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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>

  • 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.

  • 00:30

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01:00

    Michele Rosenthal discusses her new book :Your Life After Trauma

    in Health

    I feel very lucky and excited to have Michele Rosenthal back on the show to talk about her new book, Your Life After Trauma:Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity.  Her book is a continuation of her work helping people with PTSD.  This book offers practical, simple and hands-on examples to help with the effects of an identity crisis caused by PTSD.  It provides insight to the crisis and offers exrcises, self assessment questionaires tips and tools need to heal.  


    Michele Rosenthal is an award-winning PTSD blogger, award-nominated author, founder of HealMyPTSD.com, post-trauma coach, host of Changing Direction radio and author of Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity (W. W. Norton).  Her website is www.HealMyPTSD.com and she hosts the show CHANGING DIRECTION.


     Michele has wonderful stories and insight.  This show is not to be missed!


     


     


     


     


     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 00:48

    Connected Health & Health Savings Accounts

    in Business

    On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, hosts Ron Bachman, Doug Field and Andrew Dietz are in the studio for an in-depth discussion of the future of wearable devices, workplace wellness, health savings accounts and much more.


    For the first segment on the program, the hosts welcome special guest Cédric Hutchings, CEO, Withings, to the program to discuss connected health and wearable devices in the workplace. As a leader in the connected health revolution, Withings creates beautifully designed, award-winning products that bring long-term engagement and a measurable health impact to workforces. The Withings ecosystem allows employees to track and improve activity, sleep, weight and heart health. In this interview, Cédric and the hosts discuss what's next from the connected health revolution and the importance of companies adopting a data-driven approach to employee health and wellness.


    For the second segment on the show, the hosts welcome Liz Ryan, EVP and group head of Wells Fargo Health Benefit Services (HBS), back to the program to discuss the importance of an HSA as a long-term asset and safety and security a successful HSA program. In this interview, Liz and the hosts look at HSA industry growth, the keys to successful enrollment, the value of an HSA as a long-term asset, the challenges to containing health care costs and much more.

  • 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.