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‘WorldAbout’ – A talk show packed with interesting, informative, innovative news from around the world you can use at home. Filmmaker, Journalist and Broadcaster Grace Farah has interviewed many of the World's most prominent and famous business leaders, innovators and entertainers. An Australian who has lived in several countries and travelled to many more, Grace understands the power of shared knowledge and the value of our collective experiences. Whether its tech advances, medical breakthr ...
 
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Amid the global plastic pollution crisis, a growing number of governments and industry leaders are now proposing a new global treaty to combat the problem of single-use plastics. This segment of 'The World Minute With Grace Farah' looks at this ever-growing emergency and how over 120 million people from 177 countries are taking matters into their o…
 
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Drew Weissman, MD, PhD Dr. Drew Weissman, Professor of Medicine at Penn Medicine joins Dr. Turck to discuss his new COVID-19 vaccine technology and how RNA and mRNA are being used to provoke an immune response in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Host: Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP Guest: Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to reconsider how we treat our patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and even the role of immunosuppression in autoimmunity. How do we decide what the best course of action is, and what does limited research available tell u…
 
Imagine being a 14 year old comic book fan and teaming up with a few friends to put on an event in the hope of meeting other fans. Imagine that small get-together with other fans soon becoming the biggest pop culture event in the world: The San Diego Comic-Con International. In this episode of 'WorldAbout' with Grace Farah, Grace chats with Mike To…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Kathleen E. O'Neill, MD, MTR Guest: Nawar Abdul Latif, MD, MPH, MSCE Patients with uterine factor infertility, or UFI, only had two options if they wanted to achieve parenthood: using a gestational carrier or adoption. Until now. Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to talk about the opportunities of uterine transplants and …
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss the latest research furthering our understanding and treatment of multiple sclerosis is Dr. Amit Bar-Or, Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Division and Director for the Center of Neuroinflammation and Neurotherapeutics at Penn Medicine. Could the…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Anjali Owens, MD Without any targeted therapies available for inherited cardiomyopathy, how can we treat our patients coping with its debilitating symptoms? Here to share her diagnostic and management strategies along with key data from a recent study is Dr. Anjali Owens, Medical Director at the Center for Inherited…
 
Is the world heading towards cashless societies sooner? And is the Coronavirus pandemic to blame for the sped up move to digital currencies? In this segment of ‘The World Minute’, Grace Farah reveals how people were misinformed about the use of cash during the pandemic, how this may have hurried the movement in the direction of cashless societies a…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen global travel decline by an unprecedented 95 percent. As restrictions start to ease, countries across the globe are exploring the creation of a safe travel bubble. In this segment of 'The World Minute', Grace Farah explores the idea of a safe travel bubble. What is a travel bubble? Will it be key for tourism post COVI…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: William Levin, MD To explore the complementary approaches to care that are making an impact in the oncology field, Dr. William Levin joins Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss how integrative therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety in cancer patients and their caregivers.…
 
As technological advances continue to push us forward we experience, simultaneously, the rising concerns of how and why our personal data and online behavior is being tracked. On this episode of ‘WorldAbout’ listen to The Washington Post’s Tech expert Geoffrey Fowler discuss how your data is big business, the major privacy concerns you should be aw…
 
Meet the Extraordinarily Inspiring Julie Randall. In 2012, Julie was told she was going to die. She went from being a seemingly healthy 50 year old one day to being told the next that she had Advanced Melanoma with only months to live and there was nothing more doctors in Australia could do. Julie, Author of 'Patient 71' shares her remarkable cance…
 
In 2013, decades after his passing, Dr. Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel was cleaning out his studio and found a box containing an unfinished manuscript and sketches for a book entitled Horse Museum. On this episode of WorldAbout, we take you inside Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum and introduce its new illustrator Andrew Joyner. Hear from Andrew, an Australian…
 
Thomas Silvera and Dina Hawthorne-Silvera’s 3-year-old son, Elijah tragically passed away after he had an anaphylactic reaction to a grilled cheese sandwich at his daycare. On this episode of WorldAbout, Grace sit’s down with Thomas, Co-Founder of the Elijah-Alavi Foundation, and discusses how losing their son to anaphylaxis has put them on a path …
 
Have a great app idea? The Co-Founders of Travello did and with no tech experience created this popular travel social network. Find out the steps that Ryan Hanly and Mark Cantoni took to take a great app idea and turn it into a global success. Plus, there’s a worldwide shortage of organ donors. Meet the amazing Brenda E. Cortez, a living kidney don…
 
Did you know that at least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year, and the No. 1 man-made contaminant in the world’s oceans is the cigarette butt? Seabin Director David Turton explains The Seabin Project and how this Australian invention is turning the tide on plastic pollution. Plus, easy steps you can take to help resolve this globa…
 
You can impact your brain function and cognitive abilities by making simple changes to your daily routine. Listen as Dr. Anthony Chaffee shares easy tips and lifestyle habits that can help keep your brain healthy, while potentially reducing your risk of cognitive decline. Follow us on Twitter Visit WorldAbout.com…
 
Meet one of the most inspiring people on the planet: the amazing Jessica Cox The world's first armless pilot, Jessica travels the world sharing her story. "Once we're able to accept ourselves, we move forward and the world is limitless." Plus, we chat with Mitja Mavsar Co-founder of Slovenian App Speech Blubs. The Snapchat-Style App that has alread…
 
Did you know that the No. 1 man-made contaminant in the world’s oceans is the cigarette butt? In this episode Seabin Director David Turton explains The Seabin Project , how this Australian invention is turning the tide on plastic pollution in our oceans and what you can do to help stem the tide. Plus, our WorldAbout medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Cha…
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Howard C. Herrmann, MD Twelve years after performing the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Penn Medicine continues to gain momentum in the transformation of cardiovascular transcatheter therapies. Dr. Howard Herrmann recounts the evolution in alternative technologies to improve patient safety and outcomes …
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD Improving his patients’ post-surgical experience was Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's goal when he sought to develop a new method for autologous breast reconstruction. The result of his search has brought a new technique to the field, along with an array of benefits for patients, including reduction of…
 
With a sense of smell much greater than a human, detection dogs are in use and in high demand across the world. Grace chats with C.E.O. at Dogs for Defense Inc. Dan Hughes, who explains the increase in demand and the various areas dogs are protecting us. www.worldabout.com http://www.dogsfordefense.us…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Jean Bennett, MD, PhD Guest: Albert Maguire, MD Power couple Drs. Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire discuss how their new therapy for the RPE65 gene, which causes retinal blindness, was recently approved by the FDA to become the first gene therapy treatment for a genetic disease in the United States and the first worl…
 
Host: Barnett Mennen, MD Guest: Comron Saifi, MD Spinal deformity places strain on the vertebrae and supporting muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tissues supporting the spinal column. The treatment and management of this condition becomes centrally important to maintain patient quality of life through functional mobility and activity levels. Host, D…
 
Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Ronald DeMatteo, MD, FACS A Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) is a rare sarcoma that begins in the digestive tract or stomach, with an incident rate in the United States of approximately 4,000 to 6,000 cases per year. Since these tumors behave differently from other gastrointestinal cancers, they require a special…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Gordon Baltuch, MD, PhD Essential Tremor is one of the most common movement disorder, affecting an estimated 3% of the population or approximately 10 million individuals in the United States. A new technology, Focused Ultrasound offers an alternative to traditional surgery that requires no incision or opening of the…
 
In this ‘WorldAbout’ interview, we talk with the inspiring Paula Knappert, Founder of Keegan’s Kids Foundation for Pediatric Melanoma. This incredible mother tragically lost her beautiful daughter Keegan to Melanoma at just the tender age of 24. Since then, Paula has been dedicated to educating the general public about the dangers of Melanoma, incl…
 
Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Robert Vonderheide, MD For years, the foundations of cancer treatment, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy were utilized with the objective of weakening cancer. But over the past several years, immunotherapy – therapies that enlist and strengthen the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumors - has e…
 
What is the future of news? We chat with Ricky Sutton, Founder and CEO of OOVVUU to find the answer. OOVVUU has utilized their ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and partnered with IBM's Watson to create a video-on-demand news platform. Ricky, a journalist himself, discusses how OOVVUU was born from a need facing the media indu…
 
In our feature interview, the compelling Candice Fox discusses how her unique childhood- including having a parole officer father and an endless stream of foster kids at their home - shaped her attitudes about life, crime and eventually led her to a best-selling career as a fictional crime novelist. We also discuss the 200 rejections she received p…
 
What is your list of 100 things? Author, motivational speaker and TV host/Author Sebastian Terry created his '100 Things' website and book as a way to tick off his wish list. Examples include; he married a stranger in Vegas, ran with the bulls and completed a triathlon. Grace chats with the inspirational Sebastian who has now crossed out 72 of the …
 
Meet the Nunez sisters - Co-Founders of the ‘Sword and Plough’. Grace chats with Emily Núñez Cavness and Betsy Nunez, who created a company that recycles military surplus, using materials like old tents, parachutes and shell casings, they create bags, jewelry, and purses. Plus they employ veterans and donate 10% of profits to veteran charities. www…
 
Would you know what to do if you found yourself in a terrorism situation? Terrorism and security experts agree we should be prepared and there are steps the public can take to reduce the risk of an attack and to increase their chances of survival if an attack occurs. Find out what they are when we interview Anti- Terrorism Expert, Adjunct Professor…
 
The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has grown in popularity around the world. Why? We discuss this with UBI Expert and senior associate with Freedman Consulting, LLC. Sebastian Johnson. Plus, with more than 100 million cell phones worldwide and growing Jacqueline Whitmore, founder of National Cell Phone Courtesy Month explains the do's and d…
 
A Single Treatment Could Eliminate Severe Food Allergies And Asthma! Immunology researchers at the University of Queensland have successfully used gene therapy in animals to wipe the immune ‘memory’ of cells that react to the protein in allergens. Grace interview’s Team leader, Associate Professor Ray Steptoe to discuss this exciting breakthrough. …
 
The Rugby World Cup is the third most watched sports event in the world.While teams across the globe are competing to qualify, Grace talks to World Rugby Head of Competitions and Performance Mark Egan to discuss the USA Eagles, the legacy of Todd Clever and the growth of Rugby in America. Follow us on www.twitter.com/worldabt www.worldabout.com…
 
An amazing food allergy medical breakthrough may be on the horizon! A simple injection that gives life-long protection from severe food allergies and asthma may be on the way. Immunology researchers at the University of Queensland have successfully used gene therapy in animals to wipe the immune ‘memory’ of cells that react to the protein in allerg…
 
Host: Barnett Mennen, MD Guest: Grace Wang, MD, FACS Unclogging patient arteries is a key step to preventing stroke in patients with arterial disease. Whether it be preventing the operative stage, or surgery itself, advances in treatment at Penn Medicine are seeking to lessen the effects of arterial disease. Host Dr. Barry Mennen welcomes Dr. Grace…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Major Kenneth Lee, IV, MD, PhD Though a relatively rare disease, pancreatic cancer remains at the forefront of clinical discussion due to its highly aggressive nature. Dr. Major Kenneth Lee, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Penn Medicine, estimates that pancreatic cancer will become the number 2 cause of cancer dea…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE In 2014, the CDC estimated a total of 2,194 cases of acute hepatitis across 40 states and estimates that 2.7-3.9 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C. Of every 100 persons affected by the disease, 75 to 85 will go on to develop chronic infection, 60 to 70 will go on to…
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Patrick J. Connolly, MD Back and neck pain is extremely common, with 80-90% of people experiencing some pain within their lifetime. About 90% of cases resolve within six weeks, but for those patients whose pain persists, questions arise as to who should be referred next for further consultation. While patients often s…
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Ari Brooks, MD Guest: Brian Englander, MD Host Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Ari Brooks, Director of Endocrine and Oncology Surgery and Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, and Dr. Brian Englander, Clinical Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Pennsylvania …
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Robert H. Debbs, DO Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss counseling methods for patients who are trying to conceive is Dr. Robert Debbs, Director of the Pennsylvania Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Network in New Jersey and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn Medicine. Dr. Debbs will discuss pre-c…
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH Host Dr. Matt Birnholz welcomes Dr. Paris D. Butler, who will be discussing breast reduction surgery for women who suffer from chronic back pain and breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructive surgery following a diagnosis. Dr. Butler will go into detail about the pros and cons of taking …
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Taine Pechet, MD Dr. Taine Pechet, chief of surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and associate professor of clinical surgery at Penn Medicine joins host Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss his thoughts on who should be regularly screen for lung cancer and the various diagnostic techniques from his perspective as a tho…
 
Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Jean Bennett, MD, PhD There are 39 million people worldwide who are in total blindness and another 246 million with very low vision. The most frequent forms of visual impairment are caused by problems that can be corrected. Dr. Shira Johnson welcomes Dr. Jean Bennett, Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell and Developmen…
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: John Y.K. Lee, MD Guest: Jason G. Newman, MD, FACS Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss innovative surgical approaches to cranial base disorders are Doctors John Y. K. Lee and Jason G. Newman. Dr. Lee is Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Otorhinolaryngology-Head and…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Michael Mullen, MD Every second counts for stroke patients. During a stroke, two-million brain cells die every minute, making the urgent administration of therapies and treatment vital to ensure a positive outcome. Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle is joined by Dr. Michael Mullen, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Penn Med…
 
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Joseph Berger, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA Multiple sclerosis is a notoriously difficult disease to diagnose early on. With no singular confirmatory tests yet available, physicians often become reluctant to identify MS in their patients, leading to years of diagnostic and treatment uncertainty. But new innovations are help…
 
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