December 23, 2020
Michael Feldschuh, the CEO of Daxor, an innovative medical instrumentation and biotechnology company focused on blood volume measurement joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Michael Feldschuh discuss the following:
- Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how you got interested in the medical technology field that led to your involvement with Daxor?
- Let’s talk about BVA-100 and its benefits to physicians? How does BVA-100 differentiate from other similar technologies?
- How does BVA-100 allow clinicians to provide better outcomes for their patients?
- Are there any recent studies that validate BVA?
- Please give us an overview of BVA-100 and how it improves outcomes for heart failure patients?
Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) is an innovative medical instrumentation and biotechnology company focused on blood volume measurement. We developed and market the BVA-100® (Blood Volume Analyzer), the first diagnostic blood test cleared by the FDA to provide safe, accurate, objective quantification of blood volume status and composition compared to patient-specific norms. The BVA technology has the potential to improve hospital performance metrics in a broad range of surgical and medical conditions, including heart failure and critical care, by informing treatment strategies, resulting in significantly improved patient outcomes. Our mission is to partner with clinicians to incorporate BVA technology into standard clinical practice and improve the quality of life for patients.
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July 28, 2018
Dr. Steven Swann, speaking on behalf of North American Rescue sharing the importance of Audio Bleeding Control Kits joins eHealth Radio and the Emergency Care and Health News Channels. As a trauma surgeon with the United States Army, Dr. Swann has experienced firsthand how rapid response to a life threatening bleeding injury can make the difference between life and death.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Steven Swann discuss the following:
- What is the Audio Bleeding Control Kit?
- If someone has a bleeding emergency, can't we just call 911 and wait for EMS to arrive?
- Has there been any call-to-action by Homeland Security and the White House that would empower the general public to respond when they are needed most?
- Can you explain exactly how this kit works?
- We all know we can't stop living our lives because we fear the possibility of events like an active shooting. What would you tell people to make them more aware?
Dr. Steven Swann is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, a graduate of the National War College, and also holds a Master Degree in National Strategic Studies. Throughout his military medical career, he has been at the forefront of advancing new tools and technology to provide the best care possible for our nations' warriors.
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February 13, 2018
Dr. Anuj Tolia, a radiologist at Montclair Radiology, with 5 imaging facilities in New Jersey joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Heart Health Channels to discuss the launching of a new model that is ground breaking. February is National Heart Month, and what better way to celebrate and safeguard our hearts than to offer free screening for first responders including police, fire and EMTs - which is exactly what Dr. Tolia and Montcliar Radiology is doing with "Docs and Cops".
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Anuj Tolia discuss the following:
- Can you describe in your own words how the Calcium Scoring works?
- Should people with a family history of heart attacks, stroke and other conditions consider doing this scan?
- Research shows stress is a killer - so does it make sense to recommend this to people who are in high stress careers, such as EMT staff, ER staff, Police, fire fighters, etc?
- What about radiation - is this high or low - and what does that mean?
- Do you need a prescription?
- Cost is inexpensive, correct? I heard it was around $99.
Dr. Anuj J. Tolia received his BS at The Wharton School of Business and his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, Dr. Tolia completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at New York University. Dr. Tolia received the Resident Research Scholarship Award presented by The Radiologic Society of North America.
Following his formal training at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Tolia completed a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology and Body/Breast Imaging at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Tolia joined the staffs of Montclair Radiology and Chilton Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Tolia is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and an active member of The American College of Radiology, The Radiological Society of North America, The American Roentgen Ray Society and The New York Roentgen Ray Society.
January 19, 2018
Paula Patel the Director of Outreach & Mission Fulfillment for the Disque Foundation, with a focus to maintain a strong bond between medical staff and patients, continually striving for strong communication between the team and providing the highest level of medical care joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Healthcare Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Paula Patel discuss the following:
- For the benefit of our listeners, please tell us about the Disque Foundation.
- Why is life support training so important to the communities that the Disque Foundation serves?
- Concerning the goal of empowering a million people with the ability to save a life by 2020: Tell us more about this initiative and how the Disque Foundation intends to achieve it.
- What are some notable successes the Disque Foundation has accomplished?
- What else would you like listeners to know about the Disque Foundation?
Paula R. Patel manages outreach and mission fulfillment initiatives with the Disque Foundation and the Save a Life Initiative. For the past 10 years Paula has experienced the highs and lows of medical care both in the United States and abroad. This personal experience has helped her identify the specific needs and individualistic societal behaviors that affect optimum health care. Paula’s passionate about helping others through medicine and believes education is what makes this possible.
She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Bioscience & Biotechnology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. After which she went to the Medical University of Lublin in Poland where she received her Medical Degree. She went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration while working as clinic manager at a non-profit clinic she developed from the ground up.
Her focus is to maintain a strong bond between medical staff and patients, continually striving for strong communication between the team and providing the highest level of medical care. Paula utilizes her combined medical and business knowledge in efforts to provide high quality medical care and is eager to spread health care education.
In her spare time Paula enjoys playing with her four-legged child, Vincent, going to music festivals, traveling and living life to the fullest.
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December 23, 2017
Skyler Hallgren, Co-Founder of The Earthquake Bag, a company that offers tested emergency bags for individuals, families, pets and the car joins eHealth Radio and the Emergency Care & Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Skyler Hallgren discuss the following:
- Tell us how you and your partner got interested in emergency preparedness and started your company.
- Are these bags just for earthquakes and just for people on the west coast?
- What kind of bags does your company offer?
- What makes your bags different than others offered for sale?
- Where do you recommend storing these bags?
- I understand you have a disaster relief program. Tell us about that.
Skyler Hallgren is a serial entrepreneur, emergency preparation advocate and co-founder of The Earthquake Bag - a company committed to helping people get emergency planning done.
After starting several companies and then working to make access to healthy, clean-ingredient list food easier, Skyler set his focus on emergency preparedness. As a newcomer to the west coast a few years ago, earthquake prep was a personal issue, and he set out to understand (and help explain) what a family truly should have in place in preparation for emergencies anywhere.
The Earthquake Bag educates the public on the simple steps to a family emergency plan, makes it easy to custom-fit the best emergency supply bags possible, and gives back to areas recently hit by natural disasters through their Disaster Relief Program. Skyler is most passionate about using The Earthquake Bag as a platform to both encourage people to do the responsible thing for their family, while also helping support those who could have never planned for the disaster that hit them.
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October 17, 2017
Sara Henn, Customer Care Coordinator with AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss unraveling the mystery of AED Ownership Laws.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sara Henn discuss the following:
- We have been hearing a lot about automated external defib-rillators recently and they seem to be popping up in more and more public places, but I have heard there are some who are concerned about buying an AED because each state has laws governing AED ownership, and they are all a little different. What can you tell us about that?
- Let’s talk about each of those components - the first one you mentioned was oversight by a physician - what, exactly, does that mean? Do I have to have a doctor come in and check my AED?
- You mentioned training. Is this just training on the AED itself? And are the people who are formally trained the only ones who should use the device?
- So notification of emergency medical services - this is your local 911 center, right? Should you need to let them know you have an AED?
- So the last thing you mentioned is maintenance - I am assuming this is maintenance of the device itself?
- It sounds like there could be a lot to remember with regard to AED laws - do you have any recommendations to make life easier for our listeners?
Sara Henn is proud to be a part of Allied 100, LLC. She has been with the company for 10 years and her current role is Customer Care Coordinator. Her primary function is to train and inform the customer care team.
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February 26, 2017
Cindy Dunbar, Director of Customer Care, with AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss sudden cardiac arrest and the chain of survival.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Cindy Dunbar discuss the following:
- When it comes to sudden cardiac arrest, there has been a lot of talk about the Chain of Survival. Let’s talk about that today. What is the chain of survival and what are each of the links?
- So obviously calling 911 is at the first step because you want to get EMS on the way so you can get to the fourth link, right?
- The next link in the chain is early CPR. Not just CPR, but early CPR. Why is that?
- So if early CPR is important, than early defibrillation must be just as important?
- Next in the chain is EMS arrival - and that must be a great relief for the rescuer!
- What/Which is advanced hospital care?
For almost 20 years, Cindy Dunbar has worked in the retail industry in one capacity or another. Managing retail stores, Purchasing Manager for a small group of stores, owning a retail store and then working the other side of sales by being the Midwest Upper Regional Sales Manager for Cornell Trading, Inc. Being involved in sales from all different perspectives provided her the experience and knowledge that has helped her in Customer Service for AED Superstore since 2007.
Starting as a Customer Service Representative she learned all different aspects of the business itself and the nuances of the AED industry. Over the years she worked her way up to Customer Service Manager, Business Development Manager and is now the Director of Customer Care. As the Director she oversees every aspect of quality provided to all customers. She is responsible for the success of each Customer Care Representative and the overall sales of that department.
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February 16, 2017
Eileen Swierczsynki, marketing manager for AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss AED's & the liability myth.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Eileen Swierczsynki discuss the following:
- Today we are talking about Automated External De-fib-rillators - also called AEDs - and the questions some may have regarding what, if any, liability risks are involved in owning one of these life-saving devices. First let’s talk a little bit about what, exactly, AEDs are.
- So if AEDs are so important to survival for someone in sudden cardiac arrest, why aren’t there more AEDs around? I mean, I usually see them in airports, malls and schools, but why aren’t they everywhere?
- I have to admit, that does seem intimidating, and I can’t blame them for feeling that way. But you say there really is no reason to worry about litigation - why is that?
- So what is your recommendation with regard to AEDs? Is it worth the risk?
Eileen Swierczynski is the Marketing Manager for AED Superstore and, as such, has spent the last year learning as much as she possibly can about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), automated external defibrillators, and the heart. She has a passion for spreading awareness of SCA so more lives can be saved and encourages everyone to take a CPR/AED class because you never know when you will need it.
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January 11, 2017
John Gobbels, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President and transport expert for MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program for travelers which is a great supplement to travel insurance again joins eHealth Radio and the Travel Health Care Information Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Gobbels discuss the following:
- What is MedjetAssist, and how does it compare/contrast to basic travel insurance?
- What are some of the different kinds of Medjet memberships?
- With the recent attack in Germany, we are reminded that travel safety is very important. How would a Medjet membership benefit a traveler in Berlin at that time?
- As winter sports season has begun, would you recommend Medjet for skiers and snowboarders?
- Would Medjet cover snowbirds or students studying abroad who are away from home for an extended period of time?
John Gobbels brings over 25 years of pre-hospital and hospital service and management experience to his role as vice president and COO of MedjetAssist. Since joining the premier air-medical transport membership program in 2006 as director of transport operations, Mr. Gobbels has been responsible for complete oversight of all transport and repatriation operations.
Before moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Medjet’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Gobbels spent 13 years with STAT MedEvac, the air ambulance arm of the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During his tenure, he played integral roles in almost all aspects of the program, from base operations to communications and clinical operations.
For six years Mr. Gobbels served as clinical director of STAT MedEvac, overseeing compliance with the Commission on Air-Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), as well as the continuing education requirements for all clinical staff. Previously, he was a flight nurse and paramedic. Mr. Gobbels began his career with UPMC in 1991 as a critical care nurse.
John Gobbels holds a Masters degree in Management and Information Technology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA., as well as multiple degrees in health care.
Web Site: medjetassist.com
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October 27, 2016
Amber Neller, Strategic Accounts Manager at AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of AEDs and items related to CPR training and heart health joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Amber Neller discuss the following:
- I read a startling fact the other day that stated every 72 hours a US athlete dies of sudden cardiac arrest – tell me why that is and what can be done about it.
- So what can be done? It seems like an ECG is an important piece of the puzzle to determining if an athlete should be participating in a sport – especially something rigorous like football or basketball.
- You mentioned just about anyone can use the device – so I could use it? To monitor friends and neighbors?
- So does the device tell you exactly what is wrong? Like “You have XYZ and should not play Basketball”?
- So what is your recommendation if people have kids who just started high school or college sports coming up?
Amber Neller has been with AED Superstore for 4 years. She started her career in Customer Care, helped start and grow the Business Development unit, and is now the Strategic Accounts Manager which allows her to travel and represent a company she loves. She is on the events committee and is the new Allied Chamber of Commerce Representative. To enhance her career, Amber is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications with a concentration in Marketing and Sales. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family – especially her fiancé and young son who is into hockey and t-ball.
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