The Sackler Family

ProtestOxyContin made the Sackler family billions but now, after 400,000 opioid deaths, it’s made them near-pariahs with even their philanthropy being rejected. Citing “vitriolic hyperbole” and “endless castigation,” David Sackler decided to tell his side of the story to Vanity Fair for the first time. We discuss this exclusive article and much more!

BONUS: We refer to one of our first podcasts on opioid abuse in this podcast and a fascinating interview with Dr. Peter Pressman – check out that podcast by clicking here: https://grossanatomypodcast.com/2018/09/19/episode-5/

Infertility & Sterility

Artificial InseminationAbout 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the CDC. Infertility is also used as a major plot line on the hit TV shows Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us. We discuss these shows and the realities of infertility & sterility and the increased use of IVF to help women conceive.

Big Mouth TV Spotlight

Now that Game of Thrones has concluded, there’s a new show that Dr. Cohen thinks is just as binge worthy and essentially more important — Big Mouth, a Netflix animated sitcom. Plus, we talk about Dr. Mike Varshavski, recognized as America’s Sexiest Doctor in 2015, he’s since gained over eight million followers online and used his viral fame to educate on health.

Netflix Animated TV Sitcom Big Mouth

Job Burnout

Job Burnout Gross Anatomy PodcastAccording to a recent Harvard report, burnout is “a public health crisis that urgently demands action.” With doctors reporting troubling symptoms: depression, exhaustion, dissatisfaction and a sense of failure. So, in this episode, we discuss some strategies to cope with job stress and avoid burnout. Plus, we get into some of our favorite TV and movie watches of the week.

Celebrity Medical Advice

celebrity medical advice
We discuss celebrities that broadcast their personal health and medical advice and how that can lead other people to ignore the advice of a doctor and delay necessary medical care. And, how people today are constantly Google searching for answers to their health problems — often sending them spiraling down a rabbit hole of worry and despair unnecessarily.

Paralysis & Disability Advocates

Tony Winner for OklahomaAli Stroker made history at the 73rd annual Tony Awards as the “Oklahoma!” actress became the first wheelchair user to win a Tony – which was a huge moment for the disability community in regards to representation. In this episode we talk about paralysis, how people with disabilities are portrayed in movies and discuss the journey of Dr. Cohen’s close friend that is an advocate and champion for disability rights.

The Hot Zone

Let’s talk about The Hot Zone! A new TV show that’s based on a true story and stars Julianna Margulies and Liam Cunningham aka Sir Davos. The show examines the origins of the Ebola virus, a highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest and its first arrival on U.S. soil. Then, we get into our favorite outbreak movies and naturally, the movie Outbreak.

So Many Things!

so many thingsIn this episode we discuss Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) which famous baseball player Bill Buckner recently died from and Robin Williams was said to have suffered from, and we try to understand the differences in Alzheimer’s and LBD. Then, we get into Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy performance verse the real Ted Bundy in The Ted Bundy Tapes, debate if the actress painted gold in Goldfinger really died or if it was a hoax and we applaud Ellen DeGeneres for her candid interview with David Letterman. It’s the show of so many things!