Laser Cataract Surgery; The most significant advancement in Cataract Surgery in a Decade

May 25, 2016

Dr. Richard Burns, Chief LASIK and Cataract Surgeon at NVISION in Palm Desert and Murieta, California which offers LASIK, cataract procedures and more joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Richard Burns discuss the following:

  • What is Laser Cataract Surgery?
  • Why do you believe it is better?
  • Do all eye surgeons offer this technology?
  • Is laser cataract surgery here to stay? And does that mean traditional cataract surgery will become obsolete?
  • How can someone find a laser cataract surgeon?

Duration: 16:08

Dr. Burns has been a board-certified ophthalmologist for more than 25 years and has performed more than 35,000 laser and cataract procedures. A frequent lecturer on refractive and cataract procedures, Dr. Burns has also appeared on many television and radio programs sharing information about laser vision correction.

Dr. Burns received his M.D. from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as chief resident.


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Forming habits to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle

May 21, 2016

Heather Arora the founding CEO of Purple Plant, a nutrition focused, interactive wellness program using full, on-site smoothie bars as the vehicle to create a happy, healthy and vibrant workplace joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Heather Arora discuss the following:

  • Tell us your foundation story. How did you start learning about health - how did you become passionate about this topic?
  • What habits have you formed to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle?  
  • How do you balance time for physical and mental health? 
  • Do you maintain a special diet - avoid or prefer certain foods that help you stay on track with your health goals?  
  • How are you thinking about changing or maintaining your habits as you age?

Tip: Find habits, activities and foods that are fun and enjoyable and healthy. Create a win-win health focused life. 

Heather Arora is the founding CEO of Purple Plant and has bootstrapped the company since starting it in 2011. She is a recognized expert in product development, customer experience, workplace culture, wellness programs, sales and leadership.

As Founder and CEO, Heather has successfully built full-time “in house” smoothie bars at the University of San Francisco and Square Headquarters. She has developed long-standing  catering relationships and partnerships with companies including DataSift, Yammer, Skype, Craigslist, Tagged, box, Macys, Hotel Tonight, RocketFuel & many more.

Purple Plant is dedicated to hiring and training employees in nutrition and creating pathways for them to becoming professional dietitians and nutritionists. It builds full wellness offerings tailored to millennials, through healthy smoothie bar services.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @prplplantblends

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The Therapeutic Power of the Placenta: New Hope for Patients Affected by Radiation Damage

May 20, 2016

Dr. Karine Kleinhaus, VP, North America for Pluristem Therapeutics, a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Karine Kleinhaus discuss the following:

  • Can you explain your company’s medical technology? How do you turn placenta cells into life-saving medicine?
  • I understand these cells work to repair the body against a number of conditions, can you explain what areas will these cells help patients? I understand nuclear attacks are also on your list? 
  • I read that these cells called PLX-R18 cells are being looked at by the National Institute of Health? Why is the NIH interested? 
  • I understand that this work you are doing with the NIH may also lead into helping cancer patients later on, can you explain how that will work?

Duration: 8:44

Karine Kleinhaus, M.D., M.P.H., is Divisional Vice President, North America at Pluristem Therapeutics. She has worked with multiple public and private biotechnology companies on both public and investor relations.

Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. At NYU, Dr. Kleinhaus conducted medical research funded under a multi-year NIH grant. She published more than 25 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Annals of the New York Academy of Science, American Journal of Medical Genetics, and the American Journal of Epidemiology. Before that Dr. Kleinhaus practiced obstetrics and then completed two fellowships at Columbia University.

Dr. Kleinhaus received her medical degree from Tel Aviv University, earned a Master of Public Health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Princeton University.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @pluristem

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Sculpsure: Non-invasive Fat Reduction and Body Shaping

May 19, 2016

Dr. George Anterasian, a Board-Certified Surgeon Specialing in laser & light base skin & fat treatments based at Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center located in Santa Monica, California joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Information Channels. Dr. Anterasian will discuss the non-invasive fat reduction and body shaping treatment SculpSure.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. George Anterasian discuss the following:

  • What are your recommendations for someone who is seeking fat reduction and body shaping without surgery?
  • What is SculpSure? What are reasons someone would undergo SculpSure?
  • What is the SculpSure procedure like? 
  • What can someone expect after undergoing SculpSure, such as recovery and risks?
  • What are other non-invasive fat reduction and body shaping treatments?

Duration: 8:54

Dr. George Anterasian graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude as an undergraduate from UCLA and is an Alpha Omega Alpha honors graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of California in San Diego, and he is board certified in the medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of conditions involving the face, head, and neck. He has over thirty years of experience in treating these conditions.

Dr. Anterasian is especially interested in non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation, including SculpSure, and laser and light based skin treatments. He has performed thousands of non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation procedures with consistently excellent results. Dr. Anterasian has been honored by selection to “America’s Top Surgeons” every year since 2008.

Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian work together to develop a customized treatment plan for every patient. Our treatment plans utilize the most technologically advanced methods currently available. This ensures that our patients receive the optimum combination of treatment modalities and obtain the best possible results.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @maryleeamerian

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Embrace Your Inner Healer with the Emotion Code

May 18, 2016


Kathryn Hill, Owner of Wholesome Junction that provides chakra clearing, energy balancing, and life coaching services in the Milwaukee Area joins eHealth Radio and the Emotional Health and Personal Development Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Kathryn Hill discuss the following:

  • How did you get started with energy work?
  • Tell me more about the Emotion Code?
  • What are trapped emotions and how can you remove these by yourself, without a practitioner?
  • What other ways can you enhance your own healing efforts?
  • For those who don’t know: What are Chakras?

Duration: 18:01

Kathryn Hill has been doing energy work for 30 years. She is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Lemurian Light Healer, Certified Emotion Code Practitioner and Body Code Practitioner. She was trained personally by Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of The Emotion Code. Wholesome Junction is the junction of Eastern and Western Medicine. She recently gave a seminar on the power of using magnets for Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment. In her seminars, she teaches how to use a pendulum and other tools to bring health and healing to your family. Her seminars are all about empowering people to be their own healers.



Social Media Links:
Twitter: @WholesmJunction

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

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Belinda Hughes, Natural Beauty Expert

May 15, 2016

Natural Beauty Expert Belinda Hughes who is a Natural Beauty Expert, business owner and beauty writer joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty and Skin Care Channels. Her passion aims to bring the natural beauty and wellness community together to showcase the best to the consumer.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Belinda Hughes discuss the following:

  • Tell us how you started in natural beauty?
  • How did the brand Natural Beauty Expert begin?
  • What do you hope to achieve on the Natural Beauty Expert site?
  • Tell us how the natural beauty landscape has changed in the past 10 years?
  • What is your biggest tip for people looking for natural skincare?

Duration: 10:34

Belinda Hughes is a professional beauty therapist who has a passion for toxic free beauty products, health and wellbeing. She has worked across three capital cities, Port Douglas and New South Wales coastal regions. Most of this career has been spent working with some of the best natural spa products available. Her roles have spanned from beauty therapist to business owner, brand manager, trainer and blogger.

With a wealth of experience and knowledge behind her Belinda launched her site Natural Beauty Expert in 2013 to share her knowledge and talk about the best natural products on the market for her readers.


Social Media:
Twitter: @natbeautyexpert

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Get Summer Ready: Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

May 14, 2016

Dr. Howard Heppe and Dr. Harold Bautista, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg located in Fredericksburg, Virginia again joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. They discuss how you can get summer ready with liposuction or a tummy tuck.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Howard Heppe and Dr. Harold Bautista discuss the following:

  • What are your recommendations for someone who is trying to get their body ready for summer?
  • What is liposuction? What is a tummy tuck? 
  • What are reasons someone would choose liposuction over a tummy tuck or vice versa?
  • What do the liposuction and tummy tuck procedures entail? What is recovery like? 
  • What are common concerns with liposuction and a tummy tuck?

Duration: 7:03

A renowned plastic surgeon in Fredericksburg, Dr. Howard Heppe has traveled several times to Latin America on charity missions. He has given numerous presentations on topics of plastic surgery at medical conferences & throughout the United States and Canada, and has published several articles. He keeps abreast of new techniques of cosmetic surgery, attending national meetings. Dr. Heppe is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and diplomat of the National Medical Examiners.

Dr. Harold Bautista is acting Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Mary Washington Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has recently proven his dedication to maintaining his knowledge base in his chosen specialty by passing a recertification examination given by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in April 2004. He joined the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1993 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional.

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg only performs procedures that are proven to deliver the best results, which include breast augmentation, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, liposuction and facelift.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @PSSF1

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3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living by Melinda Arcara

May 13, 2016

Melinda Arcara who is known as Gluten-Free Bebe joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Nutrition Channels.  She is a Certified Health Coach and Healthy Gluten-Free Food Advocate. She’s discusses her new book titled "3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living that she self-published in September of last year.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Melinda Arcara discuss the following:

  • When you search the Words “Gluten-Free Books” on you get 21,000 results.  What makes this book different than all the other books on the market?
  • The book is titled 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living.  Why 3 steps? 
  • Isn’t eating gluten-free all about what to eliminate?  For example, couldn’t you just say “Eliminate anything that contain wheat, barley and rye” and the chapter would be over?
  • The back cover of the book calls it a guidebook.  People go on diets all the time, what makes eating gluten-free so different that it needs a manual?
  • Why would someone want this book rather than searching on the internet?
  • If someone was diagnosed with Celiac today what would you tell them to get them started?

Duration: 14:47

As the baby of ten children, Melinda or “the Bebe” as her dad nicknamed her, went through the first forty years of her life with lots of family love & support but she never felt healthy. Suffering from unexplained symptoms including migraines, stomach pains, anemia, anxiety, weight fluctuations, and joint pain, she was finally diagnosed with a gluten intolerance in 2010.  For Melinda, this diagnosis was as a blessing, not a curse as she learned how to be gluten-free and to finally feel better.  After much trial and error and significant expense, she has written a new book available on Amazon, 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living that wants to save newly diagnosed gluten-intolerant and celiac sufferers time, money, and energy to getting on a path to better health and to 100 percent gluten-free living for life!

3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living is a practical, step-by-step guide for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with Celiac or supporting someone with a gluten-related disorder and is left with difficult question “where do I start?”

br/>Sorting through all the information about becoming gluten-free can be frustrating and time-consuming—and purchasing everything labeled “gluten-free” can be expensive.  “My first 4 years of being gluten-free were stressful and expensive.  I wrote the book to help others become compliant to the diet quicker and easier than I did” says Arcara.

This book is written to be a practical, step-by-step guide to the elimination of gluten from your diet, the transition of your heart and your home (including your pantry), and the substitution of products and ingredients for your recipes and meals. Over 100 products and brands are referenced in the book.

The book emphasizes a holistic approach including eating whole, clean, local, and healthy, which is important when starting your gluten free journey and for being truly compliant to a gluten-free diet. 

In a friendly tone that incorporates humor and inspiring enthusiasm, 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living teaches that gluten-free eating can be healthy—if you do it the right way.

Topics covered include:

  • Alternative gluten-free grains
  • Reading labels
  • Substitutable ingredients & products
  • Shopping & brands
  • Eating-out & social situations
  • Traveling
  • Positive attitude & family support

Helping you get organized with thought-provoking exercises, recipes, tips, facts, and plenty of space for notes, 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living has everything you need to quickly feel the benefits of the gluten-free lifestyle.

Author Melinda Lawer Arcara, a.k.a. Gluten-Free Bebe, is a blogger ( and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified health coach with a focus on incorporating healthy gluten-free living into daily routines.  She speaks to groups frequently about her 3 Step approach and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and children.



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Success and Charitable Giving & how they go hand in hand

May 13, 2016

Roberta Perry, President of ScrubzBody™ Natural Skin Care that creates small batch, handcrafted products that makes your skin smile again joins eHealth Radio and the Charity & Skin Care Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Roberta Perry discuss the following:

  • What was your AHA moment to create your signature product, Scrubz™?
  • Why do you call it the busy person's dream product? How can it help their skin issues?
  • Besides money, What is your greatest business success? 
  • How did you get involved in charitable giving with your brand?
  • What is "The Breast of Everything?" (

Duration: 11:25

After years of being totally selfless and taking care of everyone else's needs, (ok, that is my own humble opinion, but work with me here) my skin was peeling, dry, itchy and irritated. In 2005, at 43, I decided I was worth taking care of too. I discovered exfoliating products, but like the proverbial Goldilocks, none were completely satisfying my needs & wants. I decided to create my own and headed for the kitchen to play like a "mad chemist". I mixed up different combinations of botanical oils, which are great for skin, and loved my creations. It was not until I did extensive research, however, that I realized how lucky I was with the recipe I had created. I brought in my sister and we started ScrubzBody™ in 2006, in my home. We moved quickly to a renovated garage, and then opened our first manufacturing/store front, in Bethpage, NY in 2011. We have since moved to a much larger space, right in the heart of town. We love it here. All products are handcrafted in small batches. We host “Make your own Scrubz™” parties for kids of all ages. We sell retail and wholesale, with clients such as Whole Foods Markets.

I have been published and quoted in blogs, beauty magazines and various articles. I have had 2 Newsday articles written about my business and have contributed to many others. I was a panelist for the Newsday Connect Small Business Seminar, I was a guest for a natural remedy segment of the Dr. Oz show which aired on 10/24/14, as well as a food related segment which aired on 2/29/16. I received the Nassau County Legislature Trailblazer award for our charity work on 3/21/16. I am a proud member of Indie Business Network, American Made Matters, Bethpage Chamber of Commerce & Bethpage Kiwanis Club.


Scrubz on Social Media:
Twitter: @scrubzbody
Instagram: @scrubzbody

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Introducing Soltrackr: The Wireless Health Companion

May 11, 2016

David Nam, Founder and CEO of Soltrackr, a smart health tracking company providing a wireless health companion that delivers in-depth vital and environmental information on the go joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention, Skin Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest David Nam discuss the following:

  • What is Soltrackr?
  • What are the benefits of Soltrackr?
  • How does Soltrackr work?
  • Who will benefit from Soltrackr?
  • What does the product replace?

David Nam is CEO of Soltrackr. A leader in the technology industry for nearly two decades, David has established a successful track record building businesses and organically growing new product lines. He previously served as General Manager at Maxim Integrated for the Mobile Power and Battery Management Business, where his team played an integral role in developing and enabling technology for Samsung flagship phones.

David’s real-life experiences of tragedy, including the loss of his nine-year old niece to Leukemia, inspired him to create Soltrackr. He combined his knowledge and passion to build a simple, yet powerful, solution to give people deeper awareness of their health and the environment around them.

David is a graduate from University of California, Berkeley.


soltrackr on Social Media:
Twitter: @soltrackr

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