• 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

    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.

  • 00:37

    Our Journey With Prostate Cancer: Empowering Strategies for patients and Family

    in Books

    Interview Judith Desjardins

    Topics of conversation:



    Her upbringing’s influence on her writing
    Her journey as caregiver through her husband’s cancer 
    How writing helped her coping with her husband’s illness
    Writing a second book after a successful first book
    Becoming an Indie Author

  • 02:24

    PGT Episode 233- Medical Cannabis for Juvenile and Pediatric Patients

    in Legal

    PGT Episode 233- Medical Cannabis for Juvenile and Pediatric Patients  


     


    Tonight 8-10pm EST Listen LIVE! at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626


     


    Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion


     


    Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center, and attorney Jeff Frazier of Komorn Law.


     


    Tonight- Dan Skye, Editor in Chief for High Times magazine


    Jim Powers, Founder of Michigan Parents for Compassion,


    Michael's rant, news, current events and more!


     

  • 01:05

    Dialysis Patients...... How to Ask For What You Need, With Clinician John Rider

    in Health

    John Rider will discuss how patients can empower themselves and take charge of their own treatment. His insight will help listeners and callers process the difficulties faced by Dialyis Patients and their family. He presently works with Out Patients at High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, Boston.


    John is a past National Advocate for the Commitee of Ten Thousand which deals with the hemophilia community, living with HIV/AIDS and HCV. He helped get national legislation passed and supported litigants in a national class lawsuit.


    Show will air Thursday February 11 at 9:00 PM Eastern, 8:00 Central and 6:00 PM Pacific


    You can listen on line at:  http://blogtalkradio.com/dialysisadvocates or call into the show no earlier than 10 minutes before airtime at:347-857-3961

  • 02:00

    Weedsday Wednesday, A Live, Cannabis Radio Show-3 Year Anniversary Show!!!

    in Education

    Join us for our 3 Year Anniversary Show!!!


    Robert Platshorn, Hiedi Handford, Aari Ruben (Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center) and other special guests to join us as we kick off our third year!!!


    Prizes, news and and anything goes show!!!


    Welcome to Weedsday Wednesday! Everything you ever wanted to know about medical marijuana!


    Call or blog and join us as we chat live!


    Cannabis Interviews, strain reviews, product reviews, news and information about anything and everything medical marijuana related in Tucson, Arizona and the world at large!


    Get up to date, live information about what's happening with all of the marijuana laws of our state, the dispensary process, clubs, education centers and everything happening in our exciting little trail dust town!

  • 02:38

    Salt Intake, Medicare Patients Rejected, Corporations, War Against the Weak

    in News

    Salt Intake, Medicare Patients Rejected, Corporations, War Against the Weak

  • 00:41

    Kelly Hills & Glenn Cohen • Medical Tourism

    in Science

    I. Glenn Cohen talks with Kelly about the multi-billion dollar industry of medical tourism and his recent book Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics (Nov. 12th; Oxford University Press) Cohen, Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School is a co-director of Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

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