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EMG-Health Podcast

The EMG Health Podcast aims to provoke conversations around the latest trends and innovations in the world of healthcare, shares insight from thought leaders, and hosts conversations with physician entrepreneur, Jonathan Sackier.
Latest Episode | 16 APRIL 2021

From Jock to Doc

This week, Jonathan sits down with Mark Adickes, Orthopaedic Surgeon and former NFL player. Together, they reflect on his transition from professional sport to sports medicine, consider what makes a good doctor, and explore both the mental and physical dangers of sport-related injuries.

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Bonus Episode | 12 APRIL 2021

Adults and Adolescents with Atopic Dermatitis

This episode, sponsored by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron, is the third instalment in a five-part series exploring the subject of atopic dermatitis (AD). Hear from Dr Maria Angles, Paediatric Dermatologist, Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, who shares the treatment results in early and sustained improvements in adolescents and adults with moderate-to-severe AD.

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Episode 048 | 09 APRIL 2021

All Hands on Deck

This week, Jonathan reflects on the ongoing efforts of students and retired healthcare professionals joining the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, and considers the difficult decisions that can accompany this move.

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Episode 047 | 26 MARCH 2021

Keeping Calm in a Crisis

Jonathan sits down with Meryvn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, UCL, to discuss the role of intensive care in the pandemic and beyond, consider what physicians have learnt over the past 12 months, and reveal why innovation has peaked during COVID-19.

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Episode 046 | 19 MARCH 2021

Decisions, Development, and Devices

This week, Jonathan sits down with Dr Brian Dunkin, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Scientific, to explore the advancements in minimally invasive surgery, reflect on the growth of telemedicine, as well as consider the science behind recruitment and embedding culture within organisations.

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Episode 045 | 12 MARCH 2021

The Pilot’s Guide to Plastic Surgery

This week, Jonathan talks to Dr Brannon Claytor, Plastic Surgeon, Claytor Noone Plastic Surgery, Philadelphia, about the rise in male patients requesting procedures, his experience delivering mission surgery in Bangladesh, as well as the surprising correlations between plastic surgery and aviation.

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Bonus Episode | 11 MARCH 2021

Atopic Dermatitis and Quality of Care

This episode, sponsored by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron, is the second instalment in a five-part series exploring the subject of atopic dermatitis (AD). Hear from Dr Mette Deleuran, Chair, Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital and Dr Peck Ong, Associate Professor, Clinical Paediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, discussing the disease burden and quality of life of patients with AD.

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Episode 44 | 05 MARCH 2021

Medical Ethics: Rights, Wrongs and Risk

In this episode, Jonathan reflects on the principles, origins, and history of medical ethics, exploring the moral complexities and real world risks of not upholding the integrity of these principles.

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Episode 43 | 26 FEBRUARY 2021

Understanding Addiction

Jonathan sits down with Dr Robert Waldman, Addiction Expert, Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center (LA) to explore our shifting attitudes towards addiction, consider the theory of ‘gateway drugs’, and assess why addiction and substance abuse has been on the rise during lockdown.

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Bonus Episode | 22 FEBRUARY 2021

Into the Flow: AKI Prevention with RenalGuard

This episode, sponsored by KANEKA, provides a scientific update on the incidences, risks, and effects of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in interventional and other procedures as well as covering prevention strategies and exploring how state-of-the-art RenalGuard diuresis forced matched hydration meets all critical prevention requirements.

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Episode 42 | 19 FEBRUARY 2021

Putting the ‘Ease’ in Diabetes

Jonathan sits down with Mark Barone, Vice President, International Diabetes Foundation, for a discussion about his personal experience with diabetes, how the medical professional can encourage healthier lifestyle choices, and how we can tackle health inequities in diabetes and beyond.

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Bonus Episode | 15 FEBRUARY 2021

COVID-19’s Impact on Atopic Dermatitis

This episode, sponsored by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron, is the first of a five-part series exploring dermatology and the subject of atopic dermatitis (AD). Hear from Dr Miriam Wittmann, Associate Professor, Inflammatory Skin Diseases, The University of Leeds, who focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on AD research.

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Episode 41 | 12 FEBRUARY 2021

Sky High Health

This week, Jonathan talks to Richard Jenkins, Chief Medical Officer, Emirates, to discuss innovation in healthcare, the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector, and how to safeguard the physical and mental health of pilots and cabin crew as they face the greatest challenge to commercial aviation in recent history.

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Episode 40 | 05 FEBRUARY 2021

The Men’s Health Gap

This week, Jonathan reflects on the issue of the men’s health gap, exploring the data behind the disparity, why a health gap exists, and how to engage with male patients to improve diagnosis rates and disease outcomes in the future.

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Episode 039 | 29 January 2020

Cancer and the Community

Jonathan sits down with Professor Mark Lawler, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Digital Health, Queen’s University Belfast, to explore working closely with communities, tailoring approaches for different populations, recruiting celebrities for awareness campaigns, and the impact of COVID-19 on oncology.

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Bonus Episode | 28 January 2020

How physiology guidance can help treat patients right first time

This episode, funded by a grant from Philips, explores physiology as a guidance tool to improve the practice and outcomes of coronary intervention with Dr Rasha Al-Lamee, Interventional Cardiology Consultant, Imperial College NHS Trust and Nick Curzen, Professor of Interventional Cardiology, University of Southampton.

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Episode 038 | 22 January 2020

Serving Country and Community

This week, Jonathan is joined by Norvell ‘Van’ Coots, President and CEO, Holy Cross Health. Together, they reflect on his start in dermatology, his service in the US military, and the promising rise of telemedicine in bringing patient care closer to home and into the community.

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Episode 037 | 15 January 2020

Lasers and Futuristic Healing

Jonathan sits down with James Carroll, CEO and Founder, THOR Photomedicine, to explore the innovative world of photobiomodulation. They explore the clinical applications of laser therapy, discuss James’s journey into entrepreneurship, and consider what the future of healthcare might look like.
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Episode 036 | 08 January 2020

Considering Cannabis

Jonathan sits down with Professor Michael Barnes, Chief Medical Officer, Lyphe Group and Director, Maple Tree Consultancy, to explore the subject of medicinal cannabis. They investigate the challenges in overcoming bureaucracy, the importance of educating healthcare professionals about its potential, as well as his work campaigning for cannabis to be prescribed on the NHS.
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Bonus Episode | 21 December 2020

The Pathway to the Future of Breast Cancer Care

This episode, sponsored by Veracyte, is an overview of the European Breast Cancer Congress symposium ‘The Pathway to the Future of Breast Cancer Care’, featuring Bonnie Anderson, Chairman, CEO, Veracyte and Giulia Kennedy, Chief Scientific Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Veracyte, discussing the challenges and rewards of developing useful biomarker assays using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Episode 035 | 18 December 2020

Musings on 2020

In the final episode of 2020, Jonathan takes a moment to consider how much the healthcare landscape has changed in light of COVID-19, for the worse and for the better, as well as highlighting some of the fantastic leaps that have been made in innovation and discovery over the period.
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Episode 034 | 11 December 2020

The Father of Telemedicine

This week, Jonathan is joined by Ganapathy Krishnan, Founder and President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation. Together, they explore why India is the perfect case study for telemedicine, the importance of garnering support for telehealth from governments and policymakers, as well as his future outlook for aviation and space medicine.

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Episode 033 | 04 December 2020

Start-ups and Entrepreneurship

This week, Jonathan is joined by Jeremy Stone, Healthcare Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Physician. Together, they discuss his reputation as a business angel, his passion for aeronautics, his transition away from academia, and the importance of entrepreneurship and investing in start-ups when kick-starting innovation in healthcare.

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Bonus Episode | 01 December 2020

Dynamic Management of CD: Reaching a New Dimension in Patient Care

This episode will provide an overview of the UEG Week Virtual 2020 symposium ‘Dynamic management of CD: reaching a new dimension in patient care’, which highlights the latest developments in Crohn’s disease management.

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Sponsored by Janssen | EM-46968 – Date of preparation Nov 2020
Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in EMEA, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium
Episode 032 | 27 NOVEMBER 2020

Paediatric Hepatology

This week, Jonathan is joined by Deirdre Kelly, Paediatric Hepatologist and Chair of the ESPGHAN Public Affairs Committee. They reflect on her upbringing in India, debate the pros and cons of the NHS, and discuss her work with children facing liver transplantations, as well as how best to provide patients with a sense of autonomy over their conditions.

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Bonus Episode | 23 NOVEMBER 2020

Challenges in Achieving and Maintaining Remission in ANCA-associated Vasculitis

This episode, sponsored by Vifor pharma, provides an overview of the current challenges in achieving remission for patients with ANCA associated vasculitis, assessing the consequences and regularity of relapse, its association with longer-term damage or clinical outcomes, and how patients view relapse.

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Episode 031 | 20 NOVEMBER 2020

Antibiotics in India

This week, Jonathan sits down with Professor Sumanth Gandra, Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, to discuss antimicrobial resistance in India. They investigate AMR disparity in high and low-income countries, the need for improved education amongst healthcare professionals, and the role of mass gatherings and the food industry in deepening the problem.
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Episode 030 | 13 NOVEMBER 2020

Physio Education

This week, Jonathan chats to Simon Shepard, CEO, Optima-life and Chartered Physiotherapist, about how to sustain both mental and physical strength, best practice for managing patient expectations, and his time as an medical adviser for television shows.

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Episode 029 | 06 NOVEMBER 2020

The FDA Chronicles

This week, Jonathan explores the history and evolution of the FDA, taking a look at the key milestones, starting from the first medieval food regulations to the institution’s response to COVID-19.

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Episode 028 | 30 OCTOBER 2020

A Conversation on Innovation

Jonathan chats to Mike Bewick, Founder and Director of iQ4U Consultants, to discuss the subject of innovation. They explore incredible advancements in oncology and patient technology, the impact of Brexit on healthcare, and consider what doctors can learn from nurses.

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Episode 027 | 23 OCTOBER 2020

The Slower Moving Pandemic

Jonathan chats to Professor Sabiha Essack, Research Chair in Antibiotic Resistance and One Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal. They discuss gaps highlighted by the pandemic, the over-prescribing of antibiotics, and the link between antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19.

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Episode 026 | 16 OCTOBER 2020

Telemedicine and the Rise of the Robots

This week, Jonathan chats to Yulun Wang, Fellow, Teladoc Health and Founder of InTouch Health, about telemedicine. They explore the potential of robotics, the pros and cons of virtual care, and consider how the fourth industrial revolution is transforming the healthcare industry.

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Episode 025 | 09 OCTOBER 2020

The Learning Never Stops

This week, Jonathan reflects on the importance of Continuous Medical Education for healthcare professionals. As new drugs are developed and changing methods of practice are pioneered and innovated, we consider the channels through which doctors can stay up to date on the latest developments to ensure they are always serving patients with the best possible care.

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Episode 024 | 02 OCTOBER 2020

Affairs of the Heart

Jonathan sits down with Steve Westaby, Cardiac Surgeon, Author, and Pioneer of Circulatory Support Technology, to discuss innovation. They reflect on his extensive career in heart surgery, touching on the humanity of patient care, amusing anecdotes from medical school, and sobering stories from the operating theatre.

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Episode 023 | 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

My PPE Doesn’t Fit Me?

This week, Jonathan chats to Professor Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber and medical student, Laura Christopher, from the Indiana University School of Medicine, about the gender and sex disparities that exist in medical research. They examine clinical trial recruitment and delve into the data on how ill-fitting PPE affects HCPs.

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Episode 022 | 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hygiene: The Journey of the Germ

This week, Jonathan chats to Sally Bloomfield, Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, about the importance of antimicrobial resistance and hygiene. Together, they explore the relationship between AMR and infectious diseases, the myths around ‘germs’, and the importance of targeted hygiene.

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Episode 021 | 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

Space, Sex, and Politics

This week, Jonathan chats to Saralyn Mark, President, iGIANT® and Former Senior Medical Advisor, White House and NASA, about sex and gender. They discuss her time as a senior policy advisor to the Obama White House, her work at NASA, founding iGIANT, and factoring gender into healthcare at every stage.

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Bonus Episode | 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

New Dimension: Exploring Recent Data and Measures in IBD

Sponsored by Janssen

This episode provides an overview of the ECCO symposium ‘New Dimension: Exploring Recent Data and Measures in IBD‘, which focusses on assessing IBD and the importance of endoscopic and histological measures for disease control.

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Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in EMEA, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium
Episode 020 | 04 SEPTEMBER 2020

Don’t Fake It. Make It.

Jonathan talks about the danger of counterfeit medications, reflecting on the causes of self-prescription and emphasising the importance of education as we combat the threat that fake medicines pose to human health and safety.

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Episode 019 | 28 AUGUST 2020

Patient’s-Eye View

Jonathan chats to JR Rizzo and Dr Mahya Beheshti, physician-scientists, NY University Langone Health Center, about visual disabilities. They discuss inaccessible environments, explore hand-eye coordination, and consider the future of assistive technologies.

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Episode 018 | 21 AUGUST 2020

Diary of a Surgeon

This week, Jonathan Sackier sits down with Tan Arulampalam, Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Harley Street. They discuss the importance of cognitive diversity, the use of virtual reality and training simulations, and Tan’s experiences advising BBC medical dramas.

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Episode 017 | 14 AUGUST 2020

Risk-takers and Rulebreakers

This week, Jonathan Sackier chats to Dr. Dan Mahony, Co-Head Healthcare, Polar Capital. They discuss the adoption of telehealth, the importance of risk taking and owning failure, and why uncertainty is a perfect catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Episode 016 | 07 AUGUST 2020

What’s Up Doc?

This week, Jonathan Sackier delves into the pertinent subject of physician mental health. Drawing on his experiences from medical school to his time in the operating theatre, he examines the data regarding stress and burnout in HCPs and asks how we can raise further awareness of this important issue.

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Episode 015 | 31 JULY 2020

Planet Health

This week, Jonathan Sackier sits down with Sir Andy Haines, Professor at LSHTM and climate change expert, to explore the intrinsic connection between climate change and human health. Together, they discuss the impact of COVID-19, the positives of our increasingly digital world, and the effect of both diet and public policy when it comes to our own health and that of our planet.

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Bonus Episode | 27 JULY 2020

2020 Vision in IBD

Sponsored by Janssen

This episode provides an overview of the symposium ‘20 20 Vision in IBD’ from ECCO, which focusses on the importance of the IL-12/23 pathways in IBD management and how these pathways function in the larger picture of IBD pathogenesis.

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Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in EMEA, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium
Bonus Episode | 24 JULY 2020

Managing AF Patients with ACS and/or Undergoing PCI

In this episode, supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Jonathan Sackier chats to Dr Amit Vora from Duke University about the results of the AUGUSTUS trial. The pair discuss patients with both atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndrome and whether they should undergo percutaneous coronary intervention.

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Episode 014 | 24 JULY 2020

Who Dares Wins

This week, Jonathan Sackier talks to Richard Villar, former SAS Medical Officer and Orthopaedic Surgeon, about his experiences in disaster emergency response teams, the unmet needs of the developing world, and the importance of good teachers.

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Episode 013 | 17 JULY 2020

Sleep and Sound

This week, Jonathan Sackier sits down with Michael Breus, The Sleep Doctor, for a discussion about the importance of a good night’s sleep. In addition to debunking myths and offering tips, they consider sleeping disorders, the effectiveness of sleeping aids, and the purpose of dreaming.

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Episode 012 | 10 JULY 2020

Remote Engagement

This week, Jonathan Sackier chats to Paula Franklin, Chief Medical Officer, BUPA, about their work remotely supporting patients and physicians, destigmatising mental health, and the importance of communication, especially during the pandemic.

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Episode 011 | 03 JULY 2020

Has AMR Gone Viral?

In this week’s episode, Jonathan Sackier delves into the subject of antimicrobial resistance, considering the scope of the problem, as well as what HCPs and consumers can do to stop the spread of superbugs.

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Episode 010 | 26 JUNE 2020

Skin Deep

This week, Jonathan Sackier talks to Dr Pearl Grimes, discussing her passion for pigmentation disorders, the lack of recognition for dermatologists, and the role of skin and race in this turbulent chapter of US history.

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Episode 009 | 19 JUNE 2020

Innovating Healthcare

This week, Jonathan Sackier discusses the crucial differences between invention and innovation, and what it takes to become a successful innovator in healthcare.

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Episode 008 | 12 JUNE 2020

Mind Over Matter

In this episode, Jonathan Sackier sits down with Lee David, Director, 10 Minute CBT, to discuss physician mental health. Together, they explore methods for HCPs to seek support and establish practical coping mechanisms, both at work and at home, during this challenging time of COVID-19 and beyond.

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Episode 007 | 05 JUNE 2020

Conflict of Interest

This week, Jonathan Sackier sits down to share his opinion on conflict of interest in healthcare, outlining the potential effect it can have on innovation.

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Episode 006 | 29 MAY 2020

Rehabilitation and Resilience

Jonathan Sackier chats to Avi Ohry, Professor Emeritus of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tel Aviv University, about the long-term effects of disability and captivity, the history of medicine, and the power of music in therapy.

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Episode 005 | 22 MAY 2020

Aligning Pharma and the NHS

This week, Jonathan Sackier presents an interview with Emma Clayton, CEO, Grey Bear Consultancy, who featured on our sister show, the EMG GOLD podcast. In this extract, she details how pharma and the NHS can learn and work better together, and flags the importance of investing in your female workforce.

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Episode 004 | 15 MAY 2020

Human Performance

We speak to Scott Parazynski, astronaut and CEO of Fluidity Technologies, who describes his experiences in both sport and outer space, details his mindset in overcoming immense challenges, and shares his vision for FT Technologies.

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Episode 003 | 08 MAY 2020

From Cows to Cures

Jonathan Sackier reflects on the history of vaccines, the anti-vax movement, and the future of vaccinations.

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Episode 002 | 01 MAY 2020

Meet Your Host

Spencer Gore sits down with our health podcast host, Professor Jonathan Sackier, to talk through his background in surgery, business, and aviation, and what we can expect from the EMG Health Podcast.

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Episode 001 | 24 APRIL 2020

The Frontline of Coronavirus

In this special episode, Spencer Gore interviews an NHS doctor on the frontline of COVID-19 and a patient who has just recovered from the virus, unpacking this unprecedented situation from both perspectives.

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