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Kaiser Permanente Launches New Weekly Podcast Series

October 17, 2013

TOPICS: Health and Wellness, Total Health Radio | REGIONS: Colorado | KEYWORDS: MD Mentions

Total Health Radio feature image 274 x 168 For more information about the first hours, days and weeks after giving birth — and how you can help the new mom in your life — check out the Total Health Radio episode After the Birth: What You Weren’t Expecting.

DENVER — In a recent episode of Kaiser Permanente’s new podcast series, Total Health Radio, guest Julie Sutherland, MD, from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, describes some of the unusual symptoms of heart attacks in women, which include “jaw pain, shoulder pain … shortness of breath, sweating.”

“You know what you just described to me?” replied the episode’s host, Joyce Gottesfeld, MD. “A hot flash!”

“Good point,” Dr. Sutherland replied. “It’s hard to distinguish sometimes!”

Officially launched on Oct. 16, Total Health Radio is Kaiser Permanente’s first national foray into the world of podcasting, delivering motivating stories, valuable information and important health tips through a series of engaging conversations with featured guests.

The podcast series which is being recorded and produced in Aurora, Colo., will cover a wide range of topics — especially women’s and family health — with the help of local and national physicians, health experts and patients, who will share their experiences dealing with and overcoming health challenges.

Total Health Radio will feature many hosts, including the regular podcast hosted by Dr. Gottesfeld, an ob-gyn physician with Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Dr. Gottesfeld lives in Denver and has been taking care of women and delivering babies at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 17 years. In addition to being a dedicated doctor, she is a wife, mother of three girls, avid runner and author of a humorous and informative blog.

“I love to educate women about their health, their bodies and the changes they are going to go through over the course of their lives,” said Dr. Gottesfeld.

“So I’m excited about Total Health Radio — reaching more people and really getting information out there in a way that’s engaging and can help people take care of themselves.”

Total Health Radio features programs about family health, women’s heart health and developing awareness of teen dating violence. Future topics will reflect Kaiser Permanente’s belief in total health — mind, body, and spirit — and will discuss such matters as:

  • Breast cancer — risk, diagnosis and treatment, and recovery
  • Healthy sleep
  • Caffeine and kids
  • Five things to know about flu season
  • Mindfulness

The podcasts are free and available through mobile devices and personal computers at Kaiser Permanente’s recently launched website, Total Health Radio and will soon be available on podcast-distribution platforms such as iTunes and Stitcher. 

At, listeners can view show summaries, explore additional resources on featured topics, and check out bonus clips from shows.

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, proudly working to improve the lives and health of Colorado residents for more than 40 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care services to more than 540,000 members through 26 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians. The health plan was named “Highest in Member Satisfaction” among Commercial Health Plans by J.D. Power and Associates for the sixth straight year. Kaiser Permanente was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the top-ranked commercial health plan in Colorado and the fourth ranked Medicare plan in the nation. Kaiser Permanente was also recently recognized as a 2012 Hypertension Champion by Million Hearts™. In 2012, Kaiser Permanente proudly directed more than $92 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit or follow us on twitter @kpcolorado or

About Kaiser Permanente
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