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CROSSPOST: Education Through Social Media, Limited Supplies in the ER, and Caution with NSAIDs | Adam Goodcoff, M4 and Co-founder of The MedLife

March 25, 2020

This is a crosspost from ITB's collaboration with our friends at Ars Longa Media. You can check out more episodes on the coronavirus pandemic over at  In this interview, Dr. Ted O’Connell and "Dr." Adam Goodcoff (He's an M4 and will graduate very soon" discuss topics that have been frequently showing up in media such as: 

  • Advice on staying safe during the pandemic.
  • What “flattening the curve” means and how you can make a difference.
  • What measures emergency departments are taking to ensure safety of their medical staff during the crisis. 
  • The influence of medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs/NSAIDS and ACE inhibitors have on the effects of COVID-19.
  • The effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy. 
  • Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.

Adam Goodcoff is a fourth year medical student who recently matched into Emergency Medicine residency. He is the co-founder and lead content creator at The MedLife, a platform created to connect health care professionals, students, and aspiring students from around the world. You can learn more about The MedLife on their Youtube channel. Adam is also a medical social influencer - Check him out on Instagram (@seethemedlife) and TikTok!

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Check Ted out on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)! 


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