EverSleep, Giving you the Power to Improve your Sleep

August 18, 2017
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Chris Crowley a R&D Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in medical devices, geophysics and consumer electronics that has developed a lot of fascinating products with the most recent one is EverSleep joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Sleep Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Chris Crowley discuss the following:

  • Can you tell our audience a little about your background as it pertains to health and medical devices?
  • What us EverSleep and can you tell us about how it was developed and funded?
  • What are your future plans for EverSleep?
  • Any tips for medical device entrepreneurs?
  • Where can the audience go to find more information about the crowdfunding campaign?

 

Chris Crowley is a R&D Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in medical devices, geophysics and consumer electronics.

His latest success has been the engineering and developing of a personal sleep tracker called EverSleep which has just been fully funded on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo with $100,000 raised and was featured in national media including VentureBeat, Popular Science and more.

 

Website: www.geteversleep.com

 

A national provider of outpatient Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centers

August 11, 2017
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Mr. David Davis, President and CEO at Shared Health Services who partners with hospitals to open and manage outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy centers across the United States joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest David Davis discuss the following:

  • What is a chronic wound?
  • How many chronic wounds are there in America?
  • What types of wounds become chronic wounds?
  • Where, and how, are chronic wounds treated?
  • What is hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy?
  • What are some of the diagnosis's that HBO is used to treat?
  • How does Shared Health Services work with hospitals?

 

David Davis, BS, RRT, CHT is a former United States Congressman, Joint Commission Surveyor and healthcare entrepreneur.  He holds a degree in Organizational Management from Milligan College, an A.S. in Respiratory Therapy from California College for the Health Sciences, and Certification in Respiratory Care from East Tennessee State University. During his 30 years in the health care industry, he managed several Respiratory Care Departments throughout the Southeastern U.S., started and managed a very successful multi-state home medical equipment company, Advanced Home Care, in 1986, served as a Joint Commission surveyor and founded Shared Health Services in 1996.  Known as a leader in his local community and in his home state, he has served as a Leadership Council Member for the National Federation of Independent Business; as Chairman, Medicare Part B, Tennessee Association for Home Care; as Clinical Adjunct Faculty Member, Respiratory Care Department, East Tennessee State University; and as a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Shared Health Services is a wound care company who contracts with hospitals to help them open and manage successful outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen centers. The mission of our Centers of Excellence is to heal chronic wounds, improve patient outcomes, help prevent limb loss and provide a profitable service for our contracted hospitals.

 

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Websitewww.sharedhealthservices.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharedhealthservices

TeloYears DNA Test: A genetic test that measures telomere length to reveal your cellular age

August 9, 2017
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Jason Shelton, CEO of Telomere Diagnostics, the maker of TeloYears, an advanced DNA test that measures telomere length to provide a person’s cellular age and overall cellular health joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Jason Shelton discuss the following:

  • What is TeloYears DNA test? How does the test work? Why take the test?
  • What are Telomeres?
  • Why is telomere length important? Is telomere length dynamic? Does it change over time? What factors affect telomere length?
  • What do the test results mean? What approach do you use to measure telomere length
  • How does telomere length relate to my health and longevity? Are there scientific papers or clinical studies that demonstrate this link?
  • What can one do to improve my TeloYears?

 

Jason joined Telomere Diagnostics in early 2014 with nearly two decades of leadership experience in building start-up, medical device, and consumer healthcare companies. He currently serves as CEO of the Company.

From early 2000 through 2005, he was with Align Technology, Inc., the maker of Invisalign® invisible braces. Jason led consumer marketing for Invisalign as a key part of the early team that helped build the company from its initial launch as a venture-backed start-up, through its IPO, and ultimately into a global leader and profitable public company with then revenues in excess of $200 million annually.

He then served as Vice President of Marketing for BioForm Medical, Inc., where he led the aesthetic launch of its flagship Radiesse® dermal filler during a span that included its FDA approval (PMA), rapid revenue growth to over $80 million annually, and the company’s eventual IPO.

Subsequently, Jason was Vice President of Marketing for Sonitus Medical, Inc., marketer of the SoundBite™ Hearing System, which he helped to achieve critical milestones including product design, clinical trials, two FDA clearances, and commercial launch. Most recently, Jason was CEO of EarLens Corporation where he led the company’s efforts through key milestones in product development, regulatory affairs, and operations.

Jason’s earlier experience includes years at SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) working on the brand marketing teams of national consumer healthcare brands including NicoDerm CQ® and Aquafresh® toothpaste.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

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Available for $89 at www.teloyears.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teloyears
Twitter: @TeloYears

Physiatrists: Doctors Getting Rehab Patients Home Sooner, More Safely

August 2, 2017
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Dr. Steve Gnatz, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Rehab Channels. IRC provides rehabilitation physicians (also called physiatrists) to more than 300 skilled nursing facilities across the country to improve patient care and get rehab patients home sooner.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Steve Gnatz discuss the following:

  • You are a physiatrist and Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Can you please tell us what a physiatrist is?
  • In terms of rehab, your group, Integrated Rehab Consultants, provides an interesting service. Can you please explain?
  • Why is physiatry in skilled nursing facilities so hot right now?
  • How do physiatrists make patient care better in skilled nursing facilities?
  • Should patients going into rehab after something like a stroke or orthopedic surgery look for a facility with a physiatrist?

 

Steve M. Gnatz, M.D., M.H.A., is the Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Rehab Consultants, a nationwide group of physiatrists practicing sub-acute rehabilitation. He holds a faculty appointment as Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Gnatz served as Medical Director of PM&R at Loyola between 2004 and 2014. Prior to that, he was Medical Director and EVP for Medical Services at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. He also previously held the position of Medical Director of the Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri. At the University of Missouri, he was Professor and Chair of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) between 1996 and 2001.

Dr. Gnatz received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received a master’s degree in health administration (MHA) from the University of Missouri.

He has authored many peer-reviewed articles and the well-regarded book EMG Basics. An avid lecturer, his CV lists over 100 presentations to audiences of all types on a wide variety of topics.

Dr Gnatz remains very active in organized medicine, currently holding the position of President of the US Bone and Joint Initiative – the US National Action Network sanctioned by the World Health Organization – with the goal of minimizing the burden of musculoskeletal disorders in America. He is also Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2005-2006) and has held many other leadership positions in professional associations.

 

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Website: www.irehabconsultants.com

Alcoholism & Addiction: No Cure, But a Path

July 30, 2017
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Tina Marie Gonzales who is the Program Coordinator at Carus Recovery Center joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels. Tina has been working in the substance abuse treatment profession since 2008, ranging from admissions and operations to administration, counseling, and case management.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Tina Marie Gonzales discuss the following:

  • What makes CARUS different from other Residential Treatment Facilities?
  • What kind of support do you offer at CARUS?
  • How does the location of the CARUS facility compare with other locations?
  • So how does CARUS Recovery view a substance use disorder?
  • What are examples of these many therapies?

 

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Tina Marie Gonzales is the Program Coordinator at Carus Recovery Center. Tina has been working in the substance abuse treatment profession since 2008, ranging from admissions and operations to administration, counseling, and case management.

Through her personal journey, Tina discovered a passion for working with others who are searching for what she has found. Tina’s motivation led her to further her education as a Substance Abuse Counselor in order to pass her knowledge along to others who are looking for a better life. “With a little guidance and a lot of unconditional positive regard,” she says, “I believe anything is possible.”

 

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Website: www.carusrecovery.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carusrecovery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carusrecovery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CARUS-Recovery

Groundbreaking Medical Findings at Ponce Research Institute That Will Impact Your Health and Well Being

July 29, 2017
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Dr. Kenira Thompson, President and Director of Research at Ponce Research Institute at Ponce Health Sciences University in Ponce, Puerto Rico joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Kenira Thompson discuss the following:

  • When was the Ponce Research Institute formed, and what is its objective?
  • What are the research areas in which the Institute specializes?
  • What kind of findings and discoveries have come out of the Institute that were new to the world of medicine?
  • How does the work that you’re doing help pharmaceutical companies and doctors to better understand diseases and to bring new solutions to the marketplace?
  • What is the Institute currently working on that’s particularly relevant to trending topics in health, wellness, and medicine?
  • How can non-medical professionals – in other words, everyday people – stay on top of the kind of work that’s being done at Ponce Research Institute so they can gain a better understanding of how your efforts can benefit their health and well being?

 

Dr. Kenira Thompson is the Vice President of Research at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), and the President of the newly created Ponce Research Institute (PRI).  In this role, she oversees all of the research-related activities in both basic and clinical sciences at PHSU-PRI.  She is also the administrator of all research and service grants received by the institution.  Dr. Thompson’s leadership is focused on developing, coordinating, and stimulating collaborative research at the PHSU-PRI, in order for the institution to continue its growth as an important academic and research center.   She leads all research operations for PHSU, and provides research oversight at six affiliated hospitals in south central Puerto Rico.

Dr. Thompson earned her B.S Degree from Interamerican University in San Germán, Puerto Rico, an M.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She completed postdoctoral research training in the Cajal Neuroscience Research Institute of the University of Texas San Antonio, where she also served as Program Coordinator for the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute.

Dr. Thompson holds the rank of Full Professor in the Basic Sciences and Psychiatry Departments of the School of Medicine, and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she has served as faculty since 2005.  During her academic career at PHSU, she has held important roles such as Medical Neuroscience Course Director, Chair of the Basic Sciences Curriculum Committee, Associate Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Core Facility, member of the MBRS-RISE Internal Advisory Committee, member of the U54 PSMHS-Moffitt Partnership Internal Advisory Committee,  member of the Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee, among others.

Dr. Thompson has served on the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education Accreditation Board for Graduate Programs in Neuroscience since 2010.  She is part of the External Advisory Committee for the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research program at UPR-Medical Sciences Campus, and is Co-Program Director of the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC).  She is also a past President and current member of the Advisory Committee for the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

Dr. Thompson has participated in the Senior Executive Institute for the Society for Research Administrators (SRA), and is an active member of the Sociedad de Administradores de Investigación de Puerto Rico (SAI), and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).  She was recently nominated to serve a three year term on the Steering Committee for the Group on Research Advancement and Development for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

 

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Website: www.psm.edu

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poncehealthsciencesuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PonceHealthSU

Tips for Parents and a Social Media Campaign Bettering the Lives of Children with ASD

July 28, 2017
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Renowned Autism Specialist, Dr. Annette Nunez, the Founder and Director of Breakthrough Interventions, LLC joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information & Health News Channels. Dr. Nunez is a licensed psychotherapist and has worked with children with ASD and other related disorders for over 22 years.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Annette Nunez discuss the following:

  • Summertime is here, which means parents across the board will be looking for activities to keep their children occupied while school is out. However, this can be more difficult for parents of children with Autism.  What are some activities or exercises parents can do with their children at home?
  • As an expert for over 20 years, what are the top misconceptions of children with autism?
  • We learned you've recently started a social media campaign called #iAcceptAutism. Can you tell us about the movement?
  • What do you hope participants in the campaign will do as a result?
  • For parents of children with autism who may be struggling in school or at home, what advice do you give to them?

 

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Dr. Annette Nunez is a highly sought after Autism expert, author and founder and director of Breakthrough Interventions, LLC, a multi-dimensional therapeutic program with specialized one-on-one programs at home and in school for children with autism. She is a licensed psychotherapist and has worked with children with ASD and other related disorders for over 20 years.

Dr. Nunez’s mission is to enrich the lives of children by providing academic, behavioral, cognitive and social support so that each child will be integrated into general educational classrooms, be able to develop friendships with peers, and become productive, independent individuals.

She received a BA in Psychology, an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Research Methods with a specialization in Child Development. At UCLA, she studied and trained with renowned autism expert, Dr. Ivar Lovaas on Discrete Trial Training (DTT). She also received training from the Institute for Child Development in California on the Floortime Approach and developed a successful behavioral program that combined aspects of DTT and Floortime.

As part of her doctorate work at the University of Denver, Dr. Nunez developed the Children’s Social Competence Scale (CSCS). The CSCS is an early intervention evaluation tool that measures social competency in young children. She serves as the Program Director for Connect Us, a non-profit organization that helps children cultivate positive relationships through facilitated play. Her research interests include the mainstreaming and socialization of children with High Functioning Autism and Aspberger’s.

Dr. Nunez wrote the The BI Approach, as well as a book titled Friendship Is, a touching children’s book which shows just how children with autism care for others in their own unique ways and takes a unique look at social acceptance and friendship. She is currently writing a book about the SCIP Model that will be published by early next year.

She conducts many seminars throughout the country and in China and plans to continue educating parents and professionals about mainstreaming and socialization of children with HFA and Aspberger’s. Dr. Nunez was recently honored by the Autism Society of Colorado as a finalist for the 2011 Faces of Autism Professional Award.

 

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Website: www.iacceptautism.com | www.autismtherapydenver.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iAcceptAutism
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTInterventions

Safe and Effective Ibogaine Treatment from Clear Sky Recovery

July 24, 2017
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Patrick K. Kroupa, an ibogaine treatment expert, entrepreneur, writer and activist on behalf of Clear Sky Recovery, one of the most advanced and medically qualified sources of ibogaine treatment and drug rehab programs in the world joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Patrick K. Kroupa discuss the following:

  • For the benefit of our listeners, please give us an overview of Clear Sky Recovery.
  • Clear Sky Recovery has a strong emphasis on its expertise involving ibogaine treatment. Why is this expertise so important?
  • What do you want prospective patients to know about the ibogaine treatment Clear Sky Recovery provides, in comparison to other centers?
  • Compassion is a principle Clear Sky Recovery emphasis. Tell us more about how this principle & how it influences the mission of Clear Sky Recovery?
  • What else would you like listeners to know about Clear Sky Recovery?    

 

Patrick K. Kroupa is an ibogaine treatment expert, entrepreneur, writer and activist on behalf of Clear Sky Recovery, one of the most advanced and medically qualified sources of ibogaine treatment and drug rehab programs in the world. Kroupa and his work have been featured in over 100 books, films, television reports, and a wide spectrum of periodicals including Wired, Forbes, the New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, NY Magazine, Esquire, Radar, Details, and MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

ABOUT CLEAR SKY RECOVERY: People travel to Clear Sky Recovery from all over the world to obtain ibogaine treatment. We’ve had the privilege of working with ibogaine for more than 20 years, and the pleasure of collaborating with countless individuals and families, on the journey to reclaiming their lives.

 

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Website: www.clearskyibogaine.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ibogainedetox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Detoxcentercancun
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clearskyibogaine

The only way to cure Alzheimer’s is through clinical trials.

July 22, 2017
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John Dwyer, President and Founding Board Member of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation that is dedicated to speeding the delivery of innovative medicines to those in need by reducing the time and cost of Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials joins eHealth Radio and the Alzheimer's Information & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest John Dwyer discuss the following:

  • What is the state of Alzheimer’s disease in this country:
  • What do treatments look like for those affected?
  • How many people are predicted to develop Alzheimer’s in the next 5 years, 10 years, 20 years
  • If Alzheimer’s will become an epidemic, why haven’t we found a cure yet?
  • What is the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP Foundation)?
  • Explain, in a general sense, how a clinical trial works and how the GAP Foundation plans to help speed this process?
  • Minorities are being underrepresented in clinical trials. Why do we need to get more African Americans and Hispanics involved in clinical trials?
  • What can people do now to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease?

 

John R. Dwyer, Jr. is the President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation. The GAP Foundation is dedicated to making the clinical trial process for Alzheimer’s therapies substantially more efficient thereby speeding cures to patients afflicted with this insidious disease.

John is a serial healthcare entrepreneur who most recently participated in the acquisition of MeYou Health, upon whose Board he now serves.  Prior to GAP, John served as the co-founder and Chairman of Telcare, Inc., a high technology manufacturer of the first wirelessly enabled blood glucose meter designed to empower patients with diabetes to better manage their disease.

Mr. Dwyer first became a CEO at the age of 30. In the following years, he has held “C” level positions in six emerging growth companies in the healthcare industry. His past assignments have included serving as CEO of e-Medex, Inc., which later merged with Active Health Management to become the leading provider of population health management services where he served as the Chief Operating Officer. Active Health was purchased by Aetna in 2005. He was also a co-founder and Chairman of CodeRyte, Inc., a venture-backed seller of medical billing software using natural language processing to generate billing codes.  CodeRyte was purchased by 3M in 2012.

Mr. Dwyer co-founded Us Against Alzheimer’s, a patient advocacy group focused on changing the way the country addresses the threat posed by Alzheimer’s.  He also co-founded the first political action committee focused on a specific disease, the Alzheimer’s Action PAC.   He began his career as an attorney with the Washington DC based law firm of Arent, Fox LLP where he focused on transactions in regulated industries.

Mr. Dwyer is a frequent speaker on financing and regulatory issues of critical importance to emerging health technology companies. He also regularly speaks on health information issues and the business risks associated with the regulatory and payer process.

Mr. Dwyer currently serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of private and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Dwyer is a graduate of Marquette University and the Cornell Law School.

 

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Websites: www.globalalzplatform.org | www.memorystrings.org

New Survey Finds the Majority of Consumers Are Unaware of the Risks Associated with Buying Prescription Drugs Online and Oppose Legalizing Importation from Canada

July 19, 2017
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Libby Baney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Internet safe for consumers worldwide again joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Libby Baney discuss the following:

  • What made ASOP Global decide to do this poll right now?
  • What were some of the GENERAL findings from the new asop global survey?
  • What's the danger in just searching for your medicine and ordering online?
  • What are the risks associated with buying prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies?
  • Congress is considering legislation that would legalize the importation of prescription medicines from Canada. How do consumers feel about this issue?
  • What were the top factors that changed their minds?
  • What can people do to STAY SAFE OR SAVE MONEY when shopping for medicines online?

 

Libby Baney is the executive director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. which she founded in 2009. In this capacity, Libby leads ASOP operations, shapes public policy, and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers.

A lawyer by training and health advocate by nature, Libby is a prolific speaker and writer, regularly engaging with diverse audiences on issues at the intersection of Internet technology and healthcare. She leads strategic workshops and speaks on these issues worldwide; writes policy documents; and interacts with international corporate leaders and policymakers.

Libby’s work spans multiple continents, which has been covered by local, national and international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, Inside Health Policy, Pharmacy Today, ABC News, CNN, and C-SPAN.

In addition to her work for ASOP, Libby is a partner at FaegreBD Consulting and Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she works on Internet policy, intellectual property rights, pharmacy, telemedicine/telehealth, and pharmaceutical supply chain matters.

 

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Website: www.BuySafeRx.pharmacy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuySafeRx