Archive for March, 2013

Enhancing Patient Safety in Hospitals


Mike and Joyce speak with Linda Riley, MEd, RN, CIC, Manager, Infection Prevention, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, and with Heather McLarney, DebMed Systems, makers of the GMS hand hygiene monitoring system, and its role in reducing hospital-acquired infections.

Coping with Time-Crunched Physicians


“A good doctor-patient relationship is essential to achieving the best possible care, but the reality is, most doctors have less and less time to spend with each patient,” says Dr. Paul Griner. “So it’s important for patients to take some responsibility for that relationship, too.” Joyce talks with Dr. Griner about how patients can prepare for their visits and make the best use of their time with their physician.

Tips for Minimizing Depression

Airs Thu, March 14, 2013 03:00PM

Anxiety, worry, and fear along with sustained, excessive stress can lead to depression, which now overshadows other problems for which patients seek help at the clinic of Dr Gregory Jantz. “Depression can be rooted in a number of problems, and those need to be addressed – simply taking a pill is not usually effective treatment. Anger, fear and guilt can all be underlying causes, even when the person isn’t aware he’s experiencing those feelings.”

Getting to the Bottom of Gastrointestinal Complaints


On this week’s show Joyce and Mike welcome Ricky Safer (CEO) and Joanne Grieme (Board Chair) from PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. PSC is a chronic liver disease where the bile ducts become impaired, eventually leading to deterioration of the liver. It is commonly associated with inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.