Powerful Patient

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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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Katie Brandt is a powerful public speaker and passionate advocate, educator and trainer in the areas of caregiver support, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and the impact of dementia on caregivers and families. Presentations... more

Allen Wilson of the Pheo Paratroopers joins Joyce and Mike to talk about the organization, its mission, and the recent International Conference on Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. Pheochromocytomas ("pheos" for... more

Stephanie Sugars has been moderating an online discussion group for families deaing with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome since 2000. Over the years she has seen lots of changes. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome is a genetic disease. One tiny... more

We would like to help the radiologists answer the question: "How many CT's is too many?" Mike and Joyce talk about Joyce's recent presentation to the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine. We review the findings of our... more

The Powerful Patient has recently been granted full membership in the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO), an organization of organizations worldwide, IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients... more

Andrea Stamp is the Director of Mass IGNITE, a program of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), an organization of medical device manufacturers, suppliers and associated non-profit groups in Massachusetts and... more

Mike and Joyce speak with Casey Quinlan of Mighty Casey Media, author and blogger about patients' rights and the value of patient input in medical research. Some medical institutions are beginning to ?get? that the patients need to be... more

Mike shares from The Emperor of All Maladies on the development and progression of Lung Cancer, and talks with Joyce about Radiation exposure from Diagnostic Imaging. Be sure to read THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a... more

In his book, The Undefeated Mind, physician Alex Lickerman argues that resilience isn't something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take action to develop. He offers a set of... more

Mike and Joyce talk with the CEO of AliveCor, makers of an attachment for a SmartPhone that allows patients to record their own electrocardiogram (ECG) wherever they are, and provide this important data to their doctor remotely. This... more
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