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Episode 31: Family Visiting Policies During COVID-19

Our guest this week along with her colleagues published an opinion article in Newsweek about the effect of visiting policies in hospitals and nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. These authors suggest that it is time to make some adjustments to support family visits.

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S1E41: When someone you love dies from an overdose

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, leaving loved ones struggling with their unexpected death. Learn more about the complicated grief that follows, and ways to move past the stigma, blame, isolation, and shame that may come with their...

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The Game of Risk

How do we balance risk and still live a productive - even exciting - life? David shares his perspective on how he applies his risk model from his professional and recreational life to the COVID pandemic.

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S1E32: Remembering the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead - has beautiful traditions to honor and remember the dead. We talk about beliefs, foods, drinks, and how to make an ofrenda or altar to celebrate loved ones.

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S1E29: The Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

As COVID-19 marches onward, we are discovering there is a surprising subset of young, healthy people who can also get very sick, or have mild initial symptoms, but have long-term effects. The people who also were hospitalized have long recoveries, due to the ravages of COVID, the body's immune...

Episode 11: What happens when positive for COVID-19

This week, you can listen to Nicole, a 38-year-old mother of 2 talks about her experience with having COVID-19. She was not hospitalized but managed her symptoms from her home. Hers is a great example of all that can happen when tested positive for COVID-19 and the long illness that follows.

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Let’s Fight it Together

This virus does not care whether you believe or not. The virus doesn’t care about your party affiliation. The only way to get our lives back, and get our economy back, is if we work as responsible citizens to defeat the murderer at the door.

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S126: Clinical Trials

From vaccines to cancer treatment, any new drugs go through rigorous testing called Clinical Trials before they are approved. Learn about what clinical trials are and how we benefit.

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Episode 04: Your Father has Alzheimer’s

He then stops eating and drinking, is admitted to the hospital for dehydration, and returns to the Hospice care facility. He is still refusing to eat or drink and is now on his ninth day. As a family member, what are you supposed to do?

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S1E07: No Mud, No Lotus – What is the New Normal?

Adaptation is something humans that survive become very good at. We must adapt so that we can survive and live the best life that we can. Despite the reason for our needing to adapt to a new normal as well as those situations where we were fine with the old normal, (thank you very much!) the rules...

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