Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men in the U.S., it is more common, aggressive and deadly among Black men, compared to other racial groups. In fact, one in seven Black men will be diagnosed with the disease. Surgeon and urologist, Dr. Arnold Bullock and radiation oncologist Dr. Lannis Hall join me with important information on what all men, especially Black men, should know about prostate cancer.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a devastating inherited blood disorder that occurs in 1 out of every 365 African American births, impacting more than 100,000 people in the U.S. The community has been severely impacted by the pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listing SCD as one of the populations most vulnerable to severe illness and death from COVID-19. Joining me to talk about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on those with SCD, and the importance of receiving the vaccine to ensure patients can effectively manage this chronic illness, Lakesha Dickerson, a family nurse practitioner and Sickle Cell Disease patient and Dr. Biree Andemariam, founding director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute (NESCI) at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
The flu is a very common but potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. As many as 45 million Americans can get the virus each year, but even people who are vaccinated could still get the flu. Dr. CASEY LAFFERTY, Medical Director at Health First joins me to talk about what to do if you get it, how to protect yourself and your family and about a new preventive option people 12 years of age and older can take if they come into contact with someone who has the flu.
Rare diseases affect nearly 30 million Americans each year. One rare, progressive kidney disease, known as Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), is the most common, rare, inherited kidney disorder you’ve likely never heard of. My guest is Nephrologist, Dr. Meyeon Park, Director of UCSF Polycystic Kidney Disease Center of Excellence, she shares the signs, symptoms and impact that ADPKD has on the kidneys.
Digital currency is the wave of the future and central banks around the world are weighing introducing a new kind of money – one that will allow us to transact in our digital world, safely and securely by using central bank digital currency (CBDC.)
Registered dietician, and trainer, and Success Coach of Life Time, Julie Brown, has tips to help us kick off the new year and commit to getting our fitness back on track.
Lifestyle expert Amanda Mushro has her tips, trends, and life hacks for an energetic, refreshed new year
The K-12 education scene underwent considerable change over the past year, with unprecedented numbers of families considering new schools. Andrew Campanella, President of National School Choice Week, joins me to discuss how school choice can level the playing field, bringing info and options to parents.
According to the American Diabetes Association, about half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. Joining me to talk about diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the signs, symptoms and risks, Dr. Nicole Reardon, a board certified podiatric surgeon who practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Francisco.
In April, 2020 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV)public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy for prioritizing and speeding development of the most promising treatments and vaccines.