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Women face a number of unique health needs, many linked to different stages of life. For example, a younger woman may be more concerned with making the right choice for birth control. After childbirth, the same woman may need to address pelvic health such as incontinence or organ prolapse which can occur after delivering a […]
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffers from some form of mental illness — depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to research published in a recent Newsweek. That’s about 42.5 million people, and 9.3 million have a debilitating form of the illness. On this episode of Drugwatch Radio, Dr. Alexander Bingham of Full Spectrum Progressive Psychology […]
When doctors told her they would implant pelvic mesh to treat her prolapsed bladder, Estelle Tasz didn’t think anything of it. Then 29, the mother of three put it out of her mind. Years later when she started hemorrhaging, having pelvic, back and leg pains, she never suspected it was the mesh. She simply thought […]
My guest on this episode is Don Dupuis. After getting a hip implant at age 50, he thought it would lessen the pain of the osteoarthritis that was building in his hip. His doctor in Sussex, New Brunswick, recommended that he get the surgery as soon as possible. The surgeon chose a Wright CONSERVE metal-on-metal […]
On previous episodes of Drugwatch Radio, I had the opportunity to talk to some inspiring people whose lives were turned upside down by the complications of transvaginal mesh. When I talked to Teresa and David Sawyer and Christy Hammond, they shared their courageous stories with me. Raw and sometimes shocking, their experiences paint an intimate […]
This episode of Drugwatch Radio features Amy Ohm, the founder and CEO of TreatmentDiaries.com. Treatment Diaries is an online patient community that allows people to share their personal journeys with illness and to read the accounts of others. Ohm’s melanoma diagnosis inspired her to establish Treatment Diaries. She didn’t find many places where she could […]