COVID Update: August 2022

What’s the latest on “Long-COVID”? What is the current predominant subvariant in the United States? What do we know about the new vaccine coming out in the fall of 2022?

Economics of Healthcare

In this Fight Back Minicast, we talk with Sean Flynn, an assistant professor of economics at Scripps College, about the economics of our healthcare system: why consumers don’t pay much attention to healthcare costs, why health insurance companies spend so much, and why employers don’t push for reform.

The NY COVID Experience

City of New York and COVID

Dr. Howard Zucker, the former New York State Public Health Commissioner, shares New York’s experience as the first hot spot for COVID-19, dealing with shutdowns, masks, vaccines, and overrun emergency rooms.

COVID Update: July 2022

Should we be worried about the Ba5 COVID subvariant? Is a “master” vaccine that targets all omicron variants possible? Should I vaccinate my child? Dr. Pollock joins us for our monthly COVIDcast to answer these questions.

Service Dogs

Michelle Williams, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for Canine Companions, and Stefanie Lund, a volunteer breeder of service canines, discuss the difference between service, therapy, and emotional support dogs and how they can improve their owner’s health, especially veterans.

Everything You Need to Know About Your Ears, Nose and Throat

In this Fight Back episode, Dr. Ted Mazer discusses various ear, nose, and throat conditions and disorders. From ringing in the ears, the causes and treatment for hearing loss to the loss of smell, we will cover it and get real-world answers for you.

Teletown Hall – COVID Update

On this special Fight Back minicast, we hear a clip from our very first LIVE Telephone Town Hall where we discussed the latest about the latest Covid-19 outbreak and the endemic.

Teletown Hall – COVID, June 2022

In this unique Fight Back podcast, we hosted our first LIVE telephone “Town Hall.” Hundreds of Fight Back podcast listeners called in to hear the latest news about the COVID-19 endemic, ask questions and interact with our two moderators: Dr. Brad Pollock and Steve Poizner.

Lost Insurance

Health insurance is critical for individuals and families. When you suddenly lose your health insurance because of COVID-19 or any other reason, it can feel overwhelming and difficult to determine where to start and what to do. Fortunately, there are many options available.

Childhood Cancers

Dr. Brad Pollock talks about how cancer is not just an older person’s disease, the types of cancers that strike children and young adults, the research that goes into finding effective treatment options and identifying causes of cancers, the long-term health outcomes for those who have cancer at a young age, and more.