On: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world Episode: 96 Date: 9 Mach 2020 Investigative reporter and author of “The Sports Gene” and “Range“. Key Subjects Sports, playing games: the voluntary acceptance of
On: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessons Episode: 107 Date: 17 April 2020 Historian and author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History”. Key Subjects 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed between
On: Comparing COVID-19 to past pandemics, preparing for the future, and reasons for optimism Episode: 106 Date: 13 April 2020 Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. focused on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity.
On: Fraud in the generic drug industry Episode: 71 Date: 16 September 2019 Investigative journalist and author of “Bottle of Lies”. Key Subjects: Generic and brand name drugs. Generic is a cheaper version of a brand name drug. Made either
On: COVID-19—Lessons learned, challenges ahead, and reasons for optimism and concern Episode: 102 Date: 31 March 2020 Background: Infectious disease epidemiologist. Key Subjects: Infection. Until there is a vaccine, 50-70% of the population may end up getting infected. Math does
On: Mitochondria, exercise, and metabolic health Episode: 85 Date: December 2019 Background: Researcher in sports medicine and performance, diabetes, cancer and critical care medicine. Key Subjects: Breakdown into six different metabolic training zones based on: Type of muscle fiber recruited:
On: COVID-19 (Continued) Episode: 99 Date: March 2020 Background: Scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. Key Subjects: No real sense of actual number of cases (% of population infected). Geographical
On: COVID-19 FAQ Episode: 98 Date: March 2020 Background: Internal medicine physician and co-author of Genius Foods. Key Subjects: Impact of limited healthcare capacity. Lack of ICU beds drives higher morbidity rate of COVID-19. Inability to provide appropriate care for
On: COVID-19 Episode: 97 Date: March 2020 Background: Scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. Key Subjects: COVID-19. One of three 21st century coronavirus pandemics: SARS (2003), MERS (2012), COVID-19 (now).
On: The pervasive effect of stress – is it killing you? Episode: 51 Date: April 2019 Background: Neuroendocrinologist. Key Subjects: Dual hormonal pathway triggered by stress stimulus: Immediate response – adrenalin: Triggers activation of parasympathetic nervous system. Secondary response –