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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, July 1


First hour: Dr. Lucy McBride on redefining burnout

Second hour: Why are people who are HIV positive often excluded from cancer clinical trials?In a new piece for the Atlantic, Dr. Lucy McBride addresses burnout, and makes the case that the term should be used beyond the mental and physical fallout one may experience from work. She writes, "As a primary-care doctor, I'm witnessing the physical-health toll of collective trauma -- high blood pressure, headaches, herniated discs. And this has been before many people have returned to the office or resumed their pre-pandemic schedules." McBride joins us for the hour to discuss why she thinks burnout should be redefined to include the mental and physical effects of stress in any sphere of life. Our guest:

  • Lucy McBride, M.D., practicing internal medicine physician in Washington, D.C., and contributor to the Atlantic

Then in our second hour, 25 years have passed since HIV therapies were approved for people living with the virus, but people who are HIV positive are often excluded from cancer clinical trials. Why is that?  Writer Tim Murphy explored that question, and argues that not only is the practice discriminatory, but it's putting lives at risk. We talk with him about what he learned. Our guests:

  • Tim Murphy, contributing editor for the Body Pro
  • Ariela Noy, M.D., attending physician and member in the Department of Medicine/Lymphoma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.