Voices in the Family Hosted by Dr. Dan Gottlieb, Voices in the Family hosts thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships.
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The Cost of Care

As the population ages, more and more people want to stay in their own home as opposed to transitioning to a nursing home facility. There is a great need for professional home care workers— it's one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. But there are a few problems. First, home care is very expensive. The second problem is that home aids and nurses are oftentimes undervalued and underpaid. Joining us for this Voices in the Family special are Joan Doyle, Executive Director of Penn's Home and Hospice Care program, and Tony Heriza, producer for the new documentary, Care. Dr. Dan Gottlieb also hosts a live panel discussion with two home care agency owners, Karen Kulp of Home Care Associates, and Mark Baiada of Bayada Home Health Care. Lisa Savage and Laurie Bahajak, two home care workers, join the conversation to weigh in on their personal experiences in the field. The post The Cost of Care appeared first on WHYY.

An unlikely ally in the fight against depression

Research points to a weapon in the fight against depression that may sound counterintuitive: Sleep deprivation. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings. The post An unlikely ally in the fight against depression appeared first on WHYY.

The silence surrounding postpartum depression

Many women who have postpartum depression don't talk about their condition – and don't ask for help. That's according to new research. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings. The post The silence surrounding postpartum depression appeared first on WHYY.

Emotional Support for In Vitro Patients

About one in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant – and many end up pursuing fertility treatments. The process can be emotionally exhausting – or even traumatizing. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss what kind of mental health support is needed. The post Emotional Support for In Vitro Patients appeared first on WHYY.

Find the positive in feeling negative

When you're feeling grumpy, or irritated, or sad – the best remedy might be to embrace those negative feelings – that's according to new research. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings. The post Find the positive in feeling negative appeared first on WHYY.

Are obese people treated differently at the doctor's office?

Being judged for your weight in a doctor's office can have serious side effects. That's according to a new review of research on the treatment of obese people in medical settings. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings The post Are obese people treated differently at the doctor's office? appeared first on WHYY.

Can meditation ease chronic pain?

With the country in the midst of an addiction crisis, health care providers are looking for new ways to treat their patients' pain without prescribing heavy-duty opioids. That's especially true for patients with chronic pain. A new study finds that a simple, brief intervention shows promise. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the research. The post Can meditation ease chronic pain? appeared first on WHYY.

How to support cancer patients

When a friend, a neighbor or co-worker is dealing with cancer – most of us want to chime in – with messages of support, or empathy. But what we end up saying sometimes isn't very helpful. Take a look at the comments posted on the Facebook page of Cure magazine, which serves the cancer community. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss what to say – and NOT to say. The post How to support cancer patients appeared first on WHYY.

The Pain of it All

At some point or another we all confront some sort of pain. Pain is necessary. We need it to alert us that something is wrong, but when acute pain turns to chronic pain, everything changes. So we need the pain, but not so much of it. That's the territory Dr Dan Gottlieb explores in this Voices in the Family special. To take a look at our complex relationship with chronic pain, he invited psychologist Dr. Brenda Byrne who has been practicing for over 30 years. Originally with the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Program, Byrne now treats people with both sleep disorders and pain. She is a longtime board member of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society and is its recent past president. And Dr Michael Sabia, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and the Division Head of Pain Management and the Pain Medicine Fellowship director at Cooper University Health care. Chronic pain affects nearly twice as many people as diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined! But statistics don't begin to address the human side of pain. Pain isolates and affects social and familial relationships, quality of life and puts us at increased risk for depression and suicide. So what can be done? Sure there's medication, but some of those come with significant side effects. In this conversation, Dr. Gottlieb and his guests say that there is plenty that can be done to both diminish and learn to live with chronic pain. The post The Pain of it All appeared first on WHYY.

Could magnesium help treat depression?

Millions of Americans suffer with depression – and traditional medications used to treat the illness are expensive, and can have a lot of side effects. New research from the University of Vermont shows that over-the-counter magnesium could be effective to treat mild to moderate depression. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings. The post Could magnesium help treat depression? appeared first on WHYY.

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