Medical roundtable; a conversation with Greg Grunberg
On this month’s medical roundtable, our panelists took a closer look at the biggest medical headlines including:
- Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, signed off June 18 on COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 5 years of age. This population would receive a two-dose series of Moderna’s vaccine or a three-dose series of Pfizer.
- Long COVID continues to dominate headlines as the number of cases rises. Long COVID is believed to affect almost 30% of survivors.
- Much of the U.S. baked in a heat wave that affected almost all of the continental U.S. Excessive heat has a major effect on health, and heat-related illnesses are now the leading cause of death and disability among high school athletes nationwide.
- Monkeypox continues to slowly spread across the U.S. with 113 confirmed cases as of June 17, at least 10 of them in Florida.
- A women’s health story published by JAMA Oncology shows a dramatic rise in uterine cancer, especially in women of color.
- Dr. Sunil Joshi, allergist and asthma expert; president of the Duval County Medical Society Foundation.
- Dr. Juliana Kling, chair of the Division of Women's Health Internal Medicine, assistant director of the Women's Health Center, associate chair of equity, inclusion, and diversity, Mayo Clinic.
- Dr. Dacre Knight, general internal medicine physician; chair, Ehlers Danlos Clinic, Mayo Clinic.
A conversation with Greg Grunberg
Greg Grunberg appeared in an incredible number of hit TV shows and movies including the newest Star Wars trilogy, "A Star is Born," "Heroes," "Star Trek" and more. He says that despite his growing list of acting credits, his most important role is that of dad, specifically to his son who has epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by unprovoked seizures, and it affects 1 in 26 individuals in the U.S. Grunberg is spreading awareness of National Epilepsy Awareness Month through his charity Talk About It.
Guest: Greg Grunberg, actor and founder of Talk About It.