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).

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.

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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

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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.

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.

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Suicide: Food, Fashion, and Fame

June 18, 2018

For centuries mental illness has been taboo in our society. The recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have created a media frenzy around the topic.Why would someone with fame and fortune it all up and take their life? Award winning writer, standup comic, promoter, producer and baker Mara Shapshay sheds light on this phenomena and shares her story of dual diagnosis (Mental Illness and Drug Addiction), trauma, and how living with Carrie Fisher saved her life! Mara is currently starting the Friends of Carrie Fisher Foundation to raise awareness for dual diagnosis and she is putting together a mental health and recovery from addiction tour called Heavy Mentals. To learn more visit her website at:

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Frequent Fliers And Other Annoying Things That Happen In Hospitals

May 29, 2018

Pen stealing at a hospital is a serious annoyance! But what happens when Shaquile O'Neil steals your pen for the third time in a row? Oscar Sagastume, (Storyteller, Moth Winner, Prodcuer "Tinsel Town" and many other storytelling shows) shares his "frequent flyer" antics of multiple hospital visits, germs, and lost wallets!

Nurse expert @OnlyInTheICU (Twitter personality, ICU Nurse) shares her wisdom of things that are left behind in hospitals, CEO's that make too much money, and insurance scams/frauds.

This episode is sure to make you guffaw with laughter! If it doesn't ,then you should check your pulse to see if you are still alive!

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Circumcision: Cut It Or Leave It (Part 2)

May 21, 2018

"It's foreskin from a Korean Baby!" remarked Ellen Degenres as she yucked it up revealing Sandra Bullocks new skin care regimen! On part 2 Circumcision: Cut It Or Leave It, Dr. George Denniston former Associate Medical Director of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and a retired professor in the Department of Family Medicine, at the University of Washington has created D.O.C. to eradicate the illegitimate practice of partial penile amputation (circumcision) because it not only harms future American men; it has harmed the medical profession dramatically. We discuss Iceland's recent dismissal of the circumcision ban, the anatomy of the pahllus and why it should remain intact, compelling research against circumcision, and long term traumas that men may be suffering later in life as a result of having their genitals mutilated!

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That Difficult Conversation Called Death: Hospice and Palliative Care (Part 2)

May 7, 2018

Death, it's gotten political lately! Senator John Mc Cain is planning his funeral, Mike Pence is invited, but President Donald Trump is not! Who would you want at your funeral? In this episode Part 2 of "That Difficult Conversation Called Death," we join Storteller/ Comedian, UCLA Writing Teacher Lisa Medway, and our Nurse Expert Michelle Lasota RN, BSN aka 'The Nurse With The Purple Hair." We dive deeper into hospice and explore: Opiates and their role in the dying process. Death doulas and death cleaning/ de-cluttering.

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That Difficult Conversation Called Death: Hospice and Palliative Care (Part 1)

April 30, 2018

Barbara Busch recently made headlines with her death. Not because it was one of those typical celebrity deaths: suicide, heroine overdose or taxes! But because in the days leading up to her death she chose comfort care, also know as palliative care, and to die at home instead of continuing on with medical treatment to prolong her life.

She’s being applauded with starting that difficult discussion that many of us don’t want to talk about. That conversation called death. This episode starts off with Storyteller/ Comedian, UCLA Film and TV Writing teacher, SAG/AFTRA member, and mother Lisa Medway telling us about her difficult conversations around death and hospice. We dig deeper into the death discussion and explore the hospice world. What's it all about? Do you have an advance directive? Who's making those end of life decisions for you if you can't? Michelle Lasota RN, BSN 15 year veteran to the nursing profession and hospice expert better know as "The Nurse with the Purple Hair" will answer those difficult questions as well as take us on a journey through her hospice film, and talk about death cafes.

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