Episode 59: What To Know About The 4 Silent Killer Diseases


Episode Summary:

Learn what we know about these often undetected conditions: cardiac disease, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes (metabolic syndrome). We look back to relevant episodes and some important comments from our experts.

We also asked our producer Sean Fox for some of his favorite episodes from the past year.


 Episode 36.  Quick Virtual Workouts for Anywhere

Lauren Updyke, MS, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Trainer, Director of the University of Washington Whole U program.

Episode 6. Cardiovascular Health—How to Keep Beat with your Heart

Eugene Yang, MD: Cardiologist, Clinical Associate Professor, Cardiology, UW School of Medicine; Medical Director for UW Physicians Eastside Specialty Center, Governor of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Cardiology; Director of the Cardiovascular Wellness & Prevention Program at University of Washington 

Episode 15. What Everyone Should Know about Tobacco, Smoking, and Vaping

Sarah Ross Viles, MPH: Director of the Tobacco Studies Program University of Washington, former Chronic Disease Program Manager Public Health, King County, Washington.

Tim McAfee, M.D. Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Sciences University of Washington, Former Director, Office on Smoking and Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Consultant with the CDC Anti-Smoking Media Campaign

Episode 4.  Diet – Eat, Drink and Be Healthy 

Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., RD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program Public Health Sciences Division, Affiliate Professor University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology


Episode 27: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, and Other Common Endocrine Health Issues

Arthi Thirumalai, MD.  Assistant Professor, Endocrinology Division, University of Washington

Episode 16. Mental Health: Part 1—General Depression; Part 2—Deeper Depression, Suicide, and Suicide Prevention.

Daniel J. Singer Ph.D. Washington State Licensed Mental Health Therapist specializes in Counseling and Treatment of Mental Health Diagnoses. 

Dr. Jeffrey Sung, M.D. University of Washington Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Board certified psychiatrist at the University of Washington, the Pioneer Square Clinic, and in private practice.

Episode 10. Prostate Cancer:  A) Detection, Diagnosis, and PSA, B) Surveillance and Treatments

Daniel W. Lin, MD, Professor Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Chief of UW Urologic Oncology, and The Pritt Family Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research.        

Episode 52: Hiking, Backpacking, and Staying Safe in the Wilderness

Lee Jacobsen, JD. Lee is a Seattle attorney and avid hiker and backpacker. He is a founder of the Washington Hikers and Climbers Facebook group, an 8-year running FB hiking community of over 200,000 people in WA.

Tim Durkin MD. Tim is a physician with board certification in emergency and sports medicine based in Colorado. Dr. Durkin is the chief medical officer for Base Medical, a wilderness medicine education company, medical director for the San Juan National Forest, SAR program coordinator for Colorado Highland Helicopters, and a responder with La Plata County SAR in Colorado. He is a former paramedic and Eagle Scout with over 25 years of technical wilderness SAR experience. Dr. Durkin practices emergency medicine at a rural hospital serving Native Americans and occupational medicine for public safety agencies. Opinions expressed today by Dr. Durkin are his own and not official positions of any of his employers or affiliates. 

Episode 47: Dental Health and Care 

Gary Burt, DDS. Private practitioner for more than 35 years in Seattle, Washington, USA. Specializing in General and Family Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry, and Complex Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Episode 44: Grief, Grieving, and the End of Life

Jennifer R. Levin, Ph.D., MPH, MFT.  Trauma and grief therapist, marriage and family counselor with extensive experience in counseling and education on trauma, death and dying, bereavement, and loss.

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Episode 63: Let’s Examine This: Body Image and Eating Disorders

For this month we are collaborating with The Partnership for Male Youth, to share their amazing podcast, Let’s Examine This hosted by Dennis Barbour. We will be doing a collaborative episode with them in June for Men’s Health Awareness Month, so be sure to check out their show and we’ll be back with a new episode of The Original Guide to Men’s Health in June.

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Episode 62: Understanding Obesity, New Concepts and Therapies

Obesity is a chronic disease associated with related conditions such as cardiovascular disease(heart attack and stroke), type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. The current understanding of obesity demonstrates biological and environmental factors like economics and infrastructure, as psychosocial and developmental issues as essential contributors, and a newer understanding of their role in influencing the hypothalamus.

New treatment strategies and medications demonstrate opportunities for success in the management of obesity.New treatment strategies and medications demonstrate opportunities for success in management of obesity.

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In this two part episode we explore where the modern male finds himself. We review data demonstrating a trend of increasing gaps in educational achievement, increasing rates of male suicide, and addictions, the preponderance of males in the homeless population and the decline in males participating in key careers.

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