Medically Speaking Podcast
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Medically Speaking podcasts are informative discussions with medical experts from the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. The goal is to provide listeners with the latest information on diagnosing, treating and preventing a variety of health problems so that they can become better health care consumers. Each podcast covers a specific health topic and features an interview with a top specialist. Medically Speaking podcasts are produced by the Communications and Public Affairs Department at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
||What is Nuclear Cardiac Imaging?||If you have a heart problem, your doctor may recommend a nuclear medicine test to get a better look at your heart and gain information about your heart's function. In this podcast, Vasken Dilsizian, M.D., explains how nuclear imaging differs from X-rays,||2/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Role of Specialists in Treating People with Kidney Disease||Chronic kidney disease can have a major impact on a person's health. While many primary care physicians treat people with kidney disease, their patients may benefit if their doctor collaborates with a kidney disease specialist. In this podcast interview,||1/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Carbon Monoxide Poisoning||Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can kill without warning because it is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Many people who are poisoned are affected while they sleep and are unaware that the toxic gas is being released. In this podcast, Robert E. Rosenth||12/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Helping Patients with Pain||When people are in the hospital, they may feel anxious and stressed about how their illness is affecting their families. Or they may be struggling with feelings of helplessness or a sense of being out of control. In this Medically Speaking podcast, Donna||11/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Genetic Counseling||If breast cancer or colon cancer runs in your family, you might consider genetic testing/counseling to determine if you have inherited a gene that increases your risk of developing the disease. Jessica Rispoli Joines, a genetic counselor at the University||10/18/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Urinary Incontinence in Women||Urinary incontinence is a common problem among women, especially as they age. However, there is a variety of effective treatments and women do not need to suffer with this problem. In this podcast. Dr. Leslie Rickey, a urogynecologist at the University of||10/4/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Patient Families and Stress Reduction||Having a loved one in the hospital can be a stressful experience. Beyond concerns about your loved one's health, there may be practical issues about paying bills or taking care of children or dealing with household chores and other responsibilities. In th||9/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Genes and Cancer||Genes can play a role in how tall you are, the color of your eyes or whether your hair is curly or straight. But genes also can play a role in your risk of developing cancer and other diseases. Jessica Rispoli Joines, a genetic counselor at the University||8/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Parkinson's Non-Motor Symptoms||People with Parkinson's disease typically have tremor, stiffness and slowed movements, which are physical effects known as "motor symptoms." However, neurologists are now focusing on some under-diagnosed "non-motor" symptoms, which include constipation, u||8/9/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Remarkable Story of Copaxone for MS||Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling disease of young adults. Many people who have MS today take medications to prevent relapses, and hopefully delay the progression of the disease. The approval of those drugs followed decades of painstaking re||7/26/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Carotid Endarterectomy||Fatty deposits are common in the carotid arteries, which are main pathways for blood to get to your brain. The build-up of this waxy plaque dramatically increases your risk for a stroke, so surgeons often perform a procedure called a carotid endarterectom||7/12/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Parkinson's Basics||Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects about one million people in the United States and Canada. This podcast covers some basic information about Parkinson's disease, including symptoms and treatment. The guest is Dr. William Weiner,||6/21/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trauma and Aging||Trauma used to be considered a "young person's disease." But with people living longer and staying active in their older years, the number of people over age 65 who have traumatic injuries is growing. These patients often have chronic health conditions or||6/7/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Carotid Stenting||For many years, surgery was the standard treatment for patients who had fatty deposits in their carotid arteries, which are the main pathways for blood into the brain. However, more patients may now be looking at stents as less invasive alternative to sur||5/17/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cervical Cancer||Cervical cancer once was the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. But the death rate - as well as the number of cases of cervical cancer - has declined dramatically because more women are having regular Pap tests to detect abnorma||5/3/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Endarterectomy vs. Stent||Results of a major national study, released in spring 2010, compared two methods for treating blockages in the carotid arteries, which are the main pathways for blood getting to your brain. Blockages in these arteries dramatically increase the chance for||4/19/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Interventional Radiology||Interventional radiologists use images, such as X-rays and CT scans, as tools to steer therapies through blood vessels to treat a variety of problems, ranging from uterine fibroids to brain aneurysms. In this interview with Sharon Boston, Dr. Ziv Haskal,||4/6/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ovarian Cancer||More than 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the United States, and about 14,000 die from the disease. It's been called the "silent killer" because the symptoms are vague and the cancer often isn't diagnosed until it has reached a||3/22/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dialysis Stent||Many people with kidney failure who undergo hemodialysis develop scarring at the site where the dialysis machines connect to their bodies. This scarring causes the blood vessels to become narrowed or blocked, which can impede blood flow. These patients ma||2/22/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alcohol and Pregnancy||In this podcast, Dr. Miska Terplan, an OB/GYN at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses the health risks of alcohol during pregnancy, including the effect of alcohol on both the baby and the mother. Dr. Terplan is also an assistant professor||Free||View In iTunes|
||Complementary Medicine and Cancer Patients||Many types of cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy or a combination of these. But, more and more patients are adding non-traditional therapies, such as acupuncture, yoga, Tai chi and herbal medicine, to their treatment re||Free||View In iTunes|
Great topics, respected doctors explaining medical issues so everyone can understand. Very well produced.
Great show but many episodes is not able to download
I'm a Korean-English interpreter and this show is really helpful when I prepare my interpreting in medical setting. But I couldn't download many episodes for some reason. Please advise. Thanks!