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29 minutes | 7 months ago
Should You Let Your Health Insurance Access Your Smartwatch
This week on the show we're asking a question about health insurance: with so many companies rolling out wellness programs, offering free Fitbits or Apple Watches, should you enroll? What kind of data do they collect? We talk to two experts to get some advice and help you answer the question for yourself. Follow Dr. Jessilyn Dunn on TwitterFind Dr. Carver OnlineDon't forget to follow the show on Twitter @finding_podcastWe're supported by our listeners; if you like our show, please consider making a $10 donation to keep us on the air and keep our programs running! You can donate either via our website or Facebook page.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
How Your Smartwatch May Screen for COVID19
Dr. Jessilyn Dunn from Duke University is working on a new study, and needs your help. Her lab is using the data from smartwatches and wearable devices in an effort to create a screening system to help detect for COVID-19. You can learn more or sign up at covidentify.covid19.duke.eduOur show is 100% listener supported, and we need your help. Consider making a $25 donation to support us at www.reneecfrink.org As a non-profit organization, your support may be tax-deductible. Tweet at us @finding_podcast or send us an email at info(at)reneecfrink(dot)org
24 minutes | a year ago
This week we wanted to take a step back and look at the outbreak of COVID-19 in the US. With a lot of information and misunderstandings wizzing around, we wanted to help answer some of the basic questions.Note: Parts of this episode were recorded on March 14th, 2020. While a lot has changed, particularly in New York, we wanted to let you know that Katy, who we interviewed in this episode is now self isolating and only training clients online. If your interested in joining her class, check out her Instagram page @katy.swannFor questions or thoughts, reach out to us on Twitter @finding_podcast You can support the show at http://www.reneecfrink.org/finding-healthLearn more about the National Patient Advocacy Foundation at http://www.npaf.orgStay safe, everyone.
14 minutes | a year ago
Are You Paying for Health Care You Don't Need?
What is medical overuse? Dr. Morgan joins us this week to talk about care we may be getting that you may not need. It's not what you think. Want to chat with us? Reach out on Twitter @finding_podcastwww.twitter.com/finding_podcast Sources: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/187987https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2294233 Want to support the show? We're funded entirely by donors like you. Make a $10 donation today at reneecfrink.org
15 minutes | a year ago
Taking Care of Mental Health During Cancer Treatment
This week we wanted to share some resources with you for a tough topic. Studies suggest that we don't talk about mental health as much as we should, especially during something as taxing as cancer treatment. So we got some tips from the CDC to help you talk about your needs. You can learn more on the CDC's website:https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivors/index.htmIf you're enjoying our show, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to keep us on the air at:http://www.reneecfrink.org/And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @finding_podcastSources: Provider Education for Mental Health Care of Cancer Survivors (P-EMHCCS) Training(https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivors/health-care-providers/mental-health-care-prov-ed.htm)CDC offers a list of free and confidential resources that can help patients and their caregivers connect with skilled, trained counselors (https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/tools-resources/individuals/index.htm)Additional information and post-treatment resources can be obtained from the Cancer Survivorship Resource Center (https://www.cancer.org/health-care-professionals/national-cancer-survivorship-resource-center.html)
1 minutes | a year ago
Merry Christmas, and Stay Healthy
This week we're off for the holidays. We'll be back in early January with some new episodes. In the meantime, go follow us on twitter! http://www.twitter.com/finding_podcast
20 minutes | a year ago
How to Get Help with A Big Medical Bill
Robin Markson's friend was hit with a $60,000 hospital bill after a law changed in her state. This episode, we go on an adventure to figure out what to do when you get a big hospital bill. Who can you call? What are your options?We talk to experts to find out. Follow Finding Health on twitter @finding_podcastYou can learn more about our organization and show at:reneecfrink.org/finding-healthIf you'd like to support Vanessa's GoFundMe we mentioned in this episode, you can do so here.If you'd like to get the templates we talked about, or reach out to the National Patient Advocacy Foundation, you can do so here. Our show is Executive Produced by Branden Stewart, with the help of Producer Mark Rees, and our Researcher is Megan Crutchfield, MPH. We're edited and mixed by Benji Block.
20 minutes | a year ago
What if No One Went to the ER?
Branden talks to several experts about visiting the ER. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel wrote a piece in the New York Times about the problem with the ER a few years ago, so we call him to ask; is there still a problem with the ER? What is the problem? We visit some alternatives to the much-dreaded trip to the ER, and find some surprises along the way. Finding Healthcare is a product of the Renee C. Frink Society. Executive Producer: Branden Stewart, Producer: Mark Rees, Producer and Head Researcher: Megan Crutchfield, MPH. Edited by Benji Block. Visit reneecfrink.org/finding-health for more information.
22 minutes | a year ago
What Even Is Health Insurance?
In this Episode, Branden gets sent to the ER, and for the first time in his adult life, has to navigate is health insurance. As he's learning, he has a lot of questions, so we call in the experts to help everyone understand their insurance better. Visit www.reneecfrink.org to support the show.Interview Guests:Dr. Ezekiel EmanuelCaitlin Donovan (NPAF)Healthcare.GOV Representatives Credits:Executive Producer-Branden StewartProducer-Mark ReesHead Researcher and Fact Checking-Megan Crutchfield, MPHEditor-Benji BockA Product of the Renee C. Frink Society, INC, a 501c3 organization.
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