Health Hats, the Podcast

Health Hats, the Podcast


Latest Episodes

Fibromyalgia. Managing Pain. Doing the Work.
July 21, 2019

When I examine the puzzle of pain management and opioid use, I often see Melissa Reynold’s words in my mind’s eye. She lives with, struggles with pain. She’s so sensible about pain. Melissa writes about Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and pregnancy,

Salt in My Soul. An Unfinished Life
July 14, 2019

Mallory Smith lived and died with Cystic Fibrosis. Mallory wrote, "Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life." In this fifteen episode of Young Adults with Complex Conditions, I speak with mother, Diane. Mallory was Captain of her own ship, lived HAPPY,

But You Can! Total Self-Care at 13
July 07, 2019

Lauren Reimer-Etheridge lives well with a rare condition where her gut can’t absorb nutrition. Incompatible with life, Lauren takes and totally manages all her nutrition through her veins since age 13. In this fourteenth podcast episode in the series a...

Been There, Done That. Open Heart.
June 30, 2019

MarlaJan Wexler, a registered nurse, supports young people with stories similar to hers: congenital heart defects and open-heart surgeries.  In this thirteenth episode in the series about Young Adults with Complex Conditions Transitioning from Pediatri...

Breakthrough to College on the Autism Spectrum
June 23, 2019

A conversation with Mary Lawler, a trailblazer and educator, supporting young adults on the autism spectrum for success in college. Welcome to this twelfth episode in a series about Young Adults with Complex Medical Conditions Transitioning from Pediat...

Time. I Need Some More
June 16, 2019

A conversation with Dr. Tanilla Brown, a pediatrician and Internal Medicine doc who thinks about the challenges of enough time with patients, family-focused care, and the lifespan of transition.  Welcome to this eleventh episode in a series about Youn...

I’m not drug-seeking. I’m in pain.
June 09, 2019

This episode concludes the conversations with Fatima Muhammed-Ighile, a mother with two young children, and her mother, Esosa, navigating Sickle Cell Disease. These conversations have been different as Fatima and I are friends.

Good listeners. Good conclusions.
June 02, 2019

Esosa Ighile raising young women with Sickle Cell Disease to be commanders of their own ship. The whole family feels the pain of their pain. A fight for health equity. Welcome to this ninth episode in a series about Young Adults with Complex Medical Co...

Living a Happy, Full Life
May 26, 2019

Fatima Muhammed-Ighile learned to advocate for herself and has begun to advocate for others with Sickle Cell Disease. People who have regular lives and struggles and hopes and dreams also have sickle cell disease and are just trying to live a happy lif...

Days 6-12 Camino de Santiago. Rejuvenated, inspired, not yet peaked
May 20, 2019

I just can't believe how much I'm enjoying just listening to the birds and listening to the wind.  It quiets my mind. I know you're shocked to know but I have a very active mind. It just never stops, which works some of the time,