiseconsumer.com/bettina-siegel-kid-food/
Editor's Summary by Mary McDermott, MD, Deputy Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 28, 2021 issue.
Pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, are companies that manage prescription drug benefits for payers like insurance companies, government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and self-insured employers. They are the middlemen and money handlers who negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers to determine drug prices and drug placement on formularies. Considering the costly and far-reaching impact of their negotiations, they have been allowed an inexplicable level of unchallenged secrecy in all of their transactions. Their work determines the total cost the payer will spend on prescription medications, the patients' access to medications, and how much pharmacies are paid. While their role, ostensibly, is to help control waste and rein in spending on pharmaceuticals, it doesn't appear those goals made it onto most PBM to-do lists. Abject lack of oversight in a for-profit environment has turbocharged the opportunism among PBMs. The three largest PBMs control over 75% of the business, all three are ensconced in the Fortune 50, and all three are facing racketeering charges. There are a slew of investigations and state and federal legislation focused on curtailing predatory behavior by PBMs.In this episode, I'm tapping the expertise of Dr. Barbara McAneny, an oncologist, CEO and founding partner of the New Mexico Cancer Center, and former AMA president. Dr. McAneny helps me walk through the myriad ways PBMs increase their own profits while causing harm to patients, pharmacists, and doctors. In this podcast, you will find 13 problems with PBMs including these five moneymaking machinations:--Discount and Rebate Strategies—that INCREASE drug prices--Spread Pricing – a kissing cousin of skimming--Administrative Fees—until the cows come home--Mail Order Waste—a money-making scheme--Direct and Indirect Remuneration—surprise billing PBM-styleMeet Barbara L. McAneny, MD:Dr. Barbara McAneny is nationally recognized as an advocate, an innovator, a business leader, and a doctor's doctor. She is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she is the CEO and co-founder of the multi-specialty, multi-site New Mexico Cancer Center. She also founded the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, which provides grants to help patients with nonmedical expenses. In 2012 she received a $19.8 million grant to create an oncology medical home, demonstrating that triage pathways would improve outcomes and also lower costs. The Come Home medical home has been recognized and adopted as a recommended model by CMS. Her leadership roles reach well-beyond New Mexico, including nearly two decades with the American Medical Association leading up to her role as the president of the AMA in 2018.Resources: Barbara's Website: https://www.barbaramcaneny.com/ AMA: https://www.ama-assn.org/ Twitter: @BarbaraMcAneny LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/barbara-mcaneny-88636abPBMs blamed for step therapy, nonmedical switching, other restrictions on patients by Jason Laday: https://www.healio.com/news/rheumatology/20190821/pbms-blamed-for-step-therapy-nonmedical-switching-other-restrictions-on-patientsThe Sopranos of the Pharmaceutical Industry by Kevin Campbell, MDhttps://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-sopranos-of-the-pharmaceutical-industryExamples of small, non-predatory pharmacy benefit managers:--WithMe--Capital Rx--Navitus Health Solutions--RxPreferred BenefitsSIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: http://bit.ly/LicensedToLeadNewsletter
Dana Ullman, also known as ‘Mr. Homeopathy', is one of America's leading advocates for homeopathy. As a bestselling author and brilliant educator on the topic, Dana has been certified in classical homeopathy by the leading organization in the U.S. for professional homeopaths. Join Ann Louise and Dana is they discuss the history of homeopathy in the United States – including the dark past of the American Medical Association in its effort to crush homeopathy in the early 1900s. Dana also discusses the amazing efficacy of homeopathy and fascinating facts including how The British Royal Family has used homeopathic medicines since the 1830s, and how homeopathic medicines have also been used by 11 American Presidents, 7 Popes, esteemed scientists such as Charles Darwin, successful businessmen such as John D. Rockefeller, as well as Beethoven and Chopin, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney, and others. Ullman's website https://homeopathic.com/ offers invaluable resources and his famous eBook is choke-full of practical clinical information on how to use homeopathic medicines for 100+ common ailments. Last but not least, Dana shared the three top homeopathics for Americans and Nux Vomica headed the list! The post The Hidden History of Homeopathy – Episode 89: Dana Ullman appeared first on Ann Louise Gittleman.
Editor's Summary by Kristin Walter, MD, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 21, 2021, issue.
Episode 66: Meth Abuse. By Ikenna Nwosu, MD, and Hector Arreaza, MD. Discussion about screening, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of meth abuse. Association between intranasal corticosteroids and lower risk of COVID-19 complications is mentioned.Introduction: Intranasal corticosteroids associated with better outcomes in COVID-19By Bahar Hamidi, MS3, American University of the Caribbean When I first heard of the news of a pandemic occurring, I never thought it would last more than a couple weeks. Of course, as a medical student the first thing I wanted to know was what bug is causing all this commotion in the news. When I discovered “Coronavirus” my first reaction was a chuckle and blurting out “no way.” Why did I respond this way you may ask? As a student when we studied that coronavirus would cause nothing more than a regular cold, thus a mere pesky virus causing a whole pandemic seemed odd to me at the time. Little did I know almost two years later we are still talking about it! “Don't touch your face before washing your hands.” These are the words that run through my mind anywhere I am nowadays. Why? Well, SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein is why. This protein engages ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) as the entry receptor. This virus's receptor is found to be highly expressed in our nasal mucosa. How much of this ACE2 we have interestingly can correlate with your age; lower in children compared with adults. Other things that can affect a person's susceptibility is the level of eosinophils in your body. High absolute eosinophil count showed to have a lower hospitalization risk in a group of individuals with asthma and COVID, but we must keep in mind that the study can be confounded by the use of inhaled corticosteroids (iCS). This was taken into account during a study.The study was done by Ronald Strauss and collaborators, it's titled, Intranasal Corticosteroids Are Associated with Better Outcomes in Coronavirus Disease 2019, and it was published on The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, September 2021.So how may inhaled corticosteroids prevent significant illness from COVID? The answer is lower expression of ACE2 and its cellular serine protease TMPRSS2. Theoretically, it makes sense because the less entry gates the virus has the less sick someone may possibly get. Therefore, the study hypothesizes that by suppressing receptor expression, intranasal corticosteroid use is protective against complicated outcomes like hospitalizations, admission to ICU and mortality.Interestingly in addition, two types of corticosteroids [ciclesonide (Alvesco®) and mometasone (Asmanex® for asthma and Nasonex for allergic rhinitis)] were discovered to suppress replication of coronavirus. This overall study has pertinent findings for the treatment of this everlasting pandemic and proves there is yet much left to discover and continue to research.This is Rio Bravo qWeek, your weekly dose of knowledge brought to you by the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program from Bakersfield, California. Our program is affiliated with UCLA, and it's sponsored by Clinica Sierra Vista, Let Us Be Your Healthcare Home. ___________________________Meth Abuse. By Ikenna Nwosu, MD, and Hector Arreaza, MD IntroductionDrug use is a growing problem with serious consequences to individuals, families, and whole nations. Today we will discuss one of the most common drugs abused by our patients: Methamphetamine. Definition Methamphetamine (street name chalk, crank, crystal, glass, ice, meth) is a stimulant commonly abused in many parts of the United States. It is a psychostimulant that causes the release and blocks the reuptake of monoamine neurotransmitters, including dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Methamphetamine is most often smoked or snorted and is less commonly injected or ingested orally. Arreaza: Phentermine (appetite suppressant) is not meth. Phentermine is less potent because it acts mostly on norepinephrine, very little on dopamine, and minimally on serotonin. Epidemiology Amphetamine-type stimulants, which include methamphetamine, are the fastest rising drug of abuse worldwide. An estimated 2.1% of the United States population have been reported to have tried methamphetamine at some time in their lives with its rate of use found to be similar among men and women. Data indicates that methamphetamine is a significant public health problem. Mortality has increased by about 40 percent from 2015 to 2016 and drug overdose deaths involving methamphetamine have tripled since 2011. Arreaza: The mortality is high but also the morbidity. I can imagine how costly it is for health systems to take care of the complications of meth use, from dental work to cardiovascular disease, i.e., heart failure. It is a serious problem in Bakersfield, California. As an interesting fact, meth is the most common drug identified in urine drug screenings, then follows marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Clinical manifestations When someone uses meth, they have increased energy and alertness, pupillary dilation, tachycardia, euphoria, decreased need for sleep, grinding teeth, dry mouth, loss of appetite, and other symptoms of sympathetic nervous system activation. Repeated use causes weight loss, dental decay, chronic adverse mood, and cognitive changes, including irritability, aggression, panic, suspiciousness, and/or paranoia, hallucinations, and memory impairment. Chronic use also can exacerbate depression and anxiety, and those changes can interfere tremendously in patient care. The risk of suicide is also higher. It can also cause complications in other systems:-Cardiovascular (cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, and stroke)-Skin (abscesses, aged appearance, and skin lesions)-Neurologic (confusion, memory loss, slowed learning)-Oral (dental decay or “meth mouth”) Acute intoxicationComplications of severe acute intoxication: hypovolemia, metabolic acidosis, hyperthermia, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), rhabdomyolysis, tachydysrhythmia, hypertension, and seizures. Methamphetamine as a psychostimulant, has a half-life of 12 hours, so its effects last longer than those of cocaine. It is metabolized by the liver through the cytochrome P2D6 system. After the acute intoxication you can see the opposite: sedation, slurred speech, hypersomnia. Screening No specific guidelines regarding screening for methamphetamine use are available. In 2008, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that evidence available at that time was insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening adolescents, adults, and pregnant women for illicit drug use. This guideline was updated in June 2020. The USPSTF now gives a grade of recommendation “B” to screening for unhealthy drug use. How do you screen? By asking questions about unhealthy drug use in all adults older than 18 years old. This recommendation does not include testing biological specimens. Screening should be implemented when diagnosis, effective treatment and care can be offered at your clinic or you can refer to other providers for treatment. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association's Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services, and the Bright Futures initiative endorse screening adolescents for illicit substance use. On the other hand, the USPSTF concluded in June 2020 that the current evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for unhealthy drug use in adolescents. So, it gives a grade of recommendation “I”. Remember, “I” does not mean “Do not screen”, “I” means “Insufficient or I don't know”. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends direct questioning of all patients about their use of drugs as part of periodic assessments. Screening for methamphetamine use by history should be considered for pregnant women, teenagers and young adults, persons with criminal histories, men who have sex with men, and persons in high-risk ethnic groups. Diagnostic testing with informed consent can be useful in patients with stimulant-associated symptoms and signs, but this is not screening, this is a diagnostic test. Diagnosis DSM-5 criteria — A problematic pattern of methamphetamine use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by two or more of the following within a 12-month period:• Methamphetamine is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended (patient wants more and more meth)• There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control methamphetamine use (patients want to quit but they can't)• A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain methamphetamine, use methamphetamine, or recover from its effects (patient spends a long time using meth and recovering)• Craving, or a strong desire or urge to use methamphetamine (patient crave)• Recurrent methamphetamine use resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home• Continued methamphetamine use despite having persistent or recurrent social problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of methamphetamine• Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of methamphetamine use• Recurrent methamphetamine use in situations in which it is physically hazardous• Continued methamphetamine use despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by methamphetamine Subtypes of severity of methamphetamine use disorder ●Mild: Two to three symptoms●Moderate: Four to five symptoms●Severe: Six or more symptoms Urine drug testMethamphetamine can be detected in urine for approximately 48 hours after use. It can be detected in meconium in newborns,indicating maternal use in the second half of pregnancy. Pseudoephedrine can cause a false positive test result for amphetamines.The amphetamine portion of the "tox screen" is susceptible to both false positive and false negative results and must be interpreted in clinical context. Drugs of abuse, such as benzphetamine and bupropion (a synthetic cathinone), may give positive results. Medications such as selegiline and nonprescription nasal inhalers (decongestants) containing the active ingredient l-methamphetamine (l-desoxyephedrine) may yield positive results for amphetamine. Phentermine can give a false positive result in Utox for meth or MDMA (ecstasy). If a patient states he/she is taking phentermine, you can order a confirmatory test, which will then show that it was phentermine and not amphetamine or methamphetamine. If you are taking phentermine for weight loss, you should stop taking it a week before the drug test. Treatment of acute intoxicationThe treatment of acute methamphetamine intoxication is largely supportive. -Activated charcoal (after oral ingestion) when there are severe symptoms of intoxication and absorption needs to be reduced-Benzodiazepines may be indicated for seizures or agitation-Antipsychotics may be needed for paranoia or psychosis. -Cooling measures may be required if there is hyperthermia. -If elevated blood pressure is dangerously high, it should be lowered, but there are no data regarding blood pressure goals or which medications to use. -Abuse of multiple substances is possible. Patients may have used a combination of marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine, for example. You should also consider testing for several STIs in meth users since high risk sexual behaviors are possible. Treatment of abuseOutpatient behavioral therapies are the standard treatment for methamphetamine abuse and dependence. Inpatient treatment may be needed in some cases. -Cognitive behavior therapy and contingency management programs are successful in treating cocaine addiction and may be effective in treating methamphetamine addiction as well. -Contingency programs consists of rewarding patients who provide a drug-free urine sample.-The Matrix Model is an individualized outpatient regimen that has been used successfully to treat patients who abuse stimulants. It is based on cognitive principles, incorporating individual, group, and family therapies, as well as drug testing and a 12-step program. Medications to treat meth abuseThere are no medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat methamphetamine dependence. Some studies on this topic include:-A Cochrane review showed that fluoxetine (Prozac, 40 mg per day) may have modest benefit in reducing cravings for a short time but does not reduce use of meth, and that imipramine (Tofranil) may improve adherence to therapy in methamphetamine users. -One small RCT showing that bupropion (Wellbutrin) decreased subjective methamphetamine-induced effects and craving in a laboratory setting. -A randomized controlled trial enrolled 60 men who have sex with men; participants had methamphetamine use disorder and were actively using the drug. All the men received weekly counseling plus mirtazapine (Remeron), 30 mg per day, or placebo. Men in the mirtazapine group had decreased methamphetamine use and sexual risk, despite low adherence.In Episode 47, Kafiya Arte mentioned the Accelerated Development of Additive Treatment for Methamphetamine Disorder (ADAPT-2), which assessed the efficacy of combined bupropion and naltrexone for the treatment of meth use disorder. 403 participants were enrolled. The efficacy of extended-release injectable naltrexone (380 mg every 3 weeks) combined with once-daily oral extended-release bupropion (450 mg) was evaluated, as compared to placebo. Results: 13.6% response rate in the naltrexone-bupropion group and only 2.5% response with placebo. The response rate among participants that received naltrexone and bupropion was low, but it was higher than those who received placebo. Withdrawal-Stimulant withdrawal is less dangerous than withdrawal from alcohol, opioids, or sedatives, but seizures are possible.-Stimulant withdrawal symptoms include depression, somnolence, anxiety, irritability, inability to concentrate, psychomotor slowing, increased appetite, and paranoia. -There are no known effective treatments. -Methamphetamine withdrawal is associated with more severe and prolonged depression than is cocaine withdrawal, so patients with withdrawal should be monitored closely for suicidal ideation. How is methamphetamine made?Most methamphetamine used in the United States comes from small illegal laboratories in Mexico and within the US. It is unexpensive, potent, and highly pure. Pseudoephedrine is a common component used in the production of meth, along with many other dangerous ingredients. These chemicals can cause deadly lab explosions and house fires and they may remain in the air of the houses used as laboratories. Can you get high if you breath second-hand methamphetamine smoke?Researchers have not proven that people who inhale secondhand methamphetamine smoke get high or have other health consequences but breathing these fumes can cause a positive urine test for methamphetamine. More research is needed in this field. Methamphetamine use is a big problem. Prevention of use is key in fighting this devastating addiction. In patients who are addicted, treatment includes behavioral health strategies. No medications have been approved for treatment of dependence, but we hope new research finds an effective medication to treat it. Conclusion: Now we conclude our episode number 66 “Meth Abuse.” This topic is very extensive, but Dr Nwosu presented a good summary. Meth will continue to be a significant problem as long as we do not find a cure for this devastating addiction. Remember to screen your patients for drug use by asking direct and simple questions, then offer the addiction services available in your area. Even without trying, every night you go to bed being a little wiser. Thanks for listening to Rio Bravo qWeek. If you have any feedback about this podcast, contact us by email RBresidency@clinicasierravista.org, or visit our website riobravofmrp.org/qweek. This podcast was created with educational purposes only. Visit your primary care physician for additional medical advice. This week we thank Hector Arreaza, Ikenna Nwosu, and Bahar Hamidi. Audio edition: Suraj Amrutia. See you next week! ___________________________ References: Ronald Strauss, Nesreen Jawhari, Amy H. Attaway, Bo Hu, Lara Jehi, Alex Milinovich, Victor E. Ortega, Joe G. 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From the exploitation of Maslow's hierarchy of needs to the Biderman framework for extracting false confessions, and from nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields emanating from computer monitors to psycho-electric weapons, sound beaming, voice to skull, etc., there are countless methods to induce thought patterns artificially, implant false memories, and to read one's deepest thoughts. The psychological methods have recently been laid out by Yale and ClinicalTrials.gov, and the American Medical Association, all in relation to using manipulation rather than informed consent to coerce people into accepting their demands. There are other methods, too, of a more mystical or magical nature. The New England Journal of Medicine reported in 2020 that not only did masks offer little to no protection outside health care facilities, but that the mask itself was nothing more than a ‘talisman', an object with magic powers thought to bring good luck. From 9.11 and the shrines of Babylon to the ritual killings of animals linked to Santeria, or even social movements linked to Ifa, magic certainly is the most common practice running the world and our minds. Support this podcast
Meet Dr. Manning:Dr. Kimberly Manning is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She teaches pre-clinical medical students and trains medical residents, primarily at Grady Memorial Hospital. An avid writer, her essays have been published in prestigious journals including Journal of the American Medical Association. Her blog, “Reflections of a Grady Doctor,” was named in 2010 by ‘O' The Oprah Magazine as one of “four top medical blogs you should read.” In This Episode:Dr. Kimberly Manning shares her journey in medicine and writing. She speaks to her experience as a black woman in medicine and the mental exhaustion caused by ‘code-switching.' Her personal mission is for people to be able to be their entire selves. Similarly, her inspiration for her writing and new podcast is to hear the stories she hungered for as a medical student. Dr. Manning encourages women to find other professional women for support and mentorship. Key Moments:Everyone has dormant talents (2:01)Learn the Krebs cycle, then be yourself (13:35)Dr. Manning's inspiration for writing (21:13)Advice for her younger self (27:40)
Editor's Summary by Gregory Curfman, MD, Deputy Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 14, 2021 issue.
We live in a polemic world of clashing misinformation. Especially about hormones. Including testosterone. Too many men are taken off Testosterone (T) if they get a diagnosis of prostate cancer or heart disease even though the science shows otherwise. Today's interview is with Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, Harvard urologist and world expert on Testosterone, who has done much of this science. This is a must hear conversation on hormones and health that you will want to share with your physicians and patients. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler Abraham Morgentaler, MD is an international authority on men's health and a pioneer in the treatment of testosterone deficiency in men. Dr. Morgentaler's research is credited with reversing the decades-old belief that testosterone therapy is risky for prostate cancer. Dr. Morgentaler graduated from Harvard College in 1978 and Harvard Medical School in 1982. He completed his residency in 1988 through the Harvard Program in Urology, and then joined the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School. In 1999, Dr. Morgentaler founded Men's Health Boston, the first center in the US to focus on sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health for men. Dr. Morgentaler was the recipient of the New Investigator Award in 1994 granted by the American Foundation of Urological Disease. Publications Dr. Morgentaler has published over 120 scientific articles on testosterone, prostate cancer, male sexual dysfunction, and male infertility. His work has appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Cancer, and The American Journal of Medicine. He is the author of the book Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex, which has been widely hailed as a groundbreaking exploration of male sexuality. Dr. Morgentaler's other books include Testosterone For Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, Muscle Mass, and Overall Health, and The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships. In this show you will learn: That T does NOT drive prostate cancer. How this myth started and has incorrectly affected medicine for 80 years. The known and unknown symptoms of low T. The issue with just looking at total testosterone and why you must run “free testosterone” and also “SHBG”. What lizards and men have in common? The unappreciated role of hormones in overall health and why so often our doctors don't realize this or take this into consideration when treating us. Links Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex Testosterone For Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, Muscle Mass, and Overall Health The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships.
Did you know that during the COVID lockdowns the food industry doubled down on their marketing to children? Knowing that children were mostly at home, watching TV, the food industry geared its advertising directly to them. It's being called food porn! The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, revealed that over 90% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 live on junk food. On top of that, 70% of children in the United States are obese! 70 percent! Dr. Martin is angry this is happening! It literally makes him sick knowing how this will affect his grandchildren. By the year 2030, the World Health Organization is predicting a pandemic of diabetes – a pandemic of diabetes! Our health truly is in jeopardy!
Join Signe for a conversation with Dr. Jason Nagata about body image in boys and men, a historical overview, considerations in caring for this population, risk factors and prevention. Jason Nagata, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, specializing in adolescent eating disorders. He researches eating disorders, body image, and muscle-enhancing behaviors in adolescent boys and young men. He edited the book Eating Disorders in Boys and Men. He has published over 150 articles in academic journals including The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Pediatrics, and his research has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, and NBC News. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the International Association for Adolescent Health Young Professionals Network and is a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Emerging Leader in Adolescent Health Award. To learn more about Dr. Jason Nagata, visit https://profiles.ucsf.edu/jason.nagata and follow him on Twitter @jasonmnagata. Nine More Truths About Eating Disorders: Boys and Men
An opinion leader and public speaker, Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1983) has served on the Board of the John Templeton Foundation (2008-2014), which focuses on virtue and public life. Post is a leader in research on the benefits of giving and on compassionate care in relation to improved patient outcomes and clinician well-being. He addressed the U.S. Congress on volunteerism and health, receiving the Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement. Post was co-recipient (2012) with Edmund D. Pellegrino MD of the Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in HealthCare from the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, and the Kama Book Award in Medical Humanities from World Literacy Canada (2008). Co-Recipient of the 2019 National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Professionalism Award for development the Professional Identity Formation curriculum of the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Post has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and at Stony Brook (2008-present), where he is Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. The Center was selected (2011) for special institutional excellence by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (AMA & AAMC accrediting body), the only humanities and ethics entity in American medical school history to receive this distinction. An elected member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London, Post is the author of 300 articles in journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Post's book The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press) was designated a “medical classic of the century” by the British Medical Journal (2009), which wrote, “Until this pioneering work was published in 1995 the ethical aspects of one of the most important illnesses of our aging populations were a neglected topic.” Post is a recipient of the Alzheimer's Association national distinguished service award “in recognition of personal and professional outreach to the Alzheimer's Association Chapters on ethics issues important to people with Alzheimer's and their families.” Post's culminating book in this field is Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease (in press, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022). With Sir John Templeton (d. 2008) Post co-founded The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love: Spirituality, Compassion, and Service in 2001. Post is the best-selling lead author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Random House Broadway). Post has been quoted in more than 4000 newspapers and magazines, and featured on numerous television shows including The Daily Show. Described by Martin E.P. Seligman in Flourish as one of “the stars of positive psychology,” in 2003 Post was invited to join the Founding Fellows of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), based at Cambridge University. Founded in 2002, ISSR is the world's preeminent learned society devoted to this intersection, with 200 Fellows from the sciences and humanities. Post has written popularly on this topic in God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness (Mango 2019). Email: Post@stephengpost.com Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute
During this episode, Leslie is joined by Moe Vela, host of "In The Know With Moe," which can be heard and seen all of the same places as the Leslie Marshall Show, each Thursday from 3-4pm ET. Moe previously served in President Obama's administration as the Director of Administration and Senior Advisor in the Office of then Vice President Joe Biden. First, Moe details his most recent entrepreneurial endeavor as the co-creator, co-producer and co-star of the hottest new business reality streaming series, 'Unicorn Hunters.' Moe stars alongside the likes of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, former Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios, Musical Superstar and Investor Lance Bass, and several other business titans and luminaries. 'Unicorn Hunters' is on a mission to democratize access to wealth, so that it is no longer the privilege of a select group. 'Unicorn Hunters' allows founders to reach millions of investors around the world, and provides viewers with the opportunity to invest in pre-IPO opportunities. The show just finished taping their second season with six new amazing future unicorns who will impact millions of lives. The show can be seen at UnicornHunters.com. Second, Leslie and Moe give their takes on two very controversial new Texas laws that passed within the last week. The first is "the most restrictive abortion law to be enforced since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide," according to Axios. "The Texas law bans all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, after the detection of cardiac activity, which is usually around six weeks — before many people know they are pregnant. It also allows individuals to sue anyone suspected of helping a woman obtain an abortion — and awards at least $10,000 to people who do so successfully. The law is difficult to challenge partly because it's unclear who can be sued since it deputizes private citizens to enforce it." The second law is the most restrictive voter suppression bill that has passed nationwide. It rolls back early voting and adds new ID requirements, which critics say disproportionately impact voters of color. Many of the bill's provisions take aim at expansions put in place in the populous, Democratic Harris County, where officials broadened access last year, per the Texas Tribune. The measure could also make it more difficult for people with disabilities to vote, the Washington Post notes, by creating penalties for people who assist with filling out a ballot. It requires large Texas counties, that tend to lean Democratic, to livestream ballot counting, the New York Times reports. The bill has been a top priority for Texas' Republican Governor, Greg Abbott. "Though there is no evidence fraud took place during the 2020 election, Republicans in many states have pushed for new restrictions based on baseless allegations of voter fraud pushed by former President Trump and others," according to Axios. The final topic that Leslie and Moe discuss is a new joint statement released by editors of over 230 medical journals saying that "Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over," according to Axios. "This is the first time so many publications have come together to issue such a joint statement to world leaders, underscoring the severity of the situation — with the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal among those issuing the warning. Ahead of this November's UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the journals warned: "The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature." "Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world," states the editorial, which also ran in the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Nursing Review, the Chinese Science Bulletin and Brazil's Revista de Saude Publica. "Despite the world's necessary preoccupation with COVID-19, we cannot wait for the pandemic to pass to rapidly reduce emissions." Of note: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement ahead of the editorial's publication that the "risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease." "We will end the COVID-19 pandemic, but there's no vaccine for the climate crisis," Tedros added. The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said last month global warming could reach 1.5°C (2.7°F) compared to pre-industrial levels by 2030. "The editorial reports that heat-related mortality among people older than 65 has risen by over 50% in the past 20 years," according to Axios. Moe Vela is the CEO of MoeVela, LLC, a strategic business advisory firm, with business partnerships and ventures that span the globe across a diversity of sectors and industries. He is also the Founder of The Vela Group, LLC, a global business development consulting firm. In addition to running his firms, Moe is Of Counsel/Senior Advisor at the law firm of Stein Mitchell Beato and Missner. Moe is also Principal Advisor at TransparentBusiness. His Twitter handle is @MoeVela.
During this episode, Leslie is joined by Moe Vela, host of "In The Know With Moe," which can be heard and seen all of the same places as the Leslie Marshall Show, each Thursday from 3-4pm ET. Moe previously served in President Obama's administration as the Director of Administration and Senior Advisor in the Office of then Vice President Joe Biden. First, Moe details his most recent entrepreneurial endeavor as the co-creator, co-producer and co-star of the hottest new business reality streaming series, 'Unicorn Hunters.' Moe stars alongside the likes of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, former Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios, Musical Superstar and Investor Lance Bass, and several other business titans and luminaries. 'Unicorn Hunters' is on a mission to democratize access to wealth, so that it is no longer the privilege of a select group. 'Unicorn Hunters' allows founders to reach millions of investors around the world, and provides viewers with the opportunity to invest in pre-IPO opportunities. The show just finished taping their second season with six new amazing future unicorns who will impact millions of lives. The show can be seen at UnicornHunters.com. Second, Leslie and Moe give their takes on two very controversial new Texas laws that passed within the last week. The first is "the most restrictive abortion law to be enforced since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide," according to Axios. "The Texas law bans all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, after the detection of cardiac activity, which is usually around six weeks — before many people know they are pregnant. It also allows individuals to sue anyone suspected of helping a woman obtain an abortion — and awards at least $10,000 to people who do so successfully." The second law is the most restrictive voter suppression bill that has passed nationwide. It rolls back early voting and adds new ID requirements, which critics say disproportionately impact voters of color. Many of the bill's provisions take aim at expansions put in place in the populous, Democratic Harris County, where officials broadened access last year, per the Texas Tribune. The measure could also make it more difficult for people with disabilities to vote, the Washington Post notes, by creating penalties for people who assist with filling out a ballot. The final topic that Leslie and Moe discuss is a new joint statement released by editors of over 230 medical journals saying that "Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over," according to Axios. "This is the first time so many publications have come together to issue such a joint statement to world leaders, underscoring the severity of the situation — with the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal among those issuing the warning. Ahead of this November's UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the journals warned: "The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature." "Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world," states the editorial, which also ran in the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Nursing Review, the Chinese Science Bulletin and Brazil's Revista de Saude Publica. "Despite the world's necessary preoccupation with COVID-19, we cannot wait for the pandemic to pass to rapidly reduce emissions." Of note: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement ahead of the editorial's publication that the "risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease." Moe's Twitter handle is @MoeVela.
Editor's Summary by Michael Berkwits, MD, Deputy Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 7, 2021 issue.
Stop Fixing Yourself In this episode, Don Joseph Goewey talks about rewiring your brain from major stress reactions by using awareness. Take away: Awareness is absolutely a powerful change agent for human beings. Action step: Begin to use awareness Money Learnings: Don learned from growing up to a family that came from doing very well to being very poor. Bio: Don Joseph Goewey is the executive director of the Center for Spiritual Exchange, which is the official archive for all the works of Anthony DeMello. Previously, Don directed a human performance firm that consulted with Fortune 100 companies to alleviate employee stress and elevate people's experience of work and life. He has also managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School, and headed The Center for Attitudinal Healing, the institute founded by Gerald Jampolsky M.D., which pioneered a psycho-spiritual approach to overcoming catastrophic life events and which in 2005 was awarded the Excellence in Medicine metal by the American Medical Association. Don is the author of the Amazon bestseller, The End of Stress/Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain, which is based on breakthroughs in neuroscience that facilitate the shift in mindset that changes brain structure to quiet stress reactions and amplify the higher brain function that predicts greater success and happiness in life Highlights from this episode: Link to episode page Deprogramming the false beliefs out of your mind Rewiring your brain from major stress reactions by using awareness Who is Anthony Anthony de Mello? Don talks about the book he edited ‘Stop fixing yourself' Why does society program people to habitually undermine their own happiness and blame themselves for it? What does spirituality mean? The 4 liberating truths What being silent does for us https://www.demellospirituality.com/your-gift-for-pre-ordering-stop-fixing-yourself/ https://www.demellospirituality.com/ Richer Soul Life Beyond Money. You got rich, now what? Let's talk about your journey to more a purposeful, intentional, amazing life. Where are you going to go and how are you going to get there? Let's figure that out together. At the core is the financial well being to be able to do what you want, when you want, how you want. It's about personal freedom! Thanks for listening! Show Sponsor: http://profitcomesfirst.com/ Schedule your free no obligation call: https://bookme.name/rockyl/lite/intro-appointment-15-minutes If you like the show please leave a review on iTunes: http://bit.do/richersoul https://www.facebook.com/richersoul http://richersoul.com/ email@example.com Some music provided by Junan from Junan Podcast Any financial advice is for educational purposes only and you should consult with an expert for your specific needs.
We've blown out our sixteen candles and now it's time for some fun! Feel free to call in and tell us what you believe and why, or just tune in to watch the fireworks (AKA Vi's head exploding). ___________ TIME STAMPS & SHOW NOTES 00:00 - Intro - Addressing the Elephant in the Womb (SB8) 7:19 - James (he/him) - AUS - Future Impact of Texas Abortion Bill 18:23 - Leon (he/him) - UK - Anti-vax Doctor Calls In (And Gets Hung Up On) 43:25 - Isaiah (he/him) - South Korea - Theist Calls In With Some Love 49:23 - Gohan (he/him) - TX - Vi Wants to Abort Criminal Violinists 1:15:28 - Felipe (he/him) - Brazil - How to Promote Skepticism as a Doctor? 00:00 The rights of individual Texans have come under fire due to the passing of SB8, an anti-choice bill that limits abortion access and puts bounties on the heads of anyone who gets or assists in reproductive healthcare. For more information, please see the following resources: The text of TX SB8: https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB8/id/2395961 Overview from the Texas Tribune: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/31/texas-abortion-law-supreme-court/ Statement by the American Medical Association: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/patient-support-advocacy/texas-sb-8-puts-bounties-doctors-heads-delivering-care New York Times opinion: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/04/opinion/texas-abortion-law.html Operation Jane video from Anonymous: https://youtu.be/qd-_3gClpaw Report on TikTok vs. Right to Life's snitch website: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1034008380/tiktok-texas-abortion-ban-spam-website-activists 07:19What are the implications of Texas's most recent “Heartbeat Bill,” SB 8? James from Australia wonders what the legal landscape will look like now, not just for people with uteruses but other disenfranchised groups. Vi breaks down how the law might play out, and why we should be concerned. 18:23Message from the hosts: While the mission of this show is to refute as many terrible arguments as we can, we need to be constantly aware when platforming dangerous rhetoric does more harm than good. This was one of those instances, and resulted in a decision to terminate the call. Leon & Libby call in from the UK to talk about why it's inadvisable to vaccinate children for COVID-19. Be warned, this is a Gish gallop of misinformation which the hosts do their best to halt. Vi ends up hanging up, but not before the callers have discredited themselves through demonstrably bad statistical analysis, logical fallacies, and citing of unverified sources. Why VAERS data is unreliable: https://theconversation.com/unverified-reports-of-vaccine-side-effects-in-vaers-arent-the-smoking-guns-portrayed-by-right-wing-media-outlets-they-can-offer-insight-into-vaccine-hesitancy-166401 Percentage of COVID patients with neurological disorders after recovery: https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/06/04/high-numbers-of-covid-patients-report-impact-on-mental-health-research-shows/?sh=734f2e5f1d08 Study of number of childhood deaths due to COVID in the UK (6/2020): https://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2021/06/21/archdischild-2020-320899 COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in children in US: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/ 43:25This caller expresses appreciation for the way Skeptic Generation approaches topics in a more conversational, long-form way. Is it the best atheist call-in show on the internet currently? Who can say, but we certainly think so! For any and all inquiries about guest appearances or collaborations (we're interested!) please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. 49:23If you've followed the hosts for a while, you'll probably remember Gohan, a frequent Talk Heathen caller back in the day. He's back, and ready to spar with Vi about the morality of abortion. His weapon of choice: the violinist argument (and Trent Horn's reverse violinist argument). Too bad for him. Vi is *not* taking this conversation lightly today. To hear a brilliant discussion of the violinist argument, check out Abigail Thorn's video on her channel @PhilosophyTube: https://youtu.be/c2PAajlHbnU 1:15:28Did you know there is apparently a church created every hour in Brazil? A local doctor calls into the show and expresses his concern that widespread credulity in his country is resulting in Brazilians denying medical care on the advice of their pastors. How can he help?___________Skeptic Generation is LIVE every Sunday at 11:30am-1:00pm CTCall on your phone: 585-LA-MURPH (585-526-8774) Call online: https://tiny.cc/callSG Love the show? Become a patron: https://tiny.cc/donatetoSG Buy merch: https://tiny.cc/SGmerch Help with our studio: https://tiny.cc/SGwishlist Join us after the show on Discord: tiny.cc/SGdiscordTo find out more, visit https://www.skepticgeneration.com Copyright © 2021 Skeptic Generation. All rights reserved.
How is it September already?! We talk music news with Certified Music People™ Jasmine Garsd (NPR) and Jill Hopkins (Vocalo). Then, we check in with actor Harvey Guillén, who does all his own stunts as Guillermo de la Cruz in 'What We Do in the Shadows,' and walk through a recommendation from the American Medical Association that could make life a lot easier for trans and intersex folks.
Tonight: Texas enacts a radical law to effectively end legal abortion, the Supreme Court lets it happen, and Republicans can finally stop pretending. Then, can lawmakers facing scrutiny over the Capitol attack threaten their way out of an investigation? And breaking news from the American Medical Association regarding doctors giving livestock medicine to Covid patients. Plus, new data shows just how hard Covid hit Trump counties.Guests: Irin Carmon, Melissa Murray, Elie Mystal, Dahlia Lithwick, Ian Bassin, Dr. Gerald Harmon, David Jolly, Mona Charen
Stew Peters exposes the manual, published by the American Medical Association and given to physicians, used to teach specific language, social media posts, hashtags, interview techniques and other forms of brainwashing to indoctrinate the unsuspecting and trusting public to coerce them into a shot, and create fear surrounding the planned-demic. ENDORSED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP! Joe Kemp is a former Green Beret and the Gold Star Husband to his wife, Shannon Kent, who was killed by ISIS. Kemp is running for U.S. Congress, and was endorsed by Trump, TODAY! Kemp spends time with Stew and talks the real deal in Afghanistan and how the progressives want to push the "back to war" narrative. National File Senior Reporter Patrick Howley BREAKING DISCOVERY - Facebook and Google using YOUR DATA to target you and YOUR KIDS, spreading fear and pushing you toward the inoculation being falsely referred to as a COVID "vaccine". Dr. Jane Ruby answers questions directly from you! A new segment on the show "Ask Dr. Jane" allows you to ask questions of the Stew Peters Show contributor and get the answers! DeAnna Lorraine exposes yet ANOTHER MEDIA LIE! Fake News journalists are telling you that nurses are quitting because they're "stressed out" or "scared" of the "Delta Variant". The TRUTH is that they're leaving due to unconstitutional vaccine mandates that would force them to be injected with a shot that has caused unprecedented injury and death.
Here's what is happening in the markets today, Tuesday, August 31st:- S&P setting up to finish August positive with longest monthly winning streak in 4 years (since Dec 2017).- Zoom Video (ZM) down 14% pre-market in spite of an earnings beat.- Chico's FAS (CHS) up almost 5.0% pre-market after a surprise profit. - Designer Brands (DBI) up over 7.0% after EPS that was 0.32 better than expected and a rev beat.- Robinhood (HOOD) down almost 4.0% in pre-market trading after news that PayPal (PYPL) is considering launching its own stock trading platform. But the bigger news is SEC Chairman Gary Gensler saying that a ban on payment for order flow is "on the table." - Virgin Galactic (SPCE) is up 3% pre-market after an analyst upgrade.- Support.com (SPRT) getting some meme/WSB love? The heavily shorted stock jumped 38% yesterday and is up over 4.0% pre-market.- Moderna (MRNA) up over 1.0% pre-market after a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association said that Moderna's vaccine produced more than double the number of antibodies.If you enjoyed the "Stock Market Today" episode, make sure to subscribe to this podcast. And for more stock market news, visit https://rockwelltrading.com.#todaysstockmarket #stockmarkettoday #stockmarket
"We focus on ensuring our solution works equally well for English speakers with any accent. We regularly hear from doctors how much of a difference this makes in their ability to deliver high-quality patient care. It's our hope that more health tech vendors will take a good look at what they've chosen to prioritize and how that may contribute to inequities within the system. The factors which inspired the American Medical Association to recognize racism as a public health threat demand that we all play our role in the multi-faceted structures that contribute to delivering equitable health care to all Americans." Matthew Ko is co-founder and COO, DeepScribe Inc., and can be reached on Facebook and Twitter @DeepScribeAI. He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "Examining structural racism in health tech." (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/06/examining-structural-racism-in-health-tech.html)
In episode 30 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Hilary Marsh discussed include: What content creation and curation means and how they differ What content strategy entails and how to develop one Why trust across staff departments is so important to a cohesive content strategy Guest Information: Hilary Marsh is president and chief strategist of Content Company, a content and digital strategy consultancy and leading content strategy practitioner, mentor, speaker, and professor since 1999. She helps associations get better results from their content by improving their practices. Content Company's clients include the American Bar Association, American Medical Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Endocrine Society, Institute of Food Technologists, and ISPOR. Hilary oversaw the member website for the National Association of Realtors from 2005 to 2011. Hilary is a co-author of “Association Content Strategies for a Changing World” (ASAE Research Foundation, 2018), “Content Curation, Associations' Secret Weapon Against Information Overload” (self-published, 2020), and the “Leading Your Organization's Content Strategy” chapter in the 4th edition of Professional Practices in Association Management (ASAE, January 2021). Important Guest Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilarymarsh/ https://contentcompany.biz/ https://twitter.com/hilarymarsh
Dr. Liana Lianov is the Founder and President of Global Positive Health Institute, assisting physicians and health professionals to leverage the science of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine to achieve flourishing in themselves and their patients. She is an International leader in Lifestyle Medicine and positive psychology, leading the movement to promote the science of positive psychology and health in health care; president of the Positive Health and Wellbeing Division of the International Positive Psychology Association; chair of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; vice chair American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Lianov is also the author of "Strengths in the Mirror" (2021); editor and author of "Roots of Positive Change, Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology" (2019).This episode was originally recorded last year, and we are re-casting it to celebrate the launch of the Global Positive Health Institute and its upcoming inaugural conference "POSITIVE HEALTH FOR BEST OUTCOMES: MOVING FROM TRAUMA TO GROWTH". To learn more and register, follow this link.This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visithttps://bit.ly/EmoryLMDr. Lianov is a past president of the ACLM, a past board regent of ACPM, and the former Healthy Lifestyles Division Director for the American Medical Association. She previously directed a number of heart disease and stroke prevention, cancer detection, and other chronic diseases and mental health services programs at the California Department of Health Services. Her leadership of the inaugural national Summit on Happiness Science in Health Care, her publications, including the groundbreaking book Roots of Positive Change: Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology, and presentations are spearheading the integration of positive psychology interventions in health care.
The Taliban made the announcement that NO Afghan will leave the country any more, and as the deadline set by the Taliban gets closer, hope is on the decline. Is America ready to leave people behind? Afghan refugees give details on how Taliban fighters are hunting for sex slaves, to the point of seeing them having sex with corpses. President Biden's approval goes to a new low of 41% after the Afghanistan collapse. Is the Biden administration aware? Dr. Fauci, our favorite doctor, has once again moved the "back to normal" goalpost to spring 2022. This new goalpost will only happen if the vaccination rate increases. Will this increase the vaccination rate? The American Medical Association is calling for the public and private sectors to impose vaccination mandates, and Delta airlines is increasing health care premiums for unvaccinated employees. Is this the right move to increase vaccination rates? Alarming leaked report shows that the number of U.S. citizens evacuated from Afghanistan is lower than what's being reported. Will the Biden administration send troops to rescue stranded Americans? Will the world help America ever again? Today's Sponsors Visit https://KEEPS.com/LOSS for a FREE ONLINE doctor consultation and 50% OFF your first order! Visit https://ReliefBand.com and use PROMO code WATCHCHAD for 20% off and free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
House Democrats passed a budget resolution to trigger the reconciliation bill process on Tuesday. Congressmen Seth Moulton (D- MA) and Peter Meijer (R- MI) secretly traveled to Kabul to observe the evacuation efforts. As the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan get more and more difficult, people like Erik Prince are offering private escape services on nearly empty flights for thousands of dollars. The FCC proposed fining conservative conspiracists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman $5.1 million for voter suppression robocalls. The American Medical Association has called for Covid-19 vaccine mandates. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Editor's Summary by Anne Cappola, MD, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the August 24, 2021 issue.
We'd love to hear from you (email@example.com)Look us up on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/385282925919540Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbadsciencepodcast/Website: http://www.breakingbadscience.com/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscienceTurns out looking into information that centers around the brain is a complete nightmare. Even for a biology focused person like me. When considering meditation it's unsurprising that this is the path we were led down. So what did we find? What is the truth about meditation and the brain and how deep does the research go? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we explore meditation and how it affects the brain. ReferencesWalsh, R., Shapiro, S.; The Meeting of Meditative Disciplines and Western Psychology. American Psychologist. Apr-2006. 61:3 (227 - 239). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1037%2F0003-066X.61.3.227Goyal, M., et. al.; Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Medical Association. 01-Mar-2015. 174:3 (357 - 368). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018Konjedi, S., Maleeh, R.; Sleep and Mindfulness Meditation as They Relate to False Memory. Psychological Research. 22-Sep-2018. 84 (1084 - 1111). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-018-1098-0Lutterveld, R., et. al.; Meditation is Associated with Increased Brain Network Integration. Neuroimage. 01-Sep-2018.158 (18 - 25). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.071Pokorski, M., Suchorzynske, A.; Psychobehavioral Effects of Meditation. Pulmonary Disorders and Therapy. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 25-Jun-2017. 1023. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/5584_2017_52Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)
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Over the last 30 years, fatness has been defined as a risk factor for disease, then a disease in itself, then a global epidemic. What caused this rapid shift? Who's gonna join our group of B-roll vigilantes? And did we just hear Morgan Freeman?Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet Maintenance Phase T-shirts, stickers and moreBooks!Fat Politics Killer Fat The End of the Obesity Epidemic Folk Devils and Moral Panics Moral Panics Links!American Obesity Association PSAAMA Recognizes Obesity as a Disease Regarding Obesity as a Disease: Evolving Policies and Their Implications For Researchers on Obesity: Historical Review of Extra Body Weight Definitions Obesity task force linked to WHO takes “millions” from drug firms Medicare's search for effective obesity treatments: diets are not the answer Research: How Americans' Biases Are Changing (or not) Over Time Satcher: Obesity Reaching Crisis Levels Do Photographic Images of Obese Persons Influence Antifat Attitudes?Did the American Medical Association make the correct decision classifying obesity as a disease? What exactly is a disease? The “Childhood Obesity Epidemic”: Health Crisis or Social Construction? Fears of a fat planet overblown, skeptics say An Unjust War: The Case Against the Government's War on Obesity Expanding Definitions of Obesity May Harm Children Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/maintenancephase)
David Westbrook is an insightful, funny and inspiring specimen of a human being. At the age of 17, David Westbrook lost his eyesight to juvenile glaucoma. He says his blindness has been nothing less than a “privilege,” connecting him to innate talents and opportunities he likely never would have reached had he remained sighted. Professionally, David served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been associated with the health care system for over 25 years. Prior to that time, Westbrook founded and successfully operated a consulting practice that employed 30 professionals and served Fortune 500n clients throughout the nation. As a consultant, Westbrook's health care clients included dozens of diverse medical subspecialty practices, hospital systems, the Mayo Clinic, American Medical Association, Hallmark, the Farmers Insurance Group, Metropolitan Life Insurance, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Please enjoy his wisdom and humor!!
The Biden Administration is expected to unveil the largest ever increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The benefits are set to rise more than 25% above pre-pandemic amounts. Marketplace’s Nova Safo joins us to talk more about the details. Also, residents in the South owe more medical debt than anyone else in the U.S., according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The BBC checks in with us about Afghanistan, where the capital of Kabul has fallen to the Taliban.
The Biden Administration is expected to unveil the largest ever increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The benefits are set to rise more than 25% above pre-pandemic amounts. Marketplace’s Nova Safo joins us to talk more about the details. Also, residents in the South owe more medical debt than anyone else in the U.S., according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The BBC checks in with us about Afghanistan, where the capital of Kabul has fallen to the Taliban.
If we love deeply, we're going to grieve deeply. It's inevitable. And it's that simple. So together, let's understand and experience grief better in order to love better. In this episode, I review the popular models of grief with their strengths and limitations, illustrating them through poetry, quotes, and evaluating them with the best of the psychological research. Lead-in: We are going to start out with a simple truth. We Catholics get close to people. We get close to people We form deep, intimate bonds with our Parents, siblings, spouses, children, our friends -- all those we love. Last weekend, I was at my grandson's baptism. Tiny little guy, names William Peter. I'm not super sentimental, not one to just burst into intense emotion at the drop of a hat, but holding him and talking with him. I could feel the bond developing. He's really growing on me. My first grandson. William Peter. I told myself I wasn't going to be one of those fawning grandfathers that shows the pictures around to everyone and prattles on about grandchildren, but here I am, bringing it up in a podcast episode. I love that little guy. I really do, I've been surprised at how quickly that all developed. We form deep intimate bond with people. And that's a great privilege, an honor, a sacred thing. October 29, 2017 before the Angelus Prayer, Pope Francis Indeed, we were created to love and to be loved. God, who is Love, created us to make us participants in his life, to be loved by him and to love him, and with him, to love all other people. This is God's “dream” for mankind. But in this life there's a difficult side to that. The realities that entered the world with original sin. Inevitably, we lose at least some of these bonds, these connections -- in our fallen world, they are not permanent, they are temporary Parents die Some experience a romantic breakup -- or a divorce Estrangements, ties being cut And we experience the loss of someone Jandy Nelson succinctly sums up the mystery when she writes “Grief and love are conjoined—you don't get one without the other.” My Constant Companion By Kelly Roper Grief is my companion,It takes me by the hand,And walks along beside mein a dark and barren land.How long will this lonesome journey last,How much more can my weary heart bear?Since your death, I've been lost in the fog,Too burdened with sorrow and care.People tell me my sadness will fade,And my tears will reach their end.Grief and I must complete our journey,And then maybe I'll find happiness again. Talking to Grief by Denise Levertov Ah, Grief, I should not treat youlike a homeless dogwho comes to the back doorfor a crust, for a meatless bone.I should trust you. I should coax youinto the house and give youyour own corner,a worn mat to lie on,your own water dish. You think I don't know you've been livingunder my porch.You long for your real place to be readiedbefore winter comes. You needyour name,your collar and tag. You needthe right to warn off intruders,to considermy house your ownand me your personand yourself “So it's true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri And we pay on a sliding fee scale as Orson Scott Card tells us “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.” Grief -- after five episodes on suicide, it seemed like the next topic. Stay with me as we investigate grief… Intro: Welcome to the podcast Interior Integration for Catholics, I am so glad you are hear with me for these moments together, thank you for spending the time. As you know, I am Dr. Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist and passionate Catholic you are listening to the Interior Integration for Catholics podcast, where we don't hesitate to take on the tough topics that matter to you. We bring the best of psychology and human formation and harmonize it with the perennial truths of the Catholic Faith. Interior Integration for Catholics is part of our broader outreach, Souls and Hearts bringing the best of psychology grounded in a Catholic worldview to you and the rest of the world through our website soulsandhearts.com Today's episode, number 81 is entitled "Grieving is the Price We Pay for Loving" and it's released on August 16, 2021 We are broaching the big topic of grief. We touched on it briefly way back in episode 15, but now we're getting into much more detail. There is so much misinformation out there about grief. So many myths, so many misconceptions to clear up. Why is that? We're going to answer that question with the professional research, the best of psychological theory, with Scripture, with poetry, with examples and with quotes to help you understand the experience of grief -- your grief and the grief of others. Why should we learn about grief? Earl Grollman sums it up like this: Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. If we love, we will grieve. Part of loving well is grieving well. If we flee from grief, we will also flee from love. You can't love without eventually grieving. Our Lord modeled this for us: Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. John 11: 32-36 Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled; 34 and he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” ] Our Lady Modeled this for us. Mary at Calvary looking up at her beloved Son, innocent, yet accused, mocked, reviled, slapped, spit upon, beaten, whipped. crowned with thorns, forced on death march, and then nailed to a cross, bleeding and dying. His disciples save John had abandoned him, the people had turned against him. Flesh of her flesh, bone of her bone, but yet also Almighty God, the second person of the Trinity, Love Incarnate going through his grief. What was her experience? I can hear her asking, in the words of the Good Friday Reproaches, My people, what has he done to you? How has he offended you? Answer me! Alice Von Hildebrand: We gain a dolorous awareness that being as weak as we are, we cannot guard the loved one, hard as we try. We realize that this precious being is infinitely fragile. This is inevitably a source of profound suffering. The loved being whose beauty has wounded our heart is frailty itself, and we realize that, ardently as we wish to, we are ourselves too weak and too helpless to shelter him in this threatening and treacherous world where dangers are constantly lurking. That's why we need to learn to grieve well. We need to be able to understand something about grief and to grieve well to pick up our crosses, to bear our sufferings well, the suffering that is essential to love in this earthly life, in this fallen world. We are going to love and we are going to lose our loved one. That is a reality. I'm going to experience it -- you're going to experience it. I'm taking a risk in loving my grandson William Peter -- I could lose him. I've taken a great risk in loving my wife Pam -- we've playfully argued about who gets to die first, so as to avoid the pain of the loss of our relationship. And yes, there's the Communion of Saints. Yes there is eternal life. But still… One of us is going to have to live on in this life first, without the other one present in the same way. Many models of grief are based on a single, unified, monolithic, homogenous personality. That's the problem. That single, unified, monolithic, homogenous personality undergirds the stage and phase theories of grief. Swiss Psychiatrist -- Elisabeth Kubler Ross -- Death and Dying 1969 -- Discussed this in episode 17, will go into more detail today Kubler Ross gathered anecdotal evidence from more than 200 terminally ill patients as they were dying -- case studies. Five stages of grief -- DABDA model Denial: is the first of the five stages of grief. It helps us to survive the loss. Denial and shock help us to cope and make day-to-day survival possible. Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature's way of letting in only as much as we can handle. As you accept the reality of the loss and start to ask yourself questions, you are unknowingly beginning the healing process. You are becoming stronger, and the denial is beginning to fade. But as you proceed, all the feelings you were denying begin to surface. Shock and disbelief: This initial phase, which may last from a mere few seconds up to six weeks, is marked by numbness, disbelief, and, often, alienation from others. The loss may be intellectualized and dealt with on a "rational" level, as opposed to a "feeling" level. This is the stage many people are in at the time of the funeral. Awareness: This next stage is an emotional and suffering phase that resides in the heart. At the same time that the chemicals (for example, adrenaline) released in response to the stress of our loved one's death are beginning to decrease, and the support of friends is lessening, the impact of the person's loss is beginning to be truly realized: the lonely bed, the lack of someone with whom to talk. Anger -- from a deep sense of injustice -- of being wronged, of being violated. Underneath the anger is the pain. The anger can serve to suppress the intensity of the pain of loss. Bargaining -- frantic attempts to control the outcomes Depression -- feeling the loss “You can't truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.” — Mandy Hale Acceptance -- accepting the reality of the loss. Colin Parkes -- 1972 Bereavement: Studies of grief in adult life. 1983 with R.S. Weiss: Recovery from Bereavement Argued that the bereaved must go through four overlapping phases of grief in order to adequately resolve the grief Shock and numbness Yearning and Searching Disorganization and Despair Reorganization and Recovery Phases Shock and numbness This can't be happening Struggling with comprehension -- numbing out Helps to survive emotionally, initially the shock of loss “There's a fine edge to new grief, it severs nerves, disconnects reality–there's mercy in a sharp blade. Only with time, as the edge wears, does the real ache begin.” ― Christopher Moore “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” — Vicki Harrison Yearning and Searching Let's go back to the way it was Missing the person, seeking that person out, how can we be close again? Wishing the deceased would just come home Weeping, pining, sadness, anger confusion. Come back, fill the emptiness “I know in my head that she has gone. The only difference is that I am getting used to the pain. It's like discovering a great hole in the ground. To begin with, you forget it's there and keep falling in. After a while, it's still there, but you learn to walk round it.” — Rachel Joyce A Call From Heaven © Zeb EdingtonPublished: November 2018 I lie awake long into the night,Hoping that maybe you just mightGive me a call to say you're okayAnd let me know you made it through the day. I would give everything that I haveTo make you feel not so sad.I know the pain is sometimes too great,But the love was something you can never mistake. I long for the day when I see you again.Then we can talk about where all we've been.We can think about all the times we had,How we've missed each other ever so bad. I feel like I've been cheated and robbed so blind.God took you away when I thought you were mine.Now I'm stuck here and feel so aloneAs I sit and wait right beside the phone. You gave me a life and everything I have.I couldn't say no, even when I was mad.You gave me my children that I hold so dear.You took away everything that I ever feared. As the hurt seems to fade but the memories are bright,Maybe I'll see you in a dream tonight.That's all I can hope for until the dayWhen were together in heaven for an eternity. Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-call-from-heaven-2 Disorganization and despair Easily distracted, difficulty with attention and concentration Initial acceptance. He is not coming back. He is really dead. Depression may set in, anxiety may set in, apathy, anger -- rebellion against the loss. Withdrawal from others, disengaging from activities, isolation. No longer searching -- yearning gives way to apathy, anger, loss of hope, and questions of meaning and purpose Reorganization and recovery Life can go on. Rebuild, renew, begin again. Energy levels lift Concentration and attention improve Ability to enjoy good things. Positive memories of the person. New normal achieved. Criticism of Stage or Phase Models Not empirical studies Models were misused - Kubler Ross' model based on those who were dying, not those with loved ones dying. Not as relevant to losing a family member to death Still generalized to all kinds of situations of loss and grief. Clinical observations the these stages necessarily go in order Not a lockstep process Danger of the stages or phases being taken as a proscriptive model Proscriptive vs. descriptive. You have got to feel the anger -- or the depression. The five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Research Studies Carol Barrett and Karen Scheweis 1981 article in OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying 193 widows and widowers in Wichita, all 62 years of age or older, did not confirm a stage process of adaptation to grief. George Bonnano and colleagues in major article in the 2002 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology tracked trajectories of grieving the death of a spouse from before the spouse died and 6 and 18 months after the death. 205 participants. Very low levels of correspondence with the stages of grief described by Kubler Ross. 2007 Study in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Paul K. Maciejewski and his colleagues Set out to examine the relative magnitudes and patterns of change over time postloss of 5 grief indicators for consistency with the stage theory of grief. disbelief, yearning, anger, depression and acceptance of the death community-based sample of 233 bereaved individuals, near Bridgeport and Fairfield Connecticut. Five rater-administered items assessing disbelief, yearning, anger, depression, and acceptance of the death from 1 to 24 months postloss. Did not fit the stage model . Acceptance was always higher than all the others, across all time intervals. Yearning was the highest of all the others across all time stages. Popularity of these stage models -- why after fifty years are they still with us? Reasons There was a huge need. The need for something to hang on to, to help us make sense of an overwhelming experience Kubler Ross's model is simple -- DABDA Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance They are intuitive, they seem to make sense The stage models gave us a language, a way to symbolize the experience of grief into words to make sense of it. This is really a gift. With the language Kubler Ross and Parkes gave us, we could communicate about grief more clearly, more readily, we could share the experience of grief. Observation of real human experience. Uniqueness of grief “Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.” ― Roland Barthes “Grief is bizarre territory because there's no predicting how long it'll take to get over certain things. You just don't know how long it's going to resound in your life.” – Sam Shepard “I wasn't prepared for the fact that grief is so unpredictable. It wasn't just sadness, and it wasn't linear. Somehow I'd thought that the first days would be the worst and then it would get steadily better – like getting over the flu. That's not how it was.” Meghan O'Rourke So some clinicians have moved away from the Stages or Phases of Grief to discussing Signs or Signals of Grief -- Sources 2017 online article by Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care Mayo Clinic Vitas Healthcare website Helpguide.com article on coping with grief and loss. Categories Emotions Agitation – inability to relax, shaken up Anger – a strong emotion of displeasure with others or with an event Anhedonia -- inability to enjoy things, to experience pleasure. Anxiety – feeling nervous and worried Apathy – things do not seem important anymore, not caring what happens Betrayal – feeling someone purposely chose to hurt you Bitterness about the loss Despair – to lose hope Disbelief – trouble accepting the loss really happened Emptiness –void inside, nothing to give. Nothing inside. “Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, constant reminder, an absence I could never fill.” ― Jojo Moyes “Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.” — William Faulkner Fear – the individual does not feel safe or worries for the safety of loved ones Guilt – self-blame, feeling regretful about doing or not doing something Helplessness – feeling like there is nothing one can do to make a difference in a situation Impatience – want things right away and have trouble waiting Isolation – removed or away from others Loneliness – feeling alone Numbness- can't feel any emotion Powerlessness – having no control over what is happening Relief – to feel free from stress, pain or burden Sadness, intense sorrow – feeling unhappy and sorrowful Shame – feeling dishonored or disgraced Shock – feeling surprised and disturbed by a sudden powerful event Strength – tough, powerful Thankfulness – appreciative Uncertainty – feeling unsure Uselessness – feeling worthless Weakness – frail, powerless Positive Emotions Opening up, accessing in a way never before. Breaking down old ways of coping. Cognitive Reactions, the way grief impacts our thinking, our mental processes “Grief can derange even the strongest and most disciplined of minds.” ― George R.R. Martin “Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.”― Sophocles Difficulties in concentrating Trying To Balance Grief © Liz Newman Published: May 25, 2021 Grief stacksItself upUpUpAs you try and balanceYour daily tasksYour emotionsYour painThe towerWobblesAs you tryTo do everythingYou normally doEverything youNormally canBut right nowYou can'tAnd it comesAllThe wayDown Continuously thinking about the loss -- rumination Narrow focus -- only thinking about the loss, difficulty thinking about anything else Difficulty making decisions Pessimism about the Future My grief lies onward, and my joy behind. Shakespeare, Sonnet 50 Memory difficulties Believing you were responsible for the loss Increased or decreased dreams Increased nightmares, odd dreams Thinking everyone is watching you Thinking you are different from everyone else Self-destructive thoughts Physical Reactions Crying -- not mentioned. J.R.R. Tolkien knew we needed to allow ourselves to feel sadness. In one particularly poignant passage at the end of “The Return of the King,” Frodo is about to sail away, leaving his friends behind. “Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth,” Gandalf says to the gathered companions. “Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving "Tears are the silent language of grief." Voltaire “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” — William Shakespeare Sleeping changes – too little or too much hypersomnia, insomnia Weight and appetite changes Tiredness Deep sighing Feeling weak Aches and pains Restlessness Lethargy Energized: feeling strong/invincible Muscle tension Pounding heart Headaches and stomach aches Nausea Dizziness Shortness of breath Easily shaken by certain sights and sounds (particularly those that remind you of the loss) Increased number of colds and infections -- weakened immune system Spiritual Reactions Feeling lost and empty Feeling abandoned or punished by God Questioning a reason to go on living Feeling like you don't belong Feeling angry with God Questioning your religious beliefs I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. – John 14:18 Disruption in the plan of life. Feeling spiritually connected to the person who died Feeling spiritually connected to God Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4 Needing to receive forgiveness Finding hope in prayer/spiritual beliefs "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, there will no longer be any mourning, crying, or pain, for the old order of things have passed away." Revelation 21:4 Finding purpose in life Finding a deeper sense of compassion, of connection to others Rumi: “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.” Behavioral Reactions -- Social Interactions Trying to stay constantly active Overachieving Underachieving Changes in work performance Being preoccupied and forgetful Being more clumsy Crying a lot, or more easily Blaming others Not caring about things, wanting to drop out Wanting to spend more time alone Dropping out of social activities “People in grief need someone to walk with them without judging them.” – Gail Sheehy Pulling away from other's attempts to touch and comfort you -- detachment “To spare oneself from grief at all costs can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.” — Erich Fromm My Mask © Ellie Nazza Published: June 2011 Every morning I wake up and put on a mask.The mask makes everything seem all right,But they don't know I cry at night.The nightmares just won't go away.If only I knew it was your last day.For six years I've felt this pain.The feeling just won't go away.Everyone thinks I've dealt with your death the best,But without this mask I'd be a mess. Wanting more attention and affection Seeking approval and reassurance from others Distrusting others Detaching from others Being aggressive, getting more arguments Showing more creative expression through music, writing, and art Deepening relationships Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. Alphonse de Lamartine "The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief--but the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love." Hilary Stanton Zunin Weakness of these models So we've done some prep work today to get us ready, getting reacquainted with what the prevailing models of grief can tells us, the descriptive power they have. Not proscriptive -- merely descriptive They don't really inform us about how to be with the other person, this specific person Signs of grief are not necessarily specific just to grief. Identity Issues -- not as often address Low self-esteem Who am I now, that I am no longer married? I am a widower Now we're ready for a much better way to approach grief, both inside ourselves and inside others. The myth of the unified, homogenous, monolithic personality really compromises our ability to understand grief. So in the next episode, I'm bringing in a whole new model of grief, one developed by Internal Family Systems therapist Derek Scott, who has done the best conceptual work on understanding grief and responding to it that I have ever encountered in the natural realm. We are going to get into that deeply, we are going to understand how our different parts experience grief, and we going one step further, and that's to bring in the Catholic foundation. And why, again? Why are we doing this? In order to increase our capacity to love. That's why. 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