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Expert Witness: Assessing Kony 2012 With Reason

It’s not often that when a video that goes viral: A: It is about an actual issue and not a cute but mischievous cat. B: It causes serious discussions across social and news networks. C: You are related to an expert of the topic of controversy. As a result I am beyond pleased that I had the excuse to interview my father Rev. Dr. Emmanuel K. Twesigye, Aden S. and Mollie Wollam Benedicts Professor of Christian Studies, at Ohio Wesleyan University. Dr. Twesigye has studied the Lord’s Resistance Army in the context of his academic background in Christian ethics, theology and church history for the past several decades. As a result, he is able to give us a point of view on the current controversy over the video, Kony 2012, that is not the result of rigorous googling but rather a career of research and personal knowledge of Uganda, as he left as an adult avoiding persecution from Idi Amin. Here

8 min2012 MAR 12
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Expert Witness: Assessing Kony 2012 With Reason

In Sickness And In Health 2.0

Talking with Graham Dodge Co-Founder and CEO of Sickweather made me not only very excited for the future of health 2.0 but also for his company. During the naming process they made an important distinction between health and sickness. This astuteness not only allowed them to avoid the “noise” of competing with companies named Health XXX or XXX Health but in addition, provides a great deal of clarity for the consumer when confronted with a name like Sickweather. You know what you are looking for and you know what you are trying to avoid. In our first interview Graham gives us the skinny on: The problem they are trying to solve Why his team chose this route to solve “the problem” The turning point that brought led them to Sickweather A tangible tip on start-ups As usual our Deep Dive gives us the room to explore burning questions like: How do you deal with concerns about privacy and social

4 min2012 FEB 7
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In Sickness And In Health 2.0

Navigating Global Health as a Nurse Practitioner

Mark Anthony Gregorio, ANP-BC, have a Deep Dive conversation about culture shock, working in a culture that doesn't know what NPs do, learning how to expand your formulary and the benefits of generosity. Boldly going where other NPs go? I’ve met only a few nurse practitioners that have gone into global health and when I do-- they tend to be CNMs. So I was thrilled when Mark Anthony Gregorio, ANP-BC (adult nurse practitioner) and I bumped into each other on Twitter. For many, just getting through the gauntlet of training is enough of an “adventure” for many. I especially wanted to talk to Mark Gregario because he entered the global health route by doing a global health fellowship that was sponsored by his employer. In our 5 min warm up interview we talk about his calling to join the health care field as a child in the Philippines and tangible tips for NPs interested in putting their toe i

5 min2012 JAN 31
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Navigating Global Health as a Nurse Practitioner

Boomers- Disruptive From Birth

Ahh Boomers. As the saying goes—They changed the world in the ‘60s and in their 60s they may do it again. Being itinerant in nature—they view life after 65 differently than other generations. They are not interested in going to a nursing home (apparently neither are 75 year olds, per my interview) since those are for “old people.” They do not intend to medically combust and bankrupt Medicare as many policy wonks spend sleepless nights fretting about. So what are they going to do? Well according to Barbara Raynor, Managing Director of Boomers Leading Change in Health, lots of things. In our first interview she introduces their organizational concept and theory of change. You’ll get most of the goodies below in the Deep Dive which is only available via podcast on iTunes. The rigorous 40 hour training that all volunteers must complete. The curriculum design and how they have tweaked it over

4 min2012 JAN 18
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Boomers- Disruptive From Birth

Post-Partum Depression, Perinatal Mood Disorders And Anxiety Oh My!

Several years ago a friend of mine had a baby while we were both in nurse practitioner school. She had a typical first pregnancy, labor and delivery. I visited the family several times in the hospital and bonding appeared to be going just fine. In the few weeks that followed the birth things began to unravel. Breastfeeding was not going well, she wasn’t feeling like herself and even her husband called to appeal for help. During a light moment, we laughed about how “we of all people” trained in women’s health had no idea what to do to make things better. And then I stopped laughing. Between 10-15 percent of mothers will have postpartum depression within the first year after giving birth (CDC) Pregnant women are more likely to die from suicide than most other common complications of pregnancy (Obstetrics & Gynecology) You or someone close to you is pregnant right now or are new parents Wat

4 min2012 JAN 10
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Post-Partum Depression, Perinatal Mood Disorders And Anxiety Oh My!

Blazing A Trail: Clinician Entrepreneur Makes App for Diabetes–Shares Passion For Health Innovation

I already shared with you how much I loved my conversation with Dr. Jennifer Shine Dyer last month when I previewed our chat because I couldn’t keep all the insights to myself. It’s time for you—especially clinicians who think you are so cool and innovative to listen to our two interview sessions on the Vimeo Channel or on iTunes as a podcast. It’s also for people who are thinking about creating a health based app or another aspect of mobile health. Everyone wants to be innovative. Lots of people are into making health “patient centered.” Dr. Shine Dyer does both of these things AND has shown that her methods actually improve health outcomes. Which I have to say is why I love EndoGodess so much—the app is more than an electronic pamphlet. It engages the user, has rewards and gets people to check their blood sugar (which on later blood tests showed that more frequent checking led to bette

7 min2012 JAN 3
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Blazing A Trail: Clinician Entrepreneur Makes App for Diabetes–Shares Passion For Health Innovation

Childhood Obesity: Fitness vs Movement

One Teacher’s Push to Inspire Activity for a Lifetime Forget the PE of your childhood. Caitlin Dugre, Middle School Physical Education Teacher and High School Field & Track Coach, shares how she went from not liking gym class and soccer to re-envisioning her life as an active person and sharing her passion with kids as a Physical Education Teacher. (Click here for video & here for iTunes podcast) I was skeptical. I asked her about why people talk about “movement” instead of exercise. I had flashbacks of my 4th grade PE teacher…we were not friends. I LOVED our Deep Dive conversation because we went beyond the usual “Johnny needs to get off the couch” conversation. We talk about how multifaceted healthy living is and transformative it is when children find activities that they are good at. It’s beautiful stuff. You should listen to our TWO interviews (especially the Deep Dive) or podcasts

4 min2011 DEC 28
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Childhood Obesity: Fitness vs Movement

Certified Professional Midwives and Homebirth

Audra Phillips, CPM and Treasurer for Midwives Alliance of North America took the time to talk about her path to becoming a Certified Professional Midwife and the importance of home birth being a safe option in the US. I think this conversation is very timely since 'Mother Robin' won CNN Hero of the Year just last week. The internet has been a buzz with midwifery--but midwifery in the US has had an "interesting" evolution and is highly politically and at times emotionally charged. Watch the interviews on my Vimeo Channel here: http://vimeo.com/channels/pitchforksoptional OR listen to the podcasts on iTunes. In our TWO LOVELY conversations we cover: How to get your feet wet in midwifery The apprenticeship process The difference between CPMs and CNMs What a Family Centered Birth looks like Her perspective in the importance in home birth Disparities in birth outcomes in the US Access to car

6 min2011 DEC 21
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Certified Professional Midwives and Homebirth

Better Than The World Cup- Soccer Without Borders Baltimore

You may have heard about soccer being used as a tool to engage at risk immigrant children. Well, Jill Pardini is doing just that with Soccer Without Borders-Baltimore (SWBBaltimore). This is heart-work. This is justice work. This is transformational stuff in Baltimore, MD. Even though I wave my hands so much during the interviews that I look like a baby bird trying to take flight--you HAVE to watch the videos or at least listen to the podcasts on iTunes. When you get overwhelmed with all the bad news streaming in from other media sources...come back and listen again. The Grinch himself would join SWBBaltimore at practice because their work is just that good. Stop and imagine--You are 8 or 14 years old and most of your life has been spent in camps in foreign countries because your home country is too war torn to live in or you barely escaped ethnic/religious cleansing. You survived but yo

8 min2011 DEC 14
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Better Than The World Cup- Soccer Without Borders Baltimore

A Community Cafe May Reduce Food Insecurity in D.C.

Last year, 50 million people—including 17 million children—lived infood insecurehouseholds in the United States. This means that more than potentially someone you and I know were not able to afford an adequate supply of food. In DC, 12.9 percent of households were food insecure. It has gotten so bad that in October Sesame Street added Lily (a Muppet) to the cast who sometimes cannot afford to eat. That makes me mad. Really. (as my mom would add for emphasis) Annette Ryan, Executive Director of Everybody Eats, and her team have decided that there is a sustainable and non-soup kitchen way to address this issue. They will start a cafe. (If the video does not load click here to view http://vimeo.com/33203229) Now before you start choking on your coffee and yell at the screen about the high rate of failure in the restaurant industry. Some researchers found that contrary to popular belief only

6 min2011 DEC 6
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A Community Cafe May Reduce Food Insecurity in D.C.
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Latest Episodes

Expert Witness: Assessing Kony 2012 With Reason

It’s not often that when a video that goes viral: A: It is about an actual issue and not a cute but mischievous cat. B: It causes serious discussions across social and news networks. C: You are related to an expert of the topic of controversy. As a result I am beyond pleased that I had the excuse to interview my father Rev. Dr. Emmanuel K. Twesigye, Aden S. and Mollie Wollam Benedicts Professor of Christian Studies, at Ohio Wesleyan University. Dr. Twesigye has studied the Lord’s Resistance Army in the context of his academic background in Christian ethics, theology and church history for the past several decades. As a result, he is able to give us a point of view on the current controversy over the video, Kony 2012, that is not the result of rigorous googling but rather a career of research and personal knowledge of Uganda, as he left as an adult avoiding persecution from Idi Amin. Here

8 min2012 MAR 12
Comments
Expert Witness: Assessing Kony 2012 With Reason

In Sickness And In Health 2.0

Talking with Graham Dodge Co-Founder and CEO of Sickweather made me not only very excited for the future of health 2.0 but also for his company. During the naming process they made an important distinction between health and sickness. This astuteness not only allowed them to avoid the “noise” of competing with companies named Health XXX or XXX Health but in addition, provides a great deal of clarity for the consumer when confronted with a name like Sickweather. You know what you are looking for and you know what you are trying to avoid. In our first interview Graham gives us the skinny on: The problem they are trying to solve Why his team chose this route to solve “the problem” The turning point that brought led them to Sickweather A tangible tip on start-ups As usual our Deep Dive gives us the room to explore burning questions like: How do you deal with concerns about privacy and social

4 min2012 FEB 7
Comments
In Sickness And In Health 2.0

Navigating Global Health as a Nurse Practitioner

Mark Anthony Gregorio, ANP-BC, have a Deep Dive conversation about culture shock, working in a culture that doesn't know what NPs do, learning how to expand your formulary and the benefits of generosity. Boldly going where other NPs go? I’ve met only a few nurse practitioners that have gone into global health and when I do-- they tend to be CNMs. So I was thrilled when Mark Anthony Gregorio, ANP-BC (adult nurse practitioner) and I bumped into each other on Twitter. For many, just getting through the gauntlet of training is enough of an “adventure” for many. I especially wanted to talk to Mark Gregario because he entered the global health route by doing a global health fellowship that was sponsored by his employer. In our 5 min warm up interview we talk about his calling to join the health care field as a child in the Philippines and tangible tips for NPs interested in putting their toe i

5 min2012 JAN 31
Comments
Navigating Global Health as a Nurse Practitioner

Boomers- Disruptive From Birth

Ahh Boomers. As the saying goes—They changed the world in the ‘60s and in their 60s they may do it again. Being itinerant in nature—they view life after 65 differently than other generations. They are not interested in going to a nursing home (apparently neither are 75 year olds, per my interview) since those are for “old people.” They do not intend to medically combust and bankrupt Medicare as many policy wonks spend sleepless nights fretting about. So what are they going to do? Well according to Barbara Raynor, Managing Director of Boomers Leading Change in Health, lots of things. In our first interview she introduces their organizational concept and theory of change. You’ll get most of the goodies below in the Deep Dive which is only available via podcast on iTunes. The rigorous 40 hour training that all volunteers must complete. The curriculum design and how they have tweaked it over

4 min2012 JAN 18
Comments
Boomers- Disruptive From Birth

Post-Partum Depression, Perinatal Mood Disorders And Anxiety Oh My!

Several years ago a friend of mine had a baby while we were both in nurse practitioner school. She had a typical first pregnancy, labor and delivery. I visited the family several times in the hospital and bonding appeared to be going just fine. In the few weeks that followed the birth things began to unravel. Breastfeeding was not going well, she wasn’t feeling like herself and even her husband called to appeal for help. During a light moment, we laughed about how “we of all people” trained in women’s health had no idea what to do to make things better. And then I stopped laughing. Between 10-15 percent of mothers will have postpartum depression within the first year after giving birth (CDC) Pregnant women are more likely to die from suicide than most other common complications of pregnancy (Obstetrics & Gynecology) You or someone close to you is pregnant right now or are new parents Wat

4 min2012 JAN 10
Comments
Post-Partum Depression, Perinatal Mood Disorders And Anxiety Oh My!

Blazing A Trail: Clinician Entrepreneur Makes App for Diabetes–Shares Passion For Health Innovation

I already shared with you how much I loved my conversation with Dr. Jennifer Shine Dyer last month when I previewed our chat because I couldn’t keep all the insights to myself. It’s time for you—especially clinicians who think you are so cool and innovative to listen to our two interview sessions on the Vimeo Channel or on iTunes as a podcast. It’s also for people who are thinking about creating a health based app or another aspect of mobile health. Everyone wants to be innovative. Lots of people are into making health “patient centered.” Dr. Shine Dyer does both of these things AND has shown that her methods actually improve health outcomes. Which I have to say is why I love EndoGodess so much—the app is more than an electronic pamphlet. It engages the user, has rewards and gets people to check their blood sugar (which on later blood tests showed that more frequent checking led to bette

7 min2012 JAN 3
Comments
Blazing A Trail: Clinician Entrepreneur Makes App for Diabetes–Shares Passion For Health Innovation

Childhood Obesity: Fitness vs Movement

One Teacher’s Push to Inspire Activity for a Lifetime Forget the PE of your childhood. Caitlin Dugre, Middle School Physical Education Teacher and High School Field & Track Coach, shares how she went from not liking gym class and soccer to re-envisioning her life as an active person and sharing her passion with kids as a Physical Education Teacher. (Click here for video & here for iTunes podcast) I was skeptical. I asked her about why people talk about “movement” instead of exercise. I had flashbacks of my 4th grade PE teacher…we were not friends. I LOVED our Deep Dive conversation because we went beyond the usual “Johnny needs to get off the couch” conversation. We talk about how multifaceted healthy living is and transformative it is when children find activities that they are good at. It’s beautiful stuff. You should listen to our TWO interviews (especially the Deep Dive) or podcasts

4 min2011 DEC 28
Comments
Childhood Obesity: Fitness vs Movement

Certified Professional Midwives and Homebirth

Audra Phillips, CPM and Treasurer for Midwives Alliance of North America took the time to talk about her path to becoming a Certified Professional Midwife and the importance of home birth being a safe option in the US. I think this conversation is very timely since 'Mother Robin' won CNN Hero of the Year just last week. The internet has been a buzz with midwifery--but midwifery in the US has had an "interesting" evolution and is highly politically and at times emotionally charged. Watch the interviews on my Vimeo Channel here: http://vimeo.com/channels/pitchforksoptional OR listen to the podcasts on iTunes. In our TWO LOVELY conversations we cover: How to get your feet wet in midwifery The apprenticeship process The difference between CPMs and CNMs What a Family Centered Birth looks like Her perspective in the importance in home birth Disparities in birth outcomes in the US Access to car

6 min2011 DEC 21
Comments
Certified Professional Midwives and Homebirth

Better Than The World Cup- Soccer Without Borders Baltimore

You may have heard about soccer being used as a tool to engage at risk immigrant children. Well, Jill Pardini is doing just that with Soccer Without Borders-Baltimore (SWBBaltimore). This is heart-work. This is justice work. This is transformational stuff in Baltimore, MD. Even though I wave my hands so much during the interviews that I look like a baby bird trying to take flight--you HAVE to watch the videos or at least listen to the podcasts on iTunes. When you get overwhelmed with all the bad news streaming in from other media sources...come back and listen again. The Grinch himself would join SWBBaltimore at practice because their work is just that good. Stop and imagine--You are 8 or 14 years old and most of your life has been spent in camps in foreign countries because your home country is too war torn to live in or you barely escaped ethnic/religious cleansing. You survived but yo

8 min2011 DEC 14
Comments
Better Than The World Cup- Soccer Without Borders Baltimore

A Community Cafe May Reduce Food Insecurity in D.C.

Last year, 50 million people—including 17 million children—lived infood insecurehouseholds in the United States. This means that more than potentially someone you and I know were not able to afford an adequate supply of food. In DC, 12.9 percent of households were food insecure. It has gotten so bad that in October Sesame Street added Lily (a Muppet) to the cast who sometimes cannot afford to eat. That makes me mad. Really. (as my mom would add for emphasis) Annette Ryan, Executive Director of Everybody Eats, and her team have decided that there is a sustainable and non-soup kitchen way to address this issue. They will start a cafe. (If the video does not load click here to view http://vimeo.com/33203229) Now before you start choking on your coffee and yell at the screen about the high rate of failure in the restaurant industry. Some researchers found that contrary to popular belief only

6 min2011 DEC 6
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A Community Cafe May Reduce Food Insecurity in D.C.
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