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Feel More Like You™ - A Beauty Oncology Podcast
Host and Cancer Survivor
Award-winning journalist Caitlin Kiernan is a beauty director, cancer survivor and author of Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer. Her career includes stints as a fashion columnist, Fashion Plate Cait at the Times Herald-Record, beauty director at Life & Style Weekly and beauty producer for Amazon's first live-streaming fashion and beauty show, Style Code Live. Caitlin currently serves as the beauty director of Star and OK! magazines, appears on both national and local television programs, and writes features for numerous lifestyle publications.
Dr. Emily Shafer, PharmD
Office of Clinical Integrity
Throughout her 12+ years as a pharmacist, Emily strives to develop services to help extend the reach of community pharmacists and focus on direct patient care. Emily's interest in beauty and health inspired her to lead the clinical reviews of the Feel More Like You service, where she helped create educational oncology and beauty content, and reviewed the ingredients of products to define which items may be best for side-effect management.
Walgreens Beauty Area Expert
Professional makeup artist Laura Catron applies over a decade of expertise as a national beauty authority to her role as Walgreens corporate beauty trainer. Laura teaches makeup artistry and industry knowledge, and currently works with beauty consultants, store teams and district managers to advance beauty culture at Walgreens. Laura also advocates for her "heart warrior" daughter Lola—who endured two open heart surgeries from Congenital Heart Defects (CHD)—by serving on the board for Mended Little Hearts and hosting events for families affected by childhood diseases.
Walgreens Health Content Editor
Whether she's creating healthy lunch recipes or researching pharmacy advice, Emily dedicates herself to helping people find easy ways to live and feel better. Her journalism background guides her approach to sharing the stories of real customers and finding answers to common health questions. Emily pursues her passion for health and storytelling by writing, reporting and producing the Feel More Like You podcast.
Cancer not only affects our health,
it affects our identity
And there's a real, positive psychological impact to looking and feeling good—which goes a long way to help heal. From skin to wig care, makeup tips and more, we're here with expert advice on what to expect, and personal stories to help you feel more like you.*
- Intro: Beauty is more than makeup
How does looking and feeling good help to heal? Our survivor sisters share stories of maintaining their identity through treatment, and renowned psychologist Dr. Guy Winch and other experts share the importance of feeling like yourself.Episode 1 | 20 mins | Read transcript
- Hair loss, part 1: Clippers, wigs & cold caps
How do you get ahead of hair loss? Survivors and industry pros cover it all from scalp care to wig shopping and cold cap therapy. TV personality Joan Lunden tells of her experience with breast cancer, while celebrity wig stylist Kim Kimble shares tips.Episode 2 | 48 mins | Read transcript
- Emotional wellness: From cope to hope
How do you live your best life while you're simultaneously fighting for it? Survivors open up about strength and surrender. We also visit Cancer Support Community affiliate Gilda's Club for a few laughs, and discuss accessible ways to find healing and supportive communities.Episode 3 | 44 mins | Read transcript
- Mouth & taste changes: Sore subject
How is your mouth affected during treatment? Survivors talk about mouth sores, dryness and taste perception. We also uncover the importance of dental hygiene and visit Wellness House for cooking tips and nutritional advice.Episode 4 | 35 mins | Read transcript
- Breast changes: Surgeries, implants & tattoos
How can you take control of your surgery? From scars to implants and nipple reconstruction, survivor sisters get real about surgery. Also, breast surgeon Dr. Elisa Port explains how to select a medical team, and tattoo artists David Allen and Vinnie Myers talk about how ink reimagines mastectomies.Episode 5 | 55 mins | Read transcript
* The views, information, and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individuals involved, and do not necessarily represent those of Walgreens and its employees. While we care about you and your health, this podcast is meant for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care professional. Walgreens does not recommend or endorse any specific test, products, procedures, or other information that may be referenced. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health care professionals to see what the best treatment is for you.