Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th United States Surgeon General in July, 2009 and served a four-year term. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American People. Dr. Benjamin served simultaneously as Surgeon General and as the first chair of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council) ─ 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation’s health – The National Prevention Strategy.
Before becoming “America’s Doctor,” she served her patients at the rural health clinic she founded in tiny, Bayou La Batre, Alabama, keeping the clinic in operation despite damage and destruction inflicted by Hurricanes Georges (1998) and Katrina (2005) and a devastating fire (2006).
She has a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, an M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Benjamin is the recipient of 22 honorary degrees.
She is former associate dean for Rural Health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile and past chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. In 1995, she was the first physician under age 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. She served as president of the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation and chair of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. In 2002, she became the first African-American female president of a state medical society in the United States when she assumed leadership of the Medical Association State of Alabama.
[1:06] The purpose of the FDA and the importance of adult vaccinations
[3:30] The startlingly low rates of vaccinations among adults
[5:55] Dr Benjamin addresses the vaccination debate and why we need to build up trust as a society
[7:53] What Dr Benjamin is proudest of from her term as the 18th US Surgeon General
[10:12] The obesity epidemic in America and what can be done
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is professor of medicine and former faculty dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He’s also the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For 12 years he led the most robust academic Continuing Medical Education enterprise in the world, reaching out to 80,000 clinicians in 150 countries each year. Dr. Chopra is also editor-in-chief of the hepatology section of UpToDate, an online resource used by more than 600,000 physicians worldwide for clinical decision-making at point of care.
Dr. Chopra was designated a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2009, and has earned a number of awards, including the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.”
[2:45] The impact Sanjiv's father, a doctor himself, had on his life and career
[6:45] The differences in how students are taught in med school now versus when he was a student
[9:20] Whether med students now are more willing to consider holistic approaches to medicine
[10:24] A couple of thoughts and myths the general public has about medicine (and why your general physician might now know everything)
[12:36] The vaccines cause autism myth
[14:26] The importance of Vitamin D
[19:30] The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended dosage of Vitamin D for children
[20:30] The revolution being created by the microbiome
[24:50] The microbiome differences created by birthing method and how c-section babies can get the benefit of naturally born children
[27:45] What happy people have in common
[31:10] 5 things people say on their deathbed (and it's not "I wish I had more money")
John Izzo - The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die
Dr. Michael Mosley did a first degree at Oxford University before training to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
After qualifying he joined the BBC, where he has been a science journalist, executive producer and more recently a television presenter. He has written and presented series on BBC One, Two, Three and Four as well as BBC Radio 4. He has won numerous television awards including an RTS (Royal Television Society), an EMMY and being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association. He is also author of the best selling, “Fast Diet” and, now, "Fast Exercise".
[1:10] How interval training impacts your metabolism
[2:45] Why interval training has evolutionary benefits
[5:05] How the science behind interval training works, but we're not 100% sure why, and the proper way to do it
[7:40] Heart rate ranges that you're looking for while interval training
[10:56] Dr Mosley's experience infecting himself with a tapeworm
[12:45] Why parasites fascinate Dr Mosley
[13:35] The premise of The Fast Diet
[15:50] What ratio you should be attempting in interval training between hard exercise and rest
[18:40] How long Fast Exercise will take and whether you even need to go to the gym
International ministry leader and award-winning author Bruce Wilkinson founded TEN as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training ‘best practices’. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was the fastest-selling book in history with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He's trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change, and launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.
Bruce founded TEN because he believes that “nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.”
[2:37] If there are instances where we shouldn't forgive
[5:14] If forgiveness even needs to involve the person being forgiven
[6:50] How hard it is to forgive yourself
[10:11] The process of forgiving yourself
[11:43] The one question that will tell you if you're experiencing unforgiveness
[14:49] Where forgiveness occurs
[19:01] The history of Teach Every Nation