LISTEN WELL is a new kind of health podcast connecting you to the world of health and wellness. Join Dr. Mo Alsuwaidan on a knowledge quest with experts and people with first-hand experience with common health challenges of the day – like pain, depression, inflammation and sleep – so that you, the listener, feel empowered to make informed choices about your health. Available soon without a prescription wherever you get your podcasts. Brought to you by Upjohn.
Diagnosis Cancer. The Emotional Impact.
How can patients access mental health support following a cancer diagnosis? What are the barriers to mental healthcare, and how are they experienced in practice? These are just some of the questions explored in our latest episode, with host Dr. Mo Alsuwaidan and guests Dr. Jennifer Leong, oncologist, and Dr. Choo Mei, PhD in psychology and cancer survivor. Listen in as these they delve together into the important topic of the role that mental health can play in cancer management – an aspect that’s often overlooked following diagnosis due to treatment options taking center stage. Learn more by tuning in at listenwellpodcast.com. Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for educational purposes and is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare provider. All decisions regarding your care must be made with a healthcare professional, considering the unique characteristics of your personal situation. The opinions express
28/11/2023 • 26 minutes 14 seconds
Double Trouble: Diabetes and Depression
Diabetes and depression are some of the most disabling and widespread illnesses today. Yet how much do we really know about the complexity of these two conditions, how they interact with one another, and how they’re treated when they co-exist? In this Listen Well episode, hostDr. Mo Alsuwaidan explores the biological, psychological, and social impact on the individual, with input from two expert guests in the area — Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Juliana Chan, and guest advocate Sairekha Sureshkumar, co-founder of communities and platforms for persons living with diabetes.
06/06/2023 • 33 minutes 34 seconds
The Disease with a Thousand Faces: A Closer Look at MS and Mental Health
Multiple Sclerosis is a complex disease that can take a long time to diagnose and may present with a multitude of symptoms - explaining why it is sometimes referred to as "The disease with a thousand faces." In this Listen Well episode, hostDr. Mo Alsuwaidan delves into the patient experience from the onset of symptoms, when anxiety can often set in prior to accurate identification, to reaching diagnosis and beyond. To shed further light on the subject, he speaks with Piet Eelen, a clinical nurse specialist in Multiple Sclerosis working at the National Multiple Sclerosis Center in Belgium, and with advocate Federica Balzani, who lives herself with the condition while serving as VP of the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP).