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  • 01:01

    Former Actor, Director, and Teacher Turned Caregiver, Redefines "The Good Life"

    in Caregiving

    Donna Thomson, author of the best-selling book, The Four Walls of My Freedom will be interviewed by Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, June 17, at noon PDT.  Her book portrays the account of raising a son with cerebral palsy and her passionate appeal to change the way we think about "the good life."


    Donna Thomson’s life was forever changed by her son Nicholas. Donna gave up her career to become his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant.


    She will discuss her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as Donna and her family cope with her son’s condition while maintaining value and dignity.


    She brilliantly demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care and will also discuss  ways that communities can help caregivers.

  • 00:27

    MEN'S HEALTH

    in Health

    Goal of Men’s Health Month


    The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

  • 00:53

    Aging Boomers: Caregiver or Nursing Home? What To Do When We Live Too Long

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio Program, as he interviews former caregiver Janice Lynch Schuster, an essayist, poet, and--lately--an illustrator. Her writing often appears in The Washington Post, in the Health section and in Local Opinions. She is a contributor to The Shriver Report and Maria Shriver's Architects of Change.


    For many years, she focused on writing about end-of-life care, aging, and family caregiving, and has been an advocate for improving systems and policies around each issue. More recently, a chronic pain condition has led her to advocate for better pain management and policies.


    She is a coauthor of several books, including Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing the End of Life, from Oxford University Press. She now works as a writer for Magellan Health.


     

  • 00:31

    MEN'S HEALTH TOPICS: Getting the Health Insurance you Need

    in Health

    Goal of Men’s Health Month


    The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

  • 00:46

    Encouraging Hope for the Caregiver with Caregiver Expert Peter Rosenberger

    in Caregiving

    Millions of devoted caregivers are out there, spent and exhausted from their never changing, daily responsibilities of taking care of an infirm, aged, or disabled loved one. As critical team players for the vulnerable loved one, they desperately try to assist while growing dangerously close to falling apart themselves.


    Too many caregivers do not know how to create a sustainable care structure for themselves. Getting sleep and eating properly are not enough. Caregivers must remain healthy; physically, financially,emotionally, professionally, and spiritually. They must be a healthier, confident, stronger, and self-controlled caregiver who can provide leadership while offering love.


    Today's special guest, Peter Rosenberger, author of the book Hope for the Caregiver: Encouraging Words to Strengthen Your Spirit, Caregiver Expert, and host of the Peter Rosenberger Show brings an unprecendented, personal understanding of the brutal realities facing so many people who are struggling to care for disabled, chronically ill, and elderly loved ones.


    His expertise and book draw upon 3 decades of experience as caregiver for a spouse through a medical nightmare. This includes 78 operations, multiple amputations, 60+ doctors, 12 hospitals, 7 insurance companies, and 9 million dollars in medical bills.


    Today he is here to share his story and offer compassionate help and understanding to today's 65 million caregivers.


    To learn more about Peter Rosenberger, please visit http://www.caregiverswithhope.com 

  • 00:52

    How Dementia & My Parents Turned Me Into a Caregiver & a Car Thief

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Ellen Nielsen, a marketing and communications consultant based in Alberta, Canada.  She was also a caregiver to two parents with dementia (at the same time). Her parents moved in to care together and were fortunate to share a room until her mother's passing in 2003.


    Ellen's caregiving duties included a lot of things she would rather have not done, including theft of a car, and yet she considers herself better and stronger for having done them. Her father passed in 2013, now making Ellen an ex-caregiver, a role which she says is just as challenging to embrace as the original task of becoming a caregiver.


    You can find Ellen on facebook at facebook.com/caregiverconnexion - connection spelled with an x in the middle (because everything has to be just a little more complicated for caregivers - thanks Ellen).


     

  • 00:32

    MEN'S HEALTH MONTH

    in Health

    Goal of Men’s Health Month


    The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

  • 00:01

    Optimal Health

    in Health

    Each week Dr. Epley, D.C., C.C.W.P, and Dr. Gofourth, D.C. will discuss current health news and noteworthy studies, and their impact on our health.  Our emphysis is primarily on toxicity and deficiency and how this stress negatively effects our health.  Creating sufficency and eliminating toxicity by eating well, moving well, and thinking well can reverse the negative effects of stress and can lead to a lifetime of health and wellness.


    This week we will cover antibiotic resistance, Vitamin D and deperession, fast food ban in LA, Excessive vitamins in pregnancy, medical expansion, osteoarthritis, Vitamin D related to diabetes and clogged arteries, TB and superbugs, Fish oil, the pain med Lyrica, ADHD meds, Strawberries and pesticides, health diet in relation to cardiovascular disease, fish oil and prostate cancer, IOM was wrong again, the importance of breakfast, newer side effects of diabetes medications, folic acid supplementation, CAM therapies and cancer, Breastfeeding,

  • 01:05

    Health and wellness

    in Health

    Each week Dr. Epley, D.C., C.C.W.P, and Dr. Gofourth, D.C. will discuss current health news and noteworthy studies, and their impact on our health.  Our emphysis is primarily on toxicity and deficiency and how this stress negatively effects our health.  Creating sufficency and eliminating toxicity by eating well, moving well, and thinking well can reverse the negative effects of stress and can lead to a lifetime of health and wellness.


    This week we will cover antibiotic resistance, Vitamin D and deperession, fast food ban in LA, Excessive vitamins in pregnancy, medical expansion, osteoarthritis, Vitamin D related to diabetes and clogged arteries, TB and superbugs, Fish oil, the pain med Lyrica, ADHD meds, Strawberries and pesticides, health diet in relation to cardiovascular disease, fish oil and prostate cancer, IOM was wrong again, the importance of breakfast, newer side effects of diabetes medications, folic acid supplementation, CAM therapies and cancer, Breastfeeding,

  • 00:59

    Caregiver Venting: Resentment, Guilt, Stress, Burnout, Depression Promises.

    in Caregiving

    Six-time Author, Radio Show Host,and Caregiving expert, Denise M. Brown launched CareGiving.com in 1996; the website features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars, free weekly self-care plans and an active community. Denise’s books include: "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again."


    Denise's insights about the family caregiver experience have been featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine and Chicago Tribune as well as on NPR.org and SmartMoney.com. She served as a community peer reviewer for Pew Research Center's report, "Family Caregivers are Wired for Health," released in June 2013. Denise also recently presented about the family caregiver experience at “Our Aging Market,” an event sponsored by The Harvard Business School Association of Boston.


    Join Dave, The Caregivers Caregiver Radio Program for this wonderful interview!


    Click to listen after 3/11/15:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/11/caregiver-venting-resentment-guilt-stress-burnout-depression-promises


    (AFTER SHOW TIME, RECORDED PODCAST CAN BE HEARD ANYTIME, 24/7 AT SAME LINK)

  • 00:23

    Health Datapalooza 2015: Meet @JoshuaRosenthal PhD

    in Health

    Coverage at Health Datapalooza was a rich experience talking to thought leaders, entrepreneurs and health data wonks of all stripes from Christopher Boone CEO aka @DataHippie to George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences, UK  Department of Health.


    My colleague and co-host reporting on the ground Douglas Goldstein the @efuturist catches up with Josh Rosenthal, PhD, CTO & Co-founder RowdMap aka @joshrosenthal.


    Produced by Gregg Masters @2healthguru for Health Innovation Media.


    Enjoy!

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