We added a few more episodes to our new podcast series: Q-Tips For Your Ears. This podcast is designed for everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and family members; we will share basic healthcare information on topics that matter.
Check out our newest episodes for information on antibiotic use, self-measured blood pressure monitoring, opioids, adverse drug events and chronic kidney disease. Please share this podcast with others and be sure to check back often for new episodes. We also welcome suggestions for content and topic ideas.
Episode 1: C. difficile – What Everyone Needs to Know
What is C. diff, why is awareness of C. diff infections important and how can we prevent these infections to keep us safe?
Episode 2: Diabetes – The Path to Understanding Starts Here
Although there is no cure, diabetes can be managed with changes in lifestyle (diet and exercise) and treatment. Self-management of diabetes is critical to overall health and longevity.
Episode 3: Vaccines – History, Choice and What We Should Know
Understand the history of vaccines, vaccine safety and why vaccines are important.
Episode 4: Smoking – The Great American Smokeout
The American Cancer Society hosts the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November every year. It is an opportunity for people who smoke or use smokeless tobacco to commit to healthy, nicotine-free lives.
NEW – Episode 5: Antibiotic Use – Gain Knowledge and Understanding
What are antibiotics, why is antibiotic awareness important and how can we be stewards when using antibiotics.
NEW – Episode 6: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP), also known as home blood pressure monitoring, is the regular measurement of blood pressure by the patient, outside the clinical setting. SMBP requires the use of a home blood pressure measurement device by the patient to measure blood pressure at different points throughout the day. Learn how SMBP and support from the health care team can help with blood pressure control.
NEW – Episode 7: The Truth About Opioids
Opioids are medications prescribed by providers to treat persistent or severe pain. More than two million Americans misuse opioids and more than 90 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. Who is impacted and what can you or your community do to help reduce opioid misuse? Take a few minutes to listen and learn more.
NEW – Episode 8: What Are Adverse Drug Events?
Adverse drug events happen every day and can occur with anyone who is taking a medicine. What is an adverse drug event, how does it happen and what can I do to help reduce the risk? Take a few minutes to listen and learn more.
NEW – Episode 9: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)…Could you have it and not know it?
The kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. As kidneys fail, waste builds up. Symptoms of chronic kidney disease develop slowly; some people have no symptoms at all and are diagnosed by blood and urine tests. Learn what you can do to help prevent CKD and lower the risk for kidney failure.