Medicare Advantage with Kristine Grow

May 3, 2018
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Kristine Grow, spokesperson for the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC), a national grassroots coalition of more than 2 million seniors and disabled individuals, that works year-round to protect individuals enrolled in Medicare Advantage joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kristine Grow discuss the following:

  1. How is Medicare Advantage different from traditional Medicare and what role does it play for people here in the US?
  2. Why might someone be interested in a Medicare Advantage plan?
  3. What are the benefits and advantages for someone on a Medicare Advantage plan?
  4. At a time of hyper-partisanship and disagreement over healthcare in Washington, it sounds like Medicare Advantage is a program that’s popular with seniors and actually working well. Does Medicare Advantage have support in Congress, or is this another issue with a deep divide between the political parties?
  5. What can Members of Congress do to show that they support this popular program?

 

Founded in 1999, the Coalition for Medicare Choices is a fast-growing, national grassroots organization of more than 2 million people who receive their health care coverage through a Medicare Advantage health plan. Members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices, who reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, are united in supporting high quality health plan choices in Medicare.

Coalition members actively communicate with members of Congress about issues that affect their coverage. Over the years, Coalition members have participated in dozens of town hall meetings and rallies involving members of Congress and their staff, written hundreds of letters to the editors of their local newspapers, made tens of thousands of phone calls to congressional offices, and written more than 150,000 letters to their members of Congress. Since 1999, Coalition members have made more than a million contacts with their members of Congress.

 

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To learn more about the Coalition for Medicare Choices visit http://medicarechoices.org.

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMyMA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/protectmyMA

Must Have’s for a Balanced Life with Dr. Nikki Martinez

May 3, 2018
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Psychology & Health News Channels to discuss must have's for a balanced life.

 

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

  1. What inspired the idea of coming up with the "must have's for a balanced life?"
  2. What are some of the essentials that we might not think of?
  3. What is something that we might feel guilty about, but is actually really important?
  4. What is something we need to try and change our thinking about?
  5. How hard is it to actually have a balanced life?

 

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. Dr. MArtinez is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the numerous media outlets, including Everyday Power Blog. She is  published author, disability advocate, and public speaker. 

 

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

Reducing Medical Errors

May 2, 2018
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Cliff Cavanaugh, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Healthjump, a company committed to making health data accessible to both patients and providers joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Cliff Cavanaugh discuss the following:

  1. What is a true health data record and why is it necessary for providers and patients?
  2. We know that medical errors are sometimes an unfortunate reality in healthcare and healthcare organizations do their best to make sure that medical errors do not occur. What are three ways healthcare organizations can help prevent medical errors from occurring?
  3. Is this health data record the same as a patient portal?
  4. How can patients help their doctors and ultimately themselves, to make sure their medical records are correct?
  5. What should healthcare organizations be doing to ensure patients’ medical health records are correct?  What obstacles do they face?

 

Cliff Cavanaugh is a developer turned entrepreneur working in computer sciences since 1999, and has focused exclusively on Digital Health since 2005. Currently he is CTO and Founder of Healthjump, a company with the mission of making the health record available to all members of the care continuum.

Cliff also co-founded DataTrade Solutions, a provider of Health IT services to thousands of providers via health systems and practices across the United States. DataTrade Solutions was acquired by Healthjump in 2015. He is a member of the RAPID Informatics Work Group of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health and has assisted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in the development of Clinical Quality Measures for Meaningful Use stage 3. Cliff's public speaking experience includes presentations on health data and analytics at NextGen user conferences, and the Yale Healthcare Conference.

 

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Website: www.healthjump.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthjump
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Healthjump

How a Plant-Based Diet Can Fight Disease

April 30, 2018
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Dr. Stacy Mitchell Doyle, Founder of FoodTherapyMD, that takes the concept of food as medicine to the next level joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Stacy Mitchell Doyle discuss the following:

  • Can you tell me a little bit about your business, FoodTherapyMD?
  • What are the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet?
  • What diseases have you seen specifically respond to a plant-based diet?
  • Tell me about your "food prescriptions?"
  • What are some steps that people can take to increase their intake of phytonutrients?

 

FoodTherapyMD is the brainchild of Dr. Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD – or Dr. Stacy as she is known to her patients. After completing medical training and residency at UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Stacy obtained her board certification in Internal Medicine and set up private practice in Los Angeles. But after nearly two decades, Dr. Stacy realized that she was participating in a failing medical system, and she began to treat her patients using plant-based nutritional protocols. FoodTherapyMD takes the concept of food as medicine to the next level. Not only do they promote whole, plant-based diets for disease management and longevity, they recognize that phytonutrients, the things that make plant food so amazing, can be tailored to fight specific disease states.

 

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Website: www.foodtherapymd.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodTherapyMD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoctorStacyAnn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FoodTherapyMD

Save 1 Person: Creating massive awareness for people in need of living organ donors

April 28, 2018
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Lauren Finkelstein, Founder & Director of Save 1 Person, with a mission to save or dramatically improve a person's life who's in need of a medical miracle through the power of the media joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

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

  1. For the benefit of our listeners, please give us an overview of Save 1 Person.
  2. What inspired you to launch Save 1 Person?
  3. Why is it important to be an organ donor?
  4. What are some recent or current campaigns involving Save 1 Person?
  5. What are your long-terms goals for Save 1 Person?

 

Lauren Finkelstein started Save 1 Person's global media campaign in 2002.  Save 1 Person's mission is to create massive awareness for people in need of living organ donors in order to save countless lives. Save 1 Person's alerts appear weekly on TV, Radio, Internet, and many publications.  The news breaks ask the public to save that life featured, whether being a living organ donor or getting tested as a bone marrow donor.

Previously, Lauren served as a Senior Promotion Producer at Court TV and she's worked for various TV networks including WABC, WNBC, CNBC, King World and MTV.  Laurenalso spent one year learning about the nonprofit world at the Wexner Heritage Foundation.Lauren holds her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and majored in Telecommunications and Drama.

 

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Website: www.save1person.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/save1person
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/save1person

Artificial Intelligence + Healthcare: A match made in heaven

April 27, 2018
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Codrin Arsene, CEO at Digital Authority Partners, a digital implementation and product development company headquartered in Chicago, USA joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Codrin Arsene discuss the following:

  1. What are the primary issues in healthcare that technology can help solve in 2018?
  2. What should keep healthcare executives awake at night given the latest tech trends?
  3. What’s the importance of big data and artificial intelligence in healthcare?
  4. What does the democratization of data mean for the healthcare industry as a whole?
  5. What does the future hold for patients and healthcare providers all over the world?

 

Codrin Arsene runs Digital Authority Partners, a digital implementation and product development company headquartered in Chicago, Il.  Digital Authority helps Fortune 500 healthcare companies reinvent themselves by undergoing holistic digital transformation initiatives.
 
Digital Authority specializes in artificial intelligence, digital strategy, product development, UX/design, and analytics.
 
Codrin founded Digital Authority Partners to help companies adopt new and exciting technologies to solve complex problems and achieve their business goals.
 
An AI-driven product development and digital implementation partner, Digital Authority Partners helps healthcare companies create and execute exciting digital initiatives that deliver higher quality healthcare while increasing operational efficiency.
 
Digital Authority Partners thrives on taking complex problems and delivering elegant, engaging solutions to help companies achieve their business goals and objectives.
 
Codrin loves helping companies succeed, and lives his life according to Floyd Mayweather's famous quote: "A true champion can adapt to anything."

 

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Website: www.digitalauthority.me

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digitalauthoritypartners
Twitter: https://twitter.com/digitalpart

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces Sterile Compounding Certification

April 26, 2018
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William Ellis, Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® in Washington, D.C. that recently announced approval of Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy as its twelfth specialty certification joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pharmaceutical Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest William Ellis discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell our listeners about BPS?
  2. What is the mission of BPS?
  3. How many pharmacists are currently BPS board certified?
  4. What sets BPS board certified pharmacists apart from other pharmacists?
  5. I understand BPS recently announced that Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy is your 12th specialty. What led to that decision?
  6. What's next for BPS and board certified pharmacists?

 

William M. Ellis MS, RPh was named Executive Director of BPS in 2011. From 1997-2011, Mr. Ellis served as CEO and Executive Director of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation. He was the Executive Vice President for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists from 1986-1997.

Mr. Ellis also served as the elected Chair of the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy (CCP) from 2012-2015. In 2014, he was appointed as a commissioner to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and served as the NCAA Chairman from 2016-2017.

After receiving his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), where Mr. Ellis currently serves as the Chair of the College’s Board of Visitors, he completed an executive residency with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1986 and earned his Master of Science degree in health education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1994.

 

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Website: www.bpsweb.org

Social Media Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bpsweb
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoardofPharmacySpecialties
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BPSnewsChannel

The Power of Pilates for Energized Living

April 24, 2018
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Vanessa Bartlett, Owner at Vanessabhealth & Pilates providing holistic health, Pilates-based exercise and life coaching for busy people in Sydney and  online around the globe again joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Vanessa Bartlett discuss the following:

  1. What's happened in recent years for people to be feeling more stress in their lives ?
  2. What effect does this have on people's health and wellbeing?
  3. We have heard the saying ' exercise is medicine' ... how can exercise be a solution to this and what are some differences between Pilates and other forms of exercise being able to help people?
  4. So what is pilates and what have you seen it help with the most in people?
  5. What are your top tips to help the listeners overcome stress and fatigue right now?

With presenting appearances on the TVSN Home Shopping Channel, Channel 7 Morning Show and hosting various lifestyle online and community lifestyle shows, Vanessa has a vast understanding of what it takes to get in shape, stay in shape and build a healthy, sustainable lifestyle – both mind and body.

Vanessa has helped now in the thousands of women transform their bodies through her popular group classes and personal coaching and is known to help clients reach their optimal level of health with greater awareness of mindset. This is achieved through her unique combination of Pilates and Fitness methods, due to experiencing her own downfall with health.

After being constantly exhausted and sick for two years in her mid twenties, she was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, so began researching more ‘holistic’ exercise and health practices and studied the mind/body connection and its’ power in healing and restoring health and energy.

While having to cut back on ‘mainstream’ fitness to get well, she began doing Pilates and yoga and discovered that Pilates was able to energise, tone, strengthen and refocus her entire body and mind unlike other forms of exercise which left her feeling drained, so pursued its study.

Vanessa has studied with leading Pilates practitioners in Australia and also ‘safe spine’ expert Rebecca Leone (USA).

She has coached the Canterbury Bulldogs first grade NRL team in Pilates, and is part of an innovative wellness program to help people with mental health illness use Pilates and fitness to improve their condition.

Vanessa and the team from Canterbury Mental Health received an award for ‘Innovation in Healthcare’ in 2013 for this project and it is continuing today with success. She has also been featured in the Daily Telegraph for her expertise in core strength and helping people relieve back pain through her method of training.

 

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Website: www.vanessabhealth.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanessabhealth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanessabhealth
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessabhealth
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VanessaBHealthTV

Why all wellness products are not created equal with Dr. John Rubinow

April 23, 2018
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Dr. John Rubinow, the Head of Scientific Innovation and U.S. Medical Advisor for DuraScience USA, a global scientific institute for health and wellness solutions joins eHealth Radio and Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. John Rubinow discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about yourself, what is your background?
  2. Tell us about DuraScience. What is their history and mission?  
  3. What is the importance in human health?  
  4. Are all products created equally?  Are these differences important?

 

Dr. John Rubinow is the Head of Scientific Innovation and U.S. Medical Advisor for DuraScience USA. DuraScience is a global scientific institute for health and wellness solutions. DuraScience USA studies how people can reach their highest state of wellbeing. They are dedicated to research and development to offer the finest solutions through products and services. It is a commitment from DuraScience to improve the quality of life through scientific innovation, efficiency, safety, and uniqueness. Their approach has been acknowledged though obtaining worldwide patents for many of our unique innovations. They have also been accredited by many prestigious organizations and media due to our high-quality products and services.

 

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Website: www.DuraScience.com

 

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.

Rice’s Honey, since 1924, is the leader in American, natural, raw unfiltered honey.

April 22, 2018
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Tony Landretti, the Chief Executive Officer of Rice’s Honey founded in Colorado in 1924, the leader in American, natural, raw unfiltered honey joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels to discuss how Rice’s Honey is working with a non-profit called PACE to help all pollinators.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Tony Landretti discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell us about Rice's Honey and the history?
  2. We heard you launched a new label earlier this month. Can you explain what it will look like and offer consumers?
  3. From some of the things you said earlier is sounds like honey taste different from other locations, get into some of the reasons this is.
  4. There is big news about Rice’s Honey working with a non-profit called PACE to help all pollinators. Can you discuss?
  5. What tips can you offer to listeners as to how they can do their part to help protect bees and butterflies?

 

Tony Landretti is an accomplished Senior Executive with 30 years consumer goods experience with broad multifunctional background and general management experience.  He is an entrepreneurial results-driven leader with a consistent positive track record in large and medium sized company cultures such as Quaker Oats, Campbell Soup, Pinnacle Foods, AdvancePierre Foods, and Rice’s Honey.  

June 2017, Tony was appointed CEO of Rice’s Honey, headquartered in Greeley, Colorado.  Rice’s Honey is a leading producer of authentic, high quality, United States only raw & unfiltered honey.  Prior to that, Tony founded in 2013, and operated PoPThink Partners, LLC, a consulting and motivational speaking organization focused on providing strategic insights, commercialization, financial, operational, and selling guidance in the consumer packaged goods sector as well as inspiration to business leaders, college and high school students on the importance of servant leadership.  His primary focus was with companies that have a dynamic backstory, coupled with a product portfolio that is high quality, better-for-you, on the front end of shopper trends best suited for the Natural Channel, however has crossover appeal in traditional grocery, mass, and club channels.  By leveraging current social media and grass roots marketing venues, Tony has helped his clients reach shoppers in a very targeted manner.

Tony graduated from The University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Science.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Northern Colorado – Monfort College of Business, teaching Selling and Sales Management.  In addition he is an Advisory Board Member and Treasuer, The Stampede Troupe.  He is active in his community acting in community theatre, and supporting St. Peter and St. Mary Catholic Church.  You can read more about his recent personal life journey in the Guideposts March 2016 magazine, within the Joy@Work section and visit his website at www.popthinkpartners.com.

 

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Website: www.localhivehoney.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicesHoney
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riceshoney
Twitter: https://twitter.com/riceshoney