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Imaging during the Pandemic


Guest: Nina Vincoff, MD

Listen now as we discuss the pandemic’s impact on diagnostic imaging studies such as X-rays and ultrasounds. — Listen Now

Long Term Consequences of COVID-19


Guest: Dr. Thomas McGinn

Listen now as we as we look ahead to discuss the potential long-term impact of COVID-19 on its survivors. — Listen Now

COVID-19 and Health Policy


Guest: David Nash, MD

Listen now as we discuss the impact of COVID-19, including what we have learned from the virus, and how we can use that information to improve healthcare in America. — Listen Now

Reopening New York


Guest: Lawrence Eisenstein, MD

Listen now we discuss what Re-Opening means for New York and the steps we can take to continue to stay safe. — Listen Now

Missing Care


Guest: Dr. Sandeep Jauhar

Listen now as we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting routine healthcare. — Listen Now

Pediatric Update


Guest: Dr. Sophia Jan

Listen now as we discuss children’s health and how it is being affected by COVID-19. — Listen Now

Racism in Medical Care


Guest: Dr. Robert Roswell

Listen now as we explore racism in health care delivery, and the efforts being made to eradicate it. — Listen Now

Reopening Colleges and Universities


Guest: Herman Berliner

Listen now to hear how universities and colleges are reopening as we begin to exit the COVID-19 lockdown and enter a new academic landscape. — Listen Now

Racism is a Deadly Disease


Guest: Jennifer Mieres, MD

Listen now to hear about a different kind of deadly disease in the news that is highly prevalent in our country – racism. — Listen Now

The Expansion of Telehealth


Guest: Dr. Michael Oppenheim

Listen now to hear how the recent explosive growth in telehealth, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, has become a critical way to deliver care. — Listen Now

Coronavirus and Loneliness


Guest: Dr. Jeremy Nobel

How to lessen the impact of social isolation forced by the current pandemic, and how art is an essential piece of human connection — Listen Now

Coronavirus: Routine Care after COVID-19


Guest: Dr. Joe Coniglario

Listen to a provider and patient discuss what it will be like to seek routine care in a post-COVID environment. — Listen Now

Coronavirus and Cancer Care


Guest: Dr. Richard Barakat

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted cancer patients and cancer care. We discuss how the novel coronavirus has influenced diagnosis, treatment, surgery and follow-up care for people with cancer in this episode of “Well Said.” — Listen Now

Coronavirus and GI Disorders


Guest: Dr. Arun Swaminath

Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders may be at higher risk for COVID-19 complications. In this episode, we discuss how some GI/IBS medications may inhibit the immune system and why regular follow-ups with your gastroenterologist can help to keep you safe and healthy during the pandemic. — Listen Now

Testing for COVID-19


Guest: Dr. Mark Jarrett

Testing for COVID-19 will help us understand the true impact this virus has had in our communities. Listen as experts explain the difference between testing for the infection vs. testing for antibodies, and how these tests will help authorities try to decide when it is safe to ease some of the restrictions on businesses and social gathering. — Listen Now

Coronavirus and Older Adults


Guest: Dr. Maria Carney

Older adults may have a greater risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19. In this episode, we discuss why older individuals are at risk for COVID-19 infection and how the coronavirus pandemic may permanently impact eldercare facilities. — Listen Now

Coronavirus and Children


Guest: Dr. Lorry Rubin

COVID-19 is impacting children differently than adults. This episode discusses how signs and symptoms differ in adults and children, how vulnerable children are to the virus and the effects of disruption caused by COVID-19 in a child’s schedule. — Listen Now

Coronavirus: Community Health and Disparities


Guest: Sabina Zak

There is a disproportional impact of COVID-19 in communities where economic and social factors influence access to healthcare. What are these disparities? How can understanding these issues allow us to better help our neighbors during this time? — Listen Now

Coronavirus: Possible Treatments and Research


Guest: Dr. Craig Devoe

Research on treatment for COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Using plasma from recovered patients may potentially help those that are ill. In this episode, we discuss possible treatments and research on the novel coronavirus. — Listen Now

Coronavirus: Hear from a Recovering Patient


Guest: Dr. Charlie Schleien

Listen to a personal account of the COVID-19 pandemic from a now-recovering patient who was hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus. — Listen Now

Coronavirus: Emerging Therapies and Testing


Guest: Dr. Bruce Farber

New therapies and testing for COVID-19 are constantly emerging. "Well Said" with Dr. Ira Nash has invited experts from Northwell Health to help us understand the current medications being used, vaccine possibilities and how widespread testing is critical in the fight against this global pandemic. — Listen Now

Coronavirus and Surgical Care


Guest: Dr. Jose Prince

Health systems are adjusting surgery schedules, implementing protocols for performing urgent operations and pushing back elective procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how COVID-19 has changed the landscape of surgical care. — Listen Now

Coronavirus and Patient Experience


Guest: Sven Gierlinger

During the unprecedented strain COVID-19 has placed on health systems nationwide, Northwell Health is doing everything possible to ensure that, no matter the ailment, patient experience remains a priority. "Well Said" with Dr. Ira Nash has invited Sven Gierlinger, senior vice president and chief experience officer for Northwell Health, to address how patients and caregivers are having their needs met through both the steadfast support of their healthcare team and new avenues such as telehealth. — Listen Now

Coronavirus and Pregnancy


Guest: Dr. Stephanie McNally

In this episode, we're discussing the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant mothers and their partners. "Well Said" has invited Northwell Health's Dr. Stephanie Trentacoste-McNally, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Zucker School of Medicine, to help us understand how the pandemic has changed clinical care for pregnant women, what it means for their health and how this situation is influencing the health of their babies. — Listen Now

Coronavirus: Update from the Front Lines – Part II


Guest: Dr. Jim Crawford

In addition to the daily battles hospitals are facing on the front lines of COVID-19, research and testing are critical to fighting this global pandemic. Healthcare teams across the are working tirelessly to care for patients and find the most effective treatments. This is part two of a two-part episode. — Listen Now

Coronavirus: Update from the Front Lines – Part I


Guest: Dr. Mangala Narasimhan

In addition to the daily battles hospitals are facing on the front lines of COVID-19, research and testing are critical to fighting this global pandemic. Healthcare teams across the are working tirelessly to care for patients and find the most effective treatments. This is part one of a two-part episode. — Listen Now

Coronavirus Update: Mental Health Impact


Guest: Dr. Victor Fornari

During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be certain secondary effects that impact our mental health and psychological well-being. There are strategies for dealing with stress and ways to access mental health services — Listen Now

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Update


Guest: Dr. David Battinelli

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the globe, the US healthcare system is facing unprecedented challenges. Northwell Health is prepared and doing everything possible to administer excellent care while keeping our community safe — Listen Now



Guest: Dr. Bruce Hirsch

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19 — Listen Now

Liver Disease and Transplant


By some estimates, about 30 million people in our country (or one in 10 Americans) have some form of liver disease. In a relatively small, but growing percentage of these folks, their liver disease worsens to the point where a liver transplant is necessary to prevent death and restore health.  — Listen Now

Expert Guide to Healthy Sleep


Are you tired of feeling tired? You’re not alone. In America, it is estimated that sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million people of all ages and socioeconomic classes and costs over 4 billion dollars a year in lost productivity. So, what is keeping us from getting a good night’s sleep?  — Listen Now

Oh, my aching joints! What you need to know about joint care and replacement


If you’re experiencing joint pain, especially in your knees and hips, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 70 million in the U.S. have some form of chronic joint pain, and that includes people of all ages  — Listen Now

Living With Spinal Cord Injury


Each year, there are more than 17,000 new spinal cord injuries in the US—or about 50 new cases per day—and an estimated 5 million Americans living with paralysis. These statistics are higher than in most other countries worldwide. Despite the grim figures, scientists remain optimistic that advances in research will someday make the repair of spinal cord injuries possible  — Listen Now

BPA and Your Health


On this episode we’re talking about bisphenol-A or BPA, a chemical used to make plastics like water bottles and resins that line the inside of food and drink cans. Although there is ongoing debate about BPA safety, the US Food and Drug Administration maintains that BPA poses no risk to health in the tiny amounts of it we get in our diets. Yet many medical and scientific experts continue to raise the red flag about its potentially harmful effects, particularly to the development of infants and young children. — Listen Now

Is Your Home Making You Sick? How Housing Affects Health


How we live and where we live have a profound influence on our health. In fact, most experts believe that lifestyle choices like diet, physical activity, and smoking, along with social circumstances like poverty and poor educational opportunities, are more powerful predictors of health and wellbeing than genetics or access to good health care..  — Listen Now

 Gun Violence: Enough Is Enough


Guest: Mr. Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell

America is facing a serious public health care crisis — gun violence. While mass shootings grab headlines, the grim reality is that there are nearly 40,000 firearms-related deaths each year in the United States. That’s more people dying from gunshot wounds than car crashes. Despite the steady toll of 100 people dying of gun violence each day, Congress has been slow to act. It’s why those on the front lines in caring for victims of guns are taking greater steps to protect the health and wellness of our communities.  — Listen Now

 What Is a Clinical Trial?


Before a new medical test, drug, procedure, or device can be made safely available to the public, it needs to be studied through what is called a clinical trial. What is a clinical trial, and why is the medical community encouraging people of all walks of life to consider participation in a trial? Is it safe to get involved?

Part I: What is a Clinical Trial? Listen Now

Part II: Clinical Trial ParticipationListen Now

 Managing Your Weight With Mindful Eating


Did you know that Americans spend about two and half hours eating a day—and more than half of that time, we’re also doing something else like working, driving, reading, watching TV, or focusing on an electronic device? Multi-tasking during meals means that most of us are not fully aware of what we’re feeding ourselves. Because this lack of awareness may be contributing to the national obesity epidemic and other health issues, the concept of mindful eating has been introduced as a weight-loss approach to help turn the focus to when and what we’re consuming as our guests will talk about with us today. — Listen Now

 Raising VTE Awareness


On this episode, we’re broadcasting from the Zucker School of Medicine to focus on an often underdiagnosed and overlooked public health problem that affects 300 to 600 thousand Americans each year. Called VTE or venous thromboembolism, it is a term that refers to a blood clot that starts in a vein that can lead to major illness or worse—and it can happen to anyone.Listen Now

 Bullying Prevention 101


According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, bullying is a serious public health concern with potentially disastrous effects on children of all ages and walks of life. While bullying is not new to growing up, it is getting new attention. To combat its effect and empower kids in crisis, New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act or DASA requires all schools to implement anti-bullying policies. DASA also requires schools to have one or more staff members handle reports of bullying, so children know where to seek help. These local efforts and more about what we can do to stand up to bullying is what our expert guests will address with us on this episode. — Listen Now

 Human Trafficking


Today we’re talking about modern day slavery or what is commonly referred to as human trafficking. Each year millions of people are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States according to our Department of Homeland Security. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Within the safety and comfort of our homes, it seems hard to believe that human trafficking exists in our society—and perhaps even in our own neighborhood. In reality it is a prevalent issue that requires everyone’s attention and help to protect individuals of all walks of life as our guests will discuss on Well Said. — Listen Now

 What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer


This episode of Well Said is helping to spread the word about a disease that is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated one woman in 78 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime with over 22,000 new cases diagnosed this year alone and more than 14,000 women who will die from the disease. Jill Whyte, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Zucker School of Medicine and associate chief of gynecologic oncology for Northwell Health Physician Partners, Central Region, and Mychal (Mychi) Grodstein, a physician assistant in obstetrics/gynecology in the Northwell Health Central Region Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Mychi has a family history of ovarian cancer and is a BRCA mutation carrier. — Listen Now

 Surprise! It’s a Medical Bill


Many of us have received a bill in the mail for medical services that has taken us completely by surprise. In fact, one in six Americans have received unexpected and often sky-high charges that they unknowingly incurred after getting care from a doctor or hospital. That’s why so-called “surprise billing” has become a hot button issue at both the federal and local levels in the U.S. Nine states to date have adopted policies to protect consumers.  — Listen Now

 Maintaining Your Stride


Joining us for a discussion about foot and ankle injury assessment, treatment, and prevention are medical experts: Adam Bitterman, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine and an orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist at Northwell Health’s Orthopaedic Institute at Huntington, and Randy Cohn, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Zucker School of Medicine and team orthopaedic surgeon for Hofstra University as well as several Long Island high schools. He also serves as the director of Northwell Health’s Dance Medicine and Performing Arts Program, Young Adult Hip Preservation Program, and as the medical director of the Hofstra University Athletic Training Program.  — Listen Now

 Sudden and Silent: What You Need to Know About Brain Aneurysm


Talking with us about brain aneurysm causes, consequences, treatment, research, and the road to recovery is David Chalif, MD, associate professor of medicine, neurology and surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine as well as chief of vascular neurosurgery and director of the Brain Aneurysm Center at Northwell Health. Dr. Chalif is joined by a patient who will share her very recent and inspirational story after suffering a brain aneurysm. — Listen Now

 It Can Happen in an Instant: Traumatic Brain Injury


According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury or TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  In 2014 alone, more than 2.8 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths were attributed to TBI, including over 830,000 of these health events among children. Such alarming statistics over recent years have sparked numerous local and national campaigns to boost awareness and prevention of TBI, but how much better or more significant is the problem today? — Listen Now

 What You Need to Know About HPV


On this episode, we’re broadcasting from the Zucker School of Medicine to focus on an often underdiagnosed and overlooked public health problem that affects 300 to 600 thousand Americans each year. Called VTE or venous thromboembolism, it is a term that refers to a blood clot that starts in a vein that can lead to major illness or worse—and it can happen to anyone.Listen Now

 Mind Over Bladder


If you’re dealing with urinary incontinence (UI) or loss of bladder control, you are not alone! More than 13 million Americans of all ages and walks of life deal with this common and sometimes embarrassing condition, including women who represent about 85% of those who suffer. — Listen Now

 Anatomical Gift: Giving Life After Death New Meaning


Would you consider giving your body to science once you die? From helping aspiring doctors to learn how the body works and furthering medical research to providing a practical and financially conscious alternative to traditional burial, whole body donation, also called an anatomical gift, can allow for real and lasting ways to support medical advances that impact the lives of future generations. — Listen Now

 Taking Pride in LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness


As we observe the month of Pride, a time for celebrating LGBTQ+ individuals across the nation, our latest episode will focus on the health and well being of members of this community. — Listen Now

 Caring for Chronic Wounds


We’ve all had our share of bruises, breaks, cuts and scrapes that hurt and eventually heal. But that is not the case for more than 6.7 million Americans who deal with chronic, non-healing wounds as a result of cancer treatment, surgical procedures, burns, trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, and a host of other conditions. — Listen Now

Time to Get Heart Smart for Women


Did you know that women are far more likely to die of heart disease than from all forms of cancer? Despite numerous national campaigns over the years to bring greater attention to women and heart disease, recent surveys suggest that lack of awareness remains a problem for women of all walks of life. — Listen Now

More Than Just the Baby Blues


Postpartum depression or PPD is a common complication of childbearing that impacts more than a million women per year. Like so many mental health conditions, PPD can be hard to spot and is clouded by a sense of shame and stigma that keeps women from seeking the support they need. — Listen Now

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Considering Plastic Surgery? What You Need to Know


Exactly how much does appearance matter? Apparently a lot. Statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the US in 2018—nearly a quarter million more than 2017. — Listen Now

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Talking About a Genetic Testing Revolution


Over the past decade, genetic testing has moved beyond the setting of the research laboratory and is routinely offered in specialized medical genetics clinics and physician offices to identify the genetic cause of disease and predisposition to a genetic condition. There are also direct to consumer DNA testing kits that can reveal information regarding ancestry, risk to specific diseases, and even paternity. — Listen Now

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Giving the Gift of Life


Did you know that New York lags behind the rest of the nation when it comes to organ donation? Listen to Well Said to learn more about what you can do to increase awareness and provide support to thousands of people waiting for life-saving transplants.   — Listen Now

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Marijuana as Medicine


More than 30 states sanction marijuana for medical indications, and ten have made it available for recreational use. What is the difference between medical and recreational marijuana? What are the risks and benefits?  — Listen Now

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Taking Control of Your Healthcare


Do you know what’s inside your medical record? Ever wonder what your doctor is jotting down during your office visit? For many people, it’s all too easy to leave their health information in the hands of physicians and hospitals, but patient advocates argue that’s a big mistake. — Listen Now

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Making the Most of Your Doctor Appointment


Most experts believe that time spent in the hospital could be better if patients had a clear understanding of what was going on and what to expect. It’s a call for cooperation and transparency in healthcare that requires more effective communication between patients and their families, as well as physicians and other professionals in the hospital. — Listen Now

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Caring for Your Aging Parent


It’s no secret that age is catching up with us. A release by the US Census Bureau predicts that older adults will outnumber children for the first time in our nation’s history by the year 2030. This means that more people will take the lead in caring for their senior parents, family members and neighbors—a trend that includes over 40 million Americans today who serve as unpaid caregivers for an adult age 65 and up, many with major health issues. — Listen Now

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Clearing the air about e-cigs and vaping


Go for a walk down any city street in America and you’ll see that electronic or “E” cigarettes seem to be everywhere. Yet there is so much unknown about the safety of e-cigarettes or even if they help in quitting smoking. To help clear the air about this growing trend we’re speaking with Patricia Folan, RN, DNP, CTTS, director of Northwell Health’s Center for Tobacco Control, and Heather Hugelmeyer, LCSW, program director of the Garden City Treatment Center, an outpatient clinic for the substance use disorder treatment. — Listen Now

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Breaking addiction shame and stigma


It’s a public health issue that has touched all of us in some way. Tune in for a timely talk about substance use disorders and the epidemic with local experts, Sandeep Kapoor, MD, professor of medicine and emergency at Zucker School of Medicine, and Jeffrey Reynolds, PhD, president and CEO of the Family and Children’s Association, who lead programs that are working to reduce the shame and stigma associated with addiction to help those in crisis in our community. — Listen Now

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What every man needs to know about prostate cancer


Did you know that almost every man will get prostate cancer if he lives long enough? Learn about the latest in detection, diagnosis, and treatment options for prostate cancer, including when and when not to pursue aggressive care, with leading experts from Northwell Health and Zucker School of Medicine, Louis Kavoussi, MD, chair of urology, and Louis Potters, MD, chair of radiation medicine. — Listen Now

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Vaccination Myths and Misconceptions


Tune in for a two-part series on vaccinations, including timely information about flu protection and a discussion of the nationwide debate about required vaccination for preventable diseases. Featured guests are Bruce Farber, MD, chief of division of infectious diseases at Northwell Health, and Janice John, DO, professor of science education and pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine.

Part I: The Great Flu Debate Listen Now

Part II: To Vaccinate or Not to VaccinateListen Now