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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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Dr. Nancy Finn has written a sequel to her book, ePatients Live Longer. Joyce and Mike speak with her about the new edition, and what she has learned since the writing of her earlier book. How does it help a patient to do some research,... more

Steven Lewis has written a new book about surviving pancreatic cancer. Joyce speaks with him about his experience, and the advice he would give to other cancer patients. In what his physicians have called a ?miraculous recovery,?... more

Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers. http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org About Dr. Hallisy: Dr. Julia... more

Mike and Joyce speak with Lisa Dwoskin about fitness. And don't worry, as a former gym owner she believes that the WORST way to get in shape is to join a gym! How many people think, ?If only I could lose the weight then I would finally... more

Our guest is Dr. Uchenna Onyeachom, Director of Endovascular Researh at Heart and Vascular Outcomes Research Institute in Beverly, Massachusetts, http://www.hvori.org We will be talking with him about the Venous Patient... more

Joyce speaks with Anne Wilson, CEO of Kidney Health Australia (kidney.org.au), an organization dedicated to helping all Australians maintain good kidney health throughout their lifetimes. While traditionally focused on kidney diseases that... more

In order to maintain privacy and confidentiality, there are rules of access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) that can sometimes present barriers to delivering the best care. Tracy Zervakis and her daughter recently had quite an... more

In the last year there have been several new articles that add greatly to our understanding of a rare form of kidney cancer, Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer. Joyce speaks with Graham Lovitt, Chairman of the HLRCC... more

Mike Lawing attended the Ninth European Kidney Cancer Symposium in Dublin last April, and has carefully crafted an excellent report to share that meeting with all the patients and family members who wished they could be there.... more

Joyce and Mike speak with Edward Grandi about Sleep Apnea, snoring, and getting enough sleep. Grandi, the former executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association, is a nationally and internationally invited speaker in the... more
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