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LaughMD: Proving to be The Best Medicine in Hospitals

The Debbie Nigro Show

Release Date: 08/16/2023

Golf 101: Learn to Play or Play Better with PXG Golf show art Golf 101: Learn to Play or Play Better with PXG Golf

The Debbie Nigro Show

 I’ve been seriously thinking about taking up golf. I’ve played a little and whacked a few balls pretty far at the driving range but I’m not what you would call a golfer. Probably because it usually takes 4 hours to play, and I usually don’t have an extra 4 hours. But I’m rethinking the whole idea. Why don’t I have 4 hours to do something I might like? I waste just as much time walking around my house. LOL  No doubt the sport of golf is growing and certainly there are many like me who have the desire, but not the knowledge or the time or the outfits, but there are some...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

The holiday season is a wonderful time to reconnect with important people in our lives we don't see often. It’s always fun when you’ve been thinking about one of those people, and they connect with you first.  One of those people in my life is ‘Monty’ Delaney and I kept writing his name down on my things to do list to call him. “Monty’ (short for Montgomery) is an all-around great guy with a heart as big as his 6 ’6’ frame. Besides being a warm wonderful person I've known for many years, he was also once an attorney who never failed to show up on the dime whenever I...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

If you want to meet a guy with an inspiring life and attitude, meet James Flaherty.  'Jim’ who’s 88, gets my weekly newsletter which happened to land in his email while he was sitting in the airport in Cabo San Lucas. He wrote me back while waiting for a plane back home to N.Y. and told me he'd just spent a week at the 'Modern Elder Academy'.   Sounded interesting so I wrote him back I wanted him to come on my show and report on what went on there.  I had featured Jim Flaherty on my show earlier in the year after chancing upon a book he wrote that I spotted on an...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

Thanksgiving kicks off the annual bell ringing next to all those red Salvation Army donation kettles.   This year's message. They need you more than ever. The Salvation Army is going to be serving the needs this year of close to 24 million people here in the United States. In case you didn’t know it, the donations that you give in your area, stay in your area, to help the local people that really need help. Kenneth Hodder, the National Commander of the Salvation Army, a dynamic guy with a Harvard education and a great personality, stopped by my radio show to bring us all up to...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

We’re already into Christmas? Didn’t I just take off my Halloween Costume?  If like me, you’ve been feeling that the holiday season has been arriving earlier and earlier each year, it’s not your imagination. It has in fact been speeding up, because the businesses and destinations that invest in holiday displays invest a lot, says Dan Casterella, the Chief Executive Officer of American Christmas, and they want to capitalize on their investments. American Christmas is the company behind the scenes creating the breathtaking holiday displays in 6 states including the iconic...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

Kailen Rosenberg known to millions as Oprah’s love ambassador on the award-winning series  (OWN and BBC Worldwide) joined me on Halloween to talk about finding real love. So happens just before she joined me on the radio, I had read a story in the NY Post about the number of people who were wearing 'sexy' Halloween Costumes in the hope of getting lucky with a sweet treat of the human kind by nights end. The results of a survey taken by a sex positive dating app named 'Pure' said 72 % women and 43% of men would be wearing 'sexy' Halloween costumes this year. I’m sure for some...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

Will pets be able to tell you what their bodies need? What kind of toys they want? In a human voice? Soon apparently, if Founder Andy Gibbs vision for the very first company to bring ‘Generative AI’ to life in the $120B pet industry comes to fruition.    It all started the day Andy’s’ wife noticed his dog Roland’s water bowl was empty and hollered to him “Can’t you make a smart water bowl that tells me when it’s empty and needs to be refilled?”  Andy was sparked and started researching why dogs need water and decided he needed to track their water...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

 Halloween is the big showcase moment for the candy and confection industry. Kind of like their Super Bowl. The industry generates $42 billion in retail sales every year and employs 58,000 people working in 1600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states, with another 635,000 jobs in related fields. Sweet!  I invited Carly Schildhaus from the National Confectioners Association, to join me for a conversation about some sweet insights from a survey they just took about all things Halloween, including the list of the top three candies this year, and how much candy you’re...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

Music Industry Executive Grace Harry wants to show you how to break through whatever creative or emotional rut is keeping you from tapping into your ability to feel true joy in your life.  She knows how to guide creative people because that’s what she did for 30 years while guiding musicians and artists at Island Def Jam and Jive Records.  Now Grace Harry is “The Joy Strategist’ - sharing her authentic self and what she learned to help you get you to where she had to get herself… back to center, dismantling your ego and culturally conditioned limiting beliefs.  Grace...

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The Debbie Nigro Show

Liver cancer cases are rising dramatically across the United States. It's  more important than ever to raise awareness about the potentially deadly disease and encourage screening. But seems you have to ASK your Dr. for a liver cancer screening test. Especially if youre at risk. Dr. Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, Chief of Interventional Radiology and Director of Clinical Research at the University of California, Irvine, is spreading the word about the importance of understanding your liver cancer risk and asking your doctor about screening.  Please listen to this important information in this...

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 Frank Chindano is the Founder & CEO of LaughMD, sure knows a thing or two about comedy and the power of humor. 

 Frank’s comedy career resume is a riot. He’s been a writer for SNL, worked on Ghostbusters, and has garnered some 30+ awards for writing and producing comedy videos for HBO, Showtime, CBS, PBS, Comedy Central and more. In addition, he’s a certified humor professional as part of the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor,

 Frank launched LaughMD, the worlds’ first mobile comedy channel and it’s a huge hit with patients and health care workers in hospitals and health facilities around the country. LaughMD iPads are a digital therapeutic healing tool.

 LaughMD Has PROOF They’re The Best Medicine!

SERIOUSLY.

 500 scientific studies show positive health benefits of humor and laughter. If you saw the movie Patch Adam’s with Robin Williams, you’ll understand why the real Patch Adam’s is on Franks’ LaughMD advisory board. Dr. Patch Adam’s is a medical doctor and a clown who has devoted over 40 years of his life to changing Americas healthcare system and has traveled the world sharing his message that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process.

Health care providers and patients are raving how the LaughMD content is lowering their stress and pain. No joke!

Franks says, when you laugh your breathing gets better, your heart rate slows, your blood pressure goes down, all kinds of things happen to you when you laugh, all kinds of good things! Your endorphins, your serotonin, your dopamine go up, your cortisol and your adrenaline go down. So, you feel less pain and you are in a better mood and so that promotes healing. You heal more quickly, literally.

Frank also says, the nurses love it too, because their job is so incredibly stressful that according to National Public Radio about half of them are going to be planning on leaving the profession in the next two years because there's so much stress.

 They don’t have to convince me. I’m positive my sense of humor is what got me through my own 2 bouts of cancer. My favorite line I used every time I arrived for chemo treatment wearing a wig was, “Hi I’m here for the modeling assignment.”

 I ‘get’ and wholeheartedly support Frank Chindano and LaughMD.

 Frank says, “Ask your doctors, ask your health officials, ask your hospitals to please subscribe because we don't sell to the public, we sell to the institutions, health care institutions, dialysis, cancer clinics, drug and alcohol recovery, that sort of thing. Those are our customers. So if you work there, please, my phone number is on the website and if you're a customer there, even better.:”

 Right now LaughMD is an app but they’re raising funding so that they can do it in virtual reality, and hook up with medical devices so people can see their biometrics change in real time.

 Tune in to this podcast of our live conversation on The Debbie Nigro Show and meet Frank Chindano and help spread the word to other healthcare facilities about the healing power of LaughMD.