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Health411

Author: Dr. Jonathan Karp

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One of the most important things in our lives is our health.
Every day, millions of Americans are diagnosed with everything from chronic illnesses and life-threatening diseases like diabetes, cancer or heart disease, to simple ailments including the common cold.
Learn to take better care of yourself, both physically and mentally. Don’t miss 107.7 The Bronc’s first on-air program about your health, Health 411, underwritten by Capital Health.
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In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the therapeutic potential of psilocybin. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound found with highest potency in the Psilocybe genus of fungi. Although used recreationally for its hallucinogenic properties, magic mushrooms also show promise for the treatment of a wide variety of mental ailments including addiction, major depression, and PTSD.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss cardiology with Dr. Harit Desai. Dr. Desai has extensive training and experience in various aspects of cardiovascular health, and he shines some light on common heart conditions and symptoms.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the Air Force Medical corps with Brigadier General Alfred K. Flowers, Jr. and Major Andrew R. Auerbach. Their pathways to successful careers in the medical aspect of the military is discussed, as well as how being alumni of Rider University helped prepare them for their journeys in the medical corps.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the concept of "Phantom Limb Pain". Essentially, this is when people who have recently had a limb amputated feel real pain in the (now removed) limb. Why does this occur? What sort of neuroanatomy does it rely on? Can we "reorganize" the brain as a treatment to this ailment? All of these topics (and more) are discussed in this episode.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the human microbiome with Dr. Riggs, professor of immunology at Rider University. We are composed of roughly 40 trillion "human" cells but are equal parts bacterial cells. Understanding the interaction between our cells and the bacterial microbiome is integral to disease studies of the gut, mouth, skin, and more.
In this Episode, Dr. Karp and Daniel discuss new data implicating that SSRI medication typically used as antidepresants may improve COVID symptoms in positive patients.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss mental health with psychiatrist Dr. Rajiv Vyas of Capital Health. The day-to-day life of a psychiatrist is discussed, as well as various techniques and treatments used in the treatment of mental health disorders. Mental health is just as important, and some would argue a part of, physical health. Therefore, the work mental health professionals do to help patients is largely important at any institution.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the pathology medical specialty with Dr. Krister Jones of Capital Health. Dr. Jones' path to medical school as well as the road to pathology is discussed, as well as the day-to-day life of someone in this specialty. Numerous and relatively recent innovations have allowed for accurate diagnoses of disease based off of tissue samples through various methods, and Dr. Jones is a part of the application of such innovations on a regular basis. 
In this episode of Health411, Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the immune system and why sometimes it is better to downregulate it rather than have it be turned all the way on all the time. Different types of immunosuppressant drugs are discussed, as well as their differences and why having an overactive immune system can cause disease.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the prevalence of depression in vegetarians relative to meat-eaters according to a Brazilian study. The association between a meatless diet and the presence of depressive episodes among adults is analyzed, as well as possible causation of this link. This is a hotly contested issue, with ethics and morality being common calls to abstain from animal products.
In this episode of Health411, host dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the usage of helmet-based ventilators in a clinical setting. These noninvasive helmets prove themselves to be a great alternative compared to tight-fitting oxygen masks which decrease patient comfort and are not tolerable for long periods of time. Nurse Savickaite was involved in the successful testing of the helmet ventilator in the ICU at the University of Chicago during a three-year trial study.  
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the profession of Pastoral Care with Reverend Genikwa Williams of Capital Health. The responsibilities, challenges, and goals of a chaplain are discussed, as they really are part of the medical care of the patient. The education and path to a career in pastoral care is difficult but rewarding, as the main goal of a chaplain is to assure patient comfort and decrease sorrow.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the placebo effect and its implications in healthcare. From spontaneously disappearing tumors to pain modulation, this effect is broadly studied and utilized in clinical settings across the world. 
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss Capital Health's fundraising efforts with Jennifer Antinoro, executive director of Development at Capital Health. Jennifer has an accomplished background in fundraising, social work, capital campaigns, and more. Her office helps fill the monetary gaps experienced by many patients in the healthcare system, supplying items ranging from clothing and toiletries to glucometers and medication.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the Dunning-Kruger effect. This term, put simply, describes how individuals unfamiliar with a subject or concept believe that they know a significant amount more. It is a common trend seen across many different aspects of life, and can actually cause harm if not checked. Scientific literacy is also discussed as a possible way to alleviate the Dunning-Kruger effect commonly seen in places like social media.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss medical residency with Dr. Madison Mitchell of Capital Health. A recent graduate of St. George's medical school, Dr. Mitchell describes going to medical school in the Caribbean, Family Medicine residency in New Jersey, and how these experiences have shaped her future as a doctor.
In this episode of Health411, Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the implications of your internal biological clock, or circadian rhythm, to daily life. It is not just the sleep-wake cycle, it also affects things such as reproduction, digestion, awareness, and more! This relatively new field, known as circadian medicine, matters for everything from neonatal ICU care to chemotherapy efficacy.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss how addiction manifests in the actual connectivity of the brain. Knowledge of this interconnectedness shows promise in treatment of addiction and relapse, as addiction relapse is exceedingly common and substance abuse is a major contributor to death in the United States. 
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss the history, perception, and science of dyslexia in society. Although only categorized as a "disorder" in the late 19th century, dyslexia has more than likely been around for the entirety of human existence. Although those with this condition typically have difficulty with reading and writing, they are often more innately skilled in other areas such as creativity and "big-picture thinking", making the "disability" moniker quite obsolete.
In this episode of Health411, host Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller discuss some new research showing the biochemical rationale behind the preference of some mosquito species to humans. With summer in full swing, these pests are of particular concern since they carry diseases such as the West Nile Virus. The research techniques used in this paper are fascinating, if a bit unorthodox. Mosquito wind tunnel, anyone?
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