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  • 00:30

    Certified Brain Injury Specialist Kristen Schreier talks about Caregiver Support

    in Health

    Join Amy Zellmer as she chats with with Kristen Schreier, MA, CCC-SLP about caregiver support. 

    “It is hard to be a patient with a brain injury, but it is harder to be a caregiver, “says Kristen Schreier, MA, CCC-SLP, speech pathologist at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River.“You cannot expect yourself to be able to take care of someone if you are not well yourself, or at the top of your game.”


    Kristen has been a speech pathologist with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, New Jersey since 2007. Kristen received her master’s degree from The College of New Jersey. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and is the hospital’s program champion for the brain injury program. In January 2016, Kristen became a facilitator to train other healthcare professionals to obtain brain injury specialist certifications. She also works with Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey as an adjunct professor and clinic supervisor. Kristen is dedicated to educating patients, families, and other clinicians about brain injury diagnoses, recovery, and the necessity of therapy.

  • 00:30

    About the Sports Legacy Institute and Brain Trauma in Sports

    in Legal

    The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. Caitlin McElroy, Field Associate, joins us along with Chicago injury and health law attorney, Michael Favia, to talk about the education and outreach objectives and activities held by the Sports Legacy Institute in Chicago.
    Topics covered on this show: (1) Please tell us about the focus and mission of the Sports Legacy Institute (“SLI”) organization; (2) How does SLI engage its members to further its objectives and share same with the public? (3) What are the current trends, news and developments in concussions and brain injury? (4) What should the legal community of injury attorneys learn about SLI as a resource? (5) Please share information about your upcoming events and opportunities to share information.
    Caitlin McElroy joined the SLI team in January 2013 as a Field Associate in Chicago. Caitlin comes from a non-profit background having worked previously for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in fundraising and development. In 2009, Caitlin graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Secondary Education. Caitlin earned her Master’s in Public Policy in May 2013 at the Loyola University of Chicago.
    Michael V. Favia is the principal and managing attorney for the law firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, representing individuals, small and large corporations, professionals, professional groups and organizations. A highly skilled lawyer with 20+ years of experience, Michael leverages his health law background in conjunction with a highly skilled team of litigators, experts and investigators to obtain maximum results for each of his clients.
    Sponsor: Nick Augustine PR - Keeping your PR & marketing machines moving!

  • 00:58

    Brain Healthy with Jessica Ehrenworth - Episode 10

    in Motivation

    I am extremely honored to have Rick Goodwin join me for a new episode of Brain Healthy.

    Rick is the founder of Men & Healing (www.menandhealing.ca). For nearly 20 years, he built and was past Executive Director of The Men’s Project in Ottawa. As well, he served as National Manager to 1 in 6 Canada from 2012-2015. He has won a variety of awards for service excellence over his career.

    He received his Master’s of Social Work in 1985. Since then, he has trained clinically in a variety of models, focusing primarily on engagement in trauma recovery, ending men’s violence, and human sexuality. He has provided training in three continents and is internationally recognized in his work on male-centred approaches to therapy.

    Rick has promised to share his insights with us about trauma, men and healing. He will be talking about what he has learned over the course of his career and how he implements his learning into valuable strategies and action steps when working with clients. This is definitely a not to be missed episode.

  • 02:53

    Recovery Now...Parkinson's Disease After Brain Trauma

    in Health

    My guest tonight is Dr. Robert Kuvent, who spent his career as an accomplished foot and ankle surgeon. He's served in at least nine Podiatric professional affiliations, and held positions in sixteen varied service organizations. To say he was a "Type A" personality, with an exceptionally busy life is an understatement. Then things changed, when his life was turned upside down with a disconcerting diagnosis. PD, like most other disabling conditions, not only takes a toll on the patient...But their family as well. Dr. Kuvent will be the host of a program called "Shaken Not Stirred" about PD, in our new line up of two hour programs starting in August. He will be on every other Wednesday night to help raise awareness and hope for those whose lives have been touched by Parkinson's.
    Most sources now acknowledge that PD can become a long term effect of people who have suffered previous brain trauma, like the CDC and NIH.
    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.
    This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."
    We focus on the four A's of Recovery...Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.  :)
    Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org

  • 00:30

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    YAWN! After a brain injury you get a little sleepy. I know I slept alot. There were days when I had no clue what day it was. My sleeping patterns changed as the healing process began. Many times I stayed awake and in silence.


    Let's talk about getting some sleep. And if you do not sleep what do you do?


    Check out this link


    http://www.msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/Sleep-And-Traumatic-Brain-Injury

  • 01:10

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell - Let's Stop The Labels

    in Education

    Join me, Michael W Idell this Friday February 5th at 5:30 p.m. till 6:50 p.m. Pacific time ( that's 8:30 p.m. till 9:50 p.m. Eastern Time ) on Brain Injury Radio Network as your host.


    The topic of the week is "Let's Stop the Labels".


    People with disabilities should be looked at by their abilities not what they're incapable of doing. There needs to be a stop with degradation segregation stereotypes and no one deserves to be pitied.


    Many people with disabilities have more drive, initiative, and motivation more than most "normal" lazy people do without a disability.


    Please call into our radio show  at 424-243-9540. The show is recorded for FCC purposes. Please share with your groups and friends.

  • 03:00

    My Shadow and Me: Healthy Habits w/Benefits

    in Radio

    Welcome to the show that explores everything psychological and biological, this is My Shadow and Me.  We continue our series of shows based on simplifying our health with our latest show, “Healthy Habits w/Benefits”.  With healthy behaviors, comes healthy habits, but nothing worth having is ever easy.  We’ll be discussing the benefits of forming healthy habits, specifically, how that can affect our brains and biology as a whole.  Beyond just this, our discussion will tackle the topics of what it takes to achieve our health goals and how sacrifice, hard-work, and patience are vital components to achieving anything worth having.  Please join our host, Nick Mehrnoosh, and his Producer Dale, as they attempt to thoughtfully convey these important messages.

  • 02:02

    The Matt Duffin Show - Super Sports Fuss

    in Radio

    We shall flip through a few social and basic brain injury Coping Skills, as I cope with the end of Payton Manning's carrer.  We will discuss much, but after 10:30, unless you can talk Saddi into picking up the mic.  A couple of speakers will stop by, and a couple of rock and roll songs if need be.  I said, 10:30.  Usually we on TMDS are very curteous and accept VERY early calls, which eliminates my preparation, and that's cool.  I'd rather talk Live! with someone than, uh, "teach"'.


     


    We will rock, we will ralk.  Probably laugh, go ahead and "get my goose" for being 'late'.  Or, is that when you turned us on anyway.  And, TMDS is a Support Group, yes World Wide (Super Bowl is like our 'Football' championship or Cricket title).  Check it out, there are some really neat commercials, no matter what country you are from.


     


    Bring the leftover chips, and BYOB (as always) let's rock!  And, as a lifelong Colts fan, man this hurts but 'Go Bronco's;'  Nary a concussion fella's...

  • 01:01

    The I AM Network/ The Dr. Simone Show

    in Self Help

    Dr Simone Ravicz, The Business and Life Brain Coach joins with Her Co-Host, Jeffrey Miller, The Hypnotic Interventionist to discuss not only Her NEW SHOW on The I AM Network, but also about Who she is and what to expect from Her up coming Shows!

  • 01:23

    Another Fork in the Road: Responsible Resolutions Cam Compton & Lisa Dryer

    in Education

    Brain injury survivors, Lisa Dryer and Cam Compton join me to discuss reasonable and responsible and realistic resolutions in the new year. Cam and Lisa both are challenged by many health issues. Lisa is living with Multiple Sclerosis, (MS.) and Cam had a stroke nearly four years ago. Their debilitating illnesses take a toll on each of their lives. Were going to find out how Cam and Lisa approach resolutions in the new year, how they decide if they are reasonable challenges, and how they attack their illnesses to make their lives better.


    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!



    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.



    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com


    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 01:00

    Hygiene for Humanity

    in Lifestyle

    Join TJN's resident nurse Sharon Cole as she explores the world of hygiene the first line of defense for human health and wellness. Every week Sharon looks into what can be done as a whole to ensure our daily health from head to toe! 

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