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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Dec 10, 2019

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, is the Sholtz-Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine / NYU Langone Health. Dr. Pochapin is dedicated to the prevention, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Pochapin has been a leader in the national effort to increase colorectal cancer screening and promote quality in colonoscopy. He is currently the President of the American College of Gastroenterology and has served in various leadership positions in this institution.

During the episode, Dr. Pochapin discusses the importance of HOPE and the impact it brings to people, especially in uplifting the spirits of his patients. He also explains the power of kindness and gratitude. Listen and discover how miraculous and life-changing hope can be.


Time Stamps:

  • 03:21 – Dr. Mark Pochapin’s introduction
  • 03:35 – “We only give hope but we never take it away” – Dr. Mark Pochapin
  • 04:20 – Why hope?
  • 09:00 – The therapeutic effect of being present for others
  • 12:40 – “We can make a difference for each individual person” – Dr. Mark Pochapin
  • 19:05 – Knowing that there is always hope
  • 22:05 – Being careful of unrealistic hope
  • 26:00 – What matters most in life?
  • 31:10 – How Kindness and Gratitude can make a better world
  • 37:30 – “We are all identical and it’s the differences that make us wonderful” – Dr. Mark Pochapin
  • 40:45 – “ The ability to give is the greatest gift that you can give to somebody” – Dr. Mark Pochapin

DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.