Early Pregnancy Loss

December 15, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Morey Hawkins begins the podcast with the unforgettable words told to her by the emergency room doctor, “You’re having a miscarriage…go home and take care of yourself”. Jennifer shares her heartbreaking story of having an ectopic pregnancy (1:50 pregnancies are ectopic) and the stories of other women she interviewed in her research. For listeners, Jennifer suggests developing a relationship with your OB-GYN, asking questions about unexplained symptoms suc...
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A New Relationship, A New Day

December 08, 2018
“I realized for years and years she had hid this from me….I had no idea.” Barbara Lewis,Managing Editor of DocCom, shares the heartwarming story of her mother’s journey withdementia and how to address ambiguous loss. “Think of it as a new relationship….a new day, a new conversation”, says Barbara, providing recommendations for how children and loved ones might reframe their relationship. Throughout the podcast Barbara provides numer...
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A Difficult Time of Year

December 01, 2018
The holidays are a time for family gatherings and celebration, but it is also a time when addiction is on the rise from additional pressure and stress. According to DrugAbuse.com, December is the deadliest months for alcohol-induced deaths and it can be a difficult time for recovering addicts as well. In this podcast, Dr. Maggie, a primary care physician, shares the story of a patient recovering from addiction who unexpectedly dies from an overdose. She offers suggestions to listeners facing...
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Holistically Healthy with Crohn’s

November 24, 2018
As a nine-year-old with perfect school attendance, Jennifer learned the many challenges having an incurable autoimmune disease, Crohn’s disease, and living in a rural area. After years of being angry at her body, Jennifer shares how she learned to feel grounded, advocate for herself, develop relationships and have a holistic and positive way to engage the world. For the listener who struggles with a chronic illness and searches for acceptance, Jennifer advises, “…inquire in...
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Confronting Weight Bias in Healthcare

November 17, 2018
“You need to lose weight. You need to lose weight. You need to lose weight”. For Dr. Jennifer (Jenn) C. Dunn, her weight has been the primary focus of her clinical appointments, so much so that when she went to see a physician for a cold, she was told to lose weight. In this podcast, Jenn reminds us of weight bias and its impact on individuals who are diagnosed with obesity. “The way that people treat me has a bigger impact on me than I feel that my actual weight does.&rdquo...
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