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A podcast for anyone, especially students, interested in exploring a successful health or wellness career. The goal is to serve as a resource by which listeners will gain a deeper and more complete picture of the many and various health and wellness professions available to pursue. Professionals working in healthcare and wellness are interviewed from across the country. Each guest interviewee provides an authentic perspective of what it is really like to work in their field, explain why they ...
 
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The National Society of Genetic Counselors’ (NSGC) 40th annual conference occurred virtually this past week. In this special extended installment of DNA Today we are recapping and reflecting on a few sessions from the conference. You can also check out our recap episodes of 2020 and 2019. Guests Laura Hercher has been a genetic counselor for nearly…
 
What is it like to be a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit? It's exciting, gratifying, and exhausting. Enter Tina Vinsant, a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Nurse in Tennessee and Podcast Host of Good Nurse, Bad Nurse. Tina talks with Richard Marn, MD, about how a big part of being a nurse is to help people be comfortable with being vulnerable. It…
 
Joining our host, Kira Dineen, is Rich Hogan. Rich is the Founder and President of Cure Rare Disease, a company that develops customized therapeutics for those who have been diagnosed with rare, genetic diseases that have no treatments or cures. On this episode, we specifically sat down to discuss Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy during DMD awareness mo…
 
Are you looking to pursue a career in veterinary medicine? If you love horses, then being an equine veterinarian is the career for you! Today’s guest is Stacey Cordivano, owner of Clay Creek Equine Veterinary Services, LLC and host of The Whole Veterinarian Podcast. She shares her journey to becoming an equine veterinarian and what it takes to succ…
 
This episode is an edited recording of the clubhouse meeting Kira Dineen and Dena Goldberg (Dena DNA) hosted on August 26th, 2021 in the “Genetic Counseling and the Future of Healthcare”. We explore making the most of the genetic counseling graduate school experience. Since this was recorded on Clubhouse, the audio is not as high quality as our oth…
 
As mental health comes into the fore of mainstream conversation, unique methods of dealing with it are starting to gain recognition. Art therapy is one of these modalities. What does it entail and what potential does it hold for the future of mental health? Join Dr. Richard Marn and art therapist Vicky Linnane as they delve into the ins and outs of…
 
You did it! DNA Today has been nominated for the Best 2021 Science and Medicine Podcast Award. If you nominated us, check your inbox to see if you were one of the people randomly selected to vote for the show! I was this year and received the email on August 9th. So pause the show now and check to see if you got the email. If you did please go ahea…
 
Not many people consider a career in anesthesiology. Part of that is because not many people know that much about it in the first place. In this episode, anesthesiology assistant Sally Hoang joins Dr. Richard Marn for a conversation on how she found her path to a career in her specialization. Sally is a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant currentl…
 
Did you know genetic changes account for an estimated 10-15% of all Parkinson’s disease? And these genetic changes can be passed down to family members. That's why Picture Genetics just released Picture PD Aware, an at-home DNA kit that tests for changes in seven genes associated with Parkinson’s disease. Picture PD Aware is easy to order and under…
 
General pathologists serve as the line behind the hospital. They don’t get as much credit for what they do and they are okay with that. Learn all about pathology and the study of diseases with your host, Richard Marn and his guest Dr. Travis Brown. Travis is a General Pathologist at Clinpath Pathology. Learn some insight into their research and wha…
 
PodcastAwards.com Select “DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast” in the Science & Medicine Category If you enjoy our episodes we would really appreciate you nominating us in the Podcast Awards. We are hoping to defend our title as the Best Science and Medicine Podcast! In order to do this, we need YOU listeners to get DNA Today nominated at podcastawards.c…
 
It’s time to defend our title as the Best 2020 Science and Medicine Podcast! The Podcast Awards Nominations are open! So we need you listeners to get DNA Today nominated at podcastawards.com. We were against very popular podcasts last year, and because of your support we won. To win again, we need all of you to nominate DNA Today in the Science & M…
 
This marks the 150th episode of DNA Today! Our guests to celebrate this landmark episode of DNA Today are Dr. Euan Ashley, a medical geneticist and cardiologist. And Dr. Stephen Quake, a physics professor, bioengineer and pioneer in microfluidics. A Scotland native, Dr. Euan Ashley graduated with degrees in Physiology and Medicine from the Universi…
 
Sponsoring this cystic fibrosis series is Picture Genetics, a unique DNA testing service, with tests designed for every stage of life -- including family planning. With a Picture Parenting carrier test, you can uncover genetic conditions that may be passed on to your kids such as cystic fibrosis. Unlike other companies, this is a clinical grade tes…
 
Seeing little children suffer from various medical emergencies can be a heart wrenching experience, but you don’t have the luxury of time to wallow in pity if you’re the pediatric emergency medicine physician on duty. Nkeiruka Orajiaka grapples with this reality every day. Born and raised in Nigeria, Nkeiruka has always been passionate about medici…
 
Get a shoutout on the podcast by nominating DNA Today for the Quill Podcast Awards for the “Best Health Podcast”. Share your nomination on social media and tag us. In return, we will thank you personally on the show, you can also comment on our posts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Nominate in this form! Sponsoring this series is Pict…
 
Pregnancy can be a magical yet challenging time, especially when the time for the baby to be born comes around! That's where labor and delivery nurses come in to help the mother through her delivery safely. Join Dr. Richard Marn as he sits down for a conversation with Labor and Delivery Nurse Shaina Brickner. They talk about the challenges faced by…
 
Veterinary medicine is truly a colorful world. They cater to cats and dogs every day, even the occasional snakes and reptiles. But beyond the cuteness is the challenging daily grind of every veterinarian. Joining Richard Marn, MD is award-winning veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward to share a glimpse of his life treating all kinds of animals on a daily bas…
 
This episode launches DNA Today’s Cystic Fibrosis Podcast Series! Over the next three episodes of the podcast we will be exploring cystic fibrosis’ history, patient experience and ongoing drug development. Sponsoring this series is Picture Genetics, a unique DNA testing service, with tests designed for every stage of life -- including family planni…
 
It is always said that prevention is better than cure. Of course, the same goes when taking care of your teeth, which calls for proper dental hygiene. Discussing how to maintain excellent oral health and avoid diseases with Richard Marn, MD is dental hygienist Sarah Liebkemann RDH, BSDH. She explains how her profession differs from dentists as well…
 
One of the most flexible professions in healthcare is a genetic counselor since they can jump from one expertise to another should they deem it necessary. Kira Dineen found her purpose in healthcare as a prenatal genetic counselor. She joins Richard Marn, MD to provide a glimpse of her life in private practice, unraveling the best and most challeng…
 
When people think of careers in mental health, they usually think of psychologists or psychiatrists. But did you know that you can get the best of both worlds without having to undergo a residency by being a nurse practitioner? Yes, a nurse practitioner can specialize in mental health and Dr. Richard Marn as got one to humor you in this episode. Dr…
 
DNA Day and Match Day (for genetic counseling grad programs) are only one week away! To celebrate we have two exciting announcements. Announcement #1 Our host Kira Dineen will be live on Instagram with Dena DNA on Saturday April 24th, 2021 at 12pmPT/3pmET to celebrate both genetic holidays. Come with your genetics questions including genetic counse…
 
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