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  • 01:12

    CAREGIVING FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN

    in Health

    For this episode, we will be tackling the issue of caregiving for those affected by young adult cancer, especially children with sick parents. Join us as we delve into this issue with Rob Harris (Founder, RobCares) and Father/Daughter team Marc and Maya Silver (Co-Authors, "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks") Survivor spotlight on AYA survivor and peak performance coach Jay Platt (Founder, "No Matter What!" Foundation)
     

  • 01:04

    Exploring the Myths and Benefits of Clinical Trials

    in Family

    Our guest on Monday, February 10, 2014 is David Fuehrer. Dave is a two-time testicular cancer survivor and President of CureLauncher, a company he cofounded. Prior to doing so, Dave spent 10 years developing new products across North America, China and Europe for Pfizer, General Electric, Dow and many others.


    Dave will share his mission to solve the clinical trial enrollment problem that currently exists in the United States.  His company and website connects people to lifesaving medical treatments that they might otherwise be unaware exist. Some of the best medical treatment can be found in clinical trials, but few know or trust them enough to seek them out.


    Join us as we discuss the myths and invaluable services CureLauncher and clinical trials provides to patients and the medical community.

  • 01:01

    Stress: Health Crisis or Helpful Catalyst?

    in Health

    In this important episode of Because Hope Matters Radio, Dr. Christina Charbonneau joins us to discuss how stress impacts our lives and lessens the true potential to accomplish our visions and dreams. She will shed light on the difference between "good" and "bad" stress, and the impact on an individual's goals, attitudes and decisions, and ultimately his or her health.
    Dr. Christina Charbonneau is an award-winning physician, with more than 30 years of delivering a spirit of compassion and encouragement, surpassing patients' care expectations. Her insights and wisdom are treasured by the medical community as much as her patients. 
    Dr. Christina is a certified coach, media personality, speaker, and former medical school professor. She's been recognized with the Most Compassionate Doctor Award and the Patients' Choice Award in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She was recently ranked one of the top physicians in the nation. 
    Her contributions to international best selling books promote human strength, resiliency, and richness of life. She's often described as a God-sent angel on earth. Her recent article in Breast Cancer Magazine tells a poignant story of a young mother and patient in her care. We're honored to bring our listeners Dr. Christina's fresh approach to stress reduction, gifted insights and dose of humor. Visit Dr. Christina Charbonneau's website for the question & answer forum, and to explore her other great works!   

  • 01:01

    Meet A Brilliant Teenager and Brain Tumor Survivor

    in Health

    According to U.S. News and World Report, more than 180,000 brain tumors (malignant and benign) are diagnosed each year. Brain tumors account for 25% of all cancers in children. Our featured guest this week underwent a craniotomy in 2012, at the young age of 17, to remove a grade II astrocytoma. The tumor type grows relatively slowly and usually doesn't have well-defined borders. Due to its infiltrative nature, recurrences are relatively common.                 
    Catherine Blotner is a patient advocate for the young adult cancer community.  As a featured guest on the Cure Magazine weekly Twitter chat, she shared the side effects of treatment and the impacts at home and school. In this episode, we'll chat with Catherine about the day-to-day issues young adults with brain tumors face, along with managing worry and fear of recurrence. 
    Not only has Catherine survived her ordeal, she is thriving. She has created a platform and uses her experience with her brain tumor to provide support, spread information about, and make resources readily accessible for others who have been affected by cancer.
    Connect with Catherine: On Twitter @Cblotner_ YouTube at http://youtube.com/masskicker95

  • 01:00

    A Model for Exceptional Senior Day Care

    in Caregiving

    Decreased physical activity and lack of social engagement are known risk factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease, as well as other health issues. More than 60% of caregivers report  being under high stress while helping a loved one diagnosed with dementia, traumatic brain injuries, as well as other choronic illnesses. An active social life can often extend seniors' lives by years, and reduce stress, and increase feelings of self-worth. Current research shows that social activity and engagement can actually slow down the progression of incurable ailments -- even Alzheimer's and dementia. Exercise with social interaction is believed to stimulate the formation of brain synapses, enhance blood flow in the brain and increase the formation of nerve cells.
    When such diseases rob the elderly of freedom and independence, well-designed Senior Day Programs can provide therapeutic and health services, social activities and restored dignity. Additionally, caregivers benefit from stretches of time to work without interruption, enjoy freedom from responsibility, and simply refresh their own mind and body. During this episode, we'll explore the benefits of senior day care in depth and discuss the process of creating and implementing a program, plus the necessary monitoring of a loved one's safety and participation. Join us as we welcome Magnolia Manor Senior Day Program executives, Valerie Anthony and Sara O'Neal. Their combined 50 years of experience in caring for seniors will provide a wealth of vital information!
    Join them on Facebook too!

  • 01:00

    Empowering Families with The Alzheimer's Caregiver

    in Family

    Cynthia Gilley, community liaison for The Alzheimer’s Caregiver, will be our special guest on June 3, 2013. Together, we'll discuss the exceptional caregiver model of The Alzheimer's Caregiver, developed by LightBridge Healthcare Research in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In translating the most current academic, scientific, and clinical care information, powerful everyday tools have been developed specifically for those inside the everyday journey of Alzheimer’s.
    Through audio, video and written content, The Alzheimer’s Caregiver empowers others with ever increasing knowledge and awareness of the disease. That ultimately translates to understanding and compassion for every caregiver in any setting.
    The needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are constantly changing depending on the stage of the disease. Ordinary daily activities like bathing, sleeping, and eating can be a chore for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Given practical modules and tested solutions, caregivers and loved ones in their care experience less stress and higher quality of life.
    Join us for a compelling hour of caregiver stories complemented by empowering resources! Click here to visit The Alzheimer’s Caregiver before and after the show.
    Our vision at Because Hope Matters Radio continues to bring our listeners innovative leaders and entrepreneurs making a world of difference. Listen, call in and live-chat as we continue to magnify that vision. 

  • 01:00

    Finding Hope with Advanced Cancer - A Survivor's Story

    in Family

    Join the conversation as we celebrate an evening of hope with author, speaker and blogger, Tami Boehmer.
    Five years into being cancer-free, Tami Boehmer was suddenly faced with a recurrence of breast cancer. Equipped with expertise in Public Relations and an unwavering spirit to beat the odds, Tami began an incredible journey of searching for “miracle survivors.”
    Through countless hours of research and survivor interviews, she gained strength and courage to challenge medical predictions. Facing her fears head-on helped her combat negative thinking and view cancer as a catalyst rather than a sentence.
    On May 20th at 7PM EDT, we’ll highlight Tami’s story of survivorship – bringing our listeners appreciation, discovery and hope. We’ll delve inside the pages of her book, From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds, while celebrating her determination to fulfill a greater purpose in life.
    Visit Tami before and after the show on her site. There you'll find a wealth of information, inspiration, events, and a look inside her exceptional book.  http://www.tamiboehmer.com/  

  • 01:00

    Helping Children Cope When a Loved One Has Cancer

    in Family

    Our guest, Peter van Dernoot, Founder of The Children’s Treehouse Foundation has made it his life mission to significantly reduce the stress and burden of dealing with cancer. When a parent hears the words “you have cancer,” it can be difficult enough to wrap his or her own head around the diagnosis – let alone explain it to a child.
    Founder, Peter van Dernoot believes that every child whose parent is diagnosed with cancer should be given early tools and emotional support to cope. Through workshops around the world, The Children’s Treehouse Foundation provides cancer centers and hospitals with professional training; their CLIMB® Program helps normalize feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear and anger. Professionals, families and children receive tools that support, empower, and celebrate the fact that Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB).
    Join us Monday, April 15 at 7PM EDT, as we hear the story behind this incredible program, making a difference in children’s lives since 2001. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Children’s Treehouse Foundation is the nation’s only non-profit organization providing hospital-based, cancer-focused, psychosocial intervention training and programming – specifically dedicated to improving the emotional health of children whose parents have cancer.

  • 02:01

    The Doctor's Inn - Rob Harris & Yolanda Kennedy

    in Health

    Join co-hosts Suzanne Strisower and Kathleen O'Keefe Kanavos for cutting edge interviews with healers who are sharing their perspectives on health and well being. Our Guest in the first hour: Rob Harris
    Author, speaker, expert panelist, blogger and advocate Rob Harris had never encountered the word “caregiver” until, he and his wife learned she had cancer – twice. His story is a #1 best-selling book on Amazon. We’re In This Together: A Caregiver’s Story has received endorsements and rave reviews from celebrities, medical experts, caregivers, patients, and countless others.
    His caregiver and patient support organization, RobCares, provides information and encouragement to a community of followers worldwide. http://www.robcares.com
    Rob is also the Co-Host of Because Hope Matters Talk Radio on Blogtalk Radio.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hopematters
    Our Guest in the second hour: Yolanda Kennedy
    Yolanda Kennedy became a committed foodie after she lost her mother to breast cancer. She now educates women on how food along with green living is directly connected to their health and wellness. You can find great resources at any one of her online platforms: 
    http://cookingbites.com 
    http://ladies-going-green.com
    http://Wellnessautority.org
    Call in to speak with our guests by calling 646-652-2336. Listeners can also log into their blogtalk radio account and join us in the chatroom.