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Do you feel helpless in the face of "the system?" This show is to help you learn how to take control and steer your way to health. Hear how others have met these challenges and overcome them. Learn how you can do so too. This program is a forum to share your experiences, ask your questions, and learn how to create and manage your health care team. Make the healthcare system work for you!

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Annual Convention of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition held in Mexico City, Mexico in April, 2018 had delegates from 25 nations attending. Join our Powerful Patient Co-Hosts Robin, Joyce, and Mike as they discuss the meeting.... more

Robin Riddle, CEO of the Brain Support Network. learned about neurodegenerative diseases when her late father, Larry, was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in 2004. With the help of three other... more

Dr. Gwen Bergen speaks with us about the cost to the health care system of falls among older adults in the United States. In addition to the risk to the individual of serious injury and loss of mobility for the remainder of their lives, the health care... more

Clare Luz, one of the three authors of a beautiful new book QUILTS AND HEALTH talks with Joyce and Mike about this beautiful review of the art of quilting and what it gives to the maker of the quilt as well as the recipient. The book... more

Robin and Mike have an enlightening discussion with Cora Connor, Founder of R. M. C. Inc. a grassroots non-profit established to provide information and support for those suffering with Renal Medullary Carcinoma. They will talk about... more

Robin and Mike have a discussion about their current activites in healthcare advocacy, and how advocacy can be benficial to persons dealing with personal challenges in .medical conditions

The pancreas plays a key role in producing hormones and enzymes that help us digest our food and extract the nutrients from food which are passed to our cells. Without a properly functioning pancreas, our bodes cannot digest foods and... more

Arlene Ash, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, in the Department of Quantitative Health. Dr. Ash and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) have... more

Robin Martinez and Joyce Graff are happy to welcome Mike Lawing back to the team! Mike was featured in a recent issue of CancerToday http://www.cancertodaymag.org/Summer2017/Pages/The-Gift-of-Music.aspx... more
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