Stroke Awareness With Author La’Wana Harris

May 10, 2017
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Stroke awareness advocate La’Wana Harris joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel to talk about strokes and who should be concerned.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest La’Wana Harris discuss the following:

  • May is National Stroke Awareness Month, is this something young, healthy adults need to worry about?
  • Tell us a bit about your story?
  • What are early warnings signs of a stroke?
  • From all you have learned & from your experience, who is a risk?
  • Tell us more about your book & how can listeners purchase your book?

 

La’Wana Harris is the author of YOU ARE STILL GOOD, a novella that details her story as a mother of a stroke survivor. Through the book she hopes to give encouragement, and inspiration for those finding themselves in a crisis situation.

 

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Website: www.lawanaharris.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawana.harris.12
Twitter: @coachlawana

 

Solving the concussion crisis in America

December 16, 2015
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Neurologist Dr. Harry Kerasidis, M.D. who specializes in sports concussion management with 25 years experience, studying brain trauma and having thousands of athletes using his protocol joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels. He wrote his new book “Concussion-ology” to help preserve the game, while protecting the athletes.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Harry Kerasidis discuss the following:

  • We hear about concussions all the time especially within the NFL, what exactly is a concussion?
  • How can parents and athletes prevent CTE, which is what is portraying the the movie “Concussion?”
  • What are keys to your concussion protocols, designed for all sports levels?
  • What are the most basic tips for sports concussion management?
  • How can equipment help with sports concussions?


Maryland-based Harry Kerasidis, M.D., known as "The Brain Doctor,” is one of only a few neurologists in the world specializing in sports concussions. He co-founded XLNTbrain LLC after 25 years studying the the brain and having thousands of athletes follow his concussion protocol. Dr. Kerasidis contributes regularly to PsychologyToday.com, Athletic Business magazine, NeurologyAdvisor.com, NeurologyTimes.com, and Dr. Oz's sharecare.com. His new book, “Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management For All Levels” published September 2015, Author House.


Dr. Kerasidis is also the Founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Maryland. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders Center and Stroke Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital.


His particular niche of study is the changes of the electrophysiology in the brain as it relates to behavior, cognitive function and emotional function resulting from various brain trauma, including concussions. His patients include athletes, as well as other patients with a variety of cognitive and behavioral disorders including memory loss, sleep deprivation, ADD, dementia, Alzheimer's, and traumatic brain injury.


A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kerasidis completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kerasidis is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Biofeedback International Certification Alliance, a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and member of the International Society of Neuronal Regulation.



Website:xlntbrain.com


Social Media:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/XLNTBrainDoctor


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National Stroke Awareness Advocate Richard L. Burns

June 3, 2015
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Richard L. Burns, Author of "Live Or Die: A Stroke of Good Luck" & Spokesperson for Stroke Awareness & Recovery in regards to his advocacy and National Stroke Awareness joins eHealth Radio and the Health and News Channels.


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

  • What does National Stroke Awareness Month mean to you?
  • How has medical treatment progressed for stroke survivors, since your Cerebral Hemorrhage 47 years ago?
  • Do you think science is moving in the right direction and that adult stem cell research & medicine can help stroke survivors in the future?
  • You became a spokesperson for stroke awareness and recovery and have talked to many survivor groups. What is the first step for a stroke survivor looking for support? 
  • Can you share a couple of your recovery techniques?
  • Your memoir "Live Or Die: A Stroke of Good Luck" has been called a "handbook of hope." What advice do you give to people, who have suffered a stroke or major illness?


Duration: 7:55


Richard L. Burns is a retired television and advertising executive (a real-life "Mad Man"), who put the smile on the PSA Airplanes and helped engineer a cultural icon- the Fruit of the Loom models. He is an authority on retail, accountable and measurable advertising, and developed the first viable system of local television advertising and sales for national advertisers. Burns was a management consultant, promulgated fund-raising for non-profits and conceived and produced a successful international educational children's TV series called "With It."


At 38, Richard was struck down with a cerebral hemorrhage and declared dead at 38 years old. Richard miraculously regained consciousness and was given a second chance at life. He became a spokesperson for stroke awareness and recovery and wrote and published his memoir, "Live Or Die: A Stroke of Good Luck", which he calls "a handbook of hope." The book is a wise and witty story of his long and slow recovery and resurrection in his own words. It chronicles life after stroke and offers readers advice on how to come out victorious, after suffering a major illness. It is also about what he learned from the ordeal and how his life and values changed with each step he took to heal himself.


Richard is responsible for the rescue of animals in national disasters. He is the recipient of numerous professional and service awards, and is a graduate of Stanford University.



Website: www.liveordieburns.com

The Medical Memory, a tablet-based service for video recording doctor-patient consultations

December 22, 2014
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Dr. Randall Porter, Neurosurgeon with Barrow Neurological Institute and Founder of The Medical Memory, a tablet-based service for video recording doctor-patient consultations joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Randall Porter discuss the following:

  • Dr. Porter, you are a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona and we are discussing a product you developed ----The Medical Memory.  Apparently patients often fail to understand, misinterpret or forget what was communicated during a doctor’s appointment.  Are there specific reasons for this?
  • So you developed The Medical Memory as a  means to recall the conversation and diagnosis in a medical appointment. Please explain how The Medical Memory works and the benefit.
  • Is The Medical Memory useful for patients and physicians in ALL medical appointments?
  • Has there been a concern about doctor-patient confidentiality with The Medical Memory?
  • You are currently utilizing The Medical Memory at Barrow Neurological Institute and a couple of other medical facilities. Are you having success introducing The Medical Memory across the country?


Duration: 10:27


A tablet-based service, The Medical Memory by ClarIT-MD™, utilizes a video camera positioned in the examining room to record discussions, imaging, and demonstrations ensuring that the shared information is commemorated for personal recall as well as sharable with family and loved ones.


For those patients who choose to utilize The Medical Memory service, a small video camera in the examination room records the session with the doctor including imagery and demonstrations. After the visit, the patient receives an e-mail with a link to a secure webpage containing the videos that can be viewed from any device with internet capability. The patient can then review the session and if desired, share with family members through the provided link.


In 2008, local neurosurgeon with Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Randall Porter, started conception on The Medical Memory. Although he knew his patients were intently listening to the information he was providing, he knew that many were not comprehending all the facts during an initial visit and that surprisingly two people in the examining room will not decipher the information in the same manner. This is particularly true in situations in which the information imparted is of a very serious nature and perhaps life threatening. Dr. Porter was intent on creating a state-of-the-art product that also upholds the doctor-patient confidentiality relationship.


“I view The Medical Memory as a trail blazer in the field of medicine and patient care,” says Dr. Randall Porter. “As a neurosurgeon, I understand how important it is for patients to fully comprehend their diagnosis and prognosis. Technology has made it possible for physicians to offer a secure, nonintrusive, and easy-to-use application to recall precisely what was communicated which in many cases benefits an entire family.”


About Dr. Randall W. Porter, Neurosurgeon


Dr. Randall W. Porter is a neurosurgeon practicing with Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is Director of the Interdisciplinary Skull Base Program; Co-Director of CyberKnife; and Co-Director of the Acoustic Neuroma Center.


Dr. Porter grew up in a suburb of Chicago - Barrington, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and completed his medical studies at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He was a member and president of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. Dr. Porter is the associate editor of Skull Base Surgery, and has been invited to review numerous articles for the scientific literature. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and over 20 chapters in major medical textbooks, and has spoken at more than 100 professional meetings. He was named a Top Doc by his peers in Phoenix Magazine in June 2007 and was selected by the BNI residents as Teacher of the Year in 2005.


Among Dr. Porter’s professional accomplishments are the following:

  • Performed the first auditory brainstem implant in the state of Arizona.
  • Performed the first CyberKnife in Arizona
  • Performed the first extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) at BNI
  • Performed the first fully endoscopic microvascular decompression (for trigeminal neuralgia) in Arizona
  • Performed the first minimally invasive pedicle screw case at BNI


Dr. Porter is a family man who enjoys biblical studies. He is a member of the Moon Valley Bible Church. For leisure Dr. Porter is an avid golfer and likes to attend his children’s activities, such as Little League baseball games and dance competitions. He has 3 children, and a beautiful wife from Dallas, Texas.



Website: www.themedicalmemory.com

How today’s sports world is handling concussion management with The Brain Doctor

October 23, 2014
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Dr. Harry Kerasidis, M.D., known as "The Brain Doctor,” who is one of only a few elite neurologists in the world specializing in the impairment of cognitive and emotional performance resulting from brain trauma and concussions joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Harry Kerasidis discuss the following:

  • We hear about concussions all the time, what exactly is a concussion?
  • How did you become interested in studying concussions?
  • How do you feel today’s sports world is handling concussion management?
  • What have you created to protect, detect and prevent concussions in sports?
  • Tell us how to learn more about xlntbrain.com, how to get started, and briefly about your new book coming out in January?


Duration: 8:35


Cognitive neurologist Harry Kerasidis, M.D. has a distinguished career helping the public, scholars and medical professionals understand the link between the physiology of the brain and behavior. He is the Founder of Chesapeake Neurology Associates in Maryland and XLNTbrain LLC. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Neuroscience, Sleep Disorders Center and Stroke Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital.


For more than 25 years, Dr. Kerasidis has studied changes of the electrophysiology of the brain as it relates to behavior, cognitive function and emotional function resulting from various brain trauma, including concussions. He has treated hundreds of concussion injuries in his practice, as well as patients with a variety of cognitive and behavioral disorders including memory loss, sleep deprivation, ADD, dementia, Alzheimer's, and traumatic brain injury.


A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Kerasidis completed his residency in Neurology and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kerasidis is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Biofeedback International Certification Alliance, a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and member of the International Society of Neuronal Regulation.



Web Site:
xlntbrain.com


Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/thebraindoctor
@XLNTBrainDoctor

The challenges of living with a brain tumor with Jeri Donovan, Founder of Well Traveled

June 9, 2014
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Jeri Donovan a brain tumor survivor and the founder of Well Traveled, one of the few wellness travel agencies in the US joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jeri Donovan discuss the following:


  • How were you diagnosed with a brain tumor?
  • What are the challenges of living with a brain tumor?
  • What are some of the challenges of working with the medical professionals? 
  • Why are second opinions so important, give some examples from your experience?
  • Talk about the importance of being your own best advocate, examples of the what that might look like?
  • Share with us a brief wellness travel update?


Duration: 15:29


Jeri Donovan is the founder of Well Traveled, a boutique wellness travel agency that specializes in active adventure travel, spa destinations, yoga retreats, fitness vacations and wellness cruises. She offers wellness vacations for groups, solo travelers and couples. Planning wellness travel truly suits Jeri's soul and combined her insatiable passion for travel with her personal commitment to wellness for herself and for her clients.


In 2011, Jeri was diagnosed with a skull base brain tumor (mere months after completing a century bike ride). Long story short; most of the tumor adjacent to her brain stem was safely removed. However, Jeri’s recovery required lifestyle adjustments, both personally and professionally.


Jeri began to embrace different activities that suited her post surgery life. Yoga was at the top of the list. Long walks and hikes replaced running. And, in lieu of mountain biking, more miles covered by her road bike continued to create a Zen sort of experience.


Leaving her beloved teaching profession also became a post brain surgery necessity as single-sided deafness was one of the repercussion of the surgery that saved her life and left her sound sensitive.




Having long hindered a secret desire to work in the travel industry, Jeri switched gears. She immediately sought specialized training and became the very first travel professional to complete the Travel Institute’s Well-Being Travel Specialist certification program.


In addition to operating Well Traveled, Jeri is also committed to sharing the benefits of wellness travel and gives presentations to corporations, organizations and travel industry events.



Web Site: www.welltraveledco.com
Facebook: facebook.com/welltraveledco
Twitter: @welltraveled


After a Bleeding Brain, Life Goes on with Andrew Bloom

March 29, 2014
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Andrew Bloom, the author of both "A Bleeding Brain" & "After a Bleeding Brain" once again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. After a Bleeding Brain: Life Goes On is Andrew's remarkable, ongoing journey toward health and self-discovery.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andrew Bloom discuss the following:

  • How is the second book, after a bleeding brain different than the first book, a bleeding brain?
  • What has happened since we last spoke almost two years ago?
  • Do you think there will be a third book?
  • Do you still keep in touch with your surgeons and advances in the medical field?
  • How can a listener get in touch with you?

Duration: 4:54


“Not content with merely telling a story about his recovery, Mr. Bloom, instead, transports readers into an entirely different world—Andrew’s world—where life and success take on entirely new meanings,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “After a Bleeding Brain: Life Goes On" is a testimony to the uncommon strength of the human spirit and one man’s enduring hope for recovery—an inspiring account.”


Andrew S. Bloom was born in Great Neck, New York, to Sharon and Arnold Bloom. Andrew grew up in Plainview, New York, and moved to Florida shortly after graduating from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, in 1992.


He has suffered three brainstem bleeds as a result of a birth defect which resulted in his undergoing intensive rehabilitation on four separate occasions. He has also undergone brain surgery in an attempt to correct the underlying problem. Through all this, he has maintained a positive attitude.


His first book, A Bleeding Brain, released by Brighton Publishing in 2012, is an inspiring and amazing true story that has captured the hearts of many readers, and received much acclaim in the literary world.


He resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife, Caroline; son, Ryan; daughter, Samantha; and their dog, Oreo.


Contact: abloom@medicalinnovationstoday.com


Anxiety, a leading cause of unstable mental health in the United States with Dr. Santos

August 22, 2012
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Dr. Santos who practices at the BioBehavioral Institute where she specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders such as OCD and serves as the school mental health liaison joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health Information Channel.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Santos discuss the following:

  • What’s the most common problem you see as a therapist as a cause of unstable mental state?
  • What are some of the general symptoms of anxiety? OCD?
  • What are the causes of OCD?
  • What is the treatment for OCD?
  • What are some strategies to manage general, day to day anxiety?


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Dr. Santos practices at the BioBehavioral Institute where she specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders such as OCD and serves as the school mental health liaison. As a certified bilingual school psychologist and school advocate, she has extensive experience working with children with school anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, and panic disorder. Her work has been featured in publications such as the Queens Family Magazine and Long Island Parent. Dr. Santos also loves to mentor and teach undergraduate students and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Suffolk County Community College.


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Related Web Site: www.nataschasantos.com