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Episodes

Hear from doctors that are knowledgeable, relatable and bring you information for living a smarter, healthier life. Each episode you can expect an in-depth discussion about health trends with everyday-life application.

 
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COVID-19 Episodes

 
 
 
 
 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

As the COVID-19 vaccines begin to seek a broader audience, Drs. Gilpin and Shajahan answer many questions that still remaining, including questions about the distribution of the vaccine, but also common questions about the vaccine.


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First COVID-19 Vaccines

With the news that we now have two COVID-19 vaccine front runners, it's time to dive in and discuss the details of these vaccines. Just how safe and effective are these vaccines. And could this be our ticket out of the pandemic?


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Weathering the Pandemic

Our social habits have changed from spring to summer and now to winter… and the new cold weather will make pandemic life more difficult to escape. Hear how to get through the next few months by better managing your physical and mental health.


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Flu & COVID-19

Drs. Gilpin and Shajahan discuss what it will take for the U.S. to avoid a "twindemic" - the COVID-19 pandemic colliding with flu season - and why it's the most important year to get a flu shot.


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Return to School

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of a safe return to school has evolved into a complicated issue and it's stirred up a lot of passionate debate among public health experts, educators, politicians, parents and students alike.


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Coronavirus

Dr. Gilpin provides an update on COVID-19, including answering questions about masks, current precautions and where to get the latest information. Also included are answers to what exactly coronavirus is, how it's spread and how it can be prevented.


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Safe Care Episodes

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Labor & Delivery

What safety measures has Beaumont put in place to help protect newborns and their mothers and just what can you expect when you're expecting, at least when you come to the hospital or to the doctor's office?


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Diagnostic Care

The recent COVID-19 surge pushed pause on so many aspects of our lives. Now, there’s a renewed emphasis on getting the important, time-sensitive care you need, including diagnostic and screening exams like CTs, MRIs, mammograms and more.


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Family Care

What has the COVID-19 pandemic been like for primary care and family medicine physicians? How have doctor's offices adapted and how are they safely reopening? Dr. Richard Grucz joins the podcast to answer these questions and more.


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Emergency Care

As we begin to emerge from the tidal wave of COVID-19, we ask the important question: Is the emergency room safe? Dr. James Ziadeh, Beaumont emergency medicine, answers that question and more and shares his stories from the front lines.


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Surgery & Inpatient Care

Did the COVID-19 pandemic cause you to postpone or cancel a surgery or procedure? Dr. Jeffrey Fischgrund, Beaumont surgeon, joins the podcast to discuss how Beaumont is making surgeries and other procedures safe for patients and staff.


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Here For You

As the number of new COVID-19 / coronavirus cases decline, hospitals have taken extraordinary lengths to ensure patient safety. Learn what Beaumont is doing in our hospitals and clinics to provide safety and security for patients, health care providers and visitors.


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Community Health Episodes

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Medical Misinformation

People want trusted information, but it can be difficult to find. Joining the podcast is Mr. Robert Skinner, Senior Special Advisor in the United Nations Department of Global Communications, who'll provide tips for pushing back against misinformation.


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Gender Identity

Jay, 19, shares his transitioning story - the feelings, the process and everything else that comes with it. Also joining Jay on the podcast are his mother, Tejinder, and pediatrician, Dr. Maureen Kelly.


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Implicit Bias

Howard Ross, bestselling author and lifelong social justice advocate, joins Dr. Shajahan on the podcast to discuss implicit bias and identify ways to address it that’ll improve your ability to connect with others – personally and professionally.


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Bias & Racism

A follow up to our Implicit Bias podcast featuring Howard Ross, Dr. Shajahan and Howard continue their discussion on bias, racism, culture and more.


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VAPING

Vaping

There's an epidemic happening and it's targeting teens and young adults - vaping. Dr. Rita Patel, Beaumont pediatrician, explains the trends in e-cigarettes, what parents, teachers should know and how to keep young people away from vaping.


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OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic - how did we get here and where do we go from here? Bruce Hillenberg, Ph.D., a Beaumont pain psychologist, shares his insights and expertise.


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BULLYING EPISODE

Bullying Episode

Bullying knows no boundaries, so what would you do if your child was being bullied? Or what would you do if your child was the bully? Join our experts and guests as we get personal about confronting this nationwide epidemic.

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ZIP CODES

Zip Codes

Dr. Shajahan shares her passion for community health and explains why your zip code may matter more than your genetic code. What state has the highest life expectancy? Take a guess and then tune in.


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ACES

ACEs

ACEs refers to the prevalence and consequences of adverse childhood experiences and the health effects associated. Health psychologist, Jennifer Kowalkowski, Ph.D., joins the podcast to explain the test and what the results mean.


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General Health & Wellness Episodes

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Labor & Delivery: Making Shared Decisions

Why is shared decision-making so important in pregnancy and childbirth? Dr. Kurt Wharton, a Beaumont OB-GYN, explains what shared decision-making is, its benefits, and the latest on COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy.


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Fourth Trimester

This refers to the time right after birth to the first three months of life for your infant, which can be a difficult time for parents. We talk about postpartum blues versus postpartum depression, how to adjust to your life with a newborn and much more.


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Back Pain

An estimated 80-90% of the population will experience back pain at some point. Back pain is more than just a nuisance, it's a major health problem for men and women of all ages. We discuss the origins of back pain, surgical and non-surgical treatments and more.


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Flu

Grab your tissues and stock up on vitamin C and zinc. The HouseCall Podcast has the answers to your burning flu and flu shot questions.


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Better Sleep

When was the last time you had a refreshing eight hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep? If it’s been a while, this episode is for you. Hear tips on how to improve your sleeping habits and find out how much sleep you really need.


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How to be a Hero

Grab your headphones, queue The Fray and join Drs. Gilpin and Hope as they discuss how to save a life.


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TRAVEL HEALTH

Travel Health

Before you start taking those selfies and pictures of your feet on the beach, Dr. Joel Fishbain, Beaumont infectious diseases, packs your bags with the knowledge you need to keep you and your family safe, healthy and disease-free on vacation.


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HEADACHES & MIGRAINES

Headaches & Migraines

What's the difference between a headache and a migraine and how can they both be avoided? Dr. Matt Voci, a Beaumont neurologist, answers questions about managing and treating these conditions.


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UNMENTIONABLES

Unmentionables

Pelvic pain. Bladder and bowel control. Sexual dysfunction. Issues that need answers, but are often uncomfortable to ask about. Dr. Peters joins the podcast to discuss each of these topics and provide solutions.


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CARING FOR AGING PARENTS

Caring for Aging Parents

Dr. Shajahan shares her personal experience of caring for her parents as they age. Marcia Filek, an expert on geriatric care, shares insights on how to know when a parent may need help, how to have that conversation and what resources are available.


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HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

Hospice & Palliative Care

In this *bonus* episode of the podcast, we take a deeper dive into caring for aging parents. Drs. Chmielewski and Muckey provide useful insight on geriatric and palliative care.


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GENETIC TESTING

Genetic Testing

Dr. Dana Zakalik, Director of Beaumont's Genetics Program, joins the podcast to discuss the latest trend of home genetic testing - when it's beneficial and what are the potential flaws. Explore more about your health through the lens of genetics.


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DIABETES

Diabetes

A diabetes diagnosis carries a lot of questions and uncertainty. Dr. Michael Brennan, Beaumont endocrinologist, joins HouseCall to clarify what a diagnosis means, treatments, tests and more.


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INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Infectious Diseases

Dr. Gilpin digs into antibiotic resistance, Zika virus, hepatitis A and more. He also attempts to answer the question he often gets asked, "Infectious disease physician... what does that mean?"


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HEART HEALTH

Heart Health

Heart health expert Barry Franklin, Ph.D., shares his "crash course" for heart health and Deanna Lites, WWJ health reporter, describes her personal experience with heart disease.


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PROTON THERAPY

Proton Therapy

Tracy opens HouseCall with his cancer story - from discovery to research to proton therapy treatment. Dr. Stevens, radiation oncologist, breaks down this revolutionary treatment method.


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Embarrassing Symptoms

"Oh by the way..." Drs. Gilpin and Shajahan help answer questions about symptoms and conditions that people don't often like to discuss with their doctor - sweating, gas, rashes and more.


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MAILBAG

Mailbag

Our hosts are reunited to answer listener questions - headaches, music therapy, tips for navigating your health and more. Drs. Gilpin and Shajahan also look ahead at upcoming episode topics.


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BREAST HEALTH

Breast Health

Risk factors, detection, screening, treatments, prevention and support - a lot goes into a breast cancer diagnosis. Dr. Lisa Awan joins the podcast to dispel mammography myths and explain all the decisions that go into screening and prevention.


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FERTILITY

Fertility

Dr. Shajahan welcomes Dr. Brad Miller, reproductive endocrinologist, to the HouseCall Podcast to talk about fertility and offer hope, advice and comfort and honesty about what to expect when you're not expecting.


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TICKS & LYME DISEASE

Ticks & Lyme Disease

How worried should you be about ticks? What are the biggest concerns surrounding Lyme disease? Let's separate Lyme disease fact vs. fiction with Dr. Matthew Sims, Beaumont infectious diseases specialist.


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Diet, Exercise & Sports Episodes

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Exercise

Exercise - it's either a dreaded word or a word that resonates with invigoration. In general, we're not getting enough exercise. In this episode, we discuss the benefits of exercise, how to get back into exercising and how to make it a habit.


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Concussions

Dr. Gilpin welcomes a concussion expert to the podcast to discuss how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion, what to do (and not to do!) after a concussion and its prognosis and long-term effects.


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Biking

Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition, joins the podcast to share how biking is changing the landscape of Detroit and the many health benefits of biking and importance of bike safety.


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Supplements

In this episode, we discuss the different kinds of supplements - including vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements - the good, the bad and the overrated. Michelle Davila, naturopathic physician, helps explore the topic.


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FAD DIETS

Fad Diets

Dr. Wendy Miller provides expertise on the latest fad diets including keto, paleo, plant-based and more. Emile Muallem, an OUWB medical student, shares his personal experience with weight gain and subsequent weight loss.


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SPORTS MEDICINE

Sports Medicine

A personal tale of a weekend warrior gone wrong. Dr. Bishai, orthopedic surgeon, joins the HouseCall to talk all things sports injuries and, more importantly, how to treat them.


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Mental Health Episodes

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Anxiety

Statistics show that nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. experience an anxiety disorder. In this episode, we delve into the causes and types of anxiety, as well as how to handle an anxiety or panic attack.


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Grief & Option B

Dr. Shajahan interviews author Vivian Nunez, founder of Too Damn Young, an online community for teens and young adults who’ve experienced a loss. They discuss resilience, grief and how to live with Option B.


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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is depression as it relates to changes in seasons. Sheala Jafry, Beaumont family medicine physician, shares the who, what, where, when and why of SAD and, most importantly, how to identify and treat it.


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STRESS & BURNOUT

Stress & Burnout

Who does burnout and stress affect the most, why is it so common and what can be done about it. Drs. Peggy Nowak and Jason Gilleran join the podcast to discuss.


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SUICIDE & DEPRESSION

Suicide & Depression

1 death every 12 minutes in the United States. Dr. Shajahan navigates our expert panel through a tough, but important, discussion on depression and suicide - including trends, symptoms and a personal testimonial.


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MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? Can it help improve anxiety? Treat depression? Decrease chronic pain? Learn all this and more from Ruth Lerman, M.D., an experienced, certified teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction.


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ADHD

ADHD

With experts from Beaumont's Center for Human Development, we discuss ADHD and sensory challenges, including how to know if your child needs an assessment, what to do with those results and what resources are available.


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GETTING UNSTUCK

Getting Unstuck

We've all had an experience where it seems like we're not moving. We're holding onto something, or no matter what we do, it just doesn't seem to be advancing us. How do you know if you're "stuck" and, most importantly, how can you free yourself?


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LONELINESS

Loneliness

We're living in an increasingly social world, yet rates of loneliness are rising. Dr. Shajahan wants to know what's up with that. She's invited Betty Priskorn, community health expert, to get to the bottom of loneliness.


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Have a suggestion for an upcoming episode topic? Email podcast@beaumont.org