Texas Health collaborates with KRLD radio to produce a weekly podcast series, Well Being DFW with Scott Sams.
In each episode, Scott talks with physicians on the medical staff of Texas Health hospitals about various health care topics and what they mean for a healthier you. With subjects ranging from heart and vascular care to behavioral health to sports medicine, there’s something for everyone in this informative podcast series.
Episode 50: Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Mammogram
September 24, 2019
A mammogram is a non-invasive way to check for breast cancer and other abnormalities. But what exactly does a mammogram check for? Does it hurt and what kind of mammogram should you have? Join host Scott Sams as he's joined by Leslie Kibel, manager of the Kupferele Comprehensive Breast Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. They discuss these other important questions about mammograms and breast cancer.
Episode 49: 4-1-1 on Fertility
September 17, 2019
For some women, becoming pregnant comes easy. But for others, their dream of becoming a mom is more difficult. Join host Scott Sams as he talks with obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Priya Sureddi Patel, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. They'll discuss what fertility options are available and when someone should seek a specialist.
Episode 48: Not Too Young for Joints Replacement
September 10, 2019
Joint replacement surgery used to be a procedure mainly for people in their 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s but not anymore. Join host Scott Sams as he talks with guest Dr. Ajai Cadambi, a fellowship-trained adult orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth and Texas Health Hospital Clearfork. They'll discuss why younger patients are having the procedure as well as the technology behind joint replacement.
Episode 47: Heads Up: What you need to know about sports concussions
August 27, 2019
Concussions are a serious problem in sports. We routinely hear about these injuries in college and pro athletes. But did you know concussions are just as prevalent in young athletes? Join host Scott Sams as he talks with guest Dr. Damond Blueitt, a fellowship-trained sports medicine Physician on the medical staff of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth They discuss everything concussion.. including treatment options
Episode 46: Why your joints hurt and what you can do about it
August 20, 2019
As we age, it seems joint pains become more common. Is it an unavoidable part of getting older or can proactive measures help slow the hands of time as it relates to joint pain? Join host Scott Sams as he talks with guest Dr. Kwame Ennin, a board-certified orthopedist who specializes in hip and knee replacements, reconstructive surgery, and osteoarthritis care. They'll discuss joint pain and what can be done to reduce or even eliminate the problem.
Episode 45: Hip Injuries in Young Athletes
August 13, 2019
Being physically active is important in a child’s development. But just like adults, kids get injured. One common injury in young athletes that is often overlooked is hip injuries. Join host Scott Sams as he talks with guest Dr. John Christoforetti, a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. They'll talk about how to spot this kind of injury, how it’s treated and ways to prevent the injury altogether.
Episode 44: A Holistic Approach to Pain Management
July 30, 2019
We continue our discussion on pain management with Dr. Adeel Haq, an A-B-M-S Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Pain Medicine Specialist on the medical staff of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Host Scott Sams and Dr. Haq discuss pain treatment alternatives that rely less on medications and follow a more holistic approach to pain management.
Episode 43: Opioids and Pain Management
July 23, 2019
Chronic pain can be debilitating. It has often been treated with medications but this approach is changing in light of the opioid epidemic. Join host Scott Sams as he discusses new pain treatment options with Dr. Adeel Haq, an A-B-M-S Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Pain Medicine Specialist on the medical staff of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. They'll discuss alternatives to opiates, including a holistic approach to pain management.
Episode 42: Opioid Addiction
July 16, 2019
Opioid addiction is a health care epidemic with far reaching consequences. According to the CDC, more than 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. How did it become the public health emergency that it is today? Join host Scott Sams as he discusses this growing problem with Dr. Gary Malone, a psychiatrist on the medical staff at Texas Health Recovery and Wellness Center. They'll talk about opioids and some options for treating addiction.
Episode 41: Heart Health with your OB-GYN
July 9, 2019
An OB-GYN plays an important role in a woman’s health, including heart health. Join host Scott Sams as he talks with Dr. Priya Sureddi Patel, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. They'll discuss, among other things, women’s heart health and more uncommon OB-GYN related conditions that could impact your heart health.
Episode 40: Advances in Cardiovascular Health Technology
June 25, 2019
This week, the conversation continues with Dr. Tony Das, interventional cardiologist on the medical staff of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Listen as host Scott Sams and Dr. Das talk about advances in digital health technology, specifically around heart and vascular health. Find out what new technologies are available, how they work and how this is helping patients across North Texas and the world.
Episode 39: What is 'Vascular' in Cardiovascular?
June 18, 2019
In this episode, Well Being DFW host Scott Sams talks with Dr. Tony Das, interventional cardiologist on the medical staff of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, about vascular disease. They discuss who’s at risk, treatment options, and proactive steps that you can take to prevent it.
Episode 38: Seasonal Allergies
August 6, 2018
35 million Americans suffer from it every year. We're talking about seasonal allergies.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Dr. Todd Richwine, an allergist with Texas Health Family Care. They'll discuss what seasonal allergies are, what causes them and what steps you can take to combat that run-down feeling an allergy can bring.
Episode 37: Nurse Continuing Education
July 30, 2018
Nurses are a crucial part of health care. Aside from caring for patients, nurses are constantly learning new techniques and best practices to stay ahead of the medical curve.
Join our host as she talks with Joan Clark, chief nurse executive at Texas Health Resources. They'll discuss today’s environment of advanced nursing education and where it might be heading in coming years.
Episode 36: Midwifery
July 16, 2018
Health care has certainly changed in the last decade in terms of having a baby. But one practice that has remained constant through it all is that of the midwife.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Jenn Juve, a certified midwife who practices at Texas Health Cleburne. They'll discuss the changes she’s seen in midwifery and answer some common questions about the care they provide.
Episode 35: Medical Reunions
July 2, 2018
On today's podcast, we revisit those times when a patient comes back to the hospital to thank their caregiver.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Joan Clark, Chief Nurse Executive at Texas Health Resources. They'll discuss these emotional medical reunions and how they can serve as an important healing moment for the patient.
Episode 34: Firework Safety
June 18, 2018
July 4th is right around the corner.. so is the uptick in firework-related injuries.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Dr. Ralph Baine, a longtime emergency room physician at Texas Health Alliance. He’ll discuss the types of firework-related injuries he sees most in the E-R and when someone needs to seek medical attention for a firework-related injury.
Episode 33: Snake Bites
June 11, 2018
As winter turns to spring, critters of all kinds come out of hibernation, including snakes.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Dr. David Smith, trauma medical director at Texas Health Fort Worth. They'll discuss the types of snake bites he sees most and a few tips that might prevent a trip to the emergency room from one of these bites. Click here for additional resources to help identify North Texas snakes.
Episode 32: Postpartum Pelvic Pain
June 4, 2018
It's no secret that childbirth can be physically painful for the mother. Sometimes pelvic pain can linger after delivery.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Lucky Denenga, director of rehabilitation services at Texas Health Alliance. They'll discuss what kind of pelvic pain is to be expected after childbirth.
Episode 31: Watersport Safety
May 28, 2018
Heading to a lake or beach to beat the summer heat can be lots of fun. It can also be dangerous.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Amie Penrod, a long-time emergency department leader and patient facilitator at Texas Health Azle. They'll discuss the different types of injuries that are most common for water sports as well as helpful tips to keep you safe while playing in the water.
Episode 30: Drug and Alcohol Addiction
May 14, 2018
How do you know if your social drinking is getting out of hand or if a friend's recreational drug use is heading towards a dangerous spiral?
Join host Susy Solis as she discusses this sensitive topic with Dr. Gary Malone, a psychiatrist in Texas Health Resources' Behavioral Health division.
Episode 29: Do You Have a Cold or Allergies?
April 23, 2018
Do you ever have a cough, itchy throat or a runny nose? It could be a cold or it could be allergies.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Dr. Todd Richwine of Texas Health Family Care – Clearfork as they discuss how to tell the difference between the two and steps you can take to get back on your feet.
Episode 28: Connecting to Wellness in Your Community
April 16, 2018
If you live in or around a big city, health care likely is at your fingertips. But what if you live in a rural area far away from downtown?
Join host Aleshia Howe as she talks with Becky Tucker, vice president of Integrated Health Campuses at Texas Health Resources. They'll discuss Neighborhood Care and Wellness Centers that are providing rural patients with quality health care services close to home.
Episode 27: How Companies are Reducing Their Environmental Footprint
April 9, 2018
Being environmentally friendly goes way beyond recycling paper and many companies, including Texas Health Resources, are finding additional ways to reduce their environmental footprint.
Join host Aleshia Howe as she talks with Shaun Clinton, senior vice president of supply chain management for Texas Health Resources, about environmental sustainability and some interesting ways Texas Health Resources is reducing its energy consumption in some unexpected places.
Episode 26: Why are Opioids so Addictive?
Mar. 19, 2018
Opioid addiction is routinely in the news and has recently been declared a public health emergency in the United States. What is it about opioids that make them so addictive and so dangerous if abused?
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Dr. Gary Malone, a psychiatrist in Texas Health Resources' Behavioral Health division who has seen the rise in opioid cases through the last decades.
Episode 25: What is the Opioid Epidemic?
Mar. 5, 2018
Every day, nearly 120 people die from what is referred to as the silent killer in America.... opioid addiction. What is it about opioid addiction that makes it the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States?
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with Dr. Glenn Hardesty, a long-time emergency room physician with Texas Health Resources. They'll discuss opioids and how it has become such a public health concern.
Episode 24: Vascular Rehabilitation Therapy
Feb. 26, 2018
After someone experiences a heart ailment, they soon start cardiac rehabilitation to strengthen and improve their heart muscle. But did you know there is a new kind of rehab to get patients back on their feet and active again? It's called Vascular Rehabilitation.
Join host Aleshia Howe as she talks with certified cardiac and vascular nurse Deborah Bricker about this new kind of rehab and how it is being used at Texas Health.
Episode 23: Broken Heart Syndrome
Feb. 19, 2018
Traumatic changes in our lives affect us emotionally. But it can also cause physical changes in the body, including your heart.
Join host Aleshia Howe as she talks with certified cardiac and vascular nurse Deborah Bricker. They will discuss what is commonly known as Broken Heart Syndrome and how it can impact our health.
Episode 22: Hitting the Slopes: Ski Injuries
Feb. 5, 2018
For many, winter means riding the mountain snow. But it's hard to enjoy your ski trip if you find yourself in the Emergency Department.
Join host Susy Solis as she talks with sports medicine physician Dr. George Lebus. He’ll give us some insight on common ski-related and snowboarding injuries he sees.
Episode 21: Warming Up in the Cold
Jan. 22, 2018
If you were one of the millions of Americans who added ‘working out’ to your New Year’s Resolutions, you might be new to working out in the cold. Did you know there’s more need than ever to do proper warm-ups when the temperatures dip?
Join Dr. George Lebus, sports medicine physician on the medical staffs at Texas Health Fort Worth and Orthopedic Specialty Associates, a Texas Health Physicians Group practice, to hear why it’s important to warm up in the cold.
Episode 20: 2018 Health Care Outlook
Jan. 8, 2018
As the health care sector continues to improve on customer service and health care delivery, what changes can we expect to see in 2018? And how will consumers be affected?
Here to talk to us about what’s on the horizon in the health care industry in the new year is Aaron Bujnowski, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Texas Health Resources.
Episode 019: Corporate Social Responsibility
Dec. 25, 2017
Giving back to the community... It’s a philosophy that is no longer exclusive to just individuals. Companies are increasingly focused on building links to their communities. The growing trend is called Corporate Social Responsibility and it’s becoming more and more important to employees considering a job and to consumers when choosing which companies to give their business.
Join us today to talk about the phenomenon. Guests today include Texas Health Resources’ Felicia Williams, program director of Community Responsibility, Tania Curry, specialist in government and community affairs, and Audrianne Schneider, senior director of entity marketing engagement.
Episode 018: Physicians Lead Makes an Impact
Dec. 18, 2017
Why don’t more health care organizations have physicians in leadership roles? And why is it important?
Today’s podcast features Texas Health Executive Vice President and Southeast Zone Clinical Leader Dr. Mark Lester talking about a program he runs called Physicians Lead, which aims to equip physicians with leadership skills so they can take their bedside knowledge and help drive innovations within health care organizations.
Episode 017: Workforce Evolution
Dec. 11, 2017
From Baby Boomers to Millennials and Gen Z, it’s no secret that today’s workforce is diverse.
Join us today as Michelle Kirby, chief people officer at Texas Health Resources, talks about the importance of connecting with employees, trends in the workforce and how companies are adapting to a changing employee environment.
Episode 016: Explaining Trauma Levels
Dec. 4, 2017
Ever heard the term "trauma center?" Ever wonder what it means?
Join us today as one of our long-time Emergency Department physicians talks about what it means to be a certified trauma center and how it could play a big role in your life if you find yourself in need of emergency care.
Episode 015: An Evolving Health Care Coverage Sector
Nov. 27, 2017
There is likely no other issue that affects all of us like health care. Consumers want accessible, affordable and quality health care without breaking the bank – and with a changing health care coverage industry, leaders say that dream might soon become reality.
Today’s guests are Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources, and Jeff Cook, CEO of Texas Health Aetna. They will talk about the health care coverage landscape and offer some insight to possible changes ahead.
Episode 014: Do You Have the Hallmark Channel Holiday Blues?
Nov. 20, 2017
Somewhere in between carving the turkey and getting those stockings hung by the chimney with care, do you ever feel a little … stressed? The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of year for many Americans who are trying to measure up to the perfect family gatherings and holiday meals they see on TV and in movies.
Today’s guest is Andrew Carlton, Behavioral Health administrator at Texas Health Resources. He will share a few tips to deal with holiday stress – and perhaps stop it before it starts!
Episode 013: A New (Old) Way to Treat Sports Injuries
Nov. 13, 2017
At one point or another, most of us have experienced a strain or a pull, even a tear. Have you ever wondered what are the most common sports injuries? And what kinds of treatments are available? In today’s episode of Texas Health Out Loud, we’ll look at trends in the world of sports injuries – and we’ll talk about one specific treatment that is changing fast: ACL repair.
Today’s guest is Dr. Steven Singleton, orthopedic surgeon at Fort Worth Orthopedics and a physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth.
Episode 012: Big Innovations for Tiny Patients
Nov. 6, 2017
When a newborn baby needs treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, oftentimes the tried and true methods are the best option. But new advancements are changing the way care is delivered to these tiny patients. And that care in Texas Health NICUs includes Ziploc bags and gel.
Today’s guests are Stephanie Eidson, clinical education specialist at Texas Health Fort Worth and Lindsey Canon, director of Women and Infant Services at Texas Health Fort Worth.
Episode 011: What is the BRCA Mutation Gene and Are You at Risk?
Oct. 30, 2017
More than a quarter of a million new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year in the U.S. But what if you could know ahead of time if you are at risk for breast cancer before a diagnosis?
The BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation genes might just be the key to unlocking that ability.
Today's guest is Dr. Radha Iyengar, breast surgeon and medical director of the Breast Care Center at Texas Health Allen.
Episode 010: Answering the Call: Faith Community Nursing
Oct. 23, 2017
Sometimes health care has to transcend the walls of a hospital and reach out into the community to truly make a difference. No one knows this more than the team of skilled nurses at Texas Health Resources’ Faith Community Nursing program – a specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as well as the promotion of whole-person health and the prevention or minimization of illness within the context of a faith community and the wider community.
Today's guest is Caryn Paulos, director of the Faith Community Nursing program and Patient Education at Texas Health.
Episode 009: Is It Time to Squeeze in a Mammogram?
Oct. 16, 2017
Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer, but they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible. And did you know there is an ideal time you should get a mammogram? Join us as we talk about the importance of mammograms – and when you should make sure to squeeze one in.
Today's guest is Dr. Radha Iyengar, breast surgeon and medical director of the Breast Care Center at Texas Health Allen.
Episode 008: Bluebonnet Retreat Makes a Difference in Cancer Patients' Lives
Oct. 9, 2017
Anyone who has dealt with cancer knows it can – at times – feel like a lonely journey. Staff members at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB recognized this in the mid-90s and decided to do something about it. They founded The Bluebonnet Retreat, which is a free weekend camp for adults who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last five years. And since its start, it has continued to change people’s lives.
Today’s guest is Tammy Quattrochi, oncology nurse manager at Texas Health HEB and director of The Bluebonnet Retreat.
Episode 007: How Much Time Should I Wait Between Knee Surgeries?
Oct. 2, 2017
If you have ever had an issue with your knee, you know how it can impact your daily life and limit your mobility. It can even be debilitating. If the problem is severe enough, a knee replacement is needed. But what do you do if your condition requires a “double” knee replacement? Recently we sat down with an expert to get some advice on how to know when it’s time for surgery. It can be tough to know, but a clear indicator is when you can’t spend time doing the things you love.
Today’s guest is Dr. Daniel Wagner, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at Texas Hip & Knee, a part of Texas Health Physicians Group. He’s on the medical staff at Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. In addition, he is on the medical staff at Texas Health Hospital Clearfork, which is a destination orthopedic hospital location that is part of Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth.
Episode 006: Looking Upstream to Handle Health Care
Sept. 25, 2017
The picture of today’s health care environment includes hospitals, skilled nurses, physicians’ offices and clinics, but is that the whole picture? Physician by trade and nationally renowned speaker Dr. Rishi Manchanda says it’s not. Today on Texas Health Out Loud, Manchanda talks about his theory that the future of our health, and our health care system, depends on growing and supporting a new generation of health care practitioners who look upstream for the sources of our problems, rather than simply go for quick-hit symptomatic relief. These upstreamists, as he calls them, are doctors and nurses on the frontlines of medicine who see that health (like sickness) is more than a chemical equation that can be balanced with pills and procedures administered within clinic walls. They see, rather, that health begins in our everyday lives, in the places where we live, work, eat, and play.
Today’s guest is Dr. Rishi Manchanda, president and founder, HealthBegins and RxDemocracy.
Episode 005: The Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report
Sept. 18, 2017
Today on the Texas Health Out Loud podcast, we take a broad look at some of the services provided at Texas Health Resources that are outside of its hospitals’ walls. Texas Health just released its fifth annual Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report, a document that aggregates information regarding Texas Health’s social responsibility programs and community health improvement initiatives in 2016. This annual report, produced by Texas Health’s Corporate & Community Affairs department, also highlights the progress made to enhance Texas Health’s workplace and environment of care, minimize the company’s environmental impact and further strengthen its organizational sustainability. Tune in to hear about Texas Health programs that are taking aim at our communities’ overall wellbeing.
Today’s guest is David Tesmer, senior vice president of community engagement and advocacy.
Episode 004: North Texas Giving Day
Sept. 12, 2017
Today on the Texas Health Out Loud podcast, we are spot-lighting Texas Health’s role in North Texas Giving Day – a one-day-a-year fundraising opportunity on Sept. 14. When people donate to Texas Health Resources on North Texas Giving Day, those funds are matched dollar for dollar and are contributed to Texas Health’s 365 Fund – a fund that supports what Texas Health has identified as the greatest needs of those in need across North Texas. In past years, the 365 Fund has purchased web cameras to go in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit beds so parents can stay connected with their babies 24 hours a day, free mammograms, free medicine for those in need and much more.
Today’s guests are Laura McWhorter, vice president of the Texas Health Foundation, and Chris Skaggs, member of the Texas Health Foundation Board of Trustees.
Episode 003: Clinic Connect Program (Español)
Sept. 5, 2017
Hay un programa especial en Texas Health Resources que tiene como objetivo brindar atención médica a los miembros de nuestra comunidad que están mal atendidos. El programa se llama Clinic Connect. Únete a la anfitriona Susy Solis mientras habla con la invitada Catherine Oliveros, Vicepresidenta de Mejora de la Salud Comunitaria de Texas Health Resources. Aprenderá sobre el programa, cómo ayuda a nuestras comunidades y por qué es vital para los desatendidos en el norte de Texas.
Episode 002: Clinic Connect Program (English)
Sept. 5, 2017
Today on the Texas Health Out Loud podcast, we discuss a program near and dear to Texas Health: a new grant program called Clinic Connect. The program began in 2016 as Texas Health’s way of giving grant dollars to local charitable clinics to enable the clinics to provide care to patients in North Texas communities. Clinic Connect already has provided more than $700,000 to seven local clinics in its first year of operation with hopes to increase that number in coming years.
Today’s guest is Catherine Oliveros, vice president of Community Health Improvement at Texas Health.
Episode 001: SANE Program
Feb. 9, 2017
Today on the Texas Health Out Loud podcast, we discuss the very sensitive but important topic of sexual assault, specifically a designated program at Texas Health that cares for sexual assault victims. The program is called SANE, which stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. We have several guests on today's show to talk about the program.
Kat Gann - SANE Director
Kayla - Sexual Assault Survivor
Sergeant Patrick Welsh (retired) - Dallas Police Department
Loren D. Larkin, BSN, RN, BA, MA, CPEN
Renee' Donald, BSN, RN, CEN, CA-SANE, SANE-A - SANE Manager
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