The Podcast

SanfordDo you get regular checkups for skin cancer? You should. Don’t believe me? You should listen to this interview with certified aesthetic nurse specialist Bekki Hill at Sanford Dermatology in Fargo. She shares what you should watch out for, what you should have a doctor look at, and why a corner office with floor-to-ceiling windows increases your risk for skin cancer. Bonus feature: My tanning cream fail in college. It was epic.

JJ FlizanesAre you fit to be married? And if you are married, how do you stay that way? Emotional fitness for marriage isn’t generally taught in schools, but this hour with Fit 2 Love author JJ Flizanes makes that sound like a good idea. A marriage is only as healthy as the two people in it, after all -- and working harder on what energy you bring to the partnership is more productive than railing against the energy your partner brings.

Alan SmithHave you ever thought about moving to Canada? Alan Smith and his family had toyed with the idea for years. Then the political climate in the US became so toxic that the move seemed worth the inevitable hassle. It was a hassle to move to London, Ontario. Alan’s family had a smoother path to Canadian citizenship than most people would, but there’s a lot to learn from my conversation with him. I think you'll have fun hearing about the subtle but important cultural differences.

ImagineMDDoctors are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by the number of patients they’re asked to care for, and the way they’re being asked to care for them. But what if you had a doctor like Alex Lickerman -- who had all the time you needed, and was available around the clock when you needed him? That kind of access would cost you about what your cell phone costs now -- but it would also probably help you save money in the long run. This conversation is an hour of hope and healing, the way healthcare used to be -- and, thanks to the new model Alex is using, can be again.