Rob Harris and his blog to support caregivers, RobCares, have been featured on various media outlets. As a Founding 100 Blogger, Rob often guests blogs on a range of topics including cancer survivorship, supporting patients and loved ones, and the daily struggles of the hospital system.
robcares Featured On the Air:
On April 9, 2013, Rob was the featured guest for an hour-long webinar on COLONTOWN, an organization dedicated to creating a venue where colorectal cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and families can interconnect with outreach and support. Rob talked a great deal of why he wrote his book, as well as how he is working with caregivers worldwide. You can listen to the entire webinar here.
Rob was a guest on Living Well Talk Radio: The Doctor’s Inn (March 26, 2013) with co-hosts Suzanne Strisower and Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos. They provide cutting-edge interviews with healers who are sharing their perspectives on health and well being. Rob was their guest in the show’s first hour. You can listen to the entire show here.
On February 2, 2013, Rob was Christine Andrew’s guest on CoSozo Radio, which focuses on topics that can help you live a happier, healthier life. They discuss not only diseases to help you be better informed, but also wellness approaches and modalities from the alternative and holistic fields to the traditional/allopathic. From fitness to nutrition to a blend of body-mind-spirit approaches, they cover aspects of health and wellness that can help you improve not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.
Here’s the Introduction to Christine Andrew’s interview with Rob: What happens when a loved one has a serious health event? How do you go from your previous relationship to that individual to one that help champion their needs and create an environment that provides fertile ground for their improvement? Rob knows that and much more and is here to share part of their journey together, what they’ve learned along the way, and even what they wish they had known then. You don’t want to miss this show! You can listen to the complete show here.
On December 18, 2012, Rob was a featured guest on Chris MacLellan’s radio show, Be A Healthy Caregiver, on BlogTalkRadio.com. You can listen to the interview in its entirety here.
Rob was interviewed by Wendy Athey, P.A., in October 2012 on Worth The Reach Ministries during their weekly radio program. You can listen to his interview, in its entirety, HERE.
Smart Health is a one hour program dedicated to discussions, interviews, and news in the ever-changing world of medicine. “Information leads to smart choices. And smart choices lead to a healthier lifestyle,” says host and broadcast journalist Glenn Miya MD. This magazine-style radio show is a fast-paced program bringing together medical experts, authors, and patients to examine what works and what doesn’t in staying healthy. You can access Rob’s interview HERE. Once you get to the main page, scroll through the podcasts on the right side to the 8-31-12 interview.
Kim Linder, host of The Caregiver Hour on 1250 WHNZ AM Impact Radio, Tampa, interviewed Rob on August 6, 2012. You can find the complete interview about what it means to be a male caregiver, and why all caregivers are the silent heroes, here.
On April 6, 2012, Rob joined a panel of experts on NPR affiliate WEAA (88.9 FM, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD) for an hour-long discussion about preserving the sanctity of marriage and relationships when a spouse or partner is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Rob’s perspective as a caregiver added an integral voice to the conversation. As soon as the digital link to the show is available, we will provide it here.
Many times, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, a spouse, family member, or friend will act as a caregiver to help with the patient’s needs. But sometimes caregivers become so engrossed in looking after their loved ones, they forget to take care of themselves. Rob Harris, who’s based in Orlando, says that’s what happened to him as he cared for his wife, Cindy, during her two separate battles with cancer. As part of witf‘s multimedia Facing Cancer Together project, Harris spoke with witf‘s Megan Lello about being a caregiver and the blog he’s set up for other people going through similar situations, RobCares. You can listen to Rob’s interview here.
Kim and Denise discuss the role that caregivers play in the lives of friends, family and loved one’s with cancer. Rob joins the show to talk about his website robcares.com and his books about the subject. You can listen to the entire interview (aired live on 2/23/12) here: Lets Talk Cancer Robcares 022312.
Rob was interviewed by Christian Counselor Wendy Athey on Worth the Reach Ministries (WMIE 91.5 ) about being a caregiver to patients and loved ones. The goal of the ministry is to reach families in need, help the hurting, provide hope for those in spiritual crisis, encourage the afflicted, and intercede on behalf of those who are going through life’s struggles. Click the play button below to hear the interview!
robcares Featured Online/Print:
RobCares is listed as a resource in Tory Zellick’s recent article, “Caregiving Resources To The Rescue!” published by The Huffington Post. You can read the full article here, including the write up about RobCares and other important caregiving resources.
One of Rob’s articles was picked up by Everyday Health and was republished on February 14, Valentine’s Day. The article focuses on the emotional commitment caregivers must make. You can read the complete article here.
Rob was recently a guest blogger at WhatNext.com on January 10, 2013. His article, “Help Your Loved One Through Difficult Times,” was published on January 10, 2013. WhatNext.com is an online support community developed in part with the American Cancer Society. WhatNext uses unique technology to match users to other users who are most like them, based on cancer type, treatment experiences, and other diagnosis details.
Are you a new caregiver? Rob published a guest blog on December 30, 2012, at The Cancer Documents about the phases and the learning curve new caregivers experience. You can read the entire article here.
Has caregiving brought stress into your life? Do you feel, at times, that it is difficult, if not impossible, to manage? On December 27, 2012, The Care Company reprinted Rob’s article on Caregiver Stress Syndrome. Please read for important tips and strategies to help you reduce your stress levels.
Rob wrote a Guest Blog for www.IHadCancer.com about being a caregiver during the holiday season. Rob’s advice comes from personal experiences that he shared with his wife, Cindy. The post ran on December 24, 2012, and can be read here in its entirety.
Rob Harris was a featured guest writer on on 7/9/12. You can read his piece, entitled “Caregivers Roles Are VERY Important!” here.
Rob Harris was a featured guest writer on the elynjacobs blog on 6/24/12. You can read his piece, entitled “New To Caregiving? How Will the Doctors and Nurses Treat…You?” here. The same content was also featured on Elyn’s blog, It’s A Strong Tree That Withstands A Hurricane, and can be viewed here.
Suddenly, you’re a caregiver. Now what? Caregiver expert Rob Harris shares his insight on dealing with the unique challenges of being thrust into a caregiving role. Part 1 of his piece can be viewed here. Part 2 can be viewed here.
Caregiver expert Rob Harris, of RobCares.com shares his evolution from being a “yes, doctor” type of guy to an inquisitive and persistent caregiver and advocate for his cancer-fighting wife. His experience and insight just might help to enhance your relationship with your doctor and care team. You can read his piece here.
Rob Harris was a featured blogger on the Heath in 30 web site on 5/7/12. Rob’s piece on the patient engagement process can be viewed here.
WhatNext-er and caregiver Rob Harris, from RobCares.com, continues to provide more wisdom in his ongoing guest blog series for caregivers. Rob shares his belief that the caregiver is “on-call” 24-7. Click here to read!
Rob’s blog post entitled “How To Understand Doctor-Speak “was featured on Leeza Gibbons’ Twitter Site: Leeza’s Place on March 5, 2012. Click here to read.
Rob writes monthly blogs for WhatNext. His March blog focused upon how a caregiver’s optimism can positively impact the healing process. It appeared on March 5, 2012. You can read his contribution here.
Rob is featured as a guest blogger on the Caregiving Cafe blog on February 28, 2012. You can read his guest piece here.
Rob was featured in MSNBC’s Today.com article entitled “Cancer Kiss-Off: Getting Dumped After Diagnosis” on Oct. 4, 2011. Read this fascinating article here! Today.com garners more than 12.4 million views per month.
Rob is a featured guest blogger for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance 2/14/12. Click here to read!
“WhatNext” is an online cancer support network developed with the participation of the American Cancer Society. The site is devoted to connecting people within the cancer community with information and resources specific to you. On Dec. 6, 2011, WhatNext featured Rob Harris as a guest blogger in a post entitled “Keeping the Spirit of the Holidays When Dealing With Cancer.“ Rob is now featured as a regular contributor on WhatNext.com. Follow Rob here!
Celebrity Leeza Gibbons Tweeted Rob Harris’ guest blog on the American Cancer Society’s blog ”WhatNext” on Dec. 15, 2011. With more than 10,000 followers, Leeza Gibbons wrote “@rob_cares What a great blog from Amer. Cancer Society webpage. http://bit.ly/vnAocB You and your wife are incredible. Gr8 support!”
CancerHawk featured Rob as a guest blogger on their site on Dec. 19, 2011 with the article “Expensive Medical Bills? You May Be Eligible For Big Tax Deductions.” CancerHawk is a site devoted to sharing resources for individuals dealing with cancer. To follow the blog, please click here.
The University of Colorado Cancer Center featured RobCares blog post called “Keeping the Spirit of the Holidays When Dealing With Cancer” on Dec. 8, 2011. The Center wrote “A wonderful story and so many great tips from Rob cares about making the most of the season. A must read!”
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance featured Rob as guest blogger with the article “What We Live For: A Caregiver’s Message For The Holiday Season,” on Dec. 6, 2011. The Alliance also featured the article on the their Facebook Fanpage with more than 40,000 fans and their Twitter page with more than 18,000 followers.
RobCares blog post entitled “A Caregiver’s Challenge: Helping The Patient Through Difficult Times” was featured on the Miles For Hope facebook fanpage on Nov. 22, 2011. With nearly 5,000 fans, Miles For Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization, focused on finding a cure for brain cancer, that was founded by a brain cancer survivor.
Dementia Today posts information on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from scientific resources around the world. RobCares blog entitled “When To Stand Up To Your Doctor” was featured on dementiatoday.com on Nov. 21, 2011.
Rob Harris was a contributor to British TV star Steve Miller’s book, “Steve Miller’s Slimming Secrets.” For us “Yanks” not familiar with Steve, please click on the attached link: www.themotivationhouse.com