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Masculine Birth Ritual is a podcast about Masculine of Center (MoC) queer and trans people nurturing life through pregnancy, birth, and parenting. The podcast features pregnancy and birth stories of people creating life outside the gender lines. We also engage in conversations with birth workers about best practices for working with MoC people and artists, researchers, and spiritual leaders about the collective imagination and histories of nurturing masculinities.
 
The path to better health lies in our DNA. Our drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA. It defines who we are, just as your DNA defines you. On Season 2, we're exploring trust, authenticity and inclusivity in the era of COVID-19 – as well as climate change, evolving ICU care, health equity, why hard conversations matter, and why the rise in young adult colon cancer rates means it's time to bust the stigma (and more!). New episodes drop every week starting Aug. 23. #ListenDNA
 
A Dose of Dr Karla is where we elevate and celebrate self-care and the holistic healthcare experience. This is a space we will also bring you a weekly dose of serious to light-hearted, yet enjoyable and trustworthy health related content. You'll get facts not fiction, along with Dr. Karla's practical, professional opinion. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Karla Mitchell, best known for applying natural and holistic methods to commonly diagnosed medical conditions. Leading Detroit's most innovati ...
 
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What does health equity mean to you? For Dr. Steve Neeleman, Founder of HealthEquity, it’s a way to bring healthcare to all those who need it, not just those who can afford it. Inspired by his own family’s health concerns and insurance quibbles, Steve created a company that bridges the gap left by insurance. While insurance can cover the bigger med…
 
Is accessible healthcare a mythical unicorn, or is it something we can work together to attain in the foreseeable future? Believe it or not, Walmart is at the forefront of the mission to make it possible, and their EVP of Health & Wellness, Dr. Cheryl Pegus, sheds some light on this. In this episode of A Healthier Future, Cheryl explains why the no…
 
What will the future of healthcare look like? While we don’t have a crystal ball, ZS is trying to predict and prepare for the health issues of the future. ZS is a professional services firm that helps companies develop and deliver products that drive results, but its main area of focus is the healthcare industry. ZS uses data and innovation to help…
 
Community is an overlooked part of our health and wellbeing. But with a loneliness epidemic on our hands, many of us feel more isolated and disconnected than ever. Nextdoor, the popular neighborhood app, is on a mission to change that. Co-founder Prakash Janakiraman joins the A Healthier Future podcast to share his vision for bringing communities t…
 
With all the systematic social divisions at play, how do we actively address inequity in healthcare? As a strong advocate for equity in healthcare and across the board, our guest this week on A Healthier Future weighs in on this topic. Kenneth C. Frazier, Executive Chairman at Merck, joins the podcast to explore different approaches to promoting eq…
 
Aging is not just about lifespan – it’s about health span as well. Being 100 years old is a huge achievement but being 100 can look very different for different people. Amanda Rees, Co-Founder and CEO of Bold, is on a mission to help people improve their lives and health as they age. Amanda joins A Healthier Future to tell us how Bold supports peop…
 
Innovation is the golden ticket to improving clinical efficiency, and someone who knows that all too well is Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips. Frans joins this episode of A Healthier Future to talk about his background, what his upbringing taught him about innovation, and how it relates to his vision of success. Frans explains what he did when he b…
 
What do we really need from healthcare? One thing that’s often overlooked is the need for a little fun. After all, play is not just for children. People of all ages can benefit. In fact, according to this week’s A Healthier Future guest, those who are older are in need of play just as much as (if not more) than anyone else. Ted Fischer, Co-Founder …
 
Health is so personal, yet healthcare can feel anything but personalized. Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder of 23andMe, is on a mission to change that. In this episode of A Healthier Future, Anne explains what led her on the journey to create a personal genomics company. 23andMe offers home DNA kits to help people understand their ancestry and lear…
 
What does it mean to be a leader in the modern world? All leaders must contend with challenges and risks, but how you deal with them can set good leaders apart from great ones. Someone who knows this all too well is retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal. General McChrystal is our first-ever guest on the brand new A Healthier Future podcast. …
 
Welcome to A Healthier Future, the podcast about big ideas on transforming the future of health and wellness. A Healthier Future is a weekly podcast brought to you by Intermountain Healthcare. President and CEO Marc Harrison sits down with healthcare leaders to explore transformative solutions and the best clinical practices. We’ll also be tackling…
 
Modern medicine doesn't have a tonic for lovesick hearts, but an astounding number of people get heart transplantations in Nashville, TN. The path to transplantation is as much of an emotional rollercoaster as an exhibit of advances, courage and despair. Hear what it takes to make sure hearts keep beating well into the future.…
 
While most of us hunkered down as COVID-19 swept the U.S., these experts stepped up to examine the latest chapter of the age-old human-pathogen relationship. Dive into what fuels them, what keeps them up at night and why it’s vital to keep up the chase to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses, such as influenza.…
 
The pandemic introduced critical care, or the ICU, to millions of people who worried about ventilators and hospital beds. Find out why an ICU stay is unlike other in-patient admissions and why the specialty exists. Critical care doctors talk about their COVID-19 experience and explain why it’s vital to make sure patients keep their dignity.…
 
Explore trust, authenticity and inclusivity in the era of COVID-19 on Season 2 – as well as climate change, evolving ICU care, health equity, why hard conversations matter, and why the rise in young adult colon cancer rates means it's time to bust the stigma (and more!). New episodes drop every week starting Aug. 23. Enjoy this sneak peek.…
 
Genetics gives us the blueprint but doesn't necessarily translate to our story. Are your parent's past health challenges putting you in an endless circle of new medications and constant worry? Could your prevention plan really be as simple as exercise, vitamins and supplements? Tune into this week's episode where Dr. Karla answers some of listeners…
 
Lungs, they never get enough attention, well, until you can’t breathe. The lungs are one of the most powerful organs in our body, yet it never gets love until you are in distress. With Spring is upon us. What does that mean to asthma and allergy sufferers? As the flowers bloom, so do the daily times we start wheezing, sneezing and eyes starting to …
 
This show is for the grown folk, those 40 and over. Mid life sex can be amazing, yet as we get older some parts of our body start to react and feel different. And of course, hormones start changing, so urges we once had can start to quiet down. Women move into menopausal years and as we see from the constant ads on TV and websites, erectile dysfunc…
 
Are our children really hyperactive or are they kids being kids? 80% of adolescent children and teens are diagnosed with ADHD. Of that 80%, over 60% are being given a pharmaceutical to help kids cope. What is this doing the development of their brain? How is this shaping their coping mechanisms? Does this lead to addiction down the line? Dr. Karla …
 
A year ago, tomorrow, our world shut down to flatten the curve. This week, Dr. Karla is diving deep into the year we just experienced: physically, mentally and socially….distant that is. Hope may be on the horizon, but how do we filter all the information coming our way? Dr. Karla’s talking vitamins that helped combat this virus, vaccination shamin…
 
Trauma Bonding: Are we unconsciously continuing the cycle? After we recorded our first episode, "Can You Really Ever Evict Trauma, or is it a Squatter that Will Live with you Forever?" Our special guest, Adaora Ezike from the Detroit Health Department brought up another strong topic, Trauma Bonding. Trauma Bonding is a psychological response to abu…
 
The definition of Trauma is “a deeply distressing and disturbing experience” or “a physical injury.” Over 70% of the world has endured at least one traumatic event in life. How do we get past this? Or will our brains and our bodies ever let us free from the aftermath of trauma. This week on “A Daily Dose of Dr. Karla,” Dr. Karla is digging deep wit…
 
The old cliché you are what you eat is so dated and should be removed from our brains. We are built to eat to reenergize, to heal, and to provide energy to think sharper and to continue to excel at life. But what if we’re heating is ACTUALLY slowing us down, creating brain fog, or even taking in toxins that are attacking our bodies? Inflammatory fo…
 
There's beauty in individuality. We are all created with our own blueprint. So, why when we aren't feeling well or we're handed down a diagnosis we believe that all treatments or remedies should be the same? Each one of us metabolize, react and/or have different experiences. Dr. Karla Mitchell, a Naturopathic Doctor, has learned from experience and…
 
Our bodies are a compass. Our bodies are powerful, they can tell us when we're feeling good, but if we listen closely, the body can also tell us what could be wrong. Every week, Dr. Karla Mitchell, a world renown Naturopathic doctor will teach us how to listen to our bodies, how we can self heal and how to really understand the dangers of our habit…
 
Dr. Mitchell's interest in holistic care began with her own cancer diagnosis, several years ago. She immediately knew that the standard approach to cancer treatment, including radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and its associated risk, was not the path she'd choose. As a wife, a mother (of four at the time, my son came after), a leader in the communi…
 
Vanderbilt Health DNA brings you the big ideas and breakthroughs in science, tech and medicine from Vanderbilt Health. New episodes will drop here every week – sharing insights on COVID-19, neurosurgery, vaccines, imposter syndrome and more. Enjoy this sneak peak, before the first episode drops August 10.…
 
Our final episode is an interview with new Papa, yoga and Buddhism teacher Jacoby Ballard. We talk about the Germination Proclamation he and their partner put out to friends and family, gender and parenting, and preparing to welcome whatever being emerged during birth. "I really learned from putting out our Germination Proclamation that really it w…
 
In this interview, Rachel L. Kaplan and I talk about their experience with preterm birth. A friend of Rachel's recently pointed out that there aren't a lot of queer voices being heard about the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU), and even fewer from masculine of center folx -- so she suggested Rachel check out Masculine Birth Ritual. Rachel is an…
 
Our interview today is with Amanda Hayden. Amanda is a certified lactation counselor, social worker, and full-spectrum labor & postpartum doula trained through Ancient Song Doula Services practicing with the NYC Doula Collective. She works a doula and provides counseling and programming support for trans and gender-non-conforming people who are fam…
 
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