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Author: Dr. Jay-Sheree Allen

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Dr. Jay-Sheree Allen is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician who completed her residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College. She is committed to improving the health of her generation, both locally and globally, through the promotion and practice of primary care and preventative medicine. With Millennial Health, she takes some of her most important health messages from the clinic and brings them straight to the podcast platform of your choice. She firmly believes that your first wealth is your health. You can reach her on Instagram @Drjaysheree
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In this episode, Dr. Jay-Sheree Allen opens the 2021 season by acknowledging the challenges we’ve been facing for greater than 1 year in this pandemic.  We also set the record straight on a few popular terms including herd immunity, variants, mutations and we discuss the way in which vaccines work. She believes that the vaccines are offering us some light at the end of the tunnel. What are your thoughts and are you getting the vaccine?Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter @DrJaySheree
COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

2020-12-1434:24

On this episode we are joined by Dr. Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir for a discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine. On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. Dr. Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Saint Joseph, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Infectious Diseases, as well as a Masters in Public Health at Wayne State University. Addendum: It is important to note that this year's recommended flu vaccines are not live, but as mentioned on the recording, there is a live flu vaccine. Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter @DrJaySheree
On this episode we are joined by Dr. Michelle Ogunwole for a unique discussion on Black women, healthcare and the concept of beauty shops being a future healthcare space.  Dr. Michelle Ogunwole (@drchellemd) is an Internal Medicine physician, health disparities researcher, and social justice advocate focusing on the health of Black women. She is interested in the impact of pregnancy on long term health and improving women's health equity throughout the life course. Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter @DrJaySheree
On this episode we are joined by Francisco Roman, PharmD for a discussion on vaccines. There are a lot of conversations around this topic, especially now that influenza season is in full swing and a COVID-19 vaccine is on the horizon. Francisco is a Clinical Pharmacist by training and currently works as a medical science liaison with Sanofi Pasteur vaccines division.Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter @DrJaySheree
Voting For Your Health

Voting For Your Health

2020-11-0223:49

On this episode we are joined by Dr. Stella Safo for a discussion on Voting in 2020. This pandemic has highlighted the intersection of health and politics. This has inspired multiple healthcare professionals to step up as poll workers and voting rights advocates.Dr Safo is an HIV primary care provider based in New York City. She holds a role as an assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai and is a strategic advisor at Premier Inc. She’s one of the cofounders of Vote Health 2020 a non-partisan coalition of health professionals collaborating to increase the number of our peers and patients registered to vote by November 3, 2020. Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter @DrJaySheree
On this episode we are joined by Dr. Supriya Rao for a discussion on Obesity Medicine. Supriya Rao, MD is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Obesity Medicine. She is a managing partner of her GI practice, Integrated Gastroenterology Consultants, located in Chelmsford, MA and the Director of Medical Weight Loss at Lowell General Hospital.Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter  @DrJaySheree
On this episode we are joined by Dr. Natalie Gentile for a discussion on lifestyle medicine and steps we can take to improve our health.Dr. Gentile is the founder of Gentile Family Direct Primary Care, an innovative practice that cuts out the middle-man of insurance in favor of a membership-based model. This allows her to work for who really matters: her patients. She specializes in Lifestyle Medicine, focusing on how she can help patients prevent, treat, and potentially reverse chronic disease with focused lifestyle changes.Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter  @DrJaySheree
In this episode of the Millennial Health Podcast, Dr. Jay-Sheree is joined by another Millennial MD, Wife and Mom -- Dr. Darcie Joseph-Watkins for a candid conversation on maintaining her health as well as that of her family. She is a wife, mom, physician and youtube blogger. She chronicles her life as an anesthesiologist in the midst of the pandemic and her journey as a new mother. She is currently practicing on Long Island, New YorkThank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter  @DrJaySheree
Black Maternal Health

Black Maternal Health

2020-09-0716:34

On this episode we are joined by Dr. Tamika K. Cross for a discussion on Black Maternal Health. We've heard the statistics and the stories about Serena Williams among others, but why exactly are Black mothers dying at such a disproportionate rate?Dr. Cross is a board certified physician who completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is currently practicing in Texas. Dr. Cross has a passion for improving health outcomes for patients in underserved communities, and has served on several multidisciplinary hospital committees aimed to address the alarming maternal morbidity rates in the country.Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter  @DrJaySheree
In this episode of the Millennial Health Podcast, Dr. Jay-Sheree is joined by Millennial MD, Wife and Mom, Dr. Vanessa Nzeh for a candid conversation on maintaining the health of her family. She is a wife, mom, physician and the owner and content creator behind the blog FearlesslyOma.com. She is currently practicing as an internal medicine Hospitalist and pediatric urgent care physician in the Houston area. She has special interests in child and maternal health, health literacy, and the advancement of healthcare infrastructure in Nigeria. Dr. Nzeh’s ultimate goal is to inspire and encourage others to live fearlessly and fully in all areas of their life.Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter  @DrJaySheree
On this episode, I join Dr. Tosin Odunsi for a candid IG Live podcast recording to discuss prioritizing our health and wellbeing.Dr. Tosin Odunsi, also known as The Life Motivator, is an Obstetrics & Gynecology physician who is deeply committed to the promotion of diversity in medicine. She is the founder of The Mentorship Squad (TMS), a community comprised of Black and Latinx women seeking mentorship along their journey to becoming U.S. physicians.Dr. Odunsi is also passionate about overall wellness. I’m impressed by her resilience as she transparently shares her journey on her Instagram page @lifebytosin.Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter  @DrJaySheree
This has been a rough year ... and we still have 5 months to go ! In this episode Dr. Jay-Sheree Allen gets candid with listeners about some of her struggles over the first half of 2020 and explains her month long absence from the show. She also shares of few of her ‘survival tips’ that brought her through this challenging season.Thank you for listening to the Millennial Health Podcast. Please subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram and Twitter  @DrJaySheree
Dr. Brittany McCrorey graduated from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in 2014 and now practices general dentistry in New York. She is the co-director of a general practice residency program, and she is also pursuing a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys creating natural hair care content for her platform, Teeth&Tendrils, as well as brunching with friends and painting.In this episode she indulges me in a podcast recording on Instagram Live. Fun Fact: My business coach Twanna Toliver encouraged me to try going Live on IG consistently for a few weeks before investing in podcast equipment. As you can tell, I did eventually start that podcast but I still miss going Live on Instagram, so I set out to try and merge the 2 worlds. Dr. Brittany and I discuss the current state of our lives as millennials. We unpack some feelings regarding the current events, the changes in our professional lives and we talk about some dental health essentials (afterall, she's a dentist).
Mia Keeys serves as the Director of Health Equity Policy and Advocacy for the American Medical Association. She is the former Policy Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Health Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL). Previously, Mia has also been a Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar, a Fulbright Fellow, and 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health under the National Minority Quality Forum.In this episode we have an engaging discussion on race, racism, health equity, equality among other related topics. She sets the record straight and helps us to define some important terms in public health. She also introduces introduces us to a framework by Dr. Camara Jones to help us understand racism on three different levels. OOhhh, and she comes with receipts !
Dr. Lionel McIntosh is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician in Minnesota, who hails from the the Bahamas. He has an interest in Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity Medicine. In this episode he helps us to understand principles around the Keto diet, the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. 
Plant Based Nutrition

Plant Based Nutrition

2020-05-1925:03

Dr. Judy Brangman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine and lifestyle medicine physician who is dedicated to helping others live healthier and better. She is an advocate for a whole food plant based diet and enjoys teaching individuals and groups how to incorporate more plant based foods into their diet. In this episode of the Millennial Health podcast she explains the difference between vegan and plant based, she discusses some core principles of lifestyle medicine and she shares some of her favorite recipes. You can learn more on her website https://theplantbasedmd.com/
On today's episode, we are joined by Cardiologist, Dr. Megha Agarwal. She completed her specialty cardiovascular training in Women and Heart Disease at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and in Cardio-Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her emphasis is in advanced echocardiography, early detection and treatment of heart disease in cancer survivors and management of cardiovascular disease in women. She is very passionate about to empowering people with science-based knowledge and accountability to help them develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with food and to that end has founded Healthwyse.We have a candid conversation about her journey to becoming a cardiologist, millennials investing in their heart health, the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits. We also discuss her 3 P's that are key when planning your meals. 
The Global Jamaica Diaspora Youth Council is an organization seeking to engage, connect and empower young Jamaicans around the world. I serve as the West/Midwest Regional Representative and the resident Physician of the group. We recorded one of our Instagram Live sessions on coronavirus and we are sharing the audio here. We discuss the toll this pandemic is taking on our mental health, we explore some coping strategies and we discuss some CDC updates. We were also answering viewer questions along the way. 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Utibe Essien, Internal Medicine Physician and Health Equity Researcher to discuss COVID-19 updates and health disparities related to this disease. We specifically address how COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black Americans. As the economic impact worsens and tensions are rising, we also reinforce some important guidelines for our fellow millennials.If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out on Instagram @MillennialHealthDoc
On this episode, we speak to Atlanta based Psychiatrist and Media Personality, Dr. Dion Metzger about Managing Your Mental Health in the Midst of a Crisis. This applies not only to personal issues, but the loss of a loved one and even the effects of the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. We advocate for therapy and make the distinction among psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers providing therapy.
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