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PodcastDX is an interview based podcast series in a “peer-to-peer supportive format." We have found that many people are looking for a platform, a way to share their voice and the story that their health journey has created. Each one is unique since even with the same diagnosis, symptoms and the way each person will react to a diagnosis, is different. Sharing what they have experienced and overcome is a powerful way our guests can teach others with similar ailments. Many of our guests are en ...
 
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Two Co-Hosts discuss injectable neurotoxins as a medical treatment, especially for migraines. Neurotoxins are injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. It enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents activation of pain networks in the brain. I…
 
Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career, and even feel happier and healthier. With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even gre…
 
Hyperacusis is defined as a collapsed tolerance to normal environmental sounds. Ears also lose most of their dynamic range. Dynamic range is the ability of the ear to deal with quick shifts in sound loudness. Suddenly everyday noises sound unbearably or painfully loud. The disorder is often chronic and usually accompanied by tinnitus (ringing in th…
 
Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease. It can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal. In the United States, rabies is mostly found in wild animals like bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes. However, in many other countries dogs still carry rabies, and most rabies deaths in people around the world are caus…
 
Moira Cleary (more-a), a mom of two beautiful, smart, funny teenagers who both live with often debilitating chronic conditions, is a Certified and Accredited Professional Coach as well as a Mindfulness Practitioner, she is sharing her knowledge and experience with Moms struggling, as they parent children with challenging, complex or even extra-ordi…
 
This week we are discussing endometriosis. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may …
 
Have you ever felt overwhelmed at trying to balance family and life? Dr. Tameka Blake is here with us to discuss the importance of achieving a balance and gives us an idea of how a physician might attain balance between running a business and being a doctor. Dr. Blake is originally from Brooklyn, NY. In 2001, she attended Cornell University graduat…
 
Chronicling, or journaling is an important part of the health care field! For patients or the professional medical team looking after patients, a great deal can be gained by simply writing down your experiences, symptoms, thoughts or ideas! We don't often get a viewpoint form the medical team members and were very happy to include "The Women in Whi…
 
This week we are talking with Doctor Kat Ogle on discrimination in healthcare. From medical students to doctors and naturally the patients in between, how common is racism in the medical community and what can be done to end it? Dr. Ogle doesn't hold back on this important topic! Dr. Kat Ogle| Washington DC Emergency Medicine Physician Author ​ Dr.…
 
An upper endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. A specialist in diseases of the digestive system (gastroenterologist) uses an endoscopy to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (d…
 
I am Lwimba Kasongo and I have been living with sickle cell for over 30 years! I call myself a warrior because i have come this far despite the challenges that come with living with Sickle cell . The pain, the stigma, the in an out of hospital , the medicines all make it a hard journey. Living with Sickle cell is a daily battle field but to come th…
 
Oluyemi ‘Yemi’ Moses was born in Durham, NC, USA to parents who immigrated from Nigeria. She was the middle child in a family with seven children; four of those children were born with sickle cell disease, and Yemi was one of them. Throughout her life she has stood firm on the belief that sickle cell would not diminish her life, and her life experi…
 
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic vascular disease, with a range of acute and chronic complications driven by ongoing vaso-occlusion. The diverse clinical manifestations of SCD can affect organs throughout the body. The self-perpetuating cycle of vaso-occlusion and vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) may account for the majority of the burden of SCD.…
 
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. People with narcolepsy often find it difficult to stay awake for long periods of time, regardless of the circumstances. Narcolepsy can cause serious disruptions in your daily routine. Our guest today is Lindsey who will discuss her l…
 
Spiro Koulouris is a leading gout diet expert, author, and blogger at goutandyou.com. He’s dedicated his life to inspiring people to obtain a healthy lifestyle and living a gout-free life. Called the “rich man’s disease”, gout is considered one of the most painful of the rheumatic conditions and is a rapidly growing problem that afflicts an alarmin…
 
Our guest this week is Jennifer Kraft. Jenny suffered a spinal cord injury in a bicycling accident which left her paralyzed. Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in loss of nervous tissue and consequently loss of motor and sensory function. There is no treatment available that restores the injury-induced loss of function to a degree that an independent…
 
Our guest for this week is Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, author, and founder of www.lightyoursparkle.life. She specializes in integrative treatment models for chronic illness. Inspired by her own struggles with autoimmune illnesses and trauma, she educates about empowerment and how to build individualized healing pl…
 
Our guest today is Brian Tally. Brian developed idiopathic osteomyelitis in his spine in 2012. The infection was missed by the healthcare providers and he ended up with severe damage to not only his spine but his organs as well as the disease ate away at him from the inside. Brian is a former Sgt in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed …
 
A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby's estimated due date. In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature babies, especially those born very early, often have complicated medical problems. Sheila talks about some of the medical challenges …
 
Today we're talking with Travis Mills, a retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and recalibrated warrior! On April 10, 2012, Mills was critically injured by an improvised explosive device (IED), while on his third tour in Afghanistan. Travis is one of only five surviving quadruple amputees from the US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. His…
 
We are speaking today with Christalle Bodiford. Christalle is an artist, advocate, writer, and an adventurer who lives with Epilepsy. Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a disease character…
 
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