Teamwork with doctors 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

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

Affordable medical technologies for the world


A unique event will take place in Boston February 27-28, 2016 … a Cancer Hack-a-thon, sponsored by the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies.

Patient Information – new info for VHL


Discussion of how the VHL Handbook helps both patients and doctors, and the power of sharing information — among patients and physicians worldwide.

Who is Listening to the Patient Voice?


Lesley Bennett, state coordinator for NORD in Connecticut, speaks about the role of the consumer in medical organizations.

Welcome Robin Martinez

Robin MartinezMike Lawing has retired from Powerful Patient. We wish him well in his new endeavors. Mike and Joyce welcome Robin Martinez as the new co-host of Powerful Patient. Robin and Joyce talk about some of their new ideas and directions for the show and the advocacy efforts of Powerful Patient Inc.

Empowered Patient Coalition


Joyce speaks with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.