• 00:51

    Lymphedema Voices: Sheryl #Project1000000Voices Lymphedema Is No Joke

    in Health

    First time I talked to Sherly, she told me that she had once been a teacher but hasn't been able to work FT in decades.  She has had Lymphedema since in the early 90s.  She has difficulty fulfilling her life, difficulty in transportation.  She has no way of getting a compression garment (which can cost $500) without having to choose between a garment or paying rent because her income is just that stressed already.  Complicated by tumors (one removed and another that needs to removed).  She has written her Represenative but hasn't had a response just yet.  Hopefully, he'll get on board with the Lymphedema Treatment Act which will authorize Medicare to pay for the garment that helps to keep the lymphedema from getting worse, which causes so many other dominoing issues (like mobility, possible MS, and other diseases that stem from the damaged lymphatic systerm.  


    In Texas, we have 3 co-sponsors for the Lymphedema Treatment Act, and we have many more to go.  There are 4 bipartisan leads and 99 co-sponsors of the Lymphedemat Treatment Act across the United States.  We really need about 200 co-sponsors for this bill to be passed in the House.  We need your support to help the many Sheryl's out there with similar stories.  Please go to the http://lymphedematreatmentact.org website to sign up being a Team Member in your State and go to the "How You Can Help" and send your legislators personalize letters.


    Listen to the show that we had on November 20th as well for some other call to actions that you can do to help.


     


    #LymphedemaTreatmentAct #LymphedemaStory #Project1000000Voice

  • 00:31

    Lymphedema Voices: Sheryl #Project10000000Voices Lymphedema Is No Joke (Part 2)

    in Family

    The system hiccupped a bit and we didn't get to talk for the full time; however, we are back on this day with the rest of the story.


    First time I talked to Sherly, she told me that she had once been a teacher but hasn't been able to work FT in decades.  She has had Lymphedema since in the early 90s.  She has difficulty fulfilling her life, difficulty in transportation.  She has no way of getting a compression garment (which can cost $500) without having to choose between a garment or paying rent because her income is just that stressed already.  Complicated by tumors (one removed and another that needs to removed).  She has written her Represenative but hasn't had a response just yet.  Hopefully, he'll get on board with the Lymphedema Treatment Act which will authorize Medicare to pay for the garment that helps to keep the lymphedema from getting worse, which causes so many other dominoing issues (like mobility, possible MS, and other diseases that stem from the damaged lymphatic systerm.  


    In Texas, we have 4 co-sponsors for the Lymphedema Treatment Act in Texas, and we have many more to go.  There are 4 bipartisan leads and 104 co-sponsors of the Lymphedemat Treatment Act across the United States.  We really need about 200 co-sponsors for this bill to be passed in the House.  We need your support to help the many Sheryl's out there with similar stories.  Please go to the http://lymphedematreatmentact.org website to sign up being a Team Member in your State and go to the "How You Can Help" and send your legislators personalize letters.


    Listen to the show that we had on November 20th as well for some other call to actions that you can do to help.


     


    #LymphedemaTreatmentAct #LymphedemaStory #Project1000000Voice

  • 01:06

    Lympedema Voices #Project1000000Voices Lymphedema Treatment Act 2014 Reflection

    in US Government

    In September 2014, a group of lymphedema advocates converged upon the Capitol Hill to talk to the US House of Represenatives and Senators about the Lymphedema Treatment Act, as well as had a Congressional Hearing to empasize the importance that it means to many lymphedema patients, caregivers, physicians, and more.  As a result, we ended up with 4 bipartisan lead sponsors from the House of Represenatives, and 91 cosponsors from many of the States.  We really need about 200 cosponsors to help ensure that this Bill passes the House.  


    Guidance was provided by the Lymphedema Advocacy Group, National Lymphedema Network, and many other supporters of the Bill.


    Join us on our Lymphedema Journey and Advocacy for a discussion on a reflection of those this year's journey at Capitol Hill (DC) and a call of action that we would like for you to do as soon as possible.


    For many more details about the Lymphedema Treatment Act, please check out the website http://lymphedematreatmentact.org.


    Also check out the Lymphedema In The News fb page http://facebook.com/lymphedemainthenews for additonaly information about Lymphedema, as well as other events/call to actions happening, especially in Texas.


    If you wish to share your story, please submit your request at http://goo.gl/forms/rqo8jg28j1


    Sponsors and Co-Sponsors of the Lymphedema Treatment Bill --- 
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3877/cosponsors

  • 00:29

    Patients and Nurses: A Powerful Force

    in Health

    On this week's episode we discuss, Patients and Nurses: A Powerful Force an article that focuses on the Patient/Nurse relationship, and the quality of the partnership as well as how it has developed over time. This article specifically focuses on the similarities and differences between practices in the United Kingdom and the United States and suggests that we may expect further development between Nurse/Patient interaction to achieve competency, compassionate care, strategic development, and a further developed operation within doctor offices and emergency rooms.


    Roswyn Hakesley-Brown, MPhil, BA, RN, RM, RNT, Cert.Ed is a British nurse and former president of the Royal College of Nursing.She has published several articles and is Trustee to the Patients Association.

  • 01:03

    Episode 1077: Firemedically Speaking: EMS Response to Hospice Patients

    in Training

    Fire Engineering EMS editor Mike McEvoy talks with John Sponholtz, RN, CHPN, AEMT (Tisch Mills FD, Wisconsin) who is a hospice case manager and author of an upcoming article on EMS response to hospice patients.  This prerecorded episode will enlighten you on the various kinds of hospice and palliative care, hospice meds, POSLT and Do Not Resuscitate orders as well as why you should be communicating with hospice any time you respond to one of their patients.

  • 01:02

    Lessening the Suffering of Dialysis Patients Through Engagement

    in Health

    Dr. Robert A. Bear, is the author of "Sorrow's Reward" -interrelated tales from a fictional dialysis unit. While fictional, the stories are too close to the real day to day, lives of patients, Doctors and families. Dr. Bear, author of over 150 medical articles will discuss his reasons for these compelling stories told through the eyes and thoughts of his fictional characters.


     


    This book is a must read for anyone involved with Dialysis from Doctors, Technicians, Counselors, Patient and their families. "Dialysis Advocates"


    After many years in Nephrology as a Physician, Educator and Administrator he began to have questions about how Dialysis Care has evolved. Now that many clinics are run by large "For Profit" companies; are the patients, nursing staff and Doctors better off? What can and should be done to improve dialysis care. What are the responsibilities of patients in their care?


     


     

  • 00:14

    Thinking Outside the Box-Benefits of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients

    in Nutrition

    Learn about the benefits of Acupuncture and how it can help treat cancer patients. Learning how to Feed your children, your family and yourself properly in the face of cancer. Proper Nutrition is the key to make Cancer leave you be. For the month of March we will be discussing Cancer with guest speaker, Lucy Postolov, Licensed Acupuncturist.


    If you are interested in joining me for my monthly Open House, this month on Thursday March 26th, 2015 at 6pm in my West Los Angeles Office at 12301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 615, or if you would like to call in to my weekly Radio Show every Friday to speak as a guest or ask questions please contact me at (310) 571-1212

  • 00:59

    Government Forced Use of Electronic Health Records Harms Patients

    in Politics Conservative

    Dr. Jeffrey Singer: The ongoing debate over ObamaCare has obscured another important example of government meddling in medicine. Starting this year, physicians like myself who treat Medicare patients must adopt electronic health records, known as EHRs, which are digital versions of a patient’s paper charts. If doctors do not comply, our reimbursement rates will be cut by 1%, rising to a maximum of 5% by the end of the decade…I am an unwilling participant in this program. In my experience, EHRs harm my patients more than they help.


     


    Dr. Singer practices general surgery in Phoenix and is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.


     


     


     


    Tags:  Dr Jeffrey Singer, Obamacare, electronic health records, EHRs, digital, reimbursement, patient

  • 00:30

    St. Peregrine - Patron Saint of Cancer Patients

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Peregrine - St. Peregrine was born in Forli, Italy, around 1265. At that time, Forli was governed by the Pope as part of the Papal States, and Peregrine grew up in a family that was actively involved in the opposition, or anti-papal party. Because of anti-papal activity, the city was under the church penalty of interdict, meaning that Mass and the Sacraments could not be celebrated there. St. Philip Benizi, Prior General of the Servants of Mary, went to Forli to preach reconciliation. Young Peregrine, very intense in his political fervor, not only heckled Philip during his preaching, but, in fact, struck him. Philip, instead of responding with anger and violence to the attack, turned and forgave Peregrine.


    This encounter with Philip is said to have dramatically changed Peregrine. He began channeling his energy into good works and eventually joined the Servants of Mary in Siena, Italy. He returned to Forli, where he spent the rest of his life, dedicating himself to the sick, the poor, and those on the fringes of society. He also imposed on himself the penance of standing whenever it was not necessary to sit. This led to varicose veins, which later deteriorated into an open sore on his leg, and was eventually diagnosed as cancer.


    Peregrine's leg wound became so serious that the local surgeon decided to amputate the leg. The night before the surgery, Peregrine prayed before the image of the crucified Christ, and when he awoke, the wound was healed and his leg saved. He lived another 20 years, dying on May 1, 1345, and the age of about 80. Peregrine was canonized on December 27, 1726, and has been named the Patron Saint of those suffering from cancer.

  • 01:31

    Dr. Sally Burbank will talk about her book, 'Patients, I will never forget'...

    in Entertainment

    Episode 58


    The funny and witty Dr. Sally Burbank will be a very special guest on the George Wilder Jr. Show this evening at, Saturday, starting at 6 pm on 3/28/2015 central standard time or Chicago time. She will be talking about her book, the hilarious and page turner, ‘Patients, I will never forget.’ Please Join us for that. As always, it should be fun. 


    The Doctor is in and the on the George Wilder Jr. Show.


    Call in with your questions.

  • 01:03

    Living with Kidney Dialysis for Patients and Family with Dori Schatell

    in Health

    Dori Schatell is Executive Director of the non-profit Medical Education Institute, which conducts research and develops evidence-based educational materials to help people with kidney disease live as fully as possible.  She has worked in the renal field for 25 years, during which she has written and edited hundreds of educational pieces for patients and professionals, including the original DOQI anemia guidelines, the Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician, Kidney School, and many others, and directed development of the Home Dialysis Central website.  She is co-author, with Dr. John Agar, of the book, Help, I Need Dialysis! and worked with Dr. Agar and Beth Witten to develop a decision aid for dialysis called My Life, My Dialysis Choice.

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