The Nurses and Hypochondriacs Podcast
The Corona Virus: Should We Be Afraid?

The Corona Virus: Should We Be Afraid?

January 31, 2020

Are we on the verge of another global pandemic? The crown of all viruses, the Corona Virus is making it's debut! And literally turning everyone in the world into a hypochondriac! It's shut down China, a nation of 35 million with over 900 cases confirmed. There are several new cases being confirmed on a daily bases , but should we be afraid? And what do we need to do to stay healthy?

On this episode Jason Tetro "The Germ Guy" returns to educate us on the facts about the Corona virus. Jason Tetro is the Host of the Super Awesome Science Show Podcast, which is this year’s Canadian Podcast Awards Best Science and Medicine Podcast in Canada. He’s been researching microbes and our relationship with them for three decades and is a regular in news media. He has published two bestselling books, The Germ Code and The Germ Files.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/super-awesome-science-show-sass/id1441016618

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Valley Fever, The Mysterious Illness Is Trending Again!

Valley Fever, The Mysterious Illness Is Trending Again!

January 22, 2020

Back in 2017 we recorded "Fever, Valley Fever... The Mysterious Illness" where we discussed the 14,000 cases of Valley Fever "Coccidiomycosis!" It was trending in the media and an epidemic in Bakersfield, California, as well as infecting migrant farm workers and children.The fungus can live on a speck of dust and gets ingested in your lungs! Today, in 2020, Valley Fever is trending again with new cases being diagnosed in California's central valley, and Los Angeles.

Valley Fever Advocate,Community Activist Wife, Mother, and lover of life Julie Solis joins us once again to share with us the latest on Valley Fever. We'll discuss new research being done at UCSF, bills being passed in the political sector and what else Julie has been up to! Follow Julie Solis IG @valley_fever

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Competitive Eating…A Gastroenterologists’ Nightmare!

Competitive Eating…A Gastroenterologists’ Nightmare!

January 20, 2020

Competitive Eating… Yes, it’s actually a sport! You may have even caught a glimpse of real human beings devouring countless hot dogs on ESPN at the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest on Coney Island and thought “Those guys are nuts!”
People in these competitions compete against each other, eating large quantities of food, ingesting over 20,000 calories! There’s also a national organization that sponsors these ‘athletes!’ It’s a Gastroenterologists' nightmare!

Alex ‘Moose’ Perez is a competitive eater ranked 50th in the world. On this episode “Moose” talks about his journey into competitive eating that started in childhood when he ate everything in the house! He tells us how he trains for his events and explains his techniques and ‘strategy’ and how like a ‘scientist’ he figured out the most efficient and quickest way to debone a chicken wing! He’ll also share his tale of how he got so sick after eating several slices of ghost pepper pizza, he ended up coughing up blood! We also talk about the effects that competitive eating has on the body, specifically the brain and the gut.

Alex ‘Moose’ Perez was born in Chicago and later moved to Texas. He joined the Marine Corps after high school. Inspiration hit him hard as he saw Joey Chestnut vs. Kobiyashi (Competitive Eating World Champions) in 2006 compete against each other. His destiny took a turn after meeting Adam from the show ‘Man vs. Food,’ which launched him into signing up for his first food competition. 2 years into his career as an amateur eater, he branded himself as ‘Moose’ which was a name given to him at birth by the Nurses who take care of him as a baby in Chicago. After eating 112 Hooter chicken Wings, he was invited to join Major League Eating, a professional organization that sponsors eating contests. You can follow ‘Moose’ on Instagram and Twitter @Alesmooseperez....

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Healthcare Start Ups, A Collaboration With Trusted Health

Healthcare Start Ups, A Collaboration With Trusted Health

December 17, 2019

Ever wonder how an idea for a healthcare start up becomes a reality? In this episode we talk to Trusted Health's Co-Founder Matt Pierce. There’s a nursing shortage in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently forecast the need for an additional 203,700 registered nurses each year through 2026 to fill newly created positions and replace retirees. Matt Pierce and Lennie Sliwinski teamed up with nurses, software engineers, and marketers hailing from Google, LinkedIn, IBM, and other heavy-hitting tech companies to found Trusted Health, a hiring platform that matches nurse candidates with vetted temporary, travel, and staff positions. It has ramped up quickly in the two years since its formal launch; 1,000 new nurses join the company’s platform weekly, and in the first quarter alone users viewed 246,000 nursing positions.Trusted Health has secured $20 million in series A funding led by Craft Ventures, with participation from Felicis Ventures and Founder Collective.

This episode is sponsored by Trusted Health and we are joined by Co-Host Sarah Gray, who is the Founding Clinician at San Francisco healthcare startup, Trusted Health. She graduated from Penn Nursing in 2013 and began her nursing career at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Prior to moving away from the bedside four years later, she was a Clinical Nurse III, Evidence Based Practice Fellow, and served on hospital-wide committee boards. At Trusted, she works alongside clinicians and entrepreneurs and leverages her clinical insight and passion for innovation to change how nurses manage their careers and solve for inefficiencies within healthcare staffing.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsor And Co-Collaborator Trusted Health Checkout Trusted Health's Free 2019 Travel Nurse Compensation Report https://www.trustedhealth.com/travel-nurse-compensation-report-2019

For more information on Trusted Health and how you can join their team click on http://www.trustedhealth.com/hypo

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Will A.I. & Robots Take Over Nursing? A Collaboration With Trusted Health

Will A.I. & Robots Take Over Nursing? A Collaboration With Trusted Health

December 13, 2019

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and technology are taking over healthcare at warp speeds. Will Nurses be hearing the phrases “You’re terminated get the choppa?” Will Robots be replacing them at the bedside anytime soon?

In this episode, we’ll be discussing healthcare technology, AI, and Nursing Innovation with Dr. Bonnie Clipper. Dr. Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHEThe first Vice President of Innovation at the American Nurses Association, created the innovation framework, including the ANA Innovation Awards, Innovation Lab, NursePitch, Podcast, NurseJam and strategic partnerships. Former chief nurse executive with 20 years of deep expertise in shared governance, building cultures of innovation and improving the patient experience. Current chief clinical officer, incorporating gratitude and compassion in the form of patient/family recognition to improve the clinical work environment and increase employee engagement. Passionate about nurse-led innovation, importing the voice of the nurse into design and development, developing innovation competencies and leveraging organizational teams to build cultures of innovation. Author of The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Inter-generational Workforce, co-author of the Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders; Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: The Nurse Leader's Primer and the Amazon International Best Seller, The Nurse's Guide to Innovation.

This episode is sponsored by Trusted Health and we are joined by Co-Host Sarah Gray, who is the Founding Clinician at San Francisco healthcare startup, Trusted Health. She graduated from Penn Nursing in 2013 and began her nursing career at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Prior to moving away from the bedside four years later, she was a Clinical Nurse III, Evidence Based Practice Fellow, and served on hospital-wide committee boards. At Trusted, she works alongside clinicians and entrepreneurs and leverages her clinical insight and passion for innovation to change how nurses manage their careers and solve for inefficiencies within healthcare staffing.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsor And Co-Collaborator Trusted Health Checkout Trusted Health's Free 2019 Travel Nurse Compensation Report https://www.trustedhealth.com/travel-nurse-compensation-report-2019

For more information on Trusted Health and how you can join their team click on http://www.trustedhealth.com/hypo

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BURNOUT: The Occupational Phenomenon, A Collaboration With Trusted Health

BURNOUT: The Occupational Phenomenon, A Collaboration With Trusted Health

November 14, 2019

Technology, overwork, high stress work environments, and work politics can all lead to BURNOUT in the healthcare universe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized burnout as an occupational hazard. It can lead to feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, mental distance from ones job with feelings of negativisim, and reduce professional efficacy.In some cases it may cause a person to turn to suicide.

In this episode special guest Dr. Reef Karim joins us to share his personal story on dealing with burnout along with his creative journey and how he's helping others. Dr. Reef Karim ,is a leading expert in human behavior, has dedicated his life to educating, entertaining and helping people understand themselves better. He's not only a psychiatrist but a stand up comedian, actor, and Bollywood dancer! Dr Reef is a double board certified psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician and relationship expert as well as a writer, host and media personality. He served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and founded a personal transformation and recovery outpatient treatment center in Beverly Hills for mental health, personal growth, toxic relationships and addiction recovery. Dr. Reef believes "You don't have to live small or live in fear of your potential." His mission is to empower people to find their energy purpose and passion. To learn more about Dr. Reef Karim go to: http://reefkarim.com

This episode is sponsored by Trusted Heallth and we are joined by Co-Host Sarah Gray, who is the Founding Clinician at San Francisco healthcare startup, Trusted Health. She graduated from Penn Nursing in 2013 and began her nursing career at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Prior to moving away from the bedside four years later, she was a Clinical Nurse III, Evidence Based Practice Fellow, and served on hospital-wide committee boards. At Trusted, she works alongside clinicians and entrepreneurs and leverages her clinical insight and passion for innovation to change how nurses manage their careers and solve for inefficiencies within healthcare staffing.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsor And Co-Collaborator Trusted Health Checkout Trusted Health's Free 2019 Travel Nurse Compensation Report https://www.trustedhealth.com/travel-nurse-compensation-report-2019

For more information on Trusted Health and how you can join their team click on http://www.trustedhealth.com/hypo

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New Frontiers In Nursing Leadership: A Collaboration With Trusted Health

New Frontiers In Nursing Leadership: A Collaboration With Trusted Health

November 5, 2019

Millions more insured Americans. Increasing numbers of older patients. Higher rates of chronic illness. Fewer providers. How can our healthcare system not only manage these challenges but also improve performance and access to care while containing costs? The answer lies with our nurses. (Front Health Serv Manage. 2014 Winter) Not all nurse managers make for good leaders. What's on the horizon for Nursing Leadership? In this episode we collaborate with Trusted Health Co-Host Sarah Gray RN, and Dr. Dan Weberg to discuss: New Frontiers In Nursing Leadership. Toxic Leadership, Leading With Innovation, What's Going On In Healthcare and How Nursing Leadership Compares To Other Industries along with many other topics. Dr Dan Weberg is an expert in nursing, healthcare innovation and human-centered patient design with extensive clinical experience in emergency departments, acute in-patient hospital settings and academia. He currently serves as the Head of Clinical Innovation for Trusted Health, the staffing platform for the healthcare industry, where he helps drive product strategy and works to change the conversation around innovation in the healthcare workforce. Prior to joining Trusted, Dan spent seven years at Kaiser Permanente, where he held executive roles in nursing innovation, research, and technology strategy across eight regions, 38 hospitals, 60,000 nurses. He was also part of the founding faculty for the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Dan is on the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and multiple innovation fellowship programs. He previously taught on nursing innovation and leadership at Arizona State University. He is on the editorial board for Nursing Administration Quarterly and has authored two dozen peer-reviewed articles and two textbooks, including Evidence Based Innovation Leadership for Health Professions and Leadership in Nursing Practice.

Co-Host Sarah Gray is the Founding Clinician at San Francisco healthcare startup, Trusted Health. She graduated from Penn Nursing in 2013 and began her nursing career at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Prior to moving away from the bedside four years later, she was a Clinical Nurse III, Evidence Based Practice Fellow, and served on hospital-wide committee boards. At Trusted, she works alongside clinicians and entrepreneurs and leverages her clinical insight and passion for innovation to change how nurses manage their careers and solve for inefficiencies within healthcare staffing.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsor And Co-Collaborator Trusted Health Checkout Trusted Health's Free 2019 Travel Nurse Compensation Report https://www.trustedhealth.com/travel-nurse-compensation-report-2019

For more information on Trusted Health and how you can join their team click on http://www.trustedhealth.com/hypo

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Is It Really Just A Coincidence?: Halloween Series

Is It Really Just A Coincidence?: Halloween Series

October 30, 2019

We’ve all had something strange happen to us that just doesn’t make sense – something or someone just seems to fall into our laps, and no matter how we try to make sense of it, nothing can explain it except coincidence. Coincidences can help you with decision making, psychological changes, relationships, health questions, creativity, money problems, job issues and spiritual development. Dr. Bernard Beitman joins us to talk about his book "Connecting With Coincidence." He shares his wisdom and research. In his book, you will learn how to increase their frequency and to explain them.

Ask yourself - Are coincidences “ways in which God remains anonymous”? Are they “just probability”? What part do I play in coincidence creation? Some coincidences tell us that we have untapped abilities like telepathy and human GPS—the ability to find people, ideas and things we need without knowing how we got there. This is definitely an intriguing episode you won't want to miss...It just might change your life! Dr. Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. In addition, he has edited two issues of Psychiatric Annals that focus on coincidences, and is the founder of Coincidence Studies. https://coincider.com/about-dr-beitman/

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Traumatic Experiences Of The Dead:Can The Deceased Feel Pain? Halloween Series

Traumatic Experiences Of The Dead:Can The Deceased Feel Pain? Halloween Series

October 25, 2019

Do deceased beings feel trauma after they have passed on? Do the dead grieve? Do they experience loss? Emotionally suffer or dwell on unfinished business? Does how they died have any influence on them post death? And, do they have and/or should they be afforded agency as autonomous life forms?

Paula Fenn, a psychotherapist and medium who engages therapeutically with the dead argues that deceased human beings can continue to suffer, feel pain, languish over lost relationships and experience complicated grief reactions. That these "Ghosts on the Couch" enter her consulting room attached to their human hosts and engage in a unique therapeutic protocol which assists them to metabolize, process and therapeutically work through the myriad of reasons which kept them Earthbound and thwarted their natural journeys to the light of the Spirit Realms. Not only their dead bodies remained in the hospital beds, mangled cars and battlegrounds, but also their souls. Human corpses rotting into the earth whilst their human consciousness remained alive and autonomous within facilitative locations and active hosts. Allowing the souls of the dead to live on, carrying forward complex layers of psycho-emotional and physical anguish. The dead can think and rationalize, can re-calibrate and re-frame as well as any desiring, fee-paying psychotherapy patient. They can re-process memories, digest emotions, dis-invest from negative events and be facilitated to reach new states of equilibrium. The dead can heal.

We continue our Halloween series with guest Paula Fenn Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based in the UK. She's an accredited Psychotherapist in private practice and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is also a Spirit Release Practitioner and assists clients affected by spirit intrusion. Professional Memberships include the Society for Psychical Research and the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation.

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Deadly Diseases: Halloween Series

Deadly Diseases: Halloween Series

October 12, 2019

Did you know there are deadly Amoeba's that love to eat brains? Fake news or a grizzly truth? In this episode we start off our "Halloween" series with our returning guest Jason Tetro "The Germ Guy" who joins us to talk about "Deadly Diseases" also known as Zombie Diseases: Naegleria fowler, African trypanosomiasis, Prion Disease, Kuru, Septicemic plague, and Ebola!

Jason Tetro is the Host of the Super Awesome Science Show Podcast, which is this year’s Canadian Podcast Awards Best Science and Medicine Podcast in Canada. He’s been researching microbes and our relationship with them for three decades and is a regular in news media. He has published two bestselling books, The Germ Code and The Germ Files. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/super-awesome-science-show-sass/id1441016618

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