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Episode 9 | 2020-0403: Science and Public Health Friday with Dr. Jo-Ann Jose, MD, MPH

Links from this episode include:

CDC Coronavirus Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 Johns Hopkins Interactive Map of COVID-19 Global Pandemic: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

LDH Dashboard on LA COVID-19 Epidemic: http://ldh.la.gov/coronavirus/

Washington Post Coronavirus Page: All their coverage is free to the general public; links not related to the pandemic will likely hit their paywall: https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-low_resourcebox-v3%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans&itid=hp_hp-banner-low_resourcebox-v3%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

New York Times Coronavirus Page: All their coverage is free to the general public; links not related to the pandemic will likely hit their paywall: https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus

Social Distancing:

How Does Flattening the Curve Work? (with interactive models): https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/?itid=sf_coronavirus

Where Americans Didn’t Stay Home: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/02/us/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

Social Distancing Works: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/01/lockdown-coronavirus-california-data/

 

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Previous Episodes:

Episode 8 | 04/02/2020: The Kids’ Podcast, featuring Chaya, Maia, and Dr. Allison Cragin

Dr. Nick turns the podcast over to Chaya and Maia, his young cohosts, who talk with CrescentCare pediatrician Dr. Allison Cragin about COVID-19 and kids.

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Episode 7 | 03/31/2020: Interview with Ranie Thompson, JD, Director of CrescentCare Legal Services

Dr. Van Sickels talks with Ranie Thompson, JD, Director of CrescentCare Legal Services. Topics on legal assistance include what to know about how legal services can offer help, where to get it, and when to ask for a lawyer for help.

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Episode 6 | 03/27/2020: Interview with Dr. Isolde Butler, MD, MPH and Dr. Jason Halperin MD, MPH

Science Friday! Dr. Nicholas Van Sickels talks with special CrescentCare’s Dr. Isolde Butler and Dr. Jason Halperin. Dr. Van Sickels answers some questions from the public and then the group discussion looks at several medicines currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients.

Here’s the “Grand Rounds” link mentioned in this episode.

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Episode 5 | 03/25/2020: Interview with Megan Coleman-Waktin LCSW, MPH

Dr. Nicholas Van Sickels talks with special guest Megan Coleman-Watkin.

Important correction to today’s episode: We want to correct one thing from the podcast regarding applying for Medicaid. We said that proof-of-income had to be submitted with the Medicaid application when people experience loss of income due to COVID-19. Medicaid reached out to us after the podcast and clarified: Currently proof of loss of income is not required. Medicaid is using self-attested income statements. This is due to relaxed restrictions on their eligibility policies per CMS and the Families First COVID-19 Federal Legislation.

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Episode 3 | 03/19/2020: Interview with Lucy Cordts, LCSW-BACS, Director of Behavioral Health at CrescentCare

Dr. Nicholas Van Sickels talks with special guest Lucy Cordts LCSW-BACS,  Director of Behavioral Health at CrescentCare.

Dr. Van Sickels starts by answering some of your questions on COVID-19 and then speaks with CrescentCare’s Director of Behavioral Health Lucy Cordts, who takes us through the mental health implications of dealing with the change wrought by COVID-19. What are the symptoms to watch out for when the stress of all this threatens to tip us over into problem levels? What do we do about it? How do we speak about this with our kids?

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Episode 2 | 03/18/2020: Interviews with Dr. Kim Mukerjee, Tulane & CrescentCare Pediatrics, Immigrant and Refugee Pediatric Services; and Miguel Alonso, Case Manager for Pediatric Immigrant/Refugee Program

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Episode 1 | 03/17/2020: COVID-19 fundamentals: some history, symptoms, definitions and facts

Guests: Dr. Jason Halperin and JoAnn Jose of CrescentCare

CrescentCare Public Updates’ inaugural episode features CrescentCare’s Chief Medical Officer Nicholas Van Sickels discussing COVID-19 fundametals with colleagues Dr. Jason Halperin and Dr. JoAnn Jose, also of CrescentCare.

Dr. Halperin reviews the four basic symptoms doctors look for, when deciding who to test,  and what you should do if you have them.

Dr. Jose looks at the types of major viruses, the history of COVID-19, and some definitions  and fundamental differences in terms – what’s a pandemic vs an epidemic? What is quarantine vs isolation? What is that scary CFR (case fatality rate) number we keep reading? What is the curve and why do we want to flatten it?

They also discuss social distancing and the feelings around it and why that on3 guy who sat way too close in the auto repair shop waiting room got so angry when being asked not to.

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