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Hear dramatic, inspiring stories of Northwell Health’s patients, students and staff members. Health Story is an audio exploration of patient experiences and the latest innovations and health trends. Year One: Making an MD follows four new students at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell as they navigate the long trek to a medical degree.

Health Story
Northwell Health Cancer Institute: Patients and Physicians Working Together, Moving Forward

In this informal conversation, Matthew Weiss, MD, deputy physician-in-chief and director of surgical oncology, Northwell Health Cancer Institute, describes the institute's goals and practices. He also explains how its multidisciplinary approach to targeting cancers supports and benefits physician-patient relationships, and encourages participation in research toward more successful outcomes.

Patient's Homecoming Highlights New Institute, New Perspectives on Pancreas Cancer

New York native Toni Fabric returns from Chicago for care and treatment at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. Director of Surgical Oncology Matthew Weiss, MD, and institute-associate David Tuveson, MD, PhD, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Lustgarten Foundation discuss pancreas cancer, Toni's positive outcome, and the Northwell Health Cancer Institute's multidisciplinary strategy against this all-too-common illness, including; chemotherapy, surgical intervention, support for physicians and patient-participation in genetic research.

Breaking Down the Wall in Doctor-Patient Communications

A surgical team employs email correspondence to gain insights about the lives, loves and enthusiasms of their patients. Benjamin Schwartz, MD, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Southside Hospital, explains how information about subjects including Italian meatballs and the music of Pink Floyd can build rapport among his colleagues, their patients and the patient's loved ones, contributing to favorable outcomes.

Northwell Teamwork Guides Woman Toward a Happier, Healthier Heart

Kathy Khodadadi had prediabetes, high cholesterol, carried excess weight and experienced shortness of breath and fatigue. A renewed focus on her heart health changed her outlook.

Health Care Reboot: Megatrends Energizing American Medicine Part 3

In the finale of this three-part Health Story segment, Michael J. Dowling, Northwell Health president and chief executive officer and coauthor Charles Kenney describe trends in medicine from their book Health Care Reboot (Forbes Books). They discuss hospital consolidations and the health system model as a way to coordinate and improve health care and also look at the latest trends shaping US health care policy.

Health Care Reboot: Megatrends Energizing American Medicine Part 2

In part two of a three-part series, Michael J. Dowling, Northwell Health president and chief executive officer and coauthor Charles Kenney describe energizing, megatrends in medicine, including; new practices in education, brain health, information technology, and health care value.

Health Care Reboot: Megatrends Energizing American Medicine Part 1

In the first of a three-part series, Michael J. Dowling, Northwell Health president and chief executive officer and coauthor Charles Kenney discuss their new book, and support their case for renewed confidence in the American health care system. The authors describe Health Care Reboot as, "optimistic in a realistic way."

Telehealth: Digital connections deliver care

Telehealth brings the expertise of physicians and immediate medical evaluation to remote patients through the power of technology.

Hospital employee, 29, survives six brain aneurysms

After six brain aneurysms, including one that ruptured, Billy Borgdon Simmons returned to his position as patient family experience coordinator.

Long Island’s First Heart Transplant

The recipient of the first heart transplantation procedure on Long Island, Yvonne Flemming, and members of her medical team at North Shore University Hospital’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital describe their shared experience. Yvonne's story may inspire to explore organ/tissue donation

Recovering from opioid addiction

Jonathan Allen endured and survived opioid addiction with the help of his family, therapy and outpatient treatment. 

Emergency Response to Puerto Rico

RN and EMT Eddie Reyes hails from Puerto Rico, which made Northwell’s medical mission to the hurricane-ravaged island personal.

Surgery and Faith Combine for Extraordinary Outcome

Nurses at Huntington Hospital were a critical element to Judy Lukas surviving brain cancer.

Two Strokes Before the Age of 30

Life-saving and continued care helped Queens-native Alexandra Adams recover and thrive from two strokes just months apart.

Road Map to Healthier Populations

Ram Raju, MD, Northwell’s community health investment officer, discusses health care disparities, social determinants of care and how to empower vulnerable populations.

Hyperbaric Therapy Heals

The cutting-edge treatment saved the foot of Lisa Longo, who also struggled with diabetes, kidney damage, osteomyelitis and sepsis.

A Sense of Purpose

Listen to conservations with nurses highlighting the expertise and extraordinary commitment required of one of health care’s most demanding professions.

The Return

An innovative “fin” prosthetic allows Dan Lasko to swim with his kids again after the former Marine lost his leg in Afghanistan.

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