Situation Positive Podcast

Situation Positive Podcast

Interviews with individuals who are living with their best positive life despite the challenges of having a chronic illness.

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April 26, 2022 1 min
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When you think about it, we talk about everything else. We talk about our families, our jobs, our vacations. But when it comes to chronic illness, we clam up. Why is that? Over 157 million people in the US have 1 or more chronic illnesses and yet we don’t talk about them. Maybe it’s because we are afraid of being judged? Maybe we think people won’t want to be around us if they know we have a chronic...

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Dennis Hurley is an actor, advocate, and albino. He has been living with albinism since birth and has spoken about his experiences in the media. Dennis will be participating at the upcoming N.O.A.H. conference July in Orlando, Florida. In this Situation Positive podcast interview, Dennis talks about about his life with albinism and how it’s affected his ability to find work in the entertainment indu...

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Urination is an important function of the body, but as men age it can become more difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Urination may be painful, difficult, or impossible for men due to various causes such as an enlarged prostate due to Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Men tend to suffer in silence with urination problems.

A man may be unable to urinate due to an enlarged prostate, a spinal...

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Hey everybody. It’s Matt Cavallo from Situation Positive. I want to talk to you today about putting together the pieces of your chronic illness, where it might’ve come from. How did it get diagnosed? Why was it you who ended up with the condition that you had? I was diagnosed with MS in 2005. And that’s been a question I’ve been trying to answer for myself for a long time.

The short answer is that y...

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https://youtu.be/6APzLI9wskc Introduction: The high cost of prescription drugs

Prescription drug prices have been increasing at alarming rates in recent years, leaving many people struggling to afford the medications they need. The high cost of prescription drugs can have a devastating impact on patients’ health and finances, leading some people to forgo treatment or to ration their medication. In addition, the cost of prescrip...

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March 3, 2022 2 min
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Hey everybody, it’s Matt from Situation Positive and I’m not a t-shirt model, but I’ve been getting a lot of comments lately about the t-shirts I wear in my videos. And at Situation Positive, we developed a line of t-shirts. So that way, you know, you could share positive messages with those around you. If anybody has been following my weight loss videos, you’ve seen me in this t-shirt it says posit...

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Hey everybody. It is Matt Cavallo and I’m checking in with you on my weight loss journey. Now last week ended our medical weight loss journey. That was the first month of the program. Where we were eating certain foods and we were also having medication to help aid us to get the weight loss started. Just to recap, in week one, I started at 243 pounds by BMI and body fat percentage standards. I was o...

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I remember it like it was yesterday. It was May 2005. My wife just woke me up because she was going to work. She was a school counselor and she would leave a lot earlier than I did. So she would wake me up before she left to say goodbye. I had to get up. I was a real estate developer working in Boston at the time, and I had to get up and get ready and start my day.

Plus I really had to use the bathr...

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February 28, 2022 2 min
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Hey everybody. It’s Matt from Situation Positive, and I want to wish you all a Happy Rare Diseases Day! Did you know that across the world, there are more than 300 million people living with a rare disease? And unlike MS, which I have and is the most common neurological disorder, a lot of people living with rare diseases don’t have the same kind of opportunities that diseases like MS have that have ...

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February 27, 2022 4 min
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Hey everybody, it’s Matt from Situation Positive. If you’re living with a chronic illness, like I am, you know, that stress is the enemy. So what are some of the ways you could combat stress? One of the ways, and the way that I want to focus on in this video is to anticipate a stressful event so that way you can plan to minimize the stress.

So what do, I mean? Let’s say you’re going on a vacation. P...

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February 26, 2022 45 sec
https://youtu.be/1LD-LcQHeOA Hey, it's Matt from Situation Positive out here on a jungle hike. And we're on a lot of stairs. Stairs are increasingly tough. Make sure you use the rails. Make sure you look where you're stepping and if you're like me, let your family go ahead of you. You'll get there soon enough. Remember, get out there. Stay active. Keep moving and stay positive. And if you slip, pick yo...
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February 25, 2022 13 min
https://youtu.be/ZCKvdh4b4dA Fitness expert, champion bodybuilder, and MS advocate, David Lyons, teaches Matt and Tara the importance of community when starting (and sticking to) a fitness routine when you have a chronic illness. David talks about mindset, goal setting, and the importance of joining the right program. David shares tips from his Optimal Body Personal Fitness program. You can find David on Facebook where he share...
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https://youtu.be/DP8ZOKAgY_M Hey everybody, it's Matt from Situation Positive. Do you believe that people are put in your path for a reason? I know that I do. I want to share with you a story about a chance encounter I had at a salon a couple of weeks ago with a mother, who had lost all hope in finding a rare disease specialist for her daughter. Now I've been going to the same stylist for about the last 12 years or ...
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February 23, 2022 11 min
https://youtu.be/dxItcN1XdEM Hey everybody. It is Matt Cavallo checking in with you at the end of week four of my weight loss journey. Just to recap, in week one, I started at 243 pounds by BMI and body fat percentage standards. I was obese. I had a problem area, which was belly fat. Belly fat’s a dangerous fat because it can cause all kinds of serious health problems like heart disease. Week two, I started to show some progres...
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February 21, 2022 7 min
https://youtu.be/geC5FHhs8Fk Hey everybody. It is Matt from Situation Positive. And I want to talk to you about something that we all worry about, and that's a surprise bill from a medical encounter. Now, why might you receive a surprise bill? Let's say you go to a big physician practice. And your doctor is in-network, but they're unable to see you today. So you get seen by a provider that you've never met be...
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https://youtu.be/OVhPYf47oP4 Fitness expert, champion bodybuilder, and MS advocate, David Lyons, teaches Matt and Tara the importance of community when starting (and sticking to) a fitness routine when you have a chronic illness. David talks about mindset, goal setting, and the importance of joining the right program. David shares tips from his Optimal Body Personal Fitness program. You can find David on Facebook where he share...
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https://youtu.be/mKpydK7EJoQ Hey everybody. It's Matt from Situation Positive here, watching the tide roll in and out, kind of like Otis Redding did. Listening to the sound of the waves crashing, feeling the spray at my back. These simple moments in life helps us know that we're alive. So, if you're feeling limited. If you feel like you've lost all control, go out to the ocean. Go be in nature because then yo...
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February 16, 2022 11 min
https://youtu.be/pu2AtrONHSQ Hey everybody. It is Matt Cavallo checking in with you at the end of week three of my weight loss journey. Just to recap, in week one, I started at 243 pounds by BMI and body fat percentage standards. I was obese. I had a problem area, which was belly fat. Belly fat's a dangerous fat because it can cause all kinds of serious health problems like heart disease. Week two, I started to show some pr...
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February 16, 2022 37 min
Why it took 12 years for Savannah to get a diagnosis https://youtu.be/YEPQd_SpcRg Savannah Hunt knew at a young age that there was something wrong with her health. The problem was that the doctors could not pinpoint an accurate diagnosis. For 12 years, she was in and out of doctors' offices, labs, imaging studies, and hospitals without ever receiving a diagnosis. She began to think her ailments were normal. That is unti...
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February 14, 2022 51 sec
https://youtu.be/LVO5QV1auxE Hey everybody. It's Matt from Situation Positive. Earlier this week, I was telling people that I had an inconvenient vacation coming up. I had so many things going on at home. I had so many projects I had to do. And it just wasn't the right time for me to go on vacation. But now that we've landed and now that I've got to soak in some sun, I realized that the vacation was the perfect ...
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