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

September 26, 2022 - 41 MIN

The Crooked Truth About D2C Dentistry Startups

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The number of online companies offering mail-order invisible aligners is booming. But this orthodontist says some are ruining people's teeth and harming their overall health. In this episode, orthodontist and entrepreneur Dr. Ingrid .. Read More
The number of online companies offering mail-order invisible aligners is booming. But this orthodontist says some are ruining people's teeth and harming their overall health. In this episode, orthodontist and entrepreneur Dr. Ingrid Murra, talks about the state of venture-backed dentistry. Dr. Murra is the Founder & CEO of Two Front, a digital health startup bringing next-generation orthodontics to the market.
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September 19, 2022 - 37 MIN

Sounding the Alarm on Forever Chemicals

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It’s in our water, our food, and so many other products we use on a daily basis, from non-stick pans to popcorn bags. Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals”, have been linked t.. Read More
It’s in our water, our food, and so many other products we use on a daily basis, from non-stick pans to popcorn bags. Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals”, have been linked to a variety of health conditions including cancer, infertility, birth defects, developmental delays, asthma, allergies, cardiovascular disease, obesity and more. In this episode, we talk to one of the world’s leading environmental health scientists and advocates Arlene Blum, who is the founder and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. Learn more about the Green Science Policy Institute. Visit the Heart of Healthcare website.
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September 12, 2022 - 37 MIN

Is This the Pandemic Era?

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In this episode, I sit down with epidemiologist Jessica Malaty Rivera to discuss Monkeypox, Polio, COVID, and why pandemics are becoming more common. Jessica serves as the Science Communication Lead for The COVID Tracking Project.. Read More
In this episode, I sit down with epidemiologist Jessica Malaty Rivera to discuss Monkeypox, Polio, COVID, and why pandemics are becoming more common. Jessica serves as the Science Communication Lead for The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, a Research Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, an Infection Preventionist at Netflix, and a Senior Advisor to the Pandemic Prevention Institute at the Rockefeller Foundation. This episode was recorded at the Rock Health Virtual Summit. Follow Jessica Malaty River on Instagram. Follow Halle Tecco on Instagram. Visit The Heart of Healthcare website for lots of goodies!
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September 05, 2022 - 33 MIN

The Work That Makes All Other Work Possible

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Caregiving is the work that makes all other work possible, but it doesn’t always get the respect it deserves -— whether it’s done by an employee or a family member. Ai Jen Poo believes that we should make care policies like fam.. Read More
Caregiving is the work that makes all other work possible, but it doesn’t always get the respect it deserves -— whether it’s done by an employee or a family member. Ai Jen Poo believes that we should make care policies like family leave, child care, and child tax credits part of our public infrastructure. As investments in the future of the economy. Ai-Jen Poo is a next-generation labor leader, award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement. She is the President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority, and Trustee of the Ford Foundation. Ai-Jen is a nationally recognized expert on elder and family care, the future of work, and gender equality. Follow Ai-Jen Poo on Twitter. Follow host Halle Tecco on Twitter. Visit The Heart of Healthcare to learn more about our $25,000 grant challenge.
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August 29, 2022 - 42 MIN

Dr. Jennifer Lincoln Isn’t Afraid to Talk About Abortion

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With a community of 2.8 million followers on TikTok, Dr. Jennifer Lincoln is using social media to educate and bust the (many) myths surrounding reproductive health and abortion. Dr. Lincoln is a board-certified OBGYN who is passiona.. Read More
With a community of 2.8 million followers on TikTok, Dr. Jennifer Lincoln is using social media to educate and bust the (many) myths surrounding reproductive health and abortion. Dr. Lincoln is a board-certified OBGYN who is passionate about helping people understand their bodies and feel empowered to advocate for themselves. She is the author of Let's Talk About Down There: An OBGYN Answers All Your Burning Questions Without Making You Feel Embarrassed for Asking. Follow Dr. Lincoln on TikTok. Visit The Heart of Healthcare to learn more about our $25,000 grant challenge. Visit offscrip.com/shows for more podcasts.
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Hosted By:

Halle Tecco