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In our first segment, Murphy visits with Dr. Mesha-Gay Brown, an Asst. Professor of Neurology at UC Health.  Dr. Brown’s clinical practice involves the evaluation and treatment of adults with epilepsy and seizures.  She also participates in the Adult Diet Clinic at UC Health, one of only about 10 of these centers around the world to utilize nutrition as a treatment for epilepsy.  Dr. Brown explains many of the details of epilepsy:  what does it entail, what are the symptoms, how is epilepsy treated, is it genetic?  Because of the individuality of the disease, Dr. Brown says that treatment may involve multiple disciplines.  Learn about the new Adult Diet Clinic for epilepsy utilizing a ketogenic diet. 

Dr. Brown would also like to thank …

Skip Guarini, a friend and golfing buddy of Murf’s, drops in to talk about the importance of getting involved once you retire.  After 40 years in the safety field, Skip sold his business and retired.  He knew he needed to find something that helps him stay young; stay energized and make him feel good.  The crew talks about the fact that you have to get up in the morning and have a purpose. Find something that fits your own interests and personal desires.  Learn what volunteer activities Skip has chosen.  You can always call the Area Agency on Aging for additional volunteer ideas.

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_8.12.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

This week Dr. Noah Kaufman, our Emergency Room Doc from Poudre Valley Hospital joins Murf.  Dr. Kaufman explains that Emergency Room Doctors go through a special training to give them a broad perspective that allows them to work on a variety of health issues, yet specialize on critical concerns; heart attack, stroke, etc.  Some people refer to these docs as Emergentologists.  Noah shares some tips on when and where to go should you need medical assistance.  Learn about some of the things that he has seen in his practice and how this has affected his perspective on life and death. 

In our second segment, Noah and Murf talk about one of our countries most significant health problems.  Every 20 minutes, someone in the US dies from prescription narcotic overdose.  We learn how significant this problem is in our society, and what the current philosophy is to deal with it.  Did you realize that as opioids block pain in the body, that they actually create a pain buildup as time goes by.  Hence, the longer someone is on opioids, the more challenging it is to get off of them.   Noah strongly encourages us to take responsibility for our own health and try to avoid opioids at all costs                              

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_-_8.5.17_-_Dr._Noah_Kaufman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24am EDT

Jeffrey Nathanson, an entrepreneur in the health industry and President of 10.10.10 joins us with a fascinating story about the concepts:  10 Perspective CEO’s, 10 Wicked Problems, in 10 Days.  Here’s the concept.  10.10.10 selects 10 Wicked Problems that they don’t think government or non-profits will solve.  They then recruit 10 experienced CEO’s who are looking for their next major endeavor, and give them 10 days to come up with market based solutions.  Interesting?  You bet.  Listen up!

Joining us again from DRCOG is Jennifer Reeves, a long-term ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging.  Jennifer tells us a frightening fact; something like one in two residents in a nursing home does not get a single visitor in a year!  Many times friends or relatives don’t know what to do or how to act when they go to the nursing home.  Jennifer provides us with a variety of options to consider to make your visit more comfortable and more meaningful. 

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_-_7.29.17_Jeffrey_Nathanson_-_Jennifer_Reeves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

Ted Pascoe, Executive Director of Senior Support Services, joins Jayla and Murphy in today’s first interview.  Ted explains the vast scope of Senior Support Services, Denver’s only day shelter for hungry and homeless seniors.  In addition to serving 3 meals each day, they provide a variety of services for their clients:  help clients get affordable housing, transportation, access to healthcare and mental healthcare, a clothing bank.  It’s really one-stop shopping for the most abject seniors in our community.  Unfortunately 25% of their clients are vets.  Find out more about their services and how you can help.   

Meet Karey Goebel, yoga aficionado extraordinaire.   Karey explains that in the West, yoga is thought of as stretching exercises.  In reality, yoga is much more than that.  In its truest form, it represents the relationship between mind, body and spirit.  Breathing is a key aspect of yoga, guides you to be in the present moment, and helps to relieve stress, anxiety and even depression.  Karey tells Murf that yoga is good for all ages and fitness abilities.  It’s great for people recovering from surgery or illness.  In fact, the fastest growing group of people trying out yoga now is people over 50.  Want to improve your flexibility, strength, mobility and balance while calming your nerves?  Then take a deep breath and give yoga a try. 

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_-_7.23.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

Jayla’s boss, Doug Rex, joins us this week. Doug is the Acting Director of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, and also leads the transportation, planning and operations division of the organization. Doug tells us about DRCOG; it’s not government, it’s not industry, it’s a volunteer association of the 56 local governments in the Denver Metro Region. Representatives from all 56 governments meet twice per month to discuss issues on transportation and aging in our metro area. Doug, Jayla and Murf discuss the current and long term challenges that Denver faces. Can you believe that in the next 20 years, the population of the area will increase by 1.2 million people? Find out some of the methods that DRCOG hopes to use to address these issues.

Our next guest is Dr. John Corboy. Dr. Corboy is a Professor of Neurology at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine and the Co-Director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. His specialty is MS or Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Corboy gives us many of the facts about MS. Does Colorado have a high rate of MS? What are some of the symptoms? Do genetics play a role? Is the medical world progressing regarding treatments for MS patients? Dr. Corboy addresses these issues and more.

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_-_7.15.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am EDT

Peter Komlos-Hrobsky introduces Murf and Jayla to Colorado Legal Services. Peter has been with the organization since 1990 and supervises the Health/Elder Law and Public Benefits units. The organization is a non-profit that provides low income and seniors over 60 high-quality, civil legal services in Colorado. Peter explains the patchwork of general civil legal work they provide to include areas such as: disability, public housing, landlord-tenant services, ID assistance, consumer fraud, and working on a bankruptcy unit. Fees can be moderated to your income and in some instances are free for seniors. If you think you may have a legal problem, Peter tells you how and what to do.

Welcome back to Jacci Bainbridge, or as Murf calls her, the Marijuana Maven. Jacci tells us about two medical cannabis trials at UC Health funded by the Colorado Health Department. She discusses the trial for Parkinson’s disease Tremors and although early in the trial, it looks positive from some aspects. They are accepting trial participants age 45-78 if you have interest. Murf and Jayla also visit with Jacci about cannabis and Alzheimer’s disease. Also learn about the hazards of cannabis and the developing brain which can cause the loss of at least 10 IQ points for chronic users at an early age.

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_-_7.8.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Back with us this week is Dr. Noah Kaufman, an Emergency Room doc at the UC Health Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, and our own American Ninja Warrior Doc. In our first segment, Noah gives us valuable health tips for summers in Colorado. Learn more about dehydration, some of the symptoms you should recognize and misconceptions people have about dehydration. Murf is most interested in the dehydration preventing abilities of beer!

Dr. Kaufman reminds us about sunscreens as a preventative to sunburn and skin cancer. What are some of the dos and don’ts for sunscreens? He also urges us to ease into any kind of workout or exercise when we are outside enjoying Colorado sunshine.

Our second segment discusses Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care. Noah explains what are the front end and back end differences in each facility. Emergency Care facilities are set up for specialists trained in emergency medicine with significantly more specialized equipment to treat critical health issues. It’s very important to have an advance understanding about which facility and where you will go as getting proper treatment in time can be very important.

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_-_7.1.17_Noah_Kaufman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

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_-_6.24.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

Today Jayla introduces us to James Corbett, the Senior Vice President of Community Health and Values Integration at Centura Health. In his position, James is responsible for Centura’s Global Health, Community Health and Research Operations. James, Jayla and Murf discuss that the medical world is learning that social needs turn into medical needs. Under James’s direction, Centura is reaching out into the community and addressing issues such as education, job training and transportation. Jayla’s Area Agency on Aging recently received a grant partnering with Centura. It may be one of the 1st programs to include partners from a community group, a hospital and a state agency.

Returning to visit us this week is Dr. John Douglas, Executive Director of Tri County Health which serves about 1.5 million Coloradoans. Dr. John addresses the #1 growing health care issue; mental health. Although we are the 2nd fittest state, did you know that Colorado is # 7 in suicides? Depression and anxiety affects an estimated 10-15% of our population. Substance abuse is the fastest growing concern. Dr. John tells us more about the Opioid issue and the variety of prevention approaches that Tri County Health is working on for our community.  

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__6.17.17_James_Corbett_and_John_Douglas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Our first guest today is Chris Lee. Chris is the President and CEO of Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. The history of the agency is amazing. Started as the Denver Flower Mission, CVN is the 1st Home Health Agency in the state. 128 years old! The non-profit organization is committed to a continuum of health care in the home and community to support optimal well-being, independence, and dignity for their clients and families. Chris explains the different levels of in home health care. His organization sees 30,000 patients per year with 120,000 home visits. Chris also explains how he sees the organization growing and accommodating the dramatic increase in Colorado’s senior population by 2030.

Dr. William Jones, Director of the new Stroke Program at the University of Colorado Hospital, joins Murf and Jayla to provide us with the latest information on strokes and the new program he has developed called the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit. Dr. Jones explains that strokes are the #1 cause of adult disability and the 5th most common cause of death in the US. Learn about how to recognize the symptoms of stroke with the acronym- FAST…Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Remember this…it may save your or someone else’s life. Also learn about the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, a national test being run in only 3 or 4 locations to determine the viability of this great idea. Dr. Jones also explains his implementation of the 1st Telestroke Program in Colorado which is now part of the MSTU. 

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_6.10.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

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