Challenges Faced by Patients with Head and Neck Cancer [Interview] [Transcript]
Dr_Dhiren_Shah_Head-and-neck-cancerGuest: Dr. Dhiren K. Shah
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Dhiren K. Shah is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and completed his radiation oncology training at Robert Wood Johnson/Cooper Hospital in New Jersey. He is a member of many clinical societies, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, is a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology and is the vice chair for the prestigious New York State Board of Medicine.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Dhiren K. Shah discusses the unique challenges facing patients with head and neck cancer and also talks about “Your Cancer Game Plan”, a new awareness campaign focused on helping people with cancer and their loved ones tackle their emotional, nutritional and communication needs.

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#MySupportHero: Providing Support to People Living with Multiple Sclerosis [Interview] [Transcript]
Patricia_Pagnotta_Multiple_SclerosisGuest: Patricia Pagnotta
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Patricia (Tricia) Pagnotta is a board certified Nurse Practitioner at Neurology Associates and the MS Center of Greater Orlando, where she has been since 2005. She holds certification with AANN as a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse, and with IOMSN as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse. She is a long standing member of the IOMSN and currently a Board Member. She is active in clinical practice and research and has been a Sub-Investigator and Primary Investigator in many MS clinical trials.

Segment overview: In this segment, Tricia Pagnotta, a nurse practitioner and member of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), discusses the condition, as well as the invaluable role that support partners play for people living with MS. Additionally, Tricia talks about an MS Awareness social media initiative, #MySupportHero, which recognizes those who offer support to people living with MS.

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Genetic Counseling Services for Families Impacted by Familial Diseases [Interview] [Transcript]
Karmen_Trzupek_Genetic_Counseling_ServicesGuest: Karmen M. Trzupek
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Karmen Trzupek currently leads the Ocular Genetics team and Rare Disease Outreach programs at InformedDNA. In 2008, Karmen joined InformedDNA and developed the first telephone-based genetic counseling program for patients with blinding conditions. She currently manages several rare disease outreach programs at InformedDNA.

Segment overview: In this segment, Karmen M Trzupek, MS, CGC, of InformedDNA. discusses the importance of Genetic Counseling Services, especially for families impacted by familial diseases.

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Rosacea: Causes and Treatment [Interview] [Transcript]
Dr_Estee_Williams_Rosacea_Causes_and_TreatmentGuest: Dr. Estee Williams
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Estee Williams, M.D., is a board-certified medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatologist, and treats adult and pediatric patients. She is assistant clinical professor in dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Williams is the past president of the Dermatology Interest Group Association; a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, American Contact Dermatitis Society, and the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York; she is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Dermatology and the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Estee Williams discusses the signs, symptoms, and latest treatments for rosacea as one of the leading dermatologists that specializes in the area of rosacea.

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Risk Factors and Tips for Educating Patients [Interview] [Transcript]
DrAllenNissenson_Chronic_Kidney_DiseaseDrJaimeRamos_Chronic_Kidney_DiseaseGuest: Dr. Jaime Ramos and Dr. Allen R. Nissenson
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Jaime Ramos is a Family Practice Specialist in Temple City, California and Medical Director with HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group.

Allen R. Nissenson, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
Prolific author, renowned authority on kidney disease, and Chief Medical Officer of DaVita Kidney Care.

Segment overview: In this segment, Jaime Ramos, MD, medical director with HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group, and Dr. Allen Nissenson, chief medical officer of DaVita Kidney Care talk about Chronic Kidney Disease, the risk factors, and tips for educating patients.

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The Role of Go Gentle Australia in Legalizing Assisted Dying [Interview] [Transcript]
Shayne_Higson_Go_Gentle_AustraliaGuests: Shayne Higson
Presenter: Wayne Bucklar
Guest Bio: Shayne Higson is a spokesperson and stakeholder liaison for Go Gentle Australia, a not-for-profit organisation established by Andrew Denton in mid 2016. She is also a current director of Dying With Dignity (NSW). Before becoming involved in the campaign for voluntary euthanasia law reform, Shayne was a photographic artist and someone who usually expressed her political opinions through her visual art. Although she has always believed in the principle of dying with dignity, it was following the death of her mother in late 2012 from an aggressive brain cancer that Shayne became passionate and vocal about the need for law reform. Just prior to joining the team at Go Gentle Australia, Shayne ran as the lead NSW Senate candidate for the Voluntary Euthanasia Party (VEP) in the 2016 Federal Election. This was her third election campaign and she was also the driving force behind the registration of the first state branch of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party in early 2014 and its State Convenor until July 2016. Shayne is dedicated to providing a voice for the thousands of families and carers who have watched loved ones suffer unnecessarily at the end of their terminal illness.

Segment overview: Shayne Higson talks about Go Gentle Australia’s role in educating patients and their families about the choice of having assisted dying. It’s a not-for-profit organization that aims to help relieve the distress and suffering experienced by Australians who have an incurable or terminable illness, and also the distress and helplessness of their families and carers. Go Gentle Australia also helps patients communicate with their families what they want at the end of their lives and their choice of having assisted dying.

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Treatment Options and Faster Diagnosis of Hereditry ATTR Amyloidosis [Interview] [Transcript]
Guest: Dr. Sami L. Khella

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Khella is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Chief of the Department of Neurology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, he trained  in neurology and then subspecialized in neuromuscular diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Sami L. Khella discusses the disease known as hATTR amyloidosis and why facilitating a faster diagnosis and path to treatment is critical for patients.

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The Use of Probiotics Alongside Antibiotics and its Effects to the Body [Interview] [Transcript]
Dr_Nigel_Plummer_ProbioticsGuests: Dr Nigel Plummer
Presenter: Patrick Reyes
Guest Bio: Dr Nigel Plummer is a world-renowned expert in the field of probiotics with over 20 years of experience. He earned his doctorate in microbial physiology from the University of Surrey, UK. Together with his team of researchers, they have published over 80 original scientific papers, including eight human RCT’s mainly on the microbiome and its manipulation with probiotics.He provides lectures globally to both health professionals and members of the public on all aspects of nutrition and its contribution to health and disease.

Segment overview: Dr Nigel Plummer, a world-renowned expert in the field of probiotics, shares his knowledge gained from his experience of over 20 years in the field. He explains the effects of using probiotics alongside antibiotics.

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How Class 1 Bipolar Disorder Affects Family and Friends [Interview] [Transcript]
Justin_Peck_BulletproofGuests: Justin Peck
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Justin is a professional, Lucas Oil Series off-road race car driver and team owner. He is also a firsthand expert in the world of mental health, as he has learned to use his Class 1 Bipolar Disorder to his advantage, sidestepped suicide, and overcome addiction.

Segment overview: In this segment (SEG 3), Justin Peck talks about the impact of Bipolar Disorder on family members and caregivers. He also shares advice to help others who battles the same mental health issue.

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Being Diagnosed with Class 1 Bipolar Disorder [Interview] [Transcript]
Justin_Peck_BulletproofGuests: Justin Peck
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Justin is a professional, Lucas Oil Series off-road race car driver and team owner. He is also a firsthand expert in the world of mental health, as he has learned to use his Class 1 Bipolar Disorder to his advantage, sidestepped suicide, and overcome addiction.

Segment overview: In this segment (SEG 2), Justin Peck discusses being diagnosed with class 1 bipolar disorder over a decade ago and how managing Bipolar Disorder has affected his life.

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