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The focus of our program is to educate, encourage, entertain and inspire you to enrich your physical, emotional, and spiritual life. Dr. Connie will share her experience and expertise as not only the White House doctor to three sitting Presidents, but also as a practicing physician at her own concierge medical practice. Guests on the program will consist of successful individuals in various fields who will impart knowledge and wisdom listeners can apply to their own lives. Topics include secrets for healthy living, choosing a relational partner, characteristics of highly successful people and tips for enhancing or reinventing your career. Dr. Connie’s focus will be positive, upbeat, humorous, and interesting for listeners. House Calls with Dr. Connie Mariano is broadcast live every Thursday at 4 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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The focus of our program is to educate, encourage, entertain and inspire you to enrich your physical, emotional, and spiritual life. Dr. Connie will share her experience and expertise as not only the White House doctor to three sitting Presidents, but also as a practicing physician at her own concierge medical practice. Guests on the program will consist of successful individuals in various fields who will impart knowledge and wisdom listeners can apply to their own lives. Topics include secrets for healthy living, choosing a relational partner, characteristics of highly successful people and tips for enhancing or reinventing your career. Dr. Connie’s focus will be positive, upbeat, humorous, and interesting for listeners. House Calls with Dr. Connie Mariano is broadcast live every Thursday at 4 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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English


Episodes
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Freedom and Fireworks

7/11/2024
In this special July episode, Dr. Connie dedicates the show to celebrating America’s 248th birthday. She opens with a heartfelt and important monologue reflecting on her nine years of service as the White House Doctor, during which she served three American presidents. Dr. Connie shares her unique insights into the presidential campaign, presidential health, and the crucial role of the White House Physician, offering her personal thoughts on the current political climate. In the second half of the show, we welcome an in-studio guest, pyrotechnician Kendon Victor of Fireworks Productions of Arizona. Kendon sheds light on his fascinating profession, explaining why working with fireworks is truly “a blast.” Tune in for this timely and illuminating show.

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Modern Dad

6/20/2024
Dr. Connie celebrates the month of June by honoring grads and dads. She taps into a valuable family resource by asking her oldest son, Andrew Stevens, to join her in the studio to talk about his most important job: being the father to three children under the age of 9. How do contemporary fathers raise their children, with the help of their wives, in today’s world? The modern dad often wears multiple hats and takes on responsibilities outside of their career. They lead in various capacities and see value in diversifying not only their financial portfolios but also family experiences. Join Dr. Connie and Andrew as they delve into the joys and struggles of fatherhood. They will discuss the evolving role of fathers, the balance between career and family, and the unique challenges and opportunities that come with being a dad today. Whether you’re a father, a mother, or someone interested in the dynamics of modern parenting, this episode offers valuable insights and heartfelt conversations.

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Doctor Mom

5/16/2024
In honor of Mother's Day, join Dr. Connie as she explores the beautiful intersection of family and medicine. What is life like for a mother who is also a practicing physician? Dr. Connie, a dedicated mother and grandmother, engages in a meaningful and practical conversation about motherhood with Dr. Mona Amini. Dr. Amini is not only a board-certified psychiatrist and owner of a private concierge psychiatric practice in Scottsdale, but is also a mother of two sons. Together, they delve into the unique challenges and rewards of balancing the demands of family life with a medical career. This episode is full of inspiring stories, valuable insights, and a celebration of the incredible strength and love of physician mothers. Your mother would want you to listen to this podcast, and your doctor would definitely approve!

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The Final Chapter: Are You Prepared?

4/18/2024
Let's address a topic that people are afraid to talk about. Taxes? Politics? No. In this episode, Dr. Connie confronts the conversation nobody wants to have: Dying. Are you prepared for your final chapter in this life? How do you envision your last days? What steps have you taken to ensure your care and comfort? Dr. Connie sits down with Bonnie Shimko, co-founder and CEO of Arizona Care Management Solutions, an esteemed authority in comprehensive elder care management. Together, they explore the importance of planning for the inevitable and the impact it can have on both you and your loved ones. Don't miss this important discussion that not only helps you prepare for the future but also provides solace to those left behind. Let's navigate the journey together and ease the burden of uncertainty.

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Dollars and Sense

3/21/2024
Dr. Connie Mariano sits down with a very special guest, Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, for a crucial conversation on financial literacy. It's a topic we often overlook, especially when it comes to teaching the next generation about managing finances. With Treasurer Yee's extensive experience from her eight years in the Arizona Legislature and her role as State Treasurer, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Together, they'll dive into the importance of money management and illuminate the current state of America's political landscape. This discussion is packed with insights, offering tips on earning and saving more effectively and demystifying the complexities of America's political climate. Tune in for an engaging, thought-provoking, and very relatable talk that you won't want to miss.

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Reservation for One, Please

2/15/2024
On Valentine’s Day, we think of couples sharing gifts of love and romantic dinners. But what about those happily flying solo? In the US, 46.4% of adults are single. Among the 117.6 million Americans without spouses, Ms. Kerry Damiano leads a full, active, productive, and fulfilling life without a spouse or life partner. Being alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Tune in as Dr. Connie welcomes a fellow world traveler to celebrate some of the joys of the single life.

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The Most Beautiful Time of the Year

12/21/2023
The Christmas Holidays with their tinsel and light are often the most beautiful time of the year. Dr Connie explores the magical world of beauty with friends Maureen Francisco, co-executive producer of NW Productions, and Jennifer Lloyd, reigning Miss Korea World. Fresh from her week in San Salvador as member of the selection committee at the Miss Universe Pageant, Dr. Connie provides unique insights into the world of pageantry, sharing her observations on the enchantment of beauty queens and the enduring quest for the crown. Join us for an engaging conversation that delves into the behind-the-scenes world of beauty, offering a fresh perspective on how it can add radiance and hope to your holiday season.

Duration:00:54:43

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Honoring our Veterans 1 Mile at a Time

11/16/2023
Step into the world of resilience and recovery as Dr. Connie pays tribute to fellow veteran Danny Mayberry. Having served on the front lines with three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy Corpsman, Danny's journey continued beyond the battlefield. Transitioning out of the military, he found himself facing a different kind of challenge—the battle of mental health and PTSD. Tune in to the conversation to hear Danny's compelling story and how he is leveraging his podcast, 1 Mile 1 Veteran, to forge relationships with fellow veterans who may be struggling as well.

Duration:00:53:08

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A New Doctor in the House

10/19/2023
Are there two doctors in the house? Dr. Connie's concierge medical practice at the Center for Executive Medicine recently welcomed Dr. Linda Eller, D.O. Join us in this engaging episode as Dr. Linda delves into her unique medical journey, background, and the essence of functional medicine. Both doctors explore the generational similarities and differences of the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare. This episode is full of medical wisdom and insights – it's just what the doctor ordered.

Duration:00:47:40

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Many Goals, Many Roles

9/21/2023
To many professionals, just being a particular profession is not enough to fulfill one's life. Dr. Connie and special guest Dr. Dena George share their experiences and passions that are filled with many goals, roles, and achievements. Tune in to explore how they've transcended the label of just doctors and found excitement and purpose in various other facets of their lives.

Duration:00:50:32

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Into Intuition: Listening to the Whisper Within

8/17/2023
Have you ever found yourself entranced by a gut feeling, that subtle nudge urging you towards a decision? Or perhaps you've heard that faint yet persuasive inner voice whispering, take the leap, only to witness amazing outcomes unfold. Join us on a transformative journey with Dr. Connie as she sits down with a remarkable guest, Joanna Garzilli – a professional psychic life coach renowned for her guidance to celebrities, corporate leaders, and individuals from all walks of life. In this captivating episode, Joanna Garzilli unravels the secrets of fine-tuning your intuitive prowess to sculpt a path towards improved life outcomes. Embark on a voyage of self-discovery as she shares her insights on how to tune into your own intuition.

Duration:00:50:48

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Stress Less through Mindfulness

7/20/2023
Summer should be a time of rest and relaxation. But in our nonstop world of 24/7 emails, texts, and calls, sometimes it is hard to slow down, step away, and go off-grid. How do you handle stress? Are you feeling anxious? Dr. Connie interviews psychiatry resident, Dr. Adrienne Adler-Neal, about how mindfulness and meditation can help you handle stress, lessen anxiety, and even be used to treat depression. Tune in, take a deep breath, and be present for this show.

Duration:00:52:02

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Honor Thy Father

6/15/2023
Celebrating fatherhood in June, Dr. Connie pays tribute to the vital role that fathers play in shaping the character of their children and families. In a heartfelt conversation, Dr. Connie has the privilege of hearing from Craig Clifford, a renowned real estate developer and devoted father of four sons. Craig graciously shares the invaluable lessons he has learned throughout his journey of raising his boys, providing his unique insights and perspectives on the art of parenting. Prepare to be moved as Craig reveals one of the most poignant messages he received—a final letter from his son John, written just before his passing from sarcoma in 2020. Listen in to learn about what matters most in raising children to become good people.

Duration:00:50:42

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In Honor of Moms: Past, Present, and Future

5/18/2023
The impact that mothers make in our lives is undeniable. Dr. Connie takes a moment to recognize the moms, grandmas and women who stepped into important roles for each of us and how they help make us the people we are today. She welcomes to the studio two young moms who share their motherhood experience and what they've learned - the hard stuff, the easy stuff, and what helps every day. Don't miss this special Mother's Day episode!

Duration:00:52:26

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Spring into New Life

4/20/2023
Dr Connie celebrates the joy of springtime with warmer weather and desert bloom. She also welcomes back Laura Ziff, to discuss re-birth and re-inventing yourself after retiring from professional work. How long do you plan to work? What does the “next chapter” look like for you? Tune in for ideas on how to transform the next phase of your life.

Duration:00:48:35

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How to be Heart Smart

3/16/2023
We have been so focused on preventing and treating COVID-19 these past three years, that we often forget that more Americans still die from heart disease. Dr. Connie invites in studio her former Mayo Clinic colleague, board-certified preventive cardiologist and founder of HealthspanMD, Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, to discuss how lifestyle habits that are good for your heart can also extend your lifespan. You don't want to miss this important episode that could be a life changer!

Duration:00:43:11

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The Gift of Love

2/16/2023
To quote Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... February is the month of love as we celebrate Valentine's Day and our commitments to family and friends. One of the many ways to show love is through the gift of jewelry, also known as rings and bling. Listen to this special episode with in-studio guest and jeweler that Dr. Connie refers to as “Lord of the Rings,” Hugo Rodriguez, owner of Platella Jewelers in Scottsdale, AZ.

Duration:00:46:56

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Embracing Change

1/19/2023
House Calls celebrates its 8th season with the New Year’s theme of embracing change in our lives. What are your New Year's resolutions? Many resolutions and goals involve making improvements to our outlook, habits, and routines, and learning how to embrace them. Dr Connie welcomes back Dr. Julie Anné who is the most frequent guest on the show, now returning for her 7th time. Make your resolution to tune in and get your year off to a great start!

Duration:00:47:59

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All I Want for Christmas

12/15/2022
The holidays are a wonderful time of year for giving and receiving. Sometimes the best gifts in life aren't just things, and we come to find that experiences and relationships can be more fulfilling. Dr. Connie welcomes two special guests: Her son, Andrew, and granddaughter, Addison, who is the youngest guest to ever join her in-studio. O come, all ye, listen to this special Christmas episode, and find out if Addie gets her two front teeth!

Duration:00:46:51

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Grace and Gratitude

11/17/2022
As we enter this special time of year highlighted by the holidays, Dr. Connie brings to mind some of the unique challenges of the season. The pandemic took a toll on American lives, and many of the effects are more apparent this time of year. In the aftermath of COVID-19's impact on American society, alcohol and addiction-related deaths soared in our country. Dr. Jerry Law, Executive Director of the Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ, joins the show to discuss how to cope with the stressors of the holidays and focus on gratitude. Dr. Law has numerous years of experience evaluating and treating alcohol and substance abuse. Tune in to this timely show that might even save your life or the life of a loved one.

Duration:00:47:26