The Heart of Healthcare expands the traditional lens of what we think of as “healthcare” by exploring the social determinants of health, including our food system, housing, climate change, and more. Hear from the people behind the movements to better understand the underlying problems and discover how we can work together to solve them. 

Episodes

August 08, 2022 - 48 MIN

23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki is Bringing Genetics to the People

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Anne Wojcicki started 23andMe in 2006 to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information. In this episode, she shares the highs and lows of this journey including getting an FDA warning letter, going public, and genoty.. Read More
Anne Wojcicki started 23andMe in 2006 to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information. In this episode, she shares the highs and lows of this journey including getting an FDA warning letter, going public, and genotyping over 12 million customers. Plus, she shares why she thinks our healthcare system is a communist system, their role in the discussion of race, and how genetic relative surprises are remarkably common. Follow Anne Wojcicki on Twitter. Follow host Halle Tecco on on Twitter. Visit The Heart of Healthcare website for episode recaps. Visit offscrip.com/shows for more podcasts.
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August 01, 2022 - 35 MIN

Babies Eat One Thing, So Why Is It So Hard To Feed Them?

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. And this year it hits different. We have faced a severe shortage of infant formula, with an out-of-stock rate surging to 70%. While it's easy to say "just breastfeed!" — not everyone can bre.. Read More
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. And this year it hits different. We have faced a severe shortage of infant formula, with an out-of-stock rate surging to 70%. While it's easy to say "just breastfeed!" — not everyone can breastfeed for a variety of reasons, and we don’t exactly make it easy for working mothers. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Leila Strickland, a biologist, and co-founder of Biomilq. Biomilq is a women-owned, Bill Gates-funded infant nutrition company producing cultured breastmilk in a lab. Visit the Biomilq website. Visit The Heart of Healthcare website. Visit offscrip.com/shows for more podcasts.
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July 25, 2022 - 32 MIN

The Tampon Shortage, Period Poverty, and Menstrual Equity

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Nearly half of girls in the U.S. have lacked access to period products, and 1 in 5 have missed school because of it. With a tampon shortage and increasing costs, the problem is worsening and forcing girls to use unhygienic and unsafe.. Read More
Nearly half of girls in the U.S. have lacked access to period products, and 1 in 5 have missed school because of it. With a tampon shortage and increasing costs, the problem is worsening and forcing girls to use unhygienic and unsafe alternatives. And it doesn’t help that most states tax period products like luxury goods. In this episode, we discuss the movement for menstrual equity with Lynette Medley, the Founder & CEO of No More Secrets Mind Body Spirituality. Follow No More Secrets on Instagram. Follow host Halle Tecco on Instagram. Visit The Heart of Healthcare website for episode recaps. Visit offscrip.com/shows for more podcasts.
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July 18, 2022 - 8 MIN

Special Episode: Free the Pill, and Make It Free

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Last week, the first-ever application to the FDA was submitted to turn Opill birth control from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) status. Unintended pregnancies in the U.S. are at an all-time low, yet they still represent nearly.. Read More
Last week, the first-ever application to the FDA was submitted to turn Opill birth control from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) status. Unintended pregnancies in the U.S. are at an all-time low, yet they still represent nearly half of all pregnancies, and each one costs taxpayers over $9,000. In this short episode, I advocate for OTC birth control and the reason we should make it free. Follow host Halle Tecco on Instagram and Twitter. OffScrip.com/Shows
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July 11, 2022 - 44 MIN

The Founder of Impossible Foods Doesn’t Care About Food— He Just Wants to Stop Climate Change

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Patrick Brown, founder of Impossible Foods, doesn’t care about food. He just wants to stop climate change. And he knows the best way to halt global warming is to ditch meat from animals. A former Stanford Professor, Patrick Brown s.. Read More
Patrick Brown, founder of Impossible Foods, doesn’t care about food. He just wants to stop climate change. And he knows the best way to halt global warming is to ditch meat from animals. A former Stanford Professor, Patrick Brown started Impossible Foods at age 60 and has helped grow it to a multi-billion dollar company and household name. In this episode, we talk about his journey to save the planet and human health, and how food is just the vessel for that mission. Learn more about Impossible Foods on Instagram. Follow host Halle Tecco on Instagram. Visit The Heart of Healthcare website for episode recaps. https://offscrip.com/shows/
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Halle Tecco