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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 Lawing has retired from Powerful Patient. We wish him well in his new endeavors. Mike and Joyce welcome Robin Martinez as the new co-host of Powerful Patient. Robin and Joyce talk about some of their new ideas and... more

Carin J. Cornish is an attorney. She specializes in Special Education Law -- not the most lucrative specialty in law practice, but one which she find extremely rewarding in other ways. All children have their own ways of learning, not all of... more

Joyce speaks with Ellen Matloff, genetic counselor, about her newest venture, MyGeneCounsel. Ellen Matloff, MS, CGC is the President and CEO of My Gene Counsel. Ellen is the founder and former director of the Cancer Genetic... more

"Oxalate is an antinutrient that is present at higher levels in some plant foods like spinach, nuts, and chocolate, but it is also a mitochondrial toxin and neurotoxin, and impairs calcium and iron regulation, all biotin-dependent enzymes,... more

Joyce and Mike speak with Georgia Hurst as part of Lynch Syndrome Awareness Week. Georgia Hurst is a patient advocate for those with Lynch syndrome. She is the founder of the website and blog: She frequently... more

Mike Lawing and Andy Derr have been living with kidney cancer for years. Both of them have learned not to knuckle under to a difficult diagnosis, but to challenge themselves to live WITH it, maintain their quality of life, and keep the nastiest... more

Diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Susan Gonzalez, R.N., BSN, had a unique perspective on the disease, being a nurse in the patient's role. She took that knowledge and her passion for finding natural cures to fight disease and started... more

Mike and Joyce speak with Laura Castillo, Executive Director of, helping families affected by Cri du Chat (Cat Cry) Syndrome (CdCs). Babies born with CdCs are characterized at birth by a high-pitched cry, low birth... more

Dr Michael Platt has published a book, "Adrenaline Dominance: A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness". He examines the role that adrenaline may plan in a number of conditions that are quite often misunderstood, including ADHD,... more

Cindy Vickers is very interested and passionate about assisting those who are suffering from a variety of conditions which are consolidated under the heading of mental illness. Cindy is involved with a North Carolina chapter of the National... more
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