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A listener calls in to vent about the insufferable UMass graduation ceremonies led by people who make substantial six-figure salaries. Of course, they didn't mind shutting down the school for two years while they raked in those salaries. Speaking of UMass, Howie mentions the Durham Report's Massachusetts connections, so tune in!
SEC Mike Bratton (@MichaelWBratton) and his Cousin Shane (@BigOrangeVolz) are back talkin' SEC football! Cousin Shane's latest Big Orange Walks update (1:45), World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party staying in Jacksonville through 2025 (8:00), Week 1 SEC point spreads released (13:45), Florida at Utah (15:00), South Carolina vs. North Carolina (15:45), Ball State at Kentucky (16:30), UMass at Auburn (17:15), New Mexico at Texas A&M (18:30), Tennessee vs. Virginia (19:00), MTSU at Alabama (20:00), LSU vs. FSU (20:30), Games that will define the SEC season (21:15) Advertising inquiries: email@example.com Call In Line: (615) 965-5152 All show music comes via Nashville band Crimson Calamity; check out their work by clicking the link below: https://open.spotify.com/artist/29HGeJEcYHBJlyt4xIcLBw?si=GJoEOr0YSoeqWkrjhCc0Ug Donate to cousin Shane's beer fund via CashApp: $thatSECpodcast We have t-shirts for sale! Check out our merchandise store featuring shirts, hoodies, stickers, coffee mugs, pillows, phone cases and more: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/thatsecpodcast?ref_id=19055 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dr. Jay Taneja is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the STIMA Lab (Systems Towards Infrastructure Measurement and Analytics) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Taneja is a world-class expert on the clean energy economy of Kenya, which is our topic for today's discussion.Kenya's story is fascinating from a clean energy and climate change perspective. The country has made remarkable progress in expanding electricity access, with renewable sources providing the majority of its electricity supply. In 1990, only one million Kenyans had access to electricity. However, in the past few decades, Kenya has made impressive strides, doubling access to electricity from 30% of households in 2013 to approximately 75% in 2022.Despite being the least responsible from a cumulative emissions perspective, the African continent is likely to be the most impacted by climate change. Currently, the Horn of Africa, where Kenya is located, is experiencing a multi-year drought. Tune in to learn more about Kenya's clean energy economy, its impressive transition, and some hurdles ahead. Enjoy the show!In this episode, we cover: [2:46] Jay's background and expertise[7:35] His work at the STIMA Lab at UMass[12:39] An overview of life and electricity usage in urban vs rural communities throughout Kenya[20:46] Challenges with solar home systems and accessibility[23:57] Kenya's new president and his sentiments toward clean energy[27:20] The realized impacts of climate change throughout the country[30:38] Geothermal expansion in Kenya[35:12] The balance of nationalized priority and commercial capital in driving the region's clean energy transition[38:24] Kenya's blueprint and lessons for other countries[40:07] How Kenya could leverage COP27's Loss and Damage Fund for vulnerable countriesGet connected: Cody SimmsJay TanejaMCJ Podcast / Collective*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on March 31, 2023.
May Madness is upon us. We're fully in the camp who believe that the Thursday and Friday of conference semifinals are the greatest two days of lacrosse every year. To celebrate, D-Fly and Dixie are coming to you a day early with a super-sized podcast to preview all the conference tournaments and to deliver you an extended, candid interview with coaching legend Bill Tierney as he prepares for what could be his final game. You won't want to miss any of this one. Let's get it! THURSDAY's Games Big Ten Semifinals at Johns Hopkins – Baltimore, Md. No. 4 Michigan (7-6, 2-3) vs. No. 1 Penn State (9-3, 4-1), 1 p.m., BTN No. 3 Maryland (9-4, 3-2) vs. No. 2 Johns Hopkins (11-4, 4-1), 3:30 p.m., BTN Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Semifinals at Manhattan – Riverdale, N.Y. No. 3 Marist (8-7, 6-3) vs. No. 2 Mount St. Mary's (8-7, 7-2), 3 p.m., ESPN+ No. 4 Siena (8-6, 5-4) vs. No. 1 Manhattan (10-4, 7-2), 7 p.m., ESPN+ America East Semifinals at Vermont – Burlington, Vt. No. 4 Albany (5-9, 4-3) vs. No. 1 Vermont (9-4, 7-0), 4 p.m., ESPN+ No. 3 Binghamton (9-4, 5-2) vs. No. 2 Bryant (10-4, 5-2), 7 p.m., ESPN+ Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Semifinals at Delaware – Newark, Del. No. 4 Towson (6-8, 5-2) vs. No. 1 Delaware (10-4, 6-1), 5:30 p.m., Lacrosse TV No. 3 Stony Brook (8-6, 5-2) vs. No. 2 Drexel (8-5, 5-2), 8:30 p.m., Lacrosse TV Atlantic 10 Semifinals at Richmond – Richmond, Va. No. 4 High Point (8-7, 2-3) vs. No. 1 Saint Joseph's (10-4, 5-0), 5:30 p.m. No. 3 UMass (8-5, 3-2) vs. No. 2 Richmond (9-4, 4-1), 8 p.m. Big East Semifinals at Marquette – Milwaukee, Wisc. No. 4 Providence (6-8, 2-3) vs. No. 1 Georgetown (10-3, 5-0), 6:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network No. 3 Villanova (10-4, 3-2) vs. No. 2 Denver (9-4, 4-1), 9:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network FRIDAY's Games Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Semifinals at Robert Morris – Moon Township, Penn. No. 4 Bellarmine (10-5, 7-2) vs. No. 1 Utah (10-4, 9-0), 1 p.m., ESPN+ No. 6 Robert Morris (7-7, 4-5) vs. No. 2 Air Force (10-5, 7-2), 4 p.m., ESPN+ Patriot League Semifinals at Boston U. – Boston, Mass. No. 5 Loyola (8-7, 4-4) vs. No. 1 Boston U. (10-3, 7-1), 4 p.m., CBS Sports Network No. 3 Lehigh (10-4, 6-2) vs. No. 2 Army (10-3, 7-1), 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network Ivy League Semifinals at Columbia – New York, N.Y. No. 4 Yale (8-4, 3-3) vs. No. 1 Cornell (11-2, 5-1), 6 p.m., ESPNU No. 3 Princeton (6-6, 4-2) vs. No. 2 Penn (7-5, 4-2), 8:30 p.m., ESPNU Give and Go In a sports fan-inspired Give & Go, the guys talk about how even within the same sport there are some events that are just better than others, and they make choices about the best. Simplicity Group President and CEO, Bruce Donaldson, joins them for the discussion.
After years of beatdowns by the Detroit Pistons Bad Boys, Michael Jordan finally won his first NBA title in 1992. Amidst the commotion in the Bulls' locker room - champagne spraying, players and coaches yelling, media swarming - everyone wanted to get a defining image of MJ's triumph, but the Finals MVP was nowhere to be seen. Lakers team photographer and co-creator of NBA Photos Andrew Bernstein was the one who snapped the definitive shot of Jordan crying with the trophy, his father James at his son's side. Such photographic glory was no such thing when a 20-year-old Andrew left UMass at Amherst and headed west to study in the City of Angels. He soon got a gig assisting veteran photogs for Sports Illustrated, and then managed to talk his way into photographing the 1983 All-Star Game for the League on his own, long before photographers had assistants and technicians to help them. He proved his talent and tenacity in the Forum that weekend, and was soon the official lensman for the Lakers, documenting their wins and losses against Larry Bird's Celtics, the Shaq-Kobe-Phil Jackson three-peat, and the two titles Kobe won with Pau Gasol.In this episode, Andrew shares:How he talked his way into the 1983 All-Star Game assignment What role confidence and New Jersey moxie played as he built an unsurpassed portfolio and started NBA Photos in a filing cabinet in his small apartment What he did to make Magic Johnson reprimand him on a Converse commercial setHow he got into Pat Riley's huddle to shoot the Showtime Lakers during timeoutsWhy a shot of Michael Jordan and another of Kobe are his favorites among thousands of photosLearn more about Andrew's fantastic photography on his Instagram feed and listen to his insightful interviews as host of the Legends of Sport podcast.
The Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey
As a 4th generation mason, Matt DiBara took over a very successful company and made it even more successful in the Los Angeles area. Matt used his degree in construction management and environmental design from UMass to earn a reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and impeccable service by bringing a fresh perspective to an old-school industry. In doing so, Matt discovered the answer to the biggest single challenge all contractors are now facing: recruiting. He also offers co-founded The Contractor Consultants, a service offering education, consultation and outsourced hiring for contractors. In this episode, Matt shares some serious wisdom for contractors and business owners, how improper recruiting almost bankrupted his company, what he did to flip this around, what their greatest marking strategy is, and so much more. 0:27 - Introduction 5:10 - The challenge of modernizing, should be difficult, shiny object syndrome 6:32 - Keeping a good balance of tradition and modern, approach 7:33 - Strategic thinking 11:34 - Modernizing approach, process improvements creating exponential growth 14:10 - Venn diagram exercise 15:16 - Almost went bankrupt/Recovering sales junkie 17:20 - Recruiting: 4 key parts 21:09 - Skills Assessments 27:47 - Marketing: One of the best tools 29:45 - Timing: How to Meet Contract Deadlines 32:30 - Process Innovation & solving problems in the future Reach Matt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewdibara/ https://www.thecontractorconsultants.com/ The Conscious Builder Academy https://www.consciousbuilderacademy.com
Fresh off their ACHA national championship on home-ice, UMass captains Jack McGrath and Dan O'Leary join the pod to recap an unforgettable run in Marlborough.
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Tyler is joined by @peteybuckets of GMU Giant Killer to discuss the George Mason coaching change and realistic expectations for the program going forward. Then Tyler and Matt deep an incoming transfer for Davidson, Dayton, URI, Loyola, SLU, UMass and Fordham
Aaron Breitman spoke to longtime UMass fan and social media presence Curry Hicks Sage about recent commit Noah Fernandes. He played the past three seasons at UMass and their best player over that time span. The discussion includes what he brings to Rutgers on the court, his potential playing with Cam Spencer and Derek Simpson, his injury history, potential to be a key defender and more. Also some discussion on the coaching search to replace assistant Karl Hobbs.
Hello and welcome back everybody. We are on Week 3 of the Sexual Health and Anxiety Series. At first, we talked with the amazing Lauren Fogel Mersy about sexual anxiety or sexual performance anxiety. And then last week, I went into depth about really understanding arousal and anxiety, how certain things will increase arousal, certain things will decrease it, and teaching you how to get to know what is what so that you can have a rich, intimate, fulfilling life. We are now on Week 3. I have to admit, this is an episode that I so have wanted to do for quite a while, mainly because I get asked these questions so often and I actually don't know the answers. It's actually out of my scope. In clinical terms, we call it “out of my scope of practice,” meaning the topic we're talking about today is out of my skill set. It's out of my pay grade. It's out of my level of training. What we're talking about this week is the sexual side effects of antidepressants or anxiety medications, the common ones that people have when they are anxious or depressed. Now, as I said to you, this is a medical topic, one in which I am not trained to talk about, so I invited Dr. Sepehr Aziz onto the episode, and he does such a beautiful job, a respectful, kind, compassionate approach to addressing sexual side effects of anxiety medication, sexual side effects of depression medication. It's just beautiful. It's just so beautiful. I feel like I want to almost hand this episode off to every patient when I first start treating them, because I think so often when we're either on medication or we're considering medication, this is a really common concern, one in which people often aren't game to discuss. So, here we are. I'm actually going to leave it right to the doctor, leave it to the pro to talk all about sexual side effects and what you can do, and how you may discuss this with your medical provider. Let's do it. Kimberley: Welcome. I have been wanting to do this interview for so long. I am so excited to have with us Dr. Sepehr Aziz. Thank you so much for being here with us today. Dr. Aziz: Thanks for having me. Kimberley: Okay. I have so many questions we're going to get through as much as we can. Before we get started, just tell us a little about you and your background, and tell us what you want to tell us. Dr. Aziz: Sure. Again, I'm Dr. Sepehr Aziz. I go by “Shepherd,” so you can go ahead and call me Shep if you'd like. I'm a psychiatrist. I'm board certified in general adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I completed medical school and did my residency in UMass where they originally developed mindfulness-based CBT and MBSR. And then I completed my Child and Adolescent training at UCSF. I've been working since then at USC as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry there. I see a lot of OCD patients. I do specialize in anxiety disorders and ADHD as well. Kimberley: Which is why you're the perfect person for this job today. Dr. Aziz: Thank you. WHAT ARE THE BEST MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ANXIETY & OCD (IN GENERAL)? Kimberley: I thank you so much for being here. I want to get straight into the big questions that I get asked so regularly and I don't feel qualified to answer myself. What are the best medications for people with anxiety and OCD? Is there a general go-to? Can you give me some explanation on that? Dr. Aziz: As part of my practice, I first and foremost always try to let patients know that the best treatment is always a combination of therapy as well as medications. It's really important to pursue therapy because medications can treat things and they can make it easier to tolerate your anxiety, but ultimately, in order to have sustained change, you really want to have therapy as well. Now, the first-line medications for anxiety and OCD are the same, and that's SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. SNRIs, which are selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, also work generally, but the best research that we have in the literature is on SSRIs, and that's why they're usually preferred first. There are other medications that also might work, but these are usually first-line, as we call it. There are no specific SSRIs that might work better. We've tried some head-to-head trials sometimes, but there's no one medication that works better than others. It's just tailored depending on the patient and the different side effects of the medication. SSRI'S VS ANTIDEPRESSANTS DEFINITION Kimberley: Right. Just so people are clear in SSRI, a lot of people, and I notice, use the term antidepressant. Are they synonymous or are they different? Dr. Aziz: Originally, they were called antidepressants when they first were released because that was the indication. There was an epidemic of depression and we were really badly looking for medications that would work. Started out with tricyclic antidepressants and then we had MAOIs, and then eventually, we developed SSRIs. These all fall under antidepressant treatments. However, later on, we realized that they work very well for anxiety in addition to depression. Actually, in my opinion, they work better for anxiety than they do for depression. I generally shy away from referring to them as antidepressants just to reduce the stigma around them a little bit and also to be more accurate in the way that I talk about them. But yes, they're synonymous, you could say. BEST MEDICATION FOR DEPRESSION Kimberley: Sure. Thank you for clearing that up because that's a question I often get. I know I led you in a direction away but you answered. What is the best medication for people with depression then? Is it those SSRIs or would you go-- Dr. Aziz: Again, these are first-line medications, which means it's the first medication we would try if we're starting medication, which is SSRIs. Other medications might also work like SNRIs again. For depression specifically, there are medications called serotonin modulators that are also effective such as vortioxetine or nefazodone, or vilazodone. But SSRIs are generally what people reach for first just because they've been around for a long time, they're available generic, they work, and there's no evidence that the newer medications or modulators work better. They're usually first line. Kimberley: Fantastic. Now you brought up the term “generic” and I think that that's an important topic because the cost of therapy is high. A lot of people may be wondering, is the generic as good as the non-generic options? Dr. Aziz: It really depends on the medication and it also depends on which country you're in. In the US, we have pretty strict laws as to how closely a generic has to be to a regular medication, a brand name medication, and there's a margin of error that they allow. The margin of error for generics is, I believe, a little bit higher than for the brand name. However, most of the time, it's pretty close. For something like Lexapro, I usually don't have any pressure on myself to prescribe the brand name over the generic. For something like other medications we use in psychiatry that might have a specific way that the brand name is released, a non-anxiety example is Concerta, which is for ADHD. This medication uses an osmotic release mechanism and that's proprietary. They license it out to one generic company, but that license is expiring. All those patients who are on that generic in the next month or two are going to notice a difference in the way that the medication is released. Unless you're a physician privy to that information, you might not even know that that's going to happen. That's where you see a big change. Otherwise, for most of the antidepressants, I haven't noticed a big difference between generic and brand names. Kimberley: Right. Super helpful. Now you mentioned it depends on the person. How might one decide or who does decide what medication they would go on? Dr. Aziz: It's really something that needs to be discussed between the person and their psychiatrist. There are a number of variables that go into that, such as what's worked in a family member in the past, because there are genetic factors in hepatic metabolism and things like that that give us some clue as to what might work. Or sometimes if I have a patient with co-occurring ADHD and I know they're going to be missing their medications a lot, I'm more likely to prescribe them Prozac because it has a longer half-life, so it'll last longer. If they miss a dose or two, it's not as big of a deal. If I have a patient who's very nervous about getting off of the medication when they get pregnant, I would avoid Prozac because it has a long half-life and it would take longer to come off of the medication. Some medications like Prozac and Zoloft are more likely to cause insomnia or agitation in younger people, so I'll take that into consideration. Some medications have a higher likelihood of causing weight loss versus weight gain. These are all things that would take into consideration in order to tailor it to the specific patient. Kimberley: Right. I think that's been my experience too. They will usually ask, do you have a sibling or a parent that tried a certain medication, and was that helpful? I love that question. I think it informs a lot of decisions. We're here really. The main goal of today is really to talk about one particular set of side effects, which is the sexual side effects of medication. In fact, I think most commonly with clients of mine, that tends to be the first thing they're afraid of having to happen. How common are sexual side effects? Is it in fact all hype or is it something that is actually a concern? How would you explain the prevalence of the side effects? Dr. Aziz: This is a really important topic, I just want to say, because it is something that I feel is neglected when patients are talking to physicians, and that's just because it can be uncomfortable to talk about these things sometimes, both for physicians and for patients. Oftentimes, it's avoided almost. But because of that, we don't know for sure exactly what the incidence rate is. The literature on this and the research on this is not very accurate for a number of reasons. There are limitations. The range is somewhere between 15 to 80% and the best estimate is about 50%. But I don't even like saying that because it really depends on age, gender, what other co-occurring disorders they have such as depression. Unipolar depression can also cause sexual dysfunction. They don't always take that into account in these studies. A lot of the studies don't ask baseline sexual function before asking if there's dysfunction after starting a medication, so it's hard to tell. What I can say for sure, and this is what I tell my patients, is that this sexual dysfunction is the number one reason why people stop taking the medication, because of adverse effects. WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE MORE PRONE TO SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS? Kimberley: Right. It's interesting you say that we actually don't know, and it is true. I've had clients say having anxiety has sexual side effects too, having depression has sexual side effects too, and they're weighing the pros and cons of going on medication comparative to when you're depressed, you may not have any sexual drive as well. Are some medications more prone to these sexual side effects? Does that help inform your decision on what you prescribe because of certain meds? Dr. Aziz: Yeah. I mean, the SSRIs specifically are the ones that are most likely to cause sexual side effects. Technically, it's the tricyclics, but no one really prescribes those in high doses anymore. It's very rare. They're the number one. But in terms of the more commonly prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications among the SSRIs and the SNRIs and the things like bupropion and the serotonin modulators we talked about, the SSRIs are most likely to cause sexual dysfunction. Kimberley: Right. Forgive me for my lack of knowledge here, I just want to make sure I'm understanding this. What about the medications like Xanax and the more panic-related medications? Is that underneath this category? Can you just explain that to me? Dr. Aziz: I don't usually include those in this category. Those medications work for anxiety technically, but in current standard practice, we don't start them as an initial medication for anxiety disorders because there's a physical dependency that can occur and then it becomes hard to come off of the medication. They're used more for panic as an episodic abortive medication when someone is in the middle of a panic attack, or in certain cases of anxiety that's not responding well to more conventional treatment, we'll start it. We'll start it on top of or instead of those medications. They can cause sexual side effects, but it's not the same and it's much less likely. SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATION FOR MEN VS WOMEN Kimberley: Okay. Very helpful. Is it the same? I know you said we don't have a lot of data, and I think that's true because of the stigma around reporting sexual side effects, or even just talking about sex in general. Do we have any data on whether it impacts men more than women? Dr. Aziz: The data shows that women report more sexual side effects, but we believe that's because women are more likely to be treated with SSRIs. When we're looking at the per capita, we don't have good numbers in terms of that. In my own practice, I'd say it's pretty equal. I feel like men might complain about it more, but again, I'm a man and so it might just be a comfort thing of reporting it to me versus not reporting. Although I try to be good about asking before and after I start medication, which is very important to do. But again, it doesn't happen all the time. Kimberley: Yeah, it's interesting, isn't it? Because from my experience as a clinician, not a psychiatrist, and this is very anecdotal, I've heard men because of not the stigma, but the pressure to have a full erection and to be very hard, that there's a certain masculinity that's very much vulnerable when they have sexual side effects—I've heard that to be very distressing. In my experience. I've had women be really disappointed in the sexual side effects, but I didn't feel that... I mean, that's not really entirely true because I think there's shame on both ends. Do you notice that the expectations on gender impacts how much people report or the distress that they have about the sexual side effects? Dr. Aziz: Definitely. I think, like you said, men feel more shame when it comes to sexual side effects. For women, it's more annoyance. We haven't really talked about what the sexual side effects are, but that also differs between the sexes. Something that's the same between sexes, it takes longer to achieve orgasm or climax. In some cases, you can't. For men, it can cause erectile dysfunction or low libido. For women, it can also cause low libido or lack of lubrication, which can also lead to pain on penetration or pain when you're having sex. These are differences between the sexes that can cause different reporting and different feelings, really. Kimberley: Right. That's interesting that it's showing up in that. It really sounds like it impacts all the areas of sexual playfulness and sexual activity, the arousal, the lubrication. That's true for men too, by the sounds of it. Is that correct? Dr. Aziz: Yeah. Kimberley: We've already done one episode about the sexual performance anxiety, and I'm sure it probably adds to performance anxiety when that's not going well as well, correct? Dr. Aziz: It's interesting because in my practice, when I identify that someone is having sexual performance anxiety or I feel like somebody, especially people with anxiety disorders, if I feel like they have vulvodynia, which means pain on penetration—if I see they have vulvodynia and I feel that this is because of the anxiety, oftentimes the SSRI might improve that and cause greater satisfaction from sex. It's a double-edged sword here. COMMON SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS Kimberley: Yeah. Can you tell me a little more about What symptoms are they having? The pain? What was it called again? Dr. Aziz: Vulvodynia. Kimberley: Is that for men and women? Just for women, I'm assuming. Dr. Aziz: Just from vulva, it is referring to the outside of the female genitalia. Especially when you have a lack of lubrication or sometimes the muscles, everyone with anxiety knows sometimes you have muscle tension and there are a lot of complex muscles in the pelvic floor. Sometimes this can cause pain when you're having sex. There are different ways to address that, but SSRIs sometimes can improve that. Kimberley: Wow. It can improve it, and sometimes it can create a side effect as well, and it's just a matter of trial and error, would you say? Dr. Aziz: It's a delicate balance because these side effects are also dose-dependent. It's not like black or white. I start someone on 5 milligrams, which is a child's dose of Lexapro. Either they have sexual side effects or don't. They might not have it on 5, and then they might have it a little bit on 10, and then they get to 20 and they're like, “Doctor, I can't have orgasms anymore.” We try to find the balance between improving the anxiety and avoiding side effects. SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS TREATMENT Kimberley: You're going right into the big question, which is, when someone does have side effects, is it the first line of response to look at the dose? Or how would you handle a case if someone came to you first and said, “I'm having sexual side effects, what can we do?” Dr. Aziz: Again, I'm really thorough personally. Before I even seem to start a medication, I'll ask about libido and erectile dysfunction and ability to climax and things like that, so I have a baseline. That's important when you are thinking about making a change to someone's medications. The other thing that's important is, is the medication working for them? If they haven't seen a big difference since they started the medication, I might change the medication. If they've seen an improvement, now there's a pressure on me to keep the medication on because it's working and helping. I might augment it with a second medication that'll help reverse the sexual side effects or I might think about reducing the dose a little bit while maintaining somewhere in the therapeutic zone of doses or I might recommend, and I always recommend non-pharmacological ways of addressing sexual side effects. You always do that at baseline. Kimberley: What would that be? Dr. Aziz: There's watchful waiting. Sometimes if you just wait and give it some time, these symptoms can get better. I'm a little more active than that. I'll say it's not just waiting, but it's waiting and practicing, whether that's solo practice or with your partner. Sometimes planning sex helps, especially if you have low libido. There's something about the anticipation that can make someone more excited. The use of different aids for sex such as toys, vibrators, or pornography, whether that's pornographic novels or imagery, can sometimes help with the libido issues and also improve satisfaction for both partners. The other thing which doesn't have great research, but there is a small research study on this, and not a lot of people know about this, but if you exercise about an hour before sex, you're more likely to achieve climax. This was specifically studied in people with SSRI-related anorgasmia. Kimberley: Interesting. I'm assuming too, like lubricants, oils, and things like that as well, or? Dr. Aziz: For lubrication issues, yes. Lubricants, oils, and again, you really have to give people psychoeducation on which ones they have to use, which ones they have to avoid, which ones interact with condoms, and which ones don't. But you would recommend those as well. Kimberley: Is it a normal practice to also refer for sex therapy? If the medication is helping their symptoms, depression, anxiety, OCD, would you ever refer to sex therapy to help with that? Is that a standard practice or is that for specific diagnoses, like you said, with the pain around the vulva and so forth? Dr. Aziz: Absolutely. A lot of the things I just talked about are part of sex therapy and they're part of the sexual education that you would receive when you go to a sex therapist. I happen to be comfortable talking about these things, and I've experienced talking about it. When I write my notes, that would fall under me doing therapy. But a lot of psychiatrists would refer to a sex therapist. Hopefully, there are some in the town nearby where someone is. It's sometimes hard to find someone that specializes in that. Kimberley: Is there some pushback with that? I mean, I know when I've had patients and they're having some sexual dysfunction and they do have some pushback that they feel a lot of shame around using vibrators or toys. Do you notice a more willingness to try that because they want to stay on the meds? Or is it still very difficult for them to consider trying these additional things? Are they more likely to just say, “No, the meds are the problem, I want to go off the medication”? Dr. Aziz: It really depends on the patient. In my population that I see, I work at USC on campus, so I only see university students in my USC practice. My age group is like 18 to 40. Generally, people are pretty receptive. Obviously, it's very delicate to speak to some people who have undergone sexual trauma in the past. Again, since I'm a man, sometimes speaking to a woman who's had sexual trauma can be triggering. It's a very delicate way that you have to speak and sometimes there's some pushback or resistance. It can really be bad for the patient because they're having a problem and they're uncomfortable talking about it. There might be a shortage of female psychiatrists for me to refer to. We see that. There's also a portion of the population that's just generally uncomfortable with this, especially people who are more religious might be uncomfortable talking about this and you have to approach that from a certain angle. I happen to also be specialized in cultural psychiatry, so I deal with these things a lot, approaching things from a very specific cultural approach, culturally informative approach. Definitely, you see resistance in many populations. Kimberley: I think that that's so true. One thing I want to ask you, which I probably should have asked you before, is what would you say to the person who wants to try meds but is afraid of the potential of side effects? Is there a certain spiel or way in which you educate them to help them understand the risks or the benefits? How do you go about that for those who there's no sexual side effects, they're just afraid of the possibility? Dr. Aziz: As part of my practice, I give as much informed consent to my patients as I can. I let them know what might happen and how that's going to look afterwards. Once it happens, what would we do about it if it happened? A lot of times, especially patients with anxiety, you catastrophize and you feel this fear of some potential bad thing happening, and you never go past that. You never ask yourself, okay, well now let's imagine that happens. What happens next? I tell my patients, “Yeah, you might have sexual dysfunction, but if that happens, we can reduce the medications or stop them and they'll go away.” I also have to tell my patients that if they search the internet, there are many people who have sexual side effects, which didn't go away, and who are very upset about it. This is something that is talked about on Reddit, on Twitter. When my patients go to Dr. Google and do their research, they often get really scared. “Doctor, what if this happens and it doesn't go away?” I always try to explain to them, I have hundreds of patients that I've treated with these medications. In my practice, that's never happened. As far as I know from the literature, there are no studies that show that there are permanent dysfunctions sexually because of SSRIs. Now, like I said, the research is not complete, but everything that I've read has been anecdotal. My feeling is that if you address these things in the beginning and you're diligent in asking about the side effects of baseline sexual function beforehand and you are comfortable talking with your patients about it, you can avoid this completely. That's been my experience. When I explain that to my patients, they feel like I have their back, like they're protected, like I'm not just going to let them fall through the cracks. That has worked for me very well. Kimberley: Right. It sounds like you give them some hope too, that this can be a positive experience, that this could be a great next step. Dr. Aziz: Yeah, absolutely. Kimberley: Thank you for bringing up Dr. Google, because referring to Reddit for anything psychologically related is not a great idea, I will say. Definitely, when it comes to medications, I think another thing that I see a lot that's interesting on social media is I often will get dozens of questions saying, “I heard such and such works. Have your clients taken this medication? I heard this medication doesn't work. What's your experience?” Or if I've told them about my own personal experience, they want to know all about it because that will help inform their decision. Would you agree, do not get your information from social media or online at all? Dr. Aziz: I have patients who come to me and they're like, “My friend took Lexapro and said it was the worst thing in the world, and it may or not feel any emotions.” I'm explaining to them, I literally have hundreds of patients, hundreds that I prescribe this to, and I go up and down on the dose. I talk to them about their intimate lives all day. But for some reason, and it makes sense, the word of their friend or someone close to them, really, carries a lot of weight. Also, I don't want to discount Reddit either, because I feel like it's as a support system and as a support group. I find other people who have gone through what you've gone through. It's very strong. Even pages like-- I don't want to say the page, but there's a page that's against psychiatry, and I peruse this page a lot because I have my own qualms about psychiatry sometimes. I know the pharmaceutical companies have a certain pressure on themselves financially, and I know hospitals have a certain pressure on themselves. I get it. I go on the page and there's a lot of people who have been hurt in the past, and it's useful for patients to see other people who share that feeling and to get support. But at the same time, it's important to find providers that you can trust and to have strong critical thinking skills, and be able to advocate for yourself while still listening to somebody who might have more information than you. Kimberley: I'm so grateful you mentioned that. I do think that that is true. I think it's also what I try to remember when I am online. The people who haven't had a bad experience aren't posting on Reddit. They're out having a great time because it helped, the medication helped them, and they just want to move on. I really respect those who have a bad experience. They feel the need to educate. But I don't think it's that 50% who gave a great experience are on Reddit either. Would you agree? Dr. Aziz: Right. Yeah. The people who are having great outcomes are not creating a Reddit page to go talk about it, right? Kimberley: Yeah. Thank you so much for answering all my questions. Is there a general message that you want to give? Maybe it's even saying it once over on something you've said before. What would be your final message for people who are listening? WHEN SSRIs IMPACTS YOUR SEX LIFE: ADVICE FROM DR AZIZ Dr. Aziz: I just want to say that when SSRI's impact your sex life, it's really important for psychiatry, and especially in therapy, that you feel comfortable sharing your experiences in that room. It should be a safe space where you feel comfortable talking about your feelings at home and what's going on in your intimate life and how things are affecting you. Your feelings, positive or negative towards your therapist or your psychiatrist, whether things they said made you uncomfortable, whether you feel they're avoiding something, that room should be a safe space for you to be as open as possible. When you are as open as possible, that's when you're going to get the best care because your provider, especially in mental health, needs to know the whole picture of what's going on in your life. Oftentimes, we are just as uncomfortable as you. And so, again, a lot of providers might avoid it because they're afraid of offending you by asking about your orgasms. As a patient, you take the initiative and you bring it up. It's going to improve your care. Try not to be afraid of bringing these things up. If you do feel uncomfortable for any reason, always let your provider know. I always tell my patients, I have a therapist. I pay a lot of money to see my therapist, and sometimes I tell him things I hate about him. He's a great therapist. He's psychoanalytic. Every time I bring something up, he brings it back to something about my dad. He's way older than me. But he's a great therapist. Every time I've brought something like that up, it's been a breakthrough for me because that feeling means something. That would be my main message to everyone listening. Kimberley: Thank you. I'm so grateful for your time and your expertise. Really, thank you. Can you tell us where people can get in touch with you, seek out your services, read more about you? Dr. Aziz: Sure. I work for OCD SoCal. I'm on the executive board, and that's the main way I like to communicate with people who see me on programs like this. You can always email me at S, like my first name, Aziz, that's A-Z-I-Z, @OCDSoCal.org. If you're a USC student, you can call Student Health and request to see me at the PBHS clinic. That's the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services clinic on campus at USC. Kimberley: They're lucky to have you. Dr. Aziz: Thank you. Kimberley: Yes. I love that you're there. Thank you so much for all of your expertise. I am so grateful. This has been so helpful.
Aaron Breitman gives his initial take on what it means for the roster next season and what the UMass transfer adds as a natural, play making point guard.
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The grind rested for just about a week. I can't tell ya how much I needed that last week to unplug and get some early rest. I'm talking no sports, nothing, just overhearing useless Summer House episodes and Girls episodes that my wife decided to binge and then going to bed at 8pm. But today, oh baby, today was a real treat. We sat down with one of the best transfers in the portal that you may not know about and his name is Josh Cohen. He is taking his talents to UMass to help great friend of the program, Frank Martin. We talk everything from the transfer portal, to his goals and me thinks there's gonna be some bad blood with the Bonnies. Can't wait to dive into this offseason and thanks to Josh for stepping up and coming on first! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Pitt Women's Basketball will be adding a new coach to their rotation as Umass's Tory Verdi will join the university as the Pitt WBB head coach moving forward. What will this mean for Pitt WBB? What type of person and coach are they getting in Verdi from here on out? Lastly, can Verdi help Pitt ascend the ladder to become a winner at in WBB? Or will it potentially be a tough out even with the right fit for Verdi in Pittsburgh? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. FanDuel Make Every Moment More. Don't miss the chance to get your No Sweat First Bet up to ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Bonus Bets when you go FanDuel.com/LOCKEDON. FANDUEL DISCLAIMER: 21+ in select states. First online real money wager only. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable free bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA, WV), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (WY, KS) or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN) Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…
It's a mailbag episode of the Hawk Off The Press podcast, with questions covering multiple Hawkeye sports, including football, basketball, baseball and softball.Among the topics:What are the possibilities for Iowa's basketball teams in the transfer portal?Where does Iowa football turn at receiver now that Brody Brecht is focusing on baseball?Where will Iowa's prospects be selected in the NFL Draft?What can be done about women's basketball officiating?What's the latest with the Hawkeye baseball and softball teams?Note: Josh Cohen, who was mentioned in the transfer portal segment, committed to UMass after this podcast was recorded.Contribute to future mailbag episodes by joining our free Hawkeye text group.» Subscribe to the Hawk Off The Press newsletter» Iowa football coverage on TheGazette.com» Iowa basketball coverage on TheGazette.com
Jenna is joined by Kentucky Head Coach, the winningest coach in program history, 2016 SEC Coach of the Year, 2014 NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year, and All-Atlantic 10 UMass player, Rachel Lawson! They talk about her being in Lexington 15+ years, Big Blue Nation, coaching fundamentals and what's changed, what made her fall in love with softball, what she learned from her playing days, Twitter shenanigans, mutual friends like Brittany Cervantes, and more. 00:00:00-00:05:42 Intro/Covering Our Bases 00:05:42-00:55:23 Interview 00:55:23-00:58:34 Foul Tip of the Week/Outro Twitter: @BleavInSoftball Instagram: @bleavinsoftball
Matson Montilla interviews Clemson soccer defender Enrique Montana III. Montana is returning for his fifth season with the team after winning a National Championship, 3 ACC regular season championships, and one ACC tournament championship. In the interview, they talk about Montana's journey to Clemson from the Seattle Sounders, winning the National Championship, and the process of becoming a division one athlete. Later, they talk about the skillset you need as a soccer player and scoring his first goal against UMass. They also talk about the rivalry with South Carolina and Clemson's goals for next season.
Lupus is an auto-immune disease that affects millions around the world. It's most common in women and causes a person's immune to attack itself resulting in pain throughout the body. Because the illness often looks different in every patient, it can go undetected for years. Roberto Caricchio, MD, the Myles J. McDonough Chair of Rheumatology, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, explains what you need to know about lupus and highlights how the new UMass Chan Lupus Center will support patients. On May 2, UMass Chan and the Lupus Foundation of New England are hosting a Lupus Medical & Educational Symposium at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester for patients, families and caregivers. For more information: https://lupusne.org/events/lupus-scientific-patient-education-symposium/
The guys talk Bill and Mac and what's next. They also discuss Zay Flowers taking a Top 30 Visit with the Patriots and what it means. They also talk spring ball. The guys recap visits to B.C, UMass, Holy Cross, URI, Bryant and look ahead to the rest of the spring. The guys also talk about local draft prospects that they like and where they could end up. Finally, they discuss the growing trend of public school athletes leaving for private schools and what it means to the future of high school football.
Today's Best of Features: (0:00-16:23) – The talented Tracy Wolfson of CBS Sports joins the program to recap this past weekend's Final Four. She looks at the path for both SDSU head coach Brian Dutcher and UConn head coach Dan Hurley. Later, Tracy talks on handling the high-pressure situations of being a sideline reporter particularly when a buzzer beater is hit (like SDSU Lamont Butler's Game Winner to send the Aztecs to the championship game). Plus, Tracy gives her thoughts ahead of tonight's Title Game between UConn and SDSU. (16:24-32:57) – UMass head coach Frank Martin joins the program to breakdown tonight's National Championship Game between SDSU and UConn. Plus, Coach Martin shares his love for the Miami Dolphins much to the joy of Brian Noe. Also, Coach Martin gives his feelings on the transfer portal and the challenges that can arise when trying to help young players reach their potential. Later, Coach Martin celebrates Purdue legend Gene Keady getting inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. (33:23-45:03) – Longtime college sportswriter Pat Forde, currently of Sports Illustrated, stops by to give us his thoughts on the NCAA Tournament to this point and how he feels tonight's National Title Game will go. Plus, Pat talks on UConn head coach Dan Hurley scouting Purdue's two big system to implement it at UConn. Also, Pat talks on Hurley journey to this moment. Later, Pat discusses the overall atmosphere of the Final Four and National Championship game in Houston.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand kick off the third hour discussing Robert Kraft holding Bill Belichick accountable for his roster management and coaching.(11:14) The guys discuss Brian Hoyer not being sold on the Patriots offense last season and how that may have played a role in his release last month.(24:30) The crew talk about the increasing tension between Robert Kraft and Bill Bellichick and how “icy” their relationship may really be.(34:42) Zo & Bertrand wrap up hour three debating regionally named sports teams, reliving the call when UMass beat UConn, and taking your calls.CONNECT WITH ZOLAK & BERTRAND https://www.instagram.com/zoandbertrand https://twitter.com/ZoandBertrand https://www.facebook.com/ZolakandBertrand https://www.instagram.com/985thesportshub https://twitter.com/985thesportshub https://www.facebook.com/985TheSportsHub
(00:00-26:32) – Monday's show starts with Brian Noe and Dane Fife giving their reactions to the Final Four games over the weekend that saw San Diego State and UConn advance to tonight's National Championship Game. Plus, Brian and Dane discuss the officiating in last night's Women's National Championship Game where LSU defeated Iowa for their first title in program history. They also discuss the coverage of Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese from last night's National Championship Game. (26:33-44:22) – The talented Tracy Wolfson of CBS Sports joins the program to recap this past weekend's Final Four. She looks at the path for both SDSU head coach Brian Dutcher and UConn head coach Dan Hurley. Later, Tracy talks on handling the high-pressure situations of being a sideline reporter particularly when a buzzer beater is hit (like SDSU Lamont Butler's Game Winner to send the Aztecs to the championship game). Plus, Tracy gives her thoughts ahead of tonight's Title Game between UConn and SDSU. (44:23-49:16) – Hour number one closes with Brian and Dane discussing their conversation with Tracy Wolfson, especially the musical debate that ended the interview. (49:17-1:15:13) – The second hour of the show begins with Dane and Brian discussing the Colts QB outlook in the 2023 NFL Draft. Brian and Dane discuss Will Levis and Anthony Richardson and if the coverage of Will Levis is unfair. Plus, they talk on the chances the Colts don't take a quarterback with the 4th pick. (1:15:14-1:33:34) – UMass head coach Frank Martin joins the program to breakdown tonight's National Championship Game between SDSU and UConn. Plus, Coach Martin shares his love for the Miami Dolphins much to the joy of Brian Noe. Also, Coach Martin gives his feelings on the transfer portal and the challenges that can arise when trying to help young players reach their potential. Later, Coach Martin celebrates Purdue legend Gene Keady getting inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. (1:33:34-1:39:56) – Hour number two ends with Brian and Dane looking ahead to the reset of today's show. (1:39:57-2:05:04) – Longtime college sportswriter Pat Forde, currently of Sports Illustrated, stops by to give us his thoughts on the NCAA Tournament to this point and how he feels tonight's National Title Game will go. Plus, Pat talks on UConn head coach Dan Hurley scouting Purdue's two big system to implement it at UConn. Also, Pat talks on Hurley journey to this moment. Later, Pat discusses the overall atmosphere of the Final Four and National Championship game in Houston. Then, Dane and Brian discuss the art of teaching young players to shoot the basketball. (2:05:05-2:21:43) – We're back from break with Dane and Brian talking about Lamar Jackson and whether the idea of Jackson to the Colts should be put to bed. (2:21:44-2:29:06) – Monday's show ends with Brian and Dane giving their thoughts ahead of tonight's National Title Game. Plus, we ask Jimmy Cook for his JCook Plays of the Day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A wild show took place!!!! Josh joins us to talk about sex, tinder, inciting a riot at UMASS and much more!!
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Dr. Barrie Tan is internationally renowned for his research on Vitamin E and his introduction of tocotrienol (pure Vitamin E) to the nutritional industry. He is known for his discovery and extraction of tocopherol-free tocotrienols from the annatto plant. Dr. Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago and was a professor at UMass for several years. He is currently the President of American River Nutrition, a research and development company focused on applying the benefits of the annatto plant. Today, Dr. Tan focuses much of his research on tocotrienols and how they can improve chronic conditions such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia and certain types of cancer. In today's episode, host Shay Beider welcomes Dr. Barrie Tan to discuss his work with tocotrienol, the purest form of Vitamin E. He shares his unexpected discovery of tocotrienol in the Annatto plant, and how he has managed to safely extract pure Vitamin E without other fillers. Dr. Tan discusses the difference between tocotrienol and tocopherol and how tocopherol can inhibit the benefits provided by tocotrienol. He also shares some of his research in the use of tocotrienol to decrease inflammation and treat chronic diseases like hyperlipidemia and non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Shay and Dr. Tan discuss promising clinical trials using Vitamin E for various cancer treatments, including breast and pancreatic cancer. The host of the Conversations on Healing Podcast supports consensual clinical research. Because most animal research does not present an opportunity for consent, this type of research warrants further ethical examination before additional studies are conducted. This episode includes a discussion of animal research that has been previously conducted. Transcripts for this episode are available at: https://www.integrativetouch.org/conversations-on-healing Show Notes: Learn more about Barrie Tan here More information on the website American River Nutrition Read Dr. Tan's book “Truth about Vitamin E” Find out more about tocotrienol This podcast was created by Integrative Touch, which is working to change the way people experience healthcare. A leader in the field of pediatric integrative medicine, the organization supports families whose children have any type of special health or medical need. This includes kids with cancers, genetic conditions, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic stress, and other serious health issues. The founder, Shay Beider, pioneered a new therapy called Integrative Touch™Therapy that supports healing from trauma and serious illness. The organization reaches thousands of people each year in hospitals and communities and offers unique Telehealth programs to families and healthcare providers during this challenging time. Thanks to the incredible support of volunteers and contributors, individuals are able to receive wellness education and integrative medical services at little or no cost
UMass Chan Medical School and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Lahey), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, have received approval from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to establish a new regional medical school campus in Burlington. LCME is the accrediting body for medical schools in the United States and Canada. The UMass Chan-Lahey regional campus will emphasize leadership, health systems science and interprofessional education, preparing students to lead and create solutions to future challenges in health care. The new track will be called LEAD@Lahey, which stands for lead, empower, advocate and deliver. The first cohort of medical students participating in the program will begin in August 2024. Guests for this episode include: Anne Larkin, MD, associate professor of surgery and vice provost and senior associate dean for educational affairs at UMass Chan Anne Mosenthal, MD, chief academic officer at Lahey Hospital Medical Center, and inaugural regional executive dean of the UMass Chan-Lahey regional campus. Read about the new program at: umassmed.edu/news Get more information at: https://www.umassmed.edu/umass-chan-lahey
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This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Barrie Tan. In this episode, we get SUPER NERDY about types of Vitamin E. Dr. Tan sources Vitamin E from annatto, the stuff that colors your cheese yellow and is from a tree in South America. Since I had just returned from South America right before recording this episode, we hit it off talking about Incan cultural uses of annatto. Just a day in my dream life of being a podcaster. KEY TAKEAWAYS:Cell membranes (which actually applies to you if you have ANY condition, deficiency or dry skin)Fatty liver disease, lipids, inflammation, weight loss, cancer and the impact of specific types of Vitamin ETocotrienols and sources from palm, rice and annatto and protecting the antioxidant from oxidation (making it anti-healthy). ABOUT GUEST:Dr. Barrie Tan is hailed as a trailblazer and the world's foremost expert on vitamin E. A scientist first and foremost, Dr. Tan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand and spent several years as a professor at UMass. His research expertise includes lipid-soluble nutrients (carotenoids, E vitamers, CoQ10, and omega-3s) that impact chronic conditions. He was the first to introduce tocotrienols benefits to the nutrition industry and developed the first-ever tocopherol-free tocotrienol product derived from annatto. Dr. Tan continues to collaborate with numerous universities worldwide to further tocotrienol research. Beyond tocotrienol, Dr. Tan's research now spans into geranylgeraniol, a critical endogenous nutrient for healthy aging.Dr. Tan has held roles of Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Board Member for multinational organizations. His career includes periods working in association with the US Armed Forces and a Prince of Thailand as well as being an internationally celebrated and sought-after speaker, having presented at multiple respected conferences in the field including; IFT, ADA, ASN, IHS, A4M, NPA, AACR, ICIM, AOCS, IAOMT, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Renowned for his engaging warmth and gracious humor, Dr. Tan has also been featured in array of popular media including the Ben Greenfield and JJ Virgin podcasts.Dr. Tan is currently the President of American River Nutrition, a natural health R&D company he started with his wife, Elizabeth, in 1998. Described as a scientific pioneer, his mission is simple, improve the everyday health of people's lives.WHERE TO FIND:Website: https://barrietan.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorbarrietan/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctorbarrietanLinked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-barrie-tan/WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:Website: https://www.christabiegler.com/Instagram: instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Leave a review, submit a questions for the podcast or take one of my quizzes here: https://www.christabiegler.com/links
This week's show is with Dr. Daniel M. Ingram. Dr. Daniel M. Ingram, MD MSPH, is a retired emergency medicine physician who works to improve the global relationship of science, clinical practice, mental health and the public to the phenomena that might be referred to as spiritual, meditative, energetic, mystical, psychedelic, magical, and related phenomena. To those ends, he is currently the founder, philanthropic supporter, and volunteer CEO and Board Chair of the Emergence Benefactors registered charity, and chief organizer and co-founder of the global Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium. He is currently involved in neurophenomenological research of advanced meditative states with colleagues at Harvard and has been a participant in numerous fMRI and EEG studies of advanced meditators, including at Harvard, Yale, U Mass, and Vanderbilt. He has published scientific articles in Pediatrics, Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Journal of Medical Toxicology. He is the author of Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha, co-author of The Fire Kasina, and co-founder of the Dharma Overground. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, Vice, Wired, BBC Radio 4, Evolving Dharma, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity, Dan Harris' 10% Happier Podcast, Slate Star Codex Blog, Buddha at the Gas Pump, Meaning of Life TV, Deconstructing Yourself, Spiritual Explained website, Guru Viking, Buddhist Geeks, Cosmic Tortoise, Startup Geometry, Imperfect Buddha Podcast, and many others. In this conversation, Daniel and I explored the topic of where magic and spirituality meet, how they can seem at odds, even though magical phenomena are found in many mystical traditions, how Daniel found his way to a life and work in which they belong together, and how he sees they have an important role in understanding and working to improve mental health. We'd love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let's carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below or share in our fb group. What you'll learn from this episode: Daniel's story illustrates how in many spiritual traditions, magical effects are considered almost a distraction and not something to focus on, whereas his path took him into the conscious practice of magick too - Daniel discovered Kasina and elemental practices from the ancient Buddhist texts could actually be a powerful aid in his ceremonial magic practice, showing that meditative traditions and magick can happily co-exist I love what Daniel said… “There is a there - if you get your concentration and intention right.” (very overly simplistically paraphrased!) We spoke about the seeming dichotomy between the rational, scientific worldview and the magical worldview - which just like magic and spirituality, doesn't have to be choice between one or the other. I love what Daniel said about there being no other culture in the history of the world that has this completely non-spiritual take on mental health, in the way we do in this modern culture. For this to change we probably need to create the choice and research to compare mainstream frameworks and approaches vs spiritual ones. Resources and stuff that we spoke about: If you want to focus on my scientific work related to spirituality and the organization I help support: Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium The EPRC YouTube Channel Emergence Benefactors If you want to focus on my work related to meditation practice and its effects: Daniel M. Ingram YouTube Channel Mastering The Core Teachings of Buddha For Boo For Books: Fire Kasina: The Fire Kasina Meditation Site for books and more on meditation Daniels Personal Website: Integrated Daniel Daniels Online Community: The Dharma Overground Thank you for listening! There's a fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode automagically delivered to your phone every Wild Wednesday (that way you'll never miss an episode): Subscribe on Apple Podcasts/iTunes Subscribe on Android Thank you! Lian and Jonathan
SWAC Commissioner Charles McClelland talks multiple tourney bid potential for the league, N.C. State is discontinuing its rifle program and adding a new football video board, Georgetown and UMass receive big gifts, NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament viewership is up and more. Be sure to check your inbox to see more of today's news and notes from around the nation. We would love to know what you think of the show and you can let us know on social media @D1ticker. If you are not subscribed to D1.ticker, you can and should subscribe at www.d1ticker.com/.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! You don't have to be Irish to celebrate, and all lacrosse fans should feel lucky this weekend with so many good lacrosse games to watch. D-Fly and Dixie are here to get you prepped and pumped. The biggest game of the weekend features No. 4-ranked Maryland visiting top-ranked, undefeated Virginia. Ahead of that game, the guys sit down with Terps' head coach, John Tillman. They discuss the season to date, dealing with injuries, the conjecture and conspiracy theories around Logan McNany's injury, players who are stepping up for the Terrapins, the scouting report on Virginia, Maryland's women's lacrosse team, where to eat in College Park and much more. WEEKEND PREVIEWS Nine games in particular to breakdown this weekend. Great schedule of games. FRIDAY's Matchups No. 13 North Carolina (4-2) at No. 3 Duke (6-1), 6 p.m. No. 10 Johns Hopkins (5-3) at Navy (3-4), 7 p.m. SATURDAY's Top Matchups No. 7 Cornell (4-1) at No. 8 Yale (3-1), noon No. 2 Notre Dame (5-0) at No. 20 Michigan (4-2), 1 p.m. No. 6 Rutgers (6-1) at UMass (4-2), 1 p.m. No. 4 Maryland (4-2) at No. 1 Virginia (6-0), 2 p.m. No. 17 Princeton (2-3) at No. 16 Penn (2-3), 7 p.m. SUNDAY's Top Matchups No. 14 Ohio State (3-3) at No. 21 Denver (3-3), 2 p.m. Delaware (5-2) at No. 10 Johns Hopkins, 7 p.m. GIVE & GO In a St. Patrick's Day-inspired Give & Go, Dix and D-Fly discuss St. Paddy's Day traditions.
Grand Canyon University plays Gonzaga on Friday of this year's NCAA Tournament. The last time GCU was in the tournament (2021), they nearly upset #2 Iowa. Today's "The Coachable Coach" episode is a replay of when we talked with Ed Schilling, the assistant basketball coach at Grand Canyon University. He has great insights for coaches of all sports. On a personal level, he helped me out as a young coach. I briefly wrote about it at JamyBechler.com/bebetter "The Coachable Coach" series on the Success is a Choice Podcast Network goes beyond the X's and O's as Jamy Bechler talks with some of the best sports coaches. Jamy talks with coaches who value growth, improvement, and leadership – not just with their athletes but for themselves, as well. They believe that a strong culture doesn't just happen by accident. Good coaches may know the X's and O's, the tactics, and strategies that should lead to winning BUT great coaches know their athletes. Great coaches go beyond the X's and O's. Great coaches know how to inspire their athletes to do their best and maximize their chances for success. - - - - Prior to his current role as Grand Canyon University's assistant coach, Ed Schilling was also an assistant coach for UCLA, Indiana, Memphis, UMass, and the New Jersey Nets. Additionally, he was the head basketball coach at Wright State University. Follow Coach Schilling on Twitter @CoachSchilling or visit Grand Canyon's athletic website at GCUlopes.com. Click here to see Coach Schilling's complete bio. - - - - Please check out our virtual sessions for parents, coaches, students, and administrators at FreeLeadershipWorkshop.com. These sessions are free and cover a variety of topics. - - - - The Success is a Choice podcast network is made possible, in part, by TheLeadershipPlaybook.com. Great teams have great teammates and everyone can be a person of influence. Build a stronger culture today by helping athletes become better teammates and more positive leaders. Get a 25% discount on your membership when you use the coupon code CHOICE at checkout. Chin Up Chest Out is also a proud partner of the Success is a Choice podcast network. ChinUpChestOut.com is more than a great apparel brand, it's a movement. A portion of all sales of their fabulous merchandise and apparel goes to support mental health initiatives. Our listeners can get 10% off and free shipping with promo code PLAYBOOK. With the new NIL (name, image, and likeness) rules, they are looking for college athletes to be brand ambassadors. - - - - Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a quick review on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are the lifeblood of a podcast. This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. Thanks again for listening and remember that “Success is a choice. What choice will you make today?” - - - - Jamy Bechler is the author of five books including The Captain and The Bus Trip, host of the Success is a Choice Podcast, professional speaker, and trains organizations on creating championship cultures. He previously spent 20 years as a college basketball coach and administrator. The Leadership Playbook is Bechler's online program that helps athletes become better teammates and more positive leaders while strengthening a team's culture. As a certified John Maxwell leadership coach, Bechler has worked with businesses and teams, including the NBA. Follow him on Twitter at @CoachBechler. To connect with him via email or find out about his services, please contact speaking@CoachBechler.com. You can also subscribe to his insights on success and leadership by clicking here.
Frank Martin is the head coach for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team. Martin was previously the head coach of the University of South Carolina men's basketball team for ten seasons. Prior to that, he was the head coach of Kansas State University for five seasons.Martin has led his teams to a total of five NCAA tournaments and 1 Final Four appearance as a head coach. He was named the Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year in 2010. He joins us to discuss what he thinks of the Houston Cougars, his love for Kelvin Sampson, and his thoughts on the tournament as a whole.Enjoy this interview from the Sean Salisbury Show!
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We are living in the Golden Age, lacrosse fans. Do you appreciate it?! It's early March. Year 2023. And as fans of college lacrosse, we can watch almost every game! We are blessed. And oh my goodness, the games this week. Let's get it. Six games involve IL Top 20 teams, and there are several other tantalizing matchups up and down the Saturday slate. One of those big games features No. 8-ranked Penn State, and Nittany Lions coach Jeff Tambroni is the guys' guest this week. They'll talk about Penn State's hot start, the team leadership, the incredible influence of their two young assistant, the upcoming game against Cornell and what it means for Coach Tambroni to go back to Cornell. They'll also discuss the #BrickSquad moniker, his favorite #WeAre team to follow and the best hidden gem restaurant in Happy Valley. GAME PREVIEWS FRIDAY No. 13 Yale (1-1) at No. 21 UMass (2-1), 1 p.m., ESPN+ SATURDAY's Top Matchups No. 19 Denver (3-2) at No. 11 Yale (2-1), 11:30 a.m., ESPN+ No. 8 Penn State (4-1) at No. 3 Cornell (4-0), noon, ESPN+ No. 14 Princeton (2-2) at No. 7 Rutgers (5-1), 1 p.m., BTN+ No. 9 Ohio State (3-2) at No. 2 Notre Dame (4-0), 1 p.m., ACCN No. 18 Villanova (4-1) at No. 15 Penn (2-2), 3:30 p.m., ESPN+ No. 10 Johns Hopkins (4-3) at Syracuse (3-3), 4 p.m., ACCNX No. 6 Duke (4-1) at No. 20 Syracuse (3-2), 4 p.m., ACCNx GIVE & GO In a app-inspired Give & Go, Dix and D-Fly evaluate the most delicious appetizers on your local pub and grill menus.
High Character - A UMass Hockey Podcast
A difficult season for UMass Hockey has come to a disappointing end at the hands of BC in the opening round of the Hockey East playoffs. Cameron and Evin are here to recap the game, wrap up the season, look towards what might be different next season, and discuss some broad UMass concerns that they wanted to get off their chests.
On today's episode… 28 schoolgirls were hospitalized with anxiety after playing with a Ouija board (00:34:43)... and Much More: (00:00:00) Intro ☕ Cup of Coffee in the Big Time ☕ (00:04:29) Fun Fact about Women (00:06:59) Senators push bill designating cartels as 'terrorist organizations' after Americans killed in Mexico (00:12:00) Tiger Woods' ex Erica Herman wants NDA nullified over sexual harassment clause (00:18:56) New mind-reading AI turns people's thoughts into images with 80% accuracy
Woman finds dead spouse in house 8 months after he was reported missing, Drunk driver arrested after driving by traffic stop then stooping to complain about officer's lights being to bright, 'Blackout Rage Gallon' trend hits hard as 28 ambulances were called to off-campus parties at UMASS over the weekend
Sitting down with us today to tell his amazing story, is the inspirational Nick Prefontaine, who is the Founder and CEO of Common Goal. Through the experiences of his own trauma and challenges, Nick developed the STEP System, which enables individuals to overcome massive hurdles and provides them with the support and tools to achieve their limitless potential.In this illuminating conversation, we get to hear from Nick about saying yes to opportunity while following his values, the important meeting between Nick and Sharon, and the lasting impact of that day, and of course, we also find time to explore the STEP System that is at the center of all that Nick does!Listeners can expect some inspirational and impactful perspectives on attracting help and support through the right mindset and attitudes, how to go about pursuing a big goal by starting small, and also the dangers of inaction. So if you want to hear about fostering more support, trust, energy, and persistence in your life today, press play!What you'll learn about in this episode:Nick's personal trauma journey and the snowboarding accident he sustained in 2003. Coming out of the coma, Nick's goals for his recovery, and his rehabilitative process. The subsequent issues that Nick had with his voice.Nick talks about his life now and the through-line from his early ambitions as a teenager.The first steps in developing the STEP System and how Nick's mentor helped pull it out of him!Nick unpacks the specifics of his STEP System and how he helps his clients. The benefits that Nick has accrued from naturopathic medicine, craniosacral therapy, and myofascial release. Exciting events and speaking engagements that Nick has lined up for the near future! Nick talks about his goals for the rest of 2023 and his focus on monthly talks. How to download Nick's free ebook about his STEP System. Thoughts on drawing on available support in difficult periods. Why starting is the most important part of achieving any goal. Where to find and connect with Nick online and in person! Transcript: HereAdditional Resources:Nick Prefontaine: https://nickprefontaine.com/The STEP System Free Download: https://nickprefontaine.com/stepNick Prefontaine Email: email@example.comLinks Mentioned:Yahoo Finance: https://finance.yahoo.com/Brainz Magazine: https://www.brainzmagazine.com/Sway Media: https://www.swaymedia.in/UMass: https://www.umass.edu/Sharon Spano:Website: sharonspano.comFacebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHDInstagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/Book: thetimemoneybook.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: twitter.com/SharonSpanoThe Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/
On today's episode, I'm talking to UConn orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kathy Coyner about work-life integration.Dr. Coyner is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at UConn Health and team physician for UConn Athletics. Previously, she worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was a team physician for the NHL Dallas Stars. Kathy is on the board of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and is a member of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. I am especially excited to have this episode go live today, on March 7th, because Kathy is one of many RJOS members I've been lucky enough to feature on the Madam Athlete podcast, and if you're listening on the day this episode goes live, I'll be giving the keynote address at the 2023 RJOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas! Kathy has built a career around supporting women working in orthopaedics and STEM through RJOS and the Perry Initiative.We talk about:Making her first big career decision by choosing to go to UMass on a basketball scholarship over Yale in order to feel valued and supported in her career.How she personally handled gendered pay inequality.The work she does supporting women in orthopaedics and STEM through RJOS, the Perry Initiative, and the Inspiring Women in Engineering and Medicine workshop.How she integrates all of her work and life passions together.You can find the show notes and more resources at https://madamathlete.comKeep an eye out for new content or let us know what you'd like to see next by following us on social:Instagram: @theMadamAthleteFacebook: @MadamAthleteTwitter: @MadamAthlete
High Character - A UMass Hockey Podcast
The Hockey East playoffs are finally here, and UMass is heading out to Conte Forum in Newton to take on rival BC in the opening round! Cameron and Evin get you ready for this playoff matchup, and detail what UMass needs to do differently against this BC team to advance to the quarterfinals.
High Character - A UMass Hockey Podcast
UMass traveled up to Orono and swept Maine out of the building in the final series of the regular season! Cameron and Evin break down this awesome showing from UMass, and what they hope can carry over into a potential Hockey East playoff run.
The Billikens are going dancing! Julia Martinez recorded a triple-double in the A-10 Title game to propel SLU past UMass for the team's first ever NCAA Tournament berth.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand open up the last hour by taking your calls on everything from the day so far including Celtics thoughts and the NFLPA Survey for the Patriots.(9:22) The crew discusses the BORG (Blackout Rage Gallon) trend that had several UMASS students transported to the hospital and what's behind the trend.(20:07) The guys take your calls on everything from the show today including the Celtics struggles and the BORG trend at UMASS.(32:16) Today's TakeawaysCONNECT WITH ZOLAK & BERTRANDhttps://www.instagram.com/zoandbertrandhttps://twitter.com/ZoandBertrandhttps://www.facebook.com/ZolakandBertrandhttps://www.instagram.com/985thesportshubhttps://twitter.com/985thesportshubhttps://www.facebook.com/985TheSportsHub
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We can't remember a weekend like this before, with an incredible EIGHT Top 25 matchups. D-Fly and Dixie are here to hype you for all the action. Let's get it! As we usually do, first we'll look back at the big picture from last week, then look forward to the savory lineup this weekend. Dan also recounts his experience at the PLL Championship Series. One of those eight showcase games is Richmond vs. Virginia, and this week's guest is Spiders head coach, Dan Chemotti. In a thoughtful discussion, Mark and Dan chat about the first quarter of the season, the SoCon glory days, the upcoming game with the top-ranked Cavaliers and what the series with Virginia has meant to the Richmond program. Dix also tells Coach Chemotti that he resembles another very famous coach. Top 25 Game Previews FRIDAY No. 13 Yale (1-1) at No. 21 UMass (2-1), 1 p.m., ESPN+ SATURDAY No. 3 Cornell (2-0) at No. 8 Ohio State (3-1), noon, BTN+ No. 22 Georgetown (0-3) at No. 5 Princeton (2-1), 1 p.m., ESPN+ No. 2 Notre Dame (3-0) at No. 4 Maryland (3-1), 1 p.m., BTN+ No. 12 Saint Joseph's (3-0) at No. 15 Johns Hopkins (3-2), 2 p.m., ESPN+ live/ESPNU delayed No. 10 Penn (1-1) at No. 17 Penn State (3-1), 3 p.m., BTN+ No. 23 Richmond (3-1) at No. 1 Virginia (3-0), 6 p.m., ACCNx SUNDAY No. 6 Duke (4-1) at No. 20 Syracuse (3-2), 4 p.m., ACCNx GIVE & GO In a sandwich-inspired Give & Go, Dix and D-Fly evaluate chain sandwich franchises including Jersey Mikes, Firehouse Subs, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Potbelly, Capriottis, Royal Farms and Wawa. In addition to his lengthy experience and depth of knowledge on the subject, wait until you hear Dixon's unrivaled passion on this topic.
In today's Inside TBT, AJ Davis is on the show telling his remarkable story and recapping his TBT 2021 moment (0:00 - 11:59), then friend of the show, John Flowers, stops by for a few minutes to announce TBT is coming back to WV this summer and discuss his favorite memories from TBT (11:59 - 18:46) and then Chaz Williams comes on to announce (and discuss) that a UMass Alumni team will be applying for TBT 2023 (18:46 - 31:10)! Enjoy this JAM PACKED episode!
On how she jumped directly from the UMass student newspaper to a Big Apple daily; on the kinship with her closest work pal—veteran NHL scribe Larry Brooks (age difference: 47 years); on the bliss of walking into an arena and realizing, "This is my life!"