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Pitt Medcast

20 EpisodesProduced by Pitt MedcastWebsite

An award-winning podcast from the University of Pittsburgh exploring matters of life, death, and well-being.

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Ep.20 – Mr. Yuk

March 21st, 2021

16:40

Mr. Yuk, the poster child for poisoning prevention, debuted in 1971. On the occasion of his 50th birthday, we caught up with Mr. Yuk’s creator, Dr. …

Ep.19 – Like Daughter, Like Mother

February 7th, 2021

14:55
Like Daughter, Like Mother

Mothers harbor cells from their children decades after pregnancy—and throughout their bodies. These shared cells from pregnancy, do they help or harm women? In February 2020, we sat down with …

Ep.18 – Evolving Situation

January 11th, 2021

32:32
Episode Notes

Evolutionary biology is at the center of some of the most vexing public health challenges of our time: cancer, antibiotic resistance …

Ep.17 – Part 3: Meet Anantha Shekhar

May 29th, 2020

15:09

Shekhar on what it takes to be a great teacher and a great leader, and what he’s learned about supporting flourishing partnerships. And then, in a second interview recorded remotely in May 2020, he shares his thoughts …

Ep.16 – Part 2: Meet Anantha Shekhar

May 29th, 2020

18:25

In Part 2 of our series on Dr. Anantha Shekhar, he talks of the hope and promise of the future of medicine.

Ep.15 – Part 1: Meet Anantha Shekhar

May 29th, 2020

9:30

In this special three-part series, Pitt Medcast introduces Anantha Shekhar—Pitt’s new senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and the John and …

Ep.14 – BONUS: Perspective on two frightening outbreaks

April 11th, 2020

4:03

Sunday, April 12, 2020, is the 65th anniversary of the announcement that the killed-virus polio vaccine--developed here at the University of …

Ep.13 – Relationship Abuse

April 1st, 2020

41:48

TOUGH QUESTION | How can the medical community help women who are experiencing intimate partner violence?

There’s a common assumption that …

Ep.12 – Polio Pioneers

December 13th, 2019

17:14

What was life like before childhood vaccines? In this episode, hear from people who grew up in the shadow of a crippling disease—among them, “polio …

Ep.11 – Autism and Emotional Regulation

June 28th, 2019

10:18

Popular accounts of autism often portray people with the condition as emotionless automatons. Yet more than a decade of work has convinced Pitt …

Ep.10 – Imperfect Pitch

March 13th, 2019

29:20

How useful is a genetics report from a company like 23andMe to my health? How do we separate hype from reality as these companies ramp up …

Ep.9 – Labors and Losses

February 11th, 2019

21:26

Why are new mothers dying at an alarming rate in this country? We sat down with Jada Shirriel, the CEO of Healthy Start, which is charged with improving maternal and child health in Allegheny County, and three Pitt …

Ep.8 – The High Resolution Life

November 1st, 2018

18:58

In this episode, we revisited our Summer 2015 magazine story(bit.ly/sternglass_pittmedmag), featuring the University of Pittsburgh’s late, great Ernest Sternglass. His work made possible the first videos from the moon, …

Ep.7 – When Fred Met Margaret

March 20th, 2018

10:01

In this episode, we revisited and remixed our Winter 2014 magazine story (http://bit.ly/Wnzy6c) featuring the University of Pittsburgh’s Margaret …

Ep.6 – Inside the World of OCD

April 6th, 2017

13:25

Every day, Hilary Zurbuch grappled with a nagging fear that if she didn’t look just right, something bad would happen. Zurbuch lives with obsessive …

Ep.5 – How the Nose Knows

February 19th, 2017

6:24

With funding from the National Science Foundation, a multi-institutional team uses blind scent-tracing tests and other experiments to better …

Ep.4 – Let's Talk About Sex

March 29th, 2016

11:46

“My doctors all knew about it. ... Strangers, like people who just happened to be in the office when I was there, knew more about me than I did.” In this episode, the first in our new Read Aloud series, we delve into …

Ep.3 – Cornea-copia

February 15th, 2016

13:23

Corneal blindness affects millions worldwide. To date, the only treatment available is a corneal transplant. But potential new cures are coming from unexpected places—including wisdom teeth! A husband-and-wife team at …

Ep.2 – Itch

October 25th, 2013

8:25

Pain and itch have an interesting relationship. If you are bitten by a mosquito, you can ease the itch by scratching your skin. And if you take a …

Ep.1 – Tinnitus

June 28th, 2013

10:21

As recently as 20 years ago, tinnitus—a ringing, buzzing, hissing, or other noise that afflicts people who’ve been exposed to loud sounds—was thought to be an affliction of the ear, but imaging studies eventually proved …

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