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Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

Current Episode: Personal Trainer—Is It Right For You?

In this episode of Fight Back, we discuss the latest innovations in treating all types of cardiovascular disease.

We welcome our special guest Dr. Laith Alshawabkeh. Dr. Laith is a board-certified cardiologist specializing in caring for adults with congenital heart disease, an abnormality in the heart present at birth. He leads the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at UC San Diego.  An assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Laith is the lead investigator on multiple studies that impact the care of adults with congenital heart disease. The top medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Journal of the American Heart Association, have featured his work.

Dr. Laith covers in-depth a variety of topics surrounding cardiovascular disease, including the advancements in the treatment of heart disease—valve replacements, stents, pacemakers, heart transplants—the long-term effects of COVID, how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, and more.

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Episodes

Personal Trainer—Is It Right For You?

In this episode of Fight Back, we talk with certified physical trainer Nicholas Andrus about how to find a physical trainer best suited for your desired outcomes, the importance of a collaborative trainer-client relationship, the positive mental and physical health benefits of a training program, and more.

Holiday Blues

Feeling a bit “blue” or downcast during the holidays is common. But this year, many will have to face the added stress and anxiety of dealing with the effects of COVID on family gatherings. Dr. Sherman, former President of the CA Psychological Association, explains the holiday blues and offers tips regarding coping with COVID challenges, how to stay mentally healthy through it all, and much more.

Student Athletics

Adriana Contreras joins us to discuss the health and safety of student-athletes in high school and collegiate sports. Our topics include how parents should communicate with their children’s coaches and doctors to create a healthy sporting experience, the mental health challenges brought on by high-pressure athletics—including the lessons learned from Simone Biles’ Olympic experiences—and much more.

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