CLn Skin Care, a line of products uniquely designed by physicians for skin prone to eczema

October 29, 2014

Dr. Clay Cockerell, an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of dermatology and the co-founder of CLn Skin Care, a line of products uniquely designed by physicians for skin prone to eczema, sensitivity, folliculitis, acne and other infections joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Clay Cockerell discuss the following:

  • What inspired you and Dr. Anwar to create the company and line up of products?
  • With the Ebola crisis, many want to know what is the best way to keep safe from a skin care standpoint? 
  • With serious MRSA risks confirmed in a study that has been publicized in the news, how can active people engaged in both contact and non-contact sports effectively protect themselves from infection? 
  • October is National Eczema Awareness Month. Tell us how you help to raise awareness for the incurable skin condition and how others can help.
  • What are the most frustrating eczema symptoms people commonly suffer from and how can they be managed?

Duration: 12:07

Dr. Clay J. Cockerell is a world-renowned specialist in the care and diagnosis of skin conditions. An internationally recognized pioneer in his field and a board certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist; he has been practicing medicine since 1986.

He is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Director of the Division of Dermatopathology, where he has been responsible for training over 100 dermatopathology fellows and many more residents, medical students and fellow practicing physicians. He is the author of over 750 publications, including a number of books.

Dr. Cockerell is also the founder and owner of his own practice, Cockerell Dermatopathology, a dermatopathology laboratory based in Dallas, Texas, which is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. This laboratory receives and processes specimens from virtually all states in the US as well as from a number of foreign countries.

Dr. Cockerell has held numerous leadership positions in highly regarded medical associations and is a Past President of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Dermatological Society, and the Dallas Dermatological Society among others. He has served on many editorial boards of medical journals as well as the boards of directors for a number of companies including Ameripath. He has also lectured extensively around the world and is the director of several educational seminars and conferences.

About CLn Skin Care
CLn Skin Care, a TopMD brand, is uniquely designed by  physicians for skin prone to eczema, sensitivity, folliculitis, acne and other infections that trouble millions of adults and children. Preserved with sodium hypochlorite, CLn Skin Care offers the effectiveness of a bleach bath with the luxury of gentle skin and body cleansers and shampoos.

The line features six products for the hair and skin: CLn® BodyWash, CLn® SportsWash, CLn® Facial Cleanser, CLn® Shampoo, CLn® Gentle Shampoo and CLn® Hand & Foot Wash. Designed by dermatologists, the non-drying formulas can be used on already compromised or sensitive skin, without causing further irritation or dryness. CLn Skin Care products also reduce the appearance of the redness and oftentimes “scaly” skin associated with eczema (Atopic dermatitis). CLn Skin Care is safe to use on children 6 months of age and older.

Twitter: @CLnSkinCare​

Communicate and collaborate with Igloo Software

October 29, 2014

Stephen Rahal, Director of Product Marketing, at Igloo Software that fashions itself as an intranet you’ll actually like – helping to improve how companies like Aetna, Drug Information Association, Home Instead, American Family Insurance and Everyday Health communicate and collaborate with their employees and customers using social technologies joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Stephen Rahal discuss the following:

  • What’s the value of social technology to healthcare organizations?
  • What type of healthcare organizations are tapping into the potential of social?
  • How are healthcare organizations using social technologies?
  • What is the biggest mistake organizations make?
  • How do you recommend healthcare organizations get started?

Duration: 10:09

Stephen Rahal the Director of Product Marketing at Igloo Software, leads Igloo’s corporate marketing team, including product marketing, content strategy and communications. Prior to joining Igloo, he was the marketing lead for a boutique internal communications agency which he helped grow to acquisition by Protiviti, a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI). Stephen holds an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Twitter: @IglooSoftware

What happens to our overall health if oral health is compromised with EastSide Dental Medicine

October 27, 2014


EastSide Dental Medicine – a full service, state-of-the-art dental practice, located in mid-town Manhattan with Husband and wife team of Drs. Jyoti Srivastava and Robert Castracane, bringing you over 50 years of combined dental experience and excellence joins the Dental Health Channel on eHealth Radio.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Drs. Jyoti Srivastava and Robert Castracane discuss the following:

  • Explain to our listeners systemic health? What does that actually mean?
  • What are some of the diseases or issues that can occur in our overall health if our oral health is compromised?
  • What are some of the adverse conditions when our "oral health" is jeopardized?
  • What are some of the adverse conditions when our "overall" health is affected?
  • What are some suggestions you would give to help patients optimize their oral health and to ward off some of these potential adverse conditions?

Duration: 11:20

Dr. Jyoti P. Srivastava, M.S., D.D.S.
Dr. Jyoti Srivastava was, “born to do this job”. Or at least that’s what her friends might say. She completely agrees. With her eye for perfection and passion for excellence, Dr. Srivastava would gladly admit she's found her true calling.

It came by way of her seemingly unlimited aptitude for all things design, from the wide expanses of architecture to the inner spaces of molecular science. By becoming a prosthodontist she's achieved a pinnacle of dentistry, but not before stopping to get her Masters of Science in Biophysics. She loves to teach and is currently Associate Professor, Department of Postgraduate Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry Graduate Program, where she teaches the specialty to future prosthodontists.

Her ability to restore good oral health and proper biomechanical functionality is matched only by her talent for creating beautiful dental aesthetics. Her devotion and meticulous attention is on display in the beautiful smiles of her many patients.

Dr. Jyoti Srivastava’s practice is also a reflection of her calm. Her patients embrace her personal approach and holistic perspective. There is a tangible sense of trust between Dr. Srivastava and her patients. With her there is a knowing that you’re receiving the very finest dental treatment.

Dr. Srivastava has been a trailblazer all her life, especially in dentistry, where she raised the bar over and over. “I’ve worked my whole career at pioneering the successful merging of preventive care with aesthetic consideration for each and every patient.”

As a leading academic prosthodontist at NYU College of Dentistry, she is on the cutting edge of advancements in the field. NYU’s program is one of the foremost centers for dental technology in the world and Dr. Jyoti Srivastava is helping to shape that debate.

She has a rare talent for putting together a comprehensive treatment plan for her patients.

Achieving good dental health is the foundation of her work alongside her knack for creating beautiful smiles and great aesthetics. Her sensitive touch and calming presence are a relief to each and every patient that sits in her chair.

Robert G. Castracane, D.M.D.
While the wide-open thrills of downhill skiing may be one of Dr. Robert Castracane’s favorite pastimes, it is the precision and attention to detail of implant surgery that inspires his true expertise. As a graduate of the renowned Misch International Implant Institute, Dr. Castracane is at the forefront of techniques in implant dentistry.

His knowledge and abilities are a ready match for the exacting dentistry he practices, skills he first cultivated as a student at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He knows and values the trust his patients place in him. His caring attitude is revealed in his sure touch and comprehensive, restorative dentistry. While he treats each tooth with a singular dedication, he always keeps in sharp focus the integrative systems of teeth, bite and smile.

You’ll feel Dr. Robert Castracane’s gift for working with patients on all the procedures he performs. As a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s College of Dentistry, he stays atop the latest developments in implant and dental science. He teaches dental students at NYU about advanced techniques in dental implants and the finer points of occlusion.


How diabetic families of can encourage healthy weight loss

October 26, 2014

Dr. Lorraine Platka-Bird, Dietician at Center for Hope of the Sierras, a specialized eating disorder treatment facility in Reno, Nevada joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Eating Disorder Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Lorraine Platka-Bird discuss the following:

  • I’ve heard about anorexia and bulimia, but what is Diabulimia?
  • What are the symptoms of Diabulimia?
  • How can diabetics find a healthy weight without dangerously altering their insulin levels?
  • How can diabetics learn what insulin level is best for them?
  • Eating disorders are often thought of as being entirely controlled and self-inflicted, are people sick with an eating disorder really in control?
  • Since there is such an overlap between the physical and psychological aspects, what kind of facility should someone with Diabulimia be treated at?

Duration: 9:51

Dr. Lorraine Platka-Bird has been counseling individuals with eating disorders for more than 25 years. She takes a holistic approach to treatment, considering all aspects of physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In addition to helping clients develop a healthy relationship with food, Dr. Platka-Bird helps individuals minimize eating disorder thoughts and behaviors, improve self-image and self-esteem, and develop healthy coping skills and life skills to improve overall quality of life.

Twitter: @Centerforhope

Would you Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?

October 25, 2014

Anne Maxwell the author of the book, "Would you Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree? A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD,  and Autism joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information Channel.

Anne Maxwell, who is a child, play and family therapist, and an Access Consciousness® facilitator with over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds, who have been given all kinds of diagnoses.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Anne Maxwell discuss the following:

  • Why did you write the book - Would you Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?
  • You work with alot of children with Autism  and have a totally different take? Can you tell us about that? 
  • What can be done for children who have a hard time focusing and concentrating?
  • If there was one thing you wished that parents could take away after reading the book, what would it be?

Duration: 15:50

Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S, is a child and play and family therapist, and an Access Consciousness® facilitator with over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds, who have been given all kinds of diagnoses. Anne teaches children and parents to tap into and recognize their own abilities and knowing, and to acknowledge that different is simply different; not right, not wrong. As a result, healing and change are so much easier, more effective, more fun and faster!


How today’s sports world is handling concussion management with The Brain Doctor

October 23, 2014

Dr. Harry Kerasidis, M.D., known as "The Brain Doctor,” who is one of only a few elite neurologists in the world specializing in the impairment of cognitive and emotional performance resulting from brain trauma and concussions joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Harry Kerasidis discuss the following:

  • We hear about concussions all the time, what exactly is a concussion?
  • How did you become interested in studying concussions?
  • How do you feel today’s sports world is handling concussion management?
  • What have you created to protect, detect and prevent concussions in sports?
  • Tell us how to learn more about, how to get started, and briefly about your new book coming out in January?

Duration: 8:35

Cognitive neurologist Harry Kerasidis, M.D. has a distinguished career helping the public, scholars and medical professionals understand the link between the physiology of the brain and behavior. He is the Founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Maryland and XLNTbrain LLC. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders Center and Stroke Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Kerasidis has studied changes of the electrophysiology of the brain as it relates to behavior, cognitive function and emotional function resulting from various brain trauma, including concussions. He has treated hundreds of concussion injuries in his practice, as well as patients with a variety of cognitive and behavioral disorders including memory loss, sleep deprivation, ADD, dementia, Alzheimer's, and traumatic brain injury.

A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kerasidis completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kerasidis is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Biofeedback International Certification Alliance, a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and member of the International Society of Neuronal Regulation.

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Pink is the Color for Breast Cancer Cure with Peter Culpepper of Provectus Biopharmaceuticals

October 18, 2014

Peter Culpepper, COO and CFO of Provectus Biopharmaceuticals specializing in developing oncology and dermatology therapies joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Cancer Prevention Channels.

Originally used as a coal tar–derived wool dye and most commonly been used as a stain for detecting ocular conditions, PV-10 is a rose bengal formulation now in clinical trials against cancer. Now, over 230 cancer patients have been treated with PV-10, including 12 in a Phase 1 recurrent breast cancer study. The PV-10 trials are now entering Phase II and so far have shown favorable results and may prove to be an arsenal against breast cancer. Peter Culpepper is here to discuss this novel approach.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Peter Culpepper discuss the following:

  • Please tell us more about rose bengal, what makes it a an effective cancer fighter?
  • How does PV10 work against recurrent breast cancer?
  • What has been the response so far?
  • What other types of cancer does PV-10 treat?
  • How long before PV10 will be available to patients both affected by breast and skin cancers?
  • How can patients find more information about trials?

Duration: 15:42

About Provectus Biopharma
Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., specializes in developing oncology and dermatology therapies. PV-10, its novel investigational drug for cancer, is designed for injection into solid tumors (intralesional administration), thereby reducing potential for systemic side effects. Its oncology focus is on melanoma, breast cancer and cancers of the liver.

The Company has received orphan drug designations from the FDA for its melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma indications. PH-10, its topical investigational drug for dermatology, is undergoing clinical testing for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Provectus has completed phase 2 trials of PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma, and of PH-10 as a topical treatment for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

About Peter R. Culpepper, CPA, MBA - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Pete Culpepper has spent 20 years in the financial field working for a wide range of companies and industries in the U.S. and abroad, especially high-growth startups. His experience with for-profit companies ranges from private start-ups to publicly traded, global conglomerates. He also has worked with large non-profits and a national CPA accounting firm. He led the national operating unit of a $1 billion publicly traded telecommunications company, as well as numerous operating units in Eastern Europe for a global telecommunications company. He handled the capital reporting process for a $5 billion global construction project and the formation of systems for a division that grew $150 million in revenue in two years.

Previous employers include Neptec, Inc., a privately held optical networking component manufacturer; Metromedia Companies; and PageNet, the largest wireless messaging company in the world.

Culpepper taught undergraduate and graduate business courses for the University of Phoenix Online.

He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and Tennessee.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International and the Financial Executives Networking Group.

Culpepper holds a master's of business administration (MBA) in finance from the University of Maryland. He earned an AAS in Accounting from the Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale, Virginia. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the College of William and Mary.


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youtheory, offering a separate men’s line of daily supplement products

October 17, 2014

Darren Rude, CEO at youtheory, the industry leader in daily supplements with a separate men’s line of products joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care and Supplement Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Darren Rude discuss the following:

  • Tell us about youtheory and the supplement industry.
  • Collagen is one of your most popular supplements, what are some of its benefits?
  • Why did you create a separate men’s line of products?
  • How did the NASCAR & off-road racing sponsorship come to be?
  • Where can our listeners find youtheory?

Duration: 10:12

As CEO, Darren Rude oversees the team in the company’s Tustin, California headquarters that handles all of its manufacturing, packaging and shipping needs. He is personally involved in all aspects of the company, including sales, marketing, product development and distribution.

Darren grew up in the grocery industry within a 3rd generation family business. Darren’s grandfather, Concetto Guiliano, joined his cousin Giuseppe Uddo to help create the Progresso Quality Foods brand before creating the family bakery and deli, Guilianos. After years in the family business, Darren decided he needed to manufacture a different type of food, supplements. Using the knowledge that he had, Rude worked for three leading manufacturers before he launched Nutrawise in 2011.

Nutrawise created the youtheory brand that has reached over 55,000 retail locations in three years and expanded worldwide with offices in London. Youtheory launched a line of dietary supplements specially formulated for men that includes Advanced Collagen, Joint Collagen, Revive After Workout and Collagen Powder, in June 2014. With the help from his retailers, Darren was able to create youtheory racing, which is involved with NASCAR and off-road racing as a way to promote the beauty product to a male audience.

Darren and his wife Patty split their home between Orange County and Arizona. Both he and Patty, who also serves as the president of Nutrawise, are involved in the local community and various charitable organizations. Darren and Patty travel to Kenya to aid and support projects close to their heart. Darren and Patty have six children.


Likewise Skincare: Dermatologist developed, Medical Anti-Aging

October 17, 2014

Dr. Julie Pena, who is a board certified dermatologist from Nashville, TN and owner of the popular anti-aging skin care line Likewise joins eHealth Radio and the Anti-Aging and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Julie Pena discuss the following:

  • What are retinols and why are they important in your anti-aging regime?
  • What do you believe is the most important aspect for anti-aging skin care products?
  • How did you develop the Likewise brand and what sets the Likewise Skincare line apart from other anti-aging solutions?
  • How do the six different products in the Likewise product line utilize your signature “multitasker” characteristics?
  • Please provide your 5 tips for maintaining a healthy and well-rounded skin care routine.

Duration: 11:27

Over 20 years as a Dermatologist, Dr. Julie Pena, has treated a diverse group of skin cancer patients and cosmetic patients. As each patient discussed their skincare regimen with her, Dr. Pena began to understand what her patients and patients like hers were lacking in their skin care regime.

In 2006, she was determined to change this issue by creating a sun protection product to cater to both her skin cancer and cosmetic patients. She teamed up with a world-renown chemist to create the Likewise Moisturizing Defenses that provide sun protection and anti-agers in one bottle.

Since then, Dr. Pena has continued to develop a total of 6 different age defying products in the Likewise skincare product line based on her knowledge as a Dermatologist and the verified scientific facts from personal and professional trails.


The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer with Christine Egan

October 16, 2014

Christine Egan inspirational speaker and author of "The Healthy Girl's Guide to Breast Cancer" joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Information Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christine Egan discuss the following:

  • Tell us why you decided to write the book,  "The Healthy Girl's Guide to Breast Cancer?"
  • Is the book only for people with cancer?
  • How has your new mantra of Redefining Healthy become an extension of your book?
  • What is one way people can Redefine Healthy today?

Duration: 10:24

Christine Egan is an inspirational speaker and the author of “The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer.” She ran a half marathon after ending 33 radiation treatments, and a full marathon to celebrate her remission. Today she leads the #RedefiningHealthy movement -- teaching women unexpected and delightful ways to feel more alive. Christine has been featured in Yoga Journal and Today’s Woman. She has also given talks for Saucony and New Balance. She lives in Bayport, NY for her husband and three children.<