Overprescribed Opioids After Surgery

Surgery is often a gateway to persistent opioid use. In this episode, Dr. Paul Sethi and Dr. Fred Muench share findings from the new Choices Matter Status Report, which examines opioid prescribing trends in the nation with a focus on the surgical setting.

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Seqirus at ID Week 2018

Gordon Naylor, President of Seqirus, an influenza vaccine company, joins us from ID Week 2018 in San Francisco to talk about Seqirus’ Pandemic Response Solutions team learning lounge presentation highlighting the constant threat of influenza pandemic, the importance of pandemic planning, and the advancements in flu prevention since the historical 1918 Flu Pandemic.

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Surviving Pediatric Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)

Brittany, a six-year-old who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma at 15 months old, and her mom, Vanessa, talk about the diagnosis and how the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation gave them hope. Hepatoblastoma is a rare form of liver cancer and it usually affects boys. About 1 in 1.5 million gets this disease.  

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Fibroids – A Reproductive Health Issue

Sateria Venable, a fibroid sufferer who has endured four surgeries, launched the Fibroid Foundation to educate women and support initiatives to find reasonable medical solutions for fibroids. Although she does not have a medical background, Sateria has a deep knowledge of this health problem and recently co-authored a scientific paper that appeared in the “American Journal for Obstetrics and Gynecology“. She discusses her insight on the need for new treatments, including alternative therapies and treatments on the horizon for fibroid sufferers.

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Influence Health – Healthcare Consumer Experience Platform

Rupen Patel, CEO of Influence Health, talks about a number of ways in which hospitals, health systems, and providers can both attract and retain patients by creating an Amazon-like personal and on-demand experience healthcare consumers have come to expect. He shares case examples of how traditional marketing practices are now being used at the clinical level as providers are seeking ways in which to adapt their customer relationship management (CRM) solution into a clinical tool that enables continuity of care, improves satisfaction scores and reduces readmissions.

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ProCure Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Returning guest, Dr. Edward Soffen, MD, from the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, NJ, discusses all forms of radiation therapy to treat breast cancer. He also talks about the benefits of Proton Therapy for breast cancer versus the traditional radiation therapy.

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