Episode 223: Sidelined – How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health with Susan Salenger

Managing health is an important aspect for women. Why is it we seem to be better at advocating health for others but not ourselves? Susan shares her research about how women make health decisions and what to do when you see the doctor. 

Do not miss these highlights:

06:08 The things women have in common regardless of their particular disease

08:24 Why women feel guilty and are blaming themselves when they’re sick

12:45 Women are more likely to be misdiagnosed

14:50 In today’s society, sometimes people are afraid to share that they’re sick

15:32 You need a support group of people that you can share things with and get ideas from, and find out who’s the best

16:05 Where you can find the resource list for your research in the book, Sidelined

18:25 The importance of getting a second opinion

22:11 What makes the book Sidelined different from other books

26:10 How to get the most out of your appointment with your doctor

29:50 What will do if you walk out of the doctor’s office and you feel like you’ve messed up your appointment

34:25 When in doubt, be careful

Resources Mentioned

Whether you are recovering from an illness or just looking to maintain your current overall health, schedule a consult with us at Serenity Health Care  by calling  (262)522-8640 or visit https://www.serenityhealthcarecenter.com 

About our Guest:

Susan Salenger is the author and researcher behind Sidelined, How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health. Sidelined examines the many ways in which some women manage and sometimes mismanage their healthcare. (Release date, April, 2022) 

Susan explores how women, typically the medical gatekeepers for their families, tend to be extremely conscientious about taking care of themselves, yet at the same time inadvertently undermine their own care. They often hesitate to call the doctor when they don’t feel well and worry that their doctor visit will take time away from their families or work. They may hesitate to ask doctors the necessary questions and don’t always comply with the doctor’s instructions. Salenger’s research reveals how conflicted many women are about the medical decisions they ultimately make. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Susan attended UCLA to study English. After graduation, she worked alongside her husband Fred for 25 years at their production company, Salenger Films, which produced corporate training and development films distributed worldwide. Today, at age 80, Susan lives in Northern California to be near her incredible family which includes her two daughters, four grandchildren, a cat named Max and a dog named JD (Salenger). When she is not speaking about her book or spending time with family and friends, you will find Susan power lifting to stay in shape.







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