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Public Health Out Loud

Dr. Philip Chan, Rhode Island Department of Health

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Public Health Out Loud is a podcast that delves into the broader public health concerns and issues facing everyday Rhode Islanders. From discussions about safeguarding against future pandemics to actionable plans for families to help keep their loved ones safe from preventable diseases, Public Health Out Loud is a no nonsense resource for listeners who want to stick to the facts. Host Dr. Philip Chan promises to deliver accurate, light-hearted, and informative public health updates that matt ...
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MEDICAL CBD TALK with Dr Thomas Rocco - CBD explained by an educated physician and staff. Dr Thomas Rocco discusses important medical points on proper and safe CBD use as it pertains to different medical indications. Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and physician at BAK 2 Basics CBD Medical Consultants. Krystle MacDonald is part of the medical staff at BAK 2 Basics CBD Medical Consultants and has ...
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The Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast shares the innovations, lessons, and perspectives from those working to improve child welfare system. Our mission is to help adoption, foster care, and child safety caseworkers by exploring new ideas and practices making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families. Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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In public health, the term “emergency preparedness” has become linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. But public health emergency preparedness encompasses so much more. In fact, Rhode Islanders all over the State come into contact with people who work in public health emergency preparedness, they just may not know it. In this episode Alysia Mihalakos fro…
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A blood transfusion occurs in the US every two seconds. Some examples of those in need include cancer patients; accident, burn, or trauma victims; newborn babies and their mothers; transplant recipients; or surgery patients. Despite blood being critical to saving lives, only 4% of Rhode Island's eligible population actually donates blood. In this e…
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In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, RIDOH's Dr. Philip Chan sits down with colleagues Nathaniel Fuchs and Sarah Edwards. Nathaniel is an epidemiologist who works with data about non-fatal opioid overdoses. Sarah Edwards is from RIDOH’s Drug Overdose Prevention Program, and her focus is on working with communities. Together, they explain how …
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In 2022, 75% of overdose deaths involved illicit fentanyl, a highly potent opioid. In this episode, Dr. Philip Chan is joined by Bryan Volpe, a Drug Intelligence Officer at The New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and Dr. Louis Marchetti, Chief of Operations at the Center for Clinical Toxicology and Laboratory Support, at the Rhode Isla…
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WADK 1540 Newport's Bruce Newbury interviews Vanderbilt Wound Care Center Nurse Manager Alicia Williams and Medical Director Dr Thomas Rocco on the importance of this wound center care at Newport Hospital to the locals of Newport RI and its surrounding population. The Vanderbilt Wound Care Center started in 2008 and has been thriving with its wound…
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Dr. Jan Carney, Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont and author of the book Public Health: From Past to Present joins Dr. Philip Chan for a candid conversation on the topic of public health. With workforce shortages and professional burnout, what does the future look like for the …
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In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, the Rhode Island Department of Health's Dr. Philip Chan is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Borkan to explore a problem that affects everyone – a shortage of primary care physicians in RI. It’s causing long waits for appointments and the inability, in many cases, for doctors to take on new patients. What's causing th…
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As unusual weather patterns, heat waves, floods, and other catastrophic events in unlikely places seem to be on the rise, climate change continues to be a hot topic. In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, Dr. Philip Chan is joined by climate scientists Dr. Gaurab Basu, Director of Education and Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Ce…
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Mahryah Shain, CEO of More Hair Naturally is available to speak and help those with thinning hair by the power of Stem Cells and Science. Hair thinning can be due to either genetics, stress, medications and/or age and MoreHairNaturally.com can create a natural topical treatment for improving thinning hair with stem cells, peptides and probiotics as…
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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Krista Cunningham and Dr. Cynthia Roberts from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence sat down with the Rhode Island Department of Health's Dr. Philip Chan for a serious look at the causes of domestic and intimate partner violence, how they can be addressed for prevention, and the work th…
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Leo Mendez CEO of Imbucanna talks about his vision of solid dose contract manufacturing of hemp and discusses the vast possibilities of custom formulations with highly concentrated compressible cannabis powders. The Future is Solid. Learn more at Imbucanna.com Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed b…
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In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, Dr. Chan discusses the importance of oral health with local dentists, Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum and Dr. Jeff Dodge and their role in the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy. This two-day, annual event, has provided thousands of Rhode Islanders, who may not have regular access, with free dental care. Download and lis…
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Don Moxely is a leader in the sports and performance space with 30 years of experience. Formerly a captain and Big 10 Championship winner for Ohio State University, Don later served as the school’s first sports scientist. Through his work on HRV and human optimization, Don created a method of predicting match outcomes based on athlete's health metr…
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Mary Carter from Carolina Hemp Hut talks about her own experience that led her to the pursuit of better health for her and her family. Her main objective is to educate and offer quality hemp products to make that difference to the well-beings of others. Her products are offered and she can be contacted at CarolinaHempHut.com. She also has locations…
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Seventy five percent of mental illness begins before the age of 25 and 50% before the age of 14. In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, Dr. Philip Chan sits down with Erik Ewers, a documentary filmmaker whose recent film "Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” sheds light on these startling mental health statistics through the lens of 23 …
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Todd Davis, CEO and Chairman at Endexx and Founder of CBD Unlimited started his CBD company in 2014. He explains his experience with CBD patient studies with patients and physicians to establish one of the leading CBD companies to offer quality tested hemp products. Learm more at CBDUnlimited.com Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical m…
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Lori Grande, owner of The Health Bitch discusses her eventual successful use of CBD products for headaches/migraines and degenerative arthritis which led her to hemp education and offering quality products at TheHealthBitch.com. Listen to her story and Become A Bitch!! Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center l…
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In this episode, Dr. Philip Chan sits down with Johnson and Wales University's Korina Ramsland Short and Roger Williams University's Dr. Jen Stanley to discuss a serious topic before the start of the fall semester. It can be difficult and uncomfortable to discuss, but it is important to talk about it openly and honestly. The topic? Sexual violence …
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Roy Lipski owner of Bud Love has created an organic product to improve your herbal and cannabis experience. Roy details the process of years that led them to this herbal mixer to complement with your favorite strain. It’s not cannabis, but a Premium Herbal+ Mixer designed to be combined with your favorite strains and enjoyed together, like the mixe…
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In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, Dr. Philip Chan takes a deep dive into the world of acupuncture with Providence Community Acupuncture's Cris Monteiro. What is the science behind acupuncture? What's being done to make this centuries-old practice more available to everyone? Download this latest episode for the answers to these questions an…
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Harley Sutton, founder of Thanks! Naturals is here to offer organic, premium cannabis-infused products by allowing one to send them to a loved one with heartfelt delivery as no other hemp company has done. As her website states, 'Gratitude is the simplest, most powerful way to acknowledge another person's value,' and sharing Thanks! Naturals hemp p…
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After a mild winter, more ticks than usual survived into the spring. Because of this, the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management have warned Rhode Islanders that this year could be a bad year for the transmission of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. On this episode of Public Health Ou…
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Isaiah White, Co Founder and Head of Development for ILW Sciences, explains the full service his company provides from concept to retail for cannabinoid, hemp, mushroom or any plant medicine. ILW Sciences provides nutraceutical manufacturing as a one-stop place to start your brand to guide your company to assist with the needs for hemp/plant produc…
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Restorative justice is an approach that focuses on collaboration between the offender and the community. It requires the offender to accept responsibility for their decisions and the impact of their offenses on the victim and the community. For juvenile offenders who are involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, restorative p…
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One in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer and one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Are you playing it safe this summer? Dr. Philip Chan explores the best ways to protect yourself with local skin cancer expert Dr. Abrar Qureshi, Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School …
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Bernard Perry, President/Founder of Restorative Botanicals, leads one of the oldest CBD companies in the United States. Restorative Botanicals started in 2015 and is currently not only selling hemp products but also offering a New Functional Mushroom Product Line. Listen and learn about CBD and Functional Mushroom products. Products are available a…
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Have things returned to normal in Rhode Island's capitol city since the pandemic? What are the public health priorities-and challenges facing Providence moving forward? Dr. Philip Chan sits down with Providence Mayor Brett Smiley to get the skinny on all this, what it's like to be Mayor, where the city is at now, and much more in this episode of Pu…
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Dave Douglass, owner of Lowcountry Gold, reveals how he started this fully organic hemp production in South Carolina from the cannabidiol product to the packaging/storage as well. Listen and learn about the inside story of Lowcountry Gold CBD. Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed by the Rhode Islan…
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During the Public Health Emergency (or PHE), the federal government paused annual renewals for the Medicaid Program to ensure no one lost access to health insurance coverage during the pandemic. Now that the PHE has ended, the Medicaid recertification process began again in Rhode Island on April 1. In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, Dr. Phi…
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A quick synopsis on BAK 2 Basics CBD products that are recommended by Dr Thomas Rocco as initial hemp treatment for mild to moderate to severe level of pain issues offered on BAK2BasicsLLC.com. Dr Rocco's recent experience with patients inquiring about alternative hemp therapy has led to less of those patients turning to narcotics. Dr Thomas Rocco …
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Cannabinoid experience through out his life and his expertise has led Garrett Barker as one of the head sales managers of MC Nutraceuticals which is the leading global supplier of cannabinoids. MC Nutraceuticals supplies cannabinoids from CBD to Delta-8 to THC to retailers world-wide. He can be reached to learn more at MCNutraceuticals.com Dr Thoma…
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The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the already significant rise in depression and anxiety, for everyone, but especially for youth. In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, Dr. Philip Chan is joined by Dr. Joseph Trunzo, practicing psychologist, incoming president of the Rhode Island Psychological Association, and chair of the Department of Psychology…
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"The Old Hemp Farmer" Harold Jarboe from Tennessee Homegrown talks about about his lifetime that has led him to co-owning a Cannabis Company farming high CBD products. More about his products can be found at TNHomegrown.com. Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Hea…
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It’s been a couple months since the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, but many people still have questions about its environmental and health impacts. What do we know about the chemicals that were being transported on that train? What can we learn about crisis communications from this event? How concerned do we need to be about chemical exp…
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Youth can face many challenges as they transition to living independently as adults. For youth in foster care, overcoming obstacles may require additional support and skills to be self-reliant. Caseworkers and child welfare professionals assist youth with securing employment, secondary education, housing, financial literacy, and other needs. Howeve…
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In this week’s episode of the Public Health Out Loud podcast, Dr. Philip Chan is joined by Dr. Kara Cucinotta and Mallory Sullivan from Johnson and Wales University. They’re talking about all things diet and nutrition. How does what we eat and drink impact our health? How can we improve education about healthy eating habits? What role has social me…
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The podcast host of The Frankie Boyer Show and Cannabis Talk A to Z does an introductory interview to get to know the CBD Health Podcast Host Dr Thomas Rocco and to talk cannabis. Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and physician at BAK 2 Basics CBD Medical…
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Sales and Marketing Director James Little of Catoctin Hemp details the goals of this family-owned and family-operated facility in the mountains of Maryland. Catoctin Hemp values quality CBD products at the most affordable cost. Learn more at Catoctinhemp.com Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed by …
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Eryn Roberts from Effulgence explains her experience with CBD and THC products that has led her to becoming CEO of a Massachusetts based CBD company at Effulgenceboston.com Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and physician at BAK 2 Basics CBD Medical Consul…
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Owner Paul Renard introduces Wisconsin grown CBD production at PureKonopie.com. Quality Midwest hemp processed and produced with rigid standards to offer consumers CBD products at the highest level. Dr Thomas Rocco is a Medical Director of a medical marijuana evaluation center licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and physician at BAK 2…
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With national and local headlines about overdoses, fentanyl, and xylazine, it’s important to know about the risks of substance use and the local drug supply. In this week’s Public Health Out Loud podcast, Dr. Philip Chan is joined by Dr. Alexandra Collins and Dr. Rachel Wightman, who are leading a new research study at the Brown University School o…
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Debi Wimberly from Effective Cannabis offers personal health and wellness training; and currently has initiated a monthly newsletter called Effective Cannabis Newsletter (ECN) that provides access to quality, reliable information to Cannabis information. ECN is a collaboration between Cannabis professionals from all over the world, attracting subsc…
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We’re back for season 3! In the season opener, Dr. Philip Chan from the Rhode Island Department of Health talks about the rising number of sexually transmitted infections in Rhode Island and nationwide. He’s joined by Kathleen Roosevelt, the director of STD prevention and HIV surveillance at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Dr. Ka…
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Lived experience means the representation and understanding of an individual’s human experiences, choices, and options and how those factors influence one’s perception of knowledge from one’s own life. Those with lived experience in child welfare have a unique, firsthand perspective on issues that can inform partnerships, policies, and solutions th…
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Lived experience is a representation and understanding of an individual’s human experiences, choices, and options and how those factors influence one’s perception of knowledge” from one’s own life. Those with lived experience in child welfare have a unique, firsthand perspective on issues that can inform partnerships, policies, and solutions that b…
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Drew Edwards is the Founder and CEO of Supplements With Science. He has 35 years of experience in mainly engineering and science-based projects. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering. His consulting work led him to develop and market high absorption CBD products that are not only medically beneficial but even more so with increasing bio-availab…
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Susanne Caspar CEO of Linnea SA, a Swiss botanical extract company discusses her experience in the European use of CBD. Linnea SA is the manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and natural botanical extracts. She has been CEO at Linnea since 2020 and prior to this she has held prestigious leadership positions in various pharmaceutical com…
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Kyle A. Jones, Founder and CEO of Future Compounds (FutureCompounds.com), is an Industry leading cannabis processing advisor, lab owner, brand owner, community influencer, serial entrepreneur and networking addict. Listen to his experience in quality hemp production at Future Compounds which includes proper research and product development. This ep…
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Kinship caregivers and families may be faced with needs, questions, and constraints that are different than those of resource foster care families. Child welfare agencies continue to address these unique needs through kinship navigator programs that help caregivers manage the foster care licensing process; connect families to available supports and…
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Justin Frandson, Founder of EMF Rocks, is a proponent of helping people unleash their human potential by being HUMAN POWERED. Man-made EMF has a positive ionic charge. This positive charge is the opposite of ours and de-charges our eyes, teeth, thymus, and large intestine. The earth, ocean, and humans have a negative ionic charge. The use of the Gr…
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