Category: Health

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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Dr. Kimberly Kenton, Board-Certified OB/GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: Pelvic Floor Disorders

One out of four women 20 years or older will experience a pelvic floor disorder (PFDs) yet not seek treatment due to embarrassment. Are you one of them? Well, today we’re going to talk about it with  My guest is, Dr. Kimberly Kenton, a board-certified in OB/GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Robert Gabbay, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association: Diabetes Related Eye Diseases and Prevention

In celebration of Healthy Vision Month in May, the Focus on Diabetes™ initiative is launching The Next Step Eye Health Challenge to raise awareness of diabetes-related eye disease and the steps people can take to maintain better eye health. My guest is Dr. Robert Gabbay, the Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

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Dr. Hillary Norton,Rheumatologist and Jill: Axial Spondyloarthritis

Does your back hurt? Could your back pain be something more? Perhaps, axial spondyloarthritis or axSpA, commonly known as inflammatory arthritis of the spine? My guests are, Dr. Hillary Norton a rheumatologist living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a form of axSpA and Jill, a patient living with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), a form of axSpA.

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