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How To Pivot Your Practice During The Pandemic

How To Pivot Your Practice During The Pandemic

October 28, 2020



Dr. Patrick McEneaney, Founder and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels. Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle physicians, doctors, and surgeons diagnose and treat complex pediatric and adult foot and ankle conditions, providing their patients with the latest in treatment options to maximize outcomes.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Patrick McEneaney discuss the following:

  1. What are some ways Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle has pivoted or helped during the pandemic?
  2. What were some expectations you had behind expanding to the COVID-19 Lab & Testing Center?
  3. What important information should people know about the Northern Illinois Lab & Testing Centers?
  4. Are there any requirements for testing?
  5. What is the turnaround for testing results?
  6. Next month is Diabetes Awareness month, can you share with us more on why awareness for diabetes is so important?
  7. If you are diabetic, how are your feet impacted?
  8. What are ways you help diabetics manage their symptoms?




Dr. Patrick McEneaney is a board-certified DPM, owner, and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialist. Dr. McEneaney has a unique story being a young entrepreneur under 45 y/o with ten clinics and plans to expand, all while still practicing in foot and ankle care during a global pandemic. As the current president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and Medical Director & Principal Investigator of NF&A, he has garnered numerous literature journal publications. His specialties involve advanced reconstructive surgery of foot & ankle dealing with flatfoot reconstruction, post-traumatic injury management, deformity correction, and wound care/limb salvage. Along with experience in diabetes and senior health care.





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Covid-19 Rapid and at Home Testing is Almost Here

Covid-19 Rapid and at Home Testing is Almost Here

August 29, 2020




Shep Doniger, a communications strategy consultant to diabetes testing company Decision Diagnostics who has re-engineered their diabetes technology to be able to detect the Covid-19 virus through blood and saliva using a test strip and meter or reader joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Shep Doniger discuss the following:

  1. What is your test all about? Does it test for the virus or for the antibodies?
  2. What are the points that make your test different than others in the marketplace?
  3. What is the status of your testing and technology right now? Is it FDA approved?
  4. Any idea when we might see it here in the US? Is the test available anywhere else?
  5. What do you think the impact of such a test will be on the country and the ability to rapidly test anywhere, anytime?




Whether it’s working for some of the nation’s leading political figures, at one of the world’s Fortune 100 companies, with a leading type 1 diabetes foundation or with emerging technology, financial services/payments or med-tech, law firms or consumer packaged goods companies, Shep Doniger has spent nearly 30 years creating successful strategies and messaging, developed deep connections with key influencers and implemented interesting and differentiating programs that achieve the desired results his clients want. He has helped build brands, developed crisis communications plans and protect the reputations of US Senators and big city Mayors as well as that of the Chairman of IBM.

He’s run the NY offices of two advertising/PR agencies leading accounts that included Visa USA, Olympus, Seiko, the US Virgin Islands and Bank One. He’s built a multi-disciplinary communications agency headquartered in Florida with a satellite office in New York that creates and manages marketing events, media trains business leaders and manages crisis situations across industry sectors with a keen eye on building and protecting brands while satisfying business objectives.

Shep has been a frequent spokesperson for his clients and sought after for his strategic communications expertise, most recently featured as the cover story in the UK’s Total Prestige Magazine. His work has energized emerging local, regional and national brands in industry verticals as diverse as beverages, not-for-profits, food, financial services, health and technology, helping them gain awareness, credibility, trial and sales while building and protecting their reputations.


Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You from Enjoying Your Favorite Foods!

Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You from Enjoying Your Favorite Foods!

November 16, 2019




Dr. Lisa Sumlin, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Founder and CEO of EPaD Inc. (Empowering People Against Diabetes), a health education and consulting firm that provides workshops, training, and resources for combating chronic illnesses such as diabetes and related complications joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Lisa Sumlin discuss the following:

  1. What inspired you to write the book, “The Struggle IS REAL? Diabetes Management For Woman Who Love Their Cultural Dishes, Enjoy Food-Focused Social Lives, And Appreciate A Good Piece Of Fried Chicken Every Now And Then"?
  2. Who is your audience? What’s the age-group? Who can actually benefit from your book or your message?
  3. Tell us a little bit about your background and how this passion to help women with diabetes came about?
  4. Why do you think the struggle is so real with people with diabetes (especially for women)?
  5. How is depression related to diabetes management?
  6. How many servings of fruit should people with diabetes consume daily?
  7. What are some of the stories that you hear about food struggles from women who are diabetic?
  8. In this book, you share some food tips. Can you share a few of them with our audience?
  9. What do you tell a woman who feels like she can’t enjoy her life after receiving a diagnosis that she’s now diabetic?

Dr. Lisa Sumlin, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, is the CEO and founder of EPaD, Inc. (Empowering People Against Diabetes) which is a health education and consulting firm. In addition, she is a Chronic Disease Coalition Ambassador - advocating for people living with lifelong health conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, MS, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. She is also the Chief Health Officer of Community Coalition of Health (C2H).

When Dr. Lisa is not researching Diabetes and teaching future nurses as an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing (University of Texas at Austin), she volunteers as an ACNS-BC at Samaritan Health Ministries, where she treats the most complex diabetes cases.

Dr. Lisa is in the education business. She passionately educates people to live better, healthier lives. She explains and clarifies chronic diseases, their symptoms, treatments, and provides preventative measures in a manner that is actionable. As an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, diabetes researcher, author and professor, she cuts through fear and myths, while providing education, treatment, and guidance to enable women to live a life without fear of complications from chronic diseases.

She has also published in scientific journals such as The Diabetes Educator, Patient Education and Counseling, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, and CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Her latest project is her new book entitled “The Struggle IS REAL: Diabetes Management for Women Who Love Their Cultural Dishes, Enjoy Food-Focused Social Lives, & Appreciate A Good Piece of Fried Chicken Every Now and Then.” In her book, she teaches women that even with diabetes, they can enjoy life and eat their favorite cultural foods, too!

Dr. Lisa is originally from Detroit, Michigan (a Michigan State University Spartan), but is currently living in Austin, Texas, where she received her PhD and MSN in Nursing from the University of Texas.





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Hoy Health serves Hispanic and medically underserved populations

Hoy Health serves Hispanic and medically underserved populations

January 20, 2019




Mario Anglada, CEO at Hoy Health joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels to talk about the challenges faced by Hispanics and medically under served populations.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Mario Anglada discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about your background and why you started Hoy Health?
  2. What products do you offer?
  3. What are the challenges for patients struggling with diabetes?
  4. How do your services benefit Hispanic and medically under served populations?
  5. How do these programs help to improve access to care and lower costs?

Mario Anglada has over 20 years of experience developed at leading Healthcare companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle Health Science, Univision Communications and now leads Hoy Health LLC.

Hoy Health LLC, is a first-of-its-kind health-tech platform that provides a comprehensive and integrated bilingual healthcare support ecosystem to medically underserved patients offering solutions relative to medication access, medication adherence, tele-health and chronic condition management programs.

Hoy Health’s core businesses include HoyMEDS, a prescription medication discount program; HoyRX, a medication discount voucher program; HoyCCM, a clinical chronic condition management program and its direct to consumer retail counterpart HoyLIFE chronic condition management kit; and HoyDOC, a telemedicine program.





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Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract and Its Ability to Prevent Pre-Diabetes

Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract and Its Ability to Prevent Pre-Diabetes

October 27, 2018




Dr. Jim LaValle, Pharmacist and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and an author who creates individualized health and wellness programs so you can age with vitality joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jim LaValle discuss the following:

  1. According to the CDC, 1/3 people in the US are pre-diabetic. Symptoms can be extremely hard to pinpoint- so how do we know if we have it?
  2. What are questions listeners can ask themselves at home to know if they're at higher risk?
  3. How often should listeners be checking their blood sugar numbers?
  4. When you go to the doctor, is this a test doctors do on their own or do we need to ask for?
  5. What are some lifestyle changes you recommend to avoid pre-diabetes?


James LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment. In addition, he founded an Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA. In 2001 he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for the past 15 years (sold in 2014) where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company. James has 27 years’ experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and The Cox 2 Connection. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau. LaValle served as the nutrition correspondent for Body Shaping, the number one fitness show on ESPN II in the late 1990’s. Jim is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care, and has done well over 500 media appearances in T.V. and radio.

LaValle served as an adjunct associate professor at Cincinnati College of Pharmacy for over 14 years and currently serves as Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida Medical School. He is also affiliated with George Washington University as the course director in systems biology and clinical lecturer. He currently is an instructor for the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Fellowship, which trains physicians and other health care professionals on the application of natural therapies into their contemporary practices.

Industry Highlights include: Most recently in 2014, his company MCE, Inc., has established business development ventures with Metagenics, The Poliquin Group, Wakunaga of America, and AML Labs. In 2010 his company IHR entered into a venture with Life Time Fitness, the largest publicly traded fitness company in the US (NASDAQ: LTM), providing nutrition and metabolism expertise and developing Life Time’s national nutrition education, protocol design and product development initiatives related to weight loss and prevention. This entailed educating close to 2000 fitness trainers, 100 dieticians and reaching some 1.2 million Life Time fitness members.




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Promising Treatment that Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

Promising Treatment that Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

May 24, 2018




Brittanie Volk is a registered dietitian, scientist, and a senior clinical specialist at San Francisco-based Virta Health that offers a promising treatment that reverses Type 2 diabetes joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Brittanie Volk discuss the following:

  1. Let's discuss the problem of Type 2 Diabetes in America. How bad is it?
  2. What are these efforts, former and current, to combat Type 2 Diabetes? And why are these not completely addressing this deadly disease?
  3. Tell us about Virta Health and how does Virta’s approach differ from what’s been traditionally done?
  4. Walk me through what someone goes through once they start the Virta Treatment
  5. Who can sign up for the Virta Treatment?
  6. What’s next for Virta Health?


About Brittanie Volk, PhD, RD

Brittanie is a registered dietitian, scientist, and a senior clinical specialist at Virta Health. For the last decade, she has focused her research and training on understanding the link between diet and metabolic health. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, under the mentorship of expert researcher Dr. Jeff Volek, she studied ketogenic diets and their implications in both sport and disease. Brittanie has seen firsthand the powerful impact of making science-based diet recommendations to reverse type 2 diabetes.

Brittanie joined Virta so that she could help people achieve better health by translating the science into real-world applications.

About Virta Health

Virta Health delivers the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery. At one year, 60% of patients in our clinical trial achieved diabetes reversal, 94% of insulin users reduced or eliminated usage altogether and 83% of patients remained active in the trial. Results extended beyond diabetes reversal, with sustained improvements in blood pressure, inflammation, cardiovascular markers, insulin resistance and weight loss. For enterprises, Virta saves nearly $10,000 per patient in medical expenses over the first 24 months while tying treatment fees to successful outcomes. The Virta Treatment, delivered through a technology-enabled online clinic, will help millions of people get their lives back while making Type 2 Diabetes a thing of the past.





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OneTouch Launches #SmallVictories to Honor People Living with Diabetes

OneTouch Launches #SmallVictories to Honor People Living with Diabetes

November 25, 2017




Constance Brown-Riggs, Certified Diabetes Educator and registered dietitian joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels to discuss OneTouch® launching #SmallVictories to honor people living with diabetes with unexpected celebrations during Diabetes Awareness Month.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Constance Brown-Riggs discuss the following:

  • Why do diabetes patients have to pay attention so closely to what they are eating and how they are exercising?
  • What tools do you recommend for your patients to use for monitoring their blood glucose?
  • What are tips “secrets” you give to your patients to help them stay on track?
  • What are some small everyday changes – or small victories – that people with diabetes can accomplish that can make a big difference and lead to big wins?
  • Describe the importance of positive recognition when it comes to managing diabetes.


Constance Brown-Riggs, an award-winning registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the author of The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators; and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes. Her latest book, Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World, will be published in the fall of 2017 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Over the course of her career, Constance has established herself as an expert in nutrition, diabetes, and the cultural issues that impact the health and health care of people of color. Her work has appeared in books for health professionals and health care consumers, and she has been a featured expert in national magazines such as Essence, Real Health, Heart & Soul, Diabetic Living, Diabetic Cooking, and Diabetes Forecast, and in newspapers across the country. She also is a regular contributor to Today's Dietitian, also serving on the magazine's advisory board, and to
Constance is a member of the board of directors for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, nutrition advisor for Dannons’ One Yogurt Everyday Initiative, past president of the New York State Dietetic Association and the Long Island Dietetic Association. Her professional honors include the Health Education Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Suffolk County Chapter, Inc, Award for Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association, and the Diabetes Educator of the Year award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group.
A national speaker for PESI HealthCare, a national provider of continuing education for health care professionals, Constance has been invited to appear as a keynote speaker, presenter, or panelist at conferences and professional meetings nationally and internationally for organizations such as the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment; the American Association of Diabetes Educators; the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Empire State Medical Association; the American Academy of Physical Therapy; the University of South Carolina; Dothan Alabama Leisure Services; the North Carolina Dietetic Association; the St. Louis Association of Diabetes Educators; and the New York State Office of Children & Family Services.




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Regenerating the pancreas with Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala

Regenerating the pancreas with Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala

July 11, 2017




Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ph.D., Director of Stem Cell Development & Translational Research at the Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala discuss the following:

  • What is type 1 diabetes?
  • Is it related to type 2 diabetes?
  • Is there any treatment?
  • Are any one of these treatments mentioned a cure?
  • What progress has been made towards a cure?


Juan Domínguez-Bendala, Ph.D., is Director of Stem Cell Development for Translational Research at the Diabetes Research Institute. Before joining the DRI faculty, he worked at the Roslin Institute (Scotland, UK), known for the cloning of Dolly the sheep. Dr. Dominguez-Bendala obtained his Ph.D. there and acquired considerable experience in embryonic stem cells and state-of-the-art genetic engineering techniques.

Working with other DRI faculty and international collaborators, Dr. Domínguez-Bendala is currently involved in several projects that focus on the use of stem cells to obtain pancreatic islets that could potentially be transplanted into patients with type 1 diabetes. He is also currently working on new methods for expansion/ regeneration of pancreatic beta cells. Dr. Domínguez-Bendala was recently featured among a dozen of the nation’s top stem cell scientists in the first “CELLebrity” Doctors calendar to benefit research in regenerative therapies.





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Life YES, Diabetes NO! Reversing the diabetes epidemic in the high risk, underserved Latino community​

Life YES, Diabetes NO! Reversing the diabetes epidemic in the high risk, underserved Latino community​

June 10, 2017




Josephine   Guzman, Sr. Director Physician Relations at Lenox Hill Hospital, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes, Health Care and Health News Channels to discuss their Diabetes Inititative within the Lation community.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Josephine  Guzman discuss the following:

  • In addition to your role as Sr. Director, Physician Recruitment at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, you act as Multicultural or Latino patient champion and are spearheading a population management initiative called Life YES, Diabetes NO!  Tell us about that.
  • Why is a campaign to educate and fight diabetes in the Latino Community important?
  • What is unique about this campaign?
  • What are some actions you are taking through this campaign?
  • How will you measure the success?


As Sr. Director of Physician Relations, Josie Guzman plays a critical role in attracting new physician talent to the institution and is the facilitator of information and resources between Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital, the internal medical team and the affiliated physicians located throughout the New York metropolitan area, ensuring that these physicians provide the highest quality care possible to their patients regardless of their location or ethnic or economic background.  Josie’s business successes have been coupled with many personal successes including her deep commitment to the community in which she lives. She lives in the same neighborhood of her youth and is satisfied to know she has opened doors for others of her gender and nationality.

You can follow the campaign and get updates on “¡Vida SI, Diabetes NO!” (Life YES, Diabetes NO!) on social media including Facebook, also on Twitter @VidaSIDiabetesNO and on Instagram under user name @vsidno.



The Father of Natural Health Discovers the Solution to Reverse the Trend of Chronic Conditions

The Father of Natural Health Discovers the Solution to Reverse the Trend of Chronic Conditions

May 22, 2017


Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, the author of the new book called, The Toxin Solution, How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health-And What We Can Do To Fix It joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Joseph Pizzorno discuss the following:

  • Can you frame-up the Health Problem, as you see it, that most of us are faced with today and give us some statistics to provide us with a reference point to the past?
  • Tell us what led you to start researching in the area of toxins and some commonalities that you started to see in your practice that led you into this area.
  • So these aren't what most people think in terms of toxins. Are these everyday exposures that are creating the issue?
  • What are some of the most common conditions that you've concluded are a result of this overload of toxins, and what are some of the reversals that you've witnessed by following the right protocol.
  • You've provided a great program for someone to follow in your book, are there other resources that can help someone?

Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., is the current President of Salugenecists, Inc. and is the current Chief Medical Director for Village Green Apothecary and iThrivePH.

Dr. Pizzorno is one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. Dr. Pizzorno, is the founding president of Bastyr University, which became the first fully accredited, multidisciplinary university of natural medicine. He's a best-selling author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, selling over 2.5M copies around the world. His recent accomplishments include the creation of a science-based, on-line smart tool for health, called IQYOU. By integrating over 30,000 medical studies, 6,000 prescription data, lifestyle data, government toxin data, DNA data, over 300 lab tests, it's the first tool of it's kind to provide real wellness solutions to the masses. This health tool provides a quick risk assessment for consumers and the research and quick recommendations to maximize their health potential: .

Dr. Pizzorno's ground-breaking book, The Toxin Solution, is being revered by leaders in the health community as a must-read for anyone focuses on their health, and one of the most significant books on health this century. His easy-to-follow process will help millions of people to take back their health and to reverse conditions that they once thought were irreparable. The Toxin Solution has been integrated into IQYOU to provide a personalized approach to an individuals health.


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