Pulse Oximetry and COVID-19

Returned guest, Dr. Richard Levitan, an airway specialist who has practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years, and co-founder and executive director of Prone2Help, a national 501c3 non-profit organization, discusses pulse oximetry and how it can help in the early diagnosis of COVID-19 because some patients with COVID don’t experience respiratory distress even though their “xrays showed diffuse pneumonia and their oxygen was below normal.”

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You Are What Your Grandparents Ate

Judith Finlayson, bestselling author of “You Are What Your Grandparents Ate: What You Need to Know About Nutrition, Experience, Epigenetics & the Origins of Chronic Disease” discusses ways to slow down your epigenetic clock, how a Mediterranean Diet assists in reducing inflammation – in part, by positively influencing gene expression, mitigating predispositions toward chronic diseases, and teaching your children what to eat so that they are positively affecting their future children.  She also talks about how the pandemic is affecting the way people are trying to take control of their health.

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Abbott – Immune System Support

Barbara Marriage, Ph.D., R.D., nutrition science lead for pediatric nutrition at Abbott, discusses the immune system and how the right nutrition can go a long way to keeping us as healthy as possible. The scientists at Abbott have combined the advanced hydration of Pedialyte® with key nutrients to support the immune system in a convenient new powder product for both kids and adults called Pedialyte® with Immune Support.

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Traumatic Childhood Experiences and Illness Later in Life

Dr. Dayna Long, Medical Director and Researcher, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland Center for Child and Community Health, discusses her involvement in the All In For Kids virtual series that took place in December 2020, and how research has shown that persistent childhood adversity – abuse, neglect, violence, racism, and other forms of trauma – can lead to higher rates of illness (cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, etc.) later in life. COVID-19 has exacerbated the trauma, isolation, and stress kids are experiencing and is disproportionately affecting Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

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COVID-19 and Being at Risk for Developing Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Irene Ghobrial, MD, clinical investigator and senior physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine, discusses the partnering of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with Quest Diagnostics to identify the prevalence of COVID-19 in individuals with a precursor to multiple myeloma through the IMPACT study (Immune Profiling with Antibody-based COVID-19 Testing). She talks about how COVID 19 affects myeloma patients and various racial groups, and how the IMPACT study will play a role in the diagnostic recovery for this population.

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Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness

Dr. Jackie Walters, 2-time breast cancer survivor, OB/GYN, TV personality (Married To Medicine), bestselling author (The Queen of V), and podcast host (Power of V) discusses cervical cancer and the importance of potentially life-saving screenings for women – including those for cervical cancer – and why women should make sure to schedule an annual wellness exam in 2021. 

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Dental Health Inequities

Dr. Jeremy Horst, DDS, Director, Clinical Innovation for DentaQuest discusses dental health inequities and outlines some solutions to close the gap, ways to improve access to care in communities in need, and advancing policies to help make this possible.

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United Dermatology Associates

Dr. Jeannine Hoang, M.D., owner and operator of four United Dermatology Associates locations throughout North Texas discusses her mission to provide exceptional healthcare to patients of various ages, offering services in cosmetic dermatology, medical dermatology and surgical dermatology. She says that she’s “intrigued by the field of preventive medicine and anti-aging and actively learning about proactive approaches to maintain health and function through healthy lifestyle habits.” She is unable to treat the skin effectively without looking at the overall health of the person.

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Active Family Wellness Center

Dr. Kenyon Godwin, D.C., owner and operator of two Active Family Wellness Centers in Arlington, TX, discusses his approach to healing with an effective lifestyle modification program utilizing Functional Medicine. The program incorporates the best of wellness: Chiropractic, Nutrition, Detox, Comprehensive labs, Supplements, Massage, Fitness, Mentorship and Meditation/Prayer. His goal is to make Arlington the healthiest city in Texas.

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