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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 Levine08/10/2020
    45:54
  2. 2.
    Ep. 57: How mental health apps are changing the telemedicine landscape08/03/2020
    1:07:20
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    Ep. 56: Patient influencers: Walking an ethical line, with Julie Croner and Suzanne Zuppello05/11/2020
    36:53
  4. 4.
    Ep. 55: Influencer Mania: The unregulated business practice that you're friends with, featuring Dr. Sophie Boerman and Suzanne Zuppello05/04/2020
    45:30
  5. 5.
    Ep. 54: Unintended consequences: Solo moms face extreme vulnerability during COVID-19 shutdown04/27/2020
    1:05:43
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    Ep. 53: Addressing urinary incontinence, strengthening the pelvic floor with Dr. Carolyn Swenson and Dr. Donna Mazloomdoost04/06/2020
    57:21
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    Ep. 52: Preparing for death, end-of-life doulas03/23/2020
    50:38
  8. 8.
    Ep. 51: Learning to be your own advocate with Christie VanHorne03/16/2020
    40:16
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    Ep. 50: International Women’s Day: Breaking sports boundaries with Manal Rostom03/09/2020
    32:27
  2. 10.
    Ep. 49: Menopause overview with Dr. Heather Hirsch03/02/2020
    35:42
  3. 11.
    Ep. 48: Agriculture's chemical companies and the health risks growing in our gardens, with investigative reporter Carey Gillam02/24/2020
    1:01:48
  4. 12.
    Ep. 47: Nutrition goals: Brain health, vegans and carnivores with psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede02/17/2020
    52:31
  5. 13.
    Ep. 46: Metformin, longevity drug or metabolism fixer, with Cindi Morshead and Adam Konopka02/10/2020
    1:06:54
  6. 14.
    Ep. 45: Shannon Watts mobilized moms to become the NRA's worst nightmare02/03/2020
    38:49
  7. 15.
    Ep. 44: Human trafficking, the problem we all need to care about, with Dr. Hanni Stoklosa01/27/2020
    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 workforce01/20/2020
    39:56
  9. 17.
    Ep. 42: Career advice, learning to pivot with Wendy Sachs and Melini Jesudason01/13/2020
    50:59
  10. 18.
    Ep. 41: Mammograms, maybe not for every woman, with Dr. Daniel Kopans and Dr. Jenn Conti01/06/2020
    1:25:12
  11. 19.
    Ep. 40: Mammogram myths, what do the numbers tell us about this breast cancer test12/23/2019
    54:28
  12. 20.
    Ep. 39: Dr. Julie Foucher-Urcuyo: a lesson in high performance and goal setting12/16/2019
    57:57
  13. 21.
    Ep. 38: The credibility crisis in women’s health, a look at the debate between Dr. Jennifer Gunter and Jennifer Block12/09/2019
    1:14:35
  14. 22.
    Ep. 37: Female solo travel, security, risks and rewards12/02/2019
    57:17
  15. 23.
    Ep. 36: Jessica Nabongo: the first black woman to travel every country in the world11/25/2019
    43:27
  16. 24.
    Ep. 35: Your female brain with Dr. Jill Goldstein11/18/2019
    1:07:17
  17. 25.
    Ep. 34: Progesterone and pregnancy: a look at infertility and hormones11/11/2019
    37:30
  18. 26.
    Ep. 33: Infertility struggles and IVF with Dr. Alan Penzias11/04/2019
    1:07:57
  19. 27.
    Ep. 32: Tech trying to make pregnancy and childbirth safer: Mahmee, Nuvo, and Bloomlife10/28/2019
    54:46
  20. 28.
    Ep. 31: Pan-Mass Challenge: A cancer-fundraising success story10/21/2019
    1:07:50
  21. 29.
    Ep. 30: Sugar's effect on children, families, and school lunch with Dr. Shakha Gillin10/14/2019
    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 Cahill10/07/2019
    56:47
  23. 31.
    Ep. 28: Mothering, Crowdsourcing Advice and Judgment with Dr. Margaret Quinlan and Bethany Johnson09/30/2019
    54:03
  24. 32.
    Ep. 27: SCAD, the heart condition you’ve never heard of, with Dr. Malissa Wood and Dr. Sharonne Hayes09/23/2019
    1:19:11
  25. 33.
    Ep. 26: Goal setting with Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller: ovarian cancer, youth sports and winning the gold09/16/2019
    57:24
  26. 34.
    Ep. 25: Menopause and how older women are essential to societies, the grandmother hypothesis with Kristen Hawkes09/09/2019
    57:14
  27. 35.
    Ep. 24: Menopause: mood & memory changes with Dr. Jan Shifren and Dr. Nancy Woods09/02/2019
    42:39
  28. 36.
    Ep. 23: Why we’re so confused about perimenopause and hormone therapy08/26/2019
    53:33
  29. 37.
    Ep. 22: What’s happening to my body? The run up to menopause08/19/2019
    50:16
  30. 38.
    Ep. 21: Nina Teicholz on women, fat, and health advice08/12/2019
    1:05:23
  31. 39.
    Ep. 20: Dr. Amy West on female athletes: periods, workouts, ab separation, CrossFit08/05/2019
    1:10:32
  32. 40.
    Ep. 19: Work-life balance, mom edition07/29/2019
    51:15
  33. 41.
    Ep. 18: Opening up about endometriosis07/22/2019
    1:20:44
  34. 42.
    Ep. 17: Gary Taubes Pt. II: Challenging dogmatic nutrition wisdom07/15/2019
    58:00
  35. 43.
    Ep. 16: Gary Taubes Part I: How bad science led to an obesity epidemic07/08/2019
    56:18
  36. 44.
    Ep. 15: Heart disease of the small vessels, a female killer, with Janet Wei and Giulia Sheftel07/01/2019
    44:24
  37. 45.
    Ep. 14: Author and activist Sarah McBride on the complexity of gender identity06/24/2019
    52:39
  38. 46.
    Ep. 13: "Cribsheet" author Emily Oster on inaccurate pregnancy and parenting advice06/17/2019
    39:05
  39. 47.
    Ep. 12: American women are punished and held back for having their periods06/10/2019
    59:23
  40. 48.
    Ep. 11: What is CRISPR? Francoise Baylis talks futurism, gene-edited babies, and bioethics06/03/2019
    51:44
  41. 49.
    Ep. 10: The Women Left Behind When A Veteran Kills Himself05/27/2019
    1:00:23
  42. 50.
    Ep. 9: Is Pornography Good For Your Relationship?05/20/2019
    1:02:41
  43. 51.
    Ep. 8: Memoirist Sarah McColl, Motherhood and "Joy Enough"05/13/2019
    1:04:20
  44. 52.
    Ep. 7: Reversing Alzheimer's Fate05/06/2019
    59:23
  45. 53.
    Ep. 6: The U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Part II04/29/2019
    1:02:00
  46. 54.
    Ep. 5: The U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Part I04/22/2019
    1:03:12
  47. 55.
    Ep. 4: Women and Weed: Estrogen’s Impact on Our Experience04/15/2019
    49:39
  48. 56.
    BONUS: Diabetes Follow-up04/09/2019
    44:04
  49. 57.
    Ep. 3: A Type Two Diabetes Cure?04/08/2019
    46:41
  50. 58.
    Ep. 2: Women and Anger with Soraya Chemaly04/01/2019
    43:45
  51. 59.
    Ep. 1: The Keto Crotch Conspiracy03/25/2019
    1:01:28
  52. 60.
    Introducing Empowered Health01/28/2019
    2:56

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