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In 'The Checkup' podcast, Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the School of Medicine, brings you into the heart of UAB's thriving academic medical center by exploring unique campus programs, innovative concepts, and ground-breaking research. Dr. Vickers interviews guests with diverse backgrounds, and has candid conversations with the people who are powering science and medicine at UAB, in Birmingham, and around the globe.
 
Standard Precautions and Beyond: Conversations in Infection Prevention and Control discusses current topics in infection prevention and control. This podcast brings together subject matter experts with extensive knowledge in areas like infectious disease, control and prevention, epidemiology and surveillance, behavioral health, public health preparedness, forecasting and modeling, and pediatrics to address issues related to the management and response to emerging and reemerging infectious di ...
 
I provide health information about hypertension and trending health topics that are factual, referenced, and concise so that anyone, including health care professionals, could easily understand and discuss with their health care provider to make decisions that are best for them and their families. Soon, I will include episodes for NPs & PAs to improve their BP metrics. I am a clinical scientist with an MPH, Ph.D., and DNP/FNP (c). I have a master's degree in public health and have more than ...
 
Game Changers in Medicine is a groundbreaking medical history podcast about the serendipitous events, chance encounters, and unlikely heroes and heroines behind some of the world’s most significant medical discoveries. Through oral histories, memoirs, and other first-person accounts, we get to know the scientists whose curiosity, innovation, and dogged determination contributed to game-changing medical discoveries that almost didn’t happen—and which continue to define patient care today.Crea ...
 
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Tina is LIVE in Nashville, Tennessee with some her favorite nursing podcasters from all over the US! In this special panel discussion episode, Tina is joined by Tom of Just Some Podcast for Advanced Practitioners, Jami of The Neurodiverent Nurse, and Adrianne of Nursing Uncensored. Together they go all the way back to the early 1800s and tell the s…
 
This week Tina is joined by Tom and Ben of Just Some Podcast for Advanced Practitioners and Kevin McFarlane of the Art of Emergency Nursing Podcast. Together, they discuss workplace violence and the terrifying story of a nurse who walked into the hospital where he works and stabbed a co-worker. As police begin to investigate, they discover there se…
 
How to Celebrate the Holidays Safely in 2021. Here I feature Dr. Robert Murphy of Northwestern University's Fienberg Medical School who answers your question about COVID-19. If you have a question, contact him at his email or Facebook page. @ NUInstituteforGlobal Health and his email is globalhealthinstitute@northwestern.edu **Get these 3M N95 mask…
 
For More Information: List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/about-list-n-disinfectants-coronavirus-covid-19-0 FDA (Safely Using Hand Sanitizers) https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safely-using-hand-sanitizer CDC (Disinfection and Sterilization) https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guide…
 
Adam Wende, Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology in the Department of Pathology, is the latest guest on ‘The Checkup’ podcast, hosted by Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the Heersink School of Medicine. Together, they discuss the racial and socioeconomic disparities associated with heart failure outcomes…
 
This week Tina is joined by Mark, her better half and head of all things IT for Good Nurse Bad Nurse. Together they tell the story of Dr. Infgolf Tuerk. A renowned urologist from Brighton, Massachussetts. For years, Tuerk was recognized for his contributions to medicine, worked as the chief of urology, was featured in videos and billboards promotin…
 
There are many components of an effective infection prevention and control program. The IPC risk assessment is the starting point for creating an IPC program. A risk assessment is used to identify important infection control issues in your organization and determine goals to include in your infection prevention and control plan. Per The Joint Commi…
 
Michael Wiederman, PhD discusses the psychology of vaccine hesitancy and how to beat compassion fatigue. He shares some reasons for vaccine refusal or hesitancy, from a psychological perspective, some biases we hold and how these biases play into hesitancy. He offers his advice and specific tips for these difficult conversations for providers who w…
 
This week Tina is joined by advanced practice nurse, Tom, one half of the co-host team from Just Some Podcast for Advanced Practitioners. Together they tell the story of nurse Jon Eric Landis. In 2015, 49-year-old Jon Eric Landis had been a nurse for 15 years when he walked over to confront his neighbor about an on-going dispute. When all was said …
 
This week Tina once again teams up with the dynamic duo Tom & Ben of the Just Some Podcast for Advanced Practitioners podcast. Together they tell the story of Heidi Butler, a California woman and former Covid intensive care unit nurse who was accused of approaching a co-worker to kill her husband. They close the show with an inspiring but bitterswe…
 
This week Tina is joined by Annie Fulton of the educational nursing podcast Up My Nursing Game. Together they tell the incredibly disturbing story of a cardiovascular intensive care nurse who is accused of unthinkable crimes involving his patients. On February 8, 2018, investigators were called to a meeting at a prominent heart hospital in Tyler, T…
 
This week Tina is joined by Nurse Jehr at the Tennessee Student Nurses Association Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Tina opens the show with a short message to nursing students and about what they are about to encounter as they transition into new grads. Then Tina and Jeht tell the story of Dr William Husel, a doctor from Ohio who has been arres…
 
his week Tina is joined by Tom and Ben of the Just Some Podcast for APRNs podcast. This week they tell the story of Dr. Ronald Mikos. Dr. Mikos was making between 250 – 300 thousand dollars a year, which was a couple hundred thousand dollars over what other podiatrists were making in the area. When the federal government started interviewing his pa…
 
COVID Positive & Symptoms Less 10 days or Less? DO THIS. In this podcast, I featured Dr. David Tharacher, Dr. Tim Spector, and Dr. Mike Andrews who will tell us all why and how to get monoclonal antibodies for early COVID-19 symptoms and treatment. Here you will learn how to get monoclonal antibodies if you get a breakthrough case after the COVID-1…
 
Dr. David Kimberlin, Professor and Co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, joined the podcast to discuss COVID-19 in pediatric patients, how to keep children safe from the Delta variant and to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children. Thank you to our co-sponsor for this …
 
In part 2 of this series on skull-based surgery, Kristen Riley MD, and Brad Woodworth MD, lead a discussion of the complexity of skull base surgery with a focus on anterior skull base care and the benefit of a team approach. Including a discussion of disease processes treated, types of preoperative evaluations, surgical techniques, and referral pro…
 
This week Tina is joined by new grad Nurse Jehr! Tina and Jehr tell you the story of Betty Wilson. Betty and Peggy were fraternal twins born in a small town in Alabama in 1945. Although the twin sisters were very close, they were also very different. Peggy was the beautiful, popular, homecoming queen type, and Betty opted for a wilder group of frie…
 
This week, Tina is joined by the always funny and entertaining Nurse Jessica Sites. Together they bring you the story of nurse, Rhonda Orr. Rhonda Orr met her husband Jimmy online in 1998. Jimmy’s parents paid for Rhonda to go to nursing school. By 2003, their marriage was falling apart, but they continued to live in the same house while Rhonda was…
 
Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, director of the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute, is the latest guest on ‘The Checkup’ podcast, hosted by Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the School of Medicine. Together, they discuss the impact of CTI on kidney transplant regionally, how UAB’s transplant program is unique, transplant during COVID-19, and much mor…
 
Claire McDonald MS, MPH, CGC discusses the main types of genetic testing in oncology. She shares somatic/tumor testing for treatment versus germline testing for hereditary cancer risk. She examines the question of whether people should consider direct-to-consumer testing if they are concerned about hereditary cancer risk and how the field of cancer…
 
This week Tina is joined by David Metzger of the Nurse Papa podcast. Together they tell the disturbing story of a nurse determined to marry a doctor...even if he was already married to someone else. Dr. David Stephens brought cardiothoracic surgery to the state of Mississippi. He was well respected and revered until the decision to get involved wit…
 
Ivermectin Misuse & Abuse in Treating COVID-19. In this episode, I will give you the latest information on ivermectin. I feature Dr. Tim Spector, director of ZOE COVID Tracker, Dr. John Farley, director at the FDA, Dr. Brad Stanfield, and more. Thanks for listening! NIH Antivirals that are approved or under evaluation for COVID-19 Monoclonal antibo…
 
This week, Tina is joined again by Adrianne with the incredibly popular nursing podcast Nursing Uncensored. Together they tell the story of nurse Donna Trapani, a successful nurse in business. Donna owned a home health agency in Florida and did well for herself until she started having an affair with a married man over a thousand miles away. Once h…
 
This week Tina is joined by Jami of the hit nursing podcast The Neurodivergent Nurse. Together they tell you the absolutely perplexing case of nurse Jennifer Nibbe. When police arrived at Jennifer Nibbe's home she told them she had heard a loud noise while in the bathroom and saw a masked man standing over Jim with her shotgun. She told the investi…
 
COVID-19 Delta Endemic. In this episode, I featured Dr. Andrew Pollard who has predicted that COVID-19 will be endemic for at least several seasons, a WHO medical expert, and a report about the success India had with ivermectin. Thanks for listening! Monoclonal antibodies call center and chat at this link. Download COVID Symptom Study App here. If …
 
This week Tina is joined by ICU nurse and educator Justin Alves with DKB Med. Together, they discuss the troubling story of Dr. Sam Chachoua, a trained medical doctor who turned to alternative medicine and lied about the results. Made infamous over claims he cured a famous Hollywood actor, his dangerous, unproved methods almost killed the famous ac…
 
During National Wellness Month, Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the School of Medicine, sits down with Irfan Asif, M.D., associate dean for Primary Care and Rural Health, to discuss ways to stay well mentally and physically during the current COVID-19 surge, how community health impacts individual health, and wellness from a department level…
 
This week, Nurse Leah joins Tina to tell the inexplicable story of a doctor and nurse couple whose wedding day went horribly wrong. From the outside looking in, Scott and Kelly seemed the perfect couple; the two worked together at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was a nurse and he an anesthesiologist. They had a beautiful home and had p…
 
This week we have the co-hosts of the hit podcast "Cup of Nurses". Together Matt and Peter join Tina to talk about some very bizarre stories of nurses and other healthcare professionals caught on camera not having their best moment. They close the show with a heart shattering story of an amazing young nurse who just happened to be at the wrong plac…
 
Choose Your Own Risk. Decide for Yourself and Others. Some experts believe that we are having a tough time understanding our Covid risk, mainly because we are not closely tracking the data, which gives us a "false sense of security." In this video, I featured ZDogg, MD, to help us understand risk. Thanks for listening! Monoclonal antibodies call ce…
 
This week Tina is joined by fellow podcaster and friend, Erica Bailey from the University of Portland School of Nursing. Tina and Erica tell the story of Thomas Elmore, Jr. On September 22, 2016, Thomas Elmore Jr. dialed 911 and told the operator that his girlfriend of several years, Tamara Naish was dead on the bathroom floor. When investigators a…
 
Delta variant signs & symptoms, which are different than the original variant, and the new variants. In this episode, I will tell you what signs and symptoms to look out for, and I bring in experts to discuss how vitamin D can help with COVID and more. Thanks for listening! Monoclonal antibodies call center and chat at this link. If you have questi…
 
This week, David with the Nurse Papa podcast is back to help Tina tell the story of a school nurse who called 911 and told the dispatcher she had just shot her husband. Was Bernadette acting in self-defense, or was there something more sinister at play? As the story unfolds, there is more under the surface than anyone in the young couple's lives ev…
 
COVID Antedotal Treatment, Vaccines, & Public Health Measures. In this episode, I discuss vaccines, public health measures, and Ivermectin, including clips from Dr. Pierre Korys' recommendations for the best COVID management. Download COVID Symptom Study App here. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, register here. Remember, get tested…
 
This week Tina is joined by Nurse Jessica Sites and ER Tech Joshua Shetterly. Together they tell the story of a nurse, Dee Winzer, who was married to a man who became a paraplegic after being hit by a bus. Many years after getting married, Winzer was accused of poising her husband. However, the evidence was shaky at best, and Dee had no apparent mo…
 
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