Wellness and Living with a Difficult or Rare Condition Archive

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.

Strengthening the Mind-Body Connection


Dr. Alison Kay talks about the Asian energy practices she feels will help Americans create vibrantly healthy, happy lives.

World Congress Patient Engagement Summit


Robin and Joyce speak with Nancy Finn to recap the experience of the conference, and to speak more in depth about patient engagement in their own healthcare.

Our Diagnostic Odyssey


Joyce and Robin speak with Patricia Weltin about her difficult road to diagnosis for her daughters, and what she has learned that can help others.

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.

The Savvy Sister teaches Resilience


Susan Gonzales, the Savvy Sister, provides useful information and simple changes you can make today to live a healthier, happier life.

Powerful Patient meets Youth Services


Joyce Graff appeared on Talk it Out with Father Don Mowery on the radio in Memphis. They have a lot in common. It’s all about empowerment.

Living with Barth Syndrome


Shelley speaks with Mike and Joyce about life with Barth Syndrome, and how families cope when life ends.

Hope and Resilience in the face of chronic illness


Cindy Coney is full of hope, inspiration and an unsinkable spirit that she loves using to help others affected by life challenging illness live better lives.

e-Patients Live Longer


Joyce speaks with Dr. Nancy Finn about how patients benefit from doing some research, getting engaged, and advocating for him or herself.