I Worked At A Suicide Hotline

November 20, 2018

Suicide is the the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., (American Foundation For Suicide Prevention).Men die of suicide 3.53 x more than women. The rate of suicide is highest in middle age white men. The national suicide prevention lifeline answered 2 million calls last year through it's toll free hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Who are the 'crisis counselors' that answer those calls? We kick off our "Mo-Vember" ( Mens Health) episodes this month with "Ian" a former suicide hotline crisis counselor. For Ian, being a crisis counselor changed his life and was not just a "job" but a passion project! We discuss positives and negatives of being a crisis counselor, tips on how to become one, using humor as self care, why crank calls to suicide hotlines are never a good idea, and how you can make your coworkers laugh by giving them chair rides!

If you are in crisis and are thinking about suicide please contact www.SuicideIsPreventable.org

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Cadavers… A Curious Conversation With Mary Roach

October 15, 2018

Have you ever thought about what happens to your body after you die? Would you ever eat a 'mellified man?" or Donate your body to science so that your brain can be studied? In part 3 of our Halloween episode we talk about the curious lives of human cadavers with 7 time New York Times Best Selling Author and Science Humor Writer Mary Roach! Mary chats with us about her best selling novel "STIFF, The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers," her quirky writing process, how she got the idea to write about cadavers, her first reaction to seeing a severed human head, and why she went all the way to China looking for dumplings made from human flesh! This episode is not to be missed!

To learn more about Mary Roach go to her website: http://maryroach.net/

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I See Dead People

October 8, 2018

"I See Dead People... Walking around like regular people! They don't know that they are dead!" In this episode we continue with our Halloween series and explore the paranormal. Reports of supernatural experiences in hospitals by nurses and doctors are often presented as Anomalous/Paranormal Experiences (APE) and will include apparitions, odd coincidences, death-bed visions and other anomalous phenomena. Some visions appear to be dead relatives of patients who have come to assist dying patients and give comfort to them
through the dying process. But are these healthcare professionals hallucinating or suffering from burn out?

Dr. Terence Palmer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Scientific and Medical Network and the Society for Psychical Research, joins us to share his scientific research. Dr Palmer has been trained in hypnotherapy by the Proudfoot School of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and the Royal Society of Medicine and has a diploma in medical hypnosis from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr Palmer has been a spirit release practitioner since 2003 and his doctorate was awarded for his research on the scientific study of spirit possession. His thesis is published as The Science of Spirit Possession 2nd edition.

Dr Palmer is active in promoting scientific research into the efficacy of spirit release methods with universities in the UK and the USA. He also teaches health-care professionals and therapists spirit release methods in the UK and the USA. His philosophy is to integrate clinical practice with education and research. http://www.terencepalmer.co.uk/srt-training/

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The Terrors Of Salmonella

October 1, 2018

Salmonella...It's that bacteria that makes people sick, and causes one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States – salmonellosis. It's known to have killed Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. and the whole Aztec civilzation in 1545-1550. In this episode we kick off our 4 part "Halloween Series" and discuss "The Terrors of Salmonella" with Storyteller/ Blogger Adrian Hoff (Hoff The Beaten Path, Adventures In Car Free Living) who takes us on her unnerving journey full of twists and turns! Who would have thought cleaning out your turtles tank could get you sick? Or did it? We discuss health department woes, bioterrosim threats and how the Rashnishees poisoned 700 people! After this episode you'll never eat at a salad bar again!

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Sex Addiction And Other Things

September 10, 2018

What do John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Jada Pinckett Smith have in common? Sex Addiction!

Is Sex Addiction actually a thing? The DSMV criteria does not recognize it in it's comprehensible list of diagnosable disorders. Many argue that it's a chemical imbalance that hijacks the brain's reward system. Comedian, Photographer, and confirmed Sex Addict Frankie Norstad takes us through her journey of sex addiction that led other addictions. We explore the histroy of sex addiction, pop culture, men vs women sex addicts, peer reviewed sex addiction studies, and famous sex addicts in history.

For more about Frankie Norstad http://www.frankienorstad.com/

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Cats vs Kids? Who Would You Choose To Throw Off A Plane?

August 27, 2018

Cats Vs Kids? Who would you choose to throw off a plane? A 15 year old teenager recently picked a bad day to fly on Alaska Airlines. An 'emotional support cat' was also on the flight and the teen has severe allergies to cats! Well, the teen was asked to leave the flight and the cat stayed on board!

Guest Kelly McCarron (Comedian) joins us to discuss the legalities and policies airlines have regarding 'emotional support animals.' We review what to do if you have an allergy to pets and there happens to be a pet on board your flight, current FDA approval of generic epinephrine, how to keep healthy and stay hydrated on long flights, and what part of the plane has the most germs that can get you sick! A must listen if you are a hypochondriac or allergic to animals and frequently fly.

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Learning To Take It, How I Grew To Accept Abuse

August 20, 2018

Child sexual abuse is a serious public health problem facing society. The female Olympic sex abuse scandal, 300 Pennsylvania Catholic Priests sexually abused over 1000 children, and a USC gynaecologist is accused of sexually molesting more than 30 students. These are the current media headlines. Our society is facing a crisis of epidemic porportions. How can we stop this insanity?

Guest Bobbie A Becerra is an author and public speaker with the goal of contributing to the discussion of child abuse and domestic violence. In this episode we discuss her memoir "Learning To Take It, How I Grew To Accept Abuse." We dive deep into the issues of trauma suffered in childhood, long term health effects of sexual abuse, and trying to understand the mindset of the perpetrator (pedophile). http://www.bobbiebecerra.com/

Our nurse expert "Nurse Jane" has 33 years experience in prehospital patient care as a Registered Nurse. She is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for both adult and pediatric patients.

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Narcissist, Sociopaths, And Psychopaths…Oh My!

August 15, 2018

These days the new "N" word is Narcissism. The Selfie. Reality TV. Social Media. What's Your Brand? Am I fabulous? Is our society becoming more and more insecure as we go on? Is Narcissism the new epidemic? Is it one of the many reasons so many marriages fail? Or why people never achieve their dreams and aspirations? Could it be the reason why so many 'Nurses eat their young?'

Our guest Dr. Ramani Durvasula, PhD joins us in a riveting discussion on Narcissism. Dr. Ramani is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at California State University Los Angeles, she is the author of Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Surviving A Relationship With A Narcissist. http://www.doctor-ramani.com/

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Eeew! Don’t Wash And Reuse Your Condoms!

August 6, 2018

Yes, there are people who wash and resue their condoms, and the CDC wants them to stop! "We say it because people do it!" tweeted the CDC in late July 2018, and now it's freshly traumatizing people! There is a sudden rise in STD's: Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. There were more than 1.5 million chlamydia cases reported, nearly 400,000 cases of gonorrhea and nearly 24,000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis in 2015. More Californians were diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis in 2017 than ever before, marking the third year in a row that the state's sexually transmitted disease cases hit a record high! The trend is mirrored nationwide, where STDs have been rising for five years. Experts blame the increases on falling condom use, fewer public health clinics and people having more sexual partners linked to dating apps. Are we on the verge of another AIDS Pandemic?

Join us as we discuss the next epidemic hysterai on the horizon with guests: Ben Morgan an active duty Air Force ICU nurse (CCRN) - stationed in Alaska. Ben has been in the Air Force for 17 years, a nurse for 8 years. He's an active Bumble and Tinder dater. Amanda Lauren is a Jackie of all trades. Marilyn of none. A comedian, writer and influencer, She co-hosts Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About podcast, writes for Forbes and blogs on www.itsamandalauren.com

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Passing The Dutchie: The Legalization Of Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis) Part 1

July 2, 2018

This generation... rules the nation! Medicinal Cannabis is now legal in California and 30 other states! Cannabis still remains a mystery to healthcare providers. Many of them don't know enough about the drug in order to educate their patients. Even though the FDA will not approve it, patients are turning to Medicinal Marijuana, aka Cannabis aka THC aka CBD as an alternative treatment to opoids for pain relief, cancer side effects, seizures, and many other ailments. In this episode we explore "cannabinoids" which are one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.

Our guests Dr. Carey S. Clark, an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Augusta board certified advanced holistic nurse, reiki master, yoga teacher, and the current President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. Her focus in cannabis nursing has been primarily on educating nurses around the endocannabinoid system and the role of the nurse in working with cannabis patients. https://cannabisnurses.org/

Mara Wiles is a stand-up comic and actress from Denver, Colorado who now lives in Brooklyn. Mara’s comic style is intelligently goofy injected with energy and witty asides that makes every performance feel different from the one before. She shares her story of using medicinal cannabis during her lupus diagnosis and her kidney transplant. http://www.marawilescomic.com/

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