Parkinson's

Diane Rehm on Parkinson’s Disease and the Right to Die

Diane Rehm is the well-known host of The Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio.  She and her husband, John were married for 54 years. He died in 2014 from Parkinson’s disease, but his death was prolonged despite his strong wish for help to die comfortably, and on his own terms. We’ll talk to Diane …

Suzanne Somers, Breast Cancer, and Phototherapy, Part II

Suzanne Somers is best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on the 1970s sitcom, Three’s Company. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2000, had surgery, and then radiation therapy. We’ll talk more about how Suzanne got through the treatments, the pain, and how phototherapy patches have benefitted her health. David Schmidt, CEO …

Suzanne Somers, Breast Cancer, and Phototherapy, Part I

Suzanne Somers is best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on the 1970s sitcom, Three’s Company. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2000, had surgery, and then radiation therapy. We’ll find out how she got through the treatments, overcame the pain, and reshaped her life. David Schmidt, CEO of LifeWave joins us …

Paindemic

Dr. Melissa Cady, the Challenge Doctor is here to talk about her book, Paindemic. We’ll discuss when medical treatments can help and which ones to avoid, when complimentary and holistic approaches can benefit, and how we can take charge of our own health instead of waiting for somebody to do it for us.    

Pharmacogenetics & Personalized Medicine, Part II

Have you ever wondered why that pill you’re taking for pain isn’t really helping, or why it’s causing side effects? Well, the “one size fits all” strategy for medicines is yielding to genetic profiling that predicts disease risk and drug response in a way that personalizes medicine. Mary Dugan-Jordan, an oncology nurse has suffered from …

Pharmacogenetics & Personalized Medicine, Part I

Have you ever wondered why that pill you’re taking for pain isn’t really helping, or why it’s causing side effects? Well, the “one size fits all” strategy for medicines is yielding to genetic profiling that predicts disease risk and drug response in a way that personalizes medicine. Mary Dugan-Jordan, an oncology nurse has suffered from …

Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part I

On today’s show, we’ll highlight what you need to know about rectal cancer, and the painful symptoms that can occur.  Our first guest is Tommy Chong, part of the legendary comedy team of Cheech and Chong. Tommy will share his battle with rectal cancer and the triumphs he’s achieved in overcoming his pain. Then Dr. …

Addiction, Opioids, and Recovery, Part II

Drug addiction is a serious threat to our country’s public health because it leads to lost lives and lost productivity.  Opioids have been a special concern because there have been an escalating number of deaths related to their misuse. Our special guest is Chris Herren. As a professional basketball player, Chris played for the Boston …

Addiction, Opioids, and Recovery, Part I

Drug addiction is a serious threat to our country’s public health because it leads to lost lives and lost productivity.  Opioids have been a special concern because there have been an escalating number of deaths related to their misuse. Our special guest is Chris Herren. As a professional basketball player, Chris played for the Boston …

Easy Steps to Fitness, Wellness, and Weight Loss, Part II

Many people feel that exercise will make their pain worse, or lead to more damage. On the contrary, exercise can have the opposite effect, especially for low back pain. Mark Sisson join us once again. He’s made health and fitness his life’s work.  Mark’s the author of, The Primal Blueprint, he blogs at Mark’s Daily …