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Innovation in Pain Management

Innovation in Pain Management

We continue our innovation series with a look at health care. When Dr. Julie Silver was diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatments left her felling ill and weak. When it was time to go back to work, Dr. Silver was still in pain and still tired. A rehabilitation physician herself, she knew rehab was the norm for patients who had suffered a stroke or even a broken bone- so why not those with cancer? Today, Dr. Silver’s using her experience as both doctor and patient to implement rehabilitation clinics for cancer survivors in New England and beyond. Recently, Rhode Island signed on to have 20 of these clinic up and running in 2012—their goal is to have enough clinics so every cancer survivor in RI can have access to rehab.

Dr. Julie Silver is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, is a noted expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry).  She’s is on the medical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  She is the co-founder of Oncology Rehab, an innovative healthcare company breaking new ground in the field of cancer care.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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