Measuring Acid/Alkaline Balance and Why It’s Important

May 19, 2017
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Functional medicine pioneer and thought-leader, Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels. Dr. Jaffe is the Senior Fellow at Health Studies Collegium & Founder of PERQUE Integrated Health and ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Russell Jaffe discuss the following:

  • You frequently speak about acid/alkaline balance. Can you explain what you mean by acid/alkaline balance and why it is important?
  • So how do you recommend someone go about determining how acid or alkaline is balanced or not?
  • What is the ideal pH?
  • If someone is not at the goal of 6.5-7.5 when they measure their first AM urine pH, what do you suggest they do?

 

As a physician and scientist who aspired to be comprehensive, objective, empiric and experiential, Dr. Jaffe started his career searching for deeper understanding, wisdom, evidence and insight in mechanisms of health. Through intense curiosity and learned skepticism, Dr. Jaffe sought to debunk the best-known advocates of a variety of health promotion and healing systems. What started as a journey to disprove holistic forms of care became a rich educational experience that transformed Dr. Jaffe into a student and then researcher in such areas a Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, active meditation, homeopathy, and manipulative arts.

Motivated by his personal transition, Dr. Jaffe went on to reinvent himself professionally by starting the Health Studies Collegium, a think tank that focuses on sustainable solutions to global health needs, with his fellow colleagues. For the last 30 years, Dr. Jaffe has advocated a system that treats people not diagnoses, cause not consequence, and promotes long term sustainable solutions as an alternative to a system dominated by prescriptive, symptom suppressive solutions. Dr. Jaffe’s cumulative experiences enabled him to take his efforts one step further and build PERQUE Integrative Health, a company that offers the world scientifically proven, integrative health solutions that speed the transition from sick care to healthful caring.

Dr. Jaffe’s practical contributions to clinical medicine and to healthcare policy focus on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes; he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject. Examples of his contributions to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics include:

  • Early colon cancer detection tests
  • Predictive tests of cardiovascular health and function based on changes in blood clotting and systemic repair status
  • Quantification of the number of concurrent platelet binding sites needed for collagen to activate platelet-induced blood clotting
  • Identification of the mechanism that controls collagen activation of platelets
  • Antigen ultra-purification for use in high sensitivity immunology assays
  • Mechanism of connective tissue cross-link inhibition by d-penicillamine
  • Predictive tests of immune function and hypersensitivity / delayed allergy
  • Predictive tests of nutritional / metabolic function

Honored as an International Scientist of 2003 by the IBC, Oxford, England, UK for his lifetime contributions to clinical medicine, biochemistry, immunology, methodology, and integrative health policy, Dr. Jaffe is appreciative of the recognition of his peers. He currently serves on the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology and coordinates its certification training program. America’s Top Physicians 2005, Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in Medicine and Science; Who’s Who in Business and Engineering all have included him in recognition of his contributions to science and community.

Dr. Jaffe is the recipient of the Merck, Sharp & Dohm Excellence in Research Award, the J.D. Lane Award, and the U.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service Award. He teaches and lectures widely on nutritional immunology and treatment guidelines for chronic autoimmune and immune dysfunction syndromes and has helped elucidate the causes and consequences of immune defense and repair functions in health and disease.

 

Website: http://www.drrusselljaffe.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RMJaffe1

How to Make the Most of Your Healthcare Benefits through the use of Tax-Favored Benefit Accounts

May 17, 2017
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Reese Feuerman, the Chief Financial Officer at ConnectYourCare, a leading provider of consumer-directed health care account solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Reese Feuerman discuss the following:

  • I understand ConnectYourCare recently conducted a survey of more than 14,000 employees and 250 employers. In that survey you asked consumers what they are doing to try to offset the high costs of health insurance. What was their response?
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are another widely-used method of paying for healthcare needs. Did the survey reveal any trends when it comes to FSAs?
  • Any other surprising findings that came out of the survey?
  • I have an article here that just ran in BenefitsPro on something called the Healthcare Stack. Can you explain what this is to our listeners and what they need to know?
  • In your last response you mentioned that the Trump Administration might increase HSA contributions. Obviously there is a lot of uncertainty in the healthcare and benefits space right now, for both employers and consumers – and understandably, it's hard to make decisions when so much is up in the air. But, what should listeners be doing right now?

 

As CFO, Reese Feuerman oversees all areas of finance for ConnectYourCare, including strategy, financial planning, accounting, tax, and treasury as well as human resources. He brings 25 years’ experience in financial leadership as well as public company experience to ConnectYourCare and serves as Secretary to our Board of Directors.

Prior to joining ConnectYourCare in 2013, Reese had a long career at Constellation Energy, where he served as Vice President of Operational Finance, Vice President of Finance, Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller.

Previously, Reese was Vice President and Controller for XO Communications. He began his career with KPMG and MCI Communications.
Reese is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.

He serves on the Advisory Board for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. He is on the Baltimore Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and the Howard County Spending Affordability Advisory Committee.

Previously, Reese served on Northwestern Mutual’s 2011 Policy Owner’s Examining Committee and with the 2011 Baltimore City U.S. Conference of Mayors.

 

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Website: www.connectyourcare.com

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

The Evolution of Population Health Management

April 25, 2017
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Dr. Sasha Loffredo, Vice President of Medical Services at Marathon Health, an onsite health care provider joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health News Channels to discuss population health management.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Sasha Loffredo discuss the following:

  • What is population health management?
  • What are the characteristics of a successful population health management program?
  • What impact does population health management have on physical health?
  • What other factors should be taken into consideration beyond physical health?
  • What do you see as being the future of population health management?

 

Alexandra “Sasha” Loffredo, MD, is a family physician and clinical leader at Marathon Health. Prior to joining Marathon Health, Dr. Loffredo spent nearly a decade on faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, educating residents and medical students and taking care of patients of all ages. She received her medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey. Outside of work, Sasha enjoys time with her family, including her high-school-aged daughter, her husband, who flies for Southwest Airlines, and her four dogs. Her family enjoys skiing, camping, and traveling the world.

 

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Website: www.marathon-health.com

Social Media Links:
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marathon-health
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marathon-Health
Twitter: @marathonhealth

Treating Substance Abuse Through Telemental Health and in Primary Care

April 19, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Health Care, Health News & TeleMental Health Channels to discuss treating substance abuse through telemental health and in primary Care.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • How common are substance abuse issues in the United States?
  • You note that there are very high rates of mental health issues associated with substance abuse. What are those conditions and statistics?
  • You wrote an article discussing the epidemic of this issue, as well as some guidelines for treating them in new environments. What made you see a need for this?
  • What are some of the essential pieces of substance abuse treatment?
  • Substance abuse and addictions are two of your specialities. What drew you too them, and how can people reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

SAFE HOMECARE, providing high quality Support Assistance For Elderly (SAFE)

April 17, 2017
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Jeff Krueger, CEO and Founder of SAFE HOMECARE, which provides non-medical, in-home care and companionship services that make a significant difference in the lives of seniors joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Care Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jeff Krueger discuss the following:

  • Please tell us about the business of in-home care, and how you managed to break into it.
  • Where do you see the in-home care industry going in the future?
  • What separates in-home care from home health care?
  • Where do you currently have franchises? Where would you like to expand?
  • With so many crazy things making news of caregivers abusing the elderly, how do you make sure that this does not happen with SAFE HOMECARE?

 

Jeff Krueger is a tenured business professional with a track record of success, growth and expansion spanning 40 years. He has held positions as CEO, COO, CFO and Corporate General Counsel for various entities, both public and private, with annual revenues ranging to over $200 million.  Mr. Krueger recognized the emerging need of seniors and launched SAFE HOMECARE to provide high quality Support Assistance For Elderly (SAFE).

 

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Websitewww.safehomecare.com | www.safehomecarefranchise.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/safehomecare
Twitter: @safe_homecare

Exploring the Benefits of Telemental Health

April 10, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Health Care, Health News & Tele-Medicine Channels to discuss exploring the benefits of Telemental Health.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • Although we have discussed this before, remind us what Telemental Health is.
  • Who could benefit from Telemental Health?
  • Who would not be an ideal candidate for Telemental health?
  • Why is this such a popular option for many clients?
  • What would you say to someone who is leary to give this modality of therapy a chance? You provide Telemental Health Services. How can someone reach you if they are interested in this type of treatment?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

 

FootprintID- Benefits to Employers, Employees and Travelers

April 8, 2017
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Beth Tofel, President of FootprintID that helps individuals have always access to their health and medical information again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Beth Tofel discuss the following:

  • What is new since we spoke last?
  • How does that work with FootprintID being provided to employees as an Employee Benefit, and how does it benefit an employee?
  • What is the benefit to an Employer?
  • You had mentioned the benefits for travelers and in the travel industry, can you share with us what value you provide there?
  • What issues or trends in healthcare are you seeing and how are you helping to solve some of those issues?

 

You never leave home without your keys – but what about your health information? With FootprintID®, you can carry your entire health history right in your pocket.

We’ve designed this unique membership service to help parents, caretakers, and seniors keep track of their medical records – and access them whenever and wherever they need to.

Signing up takes minutes, and you can store your entire family’s records in one secure, easy-to-use online portal. With FootprintID®, you can keep important health information at the ready and manage it from your phone, tablet, or computer.

FootprintID® lets you share your information with physicians, emergency responders, and other family members. Coordinate medical histories across healthcare providers. And keep updated information on hand for school nurses, sports teams, summer camps – and in case of emergency.

If you are a business owner who is looking to enhance your healthcare benefits, FootprintID® delivers an affordable, value-added option that empowers your employees to take their health into their hands. It reduces stress and the downtime that can result from lengthy phone calls to physicians and pharmacies, as well as unnecessary doctor visits, tests and follow-up. And it can literally be a lifesaver in an emergency.

FootprintID® is a simple and portable solution for keeping vital health records organized, secure, and on hand. For more information about how it can benefit you, your family or your employees, contact me at beth@footprintid.com, or visit www.footprintid.com.

 

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Website: www.footprintid.com

Follow FootprintID:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/footprintid
Twitter: @footprintid

Preventing Caregiver Burn-out with Dr. Nikki Martinez

April 1, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Psychology Channels to discuss preventing caregiver burn-out.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • We think a great deal about the patient with the chronic illness, but why is it so important to think about the caregiver as well?
  • What are signs of caregiver burn-out?
  • What can we do to help support the care-giver and prevent burn-out from happening?
  • What is the grieving process that many caregivers go through?
  • In what ways can the caregiver ask for help? Health Psychology is one of your specialties. How can someone reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

 

The views 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.

Silicon Valley IoT security startup with a mission to cure IoT Healthcare: Life or Death Mission

March 25, 2017
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Dr. May Wang is Co-Founder and CTO of ZingBox, a Silicon Valley IoT security startup with a mission to cure IoT Healthcare: Life or Death Mission joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. May Wang discuss the following:

  • What is ZingBox’s vision?
  • You have a statement “IoT Healthcare: Life or Death Mission? What’s so critical about this mission?
  • How is ZingBox addressing this issue?
  • How will your approach to help the healthcare industry address this issue?
  • Do consumers/patients benefit from your solution?

 

Dr. May Wang is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder of ZingBox. May was previously the Head of Asia Pac Research and a Principal Architect in the Cisco CTO office, leading the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. She was responsible for driving new technology initiatives. She developed algorithms and built systems that are deployed in multiple Cisco best-selling products.

May’s work focuses on real-time large data analysis, cybersecurity, and next generation network architecture. She also serves as a Venture Partner at SAIF, a $4B Private Equity firm. She is on the advisory board of several VC firms and tech companies, as well as a Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs member.

May has authored a book of biographies titled “Women Executives in Silicon Valley” and was the 10th President of NACSA, a high-tech professional organization with over 4,000 members. May received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.    

 

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Website: www.zingbox.com

Twitter: @ZingBoxSecurity

How Marketing Impacts the Healthcare Community with Aalap Shah

March 24, 2017
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Aalap Shah, Co-Founder of SoMe Connect Chicago that provides full service digital media marketing for both Fortune 500 and local Chicago clients joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Health Marketing Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Aalap Shah discuss the following:

  • How much concern is there around HIPPA and using paid search tactics against it? Do patients care about your social media marketing?
  • Consumers and professionals alike sometimes don’t see the importance of marketing especially in a healthcare setting, how does marketing impact this industry?
  • What are the top 3 things a new practice or doctor needs to do to establish themselves online?
  • How has the landscape changed for healthcare providers?  Or what is lacking in the market right now?
  • What is the future of healthcare marketing?

 

Aalap Shah is an entrepreneur, public speaker, philanthropist and a co-founder of SoMe Connect Chicago, a full service digital media marketing agency that works with both Fortune 500 and local Chicago clients. SoMe Connect is one of the top 15 social media agencies in the country (as named by Upcity), and recently named the top B2B Shop 2017 by Chief Marketer Magazine. Aalap handles new business develop and customer engagement within SoMe.

Aalap can often be found sharing his experience and passion for creative content development, digital marketing strategy, and search engine optimization at events such as NBEA, Clickz, Social Media Week, Media Post, and DePaul University.

A husband and father of two, Aalap has also dedicated his life to philanthropy – serving as an e-council member for the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, a board member for the Illinois Mathematics Science Academy, and a volunteer for Teach For America. Aalap has also been recognized as a “Chicago Crain’s Emerging Young Philanthropist” and as the “National Volunteer of the Year” by Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship.

 

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Website: www.someconnect.com

Twitter: @SoMe_Connect