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Charged: Stories from the Women Leading Health Care

How do you truly connect with others and lead with empathy? Why is heart disease different for women? What can we do to make addiction treatment more accessible and more successful? How can you maintain the balance between rising in your field and taking care of your family? Charged, a new podcast from Mass General, is devoted to answering these questions and many more. We’ll be uncovering the stories of the relentless daily pursuit to break boundaries and provide exceptional care. In each episode, you’ll hear from the passionate and talented women of Mass General, who are leading the charge on some of the most significant innovations in health care today.

Jan 9, 2019

As an obesity medicine specialist, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford understands the implicit and explicit biases that her patients face. As a black female doctor, she’s also familiar with the biases she faces each day. But a recent Delta flight was a poignant reminder of these biases when flight attendants questioned...


Dec 12, 2018

Bipolar disorder can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed in children because it presents differently than adult bipolar disorder. Just 25 years ago, experts believed that bipolar disorder only affected adults—and to suggest otherwise was controversial. However, thanks to the work of child psychiatrist Janet...


Nov 28, 2018

Gaurdia Banister, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, believes that the hospital should be a welcoming place for all patients. Patient care, she says, should be founded on empathy, compassion, dignity and respect, and as a nursing leader, she advocates for that quality of care. Dr. Banister is also a longtime champion for diversity...


Nov 14, 2018

Doctors have struggled for years to find an effective treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in part because the it varies greatly from patient to patient in terms of how quickly it progresses and the age of onset. But for neurologist Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, those challenges are opportunities for...


Oct 30, 2018

Childhood obesity is on the rise among low-income racial and ethnic minorities. Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, chief of Mass General's Division of General Pediatrics, is focused on preventing and treating childhood obesity along with reducing healthcare disparities that contribute to its rise. She discusses the importance of...