Empowered Health

By Emily Kaplan

Created and hosted by journalist Emily Kumler, Empowered Health stems from a history of frustration in finding reliable information on women’s bodies and how to best care for them. Each week, we will be breaking down the barriers of health misinformation and arming women with the knowledge they need to live healthier, happier lives.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 58: How the MAVEN project solves for the access to care issue in America with Dr. Lisa Bard Levine
    45:54
  2. 2.
    Ep. 57: How mental health apps are changing the telemedicine landscape
    1:07:20
  3. 3.
    Ep. 56: Patient influencers: Walking an ethical line, with Julie Croner and Suzanne Zuppello
    36:53
  4. 4.
    Ep. 55: Influencer Mania: The unregulated business practice that you're friends with, featuring Dr. Sophie Boerman and Suzanne Zuppello
    45:30
  5. 5.
    Ep. 54: Unintended consequences: Solo moms face extreme vulnerability during COVID-19 shutdown
    1:05:43
  6. 6.
    Ep. 53: Addressing urinary incontinence, strengthening the pelvic floor with Dr. Carolyn Swenson and Dr. Donna Mazloomdoost
    57:21
  7. 7.
    Ep. 52: Preparing for death, end-of-life doulas
    50:38
  8. 8.
    Ep. 51: Learning to be your own advocate with Christie VanHorne
    40:16
  1. 9.
    Ep. 50: International Women’s Day: Breaking sports boundaries with Manal Rostom
    32:27
  2. 10.
    Ep. 49: Menopause overview with Dr. Heather Hirsch
    35:42
  3. 11.
    Ep. 48: Agriculture's chemical companies and the health risks growing in our gardens, with investigative reporter Carey Gillam
    1:01:48
  4. 12.
    Ep. 47: Nutrition goals: Brain health, vegans and carnivores with psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede
    52:31
  5. 13.
    Ep. 46: Metformin, longevity drug or metabolism fixer, with Cindi Morshead and Adam Konopka
    1:06:54
  6. 14.
    Ep. 45: Shannon Watts mobilized moms to become the NRA's worst nightmare
    38:49
  7. 15.
    Ep. 44: Human trafficking, the problem we all need to care about, with Dr. Hanni Stoklosa
    36:24
  8. 16.
    Ep. 43: Dr. Lauren Powell takes the lead at TIME'S UP Healthcare and advances the mission of equality for women in the workforce
    39:56
  9. 17.
    Ep. 42: Career advice, learning to pivot with Wendy Sachs and Melini Jesudason
    50:59
  10. 18.
    Ep. 41: Mammograms, maybe not for every woman, with Dr. Daniel Kopans and Dr. Jenn Conti
    1:25:12
  11. 19.
    Ep. 40: Mammogram myths, what do the numbers tell us about this breast cancer test
    54:28
  12. 20.
    Ep. 39: Dr. Julie Foucher-Urcuyo: a lesson in high performance and goal setting
    57:57
  13. 21.
    Ep. 38: The credibility crisis in women’s health, a look at the debate between Dr. Jennifer Gunter and Jennifer Block
    1:14:35
  14. 22.
    Ep. 37: Female solo travel, security, risks and rewards
    57:17
  15. 23.
    Ep. 36: Jessica Nabongo: the first black woman to travel every country in the world
    43:27
  16. 24.
    Ep. 35: Your female brain with Dr. Jill Goldstein
    1:07:17
  17. 25.
    Ep. 34: Progesterone and pregnancy: a look at infertility and hormones
    37:30
  18. 26.
    Ep. 33: Infertility struggles and IVF with Dr. Alan Penzias
    1:07:57
  19. 27.
    Ep. 32: Tech trying to make pregnancy and childbirth safer: Mahmee, Nuvo, and Bloomlife
    54:46
  20. 28.
    Ep. 31: Pan-Mass Challenge: A cancer-fundraising success story
    1:07:50
  21. 29.
    Ep. 30: Sugar's effect on children, families, and school lunch with Dr. Shakha Gillin
    44:39
  22. 30.
    Ep. 29: Abortion access: the impact on mom, children and society, with Diana Greene Foster, Dr. Jenn Conti and Dr. Erica Cahill
    56:47
  23. 31.
    Ep. 28: Mothering, Crowdsourcing Advice and Judgment with Dr. Margaret Quinlan and Bethany Johnson
    54:03
  24. 32.
    Ep. 27: SCAD, the heart condition you’ve never heard of, with Dr. Malissa Wood and Dr. Sharonne Hayes
    1:19:11
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    Ep. 26: Goal setting with Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller: ovarian cancer, youth sports and winning the gold
    57:24
  26. 34.
    Ep. 25: Menopause and how older women are essential to societies, the grandmother hypothesis with Kristen Hawkes
    57:14
  27. 35.
    Ep. 24: Menopause: mood & memory changes with Dr. Jan Shifren and Dr. Nancy Woods
    42:39
  28. 36.
    Ep. 23: Why we’re so confused about perimenopause and hormone therapy
    53:33
  29. 37.
    Ep. 22: What’s happening to my body? The run up to menopause
    50:16
  30. 38.
    Ep. 21: Nina Teicholz on women, fat, and health advice
    1:05:23
  31. 39.
    Ep. 20: Dr. Amy West on female athletes: periods, workouts, ab separation, CrossFit
    1:10:32
  32. 40.
    Ep. 19: Work-life balance, mom edition
    51:15
  33. 41.
    Ep. 18: Opening up about endometriosis
    1:20:44
  34. 42.
    Ep. 17: Gary Taubes Pt. II: Challenging dogmatic nutrition wisdom
    58:00
  35. 43.
    Ep. 16: Gary Taubes Part I: How bad science led to an obesity epidemic
    56:18
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    Ep. 15: Heart disease of the small vessels, a female killer, with Janet Wei and Giulia Sheftel
    44:24
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    Ep. 14: Author and activist Sarah McBride on the complexity of gender identity
    52:39
  38. 46.
    Ep. 13: "Cribsheet" author Emily Oster on inaccurate pregnancy and parenting advice
    39:05
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    Ep. 12: American women are punished and held back for having their periods
    59:23
  40. 48.
    Ep. 11: What is CRISPR? Francoise Baylis talks futurism, gene-edited babies, and bioethics
    51:44
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    Ep. 10: The Women Left Behind When A Veteran Kills Himself
    1:00:23
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    Ep. 9: Is Pornography Good For Your Relationship?
    1:02:41

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