Health Stories Nicole Defenbaugh

In this podcast we invite you to listen in on the real-life stories of clinicians and patients. In these interviews, our guests reflect on their experiences and share with all of us their insights and suggestions for how to navigate our complex U.S. healthcare system We would love to hear your feedback!  Please drop us a line at nicoledefenbaugh.com/blog or on our facebook page @healthstoriespodcast Music composed by Ike Minton
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Cannabis, Hemp and Healing

    In this podcast, Matt Neifert, owner of Agape Blends, shares the medicinal benefits of hemp CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD), found in hemp, is a chemical compound that effects our body’s cannabinoid receptors “…found in the parts of the brain that handle cognition, memory, psychomotor skills, feelings of rewards, and pain perception…CBD ...

    2019-03-23

  2. The Host Speaks

    In this week’s podcast, Health Stories’ host Nicole Defenbaugh shares her personal journey with ulcerative colitis (UC) and provides listeners with the reason for starting the podcast. Jerry Petrole, the IT wizard behind the podcast, takes his turn as the host for this unedited interview. ...

    2019-03-15

  3. Surgical Wisdom from C-Sections to Brain Surgery

    After 13 surgeries, all for different conditions (e.g., brain surgery, C-sections, appendectomy, car accident), Emily has learned a thing or two about pre- and post-surgery preparation, asking questions, types of anesthesia, and caregiver support. With her 3rd upcoming C-section, Emily shares the steps and un/expected moments she experienced and reminds ...

    2019-03-09

  4. Navigating the Liminal Healthcare Landscape

    Having had multiple roles in healthcare (i.e., employee, patient representative, researcher, teaching associate, standardized patient) and as a current Stage IV cancer survivor, Ariane provides listeners with a myriad of experiences about how she has learned to navigate the liminal spaces in the U.S. healthcare system. With a hopeful attitude, ...

    2019-03-02

  5. Living Well with Diabetes

    Ten years after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Melanie faced another diagnosis, Type 2 diabetes, and recounts the symptoms: thirst, frequent urination, dry skin, forgetfulness, occasional blurred vision and slow-healing wounds. As she states, “…those things are such a normal part of aging, we don’t think to connect those to ...

    2019-02-23