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Women-Led Podcasts

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Beyond the Paper Gown

A Women's Health podcast brining you candid, credible and curated conversations.

Speak Up For Your Health

A podcast empowering you to advocate for the medical care you want and need

Up My Nursing Game

Educational podcast for curious bedside nurses

Ask Nurse Alice

The podcast where all things health and wellness take center stage

Better with Doctor Ericka

Helping you be better, do better, and live better 1 listen at a time.

Nurse Wellness Podcast

Stress management is the foundation to Being your Best, Doing your Best and Giving your Best!

HITea With Grace

Where we spilll the tea on HIT

The Smart Care Team Spotlight

In a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the challenges faced by clinicians are mounting.

Beyond Clinical Walls Podcast

Taking health conversations beyond clinical walls.

Write Medicine

Exploring best practices in creating continuing education content for health professionals.

SYNGAP1 Stories

Hosted by Ashley Frye

Coffee Break

Breaking the Cycle of Bullying in Healthcare One Cup at a Time.

Your Doctor Friends

Approachable Health Information. None of the Garbage. Let us be Your Doctor Friends!

Birthright

A podcast about joy and healing in Black birth

See You Now

Inspiring stories highlighting innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems.

Rapid Response RN

A show for Nurses who want the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond to any emergency.

The Most Important Medicine: Responding to Trauma and Creating Resilience in Primary Care

Where physicians and healthcare professionals meet to discuss what trauma is and how it presents in primary care.

Aging Fast & Slow

Conversations on Structural Racism and Resilience across the Lifecourse

RNegade

Nurses Who Don't Just Do What They're Told

Hopeful Hints

Empowering information to help you find peace during infertility, take back control, and fulfill your family vision.

Women Physicians Lead

Building and supporting women physician leaders that transform healthcare

Navigating the Pandemic

Stay informed about COVID-19 in our ever-changing world.

Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw

Professional. Polished. Accomplished. Thoughtful. Made It. Ready to Make It.

The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

A safe space, supporting healthcare providers' well-being so that they may better empower patient experiences.

Rural Health Rising

Rural Health Rising is a weekly podcast exploring the healthcare triumphs, challenges and opportunities facing rural America.

Once Upon A Gene

True stories of raising rare kiddos

HOT for your Health

HOT for Your Health is a fast paced, high energy, luxury lifestyle brand focusing on relentless health innovations.

Amplify Nursing

We showcase the powerful work nurses do each day. Join us in conversations with nurses leading the way in nursing science, policy and innovation.

Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast

Where healthcare leaders see their problems and challenges through a brand-new lens.

At the Core of Care

Pennsylvania nurses innovating for their communities

The Virtual Clinical Podcast

A weekly podcast supporting the student nurse and soon-to-be Registered Nurse with insights from members of the nursing community.

Patient Convert Podcast

Patient Convert Podcast delivers healthcare marketing insights and the latest digital strategies to help providers and health systems reach new patients.

HIT Like a Girl

Amplifying the voices and achievements of women in Health IT

The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Faces of Digital Health

A podcast about digital health and how healthcare systems adopt technologies.

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Sperm Matters: Navigating Fertility Treatments with Sperm Issues

Embark on an enlightening journey with Dr. Tara in our in-depth episode, In this revealing discussion, we take a closer look at the often-overlooked side of fertility—male factor infertility. Understanding the nuances of sperm health is not just a concern for a few; it's a vital aspect of fertility that affects countless couples worldwide. This episode isn't just about identifying problems; it's a comprehensive exploration of the common hurdles couples face, including low sperm count, poor sperm motility, abnormal sperm shape, and cases of azoospermia (no sperm at all). The conversation also pivots to actionable advice, highlighting the importance of lifestyle changes and modifications that can enhance fertility. Whether you're directly impacted by sperm-related fertility issues or simply wish to broaden your understanding of this critical topic, 'Sperm Matters' offers valuable insights, expert guidance, and a message of hope for all couples on the path to parenthood. Let Dr. Tara help you!   LEARN for FREE from Dr. Tara JOIN Dr. Tara on TikTok Come say hi over on Tara's Instagram 
April 12, 2024
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100: How to Still Love Being a Nurse After 20 Years in the Profession

Every day that you complete a shift is a day to celebrate because nursing is undoubtedly one of the hardest professions in the world, especially in the last few years. Burnout rates are extremely high, and for good reason, but there are ways to keep your passion for nursing even after decades in the field.In this milestone 100th episode of Rapid Response RN, host Sarah Lorenzini celebrates 20 years of being a nurse and *still* loving it. It hasn’t been easy, but two decades of continuous learning and navigating the challenges of the job has taught her invaluable lessons on resilience, self-care, and humanity.Sarah reflects back on her early mistakes and the hard-earned wisdom that’s kept her love for nursing alive, including connecting with patients, growth through education and mentorship, prioritizing physical and mental health, and MORE.Tune in now to hear Sarah’s "not so secret sauce" for loving nursing after 20 years!Topics discussed in this episode:The importance of self-advocacy and self-careCelebrating your nursing winsPreventing burnout through learningMentorship and driving changeListen to episode 38, Q&A: How to Effectively and Professionally Advocate For Your Patient… Even When the Provider is Intimidating, on Apple Podcasts!Mentioned in this episode:Rapid Response Academy LinkWanna check out Rapid Response Academy: The Heart and Science of Caring for the Sick? click this link to learn more: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/communityRapid Response and Rescue Intro CourseCONNECT 📸 Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therapidresponsern/ 🫶 Check out my membership: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/community 📚 Check out my course: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/learnmore 🧑‍💻Check out my website: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/ 📬 Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/login 🎁 Affiliation and discounts: https://hoo.be/therapidresponsern SAY THANKS 💜Leave a review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/rapid-response-rn/id1535997752 💚Leave a rating on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/55LQqeDg6XFeixvZLEp4xE To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST! This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com
April 12, 2024
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Rainy Schlosser, SYNGAP1 Mom to Hope, discusses her 4-year-old daughter’s journey in life and across the US for 3 studies!

Show Notes Rainy Schlosser is in the middle of a 7,500 mile drive-a-thon to participate in 3 studies to help find a cure for SYNGAP1. She talks with Ashley about the studies, her daughter Hope's incredibly difficult medical journey, what makes Hope happiest, an EEG with Curious George, and the wonderful connections they are making along the way! This is a fundraiser, so please check out Syngap.Fund/Hope4theCure! All episodes are available at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Syngap.Fund/Stories⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. ⁠⁠Hope's Warrior Story⁠⁠⁠ My SYNGAP1 Drive-a-thon, Hope4theCure Connect with Rainy & Hope: Instagram - @Hope4theCure YouTube - @Hope4theCure Facebook - Hope SelahMay Other Links Cannonball for the Cure Connect with ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ashley⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠[email protected]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ashley's SRF Bio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Nathan’s Warrior Story⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ SYNGAP1 Stories ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Episode 001⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ - Ashley Frye SRF & SYNGAP1 Info:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠What is SYNGAP1?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Syngap Research Fund⁠⁠ - ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://curesyngap1.org/⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠SYNGAP1 Resources for Newly Diagnosed Families⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠Wednesday Warriors⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Supporting SYNGAP1 Siblings⁠⁠⁠⁠ Donate - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://Syngap.Fund/Donate⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠SYNGAP1 & Epilepsy⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Why Getting a Genetic Diagnosis Matters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠How to Get Free Genetic Testing⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Special Needs Trusts⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠SYNGAP1 Family Day 2023 – A Beacon of Hope!⁠ (blog with videos) ⁠⁠⁠⁠Pre-register⁠⁠⁠⁠ for SYNGAP1 Conference 2024 Connect with SRF (@curesyngap1): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ YouTube ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠SYNGAP10 Weekly Video Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠w/ Mike SynGAP Research Fund ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Apple Podcast Channel⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Family Zoom Meeting (Weekly on Wednesdays, 8PM ET): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Syngap.Fund/SRFfam⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Meeting ID - 972 0059 2178 Passcode - 848417 Sibling Zoom Meeting (Monthly on 1st Thursday, 8PM ET): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Syngap.Fund/SRFfam⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Meeting ID - 972 0059 2178 Passcode - 848417 Comments: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠[email protected]⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠In the Forest... by Lesfm from Pixabay ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Episode 028 SYNGAP1 Stories, April 11, 2024 #SYNGAP1StoriesHope #Syngap #SYNGAP1 #SYNGAP1Stories #SYNGAP1StoriesEp28 #Epilepsy #EpilepsyAwareness #Autism #AutismAwareness #IntellectualDisability #ID #Anxiety #Behavior #RareDisease #RareDiseaseResearch #SynGAPResearchFund #CareAboutRare #Advocacy #PatientAdvocacy #Neurology #GeneticTesting #Family #Water #Music #SyngapConf #SYNGAP1Siblings #Caregiver #Elopement #Behavior #Communication #Hope4theCure #Driveathon
April 11, 2024
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Let’s Talk Hormones and Perimenopause with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan

This episode features the amazing Dr. LaKeischa. She is an integrative OB-GYN and hormone specialist. We discuss the complexities of perimenopause and menopause, including how these stages can affect intimate relationships. Dr. LaKeischa opens up about her journey and the transformative power of pain into purpose, while both of us stress the importance of open communication with partners and family to navigate the changes that come with hormonal shifts. The episode also touches on the broader issues within the healthcare system, including mental health access and patient advocacy. Questions This Episode Will Answer: How do perimenopause and menopause impact intimate relationships? What are the broader issues within the healthcare system that affect women's health during hormonal shifts? What advice can help women listen to their bodies and advocate for their health during perimenopause and menopause? Whether you are a woman going through perimenopause or menopause, in a relationship, or want to learn how to better communicate with those in your life, this episode has something for you! Don't worry, you don't have to identify as a woman to get something from this episode. Find Dr. LaKeischa https://instagram.com/drlakeischamd https://facebook.com/drlakeischamd https://linkedin.com/in/drlakeischamd talkhormones.com Resources Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Dr. LaKeischa Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology (cum laude) from Oakwood College, now Oakwood University, and continued her studies at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to her academic degrees, Dr. LaKeischa is certified in the use of the DiVinci Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery. Her ability to reach and teach women has expanded through her Best Seller, The Other PMSTM: Your Survival Guide for Perimenopause and Menopause. Her passion for helping women in perimenopause and menopause included her contribution to being on the advisory board of the only FDA Approved physician-designed vaginal lube line, Momentum Intimacy. A gifted speaker, Integrative OB-GYN, hormone specialist, and Amazon Best-Selling Author; Dr. LaKeischa helps women in perimenopause and menopause who are struggling with depleting hormones get their hormones balanced, regain mental sharpness, and have energy to last the entire day. If you want to become a Hormone Hottie follow Dr. LaKeischa on all social media @drlakeischamd.
April 11, 2024
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The Bravery of the Brokenhearted – A Big Brothers Perspective on Grief From the Loss of a Sibling with Sanfilippo Syndrome with Noah Siedman

ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 225 The Bravery of the Brokenhearted - A Big Brothers Perspective on Grief From the Loss of a Sibling with Sanfilippo Syndrome with Noah Siedman Noah Siedman was a big brother to Ben who had Sanfilippo Syndrome, a devastating disease that leads to childhood dementia and premature death. He joins me to talk about his sibling experience and dealing with grief. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS As a sibling under potential pressure to not be a burden, do you still carry those feelings even after Ben's passing? It's hard as a sibling to see everything your parents are facing that's out of your control. As a sibling, there's a need to be on top of your own care and your own emotions. There were no casual complaints in my family growing up. It was either a disaster or business as usual. Filling in that middle space where you have a bad day and want to talk about it didn't exist. We've had to work on that as a family because that's not how we've functioned.  What coping mechanisms help you to write and talk about your experience? I came to the realization that I was going to be emotionally vulnerable, which is uncomfortable. Knowing I would have to talk about my experience and brother, I had to accept it, put it out front, and get really good at talking about it comfortably. I got more comfortable talking about the progression of my brother's disease and my feelings around him, and I used it as a shield.  What would you say to the young person who is living the same life you were living and what questions should people ask that person? The first thing that I would say, and maybe the best thing to ask that person, is about their roles. When do you feel like a sibling? When do you feel like a caregiver? When do you feel like you're an advocate? When do you feel like you are just you? I got stuck in trying to be a lot of those things at once, where the easiest role to ignore was being just me. But everything you push down morphs into something worse. Frustration turns into resentment, fear turns into trepidation, sadness becomes melancholy.  What are the misconceptions people have about death? The biggest problem with grief is that no amount of experience is applicable. It defies the ability to be prepared for it or to use your past to help you cope. I don't think grief gets easier, I think you get better at it. Those that try to give advice to people that are grieving are hanging on to the idea that that time will heal. It's not that your grief goes away, it's that you get better at it. How has your relationship with your sister changed? Ben's death brought us closer and we do a good job of communicating despite handling things differently. There's no right or wrong way to navigate life with a sibling who has a genetic disorder, so we don't judge each other and we're honest with each other.  As a parent, how do you help siblings to have a better experience? Abandon the idea that you owe siblings normalcy. My parents put a lot of effort into delivering normal childhood experiences. Instead, put that energy into helping your children articulate what they want. More important than chasing normal is helping siblings decide what's important to them and how to pursue it. LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED ONCE UPON A GENE - Episode 109 - A Rare Collection - What I Know For Sure with Noah Siedman, Grayson Skibington and Nash Hawkins https://effieparks.com/podcast/episode-109-what-i-know-for-sure CONNECT WITH EFFIE PARKS Website https://effieparks.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/OnceUponAGene Instagram https://www.instagram.com/onceuponagene.podcast/?hl=en Built Ford Tough Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1877643259173346/
April 11, 2024
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Empowered Voices: Advocating for Black Maternal Health Equity

In this compelling podcast episode, we are joined by guest Shukriyyah Mitchell Hinton, BSN, RN, the Senior Director of Outreach and Advocacy from the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) who leads a poignant conversation with Saleemah McNeil, CLC, MS, MFT, and Imani Davis. Together, they delve into the systemic challenges facing Black maternal health in Philadelphia and beyond. From personal experiences to community initiatives, they explore the multifaceted efforts to address disparities through advocacy, education, and support. As they navigate through discussions on mental health, home visiting programs, and legislative advocacy, they bring light to the ongoing struggles for maternal health equity. Imani Davis is a lived experience expert and community specialist for organizations including Strategy Arts and Community Action Network (CAN). Saleemah McNeil is a reproductive psychotherapist and founder of the Oshun Family Center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. This episode coincides with Black Maternal Health Week. To learn more about virtual and in-person events scheduled in Philadelphia, please visit bmhwphilly.org for more information. 
April 11, 2024
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Episode 146: Strategies for National Rural Health

Understanding the challenges and opportunities in rural healthcare is necessary for healthcare leaders. Rural hospitals must develop strategies to address these issues for the benefit of their patients and communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Amy Elizondo, Chief Strategy Officer for the National Rural Health Association. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow the Missouri Rural Health Association! https://mrhassociation.org/  https://www.facebook.com/MORuralHealth  https://twitter.com/MORuralHealth https://www.linkedin.com/company/missouri-rural-health-association/ https://www.instagram.com/MORuralHealth  Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
April 11, 2024
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Listen Again | 72: Marathons with Meaning

We’re cheering on runners in the 2024 Boston Marathon this week by having another listen to our episode featuring Nurse Practitioner, elite runner, and Guinness World Record holder, Samantha Roecker, FNP. A competitive runner and nurse, she has a *track record* (pun intended) of breaking barriers and addressing stigmas, and for the 2022 Boston Marathon, she combined her passion for nursing and running into mental health advocacy and raising awareness for healthcare workforce well-being. Inspired by British nurse and marathon record holder, Jessica Anderson, Sam embarked on a bold goal – breaking the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run in a nurse’s uniform and raising thousands of dollars to support nurse well-being. In this episode, we talk with Samantha about her record-breaking run, the impact stigma has on seeking mental health services and preventing people from reaching their potential, the power of nurse-specific mental health support, and the surprising overlap between nursing and competitive running.    Find this episode’s resources at www.seeyounowpodcast.com and for more information on podcast bundles, visit ANA’s Innovation Website at www.nursingworld.org/innovation. Have questions for the SEE YOU NOW team? Feedback? Future episode ideas? Contact us at [email protected].
April 10, 2024
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EP 28: Strengthening Workplace Relationships Through HR Collaboration

If you want to cultivate and sustain a healthy work culture, you have to involve your HR partners. In this episode, Dr. Renee Thompson emphasizes the importance of fostering a healthy and respectful work culture by addressing disruptive behaviors and strengthening the relationship with human resources (HR). She advocates for unity between leaders and HR in handling problematic employees, suggesting rapport-building coffee chats, early intervention for disruptive behaviors, clear communication, decisive action, and implementing strategies to stop bullying in healthcare organizations. Tune in and learn how to cultivate a healthier and more respectful work environment by tackling an age-old problem in healthcare: bullying and incivility! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: https://healthyworkforceinstitute.com/podcast-episodes/
April 10, 2024
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Navigating New Horizons: Understanding European Accreditation in CME

What challenges and opportunities await US-based CME providers looking to expand into Europe? As a CME provider, understanding Europe's accreditation landscape and cultural nuances is crucial for successfully delivering education to international audiences. In today’s episode of Write Medicine, Susan Yarbrough joins me in dissecting the complexities of CME in Europe and guiding us through the accreditation mosaic. We’ll explore key considerations and strategies for navigating European CME, including the need for a strong dose of cultural humility.  In episode 107, you’ll: 1. Gain insights into the differences between US and European CME accreditation systems 2. Learn practical advice for partnering with local organizations to deliver relevant education 3. Discover the importance of cultural humility and adaptability when expanding CME offerings internationally Tune in now to equip yourself with the knowledge and strategies needed to expand your CME programs confidently into Europe and beyond! Takeaways While European CME accreditation differs significantly from the US, focusing on approving activities rather than providers, the accreditation landscape in Europe is evolving, with a slow but steady movement towards alignment and reciprocity.  Reciprocal agreements allow for the exchange of CME credits, but disparities in accepting and using CPD credits across jurisdictions remain a concern. As a US-based CME provider, if you want to expand your offerings to Europe and beyond, as a first step, research the accreditation requirements and cultural nuances of your target European countries or regions. Education providers who want to successfully deliver CME in Europe must cultivate cultural humility as a key ingredient. As a US-based provider, you’ll need to understand local guidelines, perform a gap analysis and needs assessment, and have a local footprint to effectively deliver education that is appropriately accredited and tailored to the European audience. Connect with Susan Email: [email protected] Instagram Abbreviations EACCME: European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ( ECMEC®: The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement to mutually recognize continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Physicians (MDs, DOs, or equivalent international degree holders) may apply to the AMA to have their EACCME European CME Credits (ECMEC®s) converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Resources Ghidinellli M, Pozniak E, Kolanko C, Wilson S. The ongoing challenges faced by providers of CME-CPD in Europe. J CME. 2023;12(1) Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 02:44 Introducing Susan 03:50 Some of the key challenges she sees in accreditation domestically 05:26 Updated guidelines for virtual credit in EACME 3.0 10:03 Differences and similarities between European and US accreditation 12:30 Impact of territoriality on CME content 15:51 Uniformity or standardization for reciprocal agreements in CME accreditation 17:13 Independence in Europe versus the US 21:48 Why the ABPI is attached to having control over content 24:26 How US education providers go about addressing specific needs and gaps in Europe 28:35 What tactical changes may look like to be an effective educator 31:03 Winners and losers in European accreditation 33:34 The extent of international and global CME and how is that going to change 36:03 Susan’s practical advice for CME providers 37:50 Key takeaways from today’s episode Subscribe to the Write Medicine podcast! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write Medicine podcast for more valuable insights on continuing medical education content for health professionals. Click the Follow button and subscribe on your favorite platform.
April 10, 2024
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Episode #24. Nurturing Excellence: Celebrating the Role of Nursing in High-Performing Hospitals, with Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group

Nurses play a critical role in patient care, and respecting nursing protocols improves patient safety. In this episode, Leah Binder discusses the crucial role of transparency and quality in healthcare and explores the potential of AI in healthcare while cautioning against overreliance and emphasizing the importance of human oversight. Tune in and learn how transparency, quality improvement, and patient engagement are shaping the future of healthcare!
April 9, 2024
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Carla Harris and Calling a Thing a Thing || EP. 155

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Carla Harris.  THE Carla Harris…the renowned international public speaker, top 40 female speakers in the world who is sharing her “Carla’s Pearls” on career success.   This is the first of the 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series where Laurie and Carla are speaking to a live audience of senior […]
April 9, 2024
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Healthtech in the GCC Countries: Focus on Infrastructure and Export Capabilities

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) brings together six Arab countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates  When one reads about the GCC countries, there’s nothing but the impression of prosperity: high investments, determination, and enthusiasm in tech-supported healthcare.  The spending on healthcare by the GCC governments is on an astronomical rise. From a regionwide US$2.4 billion in 2016, it rose to more than US$30 billion in 2021 and is projected to surpass US$104 billion this year, according to a report from the UAE Ministry of Economy.  In this episode, Pilar Fernandez Hermida  International Go-to-Market expert with 20+ years of experience launching sales & partner ecosystem strategies, talks about the potential of the Middle East and MENA region for healthtech companies, the culture in the Middle East, how to interpret different style of communication here, what are the common entrepreneurial misconceptions, and where to find opportunities. Pilar says that the entrepreneurial spirit here is 10-times as strong as in the US, and that biotech and drug development are the next thing to watch for in the region. www.facesofdigitalhealth.com Newsletter: https://fodh.substack.com/ Show notes: [00:02:00] Pilar Fernandez Hermida, an expert in healthcare market strategies, shares insights from Abu Dhabi. [00:04:00] Analysis of the healthcare infrastructure development in GCC post-pandemic. [00:08:00] The role of expats in the Middle East's healthcare transformation. [00:10:00] Public-private partnerships as key opportunities. [00:12:00] Cultural considerations for startups in the GCC. [00:14:00] Misconceptions about the Middle Eastern healthcare market. [00:18:00] Building long-term relationships in business. [00:20:00] Navigating diverse cultural communication in healthcare. [00:24:00] Comparing the entrepreneurial spirit in the Middle East with the U.S. and Europe. [00:28:00] Strategic advice for healthcare entrepreneurs targeting the GCC. [00:30:00] Importance of understanding regulations and digital maturity in MENA. [00:32:00] Future potential in biotech and digital health in the GCC. [00:36:00] The convergence of digital health and biotech.
April 9, 2024
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The Skinny on Weight Loss Injectables: A Deep Dive into Benefits, Risks, and Legal Battles

Dive into the Ask Nurse Alice podcast on weight loss injectables. Discover benefits, side effects, and a holistic view on weight management. We tackle patient education, healthcare responsibilities, and the need for transparency in the pharmaceutical industry. Join us for a critical look at medication roles in health and happiness. Episode Highlights: 00:00:00 - Introduction to Weight Loss Injectables  00:07:39 - Importance of Nutrition in Weight Management  00:29:40 - Time Constraints in Follow-up Appointments  00:31:16 - Understanding Side Effects and Responsibilities  00:35:25 - Research on Blood Pressure Control and Patient Role  00:37:53 - Post-Marketing Surveillance and Drug Labeling Updates  00:39:14 - Promoting Health Literacy for Patient Understanding Engage With Us: LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Facebook Feedback or questions? We love hearing from you. Share your thoughts on social media or in the comments!
April 9, 2024
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Is the Aluminum in Antiperspirants Harmful?

In the 1990s, a chain email circulated around the series-of-tubes we called the internet, suggesting that aluminum-containing antiperspirants clogged your sweat pores, thus disallowing your body to “purge itself of toxins”, and those "toxins" would accumulate in your axillary lymph nodes, and increase your risk of breast cancer. Yikes. Predating the "antiperspirant-will-give-you-breast-cancer" chain email scare, animal studies in the 1960s suggested a link between aluminum in antiperspirants (which were just becoming popular in postwar America) and Alzheimer's disease. These rabbit studies showed brain neurotoxic effects when the animals were exposed to very high levels of aluminum. In the past several decades, researchers have investigated whether these loose correlations/hypotheses held any water (spoiler: they don't). In today's episode, Your Doctor Friends want to debunk and demystify the data around the potential "risks' around aluminum-containing antiperspirants! Should you ditch the standard roll-on? Switch to a "natural" alternative? OR.. is this all just a case of "all stink and no fire"?? Sources for today's episode include: The NIH National Cancer Institute's fact sheet page on antiperspirants and breast cancer. A 2017 review in Deutsches Arzteblatt International journal titled "The Health Effects of Aluminum Exposure." A 2019 comprehensive review on sweat gland function by Lindsay B. Baker PhD, director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute. A Scientific American article titled "Fact or Fiction: Antiperspirants Do More Than Block Sweat". A 2021 Canadian study published in NeuroToxicology investigating association between aluminum in drinking water and risk of Alzheimer's disease risk. A Healthline article from 2022 titled "Is There a Link Between Aluminum and Alzheimer's?". A 2021 NYT article titled "Are Natural Deodorants Really Better For You?". AND FINALLY- a 2017 article from The World Textile Conference called "A novel washing algorithm for underarm stain removal" - which was the closest thing to scientific data explaining WHAT MAKES YELLOW ARMPIT STAINS! Thanks for tuning in, folks! Please sign up for our "PULSE CHECK" monthly newsletter! Signup is easy, right on our website page, and we PROMISE we will not spam you! We just want to send you cool articles, videos and thoughts :) For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!   Find us at: Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com  Email: [email protected]  Connect with us: @your_doctor_friends (IG) Send/DM us a voice memo/question and we might play it on the show! @yourdoctorfriendspodcast1013 (YouTube) @JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter) @JuliaBrueneMD (IG) @HealthPodNet (IG)
April 9, 2024
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Healthcare Empowerment: Guiding Patients to Better Care

In this episode, Joy delves into the complexities of healthcare with Carrie Kozlowski, co-founder and COO of Upfront Healthcare. Carrie discusses Upfront's mission to guide patients to the care they need, addressing barriers to access and striving to transform healthcare. Emphasizing personalized engagement and leveraging technology as a conduit, they explore how to empower patients and remove friction from the healthcare process. Through insights into psychographics and behavioral science, they reveal strategies to motivate patients and foster trust, ultimately aiming to enhance outcomes and promote population health.
April 9, 2024
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Nourishing Your Niche: The Secret to Thriving as a CME Medical Writer

Are you trapped in the generalist rut as a medical writer? Discover the power of nourishing your niche in CME writing. Specializing in CME writing can help you crack the client mindset code, build authority, generate higher revenue, and optimize your marketing efforts. This Monday Mentor episode explores how focusing on CME can lead to a thriving medical writing career and help you: 1. Understand the rewards and risks of specializing in CME writing 2. Learn how to identify and develop your CME niche based on your skills and interests 3. Discover strategies to market your CME writing services effectively and command higher rates Ready to take your medical writing career to the next level? Grab this niche discovery checklist to start exploring your CME writing niche today! Time Stamps 00:00 Introduction to niche specialization 01:33 Breaking down the benefits of nourishing a niche 04:45 Overcoming concerns and challenges of specializing 06:57 When and how to find a niche Subscribe to the Write Medicine podcast! Subscribe to the Write Medicine podcast for more valuable insights on continuing medical education content for health professionals. Click the Follow button and subscribe on your favorite platform.
April 8, 2024
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99: Hyponatremia: How Did It Happen and Why Is It So Challenging To Treat?

Treating hyponatremia, a condition characterized by low sodium levels in the blood, can be both complicated and quite risky.. Disruptions to the delicate balance of sodium in the body can lead to a spectrum of outcomes, from an asymptomatic presentation to life-threatening seizures, coma, and death.Through the patient story of Mrs. Saltman, host Sarah Lorenzini explains the role of sodium in the body, breaking down the science of osmosis and electrolytes so nurses can better understand the causes of hyponatremia. She goes over the three levels of hyponatremia that are categorized by blood tonicity and volume status, and how each level impacts the diagnosis and management of hyponatremia. Sarah also dives into the nuances of treating hyponatremia, including the risks of rapid sodium correction, the importance of knowing a patient’s baseline, the underlying cause of their condition, and more.This episode will provide nurses with the knowledge needed to recognize the signs of hyponatremia and navigate the risks of treatment. Tune in now!Topics discussed in this episode:Introduction to Mrs. Saltman’s caseThe pathophysiology of hyponatremiaCauses of hyponatremiaTypes of hyponatremia: hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonicHyponatremia treatment strategies and their risksMentioned in this episode:Rapid Response and Rescue Intro CourseCONNECT 📸 Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therapidresponsern/ 🫶 Check out my membership: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/community 📚 Check out my course: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/learnmore 🧑‍💻Check out my website: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/ 📬 Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/login 🎁 Affiliation and discounts: https://hoo.be/therapidresponsern SAY THANKS 💜Leave a review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/rapid-response-rn/id1535997752 💚Leave a rating on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/55LQqeDg6XFeixvZLEp4xE To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST! This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com
April 5, 2024
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Navigating Grief and Growth When Transitioning From Clinical Medicine to Leadership

In this episode of the Women Physicians Lead podcast, Dr. Lisa Herbert explores the emotional journey of physicians transitioning from clinical practice to leadership roles. She discusses the stages of grief that can accompany this change, including denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance. Dr. Herbert shares her personal experiences, the challenges she faced, and the strategies she used to cope with the transition. She emphasizes the importance of understanding one's motivations, seeking support, and engaging in self-care. Additionally, she highlights the growth and development opportunities in leadership and encourages physicians to embrace the change. Grief and Growth (00:01:13) Discussion on fears, hopes, and expectations when transitioning from clinical medicine to leadership. Stages of grief (00:02:36) Exploration of the stages of grief when leaving clinical medicine for a leadership role. Personal experience (00:04:53) Dr. Lisa Herbert shares her personal experience and emotional challenges when transitioning from clinical medicine to leadership. Coping strategies (00:06:17) Strategies for coping with grief and sadness when transitioning out of clinical medicine to leadership. Fulfillment in leadership (00:09:07) Discussion on the fulfillment and satisfaction found in leadership roles for physicians. Conclusion and action item (00:11:46) Encouragement to start a journal and reflect on the transition, as well as a call to action for personal and professional development. Are you ready to take on that charge? Is leadership. Your calling. Are you ready to change the status quo? Are you ready to shift your talents to leading teams and driving change? If this is you, then I invite you to download the Leadership Assessment Scorecard to see what skills you need to develop to transition from clinical medicine to get your next best leadership role.
April 5, 2024
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How to Thrive in the Evolving Field of Medical Writing

Are you a medical writer struggling to stay competitive and confident in the rapidly evolving industry landscape? Experienced medical writer and educator Michelle Guillemard shares her insights today on how aspiring and established medical writers can navigate the challenges of an increasingly crowded field, economic fluctuations, and the rise of AI writing tools. Whether you're looking to break into medical writing, specialize in a niche, or future-proof your skills, Michelle's advice will help you chart a path to success and fulfillment in your writing career. Listen to this episode to discover: Strategies for differentiating yourself and targeting your ideal clients in a competitive market Tips for staying up-to-date with industry trends, health communication best practices, and emerging technologies Insights on building confidence, resilience, and a well-rounded lifestyle as a freelance medical writer Tune in now to learn how you can thrive as a medical writer in 2023 and beyond and gain the knowledge and inspiration you need to take your career to the next level. Takeaways 1. Identify your niche: Reflect on your unique skills, interests, and background to determine your specialization in medical writing. Develop a targeted marketing message and online presence that communicates your expertise to potential clients. 2. Curate your learning: Set aside dedicated time to stay informed about the latest trends, best practices, and technologies in medical writing. Focus on resources that align with your niche and goals, such as industry blogs, newsletters, webinars, and journals. 3. Embrace AI as a tool: Familiarize yourself with AI writing tools and explore ways to incorporate them into your writing process. Experiment with using AI to generate outlines, edit sentences, or streamline your brainstorming while maintaining your commitment to quality, evidence-based content. Connect with Michelle Health Writer Hub LinkedIn Timestamps 00:00 Intro 02:47 Introducing Michelle 05:11 Her medical writing journey 09:45 Exploring the changes: Insights on who’s moving into the field, their motivations, and what that means for training and professional development 15:47 Specialization as a benefit in developing business 19:15 Crucial strategies for writers to help them stay resilient during times of economic fluctuation 23:29 Resources to help keep pace with industry trends 27:24 Designing effective medical writing courses 33:25 Is AI a threat or an opportunity in medical writing? 40:02 Key takeaways from Michelle’s episode Subscribe to the Write Medicine podcast! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write Medicine podcast for more valuable insights on continuing medical education content for health professionals. Click the Follow button and subscribe on your favorite platform.
April 5, 2024
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Business Ownership, Leadership, and Purpose as Paths to Independence with Alison Hall

This episode discusses business ownership, leadership, and purpose as tools for independence, and my guest is Alison Hall.  She is the founder of Change Agent Coaching for Women, and she is a passionate reinvention specialist. Questions this episode will answer:  -What is a path to find your purpose and passion and translate them into your work? -How can business ownership be a vehicle for independence? -What are some tips for women regarding career and leadership? Whether you are looking to own a business, simply looking for independence, or exploring how to live in your purpose, there is something in this episode of you, no matter who you are or where your life is taking you.  Don't worry, you don't have to identify as a woman to get something out of this episode. Find Alison Hall: https://linkedin.com/in/alisonhall-coach-women https://changeagentcoaching.com https://whitehalldivorcesolutions.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Alison Hall: Alison Hall is a financial professional and lifelong learner, a former corporate strategist, and a current and future serial entrepreneur. She's earned an MBA in finance and marketing, and she's proud to be a CPA, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a Certified Tax Planner, and a career and leadership coach for women.
April 4, 2024
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Episode 145: Rural Health Road Trip: The Show-Me State

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Heidi Lucas, Executive Director of the Missouri Rural Health Association. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow the Missouri Rural Health Association! https://mrhassociation.org/  https://www.facebook.com/MORuralHealth  https://twitter.com/MORuralHealth https://www.linkedin.com/company/missouri-rural-health-association/ https://www.instagram.com/MORuralHealth  Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/
April 4, 2024
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EP 27: Compassion in Action: Creating a Caring Work Environment

It's vital to understand rather than dictate emotions, fostering unity amidst adversity. In this episode, Doug Dascenzo, Regional Chief Nursing Officer of Trinity Health, delves into the crucial aspects of fostering a compassionate and collaborative work culture within healthcare organizations. He addresses the compassion crisis exacerbated by burnout and the pandemic, emphasizing the importance of supporting emotions, fostering open communication and empathy, and recognizing diverse personalities within teams. Tune in and learn how to contribute to building a more compassionate and secure healthcare system for all! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: https://healthyworkforceinstitute.com/podcast-episodes/
April 3, 2024
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