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Father Donald E. Mowery is the retired leader of Youth Services globally. He has had a radio show, Talk it Out with Father Don, on WHBQ radio in Memphis, Tennessee, for the past 45 years. This month Joyce Graff appeared on his show. Joyce and Father Don have a great conversation about Powerful Patient and its mission, and also about Youth Services and its mission, highlighting many parallels. In both cases, they work to empower people to work through the issues they cannot change and tackle constructively the things they can change.
Learn more about Father Don. A new book, Spiritual Networking, by Darrell B. Uselton and David Yawn, recounts the history of Youth Services in Memphis and worldwide.
Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.
About Dr. Hallisy:
Dr. Julia Hallisy obtained her BS in Biological Science from the University of San Francisco in 1984 and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Dental Sciences. In 1988, Dr. Hallisy received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Since that time, she has been a full-time practicing San Francisco dentist.
Her second child, Katherine Eileen, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with her daughter’s life-threatening diagnosis, the many recurrences of cancer, and the subsequent treatments for the malignant and aggressive tumors marked the beginning an almost 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The unique combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
Dr. Hallisy began to research the topic of patient safety in 1998. She has lobbied for health care reform in Washington, DC with Consumer’s Union.
Dr. Hallisy is committed to and passionate about the subjects of patient safety, health care reform and medical error reduction. She is the founder and president of The Empowered Patient Coalition.
Dr. Hallisy was born and raised in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, John Hallisy, and their two sons, Daniel and Kevin. The Hallisy’s ten-year old daughter, Kate, lost her life-long battle with cancer in February 2000.
Please join Dr Jennifer Daniels on February 24, 2015 at 6pm EDT for the Healing with Dr Daniels Show.
Today's topic is: Patient Autonomy or Something More Sinister?
The FDA has just approved a genetic test for consumers to use at home without a Doctor’s permission. Patients can now freely purchase this genetic test and get the results. Is this an advance in patient autonomy? Or is there something more sinister? Dr Daniels reviews the accuracy of the test, the purpose of the test and how you can sidestep this plan to ensnare you in the Standard of Care. Tune in. Think Happens.
What’s Hot, What’s Not. Tune as Dr Daniels gives her best picks as to the up coming trends in Healing, self - care, health care and healing. You heard it first here. Think Happens.. Listen by phone (914-338-0695 or online click this link or copy this on your browser: Ask questions during the show, by phone call: 914-338-0695 or online go to http://healingwithdrdaniels.chatango.com/
A discussion with the Wife of patient that after complaining of his level of care and the workers in the clinic, he was terminated for what appears to be trumped up reasons. He has since been blackballed from other clinics in his area; with no clinic to go to he has been forced into HOSPICE.
This appears to be an ongoing problem with DCI, Fresenius and Davita. This patient was a Davita patient. Dialysis Advocates went to their Legal Department and Javier Rodriguez the CEO of Davita. It appears that no one cares at the CEO level; we’ve asked him and the Legal Department to help with this patient. Nothing came from our request to CMS to help this patient who had no appeal and is not allowed to face his accuser.
This is happening much too often in too many clinics where complaining about care or workers leads to retaliation. What if any investigation is done at the clinic level is often poorly done and biased in favor of the worker or clinic. Patients are not allowed to see the results of an investigation nor are they allowed to face their accuser. A patient it appears has to go to legal to clean up a record they are not allowed to see.
We are having too many patients with the same situation Nationwide. One even having to strip down naked before getting dialysis.
Call in and ask questions and our website has other cases in the News Portion. www.dialysisadvocates.com
Ladies: Join me, Sandra H. Sawyer & Special Guest: Leatha Hardy, Co-Pastor & First Lady of Covenant Family Worship Center in Stafford, VA for a powerful 30-minute discussion titled "Love is Patient, Kind & More" as we celebrate the month of LOVE. You don't want to miss it... For Such A Time As This!
"It's February... "the LOVE month" so join me, Sandra H. Sawyer, as we open the lines to hear your thoughts & continue our topic of the month "Love is Patient, Kind & More" as discussed on our last show by Special Guest: Leatha Hardy (Co-Pastor & First Lady of Covenant Family Worship Center in Stafford, VA). You don't want to miss this opportunity... "For Such A Time As This!"
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
– 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
Mike and Joyce speak with Laura Castillo, Executive Director of FivePMinus.org, helping families affected by Cri du Chat (Cat Cry) Syndrome (CdCs).
Babies born with CdCs are characterized at birth by a high-pitched cry, low birth weight, poor muscle tone, microcephaly, and potential medical complications. "5p-" is a term used by geneticists to describe a portion of the short arm of chromosome number five that is missing in these individuals. Some of the facial characteristics include:
Round "moon shaped" face
Small upturned nose at birth
Small or low set chin (micrognathis)
Low positioned ears
Downward slanting of the eyes
Wide spaced eyes
Extra skin fold at the inner corner of one or both eyes (epicanthal fold)
These facial features usually elongate as the child enters adulthood. Children with CdCs are often also diagnosed with autism since many of the developmental issues are similar.
There is a great deal of good information on this syndrome on their website. See especially http://www.fivepminus.org/Development
Laura shares with us the origins of the 5p- Society, the national family support group for individuals with Cri du Chat Syndrome. They group shares expeerience and provides support to individuals and families affected by CdCs, sharing strategies for managing the syndrome and supporting their children in achieving his or her maximum potential Children with Cri du Chat Syndrome can lead full and meaningful lives with love and support.
Faith often requires waiting patiently before God and being prepared to wait for HIS seeming long delays in answering prayer. While we are waiting our faith does not get distorted. We take HIM at HIS Word and let HIM take what time HE chooses in fulfilling HIS purposes and in carrying out HIS work.Faityh is bound to encounter delays and long days of waiting, but faith accepts the conditions. It regards such delays as times of testing and is priviledged to demonstrate that it is made of courage and perseverance. Join us for live prayer at 6:00 AM Mon.-Fri. Dial 714.459.3963.
Dr Michael Platt has published a book, "Adrenaline Dominance: A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness". He examines the role that adrenaline may plan in a number of conditions that are quite often misunderstood, including ADHD, Irritable bowel syndrome, PTSD and Autism. He offers dietary ways to control the over-production of adrenaline.
With a background in diseases that cause pheochromocytoma -- a tumor that causes over-production of adrenaline -- Joyce is eager to discuss with him how to differentiate between pheos and the kind of medically treatable adrenaline dominance that he discusses in his book. Pheos are difficult to diagnose, and they notoriously do not respond to medical treatment. Undiagnosed pheos can be life-threatening if they are not diagnosed and removed, especially during pregnancy. Some pheos can even metastasize. If you have a pheo, it is extremely important to diagnose and remove this dangerous tumor. Pheos are also sometimes called paragangliomas, especially when they occur in the region of the chest or neck. They can occur anywhere from the earlobe to the groin, on either side of the body, along the sympathetic nervous system.
Please listen and participate in this discussion.
For more information on pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, please see
There are more than 20 tiny genetic flaws that can increase one's chance of having a pheo or para. If you know that any of these conditions runs in your family, be sure to get tested for the presence of one of these tumors before embarking on Dr. Platt's treatments. It will be easier to diagnose the pheo-para before this treatment.
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