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Your Healthy Dose with Kym Douglas is a podcast sponsored by Saint John’s Health Center Foundation to make available important conversations about the latest in health care treatments, research and trends. Get to know the physicians, researchers, caregivers, patients, and supporters of Providence Saint John’s Health Center and all its institutes so you can make educated health decisions.

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Episode 21:
All About Orthopedics and Arthritis

Whether it’s accidents, overuse, or wear-and-tear from aging, sometimes our body parts become damaged. That’s where orthopedic specialists can help. Join us for “All About Orthopedics and Arthritis.”

Podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Saint John’s Health Center physician Dr. Ramin Modabber about macro- versus microtrauma, the rise in pickleball injuries, the myths about carpal tunnel surgery, and how to know when it’s time to see the doctor for an injury. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 20:
Heart Health 101

The heart is a remarkable organ, beating ceaselessly from birth to the end of life. Your Healthy Dose podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Saint John’s Health Center non-interventional cardiologist Dr. Nicole Weinberg about the role of aging and genetics in heart health, new techniques in diagnosing heart rhythm irregularities, and why we sometimes see even elite athletes in their prime suffer heart conditions. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 19:
What Personalized Medicine Really Is

We’re at the dawn of a new era in medical care, where the ability to predict, detect, and treat disease will be based on each individual’s genetics and the interaction of the genome with many lifestyle, environmental, and other factors. Join us for “Personalized Medicine” and hear podcast host Kym Douglas explore the possibilities with Saint John’s Health Center physician Dr. Santosh Kesari. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 18:
Getting Under Your Skin

Does the sun really cause wrinkles? Find out when podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Saint John’s Health Center physician Dr. Delphine Lee about all things skin. . and nails. . .and hair. Find out what the major warning signs are of skin cancer, how the ABCDE mnemonic can help alert you to a problem, and what the latest research has revealed about why your skin might itch and what you can do about it. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 17:
A Day in the Life of a Hospital CEO

You’ve probably never thought about all that it takes to make sure a hospital is ready for anything, any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You just know it’s there if you need it. But what are the challenges of planning for everything from daily operations to a major disaster? Join us for “A Day in the Life of a Hospital CEO,” when podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Saint John’s Health Center CEO Michael Ricks about how he aligns the people, processes, politics, and philanthropy that keep the hospital a leader in both clinical care and research. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 16:
Multiple Sclerosis Explained

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that damages the nerves. It affects about a million people in the U.S., primarily women. Join us for “Multiple Sclerosis Explained” where podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Pacific Neuroscience Institute physician Dr. Barbar Giesser about MS symptoms, the importance of early diagnosis, and the medication, symptom management, and lifestyle options now available for controlling the disease. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 15:
What Everyone Should Know About Strokes

A stroke can be debilitating and even deadly. Join us for “What You Need to Know About Strokes,” when podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Saint John’s Health Center physician Dr. Jason Tarpley about the various kinds of strokes, the need for speed in assessing someone who may be having a stroke, what BEFAST stands for, the latest options for treatment, and the best opportunities for prevention. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 14:
All About Your Thyroid

Most people have a pretty good idea of where the thyroid is, but few know all that it does. Even fewer know that it’s the leading cause of cancer in young women. Listen to this episode of Your Healthy Dose podcast, presented by Saint John’s Health Center.
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Episode 13:
All About Your Heart

Do you know the difference between a heart attack, heart failure, and cardiac arrest? You will learn about those differences, why “time is muscle,” and why not all heart attacks are alike. Gain insight into state-of-the-art preventive, diagnostic, and treatment options for all aspects of heart disease by joining host Kym Douglas as she talks with Dr. Rigved Tadwalker and Dr. Shephal Doshi on this “All About Your Heart” podcast.
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Episode 12:
What Anesthesiologists Really Do

Anesthesiologists are involved in far more than just surgery. They are a crucial part of healthcare across the lifespan, providing sedation, anesthesia, airway management, and pain relief. Join us for “Anesthesia: What to Expect” where podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Saint John’s Health Center physician Dr. Neel Shah about implantable pain pumps, non-opioid pain medications, regional anesthesia, and the latest tools and techniques including the ways in which anesthesia is “going green.” Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 11:
Bladder Cancer: It’s More Common Than You Think

More than 80,000 new cases of bladder cancer will occur in the U.S. this year. Ninety percent of those cases will be in people over the age of 55. A man’s odds of developing bladder cancer are 1 in 28; for women, it’s 1 in 91. In “Bladder Cancer: It’s More Common Than You Think,” podcast host Kym Douglas talks with Saint John’s Health Center physician Dr. Jennifer Linehan and bladder cancer patient Lee Smith to learn about the causes, symptoms, and state-of-the-art treatment options for bladder cancer. Brought to you by the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
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Episode 10:
Magic Mushrooms: Pushing Frontiers in Mental Health

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Episode 9:
Alzheimer’s, What You Need to Know

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Episode 8:
Lung Cancer, What You Need to Know

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Episode 7:
Defining Supportive Care

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Episode 6:
What Breast Cancer Survivors Want You to Know

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Episode 5:
Little-Known Facts About Treating Breast Cancer

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Episode 4:
The Ins-n-Outs of Preventive Car

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Episode 3:
What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer

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Episode 2:
Digestive Health: Mind Your Gut

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Episode 1:
COVID Myths & Facts

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