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  • 00:27

    Planning for Care at the End of Life

    in Health

    Many questions swirl around the subject of end of life.  When should I start planning?  What exactly is a DNR?  Who should be involved in the creation of this plan?


    These questions and more will be addressed when host Tami Neumann sits down in conversation with Brenda Kassees, RN and Administrator for Compassionate Care Hospice in Canton, Michigan.


    Learn how you can help your loved ones to be prepared to care for you in the best way possible by creating a living will such as 5 wishes.


    Learn more about Compassionate Care Hospice.


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  • 00:47

    Advance Care Planning, End of Life Plans

    in Health

    Dr. Jonas will review a fascinating Advanced Care Planning Symposium he attended at UD last weekend which included an introduction to a new proposed DNR form for Ohio (MOLST form).  Grief and loss is the topic of Dr Synonymous Blog this week.  Other blogs and tweets may be mentioned as the show moves along.  Listen in.  Join the chat room.

  • 00:43

    HEALTH MEDIA NOW-GUEST JUDY FLICKINGER-END OF LIFE CARE FOR LOVED ONES

    in Health

    Please join our live interview, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST with host Denise Messenger.  Our special guest is Judy Flickinger.  She is the author of the book, "Spirit Matters: How to Remain Fully Alive with a Life-Limiting Illness.   Judy Flickinger was a hospice nurse for the last twelve years of her forty two-year professional life as a registered nurse. During this time she recognized that a healthy spirit (who we are as a person) could make the difference between a miserable death and a positive, meaningful end-of-life experience for both the patients and their loved ones.  This information is vitally important to persons faced with a life-limiting illness and everyone else, as well.  In 2010 Judy received Central Florida’s “Woman of Hope” award for her book and her work with hospice.
     

  • 01:59

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & End of Life Care Angelo E. Volandes

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Angelo E. Volandes. Angelo is a physician and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the founder of Advance Care Planning Decisions, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging The Conversation through the use of videos. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts. Through his vocation as a physician and the work of his nonprofit, Advanced Care Planning Decisions—which encourages The Conversation through patient videos—Volandes has dedicated his life to establishing a new standard of care. THE CONVERSATION is the essential guide that has long been missing from American medicine. It will embolden patients and inspire doctors to advocate for the choices that promote peace of mind and improve quality of life, because a life well lived deserves a good ending.


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • sleepless nights and menopause- nourishing adrenals with nettle infusion, stay in bed..


    • distracted and emotional in menopause? ask family not to depend on you for 1 year..


    • NHI's are a simple and deep way of nourishing yourself..


    • successfully conceived with vitex, NHI's and animal fats at every meal..


    • herbs for surgery and looking at other options..


    • side effects from NHI's? drink less, rotate through all of them..


    • chickweed slight blood thinner..


    • poison ivy reaction or gingko reaction- osha root tincture seems to stop histamine reaction..


    • clitoral tissue is non aging- calendula ointment..


    • stroke victim and self care..


    • eliminate heavy metals with seaweed..


    • dream pillows- lavender, hops, cronewort..

  • 01:00

    End of Life and pre-plan Options

    in Family

    Tonight we discuss with Celeste Toombs the importance of pre-planning for the End of Life. As we are all aware that some day we will leave this earth but don't want to think about the process and the preparation in doing so. Why not make it easier for our loved ones and allow them the time they need to grieve versus the planning part of it. Celeste has embarked upon this entrepreneurial venture to help educate us on creating End of Life plans.

  • 00:45

    Health Care Payments, Life Insurance and Health Incentives

    in Business

    On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, the hosts welcome two special guests to the program for a discussion on health care payments, health engagement, life insurance, health incentives and more.


    The first guest on the program will be Vineet Gulati, chief executive officer of HealthExpense. Similar to the shift from pension plans to individual retirement accounts years ago, employers are switching from defined benefit to a defined contribution that their employees control. Therefore, the employee-consumer today has to make more health insurance and health care purchasing decisions. This shift has been rapid, and consumers need to learn very quickly how to use vehicles like HSAs, FSAs and HRAs to cope with this expense-shift. In this interview, Vineet and the hosts will discuss what problems this shift is causing across the health care ecosystem and the innovations that are emerging to deal with these changes.


    For the second segment on the show, the hosts will talk with Tal Gilbert, senior vice president of marketing and innovation for The Vitality Group. Tal and the hosts will be discussing an innovative new solution that brings together life insurance and wellness incentives. John Hancock Insurance recently launched a new approach to life insurance in the U.S. that rewards people for healthy living. Developed through an exclusive, first-ever life insurance partnership with The Vitality Group, the new solution integrates life insurance with a comprehensive healthy living program.

  • 01:07

    Why One Size Does NOT Fit All in Dementia Care.

    in Health

    Join me in welcoming Ellen Belk as my guest on Conversations In Care.  Ellen Belk is the founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. and specializes in Holistic Dementia Care Solutions for both family and professional care partners. Today we will be talking about how One Size Does NOT Fit All in dementia care, and the other dementias that we are seeing more of in the news.


    Make sure to visit Keep In Mind


    Check out all that is going on with Conversations In Care.


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  • 01:03

    Spirit Matters; & End of Life Health Care

    in Spirituality

    Spirit Matters; & End of Life Health Care with Judy Flickinger


    In her book, Spirit Matters, Judy Flickinger offers a seldom-considered but all-important  perspective on what really matters at the end of life. As a retired hospice nurse turned author, Judy focuses on the importance of keeping the spirit—the  person inside the dying body—alive and well during the course of a life-limiting illness.Spirit Matters exposes the motives, misconceptions, and lack of knowledge that often prevent dying people from receiving the type of care that  can create and maintain a healthy spirit. The message in Spirit Matters is conveyed in eleven lessons illuminated by the personal stories of dying people and their families. Readers will learn, laugh, cry, and hopefully realize that near the end of life, first and foremost - Spirit Matters


    Judy Flickinger was a hospice nurse for the last twelve years of her forty two-year professional life as a registered nurse. During her hospice career, she  worked directly with hundreds of dying persons and their loved ones. 

    Early in her hospice work, Judy came to realize that a successful hospice outcome depended as much, if not more so, on the condition of the patient’s spirit as it did on the condition of the patient’s body. She recognized that a healthy spirit could make the difference between a miserable death and a positive, meaningful end-of-life experience for both the patients and their loved ones.


    For more information visit: http://www.spiritmattersauthor.com/index.html

  • 00:18

    Self-Care: Basic vs. Extreme

    in Lifestyle

    Ready to step up taking care of yourself? There are two levels of self-care you can do. Most of us do only Basic (and usually not even that!). I'll share with you a plan to move into Extreme Self-Care.

  • 01:00

    Getting The Most Out of Your Life

    in Health

    When it comes to end-of-life care, one conversation can make all the difference. 


    On National Health Care Decisions Day, April 16th, 2015, 10am-3pm, Alameda County will host a Conversation Village—a place where you can consider, communicate and document your health care wishes. 


    In the Village, erected in Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza, you can talk about health care resources, hear stories about what matters to people or complete your own advanced directives.


    Click here to register and find out more. 


     

  • 00:33

    The Life Recovery Formula™ Self-care + Self-worth + Happiness

    in Self Help

    This month our guest Mal Duane breaks down the transformational Life Recovery FormulaTM and shares how working with the formula's three key ingredients ­ Self-Care, Self-Worth and Happiness can lead to recovery of joy, inner peace and fulfillment.


    Mal Duane, is a Certified Life and Recovery Coach. After overcoming addiction and being in recovery for over 25 years, there is one thing Mal Duane knows for sure. Every woman is recovering from something. She has a message of hope and possibility for you. What if you could discover the one thing that is sabotaging your power?


    As a life recover coach and award winning author, she has been featured on FOX News, CBS Radio, Aspire and Healthy Living Magazines as well as over 150 on-line shows.


    A recent client said "Mal extended herself to me when I really needed help adjusting to life in a new city and now I'm doing things in my career that I never thought were possible." L.E.


    Mal feels her greatest accomplishment has been the construction of the Katherine Holly School in Mali West Africa in 2006 and the creation of the non-profit Holly’s Gift, educating women in need.


    Mal is known for her colorful clothing and show stopping accessories. She is a wee bit of a fashionista.


    Her Podcast “Positive Mental Shift” is on iTunes.


    Learn more about Mal at  http://www.MalDuaneCoach.com and check out her book at No 1 Amazon Bestseller