PODCAST: Health 101

Health 101 Podcast

The Metro Omaha Medical Society presents an initial 6-episode podcast series entitled “Health101.”  The podcasts will discuss some of today’s most asked health questions and provide evidence-based answers from licensed and practicing physicians. These discussions will have value for patients and even for physicians who want to hear the latest from experts in their fields.

The 20-40 minute episodes will feature physicians interviewed by Carol Wang, the Metro Omaha Medical Society executive director.

The episodes will be available here or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or Google Podcasts.  The six episodes will launch one per week for six weeks.



 The headlines about outbreaks of measles or even the flu cases reported each year have everyone wanting to know about effectiveness, coverage and how to ensure they and their loved ones are safe. We’re going to talk about the role of vaccines, what has led us to our current state of outbreaks and what people need to be thinking of in terms of their own health.


Between the talk of hard hits in professional football and the link to debilitating injuries, to the growing concern of children getting concussions from sports like soccer, we’re going to unpack what we need to know about head injuries. When it needs attention, when to worry and what is there to do about a hit to the head.


Is it just that we’re aware of it or are there more people with severe allergies these days? Airlines and schools have had to change what’s allowed to be served for fear of making people seriously sick. Whether you have a gluten sensitivity, a pollen allergy or a reaction to any other substance, we’re exploring what’s happening, is there a cure and why even if you’re one of the lucky ones, you may not be in the clear.

Breast Cancer

It is hard to meet anyone who hasn’t been touched by breast cancer. Statistics say one in eight women will develop the disease in their lifetime. The good news is the survival rates are nearly 100% if the cancer is detected early. But there is a long journey between diagnosis and cure. That’s where this conversation hopes to shed light to anyone who will face it or support someone trying to survive it.

Skin Care and Skin Cancer Detection/Prevention

It’s the largest organ on our body and it protects us from the elements of life. But skin is also the source of alarming numbers of cancer cases in young people as well as a roughly 140 billion dollar industry to fight the signs of aging. So today we delve into all things skin—how to protect it, what’s happening to it and how do we best care for it.

Weight Management

Paleo, low carb, keto, Mediterranean—there are so many approaches to diet and so much of it is aimed at whittling the waistline. Time to talk about what works, what doesn’t, and why it may not be what you eat that’s causing the pounds to stick.


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The information shared in this podcast is for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the presenters and do not represent the thoughts, advice, or opinions of the Metro Omaha Medical Society. We stress that, in no way, does listening, reading, or otherwise interacting with our content establish a doctor-patient relationship. The field of medicine is forever changing, and while we make every attempt to share reliable, up to date information, no guarantee is intended regarding the accuracy or sufficiency of any information shared in this podcast. The information contained in this podcast should not serve as the basis for any medical treatment and is not intended to be a substitute for actual medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before making changes to you or a loved one’s healthcare plan.

ABOUT THE METRO OMAHA MEDICAL SOCIETY:  Founded in 1866, the Metro Omaha Medical Society is a professional organization of physicians  and is dedicated to serving as physician advocates; helping physicians serve as patient advocates; promoting the ethics and the art and science of the profession of medicine; ensuring access to quality health care; improving the general health of the community and improving the collegiality of its member physicians.