- PodcastEpisode 79Duration 35:12
Howie and Harlan are joined by Amanda Skinner, a Yale SOM graduate who leads Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Harlan reflects on the potential and the dangers of artificial intelligence; Howie reports on an advisory from Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about the public health impact of loneliness and social isolation.
- PodcastEpisode 78Duration 33:33
Howie and Harlan are joined by Elizabeth Arleo, a radiologist with a focus on breast imaging and the author of First, Eat Your Frog: And Other Pearls for Professional Working Mothers. Harlan reports on the state of AI in healthcare; Howie reflects on the epidemic of lung injuries from vaping.
- PodcastEpisode 77Duration 35:26
Howie and Harlan are joined by Megan Ranney, who will become the dean of the newly independent Yale School of Public Health later this year. Harlan reflects on the research that is helping us understand aging at a cellular level; Howie discusses a new study that he co-authored which examines the costs that make it harder for many mothers to breastfeed.
- PodcastEpisode 76Duration 34:48
Howie and Harlan are joined by Cary Gross, professor of medicine and public health and director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale, to discuss his creative approach to research and his sometimes contrarian stances on cancer screening and not holding medical conferences in states that ban abortion. Harlan explains the nuances of new research about mortality risks tied to weight loss in older adults; Howie discusses his concerns over courts interfering with FDA drug approval processes arising from two cases tied to the medical abortion pill mifepristone.
- PodcastEpisode 75Duration 36:05
Howie and Harlan are joined by Michael Alosco, co-director of Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center, to discuss the consequences of years of hits to the head for football players and other athletes. Harlan reports on research that clarifies how to treat high cholesterol; Howie discusses a judge's ruling striking down coverage of preventative care.
- PodcastEpisode 74Duration 35:45
Howie and Harlan are joined by Helen Burstin to discuss her career examining issues of equity and quality in healthcare, and her current role as CEO of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. Harlan reports on new research about the daily health effects of coffee; Howie looks at two investigations of misconduct by the insurance company Cigna.
- PodcastEpisode 73Duration 37:31
Howie and Harlan are joined by Michael Ivy, a surgeon and Yale New Haven Health's deputy chief medical officer, to discuss the mental health issues facing physicians and his own experience with burnout and depression. Harlan reports on new research casting doubt on the benefits of intermittent fasting; Howie explains how a new drug can help reduce the disproportionate rate of renal failure among people of African descent.
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- PodcastEpisode 72Duration 32:43
Howie interviews Harlan about his path to medicine and his career as a physician and scientist.
- PodcastEpisode 71Duration 33:14
Howie and Harlan are joined by Ami Parekh, chief health officer of Included Health, which provides virtual care and data-driven guidance on finding the right doctor. Harlan reviews new research on alternatives to statins; Howie looks at the effect of mandated sick leave for screening tests like mammographs and colonoscopies.
- PodcastEpisode 70Duration 31:56
Howie and Harlan are joined by Brita Roy of NYU Langone Health to discuss her work drawing on the existing assets of a community to improve health outcomes. Harlan reports on new research on the dangers of sugar substitutes; Howie reflects on the growing openness to the lab-leak hypothesis for the origins of COVID-19.