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Vintage engraving of lungs on chalkboard

Episode 30: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is scarring in the lungs without a known cause. It causes lungs to become stiff and makes it hard to get oxygen to into the blood. We talk about IPF symptoms, its impact, and how people are treated. Charlie also shares interesting stories of people who "worked to...

Ornament for lost baby

The Many Faces of Grief

My only son graduates from high school tomorrow. I’m excited for him, but it’s also bittersweet as I know I’m that much closer to an empty nest. If you meet him and ask me if I “only have the one,” I’ll smile and say yes. Inside I’ll feel a sting as I think of the sibling that would have been three...

Doctor giving bad news

Episode 08: Receiving Bad News

No one likes to receive bad news, but it is good to be prepared for it. This podcast explores how health care practitioners are taught to give bad news and what you, as a consumer, can do to help yourself when receiving (or being with a family member who is receiving) bad news.

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