HealthBytes Podcast Archive

A Cancer Journey (MP3, 2.4 MB) Audio icon

Vicki Riedel’s career as a fund-raiser for Emory Winship Cancer Institute all started when her 10-month-old baby was diagnosed with leukemia.

Mental Health and Public Health: Coming Together at Emory (MP3, 2.1 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Benjamin Druss of the Rollins School of Public Health on the intersection of public health and mental health. Keywords: Carter Center, Rosalynn Carter, mental health, public health, interdisciplinary.

Cardiac Arrest: How Your Quick Action Can Save a Life (MP3, 2.4 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Arthur Kellermann discusses a study showing that when cardiac arrest patients cannot successfully be resuscitated by emergency medical services in the field, lifesaving attempts to race them to a nearby hospital often prove futile.

From Patient to Nurse: Randy Evans (MP3, 2.6 MB) Audio icon

Randy Evans, a one-time heart bypass patient who went on to enroll in Emory's School of Nursing and eventually work at the Emory University Hospital Midtown unit that cared for him.

New Treatments for Critical Lung Injury (MP3, 2.6 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Greg Martin on acute lung injury and a new USDA funded study to establish new treatments for this condition, which typipically afflicts critical care patients and has a mortality rate of 40 percent.

Finding the Best Treatment for Depression (MP3, 1.9 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Boadie Dunlop on major depression and a new study designed to help doctors better judge which treatment will be most effective for a particular patient.

Emory Mini Medical School Series (MP3s) Audio icon

The Emory MiniMedical School, a course designed for consumers to emulate medical school experience, has been going strong since 1994 and thousands of Atlantans have graduated. The 2008 series was recorded. 11 of the lectures are available in podcast (MP3) format.

Diabetes Is Costing Us (MP3, 2.6 MB) Audio icon

Diabetes is taking a high toll on the United States -- in terms of money and in terms of lives. Learn more about diabetes from Dr. Venkat Narayan, co-director of the Global Diabetes Research Center.

Are You Running a Risk for Stroke? (MP3, 2.8 MB) Audio icon

Many people people believe that strokes are an inevitable consequence of aging or that only the elderly suffer from them. That's not true, says Dr. Michael Frankel of the Stroke Center at Grady Memorial Hospital. Learn your risk.

Stop Stroke from Striking (MP3, 3 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Michael Frankel of the Stroke Center at Grady Memorial Hospital on recognizing the signs of stroke and knowing how to respond -- and save lives.

After Iraq: Treating PTSD (MP3, 3.64 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Barbara Rothbaum of Emory University talks about on a study that uses virtual reality therapy and D-cycloserine to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in Iraq combat veterans.

Kidney Stones: The Basics (MP3, 3.58 MB) Audio icon

Dr. John Pattaras, a urologist with Emory University, talks about the cause and treatment of kidney stones.

Restless Legs Syndrome Research Breakthrough (MP3, 2.72 MB) Audio icon

An international team of researchers has identified the first gene associated with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a common sleep disorder affecting tens of millions of people worldwide.

Aging and Fitness (MP3, 2.65 MB) Audio icon

Learn to be smart about fitness as you age, with tips from Dr. John W. Xerogeanes, MD, Chief of the Emory Sports Medicine Center.

Disaster Planning (MP3, 3.35 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Alexander Isakov, an Emory emergency medicine specialist, on improving emergency preparedness in Atlanta, making the city ready for a mass shooting, pandemic flu, natural disaster or other crisis.

The Link Between Asthma and Obesity (MP3, 2.75 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Brian Taylor of Emory University Hospital Midtown (formerly Emory Crawford Long Hospital) on a study showing that obese patients with asthma are more likely to have severe asthma than those who are not obese.

Spine Surgery (MP3, 3.75 MB) Audio icon

Dr. Scott D. Boden, Director of Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center, discusses what you should know about spine surgery, including spinal fusion and artificial disc replacement.

New Innovative ACL Treatment Audio icon
Listen to Dr. John W. Xerogeanes, MD, Chief of the Emory Sports Medicine Center discuss new innovative ACL Treatment.
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

A Discussion About Ovarian Cancer Audio icon
Dr. Horowitz, MD, professor and director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Winship Cancer Institute, discusses what every woman should know about ovarian cancer.

25 Percent of American Women Have HPV Infection Audio icon
Dr. Ira Horowitz of Emory University and Dr. Eileen Dunn of the Centers for Disease Control discuss rates of HPV (human papilloma virus) in women and methods of prevention, including the HPV vaccine.