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A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts who understand traditional and non-traditional medicine, health, and well-being. If you have suggestions for programs or questions about KPFA, please contact Rona Renner, RN, at Rona@NurseRona.com or Dr. David Feldman, PhD, at davidf@kpfa.org.

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Berkeley, CA

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A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts who understand traditional and non-traditional medicine, health, and well-being. If you have suggestions for programs or questions about KPFA, please contact Rona Renner, RN, at Rona@NurseRona.com or Dr. David Feldman, PhD, at davidf@kpfa.org.

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English

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510.834.4897


Episodes
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American Madness

5/27/2024
Our mental health care system is broken. There aren’t enough psychiatric hospital beds, psychiatrists, therapists, safe out patient facilities, good follow up care, or housing for people with mental illness. Too often care isn’t coordinated, and many mentally ill people wind up on the streets or in prison. Join Nurse Rona and her guest, Dr. Alice Feller, to discussher new book, American Madness” Fighting For Patients In A Broken Mental Health System. The post American Madness appeared first on KPFA.
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Special Spring Fund Drive Programming

5/20/2024
About Health is preempted today for a special spring fund drive broadcast. The post Special Spring Fund Drive Programming appeared first on KPFA.
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About Health – May 13, 2024

5/13/2024
A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts in the fields of both traditional and non-traditional health, with Dr. Lenoir and Rona Renner, RN. The post About Health – May 13, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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Special Spring Fund Drive Programming

5/6/2024
Today’s show is preempted by special Spring 2024 fund drive programming. The post Special Spring Fund Drive Programming appeared first on KPFA.
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4/29/24 The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare

4/29/2024
Nurse Rona and Dr. Robert Pearl will discuss the transformative power of generative artificial intelligence to improved patient outcomes and provide healthcare that is more accessible and affordable. Dr. Pearl’s new book is “ChatGPT, MD: How AI-Empowered Patients & Doctors Can Take Back Control of American Medicine.” Image via www.vpnsrus.com The post 4/29/24 The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare appeared first on KPFA.
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About Health – April 22, 2024

4/22/2024
A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts in the fields of both traditional and non-traditional health, with Dr. Lenoir and Rona Renner, RN. The post About Health – April 22, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

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About Health – April 15, 2024

4/15/2024
A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts in the fields of both traditional and non-traditional health, with Dr. Lenoir and Rona Renner, RN. The post About Health – April 15, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

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About Health – April 8, 2024

4/8/2024
A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts in the fields of both traditional and non-traditional health, with Dr. Lenoir and Rona Renner, RN. The post About Health – April 8, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

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1/1/24 The “Why” of Public Health

4/1/2024
Everyone knows what physicians do. We go to them when we’re sick, they examine us and prescribe a treatment. In this case, we’re the patient. But what happens when the patient isn’t a single individual, but a community, a society, a nation, or perhaps even the world? What happens when the healing that most needs to occur is at the level of the system? That’s where the practice of public health comes in. In this episode, we discuss what public health is, why it’s important, and we zoom in on a few specific public health issues, including our ailing healthcare system, the dangers of racial disparities in health and healthcare, and the looming effects of social media on youth mental health. Host David B. Feldman speaks with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician, epidemiologist, host of the “America Dissected” podcast, and author of three books, including Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic. The post 1/1/24 The “Why” of Public Health appeared first on KPFA.

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3/25/24 Helping a loved one die

3/25/2024
Join Nurse Rona and Mark Dowie, author, journalist, former publisher, editor of Mother Jones magazine, and editor-at-large of InterNation. They will discuss his most recent book, Judith Letting Go. It’s about his friendship with poet Judith Tannenbaum during the last months of her life. The post 3/25/24 Helping a loved one die appeared first on KPFA.
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3/18/24 Nurturing Self-Compassion in Kids

3/18/2024
Kids are under great pressure. In our daunting world, many children receive the message at a very young age that they’ve got to do everything perfectly in order to get ahead. They’re also looking at social media, comparing themselves to others, and often end up feeling not good enough, as a result. Self-compassion is needed more than ever. This episode’s guest has written a book that she hopes will help teach children to practice greater self-compassion, to be kinder to themselves in the midst of all the stress. We explore that book, how its story applies to our children, as well as what we adults can learn for ourselves. How does shame change the brain? How can self-compassion not only help make people happier, but also encourage them to be more compassionate towards others? And what can parents do about it? These are just some of the questions Host David B. Feldman talks about with psychologist, professor, and author, Dr. Shauna Shapiro. The post 3/18/24 Nurturing Self-Compassion in Kids appeared first on KPFA.
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3/11/24 Climate Mental Health

3/11/2024
According to a survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, one in 10 Americans report experiencing anxiety because of global warming. Join Nurse Rona and her guests, Anya Kamenetz and Matt Renner, to discuss why we need to talk about Climate and Mental Health and how to talk to young people about climate emotions. The post 3/11/24 Climate Mental Health appeared first on KPFA.
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Special KPFA Fund Drive Programming

3/4/2024
Today’s episode is preempted by special KPFA Winter Fund Drive programming. The post Special KPFA Fund Drive Programming appeared first on KPFA.

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Special KPFA Fund Drive Programming

2/26/2024
Today’s episode is preempted by special KPFA Winter Fund Drive programming. The post Special KPFA Fund Drive Programming appeared first on KPFA.

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About Health – February 19, 2024

2/19/2024
A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts in the fields of both traditional and non-traditional health, with Dr. Lenoir and Rona Renner, RN. The post About Health – February 19, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

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2/12/24 Managing and Coping with Anxiety

2/12/2024
If you experience anxiety in your life, you’re not alone. As we discuss in this episode, anxiety is one of most frequent problems that brings people into psychotherapists’ offices. Perhaps not surprisingly, there are no magical cures when it comes to anxiety, and different techniques and strategies work for different people. For this reason, our guest has written a book filled with dozens of practical tips to help manage anxiety, some taking as little as five minutes but potentially making a big difference in how we feel, from positive affirmations to ways of grounding ourselves in the present moment. Host David B. Feldman speaks with Edie Savage-Weeks, psychotherapist and author of the new book, Heal Your Anxiety Now! Five-Minute Tools for Moving Beyond Surviving into Thriving. The post 2/12/24 Managing and Coping with Anxiety appeared first on KPFA.

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2/5/24 Embracing Shame

2/5/2024
Shame is a universal social emotion meant to keep us out of trouble. It may be expressed in many ways including perfectionism or feeling worthless. It can be hard to detect shame since it can bind with other emotions, such as grief, anger, or fear. Shame can be transformed from a self-punishing emotion into an ally, supporting our well being and health. Nurse Rona will be joined by Bret Lyon, PhD, and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, authors of Embracing Shame. The post 2/5/24 Embracing Shame appeared first on KPFA.

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About Health – January 29, 2024

1/29/2024
A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts in the fields of both traditional and non-traditional health, with Dr. Lenoir and Rona Renner, RN. The post About Health – January 29, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
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1/22/24 Setting Healthy Boundaries

1/22/2024
Have you ever had a friend who seemed to drain all your emotional energy? Or perhaps a family member who was always in your business, trying to tell you how to live your life? It’s an inevitable part of many relationships: There will be times—even with the people we love most—when it’s important to set limits, ask for what we need, or give feedback about what’s not working for us. But these limits, sometimes called “boundaries,” can be challenging and awkward to set. So, this hour, we’ll talk about why it’s not only okay but sometimes necessary to set boundaries in relationships, and how doing so can strengthen our connections. Host David B. Feldman speaks with Juliane Taylor Shore, psychotherapist and author of the new book, Setting Boundaries That Stick. The post 1/22/24 Setting Healthy Boundaries appeared first on KPFA.
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1/15/24 African American Wellness

1/15/2024
The harsh reality is that not all patients are treated equally, and racism has consequences on a person’s health and health care. An Associated Press wire story from 1966, contained Dr. King’s famous quotation regarding injustice in health care—“Of all the forms of in-equality, injustice in health, is the most shocking and in-human.” Join Nurse Rona and Dr. Micheal Lenoir in conversation. The post 1/15/24 African American Wellness appeared first on KPFA.