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In Your Hands is a podcast about innovation and mankind’s endless capacity to reimagine healthcare and medicine in the face of adversity. As the world around us – our societies, our cultures – increasingly jeopardise our health, how do we fight back? We introduce you to leading minds in healthcare, to find out how the future is being shaped so you can learn how to take your health into your own hands.
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Dr. John Capotorto

Dr. John Capotorto

2020-11-1701:05:29

In this episode, Kevin Lamb talks to Dr. John Capotorto, an endocrinologist and co-founder of RestorixHealth -  a wound healing centre. Its primary mission is to restore health, and improve the quality of life and access to care for patients with wounds. In this in-depth conversation, John recalls the developments he has seen in wound care throughout his career; discusses what more can be done to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles, with diabetes on the rise around the world; and explores the future of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 
Dr. Desmond Bell

Dr. Desmond Bell

2020-09-3051:39

In this episode, Kevin Lamb talks to Dr Desmond Bell, a podiatrist who specializes in wound management and lower-extremity preservation, and founder and president of “The Save A Leg, Save A Life” foundation. In this in-depth conversation, Desmond recalls how he recognised early on in his career that proper management of chronic wounds, especially on the lower extremities, is lacking in the United States; stresses the need for improvement in chronic wound care, not only to create awareness but also to call for action; and discusses the extent to which patients should be responsible for their own care.  
Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Dr. Pippa Malmgren

2020-09-0247:15

In this episode, Kevin Lamb talks to Dr Pippa Malmgren, former financial markets advisor to President George W Bush, economist, author, and founder and CEO of H Robotics. Together they discuss the rise of medical tourism and how it will continue to evolve, describe the use of drones as air ambulances to deliver medical supplies in low income countries, warzones and remote locations, and explore the growing research into the medical use of cannabis and whether innovation in drugs can help diabetes patients with pain management. 
In this episode, Kevin speaks to Professor Lord Ara Darzi, internationally recognised academic surgeon and independent peer in the UK’s House of Lords. Lord Darzi speaks about the tools, techniques and discoveries driving healthcare’s innovation landscape. Addressing the concern that new robotics technology is creating less capable surgeons, he explains how the ability to train in a virtual world allows skills to flourish. In July 2007, Lord Darzi launched a wide-ranging review of the NHS in England and continues to advocate for better healthcare practices. He believes the balance of power between patients and doctors needs to shift, enabling patients to feel empowered to take back control of their own health.
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