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Douglas Dieterich, M.D., discusses role of FibroScan in the diagnoses of chronic liver disease

Douglas Dieterich, M.D., discusses role of FibroScan in the diagnoses of chronic liver disease

July 22, 2021

 

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Douglas Dieterich, M.D., director of the Institute for Liver Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, and professor of medicine for the Division of Liver Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels to discuss noninvasive liver screening to halt the progression of liver disease.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Douglas Dieterich discuss the following:

  1. Please share with us the importance of ongoing assessment of liver stiffness and fat as part of a liver health assessment?
  2. What role does FibroScan play in the diagnoses of chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis?
  3. What is the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in people with long-term liver diseases, and if the liver is scarred by infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C?
  4. Tell us more about the use of FibroScan in hospital settings to improve outcomes and reduce costs in the assessment of liver disease.
  5. Where do you see this going in terms of management and improving outcomes?

Dr. Douglas Dieterich is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases and also Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

He has a triple appointment in the divisions of Liver Disease, Gastroenterology, and Infectious Diseases.

Douglas T. Dieterich graduated from Yale University in New Haven, CT and received his Doctorate of Medicine from New York University of Medicine in NY. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, NY where he was also a fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology. He became Clinical Assistant Professor of medicine and then a Clinical Professor of Medicine, both at the New York University. He remains as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dieterich is an investigator for many ongoing clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of new antiviral treatments for chronic hepatitis B & C.

Dr. Dieterich is a member of many professional societies and is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has served on several committees of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the Steering Committee of the Opportunistic Infections Core Committee and the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Committee. He was Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, of the Enteric Parasites Committee and the Protozoan Committee. He also served on the NIH Study Sections for CMV and cryptosporidiosis.

Widely published, Dr. Dieterich is the author of numerous journal articles, abstracts and book chapters on viral hepatitis and AIDS associated infections of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

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Website: https://echosens.com

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Plus Therapeutics: Gliblastoma, Rhenium NanoLiposome, and Harnessing the Power of Radiation Therapy

Plus Therapeutics: Gliblastoma, Rhenium NanoLiposome, and Harnessing the Power of Radiation Therapy

July 15, 2021

 

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Dr. Marc Hedrick, President and CEO at Plus Therapeutics which is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on making a positive impact on patients’ lives and adding value to the healthcare system joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Marc Hedrick discuss the following:

  1. What is Plus Therapeutics, and what is its mission?
  2. Tell us about your background and what brought you to Plus Therapeutics?
  3. What is Rhenium NanoLiposome (RNL™) and how is it delivered to cancerous brain tumors?
  4. How could RNL help advance current treatment options for GBM and why is this important for patients?
  5. Do you think most people understand radiation and its potential benefits as a cancer therapy?
  6. What do you think is the most common misconception that people hold about radiation as a cancer treatment?
  7. What’s next Plus Therapeutics? Is Plus developing other investigational candidates as part of its broader pipeline?

Dr. Marc Hedrick is the President and CEO at PLUS THERAPEUTICS, Inc. Previously, Dr. Hedrick served in a number of executive leadership roles including President, CEO, and Director at Cytori Therapeutics, Inc., and President and CEO of StemSource, Inc. Dr. Hedrick is a trained general, vascular, and plastic surgeon and former Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Hedrick also served as Co-Director of the Laboratory of Regenerative Bioengineering and Repair at UCLA. Dr. Hedrick obtained his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas and a MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA in 2005.

 

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Website: plustherapeutics.com

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Talking With One of America’s Top Facial Cosmetic Surgeons!

Talking With One of America’s Top Facial Cosmetic Surgeons!

July 10, 2021

 

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Dr. Daria Hamrah, a top Double Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial / Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in the US joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty and Health News & Plastic Surgery Information Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Daria Hamrah discuss the following:

  1. What procedures have people been getting most during the pandemic?
  2. What new types of technology have you been using these days that is really changing the game?
  3. With your charity foundation, tell us about it and why is providing services to kids in Colombia so important to you?
  4. What tips can you give people when selecting a facial cosmetic surgeon?
  5. What else do you have planned for 2021?

Dr. Daria Hamrah is a top double Board Certified oral and maxillofacial / facial cosmetic surgeon in America. When he isn't performing surgeries, Dr. Hamrah is also the co-founder of a non-profit called “The Alegria Foundation”, which helps children with cleft lip and palate and facial deformities; Dr. Hamrah travels to Colombia yearly and donates his time performing cleft lip procedures for the children there.


Website: https://novasurgicare.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/NOVASURGICARE
Instagram: instagram.com/drhamrah
Twitter: twitter.com/realdrhamrah
YouTube: youtube.com/user/drhamrah

Echosens CEO Discusses How Company Helps Fight Liver Disease Epidemic

Echosens CEO Discusses How Company Helps Fight Liver Disease Epidemic

July 5, 2021

 

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Jon Gingrich, the CEO of Echosens North America, a high-technology company offering the FibroScan family of products joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jon Gingrich discuss the following:

  1. Please share with us the ongoing need for liver health assessment – and why the detection of fatty liver disease remains such a pressing challenge for Americans.

  2. Please tell our audiences about the 2021 Echosens corporate initiatives and its focus on halting the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), fibrosis and cirrhosis. Describe new goals and objectives for building on the progress that Echosens has made in 2020.
  3. Explain how Echosens plans to further expand the use of FibroScan technology in healthcare systems across America.

  4. Can you describe specific programs and services to help educate specialists on the role of FibroScan?

  5. How is Echosens helping payers and employers to understand the value of FibroScan?

  6. Tell us about Echosens’ FAST score implementation and what successes you are seeing as a result of its use.

  7. Explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted opportunities for Echosens to solve new problems, and support innovations that advance preventive care, address critical health care needs and improve outcomes for more Americans.
  8. What is Echosens’ focus to continue bringing this awareness of NAFLD diagnosis and treatment in a post-pandemic world?

About Jon Gingrich, CEO, Echosens North America

With more than 20 years of global medical device and health care sales, marketing and general management experience at AxoGen, Inc., Hologic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation and Unilever, N.V, Gingrich now leads the development and execution of the Echosens U.S. strategy for expanding the utilization of FibroScan® technology in the assessment of chronic liver disease. As a member of the broader global executive leadership team, he works to implement the Company’s transformation plan and shape the future of Echosens.

About Echosens

Echosens, the developer of FibroScan®, is an innovative high-technology company offering a full range of products and services supporting physicians in their assessment and management of patients with chronic liver diseases. FibroScan is supported by over 2,500 peer-reviewed publications and examinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance plans.

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Website: https://echosens.com

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Community is Key:  The final push for herd immunity

Community is Key: The final push for herd immunity

July 1, 2021

 

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Alexis Hunter, Community Liaison for Wilmington Health, a physician-owned primary care and multi-specialty medical practice serving Wilmington and the Southeastern North Carolina area joins eHealth Radio and the COVID-19, Health Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alexis Hunter discuss the following:

  1. What current trends are we seeing with vaccinations across the U.S.?
  2. What has changed over the past six months that the vaccine has been available?
  3. How are rural/lower-income areas effected?
  4. Has one demographic been more hesitant than another?
  5. How are you continuing to get the word out in your community?

Alexis joined Wilmington Health, one of the largest independent, multi-specialty practices in North Carolina, in April 2020. Recruited as the first dedicated outreach employee for the organization, she focuses on building relationships with organizations and individuals in southeastern North Carolina. Alexis dedicates herself to Wilmington Health’s vision of aspiring to be the most trusted partner in healthcare, transforming the delivery system, and continually developing collaborative and innovative solutions that demonstrate quality, reduce the cost of care, and improve the patient experience.

Before joining Wilmington Health, she worked in administration for a private mental health practice. She works closely with area employers to ensure employees have access to expert healthcare. She also collaborates with outside providers, so that patients in the community have access to the providers that can best suit their healthcare needs.

 

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Website: wilmingtonhealth.com

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Facebook: facebook.com/wilmingtonhealth 
Instagram: @wilmhealth
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/wilmington-health-associates

The way we experience healthcare has changed for good: A conversation with David McNeil of PatientPop

The way we experience healthcare has changed for good: A conversation with David McNeil of PatientPop

June 29, 2021

 

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David McNeil, President and COO of PatientPop, the first all-in-one practice growth platform joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Marketing Channels. On this episode, you will learn more about how technology is improving patient experience and helping practices grow.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest David McNeil discuss the following:

  1. Can you introduce yourself, past companies you’ve worked at, and describe your role at PatientPop?
  2. Can you tell our listeners more about PatientPop and the solutions you provide for private practices?
  3. What are some of the pain points in healthcare that PatientPop is addressing?
  4. What is the biggest benefit to private practices with using PaitentPop's technology?
  5. Do you have any stories you can share with us about the successes of practices using PatientPop?
  6. What is in store for the future of PaitentPop?

David McNeil is President & COO at PatientPop, the market leader in practice growth technology platform that helps practices increase patient acquisition, retention and deliver exceptional patient experiences. With over a decade of SaaS leadership experience, David is responsible for leading all go-to-market functions and the growth strategy for the company.

Prior to assuming this role, David was Head of North America Sales at HubSpot responsible for driving growth across all segments. Over his time at HubSpot, David held various leadership positions including Global VP of Customer Selling, Global VP of Channel, and Global VP of Sales Strategy & Operations. Prior to joining HubSpot, David was responsible for leading the Business Development organization for Americas at Salesforce.com.

Over the years David has held several leadership roles building highly effective go-to-market teams that drive accelerated growth and deliver real value to prospects and customers. David is extremely passionate about building an inclusive, safe, and diverse culture where we people can grow together, win together and have fun together. He is a husband, a proud dad of four teenagers (and two dogs), and an active advisor to small/mid-size companies. He is also actively involved with several charitable organizations focused on the areas of cancer and mental health.

 

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Website: patientpop.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/PatientPopInc 
Instagram: instagram.com/patient_pop 
Twitter: twitter.com/patientpop

Dr. Mackoul Speaks on Seeing a GYN Specialist and the Future of His Practice

Dr. Mackoul Speaks on Seeing a GYN Specialist and the Future of His Practice

June 28, 2021

 

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Dr. Paul MacKoul, the Co-founder of The Center for Innovative G-Y-N Care, a minimally invasive G-Y-N Surgical Practice for treatment of fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic pain joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Paul MacKoul discuss the following:

  1. What are the benefits of performing a GYN surgery in an ASC versus a Hospital setting?
  2. Why should a woman see a GYN Specialist versus having a procedure done with her OBGYN?
  3. What are the biggest challenges clinicians face when performing a myomectomy?
  4. How does the CIGC laparoscopic approach to myomectomy help minimize complications and achieve positive outcomes for patients?
  5. How has the pandemic impacted your practice and what are you anticipating you will see in 2022?

Paul J. MacKoul, MD, is board certified in gynecology and fellowship trained in gynecologic oncology. He is a specialist in the minimally invasive treatment of complex GYN conditions such as fibroids, ovarian masses and endometriosis, as well as early-stage GYN cancer.

Along with Natalya Danilyants, MD, he founded The Center for Innovative GYN Care®. Dr. MacKoul and Dr. Danilyants developed and perfected the DualPortGYN® and LAAM® surgical techniques performed at CIGC®. He has presented at major national meetings and been published in respected medical journals. He is frequently sought as a medical expert on techniques for minimally invasive removal of noncancerous, precancerous and cancerous tumors.

Dr. MacKoul has served as director of gynecologic laparoscopy at Holy Cross Hospital and as director of GYN oncology at George Washington University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center, as well as on the faculty of George Washington University Hospital. Dr. MacKoul graduated from medical school at Tufts University and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland. His fellowship in gynecologic oncology was at the University of North Carolina. He was named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Designated Surgeon in 2012.

Dr. MacKoul is CEO of Tower Surgical Partners, an ASC management company that oversees three surgery centers and four practice offices in Maryland, Virginia, New York and New Jersey.

 

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Website: www.innovativegyn.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/Innovativegyncare 
Instagram: instagram.com/innovativegyn
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Twitter: twitter.com/innovativegyn 
YouTube: youtube.com/c/TheCenterforInnovativeGYNCare/videos

Vaccine Equity and the Race Towards Herd Immunity

Vaccine Equity and the Race Towards Herd Immunity

June 26, 2021

 

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Dr. Linda Odenigbo, a Pediatrician at PriMED Physicians in Dayton Ohio joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels. Throughout the vaccine rollout, Dr. Odenigbo and other Black colleagues have been actively working with the Black community in Dayton, specifically Dayton's Nigerian population to increase vaccine confidence.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Linda Odenigbo discuss the following:

  1. Throughout the vaccine rollout, primary care physicians have been working hard to increase vaccine confidence, especially among people of color. Can you tell us about some of the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines that you have heard from patients?
  2. I know that you and other Black physicians at PriMED did a lot of outreach work to increase vaccine confidence, specifically within the Black community in Dayton. What were some of the ways that you and your colleagues engaged with the community?
  3. Of all of the phone calls and conversations you have had with patients, is there any one that sticks out the most?
  4. What trends have you been seeing most recently with vaccine hesitancy?
  5. President Joe Biden recently announced his plan to get 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Do you feel positive about us reaching that goal?

Linda Odenigbo, MD, is a Pediatrician at PriMED Physicians in Dayton, Ohio. A graduate of University of Ilorin Medical School, Dr. Odenigbo trained and practiced internal medicine in Nigeria until 1991. She completed her Pediatric residency at Harlem Hospital New York and later worked at CHIC clinic, a federally funded health care center in Decatur, Illinois, before finally joining PriMED pediatrics in 2000. Dr. Odenigbo’s special interests include childhood allergic conditions, as well as female adolescent health issues.

 

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Website: primedphysicians.com

Facebook: facebook.com/PrimedPhysicians

How to Treat Common Ailments with Natural Ingredients

How to Treat Common Ailments with Natural Ingredients

June 23, 2021

 

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Jing Struve, CEO & Executive Director at Farlong Pharmaceutical, a vertically integrated herbal ingredient and supplement company that creates natural and herbal supplements to promote a healthy and natural life joins eHealth Radio & the Health News and Supplement Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jing Struve discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell me about the ingredients and supplements Farlong produces?
  2. What are some of your most popular ingredients and supplements?
  3. You mentioned InnerPure colon detox. How can that supplement help people?
  4. What would help people who suffer from common allergy symptoms and asthma?
  5. What is the benefit of using natural herbs and extracts compared to prescription medication and where can they be purchased?
  6. What advice would you offer to people who have never tried natural supplements or traditional Chinese medicine?

As the Executive Director at Farlong Pharmaceutical, Jing is responsible for strategic planning and management of daily operations. She oversees product research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and clinical trial execution.

Jing has nearly two decades of experience in the industry, including 12 years at Medtronic where she focused on leading FDA-regulated medical device research and development. There, she worked on both insulin delivery and continuous glucose monitoring systems from concept to commercial launch.

Jing studied Traditional Chinese Medicine with the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and is currently enrolled in The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine PhD program at Alhambra Medical University. She is on the board of directors of Acupuncture Corporation of America and holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University Northridge.

Inspired by the healing power of ancient remedies, Jing is passionate about applying these remedies in concert with modern technology to assist people in living healthier and better lives. A pioneer in nutraceuticals and alternative medicine, Jing develops medicinal botanical ingredients and formulations to benefit individuals around the world.

 

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Website: https://farlong.com

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A Surprising Way to Heal in an Era Defined by Trauma

A Surprising Way to Heal in an Era Defined by Trauma

June 18, 2021

 

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Laura Khoudari, a celebrated personal trainer, trauma practitioner, and educator joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness & Health News Channel. Her new book is: Lifting Heavy Things: Healing Trauma One Rep at a Time.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Laura Khoudari discuss the following:

  1. What inspired you to write this book, which combines memoir, self help, and research?
  2. How did you, someone who cut gym class and loathed the gym well into adulthood, become a person who loves fitness?
  3. While this book can be used by people engaging in any fitness modality, why do you like to ground these practices in strength training?
  4. How does your approach to strength training support folks living with trauma in their healing work in therapy?

Laura Khoudari is a trauma practitioner, certified personal trainer, and corrective exercise specialist. Widely recognized within the trauma and fitness communities, her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, UpWorthy, Outside Online, Medium, Tonic, and Girls Gone Strong. She is the author of Lifting Heavy Things: Healing Trauma One Rep at a Time.

 

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Website: laurakhoudari.com

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Facebook: facebook.com/laurakcpt
Instagram: instagram.com/laurakhoudari
Twitter: twitter.com/laurakhoudari

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