Health Yeah! With Monica Robins
What you need to know about medical malpractice and being your own health advocate

What you need to know about medical malpractice and being your own health advocate

April 28, 2021

Today’s topic focuses on Medical Malpractice and how to be your own best health advocate. Medical negligence is a difficult subject, but sometimes mistakes are made that change lives in catastrophic and unfortunate ways. A Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Hopefully, you never need the information we’re about to give you, but if you do, I hope this will serve as an educational guide to send you in the right direction. On this edition of Health Yeah! With Monica Robins, Cleveland Medical Malpractice attorney, Brian Eisen, of the Eisen Law Firm answers and explains the questions and complexities of the law and when it may apply to your situation.

WEBSITES: 

https://www.patientadvocate.org/

Eisen Law Firm 216-687-0900

www.malpracticeohio.com

www.birthinjuryohio.com

Health Yeah NFL players care about your brain too and are teaming up with Cleveland Clinic

Health Yeah NFL players care about your brain too and are teaming up with Cleveland Clinic

April 22, 2021

In the past two decades we’ve become increasingly aware of the danger and damage contact sports can have on the athlete’s brain.  Especially those repeated hits to the head.  It has been a big issue in the NFL and we’ve seen rules change from the pros to the pee wees.  The NFL draft is in Cleveland next week and today’s episode is about how NFL players Association is teaming up with Cleveland Clinic to not only care for their brains, but yours too, with significant research.  To explain is lead researcher, Jay Alberts, Ph.D. 

WEBSITE: Healthybrains.org 

 

Health Yeah you can change your outlook to hope and healing when things get dark

Health Yeah you can change your outlook to hope and healing when things get dark

April 1, 2021

Today we’re going to inspire you, hopefully fire you up and make you reflect on what’s really important in life. Which in the middle of a pandemic is some much needed stress relief we all need. To help me do that is Dr. Robert Smith, the director of the Medical staff Assistance Program at MetroHealth and a psychologist. Dr. Smith had surgery today (April 1st) to remove cancerous lesions on his lungs and liver. Ironically it’s April Fool’s day, but also the start of Stress Awareness Month. For the last five years he has battled colon cancer and its spread. But his attitude is one of hope, healing and gratitude. He and I discuss how we tackled our issues. For me it was a brain tumor diagnosis in 2019 and subsequent surgery. Tumor remains on my carotid artery, optic nerve and left eye and I still have to have MRIs every six months to check its growth. We both learned a great deal from our experiences and we hope our conversation helps you better deal with the stress, grief or mental anxiety in your life.

WEBSITES: Cancer.org

Health Yeah we need to break the taboo and stigma of seeking mental health

Health Yeah we need to break the taboo and stigma of seeking mental health

April 1, 2021

EPISODE 9: 

This episode focuses on mental health.  A topic we can all learn from but seeking mental help in communities of color is often a taboo subject.  According to Mental Health America more than 13 percent of Americans identify as black or African American and last year 16% reported a mental health issue.  That’s more than seven million people.  But studies show black and Hispanic people are less likely to seek help, but more likely to need inpatient services.  Cleveland Clinic psychologist, Chivonna Childs, Ph.D., want to change the mindset.  Especially in a time of pandemic stress and the anxiety that comes with racial tensions and all the news coverage dealing with those issues.

WEBSITES:

psychologytoday.com

https://findblacktherapist.com/

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