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Welcome to Nurse Talk where laughter is the best medicine.
I’m Casey Hobbs.
And I’m Shayne Mason
And we are two of the thousands of nurses on duty today.
Good old Mad TV—just love that. CHUAAAAAA you know whutt????? Uh uh!
Most of our listeners know…we love our Donna Smith. Since the start of Nurse Talk Donna has been and is—a remarkable contributor and a tireless advocate for single payer healthcare. She is a legislative organizer for National Nurses United and no one knows healthcare/political issues like Donna. And at the heart of the matter—she doesn’t really believe healthcare—and access to it—should be a political issue. Donna says, “It’s a matter of heart and humanity. It just is.” Having just been diagnosed with cancer (for the second time) Donna now faces what so many sick AND INSURED do—her insurance company is denying medications and treatment. Donna talks about this and more …coming up. Check out some of her blog posts at MichaelMoore.com.
AND…listener Sharon B. gets some answers from Stanford nephrologist, Dr. Anjali Saxsena. Dr. Saxsena talks about Kidney disease—the symptoms, the treatments—and the National Kidney Foundation. Learn more at the National Kidney Foundation.
Hives in Phoenix…A listener is having a rough time—but keeps her sense of humor about it all. Gets nothing useful from the nurses—but—she probably knew she wouldn’t anyway!
Healthcare Trivia strikes again. This weeks question: What is the strongest muscle in your body? That’s right—that’s what we said. Here’s a hint—we all use it practically all through the day. You could win a $25 gift certificate to Starbucks if you are the first to respond with the right answer. Call 1-800-977-1863 or email@example.com.
Trivia was brought to you in partnership with iTriage. iTriage was founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians to empower people to make better healthcare decisions, and improve healthcare delivery. The company’s mobile healthcare platform offers a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers patients to make better healthcare decisions.
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Remember, laughter is the best medicine.
___________________________________Pattie Lockard is Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Nurse Talk. She's in charge of stuff around here. You can contact Pattie at 1-415-515-8318 or by email.
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Pattie Lockard is the Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Nurse Talk. Pattie has been involved in theatre, music and creative producing since she was 4. That’s a stretch, but the dream was there at a very early age. Pattie is currently owner/producer of Harmax Productions located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Harmax produces Nurse Talk™, and a variety of other projects including live theatre, music and television.
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"I'm very proud the University Of San Francisco has partnered with Nurse Talk radio. As an alumni and current faculty, I have experienced first-hand the commitment to care, the individual attention, and the service to the community a degree from USF offers. I have attended and partnered with a number of world-class institutions in my career and I can say without doubt, that USF will not only cater to your particular needs, but will ensure you have the critical thinking skills, the interpersonal skills, and the evidenced-base knowledge set to succeed in a quickly changing healthcare landscape".
--Shayne Mason, RN,NP, Co-Host of Nurse Talk
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