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One Doctor's Story from the Frontlines
New York City has been one of the hardest-hit communities in the United States during the pandemic. Doctors from around the world have been volunteering to travel to New York and help out where they can. Pulmonologist Dr. Scott Aberegg from University of Utah Health has just returned home from his voluntary tour in one of Manhattan's intensive care units battling COVID-19 on the frontlines.
"When somebody says they need help, I just go help them," says Dr. Aberegg. He volunteered despite the fear that comes from knowing the high rate of infection facing doctors treating patients suffering from coronavirus.
Dr. Aberegg explains what the situation is like in New York City. From the eeriness of empty streets to the varying degrees of chaos healthcare institutions are facing. He shares his perspective and gratitude for the extraordinary efforts being made from everyone helping out on the frontlines: from the newly retrained ICU nurses to the construction workers making building adaptations necessary to meet the demand and save lives.
In this episode, learn the reality of what the doctors in New York are facing and the bright successes they have achieved.
The Secret to Resilience is a Tell Yourself a Good Story
Why do some people seem to recover from adversity better than others? Scot shares an article from Brad Stulberg that claims resilience lies in how we frame events and incorporate those into the story of who we are.
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The Who Cares About Men's Health MidMay 5K has been moved to June 12. We encourage anyone who wants to join this virtual race and show support for Mitch as he gets closer to his goal of going from couch to 5K.
Just Going to Leave This Here
On this episode's Just Going to Leave This Here, Scot tells us how he responds when he ends up with too much shampoo in his hand. Troy tells a story about why he makes a better ER doc than a mechanic.
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