Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Says “Conversations Have the Power to Heal”
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – On July 12, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, talked with author and professor Kate Bowler and how her sudden cancer diagnosis upended her world. The chat was the second of the new podcast the Department Human and Health Services has launched, ‘House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy.’
The inaugural episode on June 29 had featured Chef and Humanitarian José Andrés.
The Surgeon General’s podcast aims to highlight the vital need for people to build connections with one another, not just for individual health and wellbeing, but for our collective recovery as a nation. Guests lined up for the podcast will include experts and thought leaders in their field who have found ways to forge deeper connections, showcase a human-centered view of public health, and build community and healing.
“Conversations have the power to heal. When I was growing up, my father would make ‘house calls,’ bringing medical care to patients at home. The relationships he built with his patients through conversation were an essential part of healing,” said Murthy. “On House Calls, I carry forward this tradition. In each episode, I take my guests off-script to explore how they navigate the messiness and uncertainties of life to find meaning and joy. By sharing openly what’s on our minds and in our hearts, we can find strength and healing through connection.”
During his second tenure as America’s Doctor, the Surgeon General has been meeting with communities across the country to discuss the vital need to heal from the pandemic through social connection, highlighting that people must be able build powerful connections with one another to help us heal not only from COVID, but from the isolation that existed even before COVID.
House Calls episodes are 30–40-minute one-on-one conversations between the Surgeon General and thought leaders, experts, and researchers as his guests. The tone will be intimate and open, drawing from personal experiences.
Episodes are released on Wednesdays on a biweekly basis and is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.