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Clinical Professor of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director of Men’s Health, Washington State Urology Society

Episode 37. Safe and Effective Vaccines for SARS COV2 (Covid19)

Scientists have been working non-stop to rid the world of Covid19. Amazingly, they achieved safe and effective vaccines in a mere 11 months. In this episode learn how and why the vaccines work to 1) protect us from infection, 2) reduce the threat of…

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Episode 36. Quick Virtual Workouts for Anywhere

In this episode learn how easy it is to develop a daily habit of a virtual, do anywhere, mood-elevating workout. After listening to the podcast, check out these videos from Certified Trainer Lauren Updyke: , ,      Guest:  …

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Episode 35. Understanding Covid19 (SARS-CoV-2) One Year In

Background and current Covid19 (& vaccine) information will leave you optimistic about and informed on: what science, public health, individuals & communities have achieved in our understanding of and fight against Covid19 in the past year….

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Episode 34: Back Pain

Back pain is usually short-lived and resolves with minimal treatment. But not always. Take care of your back by working on mobility, reducing risk factors and consulting with physical therapists or physiatrists if needed. Guest: Neelwant Sandhu, M.D..

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Episode 33: Religion, Spirituality and Health

What do you learn when a Rabbi, a Pastor and a Reverend zoom into a men’s health podcast? A lot! For example, there is cross-faith consensus: religion and spirituality play important roles in a holistic approach to health.

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Episode 32. Black Men’s Health: The National African American Male Wellness Agency (AAWellness)

We know a lot about health disparities: what and where they are. What can we do about them? This organization provides concrete and effective steps toward reducing disparities (in health care knowledge, access, clinical/vaccine trials) for Black men.

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Episode 31. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD manifests in several forms, but is recoverable with support. Support is the critical word here: talking about and working through the traumatic experience and triggers with trusted therapists, counselors, or others is key.  You are not alone.

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Episode 30: Health Inequity

The long standing and large disparity in longevity and life expectancy between Black and White Americans is hard evidence of serious health inequities. 

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Episode 29: Geriatrics: Aging of the Body and Mind

There is much you can do to watch out for, minimize, and manage the physical and mental changes that accompany aging.  Among other things, learn how deep sleep, Tai Chi, and social engagement (appropriately socially distanced social engagement of cour…

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Episode 28: Medical Genetics

Genetics is a growing part of health care, and  is used to identify heritable genetic variants that increase the risk of certain diseases and conditions, including some types of cancers. Among other things,

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