The Life Apotheque
By The Life Apotheque
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The Life Apotheque is about pharmacy, music, and poetry. Each episode discusses basic pharmacology of a drug as related to a current issue (the debate on naloxone being available publicly, using vaccines to cure cancer) and contains a live musical recording as well as the reading of a poem. It's not medical advice, rather general dissemination of how exactly these chemicals work thrown in with catchy tunes and a variety of poetic works.
||Episode 10: Blocking Stage Fright||Why stage fright happens, what your body thinks is actually happening, and how we stop it from ruining your day. Music: Circle Game Musicians: The Lost Vikings Poem: Nature Morte by Sandra Lim Sources: The Wilderness by Sandra Lim,||7/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 9: Willow Bark to Fix the Heart (but not influenza)||How aspirin came to be and what it does for us even after 300 years of use. Except in influenza.||12/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 8: Acetaminophen Poisoning and Fairy Dust||How & why acetaminophen poisoning kills you, plus the wonderful drug we use to treat overdose. Music: Lovefool by The Cardigans Musicians: Ellen Birath Band Poem: The Painter Rearranges the Mirrors (1415) by Cole Swensen Sources: Caveau de la Huchette,.||9/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 7: Ebola and Health Systems||How Ebola is transmitted and why it’s causing such a huge problem in West Africa. Not much with drugs in this one, but some things are more important than chemistry. Music: 16 Tons by Merle Travis Musicians: Tracy on guitar/vocals,||8/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 6: Hepatitis C Part 2 – The Future Looks Good||New developments in the management of hepatitis C and the huge impact this will have on patients. Music: Snake River Prophets by Michel Musicians: Michel of WereBadger Poem: American Smooth by Rita Dove Sources: Kowdley KV et al.||8/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 5: Hepatitis C Part 1 – The Problem and Not Much of a Solution||The consequences of hepatitis C and the only drugs we had to manage it for 20 years. Music: Picture in a Frame by Tom Waits Musicians: MONA of Father You See Queen Poem: El Florida Room by Richard Blanco Sources: Ribavirin Package Insert,||7/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 4: Altitude||How altitude sickness happens and acetazolamide’s use in treating it. Music: Rock This House by B.B. King and Tin Whistle Musicians: The Swillbillies, Brian of Mason’s Tender Poem: Aylmer by Kirstin Sources: Zafren, K.||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 3: Vaccines for Cancer||A brief explanation of multiple myeloma, how measles functions, and why the measles vaccine could be used to cure cancer. Music: Stroll Through the Sky by Joe Hisaishi Musicians: Kirstin on piano Poem: The Beach at Sunset by Eloise Klein Healy Sources:.||6/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 2: Reversal||An introduction to receptors and the basics of drug function, how opioids were developed and why they take away pain, and how naloxone works. Music: The Old Home Place by The Dillards Musicians: Tracy on vocals/guitar, Brian on banjo-uke,||6/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 1: Transitions||A brief introduction to the podcast, including a description on what pharmacy residencies are and some musings on moving from training to an actual job.||6/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|