It Happened To Me: A Rare Disease and Medical Challenges Podcast
The mission of our podcast is to support you, our listeners and to create community, as you confront the toughest challenges in life. All of us will experience health hardships. The real question is how we adapt. That is the focus of It Happened To Me, which wants to help you overcome limitations and live a full and satisfying life. Drawing on their own health challenges, hosts Cathy Gildenhorn and Beth Glassman interview guests who share stories and research to help you succeed in the face of difficult health obstacles. It happened to me…I’m not alone and neither are you. We encourage you to learn more at ItHappenedToMePod.com. Please use the contact form on our website to submit your guest suggestions, comments, questions, ideas, and feedback for the show, you can also email us directly at ItHappenedToMePod@gmail.com. It Happened To Me is created and hosted by Cathy Gildenhorn and Beth Glassman. Steve Holsonback is our media engineer and co-producer. DNA Today’s Kira Dineen is our ...
#28 Dry Eye with Dr. Esen Akpek
We are joined by Dr. Esen Akpek to discuss dry eye, what it is and what we can do to relieve it. Dr. Esen Akpek (she/her) is the Bendann Family Professor of Ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Her area of expertise is in the fields of ocular surface diseases and c
#27 Prevention of Blindness Society
Two experts from the Prevention of Blindness Society: Sean Curry and Caren Forsten, join as our guests for our first episode of 2024! Sean Curry, MPH, serves as program director for the Prevention of Blindness Society (POB) of Metropolitan Washington. In this role, he oversees the POB’s comprehensive suite of low vi
#26 Wolfram Syndrome Expertise from Dr. Fumihiko Urano
We are thrilled to have Dr. Fumihiko Urano on “It Happened To Me” as he is our co-host Cathy’s lead doctor, for her variant of the rare disease, Wolfram Syndrome. Fumihiko “Fumi” Urano, MD, Ph.D., is a Physician and Medical Researcher specializing in Wolfram syndrome, characterized by juvenile-onset diabetes, vision
#25 Pancreatic Cancer with Patient Advocate Leslie Waldman
Pancreatic cancer occurs when a cell in the pancreas is damaged, causing the malignant or cancer cell to form in the tissue of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches long and is shaped like thin pear lying on its side. The pancreas lies between the stomach and the spine. The risk of developing pancr
#24 Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders with Dr. Andrew Carey
We are honored to have Dr. Andrew Carey as a guest on this episode of on It Happened To Me. As a disclosure, Dr. Carey is our co-host Cathy Gildenhorn’s Doctor who diagnosed her rare disease, Wolfram Syndrome. Andrew R. Carey, MD (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the division of Neuro-Ophthalmol
#23 Autoimmune Conditions with Dr. Colby Kash
Dr. Colby Kash is featured on this episode of “It Happened To Me”. Dr. Kash is the author of The Autoimmune Plague: How to Regain Sovereignty Over Your Body and Life. He is an author who has pivoted out of clinical practice and is dedicated to improving health through modern technologies and evolutionary biology. Dr.