PodcastDX

PodcastDX

PodcastDX is an interview based podcast series in a “peer-to-peer supportive format." Our podcast provides tips, hints, and support for common healthcare conditions. Our listeners are just like you- navigating the complex medical world. We hope to ease some tension we all face when confronted with a new diagnosis.... Show More

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February 18, 2020

Sharon Krischer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in October, 2009 after several years of experiencing odd symptoms.  Ever since she has read everything she could find on Parkinson’s with the goal of finding a way to move on – literally – and not be defeated by the disease. 

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February 11, 2020

Most kinds of Juvenile Arthritis are autoimmune or autoinflammatory diseases. That means the immune system, which is supposed to fight against foreign invaders like viruses and germs, gets confused and releases inflammatory chemicals that attack healthy cells and tissue. In most JA cases, this causes joint inflammation, swelling, pain and tenderness, but some types of JA have few or no joint symptoms or only affect the skin and ... Read more

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 Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (FDIA), also known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) is a very serious form of child abuse. The perpetrator, usually the mother, invents symptoms or causes real ones in order to make her child appear sick. Our guest today is Craig Lewis, not only survived the ordeal but he has also written a book on his experiences and is a Peer Counselor to help others.  

 

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Radon is a radioactive gas that forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, which are radioactive metals break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. Because radon comes naturally from the earth, people are always exposed to it.

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Our guest today is Amee Quiriconi the Blogger and Podcaster for "One Broken Mom" she spoke with us recently about Rheumatoid Arthritis and now shares with us how childhood trauma can develop into lifelong illnesses like Autoimmune, Cardiac problems and even Cancers!  An extremely interesting  topic that opens the doors between sociology, psychology and physical medicine.

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Post Traumatic Stress can be painful for the family as well as the person experiencing this disorder.  Dr. Seth Kastle of WaKeeney,  is a retired U.S. Army first sergeant and the author of the children’s books, Why Is Dad So Mad,  and Why Is Mom So Mad, both which address how military families can cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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January 6, 2020

Do to overwhelming positive feedback and requests we are running this episode for TWO WEEKS! Featuring Bill Hennessey who had a cardiac event after boarding a Chicago Metra train and the two bystanders that weren't about to let these be his LAST train ride! 

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December 24, 2019

Marc Coronel has dedicated his life to inspiring, motivating, and empowering others.  At the same time, Marc has been battling kidney disease and talks with us today about dialysis.  Kidney dialysis is temporary fix while a person waits for transplant. 

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December 17, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. Our guest today is Amee Quiriconi the Blogger and Podcaster for "One Broken Mom"

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In this episode we discuss Mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) with Tara Notrica from New York.  MCAD is an immunological condition in which mast cells inappropriately and excessively release chemical mediators, resulting in a range of chronic symptoms, sometimes including anaphylaxis or near-anaphylaxis attacks.

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December 3, 2019

Cerebellar slumping (aka cerebellar ptosis) occurs as a result of too much bone being removed around the foramen magnum that there is no longer enough bone to support the weight of the cerebellum. Today we speak again with Heidi concerning her Brain Slump diagnosis.   

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Although we normally discuss a different diagnosis each week, we wanted to introduce some forms of Therapeutic Recreation from time to time since Ron & Lita both received their advanced degrees in TR Administration from Aurora University.

A study into the therapeutic benefits of scuba diving by students from the  Read more

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A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby's estimated due date. In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature babies, especially those born very early, often have complicated medical problems.  Sheila talks about some of the medical challenges her premie twins have faced during their first 7 yrs..  Sheila is sti... Read more

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Today we're talking with Travis Mills, a retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and recalibrated warrior!  On April 10, 2012, Mills was critically injured by an improvised explosive device (IED), while on his third tour in Afghanistan.  Travis is one of only fi... Read more

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November 5, 2019 53 min

We are speaking today with Christalle Bodiford.  Christalle is an artist, advocate, writer, and an adventurer who lives with Epilepsy. 


Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a disease characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic s... Read more

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October 29, 2019 18 min

In this episode we will discuss Myasthenia Gravis, an Autoimmune Disease affecting the neuromuscular system of the body with Tasha White, Director of a new Non-profit organization called My Walk with MG located in St. Louis, MO.   The hallmark of Myasthenia Gravis is muscle weakness that worsens after periods of activity and improves after periods of rest.  Certain muscles such as those that control eye and eyelid movement, faci... Read more

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October 22, 2019 48 min

People with bipolar disorders have extreme and intense emotional states that occur at distinct times, called mood episodes. These mood episodes are categorized as manic, hypomanic or depressive. People with bipolar disorders generally have periods of normal mood as well. Bipolar disorders can be treated, and people with these illnesses can lead full and productive lives. 

Kitt joins us today to discuss her advocacy in thi... Read more

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October 15, 2019 34 min

In this episode we will discuss pre and post natal pelvic floor therapy with Erin Glace.  

Erin Glace PT, MSPT, PRPC is a pelvic health specialist with over 20 years of experience treating women with pelvic floor problems.  Pelvic floor damage can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth or post-partum, and may be expressed by symptoms such as urinary incontinence, fecal and gas incontinence, sexual dysfunction, pelvic o... Read more

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October 8, 2019 28 min

Migraine can present in a variety of ways. Hemiplegic migraine is a rare form of migraine where people experience weakness on one side of their body (hemiplegia) in addition to the migraine headache attack. The weakness is a form of migraine aura and occurs with other forms of typical migraine aura like changes in vision, speech or sensation. Our guest on today's show is Read more

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October 1, 2019 31 min

In this episode we will discuss Myasthenia Gravis, an Autoimmune Disease affecting the neuromuscular system of the body with Meridith O'Connor.

Writer, speaker, and community leader, Meridith is a health and wellness advocate.  

 

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