May 27, 2021
This episode is Part 3 of a three-part series on Gender Affirmation surgery. Specifically, phalloplasty, which is creating a penis typically using skin from a patient’s arm. In part one, I introduced you to the patient. In part two, we learned more about the complex procedure from Dr. Shubham Gupta. In this episode we learn more about the plastic surgery aspect of the procedure with Dr. Tobias Long from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s LGBTQ and Gender Care Services Clinic.
May 27, 2021
This episode is part two of a three-part series on Gender Affirmation surgery. Specifically, phalloplasty, which is creating a penis typically using skin from the patient’s arm. In part one I introduce you to the patient, Bobby Hillier of Toledo. In part two I talk with Dr. Shubham Gupta, a urologist with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s LGBTQ and Gender Care Services Clinic. He explains the complex surgery and the criteria needed for someone to become a candidate.
May 27, 2021
This episode is part one of a three part series on Gender Affirmation surgery. Specifically phalloplasty, which is creating a penis typically using skin from the patient’s arm. In part one I introduce you to the patient, Bobby Hillier of Toledo. He began his transition at age 18 and since then has been waiting for the day he’d be able to "make himself whole." This interview is his back story and the subsequent podcasts are with his doctors from University Hospitals LGBTQ & Gender Care Services Clinic.
May 17, 2021
May is skin cancer awareness month and for those of us living in northeast Ohio, getting a splash of sunshine is a welcome respite from our miserable winters. According to the American Cancer society more than 46 hundred Ohioans will develop Melanoma this year. That is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It is the 6th most common cancer in women and 5th in men. But there are other forms of skin cancer too and better ways to detect and remove them. This episode features dermatologist and skin cancer expert Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga of Apex skin care.
May 15, 2021
UPDATE: Governor DeWine signed bill that now allows children 12 and under to get COVID vaccine at a pharmacy. Those 12 and up can now get a vaccine at any provider in Ohio. (12 to 17 can only received Pfizer) In this episode six experts answer your questions relating to the COVID vaccines. You can learn more about our doctors and their specialties here: https://bit.ly/3eLymEG
From MetroHealth Dr. David Margolius and Dr. Kelly Gibson From University Hospitals Cleveland, Dr. Amy Edwards and Dr. Claudia Hoyen and from Cleveland Clinic Dr. Kristen Englund and Dr. Veronica Isaac.
WEBSITES: CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
May 5, 2021
This episode is with author, Dr. Brandy Schillace. She writes non fiction on death and dying, the history of science and steampunk. She just released a new book called 'Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher' A monkey’s head, the Pope’s neuroscientist and the quest to transplant the soul. The book is about well known Cleveland neuroscientist and surgeon, Dr. Robert White and his efforts to transplant the human brain/head. I had the privilege of knowing Dr. White, who passed away in 2010. The devout catholic was friend to two Popes and yes, he did transplant the head of a primate that lived for nine days. But that's just one part of a storied career that Dr. Schillace captures in her book. His science weaved through some of the biggest turning points in history, and not just medical history.
Dr. Schillace's books have been reviewed in Science Magazine, New York Times, Boston Globe, New Yorker and Wall street journal. She’s also the 2018 winner of the Arthur P. Sloan Science Foundation award and has appeared on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the museum and NPR’s Here and Now. She’s also editor in chief of BMJ’s Medical Humanities Journal.