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Continuum is a podcast by Vibra Healthcare dedicated to YOUR health. Focused on inspiring and educating, Continuum is a collection of conversations with individuals from throughout the healthcare world. From patients to providers, our guests share their stories and the lessons they've learned along the way. Whether you're a survivor, a caregiver, a healthcare professional or none of the above, Continuum has something for you.

Continuum is a podcast by Vibra Healthcare dedicated to YOUR health. Focused on inspiring and educating, Continuum is a collection of conversations with individuals from throughout the healthcare world. From patients to providers, our guests share their stories and the lessons they've learned along the way. Whether you're a survivor, a caregiver, a healthcare professional or none of the above, Continuum has something for you.
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Continuum is a podcast by Vibra Healthcare dedicated to YOUR health. Focused on inspiring and educating, Continuum is a collection of conversations with individuals from throughout the healthcare world. From patients to providers, our guests share their stories and the lessons they've learned along the way. Whether you're a survivor, a caregiver, a healthcare professional or none of the above, Continuum has something for you.

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Episodes

Respiratory Failure & Ventilator Weaning: Dr. Albert Loerinc

8/7/2019
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When a person is critically ill and cannot breathe on their own, they are placed on a mechanical ventilator. Commonly referred to as “life support,” ventilators breathe for the patient. Weaning a patient from a ventilator is a complex process that has been greatly improved through the use of state-of-the-art technology. On this episode of Continuum, Dr. Albert Loerinc, a pulmonologist and Vibra Healthcare’s National LTAC Medical Advisor, joins us to discuss respiratory failure and ventilator...

Duration:00:36:14

What is Aphasia?: Nichole Reynolds, MS/CCC-SLP

6/19/2019
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Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from an injury to the brain. Though about two million Americans are living with it, very few know what aphasia is. On this episode of Continuum, Nichole Reynolds of US Physical Therapy, Inc. joins us to discuss aphasia. Nichole holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists. Nichole explains the basic types of aphasia and how they can affect a person’s ability to communicate. She explains how a speech-language...

Duration:00:26:28

International Nurses and the US Nursing Shortage: Val Pasnau

5/23/2019
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With an aging population that outnumbers younger generations, the United States is facing a shortage of nurses. To meet that demand, healthcare organizations are hiring nurses from abroad. On this episode of Continuum, Val Pasnau joins us to discuss this topic. Val is the VP of Clinical Development and Operations at Vibra Healthcare. She works to educate nurses throughout the organization and is a key figure in Vibra’s international nurses program. Val explains the reasons behind the nursing...

Duration:00:32:12

Life as a New Amputee: Liz Zemke, RN, MS, CCM

4/18/2019
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Amputation can be quite intimidating, and even scary, for a person facing limb loss. But while many things may require a new approach and some retraining, amputees often live a very full and active life. A key component to helping new amputees get from fear to flourishing is peer support. On this episode of Continuum, we’re joined by Liz Zemke of San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Liz is an RN of 48 years and a below-the-knee amputee of 25 years. She serves as a certified peer...

Duration:00:49:57

Understanding MS: Kristen Hollinger, PhD

3/29/2019
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Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a disease which attacks the body’s central nervous system. It affects over one million people in the United States, alone. And while there is no known cure, there has been great progress in treating the symptoms of MS. On this episode of Continuum, we’re joined by Kristen Hollinger of Johns Hopkins University. Kristen is a research associate with the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology. Kristen provides an explanation of what Multiple...

Duration:00:40:29

Heart Disease in Minorities: Jessica Hover

2/28/2019
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and has been for several decades. Every 80 seconds, someone dies of heart disease. But 80% of those deaths are preventable. And while heart disease affects people of all demographics, our country’s multicultural population is at a disproportionally high risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. On this episode, we’re joined by Jessica Hover of the American Heart Association. Jessica is the Development Director for the...

Duration:00:25:51

LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG®: Helping People with Parkinson’s Get Loud and Big

1/10/2019
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People diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease, experience a variety of symptoms, at varying levels of progression and severity. Two areas often affected in these individuals are their vocal loudness and their physical movements. LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG are two programs aimed at these challenges. On this episode, we’re joined by Laura Guse and Angela Halpern of LSVT Global. Laura is the Chief Clinical Officer of LSVT BIG and Angela is the Chief Clinical Officer of LSVT...

Duration:00:47:59

Veterans and Healthcare - Melani Gonzalez and Mae Weathersby

11/15/2018
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Our veterans serve nobly and without thinking about what’s in it for them. And while service does come with certain benefits, like educational opportunities via the GI Bill, it also comes with unique challenges. One of those challenges is navigating the healthcare landscape and the often-complex VA Hospital system. On this episode, we’re joined by Melani Gonzalez and Mae Weathersby. Melani is the Chief Marketing Officer and Mae is the Chief Clinical Officer for Vibra Hospital of Richardson...

Duration:00:39:04

What is Physical Therapy? - Jennifer Hata, DPT

10/25/2018
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A common misconception about physical therapy is that it’s only massages and treatments for athletes. But, physical therapy spans a wide range of applications for many individuals. Whether you suffer from chronic pain or dizziness associated with vertigo, physical therapy may even help you. On this episode, we’re joined by Jennifer Hata, DPT. Jennifer is a physical therapist at San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Fresno, CA. She explains the differences between physical and...

Duration:00:35:10

#NoMoreBadDays - Brisa Alfaro

9/12/2018
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Completely present, but unable to move or speak – that’s the reality Brisa Alfaro found herself in after suffering a pons stroke at just 32-years-old. Trapped in her own body – known as locked-in syndrome – Brisa was given a less than 1% chance of returning to any kind of normal life. But that just wasn’t acceptable to Brisa. Brisa joins Continuum as our first guest to share her incredible story of perseverance. She tells of the surreal experience of figuring out she was “locked-in,” the...

Duration:00:45:07

Introducing...Continuum

8/31/2018
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Get to know our hosts, Kyle and Jason, as they discuss the purpose of Continuum, what inspired the podcast, and what you can expect in the future.

Duration:00:05:21