A unique treatment approach for drug-resistant epilepsy

December 14, 2017
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Jason Richey, President of LivaNova North America and General Manager of the company’s Neuromodulation business joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

He’ll be discussing VNS Therapy – the first and only FDA-approved device for drug-resistant epilepsy that is clinically proven safe and effective for adults and children as young as four years of age. VNS Therapy is designed to prevent seizures before they start and stop them if they do.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jason Richey discuss the following:

  • What exactly is VNS Therapy? How does it work?
  • VNS Therapy is FDA-approved to treat refractory or drug-resistant epilepsy. How common is it for people to have seizures which can’t be controlled by drugs alone?
  • Who is a good candidate for VNS Therapy?
  • Children as young as four years old can now receive VNS Therapy. What are the benefits of starting this treatment at a younger age?
  • Tell me about the newly released SenTiva generator and next-generation VNS Therapy Programming System. How does the latest system improve upon past versions?
  • More than 100,000 people have used VNS Therapy, many of whom have achieved long-term seizure control. What are some of the most common comments they share about their experience?
  • What are the potential side effects of VNS Therapy, and how do they compare to other epilepsy treatments?
  • What does LivaNova have in store for the future of VNS Therapy?

 

About Jason Richey: As LivaNova's President of North America and General Manager of the Neuromodulation business, Jason Richey has over 20 years of experience in the medical technology industry. With 15 years of tenure at Cyberonics (LivaNova’s predecessor) starting in 2001, Mr. Richey has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

About VNS Therapy: VNS Therapy is the first and only FDA-approved device for drug-resistant epilepsy that is clinically proven safe and effective for adults and children as young as four years of age. VNS Therapy is designed to prevent seizures before they occur and stop them if they do. It is a unique treatment approach developed specifically for people with drug-resistant epilepsy — a condition that affects one in three people with epilepsy.

 

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Websiteswww.VNSTherapy.com | www.SeizureControl.com

Facebook: https://Facebook.com/VNSTherapyforEpilepsy

Choosing Wisely Campaign and how can it help chiropractic patients achieve the best care possible

December 13, 2017
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Dr. Christine Goertz, the Senior Scientific Advisor for the American Chiropractic Association, the leading professional association representing chiropractors in the United States joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractor & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Christine Goertz discuss the following:

  • What is the Choosing Wisely campaign and how can it help chiropractic patients achieve the best care possible?
  • Two of ACA’s recommendations are related to reducing X-ray exposure. Can you tell me more about that? What do patients need to know?
  • The third recommendation says to avoid using therapies like heat, cold, electrical stimulation and ultrasound alone. Why is that? Many people find that those are quick and easy ways to find pain relief.
  • The fourth recommendation deals with chronic pain and mental health. Tell us more about that recommendation...and about the connection between chronic pain and conditions such as depression and anxiety.
  • The last recommendation cautions against long-term use of very common items -- lumbar supports or lumbar braces – for the treatment or prevention of low-back pain. How are these items helpful for acute pain but maybe less so for long-term conditions?
  • Where can patients go to find a good chiropractor?

 

Dr. Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, currently chairs the American Chiropractic Association’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability. Goertz is also the Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Chief Executive Officer of the Spine Institute for Quality (Spine IQ.)

Her scientific interests include clinical and health services research evaluating patient-centered outcomes and interprofessional collaboration related to complementary and integrative health care delivery, with a focus on spine-related pain and disability. Goertz has been the recipient of several awards for her work in the chiropractic field, including ACA's 2012 Chiropractor of the Year, the 2013 Lincoln Research Prize, and the 2011 Palmer College Chiropractic Honorary Alumna.

In March 2017, Goertz accepted the prestigious Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research by the World Federation of Chiropractic on behalf of the Palmer College Research Team for conducting a large-scale, multi-site clinical trial which studied the effectiveness of chiropractic care for active-duty military personnel with low-back pain.

For over 25 years, Goertz has addressed multidisciplinary science and health policy issues at the state and federal levels, and has served as a member of the American Medical Association’s Measurement Advisory Committee and a program officer of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), where she managed a portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research.  She is a member of the NIH/NCCIH National Advisory Council as well as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors. She received her doctor of chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a PhD in Health Services Research Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.

 

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Websitewww.acatoday.org

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Quantros: Leading the Journey to Value in Value-based Healthcare

December 12, 2017
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Andy Weissberg, Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications, Quantros, the healthcare industry’s leading provider of performance measurement and management solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andy Weissberg discuss the following:

  • Please tell us a bit about Quantros.
  • It’s my understanding that Quantros recently released its CareChex® 2018 Hospital and Health System Quality and Patient Safety Rankings and Ratings. How do these updated ratings help consumers, employers and other stakeholders in value-based care?
  • How does Quantros differ from market competitors?
  • Can we talk a bit the Quantros® Enterprise Solutions Suite - how many hospitals and large health systems are using it, and what kind of impact does it have on their clinical and financial performance?
  • How does the uncertainty and complexity associated with the repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act influence Quantros, if at all?

Andy Weissberg is Quantros’ brand ambassador and communications leader, and brings more than 20 years of healthcare, publishing and information services experience. Prior to joining Quantros he co-founded DotHealth, LLC which was credentialed by ICANN to operate the health top level domain name registry.

Andy previously served as Vice President of Identifier Services at R.R. Bowker where he spearheaded the innovation and operations of the U.S. ISBN Agency and several ISO Standards registration agencies serving the book and journal publishing industries.

Additionally, Andy was GM Digital Media, Healthcare and Life Sciences at Advanstar Communications, Inc. where he developed and commercialized ModernMedicine.com as a leading online clinical decision support and practice management information resource for physicians and healthcare professionals. For over a decade, Andy served in similar roles in the pharmaceutical/healthcare advertising agency arena.

Andy has a BA, Communications from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

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Websitewww.quantros.com

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

How combination devices will change treatment techniques and overall health outcomes

December 11, 2017
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Reginald Swift, Founder & CEO at Rubix LS that is a research and development engineering firm developing combination device therapies for rare and orphan diseases joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Therapy Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Reginald Swift discuss the following questions:

  • What do you believe combination devices will do for us in the future?
  • You mention cross-pollinate in areas of your website, how does your combination device development relate to technology in other industry sectors?
  • Tell us about Project Hercules?
  • As an emerging startup firm, where do you see the firm in the next 5 years of combination product development?
  • Are your products out on the market now? If not, is it being used in any other technologies or companies?

Reginald Swift is an engineering professional with his background in Mechanical Engineering from FIU and later on to advance the science into Molecular Mechanical Engineering where he will be receive an honorary PhD for his work in combination device application in Multiple Sclerosis.  

Reginald Swift is the Chief Visionary Engineer and founder of Rubix LS, a research and development engineering firm that is articulating specialty engineering development and cross-pollinating methodologies in a variety of industry sectors; while the core remains in biotechnology and life-sciences as a whole.

Reginald has worked in a variety of roles within the life-science sector and has developed and contributed to the involvement of a few patents and special development that has bolstered product performance for patients worldwide.

Reginald's professional affiliations stem from National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Advanced Bio-materials, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, Rare Disease Day & Society of Nanoengineering.

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Website: www.rubixls.com

Building Muscle: How HercuLean Meal Prep is Making American Healthy Again

December 9, 2017
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Ben Canary, Co-Founder of HercuLean Meal Prep located in Indianapolis with a mission to help people live healthier lives through what they eat, namely through the right composition of macro nutrients joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Ben Canary discuss the following:

  • HercuLean Meal Prep health-focused family story that includes a bodybuilder and Ben's background in food science and food regulation.
  • Why HercuLean Meal Prep has a high emphasis on Macro-Nutrientts and the reason the business has such a high focus on this concept.
  • How HercuLean fits into the trend of more people cooking at home and how they are clearly breaking the mold as well.
  • How the storefront in Indianapolis came all together and how the store is doing.
  • The plan for the future of meal prepping, health and the macro-nutritent concept.

 

HercuLean Meal Prep was founded in 2017 by two Indiana-born brothers, Nathan and Ben Canary, a bodybuilder, and a food scientist / self-taught chef. The “Macros Curated” mantra is embodied through the 23 meal options available on a subscription basis, for as little as $7. The HercuLean Meal Prep store opened in September 2017, and isolated at 3832 82nd Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

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Website: HercuLeanMealPrep.com

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instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/macros.curated

5 Ways Hypnosis Leads to Sustainable Weight Loss /Expert Tips

December 7, 2017
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Erika Flint, an award-winning hypnotist, author, speaker and co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. joins eHealth Radio and the Hypnosis & Weight Management Channels. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center in Bellingham, Washington, and creator of the Reprogram Your Weight system.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Erika Flint discuss the following:

  • What makes losing weight so difficult for most people?
  • How about the idea that in order to grow up big and strong you needed to eat as much as possible?
  • How does hypnosis differ from traditional weight loss methods?
  • How does hypnosis help to counteract bad eating habits?
  • How does hypnosis lead to more sustained weight reduction?

 

Erika Flint an award-winning hypnotist, author, speaker and co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center in Bellingham, Washington, and creator of the Reprogram Your Weight system. Her book, Reprogram Your Weight: Stop Thinking About Food All the Time, Regain Control of Your Eating, and Lose the Weight Once and for All (Difference Press 2016), unveils how hypnosis taps into an individual’s inherent power for weight loss success.

 

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Website: CascadeHypnosisCenter.com | ReprogramYourWeight.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/cascadehypnosiscenter
Twitter: http://Twitter.com/cascadehypnosis
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cascadehypnosiscenter

The Care and Feeding of Sensitive Skin

December 6, 2017
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Laurie Neronha an award-winning herbalist, certified Acne Specialist, licensed esthetician since 1997 and an educator for Oncology Spa Solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels to discuss the care and feeding of sensitive skin.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Laurie Neronha discuss the following:

  • Statistics show that 44.6% of people report having sensitive skin. What does sensitive skin actually look like?
  • Could you tell us some of the triggers for sensitive skin?
  • What do you mean by “aggressive products”?
  • What is the best way to care for this kind of skin?
  • Are there products or ingredients that are helpful to use?

Summary: Limit exfoliation to no more than 1x per week, move the product, not your face, and check your diet! Anti-inflammatory diet will help. See a professional!

Since 1997 Laurie Neronha has been working full time as a licensed esthetician in Providence, RI. A longtime student of medical herbalism, aromatherapy and wellness, she has integrated her diverse knowledge into her daily work with clients.

In 2011 she became a certified Acne Specialist, and has cleared hundreds of clients of all ages with moderate to severe acne. Laurie has been quoted in multiple online and print publications, including SheKnows.com, Myhealthdaily.com, Slashedbeauty.com, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, East Side Monthly, and many others. Her television interviews have won several Pegasus Awards for content.

Currently she is a small business owner, and new recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Scholarship program. As a regional educator for Oncology Spa Solutions she travels the East Coast training other spa professionals how to safely care for clients before, during and after anti-cancer therapies.

 

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Websites: OncologySpaSolutions.com | www.viriditas.skincaretherapy.net

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/providenceskin
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedgoodskin
Twitter: @ViriditasB

Energetic healing; moving into the mainstream

December 5, 2017
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Meagan Leigh Cohn, Owner and operator at Lotus Healing & Wellness Centre in Sydney's Northern Beaches, offering a unique blend of Energetic healing, Meditation classes, Corporate and stress management workshops as well as Holistic skin care therapy joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management & Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Meagan Leigh Cohn discuss the following:

  • What is energy healing?
  • How did you get into Energy healing/What was your journey to becoming an energy healer?
  • What benefit can Energy healing have for people?
  • Is Energy healing something everyone can benefit from or is it only for spiritual people or people with an alternative lifestyle?
  • Is Energy healing just for and between humans or can pets, animals, plants - other life forms benefit from Energy healing, too?

 

Meagan Leigh Cohn has over 12 years’ experience as an Energetic healing facilitator and Meditation facilitator as well as 17 years’ experience as a Skincare therapist.

In her daily work she creates a unique blend of healing techniques together with her spiritual knowledge to help support her clients towards healing, transformation & deep relaxation on every level.

Experienced in Master level Reiki, Seichim, Chakra balancing & Serenity Vibrational Healing & Enlightenment Technique she also incorporates Crystal healing, Sound healing and Soul centred counselling into her sessions.

Meagan has depth of experience and knowledge in energy healing and has had a naturally strong gift of intuition since childhood. Through sharing intuitive insights with a gentle manner and with a high level of integrity, she helps her clients gain more peace, calm & clarity.
 
Her healing style is heart centred, gentle yet powerful and full of compassion. She is honoured on every occasion to facilitate positive, tangible shifts and transformation for her clients.

She also has a passion for holistic skincare and a wealth of knowledge in skin physiology. These skills blend beautifully to create heavenly facial treatments to gain the best results possible as well as deep relaxation and healing.

 

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Website: www.lotushealing.com.au

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lotushealingandwellness
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LotusMeagan

The views, ideas, thoughts 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.

Better Treatment from Diagnosis through Recovery: New Dental Implant Technology

December 1, 2017
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Dr. Shawn Gurley, owner and medical director of North Atlanta Aesthetic Dentistry joins eHealth Radio and the Cosmetic Dentistry Channel to discuss guided implant surgery. This technique uses 3D cone beam imaging to improve dental implant procedure diagnosis, treatment, comfort, and recovery.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Shawn Gurley discuss the following:

  • How does the cone beam 3D imaging system work and how long have you been using this in your practice?
  • Can this technology make dental implant procedures more comfortable? How?
  • What are the advantages to using the cone beam system when it comes to getting a better diagnosis?
  • What are the advantages of using cone beam technology when it comes to dental implant procedure safety?
  • How does using this technique lead to more durable and precise dental implants?

Summary: The use of 3D imaging in dental implant procedures has resulted in significant improvement in the dental implant experience. For people who need to have a dental implant procedure, finding a dentist who uses 3D imaging technology is an important first step. 

 

Dr. Shawn Gurley, owner and medical director of North Atlanta Aesthetic Dentistry, graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School, after which he did a general practice residency in the Army. He has advanced training in endodontics, prosthodontics, and oral rehabilitation, in addition to training in implantology, and oral surgery. He has also completed Advanced Training of Treatment for Sleep Apnea with Sleep Group Solutions.

Dr. Gurley is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Dr. Gurley and his entire team are committed to working closely with each patient to achieve beautiful, natural, and healthy results. 

 

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Website: www.northatlantasmiles.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NAtlantaAestheticDentistry
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrShawnGurley

Concordia Care Inc. Providing Risk-Transfer, Behavioral Health Solutions for Workers’ Compensation

November 30, 2017
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Joseph Berardo Jr., CEO of Concordia Care, Inc., a specialty risk-transfer, care-coordination company grounded in behavioral health sciences that provides “carve-outs” for catastrophic, complex and large loss cases joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joseph Berardo Jr. discuss the following:

  • Give us an overview of Concordia and the types of companies and organizations it services.

  • How do you describe the Pathways 2 Recovery model and the importance of its patient centric focus?
  • Please explain the Concordia distinction as a “specialty risk-transfer company” and how that capability differentiates the company in the marketplace.  

  • Explain the casualty sector and the relevance of Concordia for injuries related to workers comp.  
  • With the nation’s focus on opioid abuse, Concordia’s Pathways 2 Recovery model is positioned to provide an important solution. Tell us how the combination of behavioral health and clinical approaches advance individual recovery.

 

Joseph Berardo, Jr. has a successful track record of building progressive companies in the healthcare services marketplace, and recruiting talented, highly motivated teams to advance corporate positioning. As CEO, he guides the strategic focus of Concordia Care, Inc. to provide risk transfer solutions and coordination of care in the casualty and behavioral health marketplaces.

Under his direction, Concordia Care is leveraging its specialized capabilities in managing the most complex behavioral health challenges to create Pathways to Recovery for acute and non-acute catastrophic cases.  Berardo oversees company operations in managed behavioral health programs for commercial insurers, self-Insured companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and specialized government-sponsored programs.

Mr. Berardo also serves on the Board, and is an investor in, the Brighton Health Group as a result of Brighton’s acquisition of MagnaCare in January 2014.   He served for more than eight years as CEO of MagnaCare before transitioning to Non-Executive Chairman in January 2016.  Berardo began his tenure at MagnaCare as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in January of 2003, He took over as President in June 2005 and added the role of CEO in September 2007.  During his time at MagnaCare, he is credited with pioneering the movement to self-insurance for worker’s compensation and health benefits, guiding employers from conventional, fully-insured to self-funded health plans, as well as boosting employer and plan sponsor initiatives to offer customer-centric plan designs which better manage healthcare costs.  

His distinguished career in healthcare services began in 1990 at U.S. Healthcare, and includes subsequent leadership positions at Mount Sinai Health System, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Multiplan. Berardo has been named to the Crain’s NY Business “40 under 40,” and NJ Biz Power 50 in Health Care. Recognized as an industry thought leader, Berardo has authored numerous articles in trade and peer-reviewed publications.   

Mr. Berardo is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish foundation of NJ and former Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation. He holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Concordia Care, Inc. (Concordia) is a specialty risk transfer, care-coordination company servicing insurers, government entities, self-insured plan sponsors and other managed care organizations. Through its Pathways 2 Recovery care model, Concordia aims to improve patient-centered outcomes and reduce overall cost of quality care by applying best practices in a biopsychosocial-centric approach to manage complex challenges for the group health, casualty and auto markets.  Concordia’s integrated business units include:  Concordia Behavioral Health, Concordia Group Health, Concordia Casualty and Concordia Ancillary.  Concordia holds dual accreditations from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare Inc. (AAAHC) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

 

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Website: www.concordiacare.com

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