Sept. 16, 2022

How Community Can Make Us Healthier

How Community Can Make Us Healthier
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An ongoing 10-year community-based project is improving the health of residents through investments in long-term health programs. Esther Dyson, the founder of Wellville, explains how community collaboration and resident involvement can have positive impacts on quality of life.

Plus, Terry and Dr. Bob discuss the latest health news, including AARP’s new financial report, which shows the bulk of its funding comes from insurance royalty deals.

And news from the FDA reveals the potential link between breast implants and cancer. Kate speaks with Maria Gmitro of the Breast Implant Safety Alliance to hear what this means for the patient community.

Finally, stick around to the end of the show to hear from patient correspondent Ashley Rankin Collins on breast cancer early detection.


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent


Esther Dyson, Founder of Wellville

Maria Gmitro, President and Co-Founder of Breast Implant Safety Alliance

Ashley Rankin Collins, Patient Correspondent


AARP 2021 Financial Reports

About Wellville

Breast Implant Safety Alliance

FDA MedWatch

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