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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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Clare Luz, one of the three authors of a beautiful new book QUILTS AND HEALTH talks with Joyce and Mike about this beautiful review of the art of quilting and what it gives to the maker of the quilt as well as the recipient. The book... more

Robin and Mike have an enlightening discussion with Cora Connor, Founder of R. M. C. Inc. a grassroots non-profit established to provide information and support for those suffering with Renal Medullary Carcinoma. They will talk about... more

Robin and Mike have a discussion about their current activites in healthcare advocacy, and how advocacy can be benficial to persons dealing with personal challenges in .medical conditions

The pancreas plays a key role in producing hormones and enzymes that help us digest our food and extract the nutrients from food which are passed to our cells. Without a properly functioning pancreas, our bodes cannot digest foods and... more

Arlene Ash, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, in the Department of Quantitative Health. Dr. Ash and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) have... more

Robin Martinez and Joyce Graff are happy to welcome Mike Lawing back to the team! Mike was featured in a recent issue of CancerToday http://www.cancertodaymag.org/Summer2017/Pages/The-Gift-of-Music.aspx... more

Joyce and Robin speak with Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society. They discuss a recent article by Dr. Zheng and colleagues at the American Cancer Society that appeared in their journal Cancer... more

Patients who are disruptive or non-compliant risk being discharged from dialysis, which puts them at high risk of dying. There are two sides to this question: Patients should follow directions and behave well toward their caregivers... more

Joyce Graff was the keynote speaker at Northeastern University on March 24, 2017. She spoke at midnight, at the Luminaria ceremony, a moving tribute to the many people for whom the students were raising money to cure cancer.... more

Debbie B. shares her adventure with a rare kidney tumor, and show us the importance of learning her options. Debbie was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Doctors recommended removing her kidney. Before proceeding, Debbie asked... more
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