The no-BS podcast about how to make healthcare suck less.

Join award-winning host Matthew Zachary every Tuesday and Thursday where he and his guests put a humorous spin on breaking down the jargon, using fewer syllables, and speaking human about what’s wrong with healthcare and what we can all do to make it less horrible.

Episodes

June 23, 2022 - 34 MIN

Vax On: With Avisha NessAiver!

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Tik Tok, immunity, misinformation, and more!
June 21, 2022 - 32 MIN

The Right Kind of Medical Nerd: Dr. Maulik Majmudar

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Today, I welcome Dr. Maulik Majmudar, a cardiologist, Chief Medical Officer, and Co-Founder at Biofourmis, a rapidly growing virtual care delivery and digital therapeutics company. He dropped by the studio to bond over fathering boy/.. Read More
Today, I welcome Dr. Maulik Majmudar, a cardiologist, Chief Medical Officer, and Co-Founder at Biofourmis, a rapidly growing virtual care delivery and digital therapeutics company. He dropped by the studio to bond over fathering boy/girl twins like me and to dive further down the rabbit hole of the modern-day train wreck that is America's fabulous healthcare system. Before his current position, Maulik was Medical Officer for a small, relatively unknown company named Amazon, where he led the development and launch of Amazon's first health membership service. As an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, he was responsible for the identification, validation, and implementation of digital health solutions to improve care delivery and the patient and provider experience. That sounds like mumbo-jumbo, but we really do get into what this means in our conversation. Follow Maulik on Twitter @mdmajmudar and enjoy the show.
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June 16, 2022 - 34 MIN

Vax On: Bieber Fever!

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Novavax delays, Ramsay Hunt syndrome 101, and unexpected Covid excuses.
June 14, 2022 - 35 MIN

Jessica Firger and That Time I Was on the Cover of Newsweek

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Remember that time I was on the cover of Newsweek? Great. If not, well, you do. Several people were responsible for taking the risk of bringing the young adult cancer movement's cause to the national spotlight, and Jessica Firger sit.. Read More
Remember that time I was on the cover of Newsweek? Great. If not, well, you do. Several people were responsible for taking the risk of bringing the young adult cancer movement's cause to the national spotlight, and Jessica Firger sits on that "Mount Rushmore." At the time, Jess was a senior health writer at Newsweek, but this award-winning health journalist has a storied career, having held posts at CBS News, CNN, Everyday Health, and others. On today's show, Jess joins me live in-studio for a genuine conversation about our current state of healthcare journalism, her perspective on society living with COVID-19, and the enormous burden patient advocates have laid in front of them to make healthcare suck less. Jess' writing has been featured in numerous national media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, newyorker.com, Elemental, TIME, New York Times, Marie Claire, Elle and Salon, and others. And she made appearances as an expert on MSNBC, BBC News, Fox & Friends, and NPR. In her time, she's covered a significant range of topics: The heavy burden of infectious diseases on public health; research that's altering how we understand and treat chronic medical conditions; the innovations that prove the future of medicine is happening right now; the social determinants of health; and the science behind wellness. Follow Jess on Twitter @JessFirger and enjoy the show.
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June 09, 2022 - 31 MIN

Vax On: Dysfunctional Data and Target Missing Targets

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Florida's COVID data audit, long COVID disabilities, and overstocked shelves.

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