Episode 18: The Smokescreen Around Vaping

Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, has become popular over the last few years. While initially touted as a safe solution for chronic smokers to ditch the habit, we are now seeing a rapid rise in serious respiratory illnesses associated with vaping. As of today (9/5/19) over 200 individuals have been affected there have been two deaths. In this episode we talk about our own experiences with vaping, why you need to be concerned about your children, and how vaping may impact your health and well-being. As always, we do it with humor and candor!

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Episode 17: Terror in America

This episode was recorded on Facebook Live with our special guest, Dr. Alauna, Trauma Psychiatrist. We discuss gun violence and mass shootings in America, our response to psychological trauma and so much more! Our minds were completely blown by the information shared and we’re sure yours will be also. Due to some “colorful language” the podcast audio has been edited so you can listen in the car with your babies. Please be sure to follow Dr. Alauna on social media. If you’d like more information about her upcoming event, The Trauma Cure, which will be held in Houston on 10/26/19, go to thetraumacure.eventbrite.com.

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Episode 16: How Much Do You Love Yourself?

In this episode the lady docs of The Real Rx discuss the importance of self care. Self care not a gimmick and it’s not selfish. For more information and useful tips, get your copy of Dr. Felicia’s book “Fill Your Cup”: https://www.amazon.com/Fill-Your-Cup-Physicians-Masterfully-ebook/dp/B07N1SJBTG

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Episode 15: Back to School Health Checklist

It’s back to school season! We know parents are busy shopping for school supplies, but there are some other important things related to your child’s health and wellness that should be on your to-do list. We discuss tips for elementary through college students. Dr. Rochester has a fantastic resource for college students and their parents: Healthcare Navigation 101: A Guide for College-Bound Students (and Parents!), available on Amazon. (bit.ly/drnicolebook). *Bonus (from the Blooper reel): which cohost can’t wait for her kids to go back to school/daycare? LOL. Let us know on FB or IG!

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Episode 14: You are NOT the Doctor!

In this episode, we are keeping it REAL about the differences between physicians and mid-level providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants). We are all important members of the medical team but we are NOT equal. It’s important for patients to understand the title, experience and training of the individuals who are treating them.

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Episode 13: What is Your Healthcare Zipcode?

In this episode we discuss health and healthcare disparities, which are differences in health outcomes depending on where you live, your race or ethnicity, income, gender, or sexual orientation. What are food deserts and food swamps? Why are so many black women dying in childbirth? What can patients and caregivers do to ensure they are receiving equitable care?

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Episode 10: Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, which got us thinking- why is such an observance even necessary? Because many of us are addicted to our cell phones. Are you one of them? Listen to this episode then take the free quiz to find out: https://bewellacademy.lpages.co/trxcellphone/

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Episode 7: Sickle Cell Disease

In honor of World Sickle Cell Day (6/19/19), the ladies of The Real Rx discussed sickle cell disease- diagnosis, symptoms, complications, and the difficulties many patients face when seeking adequate treatment for chronic pain.

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Episode 6: Let’s Hear it for the Men! Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month! In this episode, we are joined by special guest, Alphonso “Kibi” Becote, award-winning speaker and opinion leader, to discuss the issues that affect our men. Why don’t men go to the doctor? What can we women do to support our men so they can be well? We discuss these topics and much more! For your free download, “Top 7 Screening Tests for Men”

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