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14 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Vivek Murthy. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Vivek Murthy, often where they are interviewed.

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14 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Vivek Murthy. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Vivek Murthy, often where they are interviewed.

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LinkedIn Speaker Series with Dr. Vivek Murthy

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Join LinkedIn’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and Executive Co-Sponsor of EnableIn, Mel Selcher, as she hosts our first-ever LinkedIn Live virtual Speaker Series with Dr. Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States and author of Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Mel and Dr. Murthy will discuss the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community. 

This discussion couldn’t come at a better time—as COVID-19 continues to evolve, the public health imperative is clear: to save lives, we need to radically increase the physical space between us. But will these practices condemn us to loneliness and lead to a “social recession”?

Dr. Murthy strongly believes healthy relationships are as essential to our overall health as vaccines and ventilators, and that we have a great opportunity to strengthen our connections and communities during this time. He’ll share four key strategies to help us not only weather this storm, but heal our social world far into the future. This is a Speaker Series you won’t want to miss! 

May 11 2020

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Why Loneliness Is A Public Health Issue with Dr. Vivek Murthy

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When we think about health, we usually think about diet and exercise. We think about the things we are doing for our physical body to promote wellness. But what about the things we can’t see? Relationships are a big one. For example. committing just ten to fifteen minutes a day to talking to someone we love is a powerful way to keep ourselves happy and connected, especially now during this time of coronavirus quarantine. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk with Dr. Vivek Murthy about nurturing greater connection and what it means for our health. 

Dr. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014-2017. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw. In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and loneliness as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. His book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World was just published on April 28th.

*For context, this episode was recorded in February 2020.

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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Dr. Murthy came to focus on loneliness (9:04)


  • The science behind loneliness and its impact on our health (14:24)


  • Why we don’t always see the loneliness that exists around us (19:22)


  • Loneliness and its connection to addiction (20:45)


  • Building connection through love and kindness (29:51)


  • Steps we can take in our individual lives to combat loneliness and build a connected life (37:36)


  • Shifting culture to a society that focuses on people over reputation, power, and wealth (42:27)


  • Our connection to other people is built on having a strong connection to ourselves (44:01)


  • Why we often struggle with loneliness in the workplace (45:22)


  • Getting over the obstacles that keep us from investing in connection in our own lives (48:54)


Learn more about Dr. Murthy at www.vivekmurthy.com and get a copy of his book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World” at https://www.vivekmurthy.com/together-book

Follow Dr. Murthy on Facebook @drvivekmurthy, on Instagram @drvivekmurthy, and on Twitter @vivek_murthy

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Apr 29 2020

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Dr. Vivek Murthy and Brené on loneliness and connection

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Have you ever struggled with feeling lonely - even when you’re surrounded by people you love? I have. It’s painful and confusing. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician and the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, about loneliness and the physical and emotional toll that social disconnection takes on us. We talk about his new book, TOGETHER, and what it takes for each of us to tilt the world toward love and connection.

Apr 21 2020

54mins

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#238: You Don't Have to be Alone to be Lonely | Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
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Our guest this week gives a bracingly candid account of loneliness - one made all the more remarkable by the fact that he is a former surgeon general.

Even before the current coronavirus pandemic, we were in the midst of another, quieter pandemic: loneliness. The term sounds somewhat unpleasant, but make no mistake: loneliness is, in fact, a deeply pernicious and insidious state, both psychologically and physiologically. And now, with all the social distancing we're doing, the loneliness problem is on steroids. This problem touches those not only people who live alone, but also those of us who may be surrounded by family. Loneliness doesn't require you to be alone. As you will hear, it's more about the quality of your relationships.

Our guest, Dr. Vivek Murthy is, as mentioned, the former surgeon general. He has just published a book about loneliness, called "Together." We're doing this episode in a bit of a different way. We actually interviewed Vivek twice. The first time I spoke to him was right before the pandemic truly took off in the U.S.. He gave an incredible interview that we were excited to post. But then things really went haywire with the virus, so we wanted to have him on to talk about that. So we'll do this episode in two parts. First, you'll hear the newer interview - which is more topical. Then you'll hear the earlier interview, where he goes into greater depth.

Where to find Dr. Vivek Murthy online:
Website: https://www.vivekmurthy.com/
Book: https://www.vivekmurthy.com/together-book

Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vivek_murthy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrVivekMurthy/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drvivekmurthy

Other Resources Mentioned:
RULER at YALE http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/ruler-overview/

Additional Resources:
Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
Free App access for Health Care Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/vivek-murthy-238

Apr 13 2020

1hr 27mins

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Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins Jameela this week to discuss how widespread the problem of loneliness is, Western culture's tendency to give too much space, social media's role with loneliness, and how to foster connectivity. 

Vivek Murthy's book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World is out now!

Apr 10 2020

59mins

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#417: Dr. Vivek Murthy — Former Surgeon General on Combatting COVID-19, Loneliness, and More

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“All of us, regardless of what stage of life we’re at, we’ve got three basic needs: we all want to know that we matter, we want to be seen for who we are, and we want to know that we’re loved.” — Dr. Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy (@vivek_murthyvivekmurthy.com) served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014-2017. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw.

In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and loneliness as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. He has co-founded a number of organizations: VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS education program in India; Swasthya, a community health partnership in rural India training women as health providers and educators; software company TrialNetworks; and the grassroots physicians organization Doctors for America.

Since leaving government service, Dr. Murthy has continued to focus on loneliness and social connection. His book Together: the Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World will be published this spring by Harper Collins.

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Mar 26 2020

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Trump Appalls Experts with a Call to Reopen America by Easter | Dr. Vivek Murthy

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Trevor covers coronavirus news, Ronny Chieng gives a dispatch from Australia, and "Together" author Dr. Vivek Murthy discusses challenges facing medical professionals.

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Mar 26 2020

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Coping with COVID: Education & Awareness, featuring former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

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In the special episode of That's So Hindu, HAF Co-Founder Dr. Aseem Shukla (Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania) moderates a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring: 
  • Former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy;
  • Dr. Lavannya Pandit (Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine; full-time staff physician at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Houston, Texas) 
  • Dr. Mihir Meghani (HAF co-founder and board of director member; Emergency Medicine Physician at Kaiser Permanente in the East Bay, CA)
  • Dr. Rajiv Pandit (HAF board member; Otolaryngologist and Clinical Instructor in the Dept. of Surgery and Section Chief of Otolaryngology, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center)
  • Dr. Abhay Dandekar (pediatrician in practice at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA, served as a pediatric residency and clerkship director, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco), and; 
  • Dr. Kavita Pallod Sekhsaria (HAF National Leadership Council member; clinical psychologist working for Quince Orchard Psychotherapy; Board of Advisors for MannMukti, which aims to fight mental health stigma in the South Asian Community). 
Legal disclaimer: Nothing being said on this call should constitute medical advice. Consult with your physician & with local recommendations. Stay up to date on current recommendations at CDC.gov.

Mar 19 2020

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Vivek Murthy: The Loneliness Epidemic

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US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy embarked on a listening tour to determine what was ailing Americans. The answer surprised him. In this soulful conversation, he speaks with Kate about loneliness as a public health crisis and how the experience of disconnection affects our ability to weather life’s most difficult storms.

Nov 05 2019

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Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States

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When Vivek Murthy's parents immigrated to the United States, they could’ve never imagined that their son would grow up to be the nation's top doctor.

Yet they believed that in America: anything is possible, an aspirational American value that Dr. Murthy himself holds dear.

In our inaugural episode of The Pioneers, Dr. Murthy reflects on his identity as a South Asian American, and on his journey from Miami to Harvard to the Surgeon General's Office and the world beyond.

Mar 09 2019

59mins

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