Live on the Radio September 9th
Our good friend, Dr. Benzi Kluger, an associate professor of neurology and Director of the Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus joins Murphy to update us on the exciting progress of his clinic. Utilizing supportive and palliative care, Benzi’s approach is based on the concept of relieving suffering and improving the quality of people’s lives that are diagnosed with a neurological disease. This is a total team effort including the doctor, a nurse, a social worker and a chaplain. By closing the gaps in patient care, Dr. Kruger is undertaking a research project with Parkinson’s disease to validate that this model of care leads to better patient quality of life, better caregiver quality of life, while at the same time reducing the cost of this health care for all of us. We can all hope that this becomes the model for future health care.
Meet Frank Griggs, and his buddy, Bo, a beautiful Golden Retriever. Together, Frank and Bo have created a wonderful new program, Veteran’s Puppy for Life Organization. The program is designed to provide puppies to Veterans with PTSD free of charge provided the Vet takes the puppy through the pre-arranged service dog training of 40 weeks. Frank tells us his personal story and why it has led to his quest to start and run this grass roots program. We were all blown away and wish Frank the best of success in his endeavors. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-946-3321.
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