• Vets First Podcast S2 bonus: Learning about COVID-19 impact with Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo

    In this episode of the Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea interview Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo, a pulmonologist, and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. This episode was recorded in August 2021 during the height of the pandemic's Delta wave. We think this is an interesting look into COVID-19 with a critical care provider.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:9: Supporting our active duty military, Veterans, first responders: Jim Ravella, Gary Sinise Foundation

    In this episode, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea welcome Jim Ravella, Vice President of Programs at the Gary Sinise Foundation.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:8: Exploring treatment of PTSD, headache, depression through brain stimulation: Wave Neuro and TMS

    In this episode, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea dive into Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, a treatment for depression, PTSD, and headache.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:7: Perseverance through care, routine

    Episode seven of Vets First Podcast discusses studies on functional impairment and depression in Veterans and Veteran suicide factors.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:6: The ongoing battle: Josh Marino, Rob Otto share about PTSD, depression, suicide

    In episode six, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea interview two Vets to talk about mental health issues, including TBI and PTSD.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:5: Learning about drug use disorders from origin to treatment

    In the fifth episode of season two of Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea discuss drug use disorders from origin to treatment.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:4: Two candid discussions about drug use disorders

    In this episode of Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea discuss drug use disorders with two recovered Army Veterans.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:3: Aiding vision-impaired Veterans through experience

    Keith Queen, Visual Impairments coordinator at the Iowa City VA, aids vision-impaired Veterans using his own life experience.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:2: Dan Standage, director of Disability in Education for the Student Veterans of America

    In the opening of season two interviews of Vets First Podcast, Levi and Brandon welcome Marine Veteran Dan Standage, a student Veteran.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:1: Kicking off season 2

    In the first episode of the Vets First Podcast season 2, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea overview the guests and topics featured.

  • Vets First Podcast S:1 E:8: Season one in the books

    In this short wrap up episode, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea look back on the first season of the Vets First Podcast, including topics and guests.

  • Vets First Podcast S:1 E:7: Pioneer in kidney transplant: Dr. Christie Thomas

    Dr. Christie Thomas, a nephrologist at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Healthcare System, discusses his favorite organ, the kidney.

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