Category: Health

Dr. Kalvin Lung, Thoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine: The Future Of Lung Transplantation in a Post COVID-19 World

Due to COVID-19, the need for lung transplantation is growing. Approximately 20-30 percent of patients who get COVID-19 can result in some form of lung damage. Lung transplantation is the last resort for patients with end-stage lung disease. However, there is currently a global shortage of donated lungs which sadly results in deaths among patients on the waitlist. And . . . many donated lungs are deemed unsuitable for transplantation and go un-utilized. Dr. Kalvin Lung – Thoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine with information about a new device to help rescue potentially viable lungs, and those initially deemed “unacceptable” for transplant.

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Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director of the Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare: Medicaid and CHIP Provide Vital Medical Coverage for Eligible Children and Teens to Age 19

Studies have shown that students who have health insurance, and access essential medical care, are less likely to miss class than their peers without coverage and are more likely to complete high school and graduate college. And unfortunately, there are still many who don’t have health insurance. Joining me with information about how uninsured eligible children and teens up to age 19 in families with limited incomes can get health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP, Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director of the Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of SMA

A year and a half ago, a family received a devastating diagnosis in the midst of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, that mother is sharing her son’s experience with (SMA), a rare, devastating genetic disease that is also a leading genetic cause of infant death, and how early diagnosis and treatment transformed his life.

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Dr. Juan Caicedo, Director of Northwestern Memorial Liver Transplant Program: Should You Become an Organ Donor?

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Illinois wants to encourage us to learn the truth about organ and tissue donation. Most organ donations take place after the donor has died however, some organs can be donated while the donor is still alive. This can be a great alternative to waiting on the ever growing transplant list and can help save lives. Dr. Juan Caicedo, Director of the Liver Transplant Program, Living Donor Liver Program and Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Medicine joins me to talk about organ donation and discuss some of the latest research available and Northwestern Memorial’s role in advancing treatment.

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Raising Awareness of Glioblastoma and The Latest Treatments and Technology

Jeaneanne Maxon and her physician, Dr. Karen Fink, a neuro-oncologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, join me to help raise awareness of glioblastoma, the latest treatments and technology available to help treat this debilitating disease. Dr. Sandy Reyna, vice president of global medical affairs, at Novartis Gene Therapies and Kathryn McBride, the parent of a son with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) talk about the importance of newborn screening for SMA. Tech and digital creator, Justine Ezarik joins me to talk about smart living and how new tech habits have evolved over the past year.

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Coming Up This Week August 27-29, 2021 on TALK! with AUDREY

Jeanneane Maxon and her physician, Dr. Karen Fink, a neuro-oncologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, join me to help raise awareness of glioblastoma, the latest treatments and technology available to help treat this debilitating disease. Dr. Sandy Reyna, vice president of global medical affairs, at Novartis Gene Therapies and Kathryn McBride, the parent of a son with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) talk about the importance of newborn screening for SMA and tech and digital creator, Justine Ezarik joins me to talk about smart living and how new tech habits have evolved over the past year.

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Breast Cancer Care and the Disparities in Breast Cancer for Black Women

More Than Just Words advisors Dr. Monique Gary, a board-certified fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist and medical director of the Grand View Health Penn Cancer Network cancer program and Ricki Fairley co-founder and CEO of Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance and a stage 3A triple negative breast cancer survivor, and thriver, have information about a new initiative launched by Novartis to promote health equity in breast cancer care and the disparities in breast cancer for black women.

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Dr. Sandy Reyna, Head-Therapeutic Area at Novartis Gene Therapies and Kathryn McBride, parent of child with SMA: The Importance of early diagnosis and Treatment of SMA

A year and a half ago, a family received a devastating diagnosis in the midst of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, that mother is sharing her son’s experience with (SMA), a rare, devastating genetic disease that is also a leading genetic cause of infant death, and how early diagnosis and treatment transformed his life. My guests are Dr. Sandy Reyna, Vice President of Global Medical Affairs, Head-Therapeutic Area at Novartis Gene Therapies and Kathryn McBride, parent of child with SMA. We talk about the signs of SMA, the importance of newborn screening and an early diagnosis, and new treatment options.

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Dr. Karen Fink, a Neuro-Oncologist and Jeanneane Maxon, Patient: Glioblastoma (GBM)

Jeanneane Maxon, 41, was living the life of a “work hard, play hard” non-profit executive in Washington, D.C. However, her migraine headaches which she had suffered from since age six were becoming increasingly debilitating. A subsequent MRI revealed a lime-sized tumor in her brain which would ultimately be diagnosed as glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive form of cancer, but the most common type of primary brain cancer in adults. Jeanneane and her physician, Dr. Karen Fink, a Neuro-oncologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas join me to help raise awareness of GBM, and the latest treatments and technology available to help treat this debilitating disease.

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Dr. Monique Gary, Board-Certified Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgical Oncologist and Ricki Fairley Co-Founder and CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance: More Than Just Words

More Than Words advisors Dr. Monique Gary, a board-certified fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist and medical director of the Grand View Health Penn Cancer Network cancer program and Ricki Fairley Co-Founder and CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance and a stage 3A triple negative breast cancer survivor, and thriver. They speak with me have about a New initiative launched by Novartis called More Than Just Words, a multi-year commitment to promote health equity in breast cancer care and the disparities in breast cancer for black women.

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