Medicine

StudioTulsa
2:15 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

"Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death"

Aired on Friday, September 13th.

We speak today by phone with Katy Butler, an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Essays, and The Best Buddhist Writing.

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StudioTulsa
4:14 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: Discussing the Status Quo of Sports Medicine

Aired on Wednesday, September 4th.

On this edition of ST on Health, we welcome Dr. Lamont Cavanagh, a Tulsa-based family physician who specializes in sports medicine, and who also works as an assistant professor at the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Moreover, Dr. Cavanagh spent five years as an U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, and he's now chief of aerospace medicine for the 138th Fighter Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

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StudioTulsa
3:22 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: "Meaningful Use" and Electronic Health Records

Aired on Friday, August 23rd.

One of the sweeping changes going on in American health care today --- apart from the whole Affordable Care Act juggernaut --- is the gradual, incremental transfer from using "paper charts and files" to employing electronic health records (or EHRs). EHRs, as is noted at the HealthIT.gov website, "can provide many benefits for providers and their patients, but the benefits depend on how they're used.

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StudioTulsa
4:23 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: A Conversation with Dr. Julie Silver

Aired on Tuesday, August 20th.

On this installment of StudioTulsa on Health, we welcome Dr. Julie Silver, an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She's also a prolific medical author and blogger, and her books include "What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope" (American Cancer Society) and "After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger" (Johns Hopkins Press). But she's not just a cancer expert, she's also a survivor --- following her acute treatment for cancer while still in her thirties, Dr.

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StudioTulsa
12:56 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: An Accomplished Doctor (and Popular Medical Blogger) Explains "Direct Care"

Aired on Friday, July 26th.

On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann presents an interesting conversation with the Augusta, Georgia-based physician, Dr. Rob Lamberts, who writes a popular medical blog called "Musings of a Distractible Mind" --- and who's also an expert on (and, indeed, a practitioner of) the so-called Direct Care method of health care. As Dr. Lamberts explains on his personal website, he left his longtime group practice in September of 2012 in order to "build a new solo practice, Dr. Rob Lamberts, LLC.

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StudioTulsa
1:06 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

"A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, July 8th.

(Please note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) Our guest on ST is Dr. Victoria Sweet, an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian. Dr. Sweet practiced medicine for twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco --- and she's just published a book about this remarkable facility, and about her time there, and, indeed, about the state of health care in America today.

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StudioTulsa
3:19 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma

Aired on Tuesday, June 25th.

Prescription drug abuse is becoming more and more of a serious problem in this country. According to some estimates, sales of such drugs have quadrupled over the last decade in the United States --- and Oklahoma actually ranks number one (out of all 50 states) in deaths attributed to Rx drug overdoses. On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host Dr. John Schumann speaks with Dr. William Yarborough, a local expert in this regard. Dr.

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StudioTulsa
11:24 am
Mon June 24, 2013

"The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, June 21st.

What happens to us when we die? Where does the line between life and death really or finally reside? These questions are as old as human consciousness itself. On this encore presentation of ST, we present an interesting discussion with Dr. Sam Parnia, the director of the well-known AWARE Study (as in, "AWAreness during REsuscitation") and one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences. Dr.

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StudioTulsa
11:30 am
Fri June 21, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: How Healthy Are Oklahoma Hospitals?

Aired on Thursday, June 20th.
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On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host Dr. John Schumann speaks with the president and CEO of the Oklahoma Hospital Association, Craig Jones. About one in three Oklahomans lack adequate health insurance across our state; this means that state hospitals end up administering about $500 million in uncompensated care each year. Why is this the case? And can these numbers be changed? Jones also discusses Oklahoma's refusal to expand Medicaid, and how that decision will affect our hospitals --- as well as its impacts on health outcomes and measurements.

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StudioTulsa
2:55 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Notes on Health Care Transformation (or, Getting Medical and Technological Advancements in Synch)

Aired on Monday, June 3rd.

When medical experts, analysts, and researchers speak of "health care transformation" --- and the phrase has become increasingly common in certain circles --- they're referring to ongoing efforts to improve health outcomes, increase access to health/medical services, and enhance the way(s) in which care is delivered. Such efforts are meant to better connect scientific discovery, health care delivery, and reimbursement for health services. It's all about patient-centric care --- and much of it, as with so many things in our world today, comes down to technology.

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