Health Views with Deb Friesen, MD
Thanksgiving Food As Medicine with Linda Shiue, MD

Thanksgiving Food As Medicine with Linda Shiue, MD

November 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re excited to release a shorter version of this fantastic discussion on nutrition and healthy eating with Dr. Linda Shiue just-in-time for your holiday menus.  

Redefining Work with Heather McGowan

Redefining Work with Heather McGowan

October 24, 2022

Our October Health Views guest is Heather McGowan! Heather is a future-of-work strategist, thought leader, researcher, author, and is one of the leading voices on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Listen to this powerful episode to hear Heather’s perspectives on how the pandemic impacted the future of work and why she’s so optimistic about what’s coming next.

Thriving Schools with Annie Reed, DrPH, MPP

Thriving Schools with Annie Reed, DrPH, MPP

September 9, 2022

Listen to this great Health Views episode to learn about Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools initiative, which aims to support schools and districts across the country to ensure that teachers, staff, and students have the support they need to thrive — in learning and in health. Annie Reed, Executive Director of Thriving Schools & Communities at Kaiser Permanente is an expert in thinking about the policy, systems and environmental changes that help ensure kids, teachers and school staff can be at their best. Additionally, she works with schools to strive for better outcomes and identifies solutions to increase resilience.

Promoting Inclusiveness and Diversity in Medical Education with Dean Mark Schuster, MD, PhD

Promoting Inclusiveness and Diversity in Medical Education with Dean Mark Schuster, MD, PhD

August 18, 2022

Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine has been founded to educate future leaders in the transformation of healthcare delivery and addressing of health equity issues. During this Health View’s episode, you’ll hear from Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, the school’s Founding Dean and CEO, which opened its doors and welcomed its inaugural class in July 2020. During this fascinating interview, Dr. Schuster proudly shares his passion for innovation, inclusivity, and commitment to improving the health and well-being of patients and communities by leading one of the most diverse medical schools in the nation. Listen on to also hear Dr. Schuster describe the school’s core mission, vision and values, and its clinical learning which draws from the expertise of Kaiser Permanente.  

Supporting Children’s Mental Health by Building an Inclusive and Healthy Workplace for Parents with Marti Bledsoe Post

Supporting Children’s Mental Health by Building an Inclusive and Healthy Workplace for Parents with Marti Bledsoe Post

July 19, 2022

There’s been a lot of news about how the pandemic has triggered a youth mental health crisis. Parents in the workplace may feel divided between childcare and work, resulting in decreased workplace productivity, additional strain on a remote workforce, as well as additional costs for both employee and employer. Marti Post, Executive Director of the On Our Sleeves movement at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, recently joined Dr. Deb to talk about ways to encourage positive actions employers can take to support children’s mental health.

Learning the ABCs of Behavior Change with BJ Fogg, PhD

Learning the ABCs of Behavior Change with BJ Fogg, PhD

June 9, 2022

We’re bringing Stanford University Behavior Design Lab Founder/Director and New York Times bestselling author, BJ Fogg, PhD back in this abridged interview. Dr. Fogg shares how to build healthy habits by tapping into positivity and the importance of celebrating one small change at a time. If you’re interested in listening to the full recording scroll down to our sixth episode launched on May 13, 2021.

Examining Black Maternal Health Inequities with Amanda Williams, MD

Examining Black Maternal Health Inequities with Amanda Williams, MD

April 7, 2022

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to focus on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and reducing health inequities. We also want to acknowledge Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17 which explores causes and solutions to the staggering statistic that Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. During this national observance, Dr. Deb sits down with a special guest, Dr. Amanda Williams. Dr. Williams is a practicing Ob/Gyn, the Assistant Chair of Chiefs for Maternity with The Permanente Medical Group and serves as the Maternity Director for Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center. In this compelling episode, Dr. Williams discusses her dedication and years of experience exploring inequities in care affecting Black mothers and the complex factors driving them.

Practicing Culinary Medicine with Linda Shiue, MD

Practicing Culinary Medicine with Linda Shiue, MD

March 7, 2022

During National Nutrition Month, it’s important to recognize food as medicine which is the focus of this month’s Health Views discussion with Linda Shiue, MD. Dr. Shiue is a Kaiser Permanente internist and professionally trained chef who founded the Thrive Kitchen, a teaching kitchen with hands-on cooking classes to improve the health of patients and her community. Dr. Shiue believes that the best medicine is prevention and that you can cook your way to better health and wellness.

Go to Dr. Shiue’s Facebook page to read more about culinary medicine, www.Facebook.com/TheDoctorsSpicebox and check out Dr. Shiue’s debut cookbook, Spicebox Kitchen to try her delicious globally-inspired recipes.

Saving Lives with Yung-Mee Park, MD, Bone Marrow Donor Advocate and Kaiser Permanente Physician (Part #2)

Saving Lives with Yung-Mee Park, MD, Bone Marrow Donor Advocate and Kaiser Permanente Physician (Part #2)

August 30, 2021

In our two-part bone marrow donation series, Dr. Deb talks to two women who have remarkable stories. Together they partner on Will You Marrow Me?, a bone marrow awareness program that encourages racially and ethnically diverse populations to register as donors. In part two, Dr. Deb interviews Dr. Yung-Mee Park, a strong bone marrow donor advocate, donor, and Kaiser Permanente family care physician. 

 

There’s a national shortage of bone marrow donations among minorities and biracial populations, with 70% coming from Caucasian donors. Unfortunately, thousands of patients diagnosed with blood cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma, don't have a genetic match and desperately wait for a life-saving bone marrow donation. Please join the Be The Match registry at https://bethematch.org/kaiserpermanente and save a life today! 

Saving Lives with Mika Yoshino, Will You Marrow Me? Founder and Bone Marrow Donation Advocate (Part #1)

Saving Lives with Mika Yoshino, Will You Marrow Me? Founder and Bone Marrow Donation Advocate (Part #1)

July 22, 2021

In our two-part bone marrow donation series, Dr. Deb talks to two women who have remarkable stories. Together they partner on Will You Marrow Me?, a bone marrow awareness program that encourages racially and ethnically diverse populations to register as donors. In part one, Dr. Deb interviews Mika Yoshino, Will You Marrow Me? founder, bone marrow donation advocate, and a director on Kaiser Permanente’s Digital Experience Center team.

 

There’s a national shortage of bone marrow donations among minorities and biracial populations, with 70% coming from Caucasian donors. Unfortunately, thousands of patients diagnosed with blood cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma, don't have a genetic match and desperately wait for a life-saving bone marrow donation. Please join the Be The Match registry at https://bethematch.org/kaiserpermanente and save a life today! 

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