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Health & Veritas

Pushing Medicine into the Future

On this episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Dr. Eric Topol, a physician and writer who is widely recognized both as a leading researcher and a public voice on medicine and health. They discuss his career turn toward genomics and digital health, and the fight against misinformation on Twitter.

Eric Topol
  • Saving Mothers’ Lives

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet ’03, who leads Merck for Mothers and Merck’s health equity efforts. They discuss the factors that lead to preventable death during pregnancy and childbirth—a risk that disproportionately affects women of color. 

    A woman with dark skin holding her pregnant belly
  • Leading Vassar through COVID-19

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Elizabeth Bradley, an expert on global public health and the president of Vassar College. They discuss how the residential liberal arts college navigated the pandemic—and how defining a set of core values helped guide its response. 

    Vassar president Elizabeth Bradley speaking at an outdoor event
  • Shared Decision-Making

    On the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Yale physician-professors Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz are joined by Yale cardiologist Erica Spatz to discuss the benefits of making treatment decisions in collaboration with patients, and the challenges of shifting to a more patient-centered approach. 

    A doctor showing a chart to a patient
  • Why Are We Paying for Ineffective Treatments?

    In the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz discuss the financial, institutional, and psychological forces encouraging the use of unproven and disproven treatments and tests that drive up healthcare costs.

    a pile of pill bottles and sheets of capsules
  • Will AI Transform Radiology?

    In the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman, a Yale emergency department radiologist, and Harlan Krumholz discuss whether artificial intelligence will replace human radiologists—or help them do their jobs better.

    Doctors looking at scans on computer screens
  • Medical Education

    In the latest episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz consider what medical schools can do differently to identify and train the doctors we’ll need in the future.

    Medical students in the hallway of a hosptial
  • Boosters and Nocebos

    In the debut episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz discuss who would benefit from a COVID-19 vaccine booster, and the implications of a study on the side effects of statins. 

    A man getting an injection from a nurse