Archive for October, 2012

Skin Care for people living with Cancer

Mike and Joyce talk with Dr. Mario Lacouture, a board-certified dermatologist focused on the recognition and management of side effects affecting the skin, hair, and nails of cancer patients and survivors. These effects can occur as a consequence of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or therapeutic transplants. His book for patients and caregivers is “The Skin Care Guide for People Living with Cancer.”

Healing Psychosis and Depression

Dr. Paris Williams, champion hang glider pilot, talks with Joyce and Mike about his own mental crisis, and what he learned by analyzing his experienced and those of others who have come through this period to a new and healthier way of being organized. He proposes a new way of treating mental illness, and periods of mental distress.

Eat, Drink, and be Married

Joyce talks with her book, Eat Drink and be Married, which examines the relationships among the friends gathered for the wedding. Supported by a variety of eclectic characters determined to wreck havoc on their carefully organized lives, each woman is forced to come to terms with her past before she walks down the aisle. Zoë must learn how to reveal a vulnerability beneath her bravado before she can finally open her heart.

Make a Difference in Your Health Care — Speak Up!

Dr. Leana Wen, co-author of “When Doctors Don’t Listen,” talks with Joyce and Mike about the importance of making sure you and your doctor understand each other. Speak up the moment you have a question, the moment you don’t understand something the doctor said. Don’t let more time—and more opportunity for misunderstanding—pass by. The work that you do will revolutionize your interactions with your doctor, and potentially change how your doctor interacts with future patients as well.