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Powerful Patient

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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Dr. Peter Caravan of Massachusetts General Hospital talks with Robin and Joyce about his research toward a safer contrast medium for MRI's. MRI imaging is a very important tool in diagnosing medical conditions and working out treatment... more

Medical images done using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines provide excellent images that can help your doctor see what is going on inside you, make a diagnosis, and work out a treatment plan. We can best gain the benefits of... more

Mike and Joyce speak with Bharti Sharma, a physical therapist in North Carolina. One Source Rehab in Forest City, NC, is an outpatient rehabilitation provider for Rutherford Regional Health System, a small community hospital in Rutherford... more

For this and more podcasts see Mike, Joyce, and Robin speak with Nick Nicholson, founder of the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. Nick shares the story of his late wife Judy who was diagnosed with... more

Shannon and Dave from Wind River Retreats talk about their forthcoming free retreat for lung cancer patients resident of North and South Carolina. Our Cancer Wellness Retreats emphasize being physically active and playful, having creative... more

Debra Gottsleben is the vice-chair of the Patient Advisory Board of KCCure, a non-profit organization focused on increasing research on kidney cancer and finding a cure. Debra has recently spoken before the American Urological... more

June 21 2018 is World Kidney Cancer Day, sponsored by the International Kidney Cancer Coalition ( Robin and Joyce talk about why it is important to be aware of the risks of kidney cancer and other issues that may arise in your... more

Annual Convention of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition held in Mexico City, Mexico in April, 2018 had delegates from 25 nations attending. Join our Powerful Patient Co-Hosts Robin, Joyce, and Mike as they discuss the meeting.... more

Robin Riddle, CEO of the Brain Support Network. learned about neurodegenerative diseases when her late father, Larry, was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in 2004. With the help of three other... more

Dr. Gwen Bergen speaks with us about the cost to the health care system of falls among older adults in the United States. In addition to the risk to the individual of serious injury and loss of mobility for the remainder of their lives, the health care... more
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