A Medical Dispatch for Well Beings
Unpacking Longevity: The Science of Feeling Young to Age 95
Private Medical physicians Dr. Jordan Shlain and Dr. Hadi Halazun are joined by Dr. Eric Verdin, the president and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on aging. The doctors discuss biological age vs. chronological age, the science of aging cells and its role in chronic disease, and Dr. Verdin’s optimism for our ability to live healthy lives to age 95.
Fitness Is a Superpower
How incorporating all types of movement and exercise into your routine benefits much more than just your cardiovascular health.
Get Smart on Green Exercise
Whether it’s something you intuitively do, or something you consciously schedule, exercising outdoors has many benefits. Dr. Erika Drazan explores the well-studied mental, emotional, and physical advantages of moving in nature.
Unpacking Longevity: Precision Movement and Fitness
For our newest series, Longevity; The Gurus, The Science, and the Pursuit of the Truth, we’ll be exploring how we can live longer, healthier lives. In this episode, Private Medical physicians Dr. Jordan Shlain and Dr. Todd Spector are joined by four fitness professionals to discuss building a personalized exercise and lifestyle plan, rooting long-term health in a daily movement practice. Our guests Dr. Phil Wagner, Sparta Science CEO; Dr. Rowan Paul, sports medicine physician; Brian Hannah, founder of Thrive Muscle Activation; and John Burns, CEO of TB12, go deep on holistic lifestyle choices, mindset, and how the latest tech informs more personalized fitness.
Child Mental Health Starts with Prevention
In every issue, we interview experts from the Private Medical community, exploring the latest insights and questions about our everyday health. This month, we speak with Dr. Helen Egger, the co-founder and chief medical and scientific officer at Little Otter, which provides online mental health care to families and children. She discusses the topics of pandemic fatigue, taking a family approach to mental health, and paying attention to the emotional and behavioral patterns in your children.
What Is the Future of Longevity?
Dr. Jordan Shlain takes a look at what we know and don’t know about the science of longevity, diving into the claims that modern-day marketers are making about aging.
Unpacking Longevity: Eating for the Mind and the Gut
For our newest series, Longevity; The Gurus, The Science, and the Pursuit of the Truth, we’ll be exploring how we can live longer, healthier lives. In this episode, Private Medical founder Dr. Jordan Shlain is joined by Dr. Emeran Mayer, distinguished professor at UCLA and author of The Gut-Immune Connection. They discuss how a plant-based diet transmits health benefits across the mind and body, the positive effects of time-restricted eating, and the surprising impact of changing your diet later in life.
Pediatrics: The Effects of Wildfires on Our Health
Private Medical Silicon Valley-based pediatrician, Dr. Erika Drazan, is joined by Dr. Kari Nadeau, the Naddisy Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. For more than 30 years, Dr. Nadeau has focused on how environmental and immune/genetic factors affect allergies, immune tolerance, and asthma. In today’s conversation, the doctors discuss wildfires and climate change, including the issues of how to protect your immune system from air pollution, how allergies are affected by changing weather, and the long-term effects of smoke exposure.
The Choices Women Make at Critical Life Transitions Can Have Long-Term Effects
Women go through a variety of transitions throughout their lifetime, each with a unique change of hormones. These shifts are often accompanied by health questions and decisions to optimize care at that stage. While most women do not consider the long-term effects of their health choices at those times, there are clearly long-term health effects that can occur as a result. Dr. Carolyn Mannon and Dr. Jacqueline Fletcher explain.
What Does Longevity Mean for Child Health?
Dr. Kellen Glinder on balancing the freedom of childhood with the long-term goals of raising a healthy child.
Pediatrics: A Scientific Approach to Shaping Kids into Compassionate People
Private Medical New York-based pediatrician Dr. Kelly Fradin is joined by Melinda Wenner Moyer, contributing editor at Scientific American, and a faculty member in the Science, Health & Environmental Reporting program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her recent book, How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes, takes a scientific approach to bringing up kids who are compassionate, confident, and resilient.They discuss how lying is a normal part of development, how kids’ self-esteem contributes to a long, healthy life, and the importance of discussing topics that make you uncomfortable.
The Current State of the Pandemic
Our infectious disease specialist Dr. Geemee Chung on the Delta variant, breakthrough infections, vaccine boosters, and where we go from here.
Pediatrics: Navigating Back-to-School & the Delta Variant
Private Medical Los Angeles-based pediatrician Dr. Sarah Greene is joined by Emily Oster, an economist at Brown University and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years. They discuss back-to-school amidst the challenges of the Delta variant, how to create a “risk budget” for your family, and continuing to move forward in this constantly changing environment.
Pediatrics: How to Empower Kids in the Outdoors
Private Medical Silicon Valley-based pediatrician Dr. Kellen Glinder is joined by Dr. Grant Lipman, a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University and co-founder of the app, Global Outdoor Emergency Support. From hiking to camping, skiing to sailing, they explore how to get kids motivated in the outdoors, the best strategies for staying safe, and the preparedness gear you shouldn’t leave home without.
The Future of Health in a Post-COVID, Data-Driven World
As we head out of the COVID pandemic, we’re taking with us many lessons about how to improve healthcare, chief among them the role of data. In a conversation with Edward Marshall, Global Head of the Dentons Family Office, and Dr. Christopher Sidford, a board-certified physician in emergency medicine, Dr. Jordan Shlain breaks down the new technology and insights we are moving forward with. This piece has been adapted from the Family Office Intel podcast.
Navigating Decision Challenges Post-COVID
Settling back into pre-pandemic life doesn’t come without its challenges. There is still a lot of anxiety and uncertainty around mitigation measures, variants, and returning to social life — and some of these changes may be for the better. Four Private Medical doctors — internist Dr. Sara Bunting, and pediatricians Dr. Sarah Greene, Dr. Kelly Fradin, and Dr. Kellen Glinder — discuss a thoughtful approach to reopening.
What Is Real Food?
In every issue, we interview experts from the Private Medical community, exploring the latest insights and questions about our everyday health. This month, we speak with Dr. Robert Lustig, an endocrinologist and the author of Metabolical, who’s looking at the ways ultra-processed foods affect our overall health and how to reset our thinking about what’s healthy.
Pediatrics: The Food-Mood Connection
Private Medical New York-based pediatrician Dr. Kelly Fradin is joined by Dr. Uma Naidoo, a nutritional psychiatrist and author of This Is Your Brain on Food, to explore how food can affect our overall mental health. The doctors discuss “feeding your bugs,” why breakfast for dinner can help with sleep, and how food labels can easily trick us.