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

January 24, 2022 - 39 MIN

How Generic Drugs Became a National Security Threat

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Generic medications, which represent 90% of the prescriptions filled in the US, are largely manufactured overseas. Some leaders are questioning our over-reliance on pharmaceuticals produced abroad, saying it creates vulnerable supply.. Read More
Generic medications, which represent 90% of the prescriptions filled in the US, are largely manufactured overseas. Some leaders are questioning our over-reliance on pharmaceuticals produced abroad, saying it creates vulnerable supply chains that pose serious risks to national security. In this episode, scientist and entrepreneur Hitha Palepu explains the problem with generic drugs and what we can do about it.
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January 19, 2022 - 40 MIN

COVID-19: Is This Just Our Life Now?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives in many frustrating ways, for a lot longer than we'd hoped. Which begs the question: Is this just our life now? In this episode, Dr. Bob Wachter, chair of the University of California San F.. Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives in many frustrating ways, for a lot longer than we'd hoped. Which begs the question: Is this just our life now? In this episode, Dr. Bob Wachter, chair of the University of California San Francisco Department of Medicine, answers all the questions that have been weighing on our conscience. He also explains his predictions for spring and summer.
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January 17, 2022 - 50 MIN

Health Predictors: Zip Code vs. Genetic Code

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In this episode, Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton talks about her advocacy for a more equitable healthcare system. Dr. Hilton is an anesthesiologist at the University of Virginia and the first Black woman anesthesiologist at Medical University .. Read More
In this episode, Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton talks about her advocacy for a more equitable healthcare system. Dr. Hilton is an anesthesiologist at the University of Virginia and the first Black woman anesthesiologist at Medical University of South Carolina since it opened. Dr. Hilton’s work extends far beyond the walls of the hospital. She is a vocal supporter of health equity, advocating for underserved and marginalized populations. 
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January 10, 2022 - 54 MIN

Car Crashes Are No Accident

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In this episode, we talk with transportation and safety expert Debbie Hersman about how car crash deaths increased during the pandemic and examine why women are more likely to die in car crashes. Could autonomous cars be our solution.. Read More
In this episode, we talk with transportation and safety expert Debbie Hersman about how car crash deaths increased during the pandemic and examine why women are more likely to die in car crashes. Could autonomous cars be our solution? Debbie Hersman was previously Chief Safety Officer to Waymo, Google's self-driving car project. Before that, she served as the CEO of the National Safety Council and Board Member of the National Transportation Safety Board. 
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November 22, 2021 - 36 MIN

Women's Health Is Not a Niche

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In this special episode of The Heart of Healthcare, we talk with Julia Cheek about how women's healthcare needs are often ignored and how we can upend the paternalistic system to achieve health equity. Julia Cheek is the CEO and Foun.. Read More
In this special episode of The Heart of Healthcare, we talk with Julia Cheek about how women's healthcare needs are often ignored and how we can upend the paternalistic system to achieve health equity. Julia Cheek is the CEO and Founder of Everly Health, a fully integrated digital care platform.
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