Health & Pop Culture News

SwedenSweden isn’t taking precautions like most other countries and has resisted lockdown restrictions to stop the Coronavirus outbreak. We discuss why Sweden is accused of dangerously pursuing “herd immunity” and what that means for the people who live there.

In lighter pop culture news… we discuss how movie and tv casts (Parks & Rec, Goonies, That Thing You Do!) are reuniting to do new zoom episodes or recreations of their famous work — and what casts we wish would reunite. We also come to the realization that Val Kilmer might be our favorite character actor, he is the Iceman!

Josh Homme Joins the Show!

Josh Homme is a singer, songwriter, producer and founding member of the bands Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal. So… why would Josh agree to be on our show? The truth is, Dr. Cohen and Josh met at a hospital over ten years ago and have kept in touch ever since. We talk about how they first met and get into movies, tv, music, fatherhood and so much more.

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NOTE: Josh was nice enough to call-in so we could do a Zoom interview while Los Angeles is still under quarantine lock down. We are doing our best with the sound quality options we have available to us and promise to bring you more in-person interviews as soon as we’re able.

Dr. Edna Ma Joins the Show!

Edna Ma MD_Gross Anatomy PodcastDr. Edna Ma joins the show via Zoom! This week we are staying quarantined but super excited to still have our special guest, who is an author, Survivor contestant, entrepreneur featured on Shark Tank and an anesthesiologist. We talk with Dr. Ma about all of these things and try to understand how she is able to do so much. Listen now and get inspired!

How Doctors Are Coping

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, we discuss how doctors are able to cope and remain calm while at work. We also examine what Bill Gates had to say in his 2015 Ted Talk: ‘The next outbreak, we are not ready?’ to what is actually happening today.

AND, check out our top picks in good news and entertainment section below.

GOOD NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT…

  • John Krasinski is back with a new SGN segment:

  • For a spark of joy, watch Matthew McConaughey host online bingo:
  • And, finally, Saturday Night Live brings us a new show while keeping quarantined. This sketch shows what most of us can now relate to, the obstacles of Zoom conferencing

 

 

 

What’s Happening Now?

Dr. Cohen updates listeners on his experience at hospitals that are treating Covid-19 patients. Then, we discuss how we feel like we are in one of the science fiction movies or TV shows we discussed in the past, long before we knew Coronavirus was coming.

We also debate about the current air quality in LA and how its changed since the dramatic decline in traffic. And, we provide a few ideas on what to do, make and watch while in quarantine!

PLUS, as promised, below are some of our favorite entertainment clips and news that’s good!

GOOD NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT…

  • Jimmy Fallon Asks Twitter to Change Movie Titles into Quarantine Titles — this one’s our favorite response:Twitter
    Check out the rest of the movie titles here:
    https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/fallon-movie-titles-hashtags

  • Some Good News, Bill Gates has just announced that he and his foundation are accelerating the COVID-19 response effort by building factories for all seven of the most promising vaccines currently in development. Gates discussed the initiative during his at-home interview with The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah:
  • And, finally, Adam Sandler’s Quarantine Song

 

 

What’s Going On?

What's Going On_Gross Anatomy PodcastWhat’s going on inside hospitals during the Coronavirus? Dr. Cohen explains the changes he’s seen, including some of the new patient care guidelines being implemented at hospitals, and how Telehealth is being utilized. PLUS, what’s going on in good news! Yes, there is some good news out there that will make you feel better than watching Tiger King.

LINKS TO SOME OF OUR FAVORITE GOOD NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT SITES PROVIDED BELOW THE PODCAST!

GOOD NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT SITES…

  • Good News Networkhttps://www.goodnewsnetwork.org – is packed full of good news stories, some that are informative, and some that will just make you smile like this post: Jimmy Fallon Asks Twitter to Describe Their Quarantine in Six Words— which featured one of our favorite twitter responses:

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  • Some Good News, a recently launched  YouTube Channel by The Office’s John Krasinski, features feel good stories worth sharing:
  • And, finally, Dr. Cohen’s favorite click of the week was this gem by Neil Diamond about washing hands…

 

Doctor Sherry Yafai Joins the Show!

Sherry YafaiOn March 11th we sat down with Dr. Sherry Yafai to discuss some of her experience as an ER doctor, but mainly, we spoke about her role as founder of The Releaf Institute (TRI) and work in cannabis based medicine.

TRI was created to educate individuals on how to use cannabis products to accomplish their personal goals for medical treatment. Dr. Yafai discusses why she saw a real need for TRI, why doctors are hesitant to talk about cannabis and what some of the cannabis medical research is telling us.
Listen now to this informative talk with our special guest, Dr. Sherry Yafai!

 

*GROSS ANATOMY IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION.

Trailblazing Women in History

Women's History MonthIn this episode of Gross Anatomy, and in honor of National Women’s History Month, we highlight some of the trailblazing women in the medical world. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in America to earn a medical degree, is just one of the women we discuss.

And, as our main topic winds down, we put the Gross in Gross Anatomy by sharing a medical story on flesh eating bacteria. Listen now!

 

Artist PULSE Joins the Show!

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In this episode we talk art and ADHD with LA artist PULSE. We also talk about the most awkward movies we’ve seen with our parents, why being nocturnal can help with creativity and Dr. Cohen’s art life before becoming a doctor.

*GROSS ANATOMY IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION.