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  • 00:26

    Advance Healthcare Directives Generally

    in Legal

    <strong>An Advance Healthcare Directive enables California residents to authorize someone to make healthcare decisions on their behalf in the event they become disabled or incompetent. Join Bill and Rick to discuss why this estate planning document can benefit you, and how it enables both you and your family to move forward should the need arise. </strong>

  • 01:01

    Healthcare Reform initiatives.

    in Current Events

    Steve Kelly is the co-founder and CEO of ELAP Services LLC, a healthcare cost management and employee advocacy services firm. Founded in 2003, ELAP’s innovative approach to bring rationality to the price of heath services anticipated the future of healthcare years ahead of current ...Healthcare Reform initiatives.

    Mr. Kelly is a recognized expert in the insurance, employee benefits and risk management industry, possessing over 25 years of experience in solving his clients’ healthcare challenges. Since the formation of ELAP, Mr. Kelly has helped hundreds of employers increase their profits by empowering them to take control of their healthcare cost using ELAP’s groundbreaking approach.

  • 00:58

    A Story of Medical History: My Mother lived in an Iron Lung

    in Health

     


    This show is the amazing story of Jade Grace, who grew up with a mother who lived in an iron lung.  The iron lung was a tank respirator used to help people artificially breathe used often during the polio epedemic.  It's use was usually only for several weeks until the lungs regained strength.  For some like Jade's mother, it was for a lifetime.  She lived 30 years on the iron lung.  Jade's story is about a child's experience of interacting and loving a mother who was lived in an iron lung.  Many on iron lungs were confined to institutions but Jade's father had the resources to keep her at home with all the necessary care.  She even summered on Catalina Island with the family.  Jade's story is a part of medical history that everyone should hear about.  Her stories are capitvating and heartwarming. Be sure to tune.


     


     

  • 00:49

    Update on All Things Health Care Consumerism

    in Business

    On this week's program, host Doug Field is live in the studio for an update on all things health care consumerism. Doug will be joined by two special guests, John Young and Ron Bachman, two thought leaders in health care consumerism and trusted advisors to The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism.


    The first guest on this week's show will be John Young, chief executive officer of Consumerdriven, LLC. From his perspective as a leading consulting on all things health care consumerism, John will be discussing growth in the private exchange market and how the entire health care ecosystem is adapting to consumerism trends.


    For the second segment on this morning's program, Ron Bachman, chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, will be calling-in to give his outlook on what's next in health care consumerism. Ron will also be discussing his upcoming workshops at the 2015 FORUM & Expo, the Certified in HealthCare Consumerism (CHCC) program, future IHC University initiatives and pending compliance concerns for industry stakeholders.

  • 00:33

    Mobile Health: Making Healthcare Safer and Easier

    in Health

    Mobile health is transforming healthcare faster and sooner than we expected. Join AJ as he talks with Mert Iseri, CEO and Co-Founder of SwipeSense, about the new possibilities in healthcare and why these changes are for the better.

  • 00:30

    Learning from Lean Healthcare - with Mark Graban

    in Business

    What can any CEO or business owner -- or any manager -- learn from the Lean movement, and especially, the growing adoption of Lean by the healthcare industry? How can you cut costs, improve quality, and boost employee engagement and work satisfaction, all at once?


    My guest is Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals and an expert on helping firms adop Lean thinking and Lean practices. 


    Mark has made Lean his career focus for nearly 20 years – starting with studying Dr. Deming’s work as an undergraduate engineering student at Northwestern University, then formally studying Lean in the classroom at Northwestern and as a master’s student at MIT, and then receiving extensive on-the-job mentoring and training.


    Mark has led and participated in Lean transformations in manufacturing and healthcare organizations. His books include Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and more.

  • 01:30

    They want to destroy, Education, Healthcare, Social Security, Medicare...

    in Politics

    Your Body Under Pressure.


    Stress affects every cell in your body. His is want happens when you do not manage it.



    Your eyes
    your ears
    Your Liver
    Your Muscles
    Your Heart
    Your blood Vessels.
    Rebuilding the Democratic Party.

  • 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.

  • 01:02

    PWN 2015.4.3: 30 Days of Advocacy Against Witch-Hunts w/ Damon Leff

    in News

    Damon Leff of the Pagan Rights Alliance (South Africa) and Touchstone Advocacy joins RevKess and KaliSara during the 8th annual 30 Days of Advocacy Against Witch Hunts. The persecution of "witches" in South Africa and elsewhere around the world is real. The majority of the victims of these witch hunts are old women and young children. Damon will talk about the history of this program and the impact that it has had in South Africa as well as what the persecutions are about.


    The Inquisition and the Salem Witch Craze are far behind us in Europe and North America, but the danger of their legacy exist to this day. Find out what these modern day witch hunts are and how they are having dangerous effects on the people persecuted.


    This is Damon's third visit with the Pagan Weekly News. He joined Zaracon and RevKess in 2012 and 2013. Zaracon may join in the discussion.

  • 00:16

    Audio Blog#4 The Journey Continues. Life With Mom in Assisted Living/Hospice

    in Health

    My blog continues about what it is like to be the caregiver for a parent in assisted living, nursing home and hospice.  In this episode, I will speak about Hopsice and my Mother's choices about her death.  I will talk about the prospect of her death and how the Hopsice services have helped.

  • 00:14

    Audio Blog #2: The Journey Continues With My Assisted Living and My Mom

    in Health

    This is the second audio blog post about my journey with Mom, her dying and dealing with the Assisted Living/Nursing Home staff.  Today, I will talk about the Ombudsman program and how it can help solve problemsand deal with issues in the residents favor.