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Jayla and Murf welcome Dr. Andy Wagner from Dispatch Health.  Dr. Wagner is the VP of Operations of Dispatch Health, a company that provides on-demand urgent care in the comfort of your home.  Ever need to get urgent health care treatment but don’t want the time or cost associated with going to an emergency room?  Dispatch Health may be the service for you.  The service is not for time sensitive emergency needs, but issues that need to be dealt with sooner rather than later.  Dispatch Health can provide 60% of the services you would receive in an emergency room.   Dr. Wagner explains to us how you can be treated in your home in approximately 1 ½ hours at considerably less cost than an emergency room.  The company accepts most major insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. 

Meet David Silverstein.  He is the Founder of Broken Healthcare, a non-profit organization which is fighting to change the healthcare system, initially through enforced price transparency.  Can this be true?  You must listen to David’s personal story and the exciting path that his program is taking.  Find out how Broken Healthcare can help people fight back and dispute their bills when hospitals and other providers are not transparent in their pricing.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: 12.9.17_No_Co_Pay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

Murf welcomes back Cary Johnson, Director of Crime Prevention in the 1st District Attorney’s Office. Cary assisted with the creation and launching of the “Communities Against Senior Exploitation” (CASE) for the Denver District Attorney’s Office in 2002 and continues that program in Jefferson/Gilpin Counties District Attorney’s Office.  The program now reaches all ages with ID theft and scam prevention information.  Cary gives us some great tips to prevent fraud and crime whether shopping at the mall or online.  Find out how crooks try to exploit us in parking lots and what to do to prevent it.  Learn some of the safety tips that make shopping online a better experience.  Cary also gives us fraud and crime prevention recommendations on a variety of subjects.  Learn about Cary’s 5 Red Flags to prevent online or phone fraud.  Excellent recommendations for all of us.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_12.2.17_new.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Murf and Jayla have an extensive discussion this week with Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal.  Currently the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, Dr. Rosenthal is an ER doctor, a journalist for the New York Times for 22 years, and has recently completed her book, An American Sickness, How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.  Dr. Rosenthal provides an excellent picture of the current status of the American Healthcare System and how it has transformed itself over the years.  We hear a little about other countries’ healthcare and some of her recommendations to improve our system.   Dr. Rosenthal also gives us several examples of how we can personally manage our way in the healthcare system.  You won’t want to miss this episode! 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_11.25.17_Dr_Elisabeth_Rosenthal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Thanksgiving is next week!  Murf and Jayla introduce Troy Huffman to talk to us about food safety.  Troy is the coordinator of the State of Colorado’s retail food team for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Troy brings out several risk factors when preparing food.  Where is the food coming from?  How is the personal hygiene of the people preparing the food?  Are you thawing your foods properly, cooking your foods hot enough in preparation and keeping your food cold enough in storage?  Are you washing your hands properly and enough?  Then there is the question of those great leftovers.  How long should you keep them?

Have you ever heard of a Traumatologist?   Meet Dr. Jason Stoneback, Director of the Limb Restoration Program at the University of Colorado.  Dr. Stoneback explains that a Traumatologist is an Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in bad bone injuries and areas such as complex fractures, limb-length discrepancies, deformity correction and limb restoration.  Jason says it’s all about the team of specialists working together to create a better outcome for the patient.  Patients with diabetes are a large part of their practice. Rheumatory Arthritis patients are another example of patients that are treated by Dr. Stoneback’s group.  If you, your family or friends need help in this area, Jason explains you are never too young or too old for their services.  

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our podcast, No Copay Radio, and our past broadcasts on nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions you’d like us to feature on our show.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_11.18.17_Troy_Huffman_and_Jason_Stoneback.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Did you ever regret not getting your parent’s or relative’s story or family history?  Meet Nanette Randall, owner of Memoirs by Design.   Her company assists people or companies document their story.  As Nanette explains, a lost story is lost for good.  She strongly encourages all of us to tell our story while we are healthy and can pass on our history to our families.  The holidays are a perfect time to do this.  Nanette gives us some great ideas about how to do this.  Think of it this way; “when you save a story, you leave a legacy”. 

Melanie Morgan is our next guest.  She is the Data Analyst for the City of Centennial’s Innovation Team.  Centennial is one of 13 cities in the US to receive a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.  Their charge is to imbed innovation in government and come up with what that means.  Melanie’s work on the Innovation team has focused on improving transportation and making it easier to age in the suburbs.  Regarding transportation, Centennial has initiated a training program for seniors to use Lyft and Uber.  They are working in the housing arena to make it easier for seniors to stay in their homes or in their communities if that is a better fit.  The team has listened to seniors and has learned that they are looking for social activities and a comprehensive senior resource center.  To address these issues, they are considering a mobile senior center.   

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our podcast, No Copay Radio, and our past broadcasts on nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions you’d like us to feature on our show.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_11.11.17_Nanette_and_Melanie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Jayla and Murf welcome Linda Holloway, the co-founder and director of Bessie’s Hope (formerly Rainbow Bridge).  The only program of its kind in the country, Bessie’s Hope works with “at-risk” youth from preschool to high school in a volunteer environment to meet and develop long-term relationships with people in nursing homes.  Linda tells us that 60% of nursing home elders receive no guests or companionship.  Bessie’s Hope provides “their kids” training in valuable skills such as communication and combines it with the concept that they are important and wanted.  For the nursing home residents, it is a “miracle”.

Maro Casparian, the Director of Consumer Fraud for the Denver District Attorney’s Office, is our second guest.  Maro is responsible for managing the Communities Against Senior Exploitation project which provides support and information surrounding elder fraud, neglect and exploitation.  Learn about the Number 1 goal for scammers that triggers a response from their victims. What are some of the methods you can use to prevent being scammed?  Maro also gives us some thoughts about how to deal with the “Equifax Mess”. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our podcast, No Copay Radio, and our past broadcasts on nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions you’d like us to feature on our show.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_11.4.17_Linda_and_Maro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EST

Murf, Jayla and our Ninja Doc, Dr. Noah Kaufman visit with a very special guest, Dr. Anson Hines.  Dr. Hines is the Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, located on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, MD.  Dr. Hines gives us a good overview of the current status of climate change.  Learn why fossil fuels cause this problem and how scientists know this is not just normal cyclical climate adjustments.  Are these recent storms caused by climate change?  Dr. Hines also gives us insight in to what we can do personally to address this problem.

In our second segment, Dr. Kaufman relates how climate change is affecting our health and wellness, even here in Colorado.  It is fascinating how just a 2 degree change in world temperature can have such a far reaching effect on our environment.  Not only does this relate to humans, but animals and insects as well.  You may be surprised at some of these factors that increase health concerns for all of us.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our podcast, No Copay Radio, and our past broadcasts on nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions you’d like us to feature on our show.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_10.28.17_Anson_Hines_and_Noah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EST

It’s that time of year again.  Flu season is coming upon us.  Our Dr. Noah Kaufman joins Murf and Jayla to talk about the importance of getting the flu shot.  This could be a serious year for the flu.  Once you get the shot, how long does it take to become effective?  What are the recommendations regarding the spray vs. the shot?  Find out about the recommended changes in ages for children to get the shot.  If you haven’t had the shot, go get one! 

Meet Rick and Traci Edmondson.  Rick had a stressful position as the Hub Director for United Express at Dulles Airport.  After moving back to Colorado, Rick was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease last year at age 57.  Rick and Traci tell us a about the challenging year they have had as they seek to manage Rick’s disease.  Learn about the signs and symptoms that they initially noticed.  What are they currently doing to manage Rick’s disease?  How are they dealing with this devastating diagnosis and how do they cope?  This interview should not be missed!

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our podcast, No Copay Radio, and our past broadcasts on nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions you’d like us to feature on our show.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_10.21.17_Noah_Rick_and_Traci.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Murphy and Jayla welcome Andres Guerrero, Manager of the Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Unit for the Colorado Department of Health.  Andres enlightens us about the expanding opioid crisis in Colorado.   From young people to the elderly, from metropolitan to rural, this is a dramatic problem for our State.  The problem began when doctors desire to eliminate patient pain with medications that they did not realize were addictive.  What are opioids?  Why are they addictive and what are the side effects of withdrawal?  Andres also informs us about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and how it can help prevent addition and overdose.

We are pleased to visit with Dan Cohen, the founder and Executive Director of Music & Memory.  Music and Memory is a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of personalized music to improve the lives of the elderly and infirm.  We tend to take music for granted yet music connects our emotional system for people who have declined mentally with dementia or other diseases.  Personalized music also sparks one’s memory and often there is a residual effect.  Dan strives to educate doctors and others that we should consider music as a form of “medicine”.  Music and Memory operates in 4,500 long-term care homes, hospices and other locations.  The documentary “Alive Inside” dramatically portrays the effects of this program and shouldn’t be missed. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our podcast, No Copay Radio, and our past broadcasts on nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions you’d like us to feature on our show.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_10.14.17_Andres_and_Dan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Cathy Raley, Communications Manager for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, tells us about the functioning of 911 and answers many of our questions.  What happens when you call 911 for a medical or other emergency?  What do you need to know when you call 911?  Why do they continue to ask for your address?  What happens if you call from a cell phone?  Cathy gives us a good understanding of how 911 system works and how extensive the training is to become a 911 dispatcher.  

Cheryl Krause-Parello, the founder of Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors, and Allison Boyrer join Murf and Jayla to talk about a “senior’s best friend”; a dog or other pet. Cheryl explains why pets are so beneficial for us both mentally and physically.  We also get an update on C-P.A.W.W. and what motivated Cheryl to begin this scientific research.  Allison also talks about the variety of ways you can adopt a pet, or just experience the benefits of being around other animals. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our podcast, No Copay Radio, and our past broadcasts on nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions you’d like us to feature on our show.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_10.7.17_Cathy_Raley_and_Cheryl_Krause-Parello.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EST