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Powerful Patient

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Do you feel helpless in the face of "the system?" This show is to help you learn how to take control and steer your way to health. Hear how others have met these challenges and overcome them. Learn how you can do so too. This program is a forum to share your experiences, ask your questions, and learn how to create and manage your health care team. Make the healthcare system work for you!

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Mike and Joyce talk with the CEO of AliveCor, makers of an attachment for a SmartPhone that allows patients to record their own electrocardiogram (ECG) wherever they are, and provide this important data to their doctor remotely. This... more

Dave deBronkart has a well-earned reputation as an e-Patient. An internationally recognized speaker, author, and health policy advisor, he has words of strength for patients for sure. In addition, he works with physicians, hospitals, and... more

Jon-Michael Rosmann of the Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation joins Joyce to talk about their efforts to provide affortable prescription drugs to the people of Iowa. The Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation is a non-profit organization... more

Mike and Joyce speak with Gloria in Ireland. She shares her family's adventure in achieving a diagnosis of her daughter first for a brain tumor, and then for a rare syndrome, von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) which has implications for other kinds of... more

In the U.S., when we ask about radiation in medical imaging, we are usually just told not to worry about it. ?It's less radiation than you get flying across the Atlantic.? ?The benefits of imaging outweigh the risks.? All that is true, and yet,... more

Shannon and Dave know what it's like to go through the anxiety and pain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. They found themselves comforted by Nature. They have created an experience for people with cancer to help them... more

Dr. Stephen Meyers of Oak Ridge, North Carolina, joins Mike and Joyce to talk about the steps being taken by his group os primary care physicians to be able to provide care to an increasing number of people You can help yourself and your... more

Sarah H. of Knoxville was born 12 weeks premature. Before she left the hospital she had serious challenges to overcome. But this tiny baby was also born with a strong spirit and a can-do attitude that have helped her through those and many... more

Brian Loew, CEO of, knows every day that he is making a positive impact in people's lives. At you will find thousands of support groups on a myriad of topics that connect people with similar challenges, while... more

Joyce will be speaking at the Kidney Cancer Survivors' Meeting at Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center on Friday, March 14. Mike Lawing and Billy Foster, long-time survivors of kidney cancer, join her to talk about what they would say... more
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