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TED Health

Podcast Series TED Health

What does exercise do to your brain? Can psychedelics treat depression? From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, welcome to TED Health, with host Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider. TED speakers answer questions you never even knew you had, and share ideas you won't hear anywhere else, all around how we can live healthier lives.

Series Episodes

How does heart transplant surgery work? | Roni Shanoada

How does heart transplant surgery work? | Roni Shanoada

Your heart beats more than 100,000 times a day. In one minute, it pumps over five liters of blood throughout your body. But unlike skin and bones, the heart has a limited ability to repair itself. So if it’s ever severely damaged, there's often only one medical solution: replacing it. Roni Shanoada explores how this complex and intricate procedure works. This TED-Ed lesson was directed by Alexia Roider and Zedem Media and narrated by Addison Anderson. After the talk, Shoshana demystifies what happens if you opt to be an organ donor.

11 mins

31 January Finished

The bias behind your undiagnosed chronic pain | Sheetal DeCaria

The bias behind your undiagnosed chronic pain | Sheetal DeCaria

While doctors take an oath to do no harm, there's a good chance their unconscious biases can seep into how seriously they treat pain. Physician Sheetal DeCaria explains how perception impacts medical care and treatment -- and calls for health care professionals to check in with themselves before checking in with their patients. Stay tuned after the talk as Shoshana digs deeper into how implicit bias impacts the quality of health care Black women receive.

19 mins

24 January Finished

How to squeeze all the juice out of retirement | Riley Moynes

How to squeeze all the juice out of retirement | Riley Moynes

Despite common belief, retirement takes more than financial planning. And while you may be beyond ready to go on permanent vacation, you also have to psychologically prepare for when the novelty wears off. Riley Moynes explains the four phases of retirement and offers a framework for how to avoid the inevitable pitfalls of taking it too easy in order to help you make the most of your golden years.

13 mins

17 January Finished

Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life | Catherine Price

Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life | Catherine Price

Have you had your daily dose of fun? It's not just enjoyable, it's also essential for your health and happiness, says science journalist Catherine Price. She proposes a new definition of fun -- what she calls "true fun" -- and shares easy, evidence-backed ways to weave playfulness, flow and connection into your everyday life. After the talk, Shoshana dives into what happens to your body when you play.

16 mins

10 January Finished

What's your happiness score? | Dominic Price

What's your happiness score? | Dominic Price

How do you rediscover a happier, more purpose-driven (and less productivity-obsessed) version of yourself at the start of 2023? Quiz yourself alongside work futurist Dominic Price as he lays out a simple yet insightful four-part guide to assessing your life in ways that can help you reconnect with what's really important. Listen to the end to hear commentary from our host Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, for ideas on how to cultivate a little bit of happiness and wellbeing every day.

19 mins

3 January Finished

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