Tragedy in Tulsa

Dr. Cohen and Raya discuss the tragedy in Tulsa that resulted in the shooting death of two doctors, a medical assistant and a patient’s husband. Dr. Cohen also shares a story of another medical attack that occurred shortly after becoming a surgeon.

And, Raya reveals that her trouble getting to sleep has led to an increase in TikTok viewing so she shares some of her trending favorites — like all the ways you’re not supposed to sleep and a healthy recipe alternative to Coca-Cola that uses balsamic vinegar.

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Millennials and Their Avocado Toast

We hope you’re hungry because this episode is quite tasty! Dr. Cohen and Raya speak with LA local and new business owner Jack Della Femina, Co-Founder of Bravo Toast. The new hot spot cafe in Weho specializes in all sorts of toast but their claim to fame is the decadent Green Goddess. Jack shares the start of their business journey and chats with Dr. Cohen about his Grandfather a well known NYC advertising wizard!

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Imposters and a Goodfella

Dr. Cohen and Raya are on different coasts this week covering lots of things. Raya brings up some drama surrounding one of her favorite shows – Grey’s Anatomy. A writer for the long running series was subject to an internal investigation to determine if elements about her personal story like undergoing an abortion and chemotherapy, which are storylines she used in the series, were not accurate.

They also talk about the passing of actor Ray Liotta and remember some of his best work.

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Birthday Stories

It’s Raya’s birthday! Raya discusses being born premature, Dr. Cohen talks about the preemies he’s seen in the NICU, then the discussion leads to surrogacy and how IVF is becoming more popular. Also…there’s that creepy Netflix Documentary about a fertility doctor called Our Father that has to be mentioned. Happy Birthday!

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Showing Some Nurse Appreciation

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Dr. Cohen and Raya speak with two very special nurses in their lives who share compelling stories from their nursing careers. They discuss why they love being a nurse, the perks of being a travel nurse and what their work experience was like when Covid-19 first started to fill hospital beds.

Thank you to all of the nurses out there, you truly are our heroes!

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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month a good time to review the basics… Dr. Cohen and Raya share their go-to sunscreen brands and Dr. Cohen tells us an odd place he puts a little sunscreen. Raya asks Dr. Cohen all the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to sun bathing, skin cancer, and how to prevent getting skin cancer.

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Good Sam TV Show Review

Dr. Cohen and Raya started a new medical TV show, Good Sam on CBS staring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs. While they are intrigued to watch more, Dr. Cohen pointed out medical flaws and actions that would only happen in the scripted TV world and not at a real hospital.

Plus, Raya shares a new plant-based egg replacer called Just Egg and other health alternatives…very vegan friendly!

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Two Hosts Finally Meet In Person

Dr. Cohen and Raya reminisce on finally meeting for the first time! Raya joined Dr. Cohen and his family for their passover Seder and the two finally got to meet in the flesh. Raya talks about Coachella weekend and although she didn’t go, why she isn’t feeling FOMO over it.

They also discuss the Ohio doctor accused of overdosing patients with fentanyl, their views on on the new no mask mandate for travel, getting a runners high and speaking to the afterlife!

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The Unforgotten Families

Kim Gordon, Board Member and Advocate for The Unforgotten Families (TUF) joins the show! TUF is an advocacy organization created to be the voice, advocate and champion of medically fragile children and their families to provide solutions that improve overall quality of life in the home. TUF helps advocate for the Family CNA Program which allows family members to be trained, certified caregivers for their loved ones at no cost to the state or family members.

Dr. Cohen talks to Kim about her nursing career and starting out as a labor and delivery nurse, then (7:30 MINUTE MARK) they talk about TUF and why she chose to get involved.

To learn more about TUF, visit theunfortgottenfamilies.com.

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Migraines, Aphasia and the Bad Nurse Debate

Raya and Dr. Cohen speak about personal migraine struggles, then they discuss Aphasia (the neurological condition afflicting Bruce Willis) and what can cause it. 

They also debate the recent ‘bad nurse’ label that’s been given to a criminally prosecuted nurse for the fatal medical mistake she made. Dr. Cohen also gives his ‘movies on the plane’ reviews of Dear Evan Hansen and House of Gucci.

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