The difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with Dr. Natalie Azar

May 27, 2013


Dr. Natalie Azar,  an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Natalie Azar discuss the following:

  • My doctor told me my ANA is positive. Does this mean I have lupus?
  • What if I feel exhausted all the time. Do I need to see the doctor for this?
  • What is the difference between osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?
  • I have low back pain. What kind of doctor should I see for this?
  • If someone has knee osteoarthritis. What can they do to treat it? Will they need a knee replacement one day?


Dr. Natalie Azar graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dr. Azar continued on to receive her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, where she received honors for Academic Excellence in Anesthesiology. Dr. Azar completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. She continued on to complete a fellowship in Rheumatology at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Azar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a subspecialty in Rheumatology.

Dr. Azar is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology. She has clinical expertise in back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease, osteoarthritis, arthritis, osteoporosis/metabolic bone disease, spondylarthropies, lupus, scleroderma, and autoimmune diseases.



Learn about hearing loss with

May 23, 2013


Dr. Paul Dybala, who has been a licensed audiologist for over 15 years and is currently President of joins eHealth Radio and the Hearing Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Paul Dybala discuss the following:

  • What is a healthy hearing lifestyle and why is it important?
  • Do we really need to have persons tested for hearing loss? Can’t I easily tell if I have a hearing loss and therefore know when to seek help?
  • If I am ready to get my hearing checked then how do I go about that?
  • If I have a hearing loss, doesn’t that mean hearing aids?  Who wants to wear those?
  • You mentioned there are two parts to a Healthy Hearing Lifestyle.  What is the second part?


Paul Dybala, PhD, was one of the internet pioneers for the profession of audiology, setting up and running some of the seminal websites for audiologists and persons with hearing loss.

He earned his PhD in audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas - Callier Center, and worked there as a clinical audiologist fitting children and adults with hearing aids. Dr. Dybala then went on to work for AudiologyOnline and served as President and Editor-In-Chief, providing continuing education and a host of other online solutions for hearing care professionals.

His current position with has him focused on educating consumers about hearing loss and hearing aids and encouraging them to take action and seek help from a hearing professional.


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Medical weight loss with Dr. Sue DeCotiis

May 19, 2013


Dr. Sue DeCotiis a Board Certified Internist and Medical Weight Loss Specialist and a New York State Licensed Physician who has been in private practice for 20 years joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sue DeCotiis discuss the following:

  • What is medical weight loss?
  • What is Liposonix, we have all been hearing a lot about it lately?
  • How much weight can an average person expect to lose in a month with medical weight loss?
  • Are patient's hungry on a medical weight loss program?
  • What is this new pill "Garcinia" that is making the news headlines a lot lately?
  • We hear a lot about prebiotics and probiotics. What's the difference and how does this help weight loss?


Sue G. DeCotiis, MD is a Board Certified Medical Internist and New York State Licensed Physician in private practice for 20 years. She is also an attending physician at Beth Israel Medical Center as well as Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. DeCotiis obtained her medical degree from the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. Her internship in Internal Medicine was completed at Lenox Hill Hospital, and her residency in Internal Medicine and Pathology were completed at Westchester County Medical Center and NYU Medical Center respectively. She is the author of A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Health, Pocketbooks (Simon and Schuster), and publishes a quarterly newsletter sent to all patients. A firm believer in the benefits of exercise, Dr. DeCotiis is an avid tennis player, kayaker and a beachcomber – and dog lover.


The benefits of meditating with Linda Lauren

May 17, 2013


Linda Lauren, a fourth-generation Psychic Medium, Color & Energy Artist, known as the ‘Travel Psychic™’ uses that energy to guide her clients with their travel plans and joins eHealth Radio's Personal Development Channel to talk about the benefits of meditation.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Linda Lauren discuss the following:

  • We understand you work with the color and energy of a person. How do you do that?
  • What are the benefits of meditation?
  • How does one meditate?
  • How long have you been meditating?
  • How many and how often do you do it?


Linda Lauren is a 4th Generation Psychic Medium who owns and operates Linda Lauren’s Embracing The Universe in Mountainside, NJ. She has been a professional psychic since consulting with law enforcement in a murder investigation dating back to 1978. She is most noted for her ability to tap into the energy of a person via Intuitive Zoning™, which is by the touch of a hand, a look into the eyes, or the sound of a voice. When she stares into a person’s eyes, Linda actually “sees” a shaded vision of events just as one would see on television. Slow moving flashes of pictures emerge of past, present or future. Because of this gifted ability, Linda is able to do sixty-second readings, as well as delve into past lives.

Linda Lauren is also a Color and Energy Analyst and connects with people who come to her for guidance through the color and energy she senses around them. This led to the NY Times referring to her as the ‘Travel Psychic™’ wherein she reads that same energy to guide her clients with their travel plans.

Lauren’s first book, Hostage in Time, a paranormal time travel romance, is available in print and e-book format on, and on iBooks. Lauren is a Reiki Practitioner with a private Healing Room at her metaphysical center.  Reiki meaning ‘Universal Life Energy” is the use of energy to help heal the mind, body and soul.

For more on Linda Lauren click here.



Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.

Scared Skinny No More: Exposing The Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss with Dr. Brad Johnson

May 12, 2013


Dr. Brad Johnson, author of the new book titled Scared Skinny No More: Exposing The Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Brad Johnson discuss the following:

  • What does Scared Skinny No More mean?
  • Why do so many people do fad diets if they are ineffective?
  • Is skinny really healthy?
  • Should women lift weights?
  • What is key to long term success for staying fit?


Dr. Brad Johnson is author of The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching (2010). Dr. Johnson has over 20 years experience in the wellness and fitness field. His degrees include a bachelor's degree in wellness, a master's degree in health/physical education, and his doctorate is in curriculum studies. He used cultural studies as his framework for his doctoral dissertation, The Oppression of Obesity.

Dr. Johnson’s doctoral research on weight bias was a phenomenological study, with cultural studies as the theoretical framework. This included the influence of media and corporations on weight bias, weight gain, and the targeting of overweight individuals as a consumer group. Dr. Johnson has taught wellness/fitness at the collegiate level and has successfully provided fitness and life coaching to groups and individuals including children, general population, and athletes.

Dr. Johnson recently contributed to the development of an International Diploma in Fitness and Scholastic Sports for the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Dr. Johnson is an international speaker in fitness and education who is represented by multiple speaking bureaus.



What makes a good candidate for CoolSculpting with Dr. Grant Stevens

May 10, 2013


Dr. Grant Stevens, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in the Los Angeles area joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Channel to talk about a new technology called “CoolSculpting". He is also founder of The Institute, one of the first medi-spas in the country.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Grant Stevens discuss the following:

  • What exactly is “CoolSculpting.”?
  • How does it work?
  • Does it hurt?
  • What happens to the fat cells?
  • What makes a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
  • What areas are best for CoolSculpting?
  • What can listeners do to improve their health if they are not good candidates for CoolSculpting?

Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, serves as the medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates in Marina del Rey, CA. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons.

Dr. Stevens is a Professor of Surgery at USC Division of Plastic Surgery and the Director of the USC- Marina del Rey Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, on the editorial board of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal and on the board of directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Stevens was recognized by his peers as one of America's Best Physicians in "The Guide to Top Doctors." He is past chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery.

He has received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California. He is an approved traveling professor for both the American and International Societies for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Stevens has performed surgery on patients from all 50 states and 63 foreign countries.


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healthy hoohoo, feminine cleansing products for down there

May 6, 2013


Stacy Lyon, founder of the feminine cleansing products company healthy hoohoo joins eHealth Radio.  Stacy is an advocate for women's health and gentle care for down there!


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Stacy Lyon discuss the following:

  • Why should women be concerned with practices and products they use in their feminine hygiene routine?
  • What are some of the harsh chemicals women should avoid?
  • What are the signs that a women's ecosystem is out of balance?
  • What are women doing to undermine their feminine health?
  • What are some simple tips for optimal vulvovaginal health?


Stacy Lyon’s path to healthy hoohoo has been a lifelong journey. With her passion for health, wellness and commitment to quality products, it was only natural that she had a light-bulb moment – the kind you hear about, but highly doubt truly happen in real life. The light smacked her along the side of the head after three coincidental conversations in one week in September of 2009. She launched healthy hoohoo in November of 2011, and what a year it has been!

Lyon has always been a cheerleader, and she is blessed with seeing the glass half full. She has a bevy of recipes for the times in life when she’s served lemons. She is passionate, high energy and has a knack for seeing what’s missing in the marketplace. She is a fixer, and she’s particularly passionate about helping fix female health issues, drawing upon what she calls is her previous life as a medicine-woman.

Before she committed her heart, soul and Schwab account into women’s feminine cleansing at healthy hoohoo, she was a ski resort marketer. After eight years in Big Sky, Montana, Lyon moved to Crystal Mountain in Washington and oversaw all marketing efforts for Crystal, Brighton, Utah, and Cypress Mountain in Vancouver, Canada. She was born and raised in a small farming community just outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was a great place to spend her childhood, but when she was 18, she heard the Rocky Mountains calling her name and eventually moved west.


Lyon truly believes that healthy hoohoo is a platform for her to serve as a health and wellness advocate and to educate women about a natural approach for taking caring of their most intimate parts. Her goal is to help women feel healthy, confident and beautiful, and with that, she wants to make it more socially acceptable, and easier, for a woman to talk about her vagina.

Lyon understands that the long-term success of healthy hoohoo is not just about making a profit, but about building trust and loyalty with each customer. As she grows the business, she is looking forward to giving back a portion of the proceeds to both women’s breast cancer organizations and animal rights groups. Her enthusiasm and ingenuity is not only infectious, it is the key to her success.

When Lyon isn’t solving the world’s problems, she can be found hiking, biking, skiing or traveling the world. Her favorite way to spend a mellow Sunday is watching CBC Sunday Morning while making pancakes (loaded with flax and hempseed of course) and sipping some fine tea.