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Wellbeing Checkup: 5-Minute Chair Yoga
Wellbeing Checkup: 5-Minute Chair Yoga

While the job is rewarding, being a healthcare clinician can also be busy and stressful, especially during a global pandemic. Research has shown that mindfulness, meditation, and yoga help to decrease stress. Loren Winters joins Wellbeing Checkup to demonstrate a 5-minute chair yoga session that providers can do anywhere and anytime.

After Hours: Bandage Art
After Hours: Bandage Art

Jack Cameron, an emergency department technician at Stanford Healthcare, is interviewed by DVM360. Along with being a technician, Jack creates bandage art for patients in both the human and animal medical fields.

After Hours: High Fashion Ophthalmologist
After Hours: High Fashion Ophthalmologist

Dr. Arun Gulani, chief surgeon and founding director of Gulani Vision Institute, joins After Hours to discuss his interest in fashion.

After Hours: Playwriting Psychiatrist
After Hours: Playwriting Psychiatrist

Dr. Donald Fidler, professor in the department of behavioral medicine and psychiatry at West Virginia University, is also a prolific playwright and filmmaker. Dr. Fidler spoke with Psychiatric Times about his love of writing and how it began in childhood; making scenes out of giant popcorn boxes that his dad, a theatre major, brought home from work.

Inside the Practice: Inside Dan's Wellness Pharmacy
Inside the Practice: Inside Dan's Wellness Pharmacy

Dan Singh, owner of Dan's Wellness Pharmacy, joins Inside the Practice to share how his store is helping the local community during the pandemic, one hot meal at a time.

After Hours: Psychiatrist Poet
After Hours: Psychiatrist Poet

Dr. Richard Berlin joins After Hours to discuss his love of poetry, his process, and why he continues to write to edify his work in medicine.

Wellbeing Checkup: Resident Wellness Curriculum
Wellbeing Checkup: Resident Wellness Curriculum

After Hours: WWII History Buff Oncologist
After Hours: WWII History Buff Oncologist

Dr. Jeffrey Weber joins After Hours to discuss his keen interest in reading and collecting art surrounding military history, specifically with World War II aviation.

After Hours: Peloton Riding Hematologist
After Hours: Peloton Riding Hematologist

Dr. Nina Shah joins After Hours to discuss her love of Peloton. She talks about her 5 a.m. rides and her post-exercise euphoria that she gets before a long day at the clinic.

After Hours: The Masked Psychiatrist
After Hours: The Masked Psychiatrist

Dr. Steven Moffic joins After Hours to discuss his array of masks that reside in his office and around his home from his extensive travels around the world.

After Hours: Psychotherapist Horseman
After Hours: Psychotherapist Horseman

Dr. Mark Ruffalo joins After Hours to share one of his life’s passions - thoroughbred horse racing

Wellbeing Checkup: Avoiding Burnout
Wellbeing Checkup: Avoiding Burnout

Dr. Yalda Afshar joins Wellbeing Checkup to offer advice on how physicians can avoid burnout

Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Mental Health

A panel of psychiatry experts joins Wellbeing Checkup to give their best practices for managing mental health as healthcare professionals.

After Hours: Motorcycle Racing Dentist
After Hours: Motorcycle Racing Dentist

Throughout his career pulling teeth as an oral surgeon, Dr. Jeff Purk has lead a second life racing motorcycles at speeds approaching 200 mph. Dr. Purk joins After Hours to discuss how he balances his work life with the fast life.

Wellbeing Checkup: Becoming a Doctors' Doctor
Wellbeing Checkup: Becoming a Doctors' Doctor

Dr. Michael Myers joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss his new book, "Becoming a Doctors' Doctor: A Memoir".

Wellbeing Checkup: Taking Time for Yourself
Wellbeing Checkup: Taking Time for Yourself

Douglas Owens joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss his approach for wellbeing over the last year while working as a healthcare professional.

After Hours: Psychiatrist Author
After Hours: Psychiatrist Author

Dr. Ronald W. Pies, a psychiatrist and author whose love for writing has driven both his career and his search for meaning, joins After Hours.

After Hours: Kung Fu Veterinarian
After Hours: Kung Fu Veterinarian

Dr. Christopher Shapley joins After Hours to discuss his passion for Kung Fu, something he has been practicing for over twenty years.

After Hours: Veterinarian Children's Author
After Hours: Veterinarian Children's Author

Dr. Jacqueline Johnson joins After Hours to discuss her children's book "The Doggy Doctor and the Upset Tummy". She talks about her passion for storytelling and education which lead to her authoring a series of educational veterinary children's books.

After Hours: Scuba Diving Oncologist
After Hours: Scuba Diving Oncologist

OncLive's Gina Mauro spoke with Dr. Tony Mok, who has a keen interest in scuba diving and has explored various parts of the world.

After Hours: Bash Halow the Chicken Farmer
After Hours: Bash Halow the Chicken Farmer

Bash Halow joins After Hours to talk about his story into the world of raising chickens and the lessons he has learned and experienced along the way.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Downtime
Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Downtime

After Hours: Marathon Running Oncologist
After Hours: Marathon Running Oncologist

Dr. Amy Comander joins After Hours to discuss her passion for marathon running.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive with Jimmie Johnson on Ocular Allergies
Deep Dive: Deep Dive with Jimmie Johnson on Ocular Allergies

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson joins Deep Dive to discuss how ocular allergies affect his driving and day-to-day life.

Wellbeing Checkup: Work-Life Balance
Wellbeing Checkup: Work-Life Balance

Karsten Vagner, Vice President of People at Maven, the world's largest virtual clinic for women's and family health, joins Wellbeing Checkup to give tips for parents on how to manage work-life balance

Wellbeing Checkup: Tips for Occupational Fatigue
Wellbeing Checkup: Tips for Occupational Fatigue

Dr. Kim Gorgens joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss burnout for physicians or, as she calls it, “occupational fatigue.”

Behind the Science: Behind the Ophthalmology Pandemic Challenges
Behind the Science: Behind the Ophthalmology Pandemic Challenges

A panel of experts joins Behind the Science to discuss the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic had on the ophthalmology world.

After Hours: Ophthalmologist Winemaker
After Hours: Ophthalmologist Winemaker

Dr. Christoph Kranemann joins After Hours to showcase his vineyard in Portugal.

Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Engaged for Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Engaged for Mental Health

Rich Tremonte joins Wellbeing Checkup to give updates on some of the inspiring pharmacists from Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Physical Activity
Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Physical Activity

Dr. Esther Freeman joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss the importance of physical activity.

Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Nutritional Needs
Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Nutritional Needs

Sonia Jhas joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss the best strategies for managing nutritional needs while on-call.

After Hours: Trumpet Playing Oncologist
After Hours: Trumpet Playing Oncologist

Dr. Jason Luke is not only a well known oncologist at UPMC, but also as a trumpet player with his band "The Checkpoints". Dr. Luke joins After Hours to discuss his passion for music.

After Hours: Yoga Loving Ophthalmologist
After Hours: Yoga Loving Ophthalmologist

Dr. Camille Palma joins After Hours to discuss her passion for yoga.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Selling Practices
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Selling Practices

Lori Robbins and Chris Ober join Deep Dive to discuss the financial aspects and tax implications of selling a practice.

After Hours: Psychiatry & Poetry
After Hours: Psychiatry & Poetry

After Hours: Beer Brewing Veterinarian
After Hours: Beer Brewing Veterinarian

Dr. Christopher Torre joins After Hours to discuss his brewery, Dr. Brewlittle's Beer Co.

After Hours: Therapeutic Clowning
After Hours: Therapeutic Clowning

Dr. Carl Hammerschlag joins After Hours to discuss therapeutic clowning.

After Hours: Chalk Art Pediatrician
After Hours: Chalk Art Pediatrician

Dr. Alisa Helfgott discusses the chalk art hobby that she started in earnest during the pandemic and discusses how she chooses what she draws.

After Hours: Poet Oncologist
After Hours: Poet Oncologist

Dr. Corey Langer discusses his passion for poetry, his published works, and his presidency of Delaware Valley Poets and their recent merger with U.S 1’s Poets Cooperative.

Wellbeing Checkup: End Goals & Means Goals
Wellbeing Checkup: End Goals & Means Goals

Dr. Sarah Wooten joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss end goals vs. means goals.

Wellbeing Checkup: Pharmacist Burnout
Wellbeing Checkup: Pharmacist Burnout

‪Melissa Santibañez joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss burnout that pharmacists experience.

Wellbeing Checkup: Sustaining Happiness
Wellbeing Checkup: Sustaining Happiness

Sarah Wooten joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss sustaining your own happiness.

Second Opinion: Working Mothers in Pharmacy
Second Opinion: Working Mothers in Pharmacy

Suzanne Soliman and Sally Arif discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women in pharmacy, especially mothers.

After Hours: Dancing Veterinarian
After Hours: Dancing Veterinarian

Dr. Marc Rosenberg joins After Hours to discuss his passion for dance.

Wellbeing Checkup: Wellbeing in Pediatric Medicine
Wellbeing Checkup: Wellbeing in Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Carl D. Sorgen joins Wellbeing Checkup to give his tips on overall wellbeing while establishing in pediatric medicine practice.

Wellbeing Checkup: Exercise for Wellbeing
Wellbeing Checkup: Exercise for Wellbeing

Sylvia Devlin discusses her work-out routine and how she works it into her schedule, while offering tips and tricks for fitting exercise in on the most hectic days.

Wellbeing Checkup: Psychiatrist's Exercise Tips for Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Psychiatrist's Exercise Tips for Mental Health

Dr. Charles F. Figley joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss his workout routine, which he finds is critically important to his mental health.

After Hours: Traveling Dermatologist
After Hours: Traveling Dermatologist

Dr. Jerry Bagel takes us overseas to Italy, where he spends a few months a year teaching and treating patients at the University of Pisa.

Wellbeing Checkup: Sleep Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Sleep Health

Dr. Rebecca Spencer joins Wellbeing Checkup to give an overview of sleep issues for busy physicians and steps to assist in improving sleep health.

Wellbeing Checkup: Focusing on Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Focusing on Mental Health

Dr. Evan Dellon discusses the importance for practitioners to focus on their own mental health, particularly during the pandemic.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Physician Debt Consolidation
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Physician Debt Consolidation

Chris Panebianco, Chief Marketing Officer of Bankers Healthcare Group, joins Deep Dive to discuss physician debt consolidation and management strategies.

After Hours: Team USA Physician
After Hours: Team USA Physician

Dr. Naresh Rao joins After Hours to discuss how he got involved in becoming a Team USA Physician for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

After Hours: Raising Tortoises
After Hours: Raising Tortoises

On this episode of After Hours we take a look at Professor Kelly Reynolds, who can relax both slowly—with her pet tortoises—and quickly—with a jostling ride on a lake with her husband and children.

Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Hygiene in Oncology
Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Hygiene in Oncology

Dr. Ivan Marazzi discusses how he maintains his mental hygiene, how he balances his personal life with work, and why maintaining good mental health practices is crucial for those in the medical field.

After Hours: Radiologist Musician
After Hours: Radiologist Musician

Dr. Mark King, interim radiology chair at Ohio State University, was a professional musician at a young age. Later in life, he’s found a new focus for his musical talents. Born out of a personal tragedy, he now coordinates, arranges, and performs in a Christmas concert held in the memory of a young woman who was lost in an arson fire.

After Hours: Indoor Gardening Oncologist
After Hours: Indoor Gardening Oncologist

Dr. Yelena Janjigian discusses her indoor gardening hobby, how she shares it with her colleagues, and how it helps her to unwind and unplug.

Wellbeing Checkup: Self-Care Importance
Wellbeing Checkup: Self-Care Importance

Niki Parikh, MD, MBA, MSBA, shares how the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the importance of self-care, and how she addresses feelings of burnout.

Wellbeing Checkup: Pets for Physical and Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Pets for Physical and Mental Health

Dr. Glenn Levine shared some wellbeing tips on how our pets can benefit our mental and physical health and wellbeing.

After Hours: MD on YouTube
After Hours: MD on YouTube

Dr. Aaron Boster launched his own YouTube channel in 2016 to do just that. Since, he’s amassed more than 30,000 subscribers and has incorporated his channel and videos into his patient care routine.

After Hours: Love of Language
After Hours: Love of Language

Dr. Madeline King talks about her love of languages, and her passion for learning linguistics and about other cultures.

Wellbeing Checkup: Impact of Exercise on the Brain
Wellbeing Checkup: Impact of Exercise on the Brain

Tiago Reis Marques, MD, PhD, is a senior clinical fellow on the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, an instructor at the Institute of Psychiatry in King’s College, and the CEO of Pasithea Therapeutics.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Disconnecting
Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Disconnecting

Dr. Brian Lacy talks about how doctors need to disconnect from work at some point in order to care for their own mental health.

After Hours: Dental WINEgenist
After Hours: Dental WINEgenist

Katrina Sanders is passionate about wine, and while building her career as a hygienist she also undertook the study of wine and eventually earned the title of sommelier, or wine expert. Since obtaining her certification she’s found a way to combine her professional and personal passions as she hosts continuing education events pairing wine tastings with hygiene education.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Social Media for Practices
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Social Media for Practices

Peter Carlos and assistant Jaycee Leonardo discuss social media and the effects social media can have on practices. After gaining 1.7 million followers on TikTok, they use what they have learned through their own personal experiences with their social media to help practices grow on social media.

Wellbeing Checkup: Navigating Conference Season
Wellbeing Checkup: Navigating Conference Season

After discussing data he will be presenting from ADA 2021, Dr. Peter Rossing discusses his strategies for navigating conference season in a way that is enjoyable and does not overburden him.

Wellbeing Checkup: Mindfulness for Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Mindfulness for Health

Dr. Benjamin Nowell discusses the importance of mindfulness in maintaining one's own wellness as a medical professional.

After Hours: Instrumental Ophthalmologist
After Hours: Instrumental Ophthalmologist

Dr. Inder Paul Singh and bandleader and psychologist Dr. Rahul Sharma are founding members of the band, Funkadesi, which blends Indian music with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves. The band hails from Chicago, with a focus on bridging cultures and educating others on tolerance and understanding through music.

Wellbeing Checkup: At Home Wellness
Wellbeing Checkup: At Home Wellness

Thomas Zaleske offers great advice for his fellow lab technicians, but his approach to maintaining physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing is a model that can be adopted by anyone who works alone or from a home office.

After Hours: Hollywood to Horse Showing
After Hours: Hollywood to Horse Showing

From Hollywood to veterinary medicine and horse showing. Dr. Jill Clark shares her journey from being a child actress star and having an 11-year career in Hollywood behind the camera to discovering her true calling as a veterinarian and showing horses.

Behind the Science: Behind Student Adaptation During the Pandemic
Behind the Science: Behind Student Adaptation During the Pandemic

Students experienced major disruptions during the pandemic, as classes shifted online almost overnight. Students describe the impacts that the pandemic had on their educations, as well as ways that their perspectives have changed.

Wellbeing Checkup: Addressing Moral Distress
Wellbeing Checkup: Addressing Moral Distress

Lara Traeger, PhD, is a psychiatrist who works closely with oncologists and is offering advice on how to cope with decision-making and reduce moral distress.

After Hours: Racing Enthusiast
After Hours: Racing Enthusiast

Dr. Rodger MacArthur is an infectious disease specialist and an NIH-funded researcher and also has a love for cars and driving. Dr. MacArthur details the cars he has owned and the cars he has raced in over the years. The story leads to his trip in 2019 to the Ford Performance Racetrack in Utah, an opportunity that came along with his purchase of a Ford Fiesta ST.

Behind the Science: Behind Enhanced Cross-Specialty Patient Care
Behind the Science: Behind Enhanced Cross-Specialty Patient Care

A panel of dentistry experts answer the question: how can dentists and the dental industry as a whole setup deeper connections with medical providers for enhanced cross-specialty patient care?

Inside the Practice: Inside T-Cell Response
Inside the Practice: Inside T-Cell Response

Dr. Lance Baldo will discuss the findings and biggest takeaways from a recent study published in Nature on this topic as well as the importance of T cells and what they teach us about disease, diagnosis, and treatment. He will also offer a description of technology that addresses T-cell response, how it works, and why it’s beneficial to clinicians and patients.

Wellbeing Checkup: Pathways to Overall Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Pathways to Overall Health

Faced with a choice, Trina Tsouderos, leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute, discusses the path she decided to take over the past year to stay physically and mentally healthy.

After Hours: Beethoven Aficionado
After Hours: Beethoven Aficionado

Dr. Richard Kogan discusses Beethoven’s music and mental health, and he plays some of Beethoven’s piano music.

After Hours: Learning Piano & Languages
After Hours: Learning Piano & Languages

As if being the Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Service wasn’t hard enough, Dr. Yelena Janjigian discusses how she challenges herself outside of work through learning piano and dabbling in new languages.

Wellbeing Checkup: Overall Wellness for Pediatricians
Wellbeing Checkup: Overall Wellness for Pediatricians

Dr. Carl Sorgen joins Wellbeing Checkup to give his best tips for overall wellness for fellow pediatricians.

Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Active
Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Active

Exercise is a significant part of maintaining your well-being, especially when you’re busy with patient care during the day. Dr. Rebecca Seidel, chair of the Emory University Radiology Wellness Committee, has figured out some great ways to stay active, and she shares them here.

Wellbeing Checkup: Simple Stress Busters
Wellbeing Checkup: Simple Stress Busters

Bernadine Peruto is a registered nurse who works for an ambulance company in New Jersey. She joins Wellbeing Checkup to give her simple stress busting tips.

After Hours: Veterinarian Realtor
After Hours: Veterinarian Realtor

Dr. Xander Simunek is a veterinarian who flips houses. He shares how he manages being a veterinarian and realtor, his favorite part of working in the real estate field, how he got into flipping houses, and beyond.

Inside the Practice: Inside COVID Veterinary Protocols
Inside the Practice: Inside COVID Veterinary Protocols

Dr. Marc Rosenberg elightens viewers on loosening COVID-19 protocols in veterinary clinics.

Wellbeing Checkup: Healthy Activities to Stay Active
Wellbeing Checkup: Healthy Activities to Stay Active

Meg Murray, founding CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, about what wellbeing activities Murray picked up from the pandemic and how she still utilizes these healthy tools today.

Wellbeing Checkup: Having a Hobby for Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Having a Hobby for Mental Health

The adage “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” resonates with Jody Feigle. Feigel loves to play golf. Unfortunately, an injury in 2019 forced her to stop playing, but she hopes to get out on the green again at some point. She talks about her love of the game and what it does for her.

After Hours: Virtuoso Oncologist
After Hours: Virtuoso Oncologist

Dr. Lee Schwartzberg's extensive music background has allowed him to play in multiple bands, including annually at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. The talented medical oncologist uses music to decompress and escape the office in his down time.

Wellbeing Checkup: Good Mental Hygiene in Oncology
Wellbeing Checkup: Good Mental Hygiene in Oncology

Emy Smith, NP, discusses the importance of discussing mental wellness for healthcare providers and researchers within the oncology space, managing her personal mental wellness while juggling her career, stress relieving activities and strategies, and how the oncology space can do to foster more mental wellness.

After Hours: Vintage Collector
After Hours: Vintage Collector

Dr Perry Halkitis, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, joins After Hours to discuss superheroes, his advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ+ individuals and those living with HIV and AIDS, and his vintage lunchbox collection.

Wellbeing Checkup: Self-Care Methods
Wellbeing Checkup: Self-Care Methods

Annie Lambert joins Wellbeing Checkup to talk about self-care methods that have helped her during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After Hours: Rocking Cardiologist
After Hours: Rocking Cardiologist

Dr. Alan Brown, Co-Director of Cardiology Service Line for Advocate Medical Group, joins After Hours to discuss his passion for music, playing guitar, and his band.

Wellbeing Checkup: Releasing Stress Through Exercise
Wellbeing Checkup: Releasing Stress Through Exercise

How do healthcare professionals maintain a work life balance and deal with job-related stress? Dr. Angela Nicholas, Chief Medical Officer at Einstein Medical Center, discusses how she uses exercise, meditation and time outdoors to release her stress and uphold her focus on patients.

Second Opinion: How We've Reduced Influenza Rates
Second Opinion: How We've Reduced Influenza Rates

Doctors Butler and Gerhart discuss the reduction in rates of seasonal influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss how the enhanced infection prevention measures may have played a role in the decline.

After Hours: Yoga Teacher & Research Investigator
After Hours: Yoga Teacher & Research Investigator

Rheumatology Network sat down with Kevin Boehnke, PhD, to discuss journey with yoga, his leap into yoga teacher training, and advice that he would give to someone interested in starting a yoga practice.

Wellbeing Checkup: Gratefulness
Wellbeing Checkup: Gratefulness

Dr. Indu Subramanian shares the ways she stays grateful for things in her life, including journaling and making lists, in order to overcome the common feelings of being overwhelmed or overworked, and to remain grounded in our otherwise busy lives.

After Hours: Life of a Cosmetic Facial Surgeon
After Hours: Life of a Cosmetic Facial Surgeon

Dr. Joe Niamtu III, DMD, provides a glimpse of his life. From his unique hobbies to an interesting encounter with renowned singer Frank Sinatra, Niamtu’s life is anything but boring.

Wellbeing Checkup: Taking Control Over Stress
Wellbeing Checkup: Taking Control Over Stress

Many health care providers work long hours and deal with the stress of helping maintain their patients’ health, which can cause an overwhelming amount of stress. Dr. Yelena Janjigian, Chief of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, shares some advice for providers on how to take control over their stress and avoid burnout.

After Hours: Wordsmith Ophthalmologist
After Hours: Wordsmith Ophthalmologist

Joe Bentivegna, MD, relates how he first started creating crossword puzzles in high school. His passion for wordsmithing has taken him through college and medical school, and today he loves creating them for his ophthalmologist colleagues. He describes the process that goes into putting together a puzzle and shares some examples.

Wellbeing Checkup: Take Time for Yourself
Wellbeing Checkup: Take Time for Yourself

In this interview, Ariana Matz, MD, who recently graduated from New York Medical College, discusses the importance of recognizing when you should take time for yourself, and also why she chose urology as her specialty

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the Return to Schools
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the Return to Schools

Contemporary Pediatrics spoke with Dr. Sara Bode about a return to the classroom and what protocols will need to be put in place to keep both vaccinated and unvaccinated children safe this fall.

Wellbeing Checkup: Avoiding Substance Abuse
Wellbeing Checkup: Avoiding Substance Abuse

Michael Myers, MD, author of the book "Becoming a Doctors' Doctor: A Memoir," discusses alcoholism and gives strategies for physicians to avoid developing substance abuse issues.

Wellbeing Checkup: Importance of Staying Connected
Wellbeing Checkup: Importance of Staying Connected

Dr. Mary Thomson talks about the importance of allocating time for family and other things outside of work, particularly during the pandemic, to reduce stress and burnout.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Gut-Brain Connection
Wellbeing Checkup: The Gut-Brain Connection

Dr. Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and serves as the director of nutritional & lifestyle psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She is also the author of the acclaimed book, "This is Your Brain on Food", available on amazon. In this segment, Dr. Naidoo briefly explains the connection between the gut and brain, how to slowly adjust our diets to improve our overall mental wellbeing.

After Hours: Bocce Ball Playing Veterinarian
After Hours: Bocce Ball Playing Veterinarian

On this episode of After Hours, Phyllis Cassano, DVM, Veterinary Instructor at Burlington County Institute of Technology, talks about her hobby when she clocks out of work—playing on a bocce ball team for her Italian club! She highlights the ins and outs of the sport, how she got involved with the team, the connection it has to her profession, and more.

Behind the Science: Behind Music in the OR
Behind the Science: Behind Music in the OR

In many workplaces, you’ll find employees listening to music as they go about their jobs, and surgeons, it seems, are no exception to this. For this episode of “Behind the Science,” we spoke to 5 urologists who discuss their music preferences when working in the OR.

After Hours: Rave Reviewz Psychiatrist
After Hours: Rave Reviewz Psychiatrist

Dr. Kamran Ahmed is a psychiatrist, writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur. In addition to his clinical and academic work, Kamran regularly writes for newspapers on mental health, including The Guardian. Kamran has made several films related to psychiatry and started the international medical film festival ‘Medfest’ now in its 10th year. Through his music startup Rave Reviewz, he also launched the ‘Music on my Mind’ initiative to support mental health in the music industry.

Wellbeing Checkup: Balancing Motherhood
Wellbeing Checkup: Balancing Motherhood

Kailee Marikar joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss balancing pharmacy school and motherhood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Sane
Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Sane

William Carroll joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss staying sane during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside the Practice: Inside a Pharmacy Internship during COVID
Inside the Practice: Inside a Pharmacy Internship during COVID

During her internship with Skippack Pharmacy in the spring of 2021, Erica Mabry helped organize multiple mass vaccination events in the community around Skippack, PA. This included handling logistics for receiving the vaccines, organizing hundreds of volunteers, and managing the thousands of vaccine recipients that showed up for each event. In the video, Mabry discusses the logistics of such events as well as what she learned as a student during the pandemic.

After Hours: Cardiologist Photographer
After Hours: Cardiologist Photographer

Dr. Peter Toth joins After Hours to discuss his love and passion for photography.

Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Connected
Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Connected

Daniel Hernandez, MD and Shilpa Venkatachalam, PhD, MPH from the CreakyJoints and Global Healthy Living Foundation discuss staying sane during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inside the Practice: Inside Fear Free
Inside the Practice: Inside Fear Free

On this episode of Inside the Practice, the founder of Fear Free—Dr. Marty Becker—shares what inspired him to launch Fear Free, specific stories he’s had while incorporating it in the clinic, and what he sees for its future.

Second Opinion: Dealing With Difficult Clients
Second Opinion: Dealing With Difficult Clients

Dr. Marc Rosenberg and Bash Halow return to Second Opinion - this time to tackle the difficult situations that come with difficult clients.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Climate Change and Dermatology
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Climate Change and Dermatology

Dr. Misha Rosenbach takes us on a deep dive into climate change and its effect on dermatology. From increases in vector-borne diseases to wildfires causing in uptick in atopic dermatitis, climate change affects more than just the environment, but also our health. Dr. Rosenbach explores not only the effects of climate change, but also provides insightful tips on how physicians can help.

Wellbeing Checkup: Emotional Injury
Wellbeing Checkup: Emotional Injury

Dr. Michael F. Myers joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss mental wellbeing for other physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Hours: Fishing With Dr. Bob
After Hours: Fishing With Dr. Bob

Dr Robert Bransfield talks about his love of fishing. He even has proof of the fish that didn’t get away….he caught a Drum fish in the Delaware Bay this past May. He has been fishing since he was a young boy growing up along the Jersey shore. He has fished from boats, kayaks, and jet skis. As a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Bransfield understands the importance of mental health especially during the pandemic and stresses the need to do recreational activities to get a break from the pandemic.

Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Mental Hygiene
Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Mental Hygiene

Mental wellness is of the utmost importance, especially for those in the healthcare and oncology fields. Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, a professor of medicine, and medical director, Georgia Cancer Center, discusses the importance of maintaining good mental hygiene, as well as the need for outlets and resources to discuss these topics for cancer care providers.

Behind the Science: Behind Patient Needs
Behind the Science: Behind Patient Needs

With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating emotional strain as well as time away from home for many in the medical field, how are health care professionals finding ways to give patients their best attention and efforts? Several doctors explain the methods in which they channel in on patients’ needs and alleviate stress and distractions, from time management to maintaining resilience and positivity despite the difficulties faced.

After Hours:  Rheumatologist, Pharmacologist, & Traveler
After Hours: Rheumatologist, Pharmacologist, & Traveler

Dr. David Liew, a rheumatologist and clinical pharmacologist at Austin Health, loves to travel and has been to over 70 countries and counting! He discusses when his love of traveling began, his favorite places to visit, and where he plans on going next.

Wellbeing Checkup: Sport for Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Sport for Mental Health

Ashish Mathur, PhD, is the vice president of UVDI, which makes ultra-violet light devices for the purposes of disinfection. He’s an entrepreneur, in other words, and loves reading, especially about the industrial titans of their time: the Fords and the Rockefellers. But he also likes exercising, hiking and cricket. He just loves to play cricket, and he loves talking about loving to play cricket.

Behind the Science: Behind Mentor Advice
Behind the Science: Behind Mentor Advice

Mentors positively affect people’s lives in many ways, including passing on knowledge and wisdom. In this video, 6 doctors share the best piece they have received from a mentor.

After Hours: Stand-Up Comedy
After Hours: Stand-Up Comedy

Dr. Russell Kennedy is a physician specializing in the treatment of anxiety. He is the author of Anxiety Rx: A New Prescription for Anxiety Relief from the Doctor Who Created It. Dr. Kennedy explains how stand-up comedy helps him relieve stress and avoid burnout.

Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Clarity & Running
Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Clarity & Running

Editors of Managed Healthcare Executive, Peter Wehrwein and Briana Contreras caught up with MHE Editorial Advisory Board member David Calabrese. Calabrese is market president of Health Plans/PBMs at OptumRx. In the conversation, the editors learned how Calabrese, an avid exerciser, dove deeper into running to find his physical and mental well-being as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Hours: Elite Race Walker
After Hours: Elite Race Walker

Stephanie Casey, DO, is a family physician in rural coastal Oregon but since a young age has been a competitive and decorated elite race walker, including participating in Olympic trials and for Team USA at World Cup events. She tells the story of how it started and the bumps along the way.

 Wellbeing Checkup: Coping with Moral Distress
Wellbeing Checkup: Coping with Moral Distress

Susan Ash-Lee, MSW, LCSW, discusses issues doctors face with moral distress and the toolkit Cancer Support Community has created to help them cope.

Wellbeing Checkup: Self-Care
Wellbeing Checkup: Self-Care

Theresa McArdle, Marketing Senior Manager at Pharmavite explains how there is a decline in self-care by pharmacists amid the pandemic.

After Hours: Dr. Borgen Makes Music
After Hours: Dr. Borgen Makes Music

Patrick I. Borgen, MD, may be the chair of the Department of Surgery and the head of the Breast Center at the Maimonides Cancer Center, but he also ensures that he makes time for something else he is passionate about – music. In this segment, he discusses his love for music, how he started playing, and his band.

Behind the Science: Behind How Zoom Dysmorphia Has Affected Aesthetic Providers
Behind the Science: Behind How Zoom Dysmorphia Has Affected Aesthetic Providers

In the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, communication with outside individuals was scarce and oftentimes hard to facilitate. As people were spending more time looking at themselves while on Zoom, this gave rise to another issue -- Zoom dysmorphia. Over the course of the pandemic, more and more dermatologists and aesthetic providers were seeing an increase in patients wishing to change their appearance through both invasive and noninvasive cosmetic procedures. In this episode of Behind the Science, a group of aesthetic providers give their perspective on Zoom dysmorphia and how it has affected both their patients and their practice.

After Hours: Retina Surgeon Paints Multisensory “Touch to See” Art
After Hours: Retina Surgeon Paints Multisensory “Touch to See” Art

Stephanie Skolik, MD, has been putting brush to canvas since childhood. In early adulthood, she had to make the difficult decision of whether to be a physician or an artist. Dr. Skolik chose ophthalmology but never stopped painting, with many works on display in the Huntington Museum of Art. Dr. Skolik takes us on her journey for how she creates multisensory “touch to see” art.

Wellbeing Checkup: Drawing Inspiration From Patients
Wellbeing Checkup: Drawing Inspiration From Patients

Oncologists often hold a heavy emotional weight on their shoulders, because while the health of their patients is an utmost priority, cancer is a tornado of a disease that leaves no one untouched in its path. Eunice Wang, MD, Chief of the Leukemia Service at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, shares how her patients inspire her to keep a positive attitude and give her the strength to get through difficult moments.

After Hours: Cowboy Action Shooting
After Hours: Cowboy Action Shooting

Dr. William Baker joins After Hours to discuss his exciting hobby of Cowboy Action Shooting.

Wellbeing Checkup: Beyond Beautiful
Wellbeing Checkup: Beyond Beautiful

Jasmine Zapata, MD is a pediatrician and author of the Beyond Beautiful books, a series offering mental health guidance to young women and girls. She joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss her best practices for overall wellbeing.

After Hours: The Joy of Movies and Memorabilia
After Hours: The Joy of Movies and Memorabilia

Ha Kung Wong practices general intellectual property law with Venable LLP of New York. His emphasis is on complex patent and trade secrets, intellectual property transactions and contract negotiations for mergers. In his spare time, Ha Kung likes to indulge his passion for movies, and his interest in all types of movies continues today and his knowledge of movies has become encyclopedic.

Wellbeing Checkup: I-Message vs. You-Message
Wellbeing Checkup: I-Message vs. You-Message

Dr. Carolyn Shadle discusses different ways veterinary professionals can help take care of their mental health in and out of the workplace.

Second Opinion: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates - Legal Questions
Second Opinion: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates - Legal Questions

Pharmacy law experts Ron Lanton and Ned Milenkovich sat down to discuss legal questions surrounding the adoption of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. In the conversation, they discussed potential issues in private businesses, the legality of state mandates, and more.

Wellbeing Checkup: Exercise to Relieve Stress
Wellbeing Checkup: Exercise to Relieve Stress

Jamie Costello of Pritikin Longevity Center talks about using exercise as a stress relief. Costello focuses on how doctors and those in healthcare could benefit from exercise programs, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Hours: Rock & Roll Vet Tech
After Hours: Rock & Roll Vet Tech

Veterinary technician Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT, talks about how her love of music brought her to her side gig - Hypnotic Eye: The Tom Petty experience

Wellbeing Checkup: Taking a Pause
Wellbeing Checkup: Taking a Pause

Dr. Indu Subramanian, a movement disorders and Parkinson disease specialist who is trained in mindfulness, shares her advice about the importance of taking a pause during the day and with patients to better center oneself and improve wellbeing.

Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Wellness Through Community
Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Wellness Through Community

Sandip Patel, MD, a medical oncologist and associated professor of medicine at UC San Diego Health, discusses the importance of maintaining mental wellness as healthcare providers, and how an interconnected community can help to achieve that.

After Hours: "Science of Standup"
After Hours: "Science of Standup"

Dr. Harold Bays discusses his background in stand-up comedy and his new Youtube series “Science of Standup” he created during the COVID-19 pandemic while he had more time without traveling, as well as his belief in human as medicine, and the power of comedy and laughter.

Wellbeing Checkup: Recharging
Wellbeing Checkup: Recharging

Dr. Nina Alfieri discussing her own de-stressing methods which includes walking the dog, growing vegetables and flowers in her garden, listening to music with her husband, and keeping a board of comments from her children-patients.

Wellbeing Checkup: Brain Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Brain Health

Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD is professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, and professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, joins Wellbeing Checkup.

Inside the Practice: Inside Return to Work
Inside the Practice: Inside Return to Work

Dr. Ilana Cass joins Inside the Practice to discuss how her department is changing in return to work in the post-pandemic era.

Wellbeing Checkup: Physician Looks Back at Weight Loss Journey
Wellbeing Checkup: Physician Looks Back at Weight Loss Journey

Dr. Alma Berlingeri Ramos reflects on her weight loss journey which included losing 50-pounds 2 years ago, as well as starting a weight loss and life coaching podcast, which aims to inspire others to achieve their weight loss goals.

Wellbeing Checkup: Using Mantras To Help Keep Calm and Focused
Wellbeing Checkup: Using Mantras To Help Keep Calm and Focused

H. Steven Moffic, MD, Editorial Board Member of Psychiatric Times, joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss how he uses mantras to keep calm and focused.

After Hours: Dermatologist Starts Own Bakery
After Hours: Dermatologist Starts Own Bakery

Dr. Alma Criseida Berlingeri Ramos explains why it took a pandemic for her to discover her passion for baking and give her the confidence to start her own bakery. She also discussed how she got started, her favorite recipes, and her future plans for the business.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Improved Ergonomics
Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Improved Ergonomics

Poor ergonomics can be a big problem for surgeons, and can even shorten a career. Alison Early, MD, offers three tips that can help surgeons work more comfortably.

After Hours: Passion for Poetry
After Hours: Passion for Poetry

Corey J. Langer, MD, director of Thoracic Oncology at Penn Medicine, a professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his passion for poetry.

Wellbeing Checkup: Retirement
Wellbeing Checkup: Retirement

Joann Anderson has worked with UNC Health Southeastern for 14 years and has led it through multiple hurricanes, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a recent acquisition with the larger UNC Health system. She will retire at the end of 2021, and during her retirement she is looking forward to reconnecting with her family, including having uninterrupted with her 7 grandchildren. However, she doesn’t expect she can completely just quit health care. Anderson continues to have a passion for rural health care and wants to find a way to continue to be involved.

After Hours: Tennis
After Hours: Tennis

Dr. Donna Hallas discussed her love of tennis, her successes on the court, and bringing that love into the practice.

Wellbeing Checkup: Chasing After the Grandkids
Wellbeing Checkup: Chasing After the Grandkids

Kevin Kavanagh, MD, is the founder and president of the patient advocacy group Health Watch USA. He tries to keep in shape using one of the oldest activities in the book: chasing after the grandkids.

After Hours: Hobbies for Mental Health
After Hours: Hobbies for Mental Health

William Carroll, PharmD, BCPS, discussed how his hobbies have helped maintain his mental health during the pandemic, including hiking, staying active, and spending time with loved ones. Carroll also discussed his role at Rochester Regional Health and how he experienced the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellbeing Checkup: CrossFit
Wellbeing Checkup: CrossFit

Allison Betof Warner, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses how her passion for CrossFit has helped not only her physical wellbeing, but her mental and emotional wellbeing as well.

After Hours: Traveling Photographer
After Hours: Traveling Photographer

Dr. Glenn Mark Losack is a psychiatrist, physician, photographer, social activist, and musician who has traveled and worked extensively in the developing world for over 40 years. His photography is available on flikr.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Science and Benefit of Gratitude
Wellbeing Checkup: The Science and Benefit of Gratitude

Dr. Dawn Buse offers her insight into the benefits of maintaining perspective about the things for which we’re grateful and provides examples of the practice being used—all backed by scientific study.

Wellbeing Checkup: Keeping Staff Mentally Strong
Wellbeing Checkup: Keeping Staff Mentally Strong

Illinois dentist Matthew Burton discusses how best to tackle the everyday grind of performing dentistry. He strives to keep himself healthy but just as importantly he strives to keep the entire dental team positive.

Wellbeing Checkup: Getting Sleep and Keeping Routine
Wellbeing Checkup: Getting Sleep and Keeping Routine

Dr. Monica Mallampalli discusses the importance of sleep and routine as part of the wellbeing checkup. She also delves into the importance of health care providers talking to their patients about anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways women can benefit from exercise and staying active.

After Hours: Bharatanatyam
After Hours: Bharatanatyam

Dr. Vidya Sundareshan discusses her love of Bharatanatyam, a form of classical dance and music popular in her native southern India. Now an infectious diseases specialist and internist in Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Sundareshan still gives performances and workshops when her schedule permits. Practicing Bharatanatyam, she says, provides the focus and determination to help her become a better doctor.

After Hours: Passion for Writing Poetry
After Hours: Passion for Writing Poetry

Dr. Phyllis Cassano discusses her passion for writing poetry, shares some of her work, and even previews a book she is working on.

Wellbeing Checkup: Pet Therapy
Wellbeing Checkup: Pet Therapy

Cynthia Ingram, BS, RN, HN-BC, COHN-S, head of the Animal-Assisted Therapy program at CTCA Chicago® discusses the how the impact of animal-assisted therapy is felt by everyone who works in her facility, including family members and healthcare providers.

After Hours: Importance of Hobbies
After Hours: Importance of Hobbies

Nurse Practitioner Madeline Wise from Fenway Health in Boston talks about her hobbies including being in an a cappella group called the F Chords, taking a pottery class, and the importance of hobbies and having varied interests outside of work.

Wellbeing Checkup: Connecting With Colleagues
Wellbeing Checkup: Connecting With Colleagues

Nate Royster, BSN, RN, CEN, joins Wellbeing Checkup to give tips for nurses as it pertains to connecting with colleagues among all the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellbeing Checkup: Exercise & Family Time
Wellbeing Checkup: Exercise & Family Time

Sonia Oskouei, PharmD, vice president of Biosimilars for Cardinal Health, discusses some of the ways she winds down after a long day at work and how these habits have developed over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Exercise and spending time with family have been her biggest habits, whether it’s playing soccer or going on long walks with her husband and children. She also enjoys the social aspects of playing on a recreational soccer team and is excited about starting tennis lessons and channeling her competitive spirit in new fun ways.

Wellbeing Checkup: Quality Initiative Improves Employee Satisfaction
Wellbeing Checkup: Quality Initiative Improves Employee Satisfaction

Fourth-year medical student Loren Jean Smith discusses findings of her recent study, Quality improvement initiative to optimize outpatient triage workflow and reduce burnout, presented at the 2021 American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

Wellbeing Checkup: Feed the Soul
Wellbeing Checkup: Feed the Soul

Dr. Indu Subramanian, a movement disorders and Parkinson disease specialist who is trained in mindfulness, shares some of her best quick tips and tricks to bring herself joy in easy and creative ways, particularly for those who have feelings of isolation and loneliness.

After Hours: TikTok & Oncology
After Hours: TikTok & Oncology

Sanjay Juneja, MD explains how he got started with making comedic and educational TikTok videos, how his social media presence has expanded, and how he’s using it to connect with patients.

Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Wellness for Healthcare Providers
Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Wellness for Healthcare Providers

Geoffrey Y. Ku, MD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the importance of mental wellness in the oncology community.

Inside the Practice: Inside Oncology-Related Urgent Care
Inside the Practice: Inside Oncology-Related Urgent Care

An immediate care facility aimed at bridging the gap between cancer centers and emergency rooms is coming to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Charise Gleason, MSN, NP-BC, AOCNP, the advance practice provider chief at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses why having a dedicated cancer urgent care center would improve patient care by making cancer treatment plans seamless while also helping patients avoid exposure to infectious diseases in emergency waiting rooms.

Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Wellness
Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Wellness

Jason Kolfenbach, MD, joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss how to prevent burnout and maintain wellness as a rheumatologist during the COVID-19 pandemic

Second Opinion: The Work-Life Balance
Second Opinion: The Work-Life Balance

In this video, urologists and long-time friends Steven Wahle, MD, and Henry Rosevear, MD, discuss the effects of patients accessing health information and test results before their doctors have reviewed them with them, competing with larger practices, and maintaining work-life balance.

Wellbeing Checkup: Physician Wellbeing After COVID-19
Wellbeing Checkup: Physician Wellbeing After COVID-19

Michael Krychman discusses his perspective as a physician during the second wave of COVID-19, and shares some insight into ways other health care professionals can cope.

Wellbeing Checkup: Disconnecting
Wellbeing Checkup: Disconnecting

A long and stressful day of work can have a heavy toll on oncologists. So how do they find ways to disconnect after work hours? In an interview with CURE, Dr. Rachna Shroff, associate professor of medicine at the University of Arizona and chief of GI medical oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, explained how she finds ways to channel her energy and focus on her own mental health after spending the day thinking about many of her patients who have poor prognosis.

After Hours: Singing For Joy
After Hours: Singing For Joy

According to John Meyers, PhD, singing has always been a secret passion of his. In this episode of After Hours, Meyers talks about how he is turned his love of singing to bring joy, and music, to patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.

After Hours: Pottery
After Hours: Pottery

We sat down with Anisha Dua, MD, MPH to discuss her passion for making pottery. She explains what she loves most about pottery and how she believes pottery to be a meditative process for her and an important form of self-care, especially during the pandemic.

Wellbeing Checkup: Appreciating Weekends
Wellbeing Checkup: Appreciating Weekends

President and CEO of Allegheny Health Network and Managed Healthcare Executive Editorial Advisory Board Member, Cindy Hundorfean, explains that her consistently busy schedule has led to a much larger appreciation for her weekends off where she can spend time with her family. Coming back home to Cleveland from Pittsburgh to visit her children and grandchildren and doing particular activities, such as cooking out, creates time for her to let go of built-up stress from the week and simply relax with the ones she loves most.

Inside the Practice: Inside Bond Vet’s Halloween Festivities
Inside the Practice: Inside Bond Vet’s Halloween Festivities

Halloween is coming up! To get in the spirit, Brooke Goldstein, marketing manager from Bond Vet, describes festivities that will occur at the practice.

After Hours: Love of Photography
After Hours: Love of Photography

Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, is an expert on the biosimilars industry and market trends. However, he also has a passion for photography. He discusses what got him interested in the artform, what he likes about photography, what types of photos he enjoys taking, and what equipment he uses. He also weighs in on big debates within the photography community, such as the ethics of taking candid photos, film vs digital photography, and the use of cell phones as cameras.

After Hours: Preparing for Boston Marathon
After Hours: Preparing for Boston Marathon

Gabriela S. Hobbs, MD, and Amy Comander, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital discuss their passion for running, and how they’re prepping – together – to run the Boston Marathon.

Wellbeing Checkup: Staying on Track
Wellbeing Checkup: Staying on Track

On this episode, Sonia Jhas, a Health and Wellness Expert for busy health care professionals, talks about easy steps that you can implement to help you stay on track with your health goals.

Wellbeing Checkup: Positive Affirmations
Wellbeing Checkup: Positive Affirmations

Fenway Health's Director of Community Impact and Engagement Adrianna Boulin and is currently transitioning from her role as The Fenway Institute's (TFI) Community Engagement Manager where she oversaw a number of the research studies being conducted at TFI. In addition to being a star at Fenway Health, Adrianna is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and talks about giving herself positive affirmations and performing movements such as yoga postures.

After Hours: Spooky and Supernatural
After Hours: Spooky and Supernatural

From movies to books about the supernatural, Bren Cole from Fenway Health discusses her love all of things related to horror and scary things. Everywhere she travels, Bren likes to see the local spooky places and haunted houses. She enjoys learning about the history behind many of the supernatural tales. She discusses her trips to different places including New Orleans and the voodoo culture as well as her wish to visit the hotel that is the inspiration for the book and movie The Shining.

After Hours: DJing at Sci-Fi Conventions
After Hours: DJing at Sci-Fi Conventions

Marwan Bukhari, MBBS, PhD, joins After Hours to discuss his hobby of DJing at Sci-Fi conventions.

Behind the Science: Behind Urologists Favorite Scary Movies
Behind the Science: Behind Urologists Favorite Scary Movies

Seven urologists share their favorite scary movies and tv shows with the Urology Times. From the recent "Squid Game" Netflix series to the classic "Exorcist" film, their reflections bring some spooky energy just in time for Halloween.

After Hours: The Magic of Storytelling
After Hours: The Magic of Storytelling

Physicians of every kind have an immense privilege: they get to hear their patients’ stories. In this installment of After Hours, Fredrick J. Matzner, MD, tells the story of how he first realized that he wanted to do therapy and psychiatry and shares his love of storytelling through his act as an amateur magician.

Wellbeing Checkup: Give Yourself a Break
Wellbeing Checkup: Give Yourself a Break

Eric C. Hunter, president and CEO of CareOregon, a nonprofit health plan, shares his best practices for maintaining he mental wellbeing. Hunter says the best way he keeps his wellbeing in check is giving himself a break when needed to avoid burnout at work to better serve his clients. Some breaks can include going for a walk to decompress, or engage with people he knows to see how they’re doing and talk about things on a personal level outside of work.

After Hours: Emergency Medicine Musician
After Hours: Emergency Medicine Musician

It’s almost a cliché, that music can heal the soul, but a doctor in Michigan uses his own musicianship as a balm against the wear and tear of emergency department work in the time of COVID-19. Keith Reynolds from Medical Economics sat down with Dr. Jasper Yung to talk composers and how music can bring relief to all doctors.

After Hours: Passion for CrossFit
After Hours: Passion for CrossFit

Allison Betof Warner, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses her passion for CrossFit and how she began her journey.

Second Opinion: The Importance of Exercise
Second Opinion: The Importance of Exercise

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD, and Ruth B. Schneider, MD, join Second Opinion to discuss the importance of exercise in the care of patients.

After Hours: Passion for Sailing
After Hours: Passion for Sailing

A leader in the field of ophthalmology, William Culbertson, MD, is a professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Living on the coast, he has developed a passion for sailing. Come sail away with Dr. Culbertson aboard his boat, Aqueous Humor V.

Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Hard Days
Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Hard Days

Like other oncologists, Dr. Bernard Fuemmeler loves his job. However, sometimes working in the field of cancer research can take a toll on doctors’ mental wellbeing if they have particularly difficult or stressful day. In an interview with CURE, Dr. Fuemmeler shared how he manages to avoid letting it affect his personal life and emotions.

After Hours: In the Friendly Skies
After Hours: In the Friendly Skies

Major Michael Brisson, DO, is a third-year family medicine resident in Alabama. He came to our attention through the American Osteopathic Association, and we had spoken with him once before, briefly, but did not know at the time that he flies Black Hawk helicopters every week as part of the Alabama National Guard. More inquiry revealed that medicine and aviation have been in his family and his life since he was a child – his mother worked for airlines, his father was a general surgeon— and he learned to fly before he learned to drive. His wife is also a Black Hawk pilot; they met in the Army, courted and married in the Army, and she flew an attack chopper as the chase aircraft when he flew the lead medevac “bird” on rescue missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other theaters. They have 2 beautiful children and lead an otherwise “normal” American family life.

Wellbeing Checkup: Do Something You Love
Wellbeing Checkup: Do Something You Love

Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, joins Wellbeing Checkup to talk about the importance of health care providers taking care of themselves, and to take time every day to do something they love.

After Hours: Radio Host, Art Collector, Advocate
After Hours: Radio Host, Art Collector, Advocate

Dázon Dixon Diallo, founder and president, SisterLove Inc, a 32-year-old sexual reproductive health rights and justice organization, is also the host of her own weekly radio show, “Sisters’ Time/WomenSpeak” on WRFG, 89.3 FM, and an avid art collector and creator. Here she opens up about her passion for storytelling, memorable guests, and her love for handcrafted art.

Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Wellbeing for the Holidays
Wellbeing Checkup: Mental Wellbeing for the Holidays

Makenzie Peterson, MSc, the first Director of Wellbeing at the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, breaks down why the holidays have a positive and negative impact on people’s wellbeing while providing helpful tips to help you navigate the holiday season.

After Hours: Veterinary Leadership Book Club
After Hours: Veterinary Leadership Book Club

In this episode of After Hours, we are joined by Family Pet Health’s owner and chief empowerment officer Michael Shirley to hear about the Veterinary Leadership Book Club. Shirley explains the importance of the book club and how through reading and discussions, he hopes they can make the veterinary industry a better place for everyone.

Wellbeing Checkup: Wellness As A Mindset
Wellbeing Checkup: Wellness As A Mindset

The word “wellness” has become a confusing one for patients because its frequent use and development as an industry can lead different individuals’ minds to different ideas. But, for Dr. Indu Subramanian, the director of the VA Southwest Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers, who is also trained in mindfulness and yoga, wellness is more about lifestyle choices to get on the road to a healthier life. She offers her insight and tips on how to get on that road toward being more well.

After Hours: Passion for Fitness
After Hours: Passion for Fitness

Aparna Parikh’s passion for fitness started early on with a love for competitive tennis in high school and college. Throughout her time in pre-med, Parikh continued to stay active, but it was a move to the Bay area during her fellowship that gave her an appreciation of the great outdoors. She began biking to work and even swimming in the San Francisco Bay, leading into her first triathlon, which she completed while pregnant with her first child. In addition to discussing her passion for being physically active, she describes how she balances remaining active with saving lives at the Mass General Cancer Center and spending time with her family.

Wellbeing Checkup: Recognize Stressors
Wellbeing Checkup: Recognize Stressors

Dr. Kenneth Yeager explains that it is important to recognize the stressors associated with caring for people, especially during the pandemic, so you can take better care of yourself and, ultimately, your patients.

After Hours: Passion for Movies
After Hours: Passion for Movies

For many, getting lost in a movie serves a respite from the stressors of day-to-day life. This is certainly the case of urologist Justin Dubin, MD, whose lifelong love of cinema has resulted in the creation of a movie-related podcast and also inspired him to write a screenplay. Dubin is an andrology fellow at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and co-host of the men’s health podcast Man Up.

After Hours: Traveling Together to Capture the Perfect Shot
After Hours: Traveling Together to Capture the Perfect Shot

Friends and colleagues, Drs Alexander Shor and Jim Janakievski practice dentistry in the Seattle area, but whenever they can escape their respective practices, they are headed on a trek to capture landscape photographs of remote and beautiful areas. Traveling around the globe and throughout the US, the two friends continue to seek out grand and stunning moments that they can expertly capture in pictures.

Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Mental Wellness
Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Mental Wellness

Oncology experts discusses the importance of maintaining mental wellness, and what they do to unwind from work and other stressors.

After Hours: Fitness as Meditation
After Hours: Fitness as Meditation

In this interview, we discuss Dr. Suneel Chilukuri’s fitness regimen and how he uses it as a way of meditation. He talks about how he had to adjust his schedule to the pandemic and how other physicians can schedule their own “me time.”

After Hours: Passion for Baking
After Hours: Passion for Baking

Marc J. Braunstein, MD, PhD, discusses his passion for baking, how he got into the hobby, his advice for aspiring bakers, and his recipe for matcha madeleines!

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Holiday Season at Emory University’s Cancer Center
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Holiday Season at Emory University’s Cancer Center

On this episode of Deep Dive, Chris Zorn, clinic operations administrator at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, joins us to discuss holiday cheer in ambulatory oncology clinics. Zorn explains how his clinic promotes holiday cheer in a personalized way as well as offers insights into helping patients navigate family holiday visits and wanting to share holiday gifts with their health care providers.

After Hours: Handbell Choir
After Hours: Handbell Choir

Alexandra Yonts, MD, joins After Hours to discuss her festive hobbies of playing in a handbell choir and making toffee for family, friends, and colleagues.

After Hours: Cookie Decorator
After Hours: Cookie Decorator

Kelly Pillinger, infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist and PGY2 infectious diseases residency program director at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital, discusses how her cookie decorating hobby helps her relieve job stress. She decorates cookies for different seasons, holidays, and events, and started decorating due to the pandemic because it was something she was always interested in.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Mental Wellness
Wellbeing Checkup: The Importance of Mental Wellness

Kostas Botsoglou, MD, discusses the importance of mental wellness in the health care provider community.

Behind the Science: Behind Gifts From Patients
Behind the Science: Behind Gifts From Patients

Throughout their career, doctors receive memorable gifts from patients – whether it be figurative or literal. Some also find that seeing patients receive benefits from their care is also a gift. In the spirit of the holidays, CURE® asked several health care providers about a special gift they’ve received from patients.

After Hours: Creating Balance
After Hours: Creating Balance

It is important for mental health care providers to take care of their own mental health – and creativity can be a great way to do that. In this installment of After Hours, Frank A. Clark, MD, shares his creative background and love for writing poetry.

After Hours: Race Car Driving Ophthalmologist
After Hours: Race Car Driving Ophthalmologist

In this episode of After Hours, we will take you to the racetrack, where Patrick Staropoli, an ophthalmologist at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, enjoys his weekends behind the wheel of the Jim McCoy Racing Chevrolet. He took first place at Auburndale Raceway in Winter Haven, Florida. Let’s find out what drives this Harvard graduate to chase the checkered flag.

After Hours: Urologist Magician
After Hours: Urologist Magician

From the time of the pyramids, people have been entranced by the wonder of so-called magic. A few cups and balls, a length of rope, a pack of common playing cards are the tools that greats like Houdini, Kellar, and Germaine used to enchant the masses. Dr. Neil Baum, professor of urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, is very passionate about bringing that same wonder to healthcare.

After Hours: Nature
After Hours: Nature

Kathryn Dao, MD, of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Rheumatology, joined After Hours to discuss her love of nature.

After Hours: Music as Therapy
After Hours: Music as Therapy

Music has a number of therapeutic qualities and can even help us find meaning in life. In this installment of After Hours, Jeffrey Becker, MD, shares his musical background and the joys of finding your own voice through music.

After Hours: Passion for Ballet
After Hours: Passion for Ballet

Dr. Elizabeth Brem joins After Hours to talk about finding time to continue her passion for ballet dancing while treating patients with cancer.

Wellbeing Checkup: Manage Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Manage Mental Health

Nate Royster, RN, offers tips on managing wellbeing while dealing with the day-to-day stress of the pandemic as an Emergency Department nurse working on the frontlines. Royster explained that remaining conscious of his own emotions, acknowledging the impact of his own efforts, and letting it be okay to feel overwhelmed have all been critical to manage his own mental health and wellness, as well as establishing good relationships with the people he’s working with because they are the people who understand what he’s going through each day.

After Hours: Passion for Fishing and Wine
After Hours: Passion for Fishing and Wine

David R. Gandara, MD, discusses his passion for weekly fishing expeditions, plus his love for wine tasting and sharing.

Wellbeing Checkup: Wellbeing in School-Aged Children
Wellbeing Checkup: Wellbeing in School-Aged Children

On this episode of Wellbeing Checkup, Terry Brenneman, MD, joins us to discuss strategies physicians can use to help parents foster wellbeing in school-aged children as the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations continue and school schedules are disrupted.

Wellbeing Checkup: Step Away From Screens
Wellbeing Checkup: Step Away From Screens

With the unlimited amounts of research, patient communication and other daily job functions at their fingertips, health care professionals often spend countless hours using technology on a day-to-day basis. In an interview with CURE®, Elizabeth Salerno of Washington State University School of Medicine explained how she steps away from the “screen-filled world” and creates healthy mental space when she has free time.

After Hours: Surf’s Up for California Neurologist
After Hours: Surf’s Up for California Neurologist

Jack Schim, MD, has been surfing since his boyhood in Miami but found the waves much better in southern California where he went to medical school—and stayed. He uses the word “magical” to describe the sport and says it’s part of the self-care that helps him care for his patients.

After Hours: Football Kicking Pharmacist
After Hours: Football Kicking Pharmacist

Before pursuing a career in pharmacy, Dr. Sonia Oskouei, vice president of Biosimilars at Cardinal Health, played soccer from childhood to high school varsity where she was then asked in her senior year to test her kicking skills as a football placekicker. Sonia discusses her experiences as the kicker for her boys’ high school football team and how key lessons she gained through athletics continue to resonate with her today.

Wellbeing Checkup: Combating Burnout
Wellbeing Checkup: Combating Burnout

On this episode of Wellbeing Checkup, Lauren Catenacci, PhD, Head of People and Culture at Galaxy Vets reveals the results and significant implications of Galaxy Vets’ 2021 Burnout and Work-Life Balance Study in the Veterinary Profession, plus she shares tips on preventing burnout, enhancing work-life balance, and improving overall mental well-being.

After Hours: 29029 Everesting
After Hours: 29029 Everesting

On this episode of After Hours, Betsy Charles, DVM, MBA, details her inspiring journey hiking at the 29029 Everesting event in honor of her late husband.

Wellbeing Checkup: Taking Time to Pause
Wellbeing Checkup: Taking Time to Pause

Dr. Indu Subramanian, the director of the VA Southwest Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers spoke on the importance of taking time to pause in conversations with patients and colleagues, and how it can help improve communication and the digestion of information.

After Hours: Beatboxing Gastroenterologist
After Hours: Beatboxing Gastroenterologist

Dr. Brennan Spiegel is a beat boxer who recently published a video on twitter of him telling the story of COVID while beatboxing. He has been in tournaments and performed at conferences. Dr. Spiegel talked about how he learned he had this talent and how he does it.

Wellbeing Checkup: Lower Your Stress
Wellbeing Checkup: Lower Your Stress

As a cardiologist and cardiac surgery specialist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Stuart Berger knows what it is like to have highly stressful days at work. In this segment, Dr. Berger discusses the ways he lowers his stress, which includes time with his dogs, having the support of his family, working out regularly, and playing the blues on his trumpet.

After Hours: Love of Exercise
After Hours: Love of Exercise

When Betsy O’Donnell isn’t working to treat patients with multiple myeloma at the Massachusetts General Hospital, she is often taking on endurance challenges and exploring her love of exercise. She emphasizes how sports are one of her biggest passions outside of her career, from college sports to even considering participating in sports professionally. Over the years, even after recovering from sports injuries, O’Donnell continues to live an athletic lifestyle by cycling to and from work; in 2020, she even biked over 10,000 miles.

Wellbeing Checkup: Keep Your Brain Healthy
Wellbeing Checkup: Keep Your Brain Healthy

How can you keep your brain healthy in an unhealthy society? Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD, shares how you can keep your brain healthy in order to better serve your patients and your community.

Wellbeing Checkup: Being Your Best Self for the Patient
Wellbeing Checkup: Being Your Best Self for the Patient

Peter Lio, MD, FAAD, joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss physician burnout. Lio describes how physicians have to put themselves first at times to be able to provide top patient care and describes what he recommends.

After Hours: Lute Music
After Hours: Lute Music

Urologist Daniel Shoskes, MD, discusses his passion for early music and, in particular, the lute.

Wellbeing Checkup: Hyper-Customized Nutrition Strategies
Wellbeing Checkup: Hyper-Customized Nutrition Strategies

In this interview, Linda Stocum sits down with Ben Schuff, ND, LDN, to discuss customized nutrition strategies. The questions of how to start mindfulness and how to measure progress are tackled.

After Hours: Passion for Music
After Hours: Passion for Music

James Q Del Rosso, DO, discusses his passion for music. They discuss the recordings he made during his time at Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and how his passion for music started.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Power of Three Good Things
Wellbeing Checkup: The Power of Three Good Things

In this Wellbeing Checkup episode, ophthalmologist Cathleen M. McCabe, MD, shares some simple hacks for how physicians can incorporate the practice of “three good things” into their daily health routine.

After Hours: Dr. Langer's Love of Poetry
After Hours: Dr. Langer's Love of Poetry

Corey J. Langer, MD, discusses his passion for poetry and how he got involved with the Delaware Valley Poets.

After Hours: Blacksmithing & Woodworking
After Hours: Blacksmithing & Woodworking

On working days, Dr. Michael S. Jellinek is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. John B. Herman, associate chief of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. On Saturdays though, the 2 physicians wake up at 6 am, go for an early breakfast at a local restaurant, and then head over to Dr Jellinek’s fully equipped woodshed, situated behind his home in Barre, Massachusetts for a day of woodworking and blacksmithing.

Wellbeing Checkup: Beekeeping
Wellbeing Checkup: Beekeeping

Cedric Steiner is a licensed nursing home administrator in Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He’s also a consultant who specializes in building ventilation and how properly ventilated buildings are crucial in the battle against infection. Outside of work, he details his interest and hobby in beekeeping.

After Hours: Triathlons
After Hours: Triathlons

This interview discusses William “Bill” Loeffler and his outside hobby of competing in triathlons and climbing the Adirondacks.

After Hours: Writing for General Readers
After Hours: Writing for General Readers

Writing for general readers can be a very rewarding experience. William H. Reid, MD, MPH, walks us through the process of writing and publishing fiction and nonfiction books, plus how you can get started.

Wellbeing Checkup: Emphasizing Community
Wellbeing Checkup: Emphasizing Community

Burnout isn’t just a personal issue – combating burnout should be a top priority of companies and organizations as a whole, with a community-first approach. Christopher Mattern, MD, joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss.

Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Chronic Stress
Wellbeing Checkup: Managing Chronic Stress

Stress is the root cause of so many of our chronic conditions, and chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body. In this episode of Wellbeing Checkup, Jennifer Bourgeois, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist and founder of Well and Free, LLC, shares her tips for managing chronic stress, prioritizing rest, and practicing self-care.

After Hours: Drums
After Hours: Drums

In this episode, we’ll hear one of our associates at Medical Economics interview Dr. Michael DeGeorgia, a neurologist at University Hospitals of Cleveland and founding director of the Center for Music and Medicine. Dr. DeGeorgia became interested in the drums as a child, but stopped playing while getting his medical education. His passion reignited while organizing medical conferences in the early 2000s, and in 2006 decided to form his own rock and roll band, The Codes, made up entirely of fellow physicians. Dr. DeGeorgia is also intrigued by music’s use as a therapeutic tool for people who have experienced brain injury.

Wellbeing Checkup: Fitness, Faith, and Family
Wellbeing Checkup: Fitness, Faith, and Family

As health care providers, we are often so busy helping and healing others that we forget to help and heal ourselves. In this episode of Wellbeing Checkup, Frank A. Clark, MD, discusses the importance of mindfulness and the things that keep him healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

After Hours: Vet Tech by Day, Comedian by Night
After Hours: Vet Tech by Day, Comedian by Night

Veterinary technician Walter Brown explains how he began his comedy career and how he uses his sense of humor to make clients feel at ease about their pet’s care.

After Hours: Playing Polo
After Hours: Playing Polo

Biotricity CEO Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq discusses his unique hobby of playing polo and how it not only helps him to relax, but that it forces him to focus on just one thing and not multitask. He offers some insights on playing the game as well as the care of the horses and some insights into the game for those who are not familiar with it.

Wellbeing Checkup: Practice Wellness
Wellbeing Checkup: Practice Wellness

Is it true that taking 10 minutes every day to practice self-care can reduce the risk of burnout? Urologist and life coach Diana Londoño, MD, believes so. In a recent interview, she discusses how urologists can practice wellness on a daily basis. Londoño is a urologic oncology surgeon and assistant clinical professor in the department of surgery at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California.

Wellbeing Checkup: Burnout Management for Nurses
Wellbeing Checkup: Burnout Management for Nurses

April Kapu, a Vanderbilt professor, acute care nurse practitioner (NP) based in Nashville, TN, and president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), who is here to discuss the future of the nurse practitioner workforce amid healthcare staffing burnout and the extreme fatigue and stress of the pandemic.

After Hours: Dice, Dragons, and Dental Labs
After Hours: Dice, Dragons, and Dental Labs

Jessica Vanhouten started her own Dungeons & Dragons dice business because she wanted more and more custom dice for role playing games, but the skills she learned there led her to a job finishing dentures in a Wisconsin dental lab.

Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Maintaining Mental Health

This Wellbeing Checkup features Dr. Shelgikar sharing her tips and tricks for how she maintains her mental health, as well as her hobbies outside of the clinic, which include prioritizing her sleep health, reading, and playing tennis.

After Hours: An Oncologist With a Curing Voice
After Hours: An Oncologist With a Curing Voice

Steven Eisenberg, DO, a San Diego-based oncologists at California Care Associates for Research & Excellence, has a passion for singing and songwriting, which he shares with patients and with the world.

Wellbeing Checkup: Avoiding Burnout as a Rheumatologist
Wellbeing Checkup: Avoiding Burnout as a Rheumatologist

Daniel J. Lovell joins Wellbeing Checkup to discuss how he has maintained his wellbeing and avoided burnout?

After Hours: Wordle
After Hours: Wordle

In this episode of After Hours, Gretchen A. McNally, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP, a nurse practitioner scientist with The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute of Ohio State University, joins Oncology Nursing News® to discuss and compete in the daily word puzzle, Wordle, that has taken the internet by storm.

Wellbeing Checkup: Beating Burnout
Wellbeing Checkup: Beating Burnout

Burnout is uniquely pervasive in medicine, regardless of specialty, making physicians more susceptible than the average person. Matthew T. Siedhoff, MD, MSCR, discusses warning signs to watch for and shares his habit-hacking tips to refocus your routines and bring wellness back into your life.

After Hours: 77-Year-Old Basketball Star
After Hours: 77-Year-Old Basketball Star

On this episode of After Hours, we are featuring Dr. Marc Rosenberg, who can be seen at the clinic as the director of Voorhees Veterinary Center in New Jersey, or on the court sinking shots as a basketball star.

After Hours: Playing Guitar, Music, Podcasting About Rheumatology
After Hours: Playing Guitar, Music, Podcasting About Rheumatology

Sebastián Herrera, MD, of Clínica Las Américas Auna and ARTMEDICA joins After Hours to discuss his passions of playing guitar, music, podcasting about rheumatology.

Wellbeing Checkup: Companionship of Dogs
Wellbeing Checkup: Companionship of Dogs

Peter Durlach, chief strategy officer of Nuance, shares with Managed Healthcare Executive how he cares for his wellbeing during tough times, like coping with the after effects of the COVID-19 pandemic or just a long, hard day’s work. Durlach shared he looks to the companionship and excitement of his golden retriever when he comes home and enjoys its company by playing and walking the dog along with his wife and kids. He shared his dog has been his saving grace because its full of positive energy, radiates purity and is always happy to see you.

After Hours: Deer Hunting
After Hours: Deer Hunting

Dr. Michael Birrer explains how deer hunting entered his life while growing up in New Jersey and how he still makes time for it today.

Wellbeing Checkup: Health and Wellness Expert
Wellbeing Checkup: Health and Wellness Expert

Sonia Jhas, a Health and Wellness Expert for busy health care professionals, talks about layering in self-care so that you can recharge and regroup. To do this, she recommends strategies such as journaling, brief meditation, and breathwork exercises that can be done anywhere.

Wellbeing Checkup:  Practicing Work-Life Balance With Hobbies
Wellbeing Checkup: Practicing Work-Life Balance With Hobbies

Two esteemed maternal-fetal medicine specialists, Joshua Copel, MD, and Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PHD, share their hobbies, including tennis and reading.

After Hours: Professional Accordion Player
After Hours: Professional Accordion Player

Mike Middleton, MD, leads a busy life. As well as serving as the Director of Nuclear Medicine and Professor of Radiology at the Scott & White Clinic/Texas A&M Health Science Center, he is also an award-winning accordion player. When he’s not with his patients, you can find him on the cover of accordion magazines and playing at local festivals.

Wellbeing Checkup: Reading & Language
Wellbeing Checkup: Reading & Language

Managed Healthcare Executive speaks with Inovalon Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paige Killian about how expanding her reading further than it typically goes and even her language has created a sense of mental wellbeing and a better understanding of our world. A subject of literature Dr. Killian has been reading more of has been focused on history, more specifically of different countries. She also shared that she is learning Italian.

After Hours: Animal Rescue
After Hours: Animal Rescue

On this episode of After Hours, Theresa Craig, RN, an infusion nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital, joins us to discuss her work with a local animal rescue shelter.

After Hours: Vet on Ice
After Hours: Vet on Ice

This episode of After Hours features Dr Heather Kvitko-White, DVM, DACVIM, as she shares her love for ice skating and her path to playing recreational hockey.

Wellbeing Checkup: Following Your Passion
Wellbeing Checkup: Following Your Passion

Dr. Yehuda Handelsman discusses how he has maintained his mental wellbeing throughout his career as a practicing endocrinologist who has served as president of the AACE and currently serves the medical director and principal investigator of The Metabolic Institute of America.

After Hours: Trail Running, Rowing, and Cycling
After Hours: Trail Running, Rowing, and Cycling

Amber Orman, MD, DipABLM, highlights the role physical activity plays in maintaining her mental health, especially concerning all of the joy and grief that comes with being a radiation oncologist. In particular, she loves outdoor activities such as trail running, rowing, and cycling. She also speaks to the role a plant-based diet plays in her and her family’s life and how she supports this lifestyle through her love of gardening.

Wellbeing Checkup: Prioritizing Mental Health
Wellbeing Checkup: Prioritizing Mental Health

Infectious diseases and vaccine safety expert Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer discusses strategies health care professionals can use to ensure they are tending to their own mental health.

After Hours: Cooking With Cancer
After Hours: Cooking With Cancer

On this episode of After Hours, Dr. Luis F. Pineda discusses how he combines his work as an oncologist with his passion for cooking. Pineda explains how he created his own program, Cooking With Cancer designed specifically for patients who are afflicted with cancer, caregivers of the patients, and all of those who work in the healthcare industry. The content consists of recipes researched and tested on patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

Wellbeing Checkup: Living in the Moment
Wellbeing Checkup: Living in the Moment

Two oncology nurses with the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute discuss the importance of “living in the moment” and taking time to disconnect from work to promote their overall wellness.

Wellbeing Checkup: Relieve Stresses of Pandemic-Related Burnout
Wellbeing Checkup: Relieve Stresses of Pandemic-Related Burnout

Navigating the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult for those within the Alzheimer disease field. Seeing patients virtually has been a task for clinicians like Sharon Cohen, but through the appreciation of her job, family, and the small things in life, she’s eased her stress. On this Wellbeing Checkup, Cohen, a neurologist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, provided insight on how ways clinicians can find comfort during this difficult time.

After Hours: Aesthetic Appreciation
After Hours: Aesthetic Appreciation

How can appreciating aesthetics expand our capacity for empathy and imagination? In this installment of After Hours, Harold J. Bursztajn, MD, shares his passions for collecting historical family photos and inspiring works of art, and discusses how these pursuits can help us continue to be curious and kind, even in the face of life’s challenges.

After Hours: Mountain Climbing
After Hours: Mountain Climbing

Growing up in Utah, Christopher Weight, MD, became interested in mountain climbing at an early life. Today, he has climbed mountains such as Devil’s Tower and the Matterhorn, and he also climbs for kidney cancer awareness through his involvement with the Climb 4 Kidney Cancer organization. Weight is a urologist at Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

After Hours: Piano-Playing Ophthalmologist
After Hours: Piano-Playing Ophthalmologist

Retired ophthalmologist Thomas W. Smith, MD, takes us on a musical journey of bringing music to his practice and his church. When he was seeing cataract surgery patients, Dr. Smith would often record and play his own music in the background in the office to connect with patients as a common bond, as he explains in his narrative. He continues to share his music to uplift others in his community. Dr. Smith’s play list includes tunes from musical theater such as “Without a Song” to big band-era favorites such as “In the Mood.”

Wellbeing Checkup: Running in Cold
Wellbeing Checkup: Running in Cold

Dr. Douglas Simonetto talks about how to avoid burnout and picking up hobbies. For him it is running, which he has increased during the pandemic, even in cold Minnesota climate.

After Hours: Keepin It Movin, with Dr. Erin Michos
After Hours: Keepin It Movin, with Dr. Erin Michos

In this segment, Practical Cardiology sits down with Dr. Erin Michos of Johns Hopkins Medicine to discuss her relationship with running. An avid runner more interested in the experience than the place she finishes, Michos sees running as an outlet for creative escape, a social activity, and help achieve an active lifestyle.

After Hours: Dirt Biking Physician
After Hours: Dirt Biking Physician

Moving to Las Vegas nearly 30 years ago, Dr. Steve Evans, chief medical officer of SilverSummit at Centene, became enamored with the sightseeing, nature, and adventure brought by dirt biking, which he continues to do safely with family and friends till this day. Dr Evans speaks with The American Journal of Managed Care® on the trails and mountains he’s traversed while dirt biking, how it’s allowed him to decompress from the demands of his career, and tips for those interested in trying out the sport.

Wellbeing Checkup: Overcoming Burnout
Wellbeing Checkup: Overcoming Burnout

Suzy Scott, MSN, RN, WOC Nurse and CEO of Scott Triggers, PLLC, discusses how burnout is affecting nurses and other health care workers and how to stop them from leaving the medical profession.

After Hours: Mission Trips
After Hours: Mission Trips

Mark G. Kris, MD, explains how he became involved in humanitarian trips to aid poverty- and disaster-stricken areas.

Wellbeing Checkup: Ergonomics
Wellbeing Checkup: Ergonomics

The constant stress on the back and neck muscles as part of a surgeon’s daily regimen can have long-term effects. Inder Paul Singh, MD, shares some simple hacks that physicians can use in their daily practice to foster better ergonomics.

Wellbeing Checkup: Making Connections
Wellbeing Checkup: Making Connections

When mental health professionals and law enforcement work together, they may be more able than ever to help keep individuals in mental health crisis out of the emergency room and out of jail. In this installment of Wellbeing Checkup, Margie Balfour, MD, PhD, of Connections Health Solutions and Sgt Jason Winsky of the Tucson Police Department provide an update on the latest crisis system developments, including the upcoming 988 mental health hotline number.

After Hours: Sending Medical Supplies to Ukraine
After Hours: Sending Medical Supplies to Ukraine

Taras Mahalay, MD, joins After Hours to discuss how he's been collecting and shipping medical supplies to Ukraine

Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Fit and Centered
Wellbeing Checkup: Staying Fit and Centered

Neuroradiologist Chris Mattern, MD, discussed his avid interest in cycling to stay fit and how he has incorporated mindfulness into his daily routine to stay centered and focused.

After Hours: US Navy Flight Surgeon
After Hours: US Navy Flight Surgeon

In funding his path to medical school, Dr. David Penberthy, medical director of radiation oncology at Bon Secours Southside Regional Medical Center, and current president of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), undertook a military service requirement where he was selected to train as a flight surgeon for the US Navy. Dr. Penberthy speaks with The American Journal of Managed Care® on the exciting experiences he had onboard F-14 fighter jets, how his training as a flight surgeon continues to influence his career in radiation oncology, and what advice he would give those considering a similar path in medicine through the US military.

After Hours: Vet on the Run
After Hours: Vet on the Run

Dr. Jeff Rothstein sat down with dvm360 to discuss his love for running has taught him a lot about himself and his career, including that age is not a disease.

Wellbeing Checkup: Combating Inflammation
Wellbeing Checkup: Combating Inflammation

Ryan Urgo, managing director of Health Policy at Avelere, shared how he practices his wellbeing through a consistent fitness regimen and diet. He noted his exercise routines and meal plan that work best for him have really benefited his physical and mental well-being. Urgo added how it important it is to combat one of the negative causes of bad health – inflammation - by staying active and eating healthy foods. He even shared what’s helped him keep going with his routine from the height of the pandemic and on: his family who, as a group, have all committed to their health and wellness as a team.

Wellbeing Checkup: Check in with Each Other
Wellbeing Checkup: Check in with Each Other

Michael Myers, MD, is a psychiatrist who treats health care professionals and their families. He talks about how HCPs in the wake of COVID-19 are dealing with grief and what he recommends as essential for clinician mental health in the months and years to come.

After Hours: Author
After Hours: Author

What does Paul A. Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia; internationally recognized expert in the field of virology and immunology; member of the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine do in his, a-hem, “spare time?” Write books! His most recent one, “You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation,” is a fascinating look at the necessary but at time, brutal toll medical innovation takes to come to fruition.

Wellbeing Checkup: Manage Stress in a New Role
Wellbeing Checkup: Manage Stress in a New Role

As patient- and population-level issues continue to face stakeholders involved in US health care transformation, finding time to maintain a work/life balance can be a difficult task. Mark Fendrick, MD, co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care®, and director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, discusses why this balance is important for stakeholders to efficiently manage short- and long-term goals, and what benefits he gained through his recent sabbatical with his new puppy.

After Hours: Making A Global Difference with RAD-AID
After Hours: Making A Global Difference with RAD-AID

Radiologist Arlene Richardson, MD, discussed the rewards of working with RAD-AID, a non-profit, volunteer organization that seeks to bring radiology expertise, education, equipment and support to low-resource areas all over the world.

Wellbeing Checkup: The Power of Reframing
Wellbeing Checkup: The Power of Reframing

Sonja Olson, DVM, book author at Heartstorming Wellness, emphasizes the power of reframing and how this shift in perspective can help improve veterinary professionals’ mental wellness. Plus, she shares the inspiring initiatives being made in the field to support a healthier profession.

After Hours: Meditation
After Hours: Meditation

Dong Xu, a Curators' Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, discusses the joys of playing ping pong and practicing meditation, and how giving himself the time to enjoy these hobbies helps him better concentrate on his work during the day.

Wellbeing Checkup: Cook for Your Life
Wellbeing Checkup: Cook for Your Life

CancerNetwork’s Ariana Pelosci spoke with Kate Ueland from Cook for Your Life, a non-profit designed to offer healthy recipes and nutrition tips to patients with cancer, and those who are caregivers. In the interview, Ueland discusses how Cook for Your Life can be a resource clinicians give to patients during the survivorship stage, and using their platform as a tool to educate patients to improve their quality of life.

After Hours: Passion for Travel
After Hours: Passion for Travel

Merry J Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, describes what sparked her passion for traveling and details some of her ventures around the globe.

Wellbeing Checkup: Extreme Stressors
Wellbeing Checkup: Extreme Stressors

Dr. Donna Hallas discusses current extreme stressors and how addressing them with patients can help providers manage their own stress.

Wellbeing Checkup: Finding What Works For Yourself
Wellbeing Checkup: Finding What Works For Yourself

C. Roberto Simons-Linares, MD, talks about the need to find things to deal with stress and burnout. He personally likes the outdoors and exercise, but thinks everyone should find something that works for them individually.

After Hours: Figure Skating Neurologist
After Hours: Figure Skating Neurologist

By day, Dr. Rebecca Fasano serves as an associate professor of neurology and directs the neurology residency training program at Emory University School of Medicine. But in the early mornings, and on weekends, you can catch her honing another technical craft: her figure skating ability. Dr. Fasano spoke to Matt Hoffman of NeurologyLive about how she rekindled her childhood passion for the sport and how she balances work, family, and competitive skating throughout the year.

Wellbeing Checkup: Burnout Strategies
Wellbeing Checkup: Burnout Strategies

Joyce C. Chang MD, MSCE, discusses how she has been able to avoid physician burnout.

After Hours: Powerful Poetry
After Hours: Powerful Poetry

With poetry, I can write about what I’m feeling and what I see almost from a distance, and then it helps me get a little bit closer to those emotions that I’m trying to feel and gets them off my chest.” In this installment of After Hours, medical student Madeleine Mendelow discusses how poetry can be a powerful tool for processing our emotions as clinicians and exploring our personalities outside of medicine.

After Hours: Opera Singing Veterinarian
After Hours: Opera Singing Veterinarian

Julia Miller, DVM, DACVD, professor at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, touches upon her love and talent for singing opera. In fact, before pursuing veterinary medicine, she tried her hand at vocal performance (opera) during undergrad at Indiana University.

After Hours: Music for Infection Prevention
After Hours: Music for Infection Prevention

Dr. Alexandra Peters has enjoyed music and songwriting her entire life. Thirteen years ago, she was asked to write English lyrics for a French composer. This led to her writing and performing music within the healthcare industry, including a writing a song for World Hygiene Day. After a chance horseback ride at a fair at age 3, Dr. Peters was instantly hooked. As a teenager, she started focusing on dressage and eventually earned her teaching degree in 3 disciplines.

After Hours: Scotch Enthusiast
After Hours: Scotch Enthusiast

Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, is the Walter J. Stark, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and chief of the Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Eye Diseases at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. When he unwinds, he enjoys a nice glass of Scotch, and has become an expert on the drink. He is joined by Peter J. McDonnell, MD, director of the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times.

Wellbeing Checkup: Being Okay With Not Being Okay
Wellbeing Checkup: Being Okay With Not Being Okay

Heidi Finnes, the President-elect of Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, discusses her experience of burnout among medical colleagues in the field of oncology and ways health care organizations and institutes can implement metrics to support the assessment of burnout in the field.

Wellbeing Checkup: Professional Boundaries
Wellbeing Checkup: Professional Boundaries

Working in palliative cancer care can be incredibly rewarding, but also lead to burnout and anxiety. However, getting an inside look at patient resiliency, as well as setting up appropriate professional boundaries and leaning on the right institutional support can all help clinicians maintain a positive attitude and fulfilling career, explained Kimberly Curseen, MD, director of supportive and palliative care outpatient services and associate professor at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

After Hours: Sailing Oncologist
After Hours: Sailing Oncologist

Having sailed previously in her adolescent years, Crystal Denlinger, MD, FACP, chief scientific officer of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), joined a local sailing club during the pandemic that reignited her love for the sport. On today’s After Hours, Dr Denlinger speaks with The American Journal of Managed Care® on the experiences she’s had sailing the Delaware river, how the sport has benefitted her general health and career as an oncologist, and general tips for novice sailors.

After Hours: Food and Recipe Blogger
After Hours: Food and Recipe Blogger

Dan Mikesell, DO, spent 37 years practicing as a pediatrician in Muskegon, Michigan. In 2010, he became Dr. Dan, creator of the food and recipe blog 101cookingfortwo.com, and his hobby has continued since he retired in 2016. His blog began as a way to share recipes with his family while blending his loves of food, cameras and computers. It has had mentions and collaborations with a number of nationally recognized culinary sources. Spoiler alert: Dr. Dan reveals his favorite food and his favorite recipe.

Wellbeing Checkup: Separate Work and Personal Life
Wellbeing Checkup: Separate Work and Personal Life

Matt Parker, vice president of products at Kyruus and HealthSparq, shares with MHE how he manages his wellbeing each day through activity like walks through nature with his dog, an Australian Shephard, Remy, before and after work. Parker added that making time to separate work with his personal life is crucial to his mental health as these walks really help him clear his head and remember what’s important in life.

After Hours: An Oncology Nurse With An Eye For Cake Design
After Hours: An Oncology Nurse With An Eye For Cake Design

Rebecca Feagle, RN, BSN, a Clinical Nurse Manager with the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, talks about her experience as an oncology nurse and her passion for cake decorating.

Wellbeing Checkup: Summertime Safety
Wellbeing Checkup: Summertime Safety

With the summer months finally upon us, the time has come for fun and frivolity. But, all that recreation also comes with its own risks. Ike Devji, founder and managing attorney at Pro Asset Protection, walks us through ways to limit your liability during these “100 deadly days.”

After Hours: The Street Vet
After Hours: The Street Vet

Veterinarian and animal consultant for Netflix Kwane Stewart explains how he started providing free veterinary care to homeless animals, leading him to co-found Project Street Vet.

Wellbeing Checkup: Being a Trialist, Clinician, & Academic
Wellbeing Checkup: Being a Trialist, Clinician, & Academic

For early career clinicians, balancing responsibilities between personal life and a blossoming career can prove difficult. In this Wellbeing Check-up, Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH, a trialist and co-director of Center for Implementation Science and staff cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, discusses what mental wellbeing means to him and how he makes it a priority to maintain his own.

After Hours: Interest in Fitness
After Hours: Interest in Fitness

Eleonora Teplinsky, MD, garnered an interest in fitness starting in high school where she ran in track. During her time in medical school, running helped to provide her with a sense of stress relief and freedom, allowing her time to clear her thoughts. It was upon moving to New York for her fellowship that she began training for races and half marathons. In addition to detailing how exercise has positively impacted her life, she explains how her fitness regimen needed to change in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Hours: Sneakers to Support Childhood Cancer
After Hours: Sneakers to Support Childhood Cancer

Every year in a partnership with Nike, Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital has pediatric patients with cancer and other illnesses help design a collection of sneakers called the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection to help raise funds for the hospital. The 2022 collection, which featured 7 different shoes including LeBron models and Jordan 5s, was released in April. The program has been ongoing for more than 20 years, raising more than $30 million for the hospital.

Wellbeing Checkup: Make Mental Health a Priority
Wellbeing Checkup: Make Mental Health a Priority

Jan Bonhoeffer, MD, PhD, a global expert on infectious diseases and vaccine safety and a thought leader on efforts to transform how medical professionals care for their patients and themselves, discusses rates of burnout, divorce, and suicide rates among health care workers—particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic—and strategies clinicians can use to tend to their own mental health.

After Hours: Trifecta of Hobbies
After Hours: Trifecta of Hobbies

Margaret T. Kasner, MD, explains her plethora of after-hours hobbies, including knitting and cooking.

Wellbeing Checkup: 3-Pronged Approach to Veterinary Wellness
Wellbeing Checkup: 3-Pronged Approach to Veterinary Wellness

Betsy Charles, DVM, highlights a 3-pronged approach to improving veterinary wellness including personal responsibility coupled with community support that leads to change in broken systems. She shares what recently inspired her to approach wellbeing this way, how each component works together and is strong on their own, plus more.

After Hours: Card Writing
After Hours: Card Writing

“Perhaps the most important thing in our lives is really our relationships with the people we care about.” In this installment of After Hours, Rif El-Mallakh, MD, discusses how card writing helps him feel connected to his friends and family.

After Hours: Connecting With Patients Through NASCAR
After Hours: Connecting With Patients Through NASCAR

Kelly L. Stratton, MD, FACS, shares how he developed his interest in NASCAR racing and how this can help him connect with patients.

Wellbeing Checkup: When It's Time to Say No
Wellbeing Checkup: When It's Time to Say No

Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD, discusses the burnout associated with always saying yes. As a busy medical professional and a family man, he stresses the importance of deciding what is most important to you for your own wellbeing. The power of saying no gives Dr. Chovatiya more time with his kids and family and helps prioritize what is most important.

After Hours: Beekeeper
After Hours: Beekeeper

Dr. Christopher Fly, and emergency department physician for 19 years at the Medical College of Georgia, started his beekeeping hobby when his son brought home the idea from high school. The 2 took classes, bought the gear, suited up, and started a hive. His son soon aged out of the interest, but Dr. Fly is still keeping bees and even has a wildflower honey brand—I’ll Fly Away.

After Hours: Competitive Cheerleading
After Hours: Competitive Cheerleading

Mackenzie Andrews is a co-founder and chief commercial officer of Nanodropper. In addition to being a neurobiologist and bioengineer, she also is a powerlifting champion and competitive cheerleader. In this segment of After Hours, she shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of competitive cheerleading.

After Hours: Doubling Down on Community Health
After Hours: Doubling Down on Community Health

Along with managing the social and health care needs of Medicaid beneficiaries, Traci Thompson, MD, MBA, chief medical officer of Humana Healthy Horizons of Florida, recently launched a nonprofit charity clinic named “Dr Traci’s House,” that seeks to improve health equity in a historically underserved area of east Tampa. On today’s After Hours, Dr Thompson speaks with The American Journal of Managed Care® on the social, physical, and mental health care services the clinic provides, how care needs have shifted since COVID-19, and what community stakeholders should consider in prioritizing the health of individuals with limited income and resources.

Wellbeing Checkup: Multiple Ways to De-Stress
Wellbeing Checkup: Multiple Ways to De-Stress

Heather Saunders, MPH, RN, CIC, infection preventionist, registered nurse, and mother to 2 young boys is busy…and sometimes very stressed, especially the last couple of years with the COVID-19 pandemic. So how does she save herself from burnout, practice self-care, find herself again? She tells Infection Control Today®.

After Hours: Baking
After Hours: Baking

Marc Bernstein, MD, discusses how baking became his go-to hobby outside of work and how it became a family activity.

After Hours: Incidental Comics
After Hours: Incidental Comics

Publishing cartoons since his college days, Orthodontist Grant Snider balances caring for patients and publishing insightful cartoons online and collected in books. His web series Incidental Comics is the hub of his creative efforts, but he’s also written and illustrated children’s books and had his work published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Kansas City Star, and more. With his most recent book The Art of Living, Snider showcases the introspective nature and overall positive outlook that underpins his work.