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Latest Episodes

PAN57: Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Dr. Susan Begelman
August 14, 2019

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare disease that affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. SMA may affect a person’s ability to eat, walk, or even, breathe. SMA is also the number one cause of death in infants. In this episode, Dr.

PAN56: Bullying in Healthcare with Phyllis S. Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC
April 06, 2019

On this episode of the Patient Activation Network Podcast, we talk to Phyllis S. Quinlan, author and nurse entrepreneur, about bullying in healthcare. Phyllis has practiced in a variety of emergency services, acute care,

PAN55: Share the Care with Sheila Warnock
March 06, 2019

Sheila Warnock had several profound experiences change her life. First, she became sole caregiver of her ill mother and an emotional crutch for her best friend, Susan, who was diagnosed with cancer. By undertaking this dual role,

PAN54: Vets to BSN Program at National University with Mary Beth Prendergast
February 12, 2019

“This program helps military vets get the credits they deserve,” said Mary Beth Prendergast about the Vets to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at National University in San Diego. During this episode,

PAN53: HIV, Needlesticks and the story of Karen Daley, PHD, MPH, RN, FAAN
February 03, 2019

“As I got on the elevator that final time, I realized that this was the end of my clinical career.” Karen Daley, RN reflected on what it felt to walk out of the Emergency Room for the last time after an accidental needle stick led to a diagnosis of HIV...

PAN52: Pushing the Limits with Dr. Shawna Pandya
January 22, 2019

Dr. Shawna Pandya dreamed of being a super hero as a little girl. As she grew, her dreams shifted to becoming an astronaut and medical doctor. While she may not done a cape to work, she is an every day hero who helps patients everyday and helps further...

PAN51: Erin Andrews and Dr. Jessica Shepherd on Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
January 15, 2019

Did you know that January is Cervical Health Awareness Month? Sports reporter and television host, Erin Andrews, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016. Today, Erin is cancer-free and urging all women to see their doctors and get regular testing fo...

PAN50: Jack Osbourne’s MS Detour
November 26, 2018

Jack Osbourne grew up in the public eye. In 2012, a problem with Jack Osbourne’s eye went public. After The Osbournes ended, Jack went on to star in a number of television shows. The first was Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie,

PAN49: Vincible with Kayla Redig
October 28, 2018

“It felt really odd to me to walk into the transfusion center for chemo and see a room full of men my grandfather’s age and then go to a doctor’s appointment in a different room covered in balloon stickers and children’s handprints on the walls.

PAN48: Cancer Survivor Seeking School Board Nomination
October 15, 2018

When we last spoke to Laura Blackwell, she shared her journey of being a young mom diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now a 10 year survivor of stage 1 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. You can hear her inspirational cancer journey here or by clicking t...