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Causes Or Cures

Dr. Eeks

Causes Or Cures is a public health podcast hosted by Dr. Eeks! You can reach her via and read her blog & a bigger bio there. She works in the field of public health as an analyst, with a focus on epidemiology and scientific communications, and has a penchant for using humor as a health tool. She is currently consulting on several public health initiatives at the national and international level, including the COVID response. She strongly dislikes credentialism, but she has an MPH and an MD degree, as well a a degree from West Point,where she was recruited to play soccer. She somehow managed to graduate even though she painted the latrine pink. She doesn't practice medicine, so don't ask her for medical advice. She only consults in the field of public health & loves it! :) She loves to write and wrote 2 books: Manic Kingdom, based on a true story, and Yours in Wellness: a satire on the wellness industry. It is also available as an audiobook, which Eeks thinks is much better than the written version. On this podcast, she features experts in their field, doctors, public figures, researchers, interesting people, "characters", and folks with compelling personal stories, with the goal of discussing hot topics in public health and wellness. Some topics are more controversial than others, so keep in mind that this is information ONLY and not medical or public health advice. She does NOT endorse any of her guests' views. (If you can't handle that, if you are easily triggered by things that challenge your view point, or believe everything you hear/see is hard truths, please DO NOT listen to the podcast!!!) Causes or Cures is about having conversations, and Dr. Eeks is confident that she can have a respectful conversation with anyone, even people who think far differently than she does. Some people are experts, some people are interesting or intriguing to talk to, and some people are both. She does all the interviews from her apartment via Zoom and does her best to make them sound okay. Most importantly, she hopes this podcast encourages folks to stay curious, empathic, compassionate, open-minded and engaged. Freedom of discussion is a beautiful thing, one that many take for granted.(The views on this podcast do not reflect the views of anyone she works or consults for.)

Recent Episodes

COVID-19 Spillover into White-Tailed Deer & What it Means for the Pandemic, with Dr. Suresh KuchiPudiNovember 28, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Nikolai Petrovsky Discusses His New Protein Subunit Vaccine for COVID-19November 28, 2021 Episode artwork Misinformation, Dissent & Censorship, with Dr. Joe SchwarczNovember 16, 2021 Episode artwork Highly-Vaccinated Singapore with Surging Cases & Rising Deaths: What Happened? October 23, 2021 Episode artwork Big Pharma Has Our Privileged Selves Between Its Teeth October 18, 2021 Episode artwork The COVID-19 Booster Battle: A Public Health PerspectiveSeptember 17, 2021 Episode artwork Viral Variants, Kids & Masks, Vaccines and More: Perspectives on the Pandemic with Dr. Jonathan BaktariAugust 17, 2021 Episode artwork Why Young Women Gain Weight, with Mary PegingtonAugust 05, 2021 Episode artwork The Link Between Diet, Exercise & Breast Cancer Outcomes & Survivability, with Dr. Katie SturgeonJuly 05, 2021 Episode artwork Obesity: What It Is & How to Address It, with Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford June 08, 2021 Episode artwork What is the Dominant Biomedical Research Agenda and Industry's Massive InfluenceMay 15, 2021 Episode artwork Predictors for Becoming a COVID Long Hauler, with Dr. Chuck DownsApril 25, 2021 Episode artwork Why Vaccine Passports are a Bad Idea, with Dr. Dimitry KochenovApril 21, 2021 Episode artwork Did a Common Infection Cause Your Child's Psychiatric Disorder? With Psychiatrist Dr. Steven HymanApril 05, 2021 Episode artwork How Proning is Saving Patients' Lives during the Pandemic, with Dr. Sandra ZaehMarch 28, 2021 Episode artwork What's a Near Death Experience? With Dr. Walter van LaackMarch 14, 2021 Episode artwork The Story of Ivermectin and COVID-19, with Dr. Pierre KoryFebruary 26, 2021 Episode artwork Antibody-Dependent Enhancement, Vaccine Development & COVID-19, with Vaccinologist Dr. Robert MaloneFebruary 25, 2021 Episode artwork NFL Football Players & Modifiable Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline, with Dr. Andrea RobertsFebruary 10, 2021 Episode artwork What is Broken Heart Syndrome & Why it Happens, with Cardiologist Dr. Antonio AbbateFebruary 10, 2021 Episode artwork Transgender Athletes, Policies and the Best Path Forward, with Dr. Timothy RobertsJanuary 23, 2021 Episode artwork GERD: Specific Lifestyle and Dietary Changes One Can Make to Prevent & Treat It, with Dr. Raaj MehtaJanuary 23, 2021 Episode artwork Adults' & Kids' Mental Health, Addiction & Alcohol Use During the LockDowns, with Dr. Conor Farren December 29, 2020 Episode artwork All About the COVID-19 Vaccines with Infectious Disease Doctor Andrew FlemingDecember 24, 2020 Episode artwork PCOS and Obesity: What's the Best Diet & Lifestyle for Weight Loss, with Dr. Geranne JiskootDecember 24, 2020 Episode artwork