PODCAST

Med Conceptions

Andreas Samoutis

Med Conceptions is a video podcast hosted by Andreas Samoutis a UCL Medical Student, with guests from all around the healthcare spectrum, shedding light on common medical misconceptions and sharing valuable knowledge on leading a healthy, and mindful life.*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Osteopathy & the Postural Pandemic - Nicholas Hookway | MCS01E8
Osteopathy, its origins, what they do and who they treat.Do you spend most of your life sitting? Are you struggling with back pain? If yes then this episode is for youNicholas Hookway is an award winning graduate who qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Distinction in his Masters in Osteopathy.In this episode he talks about Osteopathy, its origins, what they do and who they treat. He talks about the reasons behind the rising Postural Pandemic and shares practical tips to combat it. Nicholas has keen interest and has published work in gate and posture. He debunks misconceptions around the field, “are osteopaths the same as physiotherapists and chiropractors?”, while answering important questions like “is there any evidence for osteopathy?”. Stick to the end for some hidden personal gems.00:00 Intro00:54 A definition of Osteopathy04:01 Most common presenting complaint04:25 Postural Pandemic on the rise  06:05 Practical tips to Fix your posture12:17 Improve Health by Changing your Lifestyle 13:10 Knowing your limits17:18 When Patients rely on you18:30 Difference between an Osteopath, Physiotherapist and a chiropractor?24:25 Is there any evidence for Osteopathy?26:14 The future of Osteopathy27:50 Preventing Injury & Weekend Warriors32:48 Osteopathy Misconceptions35:08 Osteopaths DON’T replace Doctors, they work together 37:30 Founding and History of Osteopathy39:00 Is osteopathy painful?40:23 Personal Questions43:39 Don’t take life too seriously *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Nov 10 2021
47 mins
The glue that bonds Patients & Doctors - NHS Nurse Stefanie Hookway | MCS1E07
What does it mean to be a nurse? What’s their role in Hospitals? Are we treating them with Respect?NHS Nurse Stefanie Hookway talks about the challenges and opportunities in nursing such as losing patients but also being with them in their last moments. She dives into the daily routine and responsibilities of different types of nurses. Through examples of personal experiences, she shares how she deals with compassion fatigue and what motivates her. Her interactions with Doctors and Patients are also discussed to discover if Nurses are given the Respect and Gratitude they deserve. MedConceptions LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/MedConceptions00:00 Intro01:50 Nursing and what it entails06:20 Why did you become one?08:00 Dealing with Patient Death11:00 Preventing compassion fatigue 11:28 How much do NHS Nurses get paid?12:30 Different Types of Nurses13:54 Qualities of Good Nurses 16:00 Arrogance leads to mistakes17:30 Are nurses respected?19:00 What Patients don’t tell their doctors 20:14 Difference between a healthcare assistant and a nurse24:40 Importance of enjoying your work26:40 Patient and Nurse Interaction31:50 Misconceptions in Nursing35:50 Personal questions41:14 Advice to young nurses and doctors*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Oct 19 2021
42 mins
Stress Resilience, Overthinking & People Pleasing - Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou | MCS1E06
I’m I stressing too much? Why can’t I sleep at night? How do I stop Overthinking? Do I want to escape from the life I am living?            If you’ve asked yourself these questions then this Podcast is for you! Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou shares practical ways of identifying and building resilience to stress, toning down the overthinking through his personal and his client's experiences. He also explains why people-pleasing behaviour and lack of self-exploration can be destructive and offers ways to overcome them. Lastly, he shares some very personal and touching stories from which we can all learn.Dr Andreas Anastasiou has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has worked as a psychologist in several settings in the United States including a Veteran’s Affairs hospital, counseling centers, and state agencies. As Associate Professor at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, USA, he served as chair of the psychology department for four years. He repatriated to Cyprus six years ago and, since then, has been an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nicosia, where he also served as Chair of the Social Sciences Department. He has served as Board member of the Cyprus Psychological Association. In addition, Andreas maintains a private practice in counseling psychology. His research focuses on gender differences in the communication of empathy, conflict resolution, and multicultural issues.You can also listen to the full episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, and our website (https://medconceptions.buzzsprout.com/)Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/MedConceptions00:00 Intro00:50 What is resilience and how do you build it02:15 It’s normal to be stressed05:16 How do you know if your stress is unhealthy?07:50 Practical ways to take care of yourself 11:10 Overcoming Overthinking14:30 The Method of Bullshit16:30 The world is full of good people21:28 People Pleasing 23:42 Are people changing?25:10 How a phycologist deals with stress28:38 Create a life which you don’t want to escape from*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Oct 4 2021
30 mins
Politics & Population Health - Dr George Kentas, Assc Prof. of Int. Politics | MC SO1E5
Why should I care about Politics? Can we cure Corruption? Are we heading towards Anarchy? In this episode, Dr George Kentas an Associate Professor of International Politics and Governance talks about the relationship between Politics and Population Health through examples such as the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus and the poor health of the German population before both WW’s. He explains how and why societies become corrupted & polarised and what methods they can use to cure themselves. He answers the question "Should the health records of presidents be publicly shared? And explores if societies are heading towards Anarchy?Dr Giorgos Kentas (PhD Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2009) is Associate Professor of International Politics and Governance at the University of Nicosia and Director of a Graduate Program in Public Administration. His research interests focus on strategic governance, strategic management, European governance and politics, theories of politics and governance, conflict management. He published in peer-reviewed journals and written and/or co-authored several books.Med Conceptions link tree: https://linktr.ee/MedConceptionsBooks Mentioned: "The Hubris Syndrome: Bush, Blair and the Intoxication of Power"- David Owen"In Sickness and in Power" - David Owen00:00 Intro1:13 Studying Politics 5:25 How Politics Influences Population Health9:00 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus14:29 Vaccine Politics (using peoples health to make a political decision)17:50 Healthcare and politics in Germany during the world wars19:30 Healthy societies are more stable20:00 How Population and Political leaders Health influences politics23:50 Corruption and its cure33:20 Why do societies become polarised?37:50 Are societies heading towards Anarchy?44:20 Do you agree that talented people aren’t getting into politics?46:20 Personal Questions49:00 Hubris Syndrome50:00 Personal Questions*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Sep 27 2021
56 mins
MRI’s, CT’s and X-ray’s with Consultant Radiologist Dr Demos Michaelides | MC S01E5Public Health, Mediterranean Nutrition & Olive Oil - Dr Tassos C. Kyriakides: Biostatistician at Yale | MC Pod S01E3
In this episode, Dr Kyriakides talks about biostatistics and Public health, while highlighting the pivotal importance of data presentation and the power of saying “I don’t know..”. He also introduces the Olive Wellness Institute and talks about the many health benefits of Mediterranean Nutrition, Olive oil, Olives, Olive leaf extract and the Olive tree itself. Dr Tassos C. Kyriakides, a biostatistician/epidemiologist, provides methodological and statistical consulting in the design, execution and analysis of multiple collaboratory clinical research projects. He has an interest in the history of medicine, social determinants of health and the socio-cultural dimension of the benefits of Greek/Mediterranean nutrition. He also leads the efforts to establish the Yale Olive Institute.MedConceptions LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/MedConceptionsOlive Wellness Institute: https://olivewellnessinstitute.org/00:00 Intro02:03 What a biostatistician does05:02 Manipulating Data and finding the truth09:27 The failures of Public Health12:30 It's ok to say “I don’t know..”14:21 Olive Wellness Institute 21:09 Mediterranean nutrition24:43 Health Benefits of Olive Oil28:18 Busting Olive oil Myths31:11 Extra Virgin Olive oil Vs Virgin Olive oil33:59 Olives, Olive Tree and its Leafs37:27 How to get involved with Biostatistics 40:22 Personal Questions*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Sep 11 2021
48 mins
Relationships, Social Media & Mental Health - Dr Andreas Anastasiou | Med Conceptions Full Podcast #2
In this episode, we talk about building lasting relationships, maintaining mental health amidst a pandemic and fighting social media addiction. Dr Andreas Anastasiou also gives us an insight into what a career in psychology entails and answers the question ‘why divorce rates are so high?’. Dr Andreas Anastasiou has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has worked as a psychologist in several settings in the United States including a Veteran’s Affairs hospital, counseling centers, and state agencies. As Associate Professor at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, USA, he served as chair of the psychology department for four years. He repatriated to Cyprus six years ago and, since then, has been an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nicosia, where he also served as Chair of the Social Sciences Department. He has served as Board member of the Cyprus Psychological Association. In addition, Andreas maintains a private practice in counseling psychology. His research focuses on gender differences in the communication of empathy, conflict resolution, and multicultural issues.You can also listen to the full episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, and our website (https://medconceptions.buzzsprout.com/)Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/medconceptionsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/medconceptions/Website: https://medconceptions.buzzsprout.com/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTM8fEK3S1_ESKOdmVM1ekQ/featuredTimestamps:00:00 Intro00:44 What does a Psychologist do?04:49 Who is Therapy for and when is it needed?08:03 What does it mean to be happy?09:36 Setting boundaries and building walls11:02 Why are divorce rates so high?17:33 The difference between empathy and compassion19:31 Building lasting relationships23:24 Active listening and Self Reflection25:19 How to build and maintain Mental health28:37 Social Media and Screen Addiction31:07 Personal Questions *Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Sep 2 2021
36 mins
Pandemic, Vaccines & Covid Variants - Prof Peter Karayiannis | Med Conceptions Podcast #1
In this episode, we talk about when the pandemic will come to an end and if any other lockdowns are on their way. Vaccines' safety and side effects are discussed, as are possible booster shots and upcoming potential antivirals. The question of why some people go through covid asymptomatically and others much worse is answered. We also talk about how mRNA vaccines work and the role of antibodies. DNA tests, Covids origins and some more personal questions towards the end. Prof Peter Karayiannis is a Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School. He holds a BSc Degree in Microbiology and a PhD in Medical Microbiology. He has worked at St Mary's Hospital in London and was a Reader at Imperial College London. He was appointed and still serves, as a member of the scientific advisory board for COVID-19 in Cyprus. Ask questions in the YouTube video comments which will be directed to health professionals in future episodes.Feedback is always welcomed,Enjoy :)Timestamps00:00 Intro01:12 Pandemic | When will the pandemic come to an end?04:12 Vaccine safety | how common are the side effects and should we be concerned? 10:09 Why do some vaccinated people still become infected? 13:51 DNA Tests | Do DNA tests give an accurate account for thrombi formation susceptibility? 17:24 Antibody Testing | Should we test for antibodies after vaccination or infection?21:18 Covid Variants | Will Covid Variants arise that evade the current Vaccines?26:53 Booster shots and Potential upcoming therapies 31:14 Why do some people go through it asymptomatically and others much worse? What things can we measure to predict this response?34:00 Did the Coronavirus escape from a lab?36:29 Personal Questions*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem, you see your doctor or another medical professional.
Aug 25 2021
47 mins

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