Managing the System Archive

The Cost of Falling among Older Adults


Dr. Gwen Bergen speaks with us about the cost to the health care system of falls among older adults in the United States and how to prevent falling.

Developments in Renal Medullary Carcinoma

Cora Connor shares her brother’s story of renal medullary carcinoma and its association with Sickle Cell trait. It is not necessary to have Sickle Cell disease to have RMC.

Updating the Advocacy Activities of Robin and Mike


Robin and Mike have a discussion about their current activities in healthcare advocacy, and how advocacy can be beneficial to persons dealing with personal challenges in medical conditions

Patient-Centered Primary Care – Revising Payment Models to Improve Care


Arlene Ash discusses suggested strategies for revising how doctors are paid to improve primary care.

Financial Toxicity in Cancer Treatment


Is the cost of care damaging the mental and physical health of the patient? Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld talks about financial toxicity as a factor in cancer care.

Involuntary Discharge from Dialysis


Patients who are disruptive or non-compliant risk being discharged from dialysis, which puts them at high risk of dying.

Relay for Life … time to cure cancer

Just as many technologies had to grow to the point that SmartPhones are possible, so in medicine we are now at the point that a cure for cancer is possible.

Patients and doctors unite to cure Kidney Cancer

Dena Battle discusses how she worked to found the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance KCCure.org

Welcoming Karen Gibson

Joyce and Robin speak with Karen G. of Florida. Karen shares her story of living with kidney cancer and working with others in her community to inspire them with hope.

What Can We Do About Drug Prices?


Joyce and Robin speak with Abbey Meyers, founder of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), about her new book Orphan Drugs: A Global Crusade.