Breast Implant Recalls and Safety with Maria Gmitro

The life of breast implants varies by person and cannot be predicted. That means everyone with breast implants may need additional surgeries, but no one can predict when. Patients can also request additional surgeries to modify the aesthetic outcome, such as size or shape. Tune in as Maria Gmitro explains the breast implants and safety measures of it.  Meet Maria Gmitro  Maria Gmitro holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional/Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida and is the Director of Community Outreach & Patient Advocacy for TrackMy Solutions, a medical device tracking/patient alerting company. Maria experienced illness from newly FDA approved breast implants and regained health upon removal. After healing, she decided to take action by supporting other women suffering from breast implant illness and BIA-ALCL through various support groups. She testified in front of the FDA at the most recent hearing on the safety of breast implants in March 2019. Maria is President and co-founder of Breast Implant Safety Alliance (BISA Nonprofit). In September of 2019, she and her BISA organization were the first patient advocacy group given a booth at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons “Plastic Surgery The Meeting.” Through her experience, she learned of the[…..]

Types of Illnesses Associated with Breast Implants with Maria Gmitro

Should I get breast implants? Should they be saline or silicone? Which style? Those are common questions people have when considering breast implants. Join us in this episode as Maria Gmitro deeps dive into the types of illnesses associated with breast implants. Meet Maria Gmitro  Maria Gmitro holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional/Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida and is the Director of Community Outreach & Patient Advocacy for TrackMy Solutions, a medical device tracking/patient alerting company. Maria experienced illness from newly FDA approved breast implants and regained health upon removal. After healing, she decided to take action by supporting other women suffering from breast implant illness and BIA-ALCL through various support groups. She testified in front of the FDA at the most recent hearing on the safety of breast implants in March 2019. Maria is President and co-founder of Breast Implant Safety Alliance (BISA Nonprofit). In September of 2019, she and her BISA organization were the first patient advocacy group given a booth at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons “Plastic Surgery The Meeting.” Through her experience, she learned of the greater issues with medical devices and advocates in DC for medical device safety. She serves as[…..]

One Person’s Story with Breast Implant Illness with Maria Gmitro

In today’s episode, Maria Gmitro joins us to share an inspiring story about breast implant illness. Listen now! Meet Maria Gmitro  Maria Gmitro holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional/Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida and is the Director of Community Outreach & Patient Advocacy for TrackMy Solutions, a medical device tracking/patient alerting company. Maria experienced illness from newly FDA approved breast implants and regained health upon removal. After healing, she decided to take action by supporting other women suffering from breast implant illness and BIA-ALCL through various support groups. She testified in front of the FDA at the most recent hearing on the safety of breast implants in March 2019. Maria is President and co-founder of Breast Implant Safety Alliance (BISA Nonprofit). In September of 2019, she and her BISA organization were the first patient advocacy group given a booth at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons “Plastic Surgery The Meeting.” Through her experience, she learned of the greater issues with medical devices and advocates in DC for medical device safety. She serves as a breast implant representative for Medical Device Problems Advocacy of ASHES Nonprofit. She also serves as a breast implant patient representative for the National[…..]

Senior Health: Breast Implant Illness with Dr. Maria Gmitro

Maria Gmitro is President and co-founder of Breast Implant Safety Alliance (BISA Nonprofit). Sadly, Maria experienced illness from newly FDA-approved breast implants back in 2014. After getting the implants removed, Maria felt instantly better. Now, Maria loves to educate others and help people who are experiencing symptoms from their breast implants. There are many illnesses and system symptoms related to breast implants, including fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, anxiety, depression, and more. Tune in as Maria explains what you can do if you think you’re suffering from an illness related to breast implants or other medical devices. In This Episode: [04:35] Maria speaks about her journey with illness from breast implants.  [12:50] The illnesses that are associated with breast implants.   [20:25] Breast implant recalls: what you need to know.  [29:00] Everyone reacts differently to a medical device; think about the symptoms before getting an implant.  [31:30] Do extensive research before getting anything implanted into your body.  Key Takeaways: The most common systemic symptoms from breast implants are fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, anxiety, hair loss, depression, rash, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and weight fluctuation.  Memory loss, depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, and neurological deficits may not be from aging; instead, they may[…..]

Must Have Conversations Between Couples After Retirement With Dori Mintzer

Listen now as Dr. Dori Mintzer talks about the must have conversations between couples after retirement. Meet Dr. Dori Mintzer  With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer is a speaker/retirement transition, money, relationship, and executive coach/ therapist/ consultant/ writer. She weaves adult development, holistic life planning and positive psychology into programs that tap and shape clients’ energies into roadmaps for wiser, more enhanced living. She hosts the popular monthly Revolutionize your Retirement Interview with Expert’s Series on the 4th Tuesday of each month, open to professionals and the public. She provides Keynotes, breakout sessions, webinars and podcasts and facilitates workshops for professional and community groups.  Dorian is co-author of the award winning book, The Couples Retirement Puzzle: The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together, co-producer of The Career Playbook: Second Half Plays and has contributed to a number of other books. She has been featured in a variety of print and digital outlets such as the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, CNN Money, Forbes, Next Avenue, The Financial Times, NPR, ABC Evening News and the Today Show and has given a Ted X talk focused on “Embracing your Bonus Years: A Time[…..]

How to Jumpstart Your Life After Retirement With Dr. Dori Mintzer

It’s best to plan ahead to ensure a successful and happy retirement. But it’s not just financial planning that’s important. It’s important to plan out your activities as well. Join us in today’s episode with our guest Dr. Dori Mintzer. Meet Dr. Dori Mintzer  With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer is a speaker/retirement transition, money, relationship, and executive coach/ therapist/ consultant/ writer. She weaves adult development, holistic life planning and positive psychology into programs that tap and shape clients’ energies into roadmaps for wiser, more enhanced living. She hosts the popular monthly Revolutionize your Retirement Interview with Expert’s Series on the 4th Tuesday of each month, open to professionals and the public. She provides Keynotes, breakout sessions, webinars and podcasts and facilitates workshops for professional and community groups.  Dorian is co-author of the award winning book, The Couples Retirement Puzzle: The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together, co-producer of The Career Playbook: Second Half Plays and has contributed to a number of other books. She has been featured in a variety of print and digital outlets such as the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, CNN Money, Forbes, Next Avenue, The Financial[…..]

Common Problems Retirement Poses For Seniors With Dr. Dori Mintzer

Stay tuned as Dr. Dori Mintzer explains the most common problems retirement poses for seniors in this episode. Meet Dr. Dori Mintzer  With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer is a speaker/retirement transition, money, relationship, and executive coach/ therapist/ consultant/ writer. She weaves adult development, holistic life planning and positive psychology into programs that tap and shape clients’ energies into roadmaps for wiser, more enhanced living. She hosts the popular monthly Revolutionize your Retirement Interview with Expert’s Series on the 4th Tuesday of each month, open to professionals and the public. She provides Keynotes, breakout sessions, webinars and podcasts and facilitates workshops for professional and community groups.  Dorian is co-author of the award winning book, The Couples Retirement Puzzle: The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together, co-producer of The Career Playbook: Second Half Plays and has contributed to a number of other books. She has been featured in a variety of print and digital outlets such as the NY Times, WSJ, USA Today, CNN Money, Forbes, Next Avenue, The Financial Times, NPR, ABC Evening News and the Today Show and has given a Ted X talk focused on “Embracing your Bonus Years:[…..]

How to Revolutionize Your Retirement! with Dr. Dori Mintzer

With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer is the co-author of the award-winning book, The Couples Retirement Puzzle: The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together. Today, Dr. Mintzer teaches us how to revolutionize our retirement. First, we chat about how retirement has significantly changed over the years. No longer is retirement the end of your life. Instead, retirement is just a new beginning. We talk about how to make that new beginning something meaningful. Plus, Dr. Mintzer reveals some of the must-have conversations for creating a new life together in retirement with your partner.  In This Episode: [04:25] How the notion of retirement really has been changing over the years.  [08:45] Retirement is a great time to consider what interests you have.   [11:50] Finances and health are the two most significant pieces of the retirement puzzle, and they impact everything else. [16:10] Examples of seniors who have revolutionized their retirement.   [21:50] The importance of using your wisdom for mentorship in retirement.  [25:05] About The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together.  Key Takeaways: Retirement is a transition in your life; think about what you want the next stage of your[…..]

What Patients Should Consider Before Getting A Knee or Hip Implant with Madris Kinard

Listen now as Madris Kinard talks about the safety of both hip and knee replacement implants. Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Resources: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/

Senior Health: Metal on Metal Hip Replacements and Metallosis with Madris Kinard

Why metallosis is so common with metal hip replacements? Madrid Kinard answers the frequently asked questions about Knee and Hip replacements in this episode! Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Resources: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/