Patients Rising Podcast

Pediatrician on Delta + Back to School

Episode Notes

Kids across the country are headed back to school. But as the Delta variant spreads, what should families living with chronic disease know to stay healthy and safe?

Pediatrician Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith gives a back-to-school checklist, including what hand sanitizers are safe and unsafe. Plus, what the Delta variant means for children. 

Terry and Dr. Bob break down the latest healthcare headlines, including booster shots, hospital price transparency and more. And field correspondent Kate sits down with Melody Olander, founder of But You Don’t Look Sick, healthcare challenges facing the chronic disease community. 

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising

Guests:

Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith, Pediatrician and Publisher, Physician Outlook Magazine

Melody Olander, Founder, But You Don’t Look Sick

Myisha Malone-King, Patient Correspondent 

Links:

U.S. plans COVID-19 booster shots at six months instead of eight

Janet Woodcock reportedly out of the race for permanent FDA commissioner

Health care industry sues over another transparency rule

FDA Must Step Up Oversight of Hand Sanitizer Safety

Chuck Schumer and Stephen Colbert Dance

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