World’s First FDA Approved Device for Premature and Newborn Babies with Opening in their Hearts

Each year, nearly sixty thousand premature babies in the United States are born with very low birth weight and one out of five of those children have a life threatening opening in the heart. Anthony Daly, whose baby was born prematurely with a heart defect and needed urgent treatment, joins us in this program along with Dr. Evan Zahn who implanted a device smaller than a pea in Baby Tony’s heart to help him survive his condition.

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Tips and Tricks for Keeping your Children’s Teeth Healthy

Parents today are faced with countless decisions concerning the care of their children. Dr. Joe Castellano, D.D.S., President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Big Authority on Little Teeth, shares simple tips and tricks for keeping your children’s teeth healthy. He also shares findings from a new national survey that uncovers attitudes and beliefs, along with misconceptions and myths, around pediatric oral care and little teeth.

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Heart Failure Management with Entresto

Beth Davidson, DNP, ACNP, CHFN, CCRN, a nurse practitioner who specializes in heart failure management in Nashville, TN, and heart failure patient Michele N, discuss the problem of heart failure, providing insight into the impact on African Americans specifically,  the symptoms, and managing the condition.

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SkinTE for Burn Treatment

PolarityTE’s Denver Lough, MD, PhD, discusses the company’s new approach to treating burns with SkinTE  (“autologous” tissue – meaning it comes from the patient being treated, significantly decreasing the chance for rejection by the immune system), the need for additional treatments in this area and case studies to highlight the efficacy of SkinTE.

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Success Story of NYU Langone Health

Dr. William A. Haseltine, scientist, businessman, an expert in biotechnology and healthcare system development, discusses his upcoming book, “WORLD CLASS: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health (Fast Company Press; Feb. 12, 2019).  This book highlights the remarkable turnaround and success of NYU Langone Health.

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Treatment of Aging Related Diseases – TORC1

Dr. Joan Mannick, Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer of resTORbio, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of aging-related diseases, discusses their lead program that is selectively targeting TORC1, an evolutionarily conserved pathway that contributes to the decline in function of multiple organ systems, including the immune, cardiovascular and central nervous systems.

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Non-Opioid Pain Management Under Investigation with FDA

Dr. Harold Minkowitz discusses a potential breakthrough in non-opioid post-surgery pain management called HTX-011.

A new study showed that by combining HTX-011 with over-the-counter pain medications, such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen, 90% of patients do not require any opioids to manage their post-operative pain for 72 hours after surgery or even needed a discharge prescription for opioids. Above that, 81% of the patients involved in the said study remained completely opioid-free up to 8 days after surgery.

Listen to this podcast episode to get more details.

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