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Empowered Health

Apr 29, 2019

The solution to the U.S. maternal mortality crisis lies in understanding the problem. Data collection, bias taught in medical school, government intervention, moms advocating for other moms, rouge-OB determined to disrupt the status quo, a not-for-profit invested in getting this right and one mother's story of how she...

Apr 22, 2019

Over the past few decades, the maternal mortality rate has continued to decline in all the developed countries– except for the United States. Women today are twice as likely as their mothers to die before, during, or after childbirth. For black mothers, this risk is even greater.

Apr 15, 2019

Could your time of the month alter the way you experience marijuana? This week we look at how estrogen heightens the effects of THC, what getting high during pregnancy means for the fetus, and why CBD is all the rage right now.

Apr 9, 2019

In this bonus episode of Empowered Health, we did a follow up with Dr. Gabbay and Dr. Hallberg in response to Monday's episode on diabetes

Apr 8, 2019

For years, type two diabetics have been treating themselves with insulin injections and other medications. The medical team at Virta Health has introduced a new method to not only treat type two diabetes but potentially reverse it: a low-carbohydrate diet.