Internal medicine specialist, Dr. Keri Peterson, will share: Results of the national “Prevent the Summer Burn” Survey of American heartburn sufferers and why common food triggers it, plus how when you’re eating and why can also play a role. She discuss the emotional and psychological effects the condition has on some sufferers and their summer enjoyment and tell listeners where newly available over-the-counter heartburn solutions can be found.
Our guests today are Stroke Survivor Adrian Cushenberry and Erika Odom, Lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service and a senior epidemiologist in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC)
Stroke survivor Adrian Cushenberry tells his personal story of stroke survival and will share important information with the public about who is at risk and how to recognize stroke signs. Adrian Cushenberry, stroke survivor, is 50 years old and from Atlanta, GA. A fitness enthusiast, Adrian had a stroke at age 49 while driving to work. He was successfully treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta and is once again living an active life. Since his stroke, he’s changed his outlook on life and spends time with his family and friends to motivate them to lower their risk for stroke.
Erika Odom is a Lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service and a senior epidemiologist in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, she serves as subject matter expert on the pre-hospital environment and improving the cardiac chain of survival, while her research agenda focuses on psychosocial factors associated with cardiovascular health. LCDR Odom has co-authored nearly 30 peer-reviewed publications and is committed to the advancement of public health science aimed at improving the health of vulnerable and medically underserved populations through excellence in research and programmatic development.
Our last guest today is Alpesh A. Patel, MD the director of orthopedic spine surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Patel will tells us how to Eliminate Back Pain without Opioids, and why Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Offers Better Pain Relief than Prescription Medications. He will talk about some of the latest research available, as well as Northwestern Medicine’s role in advancing treatment. Thankfully, there are many approaches to treating back pain other than chronic use of opioids and in this interview, Dr. Patel will discuss this thought further.