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8/2/21 Culture, Care, and Covid

How can we address the ills of people who have been, and continue to be, struggling with the emotional and physical distress in this time of Covid? There is a shortage of mental health professionals, especially in immigrant communities and communities of color. Join Nurse Rona and Dr. Jorge Partida, PhD for a discussion of … Continued

As the former head of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, our guest in this episode has frequently been asked a very reasonable question: “Why are you helping animals when you could be helping people?”. Her answer is surprising: It’s not an either/or. The animals we rescue can often help rescue us in return—contributing in … Continued

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A Personal Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Nurse Rona will interview Dr. Daniel Gibbs, the author of the recently released book, “A Tattoo on My Brain.“ Alzheimer’s, which is a neurological disorder, affects 6.2 million Americans. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there is extensive clinical research being done. Dr. Gibbs, has been devoting his time to raising awareness about early-stage Alzheimer’s, … Continued

In honor of the convergence of Father’s Day and LGBTQ Pride Month, on this episode we’ll be talking about gay fathers and LGBTQ parents in general. In addition to the challenges faced by all parents, gay parents face significant additional challenges, whether we’re talking about the complications of adoption or surrogacy, or many other issues. … Continued

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6-14-21 Breakthrough Treatment: Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy

Nurse Rona Renner will interview James Keim, LCSW, to discuss the research in psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. This is being explored as a promising treatment for people with depression, OCD, anxiety, addiction and other mental health challenges. It is believed by some that taking psilocybin in a therapeutic setting can result in neuroplastic changes that can lead … Continued

Whether you want to call it post-middle age, the second middle-age, or the new middle-age, life can, should be, and often is fulfilling, meaningful, and vibrant as people enter the second half of their lives. But, the post-midlife years also can be filled with distinct challenges, including ones related to our relationships, our work, and … Continued