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First Do No Harm

First Do No Harm is a podcast that brings information to the forefront of controversial issues in hopes to add the human factor to issues we all seem to be opinionated about. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

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Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Fiction? Sleep Edition

The 7th episode of the mini series covering Old Wive's Tales to discover which are fact which are fiction. This episode will be covering 10 tales about sleep. Can you guess which have been proven to be factual? Listen and find out! 1. Drinking a glass of warm milk will help you sleep.  2. Never wake a sleep walker because it can cause a heart attack, shock or brain damage.  3. If you can’t sleep you should count sheep to fall asleep.  4. During sleep your brain rests  5. You need 8 hours of sleep per night  6. The Scent of lavender helps you sleep.  7. Getting enough beauty sleep can help you look better. 8. A warm bath before bed will help you fall asleep. 9. Eating cheese late at night will give you crazy dreams.  10. A cup of herbal tea will help you fall asleep faster Be sure to follow First Do No Harm Podcast page on facebook at www.facebook.com/1stdonoharm.podcast/ Follow in Instagram at www.instagram.com/first.do.no.harm.podcast/ Follow on Twitter @1st_do_noharm Sign up to be a subscriber to the newsletter on the website www.hopeforhumankindness.com Big Thank you to the patreon Fuzail Haq for being a supporter of the show! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

13mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 17: Physician Assisted Suicide

“To have control of my own mind.. to go with dignity is less terrifying. When I look at both options I have to die, I feel this is far more humane.” –Brittany Maynard Maine just became the 8th state plus Washington DC to legalize physician assisted suicide, also known as physician assisted death. It has been a topic of controversy since 1990’s. Tina from the podcast Good Nurse Bad Nurse joins the show this week to discuss how she views life and what it means to die with dignity. She also shares an experience that happened at a hospital she once worked at that included a husband who simply could not handle the suffering he witnessed his wife going through daily and an unfortunate turn of events.  Links associated with today’s podcast: The story of the Emerick’s: https://time.com/5179977/assisted-suicide-couple-death/ Guidelines for physician assisted suicide by state:  https://www.cnn.com/2014/11/26/us/physician-assisted-suicide-fast-facts/index.html How to check out Good Nurse Bad Nurse: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GNBNpodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodnursebadnurse/ Website: https://goodnursebadnurse.com/ Listen on Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-nurse-bad-nurse/id1386501897 Thank You to: Amy Carlson a Color Street consultant. Zelda_is_the_g1rl on instagram. Go check her out and have beautiful nails for the summer! Fuzail Haq is our monthly patreon. If you are looking for a good cause to donate to, check out Carolina Caring. My grandmother was cared for by the beautiful souls during her time in palliative care. It is a place that became home to her the last 8 months of her life and those who took such great care of her in 2012 are still our family members to this day. I encourage you to donate to a great organization.  Donate Here: https://www.carolinacaring.org/give --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

48mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 13: Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. We Begin Caring at the First Heart Beat. Then What?

The heartbeat bill is one that many states are passing. This Bill is one that states abortion cannot be performed after a heartbeat is detected. We navigate through all things pro-life, fetal heartbeat bills, and women's rights.  Information on the children in the foster system in Georgia:    https://www.circleranchinc.org/the-need I also had the opportunity to interview a man who has a strong stance of a woman's right to choose as he was a product of his mother's rape.  If you feel strongly about children one way or the other take a few seconds and a couple dollars of your spare change to care about a living child suffering from cancer. A few months ago a man stole $40,000 worth of medications off his porch.  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6695713/Nevada-porch-pirate-steals-14-year-old-cancer-patients-life-saving-chemotherapy-medicine.html Here is an excerpt from his account: " We went to see the Dr in Salt Lake and a doctor at the City of Hope I’m LA. They told us that he was not strong enough for a bone marrow transplant but there is a particular type of chemo that will help him due to him having the adult form of the disease. The problem we ran into is that it’s not FDA approved for anyone under 18 years old. They are asking me to pay $48,000 a month for a year to hopefully cure him. I’m devastated. It’s so hard to see him suffer. I don’t normally ask for help, but if you know me, you know my boys mean everything to me. I am grateful to be on this journey. It has truly made me appreciate life. Thank you for any help. Love you all. " https://www.gofundme.com/54npc2g  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

47mins

17 May 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 5: Polycistic Ovary Syndrome: How Insensitive Are you?

Every person you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Alta is a 34 year old woman who is fighting a battle with Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS). She shares her story about the diagnosis, the emotional struggles, and societal struggles that she and her husband must deal with on a daily basis. If you  know anyone who is suffering from this, even a distant friend I encourage you to listen because it just might open your eyes to love them and support them in the way they need most.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

24mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 19: Watch Your Mouth!

Hey Honey, sweetie, baby! On this week’s episode it is just you and me. I reflect back on a lesson that is taught to all those who prepare to care for those in the healthcare setting. It is the way in which we talk to and address others. I reflect back on several people who triggered me in simple conversation and what YOU and I both can do to ensure we don't make others feel such a way.  A group of highly anxious individuals performed at least six acts of kindness a week. After one month, there was a significant increase in positive moods, relationship satisfaction and a decrease in social avoidance in socially anxious individuals.  https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/the-science-of-kindness Christen and I decided to try this out for the month of July. You should too! Upload pictures with #hopeforhumankindness or simply send us pics or updates and we will send you a goodie in the mail in August! Since this week focused so much on the impact words can have on people, I'm including the link to Chemo Angel where signing up to send a card to someone undergoing chemo can make a difference in their week. It is something I actively participate in and encourage you to do the same.  http://becancerpositive.org/the-chemo-angels/ Are you following us on social media?  Email: 1stdonoharm.podcast@gmail.com IG: first.do.no.harm.podcast Twitter: @1st_do_noharm Facebook: Jami Fregeau Facebook Page: First Do No Harm Podcast Subscribe to the webpage via Email:  https://hopeforhumankindness.com/contact-us/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

20mins

29 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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E 21: What Happened to Rodney Reed? Who Deserves the Death Penalty?

With a quick review of the case of Stacey Stites and the conviction of Rodney Reed to receive the death penalty. Lawyers faught long and hard for Mr. Reed to receive a second hearing. Why?  Tune in and find out. Where do you stand on this case? Do you think there's enough evidence to convict and kill the man from 1996? Voice your thoughts and opinions on the death penalty. You can even call in if you want to be heard. You can also donate to the patreon by simply clicking the button to help be sure this series remains up and running. Also for current patreons. A special episode gift will be coming your way! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

27mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 18: Chronic Pain Management Without A Prescription

"My pain isn't who I am, but it controls what I can do, and in this world what you can do is a huge measure of who you are." -unknown In this week’s episode we chat about night shift versus day shift and which is the coveted position in the world of healthcare. We also discuss chronic pain. In the midst of an opioid epidemic it is becoming increasingly difficult to get pain medication in seek of relief. At times the medications barely feel like a bandaid. As a sufferer of chronic pain I began looking for a way to decrease my pain in hopes to have the ability to run again- an action I was told would remain in my past. I’ve have successfully been able to run and go from taking almost 4grams of Tylenol a day for pain to rarely taking it! We discuss the pathophysiology of how pain works and the circuit pathway in relation to the brain. We go through proven research on ways to train your brain to communicate differently to rewire your brain into tolerating what those with chronic pain suffer from. Listen to the podcast with an open mind, try it out and share with us the changes you experience to help encourage others.  https://invisibleproject.org/donate/ is our organization of choice this week that helps those who suffer from pain.  Thank You to: Amy Carlson a Color Street consultant. Zelda_is_the_g1rl on instagram. Go check her out and have beautiful nails for the summer! Fuzail Haq is our monthly patreon.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

54mins

22 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 16: Do Yourself a Favor. Get Healthy Mentally and Physically By Doing This One Thing..

Every single act of kindness, no matter how small has a ripple effect.  I quizzed social media asking what one thing can (scientifically) INCREASE love, energy, happiness, pleasure and your life span. The same one thing can act as an antidepressant. It can DECREASE stress, pain, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. Some of our favorite guesses included pets, vacation with someone you love, being outdoors, and a couple more.  Listen to Christen and I discuss Kindness and the ways in which we find ourselves struggling as well.  We learned  "A group of highly anxious individuals performed at least six acts of kindness a week. After one month, there was a significant increase in positive moods, relationship satisfaction and a decrease in social avoidance in socially anxious individuals. University of British Columbia Study" We all could use improvement in our moods and satisfaction, right? We decided that the month of July we are going to take part in a challenge to perform 6 acts of kindness a week and we want you to join! More details in the podcast.   New to season 2 of First Do No Harm is the ability to leave voicemails! It is included in the show notes of anchor. Leave us a message- ideas, fun thoughts, and reactions to the episode.  We also want to give a big Thank You to our Patrons, Amy Carlson and Fuzail Haq for supporting us.  This week we want to highlight  a nonprofit organization, Girls Rock! Phoenix that empowers girls through music education, creation, and performance.  Girls Rock! Phoenix links to signup to volunteer and/or donate:   https://girlsrockphoenix.org/donate & https://www.girlsrockcampalliance.org Are you following us on social media?  Email: 1stdonoharm.podcast@gmail.com IG: first.do.no.harm.podcast Twitter: @1st_do_noharm Facebook: Jami Fregeau--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

34mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 12: Get to Know Your Hosts! Q&A with Jami and Christen

We thought it would be fun for you all to get to know us better. We both prepared questions for the other medical and non medical that the other person knew nothing about! This week we included questions such as:  2 truths and a lie If your life were a novel, what would be the title of it? Sweet or Savory What one thing would you want people to know instantly about you ? Western medicine or Eastern Medicine? If you could spend the day in the shoes of someone else who would it be? Least Favorite thing about Nursing/Being  a Nurse Non Medical pet peeve Green Thumb or Black Thumb? We are all unique, but what one trait would you want all people to have? Most memorable experience you have ever had as a nurse? While the podcast is fun to do and gives us the opportunity to learn more about the content we cover, a much deeper purpose for First Do No Harm is absolutely to help spread understanding, love, kindness and help. Christen and I have decided that every week we will mention a foundation that we find important so you can also help an important cause to make the world a better place. Do you want something to show for your donation? We have you covered there too. We will also be providing sellers that if you buy an item from them they will donate part of their proceeds to a good cause- a cause we will also fill you in about! May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. As neuro ICU nurses it was very important to us to kick start the help by giving you information on The Ivy Brain Tumor Center associated with my favorite hospital of all time, Barrow's Neurological Institute. These people are working hard to help end the devastation that Christen and I witness the most beautiful souls on this Earth Suffer from with their amazing clinical trials and research.  Do you need more information? Check this link out on what they do!   https://www.ivybraintumorcenter.org/ Are you ready to Donate? Click on this link:   https://www.supportbarrow.org/programs-that-save-lives/brain-tumor/ivybraintumorcenter/  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

36mins

10 May 2019

Rank #9

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E 20: Rodney Reed: True Crime & The Death Penalty

Stacey was engaged to be married to a handsome police officer. She was found murdered early April. Her culprit convicted a year later, or so it seemed.. Tune in next week when we further explore this case and all the facts surrounding capital punishment. Music from https://filmmusic.io "Ice Flow" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

28mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 11: Assault on the Job

This weeks episode Christen and I begin discussing the current news of injured nurses due to angry patients. She provides staggering statistics about the number of healthcare workers that report violence against them while on the job. Rusty joins to discuss the dangers he has had to encounter as a paramedic with decades worth of experience. He gives us a glimpse into what first responders subject themselves to every time they go to work. He also discusses ways in which people cope with such stressors. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

49mins

2 May 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 4: Does the Full Moon Change People?

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday as far back as I could remember. It was a special day that my dad and I always spent together. In this episode I bring none other than my dad, Johnnie Jackson to share with you many of the stories I heard growing up of what he learned through the years of the actions and activities a full moon seems to cause.  In light of my favorite holiday this episode contains a contest and THE WINNER will receive a $25 Amazon giftcard. What's the catch? You must be kind. Throughout the show I give 5 activities that will spread kindness from YOU to a Stranger. You must do 3 out of the 5 and submit a picture for each to get your name in the running. Do you REALLY want that giftcard? I will also let you increase your chances. For each additional act of kindness you will get your name put in the drawing an extra time. You have the potential to have your name in 3 times. Pictures and stories (if you want to share) are due November 14 where I will be drawing live at 6pm (est). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

21mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Fiction? Food and Drink Edition

The 5th of the mini series covering Old Wive's Tales to discover which are fact which are fiction. This episode will be covering 8 tales about food and drink. Can you guess which have been proven to be factual? Listen and find out! Eating a tomato helps prevent sunburn Oats help soothe bug bites Eating turkey makes you sleepy Alcohol helps you sleep Spicy foods will cause you to have an ulcer A spoonful of honey is good for coughs Chocolate causes acne Drinking water helps you lose weight How did you do? Be sure to follow First Do No Harm Podcast page on facebook at www.facebook.com/1stdonoharm.podcast/ Follow in Instagram at www.instagram.com/first.do.no.harm.podcast/ Follow on Twitter @1st_do_noharm Also Huge thank you to Fuzail Haq for continued support as a patreon of First Do No Harm. Incredible nurse and an incredible support system. Thank you for believing in the podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

14mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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E 22: Kindness Crusader: I'm Your Dad Now

This is a special segment of First Do No Harm that highlights everyday heroes that are part of the crusade to spread love and kindness in our world.Meet Will, or to many, Dad. Will tells the story that sparked starting his facebook page I'm Your Dad Now. He was stunned to find out how many children are in the foster system hoping to be adopted after being left homeless by their families after coming out as part of the LGBTQ community.  Tune into the episode to  learn more about Will and all he's doing for his community.https://www.facebook.com/Im-your-Dad-now-104647020887626/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

28mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 6: Moving Past Stereotypes: An Interview With A Trans Man

"We are all humans. We all have a human experience, you know it's important to stop drinking our own juice and listen and validate other peoples' experiences." -RenfieldA patient sparked the interest in this topic when I witnessed a transgender woman in a hospital who treated the staff, especially her nurse horribly. When the nurse was talking about the abuse she was receiving from this patient she still referred to the patient with her chosen name and pronoun preference. I was so amazed at this nurse and the capacity and respect she had to not lash back in madness, but to continue to treat this person as a human being she cared for. Is this the norm in healthcare?I sat and interviewed with a great Transgender man, Renfield. He so graciously took the time to share with us his life and the struggles he went through prior to choosing to make the transition, his family's response, medical care, therapy, his experience of privilege and treatment as a man versus when he was a female, and most importantly his hope in human kind.This podcast includes profanity. Thankfully, the transgender community has its own suicide hotline courtesy of Trans Lifeline.US: (877) 565-8860 CANADA: (877) 330-6366--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

1hr 13mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Fiction? Home Remedies

The 4th of the mini series covering Old Wive's Tales to discover which are fact which are fiction. This episode will be covering 8 tales about home remedies. Can you guess which have been proven to be factual? Listen and find out! How did you do?  Be sure to follow First Do No Harm Podcast page on facebook at www.facebook.com/1stdonoharm.podcast/ Follow in Instagram at www.instagram.com/first.do.no.harm.podcast/ Follow on Twitter @1st_do_noharm  Also, big shout out to the patreon Fuzail Haq for believing so hard in the podcast and helping sponsor!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

13mins

11 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Fiction? Animal Edition

The 6th episode of the mini series covering Old Wive's Tales to discover which are fact which are fiction. This episode will be covering 8 tales about animals. Can you guess which have been proven to be factual? Listen and find out! An elephant never forgets Camels store water in their humps Crocodiles are crybabies Ostriches bury their head in the sand when they are scared or threatened Frogs croak loudly when rain is coming Chocolate is toxic for dogs Mother birds will reject their babies if they’ve been touched by humans If you have a wound let your dog lick it to help it heal How did you do? Be sure to follow First Do No Harm Podcast page on facebook at www.facebook.com/1stdonoharm.podcast/ Follow in Instagram at www.instagram.com/first.do.no.harm.podcast/ Follow on Twitter @1st_do_noharm--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

13mins

25 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Fiction? Weather Edition

  The 2nd of the mini series covering Old Wive's Tales to discover which are fact which are fiction. This episode will be covering 6 tales about weather. Half are true, Half are false. Can you guess which have been proven to be factual? Listen and find out! It’s so hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. A fuzzy Caterpillar can shed light on winter weather. A red sky at night, sailor’s delight. A red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning You’ll catch a cold if you go outside with wet hair You can find out the temperature, by listening to how many times a cricket chirps The sharper the blast, the sooner ‘tis past. How did you do? Be sure to follow First Do No Harm Podcast page on facebook at www.facebook.com/1stdonoharm.podcast/ Follow in Instagram at www.instagram.com/first.do.no.harm.podcast/ Follow on Twitter @1st_do_noharm You can also listen to your favorite podcasts (aka First Do No Harm) on podcoin and get prizes for listening. You're welcome! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

10mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 15: Where Does Loving Others Begin?

It is no secret that it is my mission to open the eyes and minds of people that we can all begin to understand one another and in return spread kindness through our differences. In the Season Finale of First Do No Harm we dial back to find out where it all began for me. My mom, Jan Jackson is the guest on the show (and my biggest support system with this podcast) and she and I chat on how she raised a child to see the world through loving lenses. Even though I lived it, traveling back through the memories of her taking me, her only child into the community to deliver food to the poor and hungry, befriend the "smelly" kid in class that no one liked, and the importance of loving others no matter who they are and what they've done in life left me captivated to hear the kindness pour out of her.  I hope you are as deeply touched by this as you listen to her talk about the importance of kindness and love in today's society.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

21mins

31 May 2019

Rank #19

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Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Fiction? Health Edition

The 3rd of the mini series covering Old Wive's Tales to discover which are fact which are fiction. This episode will be covering 6 tales about health. Can you guess which have been proven to be factual? Listen and find out! Knuckle cracking causes arthritis Chicken soup can cure a cold. Your mouth is dirtier than a toilet seat. If you eat too many carrots you’ll turn orange. Sneezing too hard can cause a stroke. Reading in dim light will damage your eyes.  How did you do? Be sure to follow First Do No Harm Podcast page on facebook at www.facebook.com/1stdonoharm.podcast/ Follow in Instagram at www.instagram.com/first.do.no.harm.podcast/ Follow on Twitter @1st_do_noharm--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jami-fregeau/support

17mins

28 Jul 2019

Rank #20