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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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"Communication is a Team Sport," says Dr. Mel Miller of Treasure Valley Hearing in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Miller joins Mike and Joyce to talk about how to make sure that communication works. Dr. Miller holds hearing support groups and classes... more

Joyce and Mike discuss eight tips for how to create teamwork with your doctor and help your doctor keep you well. 1. BE THERE Don't ignore symptoms, ask for help. 2. MANAGE YOUR FEARS Don't deny them, but manage them. Breathe.... more

Eat healthy, keep your body in tune,and rest your body and mind. Tom shares his strategies for staying well. Tom Rath is a best-selling author and a highly respected business consultant. He also has a rare disease. He has been living... more

Joe Harkins, Associate Editor of the Medical Tourism Association Journal, joins Mike and Joyce to talk about the growth of Medical tourism — going outside your home country for health care. Nearly a million Americans went... more

Diagnosed six years ago, now beating the then published life expectancy of 5-7 years of a rare incurable form of blood cancer, a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma called Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM), Jack Whelan is determined to... more

Mike Lawing attended the Kidney Cancer Symposium in Chicago in October 2013, a forum for the top kidney cancer doctors in the world to share ideas. He is preparing a report for the KCA, presenting the highlights of the meeting in... more

Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Patricia O'Gorman about her 7 Steps to becoming a Resilient Woman. Too many times, women sabotage themselves with girly thoughts, convincing themselves that their life's disappointments are a result of... more

Michael Fonstein of Cleveland Biolabs talked with Joyce in March 2010 about a new drug developed by his company that protects humans from the effects of radiation. The United States and other countries have been investing in this... more

Joyce is traveling to ten cities in September and October. Mike interviews her about who she saw, what she did, and what she learned. Quick summary: Sept 20-21, Ann Arbor, Michigan Sept 28, London, England Oct 5-8, Budapest,... more

In this episode Mike talks with his long-time friend and dedicated Lung Cancer Advocate, Deb Violette. In 1998 Deb's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with stage III-A lung cancer and was given a 10% chance... more
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