W4CY 8/19/2021 2:00Pm ET & W4VET 8/22/2021 9:00 PM

Our first guest is Nate Link, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at Bellevue Hospital, America’s oldest public hospital, in New York City, standing at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. He has practiced at Bellevue for 37 years since arriving as an intern at the onset of the AIDS epidemic.

Dr. Link discussion today will be about his new book, The Ailing Nation: Lessons from the Bedside for America’s Leaders.  Dr. Link graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, completed his residency training in internal medicine at New York University/Bellevue Hospital in 1986, and has continued as a practitioner, teacher, and physician leader at Bellevue ever since. In 1989, Dr. Link earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree in Health Policy and Management at Columbia University School of Public Health while working full time as an NYU faculty member in the Bellevue Primary Care Clinic.  For more information on Dr. Link, visit his website snickersnack.com.  View book trailer here:http://bit.ly/AilingNationBookTrailer

Emily TrunnellOur second guest is PETA neuroscientist, Emily Trunnell. She is with us today to discuss Sepsis experiments on animals. Instead of using modern research methods to find a cure, billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent and more are set to be spent on sepsis experiments on animals, while the more than 150 medicines that have effectively treated sepsis in other species have then failed in humans. Our government has known why since 2013 when researchers found that sepsis in mice is an entirely different condition from sepsis in humans, yet no one has stopped the research gravy train that allows money to be wasted on these “go nowhere” experiments that harm and kill millions of animals to no human benefit. She will also discuss state-of-the-art, human-relevant research methods that are available and urgently need to be used. For more information, please visit www.peta.org a painful, deadly condition that afflicts more than 1.7 million American adults and kills more than 270,000 Americans each year. It is the body’s extreme response to an infection and can quickly cause tissue damage and organ failure. 

Our last guest is Dr. James Thomas, Director for the Center for Heart Valve Disease and Academic Affairs in the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute will be discussing the importance of this technology and the strides being made in combating cardiovascular disease.

James D. Thomas, MD, is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine with a clinical focus in valvular heart disease and echocardiography and extensive research into applying physical principles and advanced technology in cardiovascular imaging. He now serves as Director for the Center for Heart Valve Disease and Academic Affairs in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and co-directs the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Disease while serving as Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For more information please visit www.nm.org/radio

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