The Fix (40min) Radiolab podcast: This episode we take a sober look at the throbbing, aching, craving desire states that return people (again and again) to the object of their addiction … and the pills that just might set them free.
A Doctor's Love Affair with Vicodin (25min) “Medicine is a land of opportunity for a drug addict.” Take Dr. Peter Grinspoon’s word for it. The Harvard-trained physician spent years abusing painkillers, infatuated with the feeling of euphoria that he got from the drugs. This is the story of his addiction and recovery.
Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Medicine Listen as our esteemed guest Dr. Utibe Essien MD, MPH @UREssien walks us through key terminology and evidence necessary to understand anti-Black racism in medicine. Dr. Essien provides insights into ways that racism impacts our work in the clinical and academic settings and offers approaches for addressing anti-Black racism in these settings.
America's Caste System / Caste issues in Silicon valley (17min) In this Planet Money episode, a short version of a longer podcast airing, we learn about the issue of caste discrimination happening here in the US - discrimination that has bridged an ocean to show up in Silicon Valley. This is a different way to view racial bias/racism - and it is connected to the larger conversation in the US (if interested, see here: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/04/898574852/its-more-than-racism-isabel-wilkerson-explains-america-s-caste-system).
Clinical care for Obesity and Diet Related illnesses needs more attention to Societal Determinants of Health Article from NEJM website about how despite rates of obesity starting to level off overall, the lowest income and minority populations continue to show a sharp increase. A focus on those factors as contributory needs to be a part of the discussion.