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Aired Wednesday, Sept 9th
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Understanding the nuances of health equity and social determinants of health are imperative to inspire a world where everyone can attain their full health potential, regardless of the color of their skin or background. Join our panel of experts to learn what racism in healthcare looks like from different perspectives and the spotlight COVID-19 placed on inequities.

Dr. Akilah Cadet, DHSc, MPH

Dr. Akilah Cadet is the founder of Change Cadet consulting firm, which offers a broad array of anti-racism and diversity services including executive coaching, strategic planning, crisis rebuilding, advising, and facilitation. Akilah has 15+ years of experience working in various organizations, with both private and public sector companies. She literally has all the degrees, lives in Oakland, has a rare heart condition, and is a proud Beyoncé advocate.

Bella C. De Soriano, MPH

Bella C. De Soriano is the Conscious Language and Research Manager on Healthline’s Medical Affairs Team. She received her master’s of public health in community and behavioral health from the University of Iowa. She has focused on health equity in both research and community settings, with a particular interest in redressing institutional power imbalance to improve health.

Dr. Alana Biggers, MPH

Dr. Alana Biggers is an internal medicine physician. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where she specializes in internal medicine. She also has a master’s of public health in chronic disease epidemiology.

Psychedelics: Mind Enhancing Methods to Well-being

Aired Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Psychedelic drugs, which were once dismissed by many as a flashback to 1960s counterculture, have experienced a resurgence in research and clinical work for their potential benefits to patients living with mental health and other chronic health conditions. Are we entering the decade of psychedelic breakthroughs? Join Healthline’s Medical Affairs team to uncover:

  • the current state of psychedelics and historical stigma
  • how clinical research around psychedelics is being conducted and how this can fit into a care model
  • how psychedelic assisted psychotherapy works and what a patient should consider around safety and side effects

CBD 101: Common Questions About CBD and Products

Aired Wednesday, June 17, 2020

CBD is a top trending health product, cropping up in everything from skin care to gummies. But what is CBD anyway? And does it have any health benefits? Join us to find out as Healthline’s Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Dr. E Hanh Le, leads a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Chen and Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC. We’ll answer questions like:

  • How is hemp-derived CBD different from marijuana-derived CBD?
  • What should you consider if you’re thinking about trying CBD?
  • What kinds of CBD products are available, and how are they different?
  • Are there potential safety issues or side effects that go along with CBD?

Coping with Health Anxiety and Anticipatory Grief During COVID-19

Aired Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Get actionable tips for managing health anxiety, quarantine fatigue, and fear of the unknown. Healthline Medical Affairs team member Dr. Lindsay Slowiczek leads a conversation with Dr. Timothy Legg and Jennifer Litner, LMFT, CST, to answer questions about topics like:

  • tips for managing health anxiety and anticipatory grief during COVID-19
  • how people are experiencing employment changes, relationship changes, and mental health issues differently due to COVID-19

Join Healthline’s experts for future In Balance events

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In Balance is a part of Healthline’s Summer Series, a set of virtual live events designed to offer clarity about some of today’s most pressing health topics. Check out our other events for tips on living a balanced lifestyle, Q&As with inspirational guests, and meaningful conversations.

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