Lessons from the Dying (Encore)

Posted on November 8, 2023 by Liz Dederich

A “death doula” or “spiritual midwife” shares stories of how she helps enhance people’s journeys to the other side. Dick’s guest is Karin Medall of the Artful Healing Studio.

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911: A New Approach When Calls Involve a Mentally Disturbed Person

Posted on September 20, 2023 by Liz Dederich

Nearly 20% of all 911 calls involve a mentally disturbed person. In the past, all of these calls were responded to by police with little to no mental health training, sometimes ending in tragedy. Recently, there has been a push to create mental health emergency response teams to provide proper support for those in crisis. […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Posted on August 9, 2023 by Liz Dederich

What is bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression)? How common is it? Can it be cured, treated or controlled? Dick’s guest is Tina Willits. She has a masters degree in social work and currently manages senior living communities and home healthcare for seniors. Tina was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after manic episodes in her […]

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Adult ADHD

Posted on March 30, 2022 by Liz Dederich

Between 5 to 7% of American adults live with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A surprising effect is their life expectancy is up to 8 1/2 years shorter. Learn the reasons behind this health risk and how to best manage this disorder. Dick’s guest, Mindy Perry LCSW, is the ADHD program director for the SW […]

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Primary Care Physicians Today

Posted on August 18, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

How has the role of primary care physicians (PCP) changed over the last 30 years? Has it changed for better or for worse? What should patients know to get the most out of their primary care physician? Dick’s guest, Dr. Randall Haas, is a primary care physician with over 31 years of experience in Madison, […]

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LGBTQ+ Healthcare

Posted on April 1, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

Being LGBTQ+ is likely to have negative impacts on your healthcare. What problems remain in the field of healthcare and the ability of this community to access it? Dick’s guest, Dr. Kathy Oriel, M.D., M.S. is a physician specializing in LGBTQ+ healthcare and is the clinical founder of OUT HEALTH INC. in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Embracing Death

Posted on March 17, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

How can you learn to accept the process of death and dying instead of fearing it? Dick’s guest is Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, Psychotherapist, LPC, MPH and author of River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness.    

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Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

Posted on April 8, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest is Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, Psychotherapist, LPC, MPH and author of River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness.

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Racism and Black Women’s Health

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Black women in America have a different experience than white women with the healthcare system as well as maintaining their own good health. Why and what needs to be done? Dick’s guest is Lisa Peyton Caire, Founder and President of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness.

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Our Broken Healthcare System & How to Fix It

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest Dr. Timothy Harrington, author of two books on healthcare in the United States, offers his take and solutions on repairing our broken healthcare system.    

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Posted on January 16, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

More than 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Yet less than 10% believe they need treatment. How can the other 90% be convinced they need help? Dick’s guest is Steve Bruno, a recovering addict himself who became a professional interventionist and has done over 500 interventions in the last 17 years.  

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Chronic Pain Control Using Your Mind

Posted on January 3, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Nearly 1/3 of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Most turn to pain medications, which can lead to unpleasant side effects and/or addiction. Strategies using your mind can be very effective at reducing the suffering that accompanies chronic pain. Dick’s guest is Dr. Tamar Kelson, Senior Psychologist at  University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Binge Drinking

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Is binge drinking just a college phenomenon? How prevalent is it? Is it just innocent fun? When does it cross the line from fun to danger? Dick’s guest, Gabrielle Koren, LCSW, SAC shares surprising information on what binge drinking really is and how pervasive it is in our culture.

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Posted on April 26, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Can you do anything to prevent dementia? Are there effective treatments once you are afflicted? Dick’s guest is Dr. Ken Robbins, head of Psychiatric Gerontology at Stoughton Hospital as well as Adjunct Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Medical Marijuana

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Liz Dederich

How helpful is it in alleviating pain and discomfort? For which condition is it best suited to work? What are the risks? Dick’s guest is Dr. Angela Janis, Director of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling and Consultation Center and an advisor to state legislators on medical marijuana laws and legislation.

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Impaired Physicians

Posted on December 26, 2013 by TSC Admin

About 10% of doctors struggle with addiction to alcohol and drugs at some point in their career. How does this affect their skills and their patients? What are the protocols to force them to get help? How likely are doctors to recover when they enter treatment? Dick’s guest, Dr. Michael Miller is a board certified […]

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Overeating: The Emotional Aspects

Posted on June 19, 2012 by TSC Admin

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Anna Flach, returns to address the underlying emotional triggers that for so many lead to eating too much food and using food as a drug.

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Eating Disorders

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What are eating disorders? How common are they? Who is susceptible? How are they treated? Dr. Anna Flach, who has treated over 3,000 eating disorder patients and published in this area, shares her knowledge and experience.

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Losing Weight and Keeping it Off: The Gold Standard

Posted on June 13, 2012 by TSC Admin

Dick reviews current findings on losing weight from Harvard, the Mayo Clinic and elsewhere and combined with his clinical knowledge, experience and common sense, offers a plan that is workable for almost everyone to get to and stay at their desired weight.

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Health and Happiness: The Basics

Posted on May 23, 2012 by TSC Admin

Dr. Robert McGrath, distinguished psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares with Dick the basics from the science of happiness, as well as ideas for healthy living. A crash course to help you flourish.

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Stress Management

Posted on March 14, 2012 by TSC Admin

We all have stress. Some is toxic and some is healthy. Author, expert and lecturer Patricia Clason returns to help us learn to react to stress in a healthier way. For more information about this topic or Patricia Clason, please visit

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Smoking Cessation: The Science of Successfully Quitting

Posted on November 30, 2011 by TSC Admin

Dr. Eric Heilegenstein, University of Wisconsin psychiatrist and expert in the area of smoking cessation, discusses national trends in smoking, who succeeds and fails in their attempts to quit and how to increase your chances of quitting successfully.

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Adult ADHD

Posted on November 28, 2011 by TSC Admin

What is clinical ADHD? How common is it? Is it “fixable”? How does one live with an afflicted partner? This and more is covered with psychiatrist, author and expert on ADHD, Dr. Eric Heilegenstein. #AdultADHD

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