Developmental Disabilities

In this minicast, Ken Barnes talks about growing up with his developmentally disabled twin brother and the issues he and his family went through caring for him. Former Options for All CEO Ken Barns shares how to work through these issues and the available resources.

ICU

In this episode of Fight Back, Dr. Wes Ely, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, gives us an inside look at Intensive Care Units. He shares what patients and their loved one’s experience when entering an ICU, the ways that COVID has led to changes in how ICU medical teams treat their patients, and so much more.

Holiday Blues

Dr. Richard Sherman, a licensed psychologist in private practice, joins us to talk about the holiday blues.

COVID in New York

Dr. Zucker shares New York’s experience as the first hot spot for COVID-19, dealing with shutdowns, masks, vaccines, and overrun emergency rooms. Join us as we take a quick look back at the start of COVID-19 in New York

Medicare: How To Sign Up

Medicare is complicated, and many who are about to or have recently turned 65 face many choices and daunting questions.

In this episode, we talk with Medicare Expert Karen Johnson of Wellcare to learn the details about how to enroll successfully in Medicare.

Covered California

Peter Lee, Executive Director of Covered California, talks about the many facets of the Covered California program, including who qualifies, how the program works, what options consumers have if they lose their job, and how to navigate the open enrollment process.

Health Advocate

Health Advocates support and advocate on behalf of patients and their families when a third party’s expertise and knowledge can improve treatments and navigate a complicated health situation. Could a health advocate help you or your loved one? What specific kind of services do health advocates provide? Join us as Linda answers these and other questions.

Digital Records

In this Fight Back minicast, we talk with Gary Cohen, Vice President of Government Affairs at Blue Shield of California, about bringing healthcare into the digital age. We discuss what needs to happen to make electronic records work, hurdles to overcome regarding privacy concerns, and what consumers can do during the “digital transition.”

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Poizner joins us to discuss a very complicated and challenging issue: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD. While most are familiar with PTSD as it relates to Armed Forces Service members, Dr. Poizner reminds us that there are many forms of PTSD, and anyone who has suffered a traumatic event can suffer from PTSD. Our conversation today looks at the many types of PTSD, what symptoms look like, the types of treatment, and how to access treatment.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Host Steve Poizner talks with Dr. Melamed about how you can fight back against the inflammatory foods so pervasive in the American diet and improve your physical well-being with some easy-to-access, affordable anti-inflammatory food strategies. Listen in to this health-changing Minicast for more!