health podcasts will widen your horizons as a nurseAs a healthcare professional, it is important to stay abreast on the medical innovations that spring up like mushrooms nowadays. But we all know that being in the medical field requires a lot of hours attending to patients. This perpetual busy schedule makes it difficult to get a quiet time to sit down and read up, but luckily, there are other ways to learn. Podcasts are convenient in that you can listen to them on the drive to work, while you are doing the grocery, or going through your daily run before you start the day.

Here are some podcasts made by real healthcare professionals to update you on the latest developments in diet, medicine, and more:

1. NPR – Your Health

This podcast not only reports about the latest discoveries in medicine, but it also tells stories of real people who are battling specific health conditions, addictions, and other situations involving care insurance.

Give it a listen: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/10/536448362/survey-says-medicaid-recipients-like-their-coverage-and-care

2. Health Ranger Report

Being a crusader of natural medicine, the Health Ranger delivers a scathing commentary on big pharma and the health care system, recommends natural alternatives to treat various conditions, and debunks medicine myths and political conspiracies.

Give it a listen: http://healthrangerreport.com/-magnesium-found-to-treat-depression-better-than-drugs

3. Healthcare 411

Medical research is riddled with highfalutin words, and when you hear a lot of unfamiliar terms, it could be hard to grasp how it affects your life. Healthcare411 explains medical research and discoveries in a customer-focused approach, making it accessible to health professionals and non-professionals alike.

Give it a listen: https://youtu.be/ZtTYnN_PSd0

4. The Checkup

If you like to burden yourself with the little quirks in daily living like muffin tops or zombie teenagers, this podcast is for you. Hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman takes an opinionated approach to anxiety, sex, and other daily worries that are preventable.

Give it a listen: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/the_checkup/2015/06/the_clinical_approach_to_losing_weight_and_changing_eating_behaviors.html

5. TED Talks Health

The go-to for brilliant storytelling, TEDTalks delivers compelling stories from health professionals and researchers themselves, giving a glimpse into the personal lives and realizations of these established medical personalities.

Give it a listen: http://podbay.fm/show/470623173/e/1339513206?autostart=1

6. Nutrition Diva

Whatever diet you are in, the Nutrition Diva is your best friend when it comes to healthy eating. This podcast aims to bust diet hoaxes, help you pick out the best food for your chosen diet, and explain food labels so you could get more from food and other supplements.

Give it a listen: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/is-your-metabolism-to-blame

7. Dishing up Nutrition

Hosted by licensed nutritionists and dietitians, Dishing Up Nutrition are 45-minute podcasts discusses the importance of nutrition to preventing diseases such as Coronary Artery Disease, chronic pain, PCOS, among others.

Give it a listen: https://www.weightandwellness.com/resources/podcasts/new-look-what-causes-coronary-artery-disease/

Johns Hopkins Hospital8. John Hopkins Medicine Podcasts

These minute-long podcasts deliver a bite-sized expert-level take on the medical news. For longer discussions, you can listen to PodMed, their weekly compilation of the latest studies.

Give it a listen: http://podcasts.hopkinsmedicine.org/2017/07/07/podmed-week-of-july-10-2017/

These podcasts are regularly updated so you can binge-listen to them during your downtime at work or when you are relaxing at the end of the day. You will surely be entertained by these experts’ wisdom and candor without adding more strain to your already tired eyes.