On this episode of the podcast, we speak with two Northwell leaders who have led the effort to create and deploy a 24/7 consultation and support service to Ukraine. This real-time, doctor-to-doctor platform is now offering health care workers a vital resource, particularly for those displaced by the ongoing hostilities in the country. Eric Cioe-Pena, MD, director of Northwell's Center for Global Health, and Jonathan Berkowitz, MD, medical director for the Center for Emergency Medicine, discuss:
- Northwell's Ukraine Relief Fund
- The benefits of telemedicine in a conflict
- Adapting existing infrastructure for Ukraine
- Reactions from doctors in Ukraine and Northwell
- How technology is driving Global Health forward
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How hyperbaric oxygen therapy heals the body - Part 1
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6 myths about hospice care: Educating patients, families and clinicians
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Honoring mRNA pioneers Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman
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