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Stuffed Dog. ROBOTS. Jolly Green Giant. Just do it.

The first FDA approved robot doctor, a machine created by iRobot, the same company that made your Roomba vacuum cleaner. Image courtesy Businesswire.

Ahhhh, technology! It’s a very good thing, but when are we going too far? Should ROBOTS replace doctors and nurses? Can they diagnose and treat patients? Well it’s already happening in some hospitals. Get the good, the bad, and the ugly on this emerging trend when Casey and Shayne visit with National Nurses United RN Deborah Burger.

Our bodies and our hungers carry messages; carry wisdom. Turning these into our enemies in order to lose weight, or try to change other habits, is almost never sustainable. Author and psychologist David Bedrick returns to the show and will show us how to listen to our bodies, befriend our hungers, and develop more loving strategies to effect change.

David Bedrick

David is the author of the best-selling book, Talking Back To Dr. Phil, Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology. David facilitates an on-air process with Casey about “losing weight”. Check it out on our website or visit

AND, this week’s top 10 craziest things patients have insisted on keeping in their hospital rooms. A hint: A cherished, stuffed, real dog; the family pet for 20 years who recently passed on.

onetime cherished family pet
Apparently the patient referred to in this week’s top 10 is not alone.

Here’s a thought for all of you nurses out there who have been thinking about getting your Master of Science in Nursing degree. Our educational partner, University of San Francisco has one of the best Online MSN programs available. Don’t delay – check it out and see how easy it is to get started.


And listen to an all new “Fit Happens with Joanie Greggains and check out our resident Medical Tips experts Corine Mogenis and Patti Raya on our blog.

And, as always, listen and laugh every week on Saturday at 11 am in the San Francisco Bay area on KNEW 960AM or live stream at Check out our favorite apps featuring Nurse Talk for custom radio on your listening devices: Progressive VoicesTuneIn and iHeartRadio. You can also download and listen to any show anytime here at or on iTunes. Like us on Facebook, and you can listen there too.

And remember, laughter is the best medicine.

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