What to consider when choosing a sunscreen with Dr. Susan Goodlerner

April 20, 2015

Dr. Susan Goodlerner, a board certified dermatologist located in Torrance, California joins eHealth Radio and the Anti-Aging, Dermatology & Skin Care Channels. 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Susan Goodlerner discuss the following:

  • What type of sunscreen if you have sensitive skin or have reacted to sunscreen products?
  • What about for acne prone skin?
  • What number SPF and type is recommended for sports or swimming?
  • How often does sunscreen need to be re-applied?
  • For those that are after a golden tan, is a base tan from a tanning salon protective?

Duration: 5:49

Dr. Goodlerner is a board certified dermatologist with a private practice in Torrance, California serving the South Bay community for the past 30 years.  The scope of Dr. Gooderner’s practice includes general dermatology, skin cancer treatments, and cosmetic dermatology.  She is a member of the staff at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard UCLA.  Recently she was elected Best Dermatologist in the South Bay by the readers of the Daily Breeze.

The priority of her practice is always the health and wellbeing of the patient. Dr. Goodlerner aims to provide the highest level of medical and cosmetic treatments in a friendly and caring environment.

Website: www.drgoodlerner.com

Bouncing back from adversity with Josie Thomson

April 19, 2015

Josie Thomson who is a NeuroLeadership, Resilience & Change Expert, a Multi-Award Winning Coach, an International Speaker & Presenter, a two-time cancer survivor, and Lifestyle Author & Writer at JosieThomson.com joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Developement Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Josie Thomson discuss the following:

  • Describe how you got to where you are today? What 'reinventions' occurred and how did you succeeded.
  • How has your outlook on life changed?
  • What do you do to embrace life more fully?
  • What do you do when things don't go as planned?
  • If you would share a final tip or one word that has grown in significance to you?

Duration: 8:40

Neuroleadership expert and acclaimed executive coach, Josie Thomson knows a thing or two about resilience. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is living proof that: more than education, more than experience, more than training, more than any one single factor, RESILIENCE determines who succeeds and who fails.

Her 28-year journey from being an executive in one of the world's largest mining companies, to twice surviving cancer, to juggling the priorities of being a single mum as well as an award winning coach & entrepreneur has given her a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in life and leadership. And this has brought about her mission in life: to create resilient leaders and communities.

A true storyteller with a passion for enhancing human performance, she shares her personal stories authentically from the heart, weaving them with her deep understanding of the brain to provide those true 'aha!' moments that motivate and inspire. Josie is a leading voice in building resilience capability for individuals, communities and organisations, to look with themselves and discover an empowered world beyond themselves. ​

Her presentation style has been described as a rare mix of engaging, interactive, informative and insightful. And her audiences appreciate that she makes the content real, providing them with practical strategies that can be confidently applied immediately.

As a sought after speaker, Josie has shared the stage with top motivational speakers on the global circuit, speaking at many of the world's leading conferences, including: STADA, Mind & Its Potential, ICF Global, ICF Australasia, AITD, CPA Congress and many more.

On a more personal note, Josie is an Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support, a not-for-profit group that supports families of kids receiving treatment for cancer. She lives in Brisbane with her two beautiful children, Kristen and Harrison.

Specialist Areas:

  • Resilience
  • Change 
  • Possibility Mindset
  • NeuroLeadership 
  • Coaching​

Keynotes, workshops and/or half and full day training programs:

  • The Neuroscience of Leadership
  • The Neuroscience of Resilience
  • Handling Cancer in the Workplace
  • Embracing a Possibility Mindset for Creativity & Innovative Solutions
  • Rewiring the Brain for Change
  • Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
  • Mindfulness, The Brain & Business
  • The Neuroscience of Effective Learning Cultures

Website: www.josiethomson.com

Healing Waters is Inspiring Transformational Change

April 18, 2015

Amanda Gorecki, Founder and Owner of Healing Waters, a leading medical and day spa with three locations throughout the country joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Amanda Gorecki discuss the following:

  • What inspired you to open the first Healing Waters?
  • What is it about Healing Waters that separates it from similar businesses?
  • What do you hope to achieve through the growth of Healing Waters?
  • How do you think that Healing Waters has impacted its’ clients thus far?
  • What are the core values of Healing Waters?
  • If you could inform us of your 3 current locations (City & State) and where do you foresee the next Healing Waters location opening?

Duration: 7:44

Amanda Gorecki, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, is the founder of Healing Waters and Pure MD® Skin Science. She has a BSN from Seattle Pacific University and a MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She trained at Harbor View Medical Center and Duke University where she worked as an emergency room nurse and nurse practitioner for the Department of Neurosurgery before venturing into private business. Enterprising Women Magazine named Gorecki Enterprising Woman of the Year in 2014. She is an Atlanta member of the WPO (Women’s Presidents Organization) Chapter 1, has received the Champions of Respect Award from the YWCA Women’s Shelter, has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named one of the 40 Under 40 by the Wichita Business Journal.

Gorecki founded Healing Waters in 2002, which has been named twice as the Best Medical Spa in the Country, and is a recipient of numerous local awards for Best Spa, Best Massage, and more. Healing Waters offers traditional spa treatments; aesthetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers; plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation and reconstruction, liposuction, and more; and wellness programs designed to improve diet, exercise, hormonal imbalance, and lifestyle habits. There are currently two Healing Waters locations, in Wichita, Kansas and Durham, North Carolina. A new location will be opening in Columbia, South Carolina in 2014. The South Carolina spa will be located within the region’s newest hospital, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, the largest and most comprehensive health care system in the Midlands region of South Carolina.

In 2007, Gorecki pursued one of her greatest passions by developing the proprietary skin care line, Pure MD® Skin Science. Pure MD® addresses concerns of aging-skin, acne, rosacea and more by combining the best ingredients from both nature and science. All Healing Waters spas offer customized Pure MD® facials and retail products. In 2011, Pure MD® launched an e-commerce site at www.pureMD.com. Gorecki is regarded as an expert on skin care ingredients and has lectured nationally on cosmeceuticals at various women’s conferences nationwide.

Gorecki continues to dedicate her time to the development and expansion of both Healing Waters and Pure MD®, with a focus on growing the company’s mission of inspiring transformational change in the lives of others. Under this umbrella, Healing Waters has created the Transformational Principles – Calm, Balance, Correct and Restore – to guide its team in their relationships with guests and patients, the community, and one another. These principles have been woven into every aspect of the Healing Waters and Pure MD® experience including the services, products, and customer service philosophy. Gorecki’s ultimate goal is to make a difference in the lives of others—to help people find their self-confidence and to feel good about themselves. Gorecki says, “When we have a positive self-image, we are able to project that positivity out into the world around us.”

Website: www.healingwaterslife.com

A chat with Autism Awareness Advocate and Founder of No Small Victories, Jacqueline Williams-Hines

April 17, 2015

Autism Awareness Advocate, Jacqueline Williams-Hines again joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information Channel for Autism Awareness month to discuss her organization No Small Victories.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jacqueline Williams-Hines discuss the following:

  • What is No Small Victories?
  • What inspired you to Start No Small Victories? 
  • I understand you are an author of the No Small Victories Children's Book Series, what are the themes of the books in your series? 
  • What are the future goals of NSV?
  • What are some early sign of Autism, listeners can look out for?

Duration: 13:11

Jacqueline Williams-Hines journey began nearly sixteen years ago upon receiving a diagnosis of autism for her youngest son, Joshua. She began to navigate the maze of social services and special education.  In an effort to educate her son’s peers on autism as well as catharsis in dealing with overwhelming depression, guilt and anxiety Mrs. Williams-Hines self-published her first children’s book, “Joshua and the Startabulous Dream Maker.”  Positive response to her book prompted Williams-Hines to organize autism awareness walks, fairs and to continue with the book series to include three more books as well as an accompanying discussion guide.

In 2008 she founded No Small Victories, a program of The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services of Springfield, MA. Through this organization she continues to promote education and early detection of autism through workshops and book signings.  A state member of Mass Act Early, a national autism initiative founded by the Centers for Disease Control, No Small Victories works to combat diagnostic disparities suffered by African Americans and Hispanics in underserved communities.

Website: www.nsvonline.com

Top tips for healthier eating habits

April 15, 2015

Melanie White, Director at Downsize Me who is a Certified Food and Wellness Coach to those that are stuck in unhealthy habits and want to create a healthier lifestyle joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Nutrition and Weight Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Melanie White discuss the following:

  • What are the three main things that help people commit to developing healthier habits?
  • What holds people back from developing healthier habits?
  • Why do people lapse back into old habits, and how can they get going again?
  • We hear so much about what we should and shouldn’t eat – there is SO much information out there - what’s the truth?
  • What are three ways people can start making heathier food choices?
  • What’s your number one tip for eating healthier?

Duration: 7:32

Melanie White is a Wellness and Food Coach who loves helping people to adapt and thrive. After 13 years in a stressful corporate role in Perth as a Biologist, she realised empowering people was far more enjoyable and meaningful.

Being a coach means leading by example, so in 2007, Melanie created her own lifestyle change and reinvented herself as a Food and Wellness Coach.

These days, Melanie currently works with Wellness Coaching Australia, in her own private coaching business, and as a co-Founder of Downsize Me, and eight-week food coaching program.

Melanie lives a balanced lifestyle with the right mix of work and play. She loves working with people from all walks of life and helping them to write a new health story with a happier ending. Wellness Coaching allows Melanie to share her skills and lifelong passions for food, gardening, movement, natural therapies, personal development and healing.

Website: www.downsizeme.net.au

Dermal fillers and how are they different from BOTOX or Dysport

April 11, 2015

Jackie Carr, a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and Esthetician at Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in St. Louis, Missouri joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Jackie is here with us to talk about Dermal Fillers.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Jackie Carr discuss the following:

  • What are dermal fillers and how are they different from BOTOX or Dysport?
  • How have dermal fillers changed cosmetic industry? Specifically addressing the drop in surgical procedures in 2014?
  • How do you determine what dermal filler to use on a patient?
  • What are dermal fillers commonly used to correct?
  • How can a patient determine how to choose the right injector?

Duration: 13:06

My mission is to provide superior patient care; help patients achieve their individual goals; assist individuals in projecting a positive inner and outer energy; approach treatments conservatively for a natural appearance and graceful aging process.

Our society, demands that we maintain an active lifestyle into our later years and, yes, we want to stay healthy and vibrant for as long as possible. It is thought that our longevity is 25% genetics and 75% lifestyle. If we have positive feelings about ourselves, we are apt to be more physically active and engaged with the world. My goal is to foster a close, professional relationship with my patients in which I provide skilled, safe and appropriate cosmetic care to encourage them to live life to the fullest.

Websites: www.eyelidmd.com | medispastlouis.com

EFT and Animals: The Energy Technique That Helps Taps Away Trauma or Behavior Issues with Your Animals

April 11, 2015

Joan Ranquet, an animal communicator, author and speaker, and expert on EFT tapping for animals joins eHealth Radio Network and the Animal Health Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Joan Ranquet discuss the following:

  • What is EFT tapping?
  • Is EFT tapping used on animals?
  • What are the benefits tgat come to mind of EFT tapping for animals?
  • How does EFT tapping on animals work?
  • Can you tell us about another recent EFT experience and how it changed that animal?

Duration: 11:54

Joan Ranquet is an animal communicator, author and speaker, and the author of Communication With All Life (Hay House). Her new book, Energy Healing for Animals (Sounds True), will be out 2015.

In 2008, Joan founded Communication with all Life University, a program for Animal Communication and Energy Healing. Joan has worked with thousands of individual pet owners, dog, cat and horse trainers, barn managers and vets. She troubleshoots medical issues, helps stimulate healing in conjunction with conventional treatment, and helps clients to deepen their ability to care for and understand their animals.

Website: www.joanranquet.com

The most popular cosmetic surgery in the US, breast augmentation

April 10, 2015

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Owner of Lewis Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gordon Lewis joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about the most popular cosmetic surgery in the US, breast augmentation.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Dr. Gordon Lewis discuss the following:

  • What is a breast augmentation?
  • What are the important decisions that need to be made about selecting implants before the surgery?
  • How does one determine the best incision for inserting the implants?
  • What is the recovery process like and how long before patients can resume their day to day activity?
  • Can a patient still breast feed after getting a breast augmentation?

Duration: 12:10

My name is Gordon Lewis; I have been a plastic surgeon in Richmond Virginia for almost 9 years. I am a native of Richmond and am happy to offer my care to thousands of patients in the area and beyond. It is important to me to offer the highest quality care and to give the most personalized service available.

I obtained an undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. I trained with a plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia, completed fellowship training at the Duke University Medical Center.

I am affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Richmond Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Virginia. I’m also an associate member of the American College of Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

I am truly passionate about my patients, about helping them to realize natural and beautiful results from cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. My goal is to offer the best possible care and to bring experience, talent, artistry and an unequaled attention to detail to every unique patient.

Website: www.lewisplasticsurgery.com

A Holistic and Solutions-Based Approach to Mental Health

April 9, 2015

Michelle van Namen, a Holistic Psychologist, Hypnotherapist & Success Coach at Integrated Health Specialists joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Development & Mental Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Michelle van Namen discuss the following:

  • How is a holistic approach different to a conventional approach in mental healthcare?
  • What is a solutions-based approach and how does this differ from other forms of therapy?
  • Can you explain how a psychological or emotional issue can actually affect the physical body?
  • Can you provide an example of how a holistic approach is applied when treating an individual for a mental illness, like for example, depression?
  • You also specialise in weight loss, how are your weight loss programs different to other weight loss programs?

Duration: 21:46

Michelle has over 22 years experience working with human behaviour through psychology, hypnotherapy, counselling, coaching, training, personal development and human resource management. Michelle is a qualified specialist working with human behaviour; she is a registered Psychologist, an internationally accredited Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching, and a qualified practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Michelle also has many years’ experience working in corporate human resource management and consultancy.

Michelle offers a unique holistic approach to health and well-being; meaning that she’ll address not only a client’s symptoms, but all potential contributing factors which may be affecting their health. As a solutions-focused practitioner, her goal is to create long-lasting changes by constructing practical solutions with a client; rather than dwelling on their problems, focusing instead on what they want to achieve moving forward. The primary focus isn’t on the past, but instead is on the present and the future.  This approach enables clients to experience significant changes quickly.

Michelle specialises in depression, stress management, anxiety and phobias, low self-worth, weight loss, and insomia.


Vocera Addresses Population Health with Enhanced Care Coordination Solution

April 8, 2015

Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, the Chief Nursing Officer for Vocera Communications, the leading provider of real-time, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Rhonda Collins discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us a little about Vocera?
  • How does Vocera impact the patient experience?
  • Can you describe the secure text messaging capability provided by Vocera and how health care professionals use the technology?
  • What is Population Health and how does Vocera enable it?
  • What do nurses think about the secure text messaging technology?
  • What’s next for Vocera?

Duration: 9:47

Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, has served as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Vocera Communications, Inc. since January 2014. As CNO, Ms. Collins is responsible for working with nursing leadership groups globally to increase their understanding of Vocera solutions, share clinical best practices and to bring their specific requirements to Vocera's product and solutions teams.

Prior to joining Vocera, Ms. Collins was vice president and business manager for Fresenius Kabi, USA, responsible for the launch of the company’s Intravenous Infusion Pump in the U.S. and led the American Nurse Project, elevating the voice of nurses across the country. Through her previous experience at Masimo Corporation as vice president of nursing and Baylor University Medical Center as vice president, woman and children’s services, Ms. Collins has deep experience maximizing market share and profitability while building on best clinical and business practices.

Collins holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech University; a Master’s in Science Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Registered Nurse.

Website: www.vocera.com