Dr. Jordana Szpiro, Podiatrist and Board Certified Foot Surgeon at Boston Common Podiatry

June 17, 2012
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Dr. Jordana Szpiro, a well-known Boston podiatrist and board certified foot surgeon as well as the founder of Boston Common Podiatry joins eHealth Radio. Her practice is dedicated to treating a wide range of podiatric disorders from diabetic foot care and toenail fungus to plantar fasciitis.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jordana Szpiro discuss the following:

  • What are some of the most common foot conditions you treat at Boston Common Podiatry?
  • Dr. Szpiro, your practice is one of the most progressive podiatry practices in the Boston area. What treatments do you recommend for fungal toenails and warts?
  • Can you tell us a little more about the GenesisPlus laser?
  • Is the GenesisPlus laser a tremendous advance in the treatment of these conditions and, if so, how soon do patients see results?
  • How does the new GenesisPlus laser measure up?


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Dr. Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. is a podiatrist and board certified foot surgeon as well as the founder of Boston Common Podiatry.  As an established Boston podiatrist, Dr. Szpiro has accumulated extensive clinical and surgical experience working with patients of all ages.  She is very mindful of the importance of providing treatment options that allow patients to return to their normal routines as soon as possible.


Dr. Szpiro earned a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her residency in New York City where she advanced her education in surgical management of common foot disorders including bunions, bone spurs, neuromas, heel spurs.


Dr. Szpiro is on staff at several hospitals in the Boston area including Mt. Auburn, a Harvard teaching hospital, as well as hospitals affiliated with the Cambridge Health Alliance.  Her practice is dedicated to treating a wide range of podiatric disorders from diabetic foot care to plantar fasciitis. Dr Szpiro is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.


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Links: bostoncommonpodiatry.com


Larenim Mineral Make Up with Kirsten Corcoran

June 17, 2012
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Kirsten Corcoran, the Founder & Creative Director for Larenim Mineral Make Up joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care Health Channel.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Kirsten Corcoran discuss the following:

  • What sets Larenim apart from other mineral brands?
  • What are some of your spot light products and MUST HAVE staples?
  • How do you come up with new products? Are you thinking about the trends in the health/wellness and cosmetic industry or what women, the average Larenim consumer is seeking?
  • What are some simple tips you have for looking younger in regards to make up and skin care, what Larenim products would you recommend?
  • What are your top 5 beauty tips, myths and advice for looking anti-aging, looking gorgeous and feeling good?


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Kirsten Corcoran, Founder and Creative Director of Larenim Mineral Make Up has over 25 years as a health and wellness expert in the beauty/cosmetic industry. She continues to develop innovative products that surpass her competitors as well as educate and build awareness when it comes to clean, healthy make up and skin care.


Coming from Kirsten, "I have worked 28 years in the natural Product’s Industry, 22 of them as an owner of a health food and supplement store in Columbus, Ohio,” which is not your average background for a cosmetics manufacturer. With her knowledge of the natural product industry Kirsten strives to bring the toxicology of current makeup brands to the forefront of inspection in the media.


According to Kirsten, "Studies of risk perception examine the judgments people make when they are asked to characterize and evaluate hazardous activities and consumer products. But although this research aims to aid risk analysis and policy-making by providing a basis for understanding and anticipating public responses to hazards and improving the communication of risk information among people, technical experts, and decision-makers and more importantly marketing departments; when it comes to the world of cosmetics we are bombarded by marketing ploys, gimmicks, quirks, and cosmetic companies driven by buyers over policy-makers. Safety is a concern we leave to the experts of the FDA, although with a subjective system laid out by the Division of Pharmacology it is often okay to question the system's requirements, standards, and even motives on some. As the climate of safety grows unstable on the cosmetics front, it is only a matter of time before ethical and conscious brands make a step to rise above the marketing chatter and toward a drive of safety and wellness."


With Kirsten taking a leadership role in a cleaner cosmetics industry, she hopes to share her knowledge of natural solutions and help expand this ideology throughout the beauty industry. As the mother of five, ECO activist, and business owner, it is flabbergasting how she finds the time to put so much research and understanding into each of her products and the industry as a whole. With a new skin care line under the Larenim name and the only natural, organic, and completely hazardous chemical-free mineral make-up on the market, Kirsten is making waves in the ECO community. Although, with a brand under her belt and a thirst for knowledge and wellness awareness Kirsten is pursuing the media to get her story through and answer questions from consumers on the true safety of cosmetics. “I am hoping to promote beauty in a way that connects with a healthy and green lifestyle,” says Kirsten on her goals for awareness.

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Links: www.larenim.com


You’re Not Finished Yet with Dr. Karen E. Herrick

June 16, 2012
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"You're Not Finished Yet", because you came from an alcoholic or dysfunctional family! Dr. Karen E. Herrick who has shared clinical expertise for 24 years in her private practice and by lecturing throughout the United States on dysfunctional and addictive homes joins eHealth Radio to discuss why you're not finished yet.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Karen E. Herrick discuss the following:

  • What is an alcoholic or dysfunctional family?
  • What are the roles and characteristics that the children usually take on in these families?
  • What are the stages of recovery an adult usually makes to mature coming from an alcoholic or dysfunctional family?
  • What are the basic problems that you face out in the world when you come from an alcoholic or dysfunctional family?
  • How long does it typically take to recover from living in such a home and what does recovery look like?


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Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, LCSW, LMSW, CADC, has shared her clinical expertise for twenty-four years in her private practice by lecturing throughout the United States on dysfunctional and addictive homes, dissociation, grief and loss.  Karen was ordained in 1995.  Her ministry is to be actively involved in Spiritual Psychology specifically in naming spiritual experiences.  Her book You’re Not Finished Yet is available through Amazon.com, Authorhouse.com and on Kindle.  She is available for private therapy in her office, on Skype and FaceTime.  She can be reached at www.karenherrick.com and 732 530-8513.


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Links: www.karenherrick.com


Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.


Types of skin cancers that are treatable with the Mohs Surgery

June 13, 2012
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Dr. Richard Asarch, who is board certified in dermatology and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery with a full practice and medical spa in Denver, Colorado joins eHealth Radio.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Richard Asarch discuss the following:

  • What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
  • What types of skin cancers are treatable with the Mohs Surgery?
  • What can a patient expect on the day of surgery?
  • How effective is the Mohs Surgery?
  • How often should one be seeking checkups to prevent skin cancer?
  • What age group is at more risk for skin cancer?
  • What should a patient look for when choosing a Doctor to perform Mohs?


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Dr. Richard Asarch heads the Asarch Center for Dermatology and Laser in Denver, CO, its accompanying state-of-the-art DermaSpa and is an Associate Clinical Professor for the Dept. of Dermatology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. As one of America’s top medical doctors, Dr. Asarch has spent 35 years in practice evaluating and adopting the latest advances in cosmetic dermatology. His experience and continued dedication to skin wellness led to the creation of DermaSpaRx, a comprehensive line of products designed to meet the needs of individual skin types.


An innovator in skin health, Dr. Asarch published his first book, “Turn Back Your Face Years” after studying the aging process of patients’ skin over decades. His theories on how skin ages and how that process could be remedied include dietary aspects he has addressed in his second book, “Beautiful Skin Diet” -recipes with ingredients that promote healthier skin.


These two pieces, topical skin care and diet, are two facets of what Dr. Asarch calls the four spheres in a complete skin care regime. The other two spheres are prevention and procedures. He practices his four-sphere theory out of his offices in Denver, CO where he also opened the first medical spa in the state.


His credentials start with earning his undergrad and medical school degrees at the University of Iowa. After he completed his internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Oregon, he served as a General Medical Officer at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington. He studied for a year in the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Iowa followed by another year of general surgery residency at the same institution. In addition to his private practice, he is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology.


Dr. Asarch introduced Mohs Micrographic surgery, the procedure that has the highest cure rate for all skin cancers, to the State of Colorado in 1977 after he had studied with Dr. Frederic Mohs in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1983, Dr. Asarch was the first doctor in Colorado to incorporate laser treatments for skin issue correction. His current practice now houses seven state of the art lasers.


Dr. Asarch set up his dermatology and medical DermaSpa practices across the hall from each other, to give patients instant access when medical and cosmetic dermatological issues intertwine.


Dr. Asarch is married and has four sons and one daughter.


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Links: www.asarchcenter.com


Cyberbullying expert Sgt. Thomas Rich

June 9, 2012
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Sgt. Thomas Rich, "the cyberbullying expert" has been traveling the country making a difference one school at a time & joins eHealth Radio. Sgt. Rich is the "original" creator/founder of a program called "Generation Text". After having huge success since 2008 with this program, he decided to create "Always Connected" in 2011 and take it to a whole new level.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Sgt. Thomas Rich discuss the following:

  • How did you first come up with idea of Always Connected?
  • What age groups do you address when you present these motivational speeches?
  • What is your message to the audiences that you speak to as you travel the country?
  • What has been your most memorable moment in this journey of yours, so far?
  • How can parents talk to their children about being more responsible with their online behavior and their everyday use of technology.


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Detective Sgt Thomas Rich, is currently a certified police officer in the State of New Jersey entering his 15th year of service.


Sgt Rich is the "original" creator/founder of a program called "Generation Text". After having huge success since 2008 with this program, he decided to create "Always Connected" in 2011 and take it to a whole new level.


The purpose of "Always Connected" is to inform law enforcement, educators, administration, youth workers, youth groups, parents and children of all ages how to utilize technology in a positive way. Having dealt with children and investigations for the past ten years, Sgt Rich realized the huge impact that technology was having on children, especially in regards to cyberbullying, Sgt Rich decided to focus his efforts on educating audiences about current trends, real life problems and solutions for schools, parents and children. Most importantly help to address the problems that children face using technology and how these pitfalls lead to cyberbullying.


Sgt Rich has been a DARE instructor for the past 10 years and has been involved with the children in his town for the past 12 years. Having spent his entire career dedicated to children, has helped make this program exceptional at every turn. He brings the real world experience of what kids are going through on a daily basis and most importantly SOLUTIONS..... Solutions to the hard questions that children face everyday.


Sgt Rich has been servicing the Tri-State area since 2008 covering these very important topics.


The assemblies cover the ages from 3rd grade up through high school. He also has been featured as a guest speaker at the 2008 and 2009 DARE New Jersey Conference in Atlantic City, NJ and the 2008 and 2009 New Jersey Juvenile Officer's Association Convention in Atlantic City NJ.


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Links: www.alwaysconnected.org

Keeping Healthcare Secure in an Insecure World with Rick Janezic

June 7, 2012
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Richard Janezic joins the show to talk about keeping healthcare secure in an insecure world. During his 30 year career, Richard has worked with and for companies from startup stage to some of the most respected Fortune 500 enterprises in senior leadership positions in general management, sales and technology.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Richard Janezic discuss the following:

  • Data breaches appear to be in the news every week. What's the problem?
  • Are hackers behind these thefts and breaches. Why do they hack, and what are they after?
  • How would a health care organization know if they have been or are being hacked?
  • What steps and actions can companies be doing to protect themselves?
  • That sounds expensive. How much does this stuff cost?
  • What about consumers? How can consumers protect themselves?


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Richard Janezic writes on his professional interests, which focuses on recognizing and responding to changing conditions in the business world in ways that help teams, project and organizations to win, succeed, and become more innovative and competitive. The mechanics that we use to organize and adapt to those new situations include subjects such as change mangement, innovation, strategy, business, technology and finance. Our desired results and ultimate goals from using these mechanics are things like winning new clients, competing more effectively, successfully launching succesful new products (and the two are different), turnarounds (as well as how to avoid having to do them), transformations, renewal and improving business competitiveness again, at the team, project and organizational level.


Richard has found that his professional, personal and educational experiences and interests gives him a unique perspective on these matters, as his work has included a broad range of clients, industries, businesses, people and situations.


His industry experience is broad. It includes health and life sciences (big pharma, healthcare, discovery research, public health), manufacturing (discrete and process), technology (hardware, software, services, telecom, IT, security), financial services (banking, insurance, brokerage), energy, business services and public sector.


He has worked for and with organizations ranging from startup and early stage (including my own), up to and including Fortune®500 global firms. Each stage has distinct sets of both advantages and disadvantages, and successfully graduating from one stage to the next contains both peril and opportunity.


He began his career as an engineer doing what he thought that he truly wanted to do forever: solving problems and creating new solutions that were better and faster solutions. He soon realized that he needed to broaden and add to his perspectives, as what he designed and created would also need to be justified, financed, marketed, distributed, integrated, supported and improved, and that all of those actions would be realized by the actions of and with other people. He extended his studies into business, finance, marketing, software and leadership, and those studies continue to this day.


What he finds interesting is that he's still doing what he likes best: solving problems and creating new solutions that are not better and faster, but they are also more economical in time, cost and risk. What has also changed over the years is his deeper awareness of the complexities and intracacies of how people think and act, and how they respond to changing circumstances.


Each new day, each new client, each new problem, each new person, and each new situation brings the opportunity and challenge to learn from, draw from, and find new and better ways in which to help clients successfully recognize and respond to changing circumstances to help them improve their competitiveness. He hopes that the ideas that he shares would bring value and insight to your endeavors as well. If and as he can help you in your growth, change, improvement and leadership challenges, he welcomes hearing from you.


Links: rickjanezic.com


Surgical accessories for the modern age of breast treatment

June 6, 2012
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Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, athlete, physician, mother & creator and founder of Bffl Co., a fashionable line of bags, bras and surgical accessories for the modern age of breast treatment joins eHealth Radio.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson discuss the following:

  • Tell us a little about your company. When, how and why did you start Bffl Co.?
  • You have a personal story that was part of the genesis of the business. Can you share that story with us?
  • What exactly is a Bffl Bag?
  • Tell us about the Brain Bffl bag, and how it came to be.
  • What other products do you sell?
  • Who benefits from Bffl Co. products?


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Upon graduating from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1993, Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson began devoting herself to taking care of women. When her mother developed breast cancer, Elizabeth decided to focus her career on this specific disease, and during her residency, also obtained a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard.


Elizabeth worked as a Radiation Oncologist while raising her four children. With the support of her husband, she continued to pursue her love of sports (marathon running, open water swimming, tennis and golf) while balancing her career and family.


In 2006, after years of breast surveillance, biopsies, and endless consultations with genetic counselors, Elizabeth underwent prophylactic mastectomies. The experience of recovering from this surgery and the interactions with her physicians led her to begin working in the reconstructive surgery practice, helping other women with the difficult decision-making and recovery from breast surgery.


As an athlete, physician and mother, Elizabeth felt that while the surgeries and radiation treatment for breast cancer have rapidly evolved (in some cases even been revolutionized), however, the garments she could offer to her patients undergoing radiation therapy and surgery were designed in the 1970s, for patients undergoing surgeries of the past.


Also, patients were concerned and confused about their surgeries: “What should I bring to the hospital? Why does this surgical bra hit just where my drains exit? What bra should I wear after my surgery to maximize the cosmetic outcome? When can I begin to exercise again?”


Elizabeth decided to design a fashionable line of bags, bras and surgical accessories for the modern age of breast treatment. Armed with scissors, needle and thread, Elizabeth cut and sewed bras together to meet the needs of the 21st century patient, and Bffl co was born!


The Breast Bffl Bag™ and axilla pilla™ were launched in 2011 to enhance the breast cancer patient experience. Elizabeth and her best friend, Sara Kerr Reges, RN, then created the TBI “Brain” Bffl Bag for patients recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Trauma, Concussion, Brain Tumors and Stroke.


The Mommy C-Section Bffl Bag™ and the ultimate Hospital Bag, as well as the Masthead™ Breast Reconstruction Bra, the Surgical Bra, Radiation Bra, and other recovery products will be available in 2012.


For each condition-related Bffl Bag™ sold, Bffl co will donate 15% of the proceeds of profits to a charity providing research and support for that condition.


Bffl co will continue to create Bffl Bags™ for many conditions and causes. Do you have a suggestion for a new Bffl bag? Email Elizabeth at info@bfflco.com.


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Links: bfflco.com


Life-saving app, raising the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest

June 2, 2012
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Jim Schatzle, veteran paramedic and creator of Team Life CPR app, joins eHealth Radio. He developed a life-saving app that can raise the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Jim Schatzle discuss the following:

  • What inspired you to create the Team Life CPR app?
  • Statistically speaking, how often does sudden cardiac arrest occur and to whom?
  • How and why do you feel the Team Life CPR app will change the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest?
  • Who should install this on their Smartphones?
  • How is the Team Life CPR app different than other CPR apps?
  • Where can our listeners find more information & purchase the Team Life CPR app?


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TEAM LIFE Founder Jim Schatzle has been involved in the emergency medical services field for over 30 years as an EMT, firefighter and paramedic, having interned at Johns Hopkins and Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.


In 1994, Jim established TEAM LIFE, INC., a health and safety training and AED sales company in New Jersey.  Along with a highly motivated team of healthcare professionals, TEAM LIFE has trained thousands of people in CPR, AED and advanced classes.


Jim developed the TEAM LIFE CPR app for iPhone, Droid and BlackBerry out of frustration from having to tell people that it was simply “too late.” Jim’s goal is to provide a life-saving, easy-to-use guide to CPR that consumers can have with them at all times. By empowering people with knowledge and technology, survival rates can be doubled or tripled in times of emergencies. His motto is “Anyone can be a hero!”


Jim notes that we need to increase the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest far beyond the current rate of 5 percent, which to him is unacceptable. Says Jim, “I truly hope that with the development of the team life CPR app that more victims of sudden cardiac arrest survive.”


TEAM LIFE offers many courses a year training those who want to be prepared prior to an emergency.


About Team Life:


TEAM LIFE is one of the most established and trusted names in emergency health training and products.  TEAM LIFE has extensive health and safety training experience both in the United States and internationally. TEAM LIFE offers numerous training each year on how to be prepared prior to an emergency to both professional healthcare providers who have lives depending upon them every day as well as the lay public. For more information, please visit www.teamlife.com.


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Links: www.teamlife.com