We Also Serve: A Family Goes to War by Nanette Sagastume

September 21, 2012
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Nanette Sagastume, the wife of a Vietnam War veteran and mother of an Iraqi War veteran has written a book, We Also Serve: A Family Goes to War, about the effects of war on generations of family joins the Mental Health Channel on eHealth Radio. Nanette is a retired nurse practitioner and maintains a holistic healing practice as a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner.


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

  • Your book is titled We Also Serve: A Family Goes to War. What do you mean by that?
  • Why do you feel it is important for Americans to understand the experience of parents of those deployed in combat?
  • What are some emotional difficulties parents might experience when their child returns from combat?
  • How can wartime experiences affect families through the generations?
  • What kinds of things could military parents do that would help them during the time a child is deployed?
  • How could non-military people be helpful to parents during the emotionally difficult time when a child is deployed?


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Nanette Sagastume received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco and retired in 2006 as a nurse practitioner from Student Health Services at California State University, Chico. She maintains a private practice as a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (a holistic healing modality). She has a special interest in serving military families and veterans. In 2001 she started a support group—still going strong—for family members of those serving in the military. She recently completed a memoir of her experiences as the wife of a Vietnam vet and the mother of Marine deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. Her book, We Also Serve: A Family Goes to War, was published in 2011 and is available for purchase as hardback, softback, and e-book through her website, www.wealsoserve.net, and on-line at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


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Related Web Site: www.wealsoserve.net


Physician offices can quickly reduce their risk by operating in a compliant manner with Med Tech USA

September 17, 2012
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John Brewer, the founder and president of Med Tech USA, LLC joins the Health and Technology Channel on eHealth Radio. John has spent the last 4 years translating the confusing and mind-boggling government requirements for HIPAA and Meaningful Use into easy to understand and follow checklists so that any physicians office can quickly reduce their risk by operating in a compliant manner.


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

  • What is Meaningful Use?
  • What is HIPAA?
  • Why does a physician care?
  • Is Attesting difficult?
  • What are the issue trends you see?


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John Brewer is founder and president of Med Tech USA, LLC.  He has a long history of dealing with computer security issues from his time in the U.S. Air Force where he served not only pilot but as a computer security officer with a top secret security clearance, to his decade long experience in medical information technology.  John has spent the last 4 years translating the confusing and mind-boggling government requirements for HIPAA and Meaningful Use into easy to understand and follow checklists so that any physicians office can quickly reduce their risk by operating in a compliant manner.


Related Web Sites: HIPAAaudit.com | MedTechUSA.com


ArtAssist treatment helps poor circulation with Dr. Paul van Bemmelen

September 16, 2012
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Dr. Paul van Bemmelen, the developer of a device with ACI Medical to assist the arteries with the circulation called ArtAssist joins eHealth Radio and the Vascular Disease Channel. Dr. van Bemmelen is a Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and vascular & endovascular surgeon in the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.


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

  • What does a vascular specialist do?
  • How can we stop leg-amputations from happening?
  • When should a patient seek treatment?
  • How can you improve leg-circulation?
  • You have developed a device with ACI Medical to assist the arteries with the circulation called ArtAssist: What is it and how does it work?
  • What is special about ArtAssist compared to other massage devices?
  • What can the patient expect in terms of effect?
  • Can patients buy this device?
  • What type of doctors can prescribe the ArtAssist?
  • What should listeners do, if they have poor circulation and think they might benefit from ArtAssist treatment?


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Paul S. van Bemmelen, MD, PhD, FACS attended medical school at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He then completed fellowships in open and endovascular surgery at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), St. Anthonius Hospital (Nieuwegein, Netherlands), and Southern Illinois University (Springfield, IL). He has been in practice since 1993.


He obtained patents for the first arterial assist device in 1993. Because he used the earliest prototype devices, Dr. van Bemmelen has the longest clinical experience with the use of ArtAssist® devices in the world. In addition to the initial studies with ultrasound, he used laser-Doppler, angiographic and other studies to increase the scientific knowledge about the compression method and its application in patients with peripheral arterial disease.


Dr. van Bemmelen’s previous positions include Associate Professor at State University of New York and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the VA Medical Center in Northport, NY.


Dr. van Bemmelen is currently Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and a vascular and endovascular surgeon at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he consults arterio-venous disease patients for both surgical and non-invasive treatments.


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Specialty areas:  Non-reconstructable diabetic limb salvage, intermittent compression treatment for PVD, carotid endarterectomy, aortic surgery, cosmetic treatment for varicose veins including sclerotherapy


Certifications:  Vascular surgery, general surgery


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Related Web Sites: PaulvanBemmelenMD.wordpress.com/artassist | acimedical.com

MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program for travelers

September 16, 2012
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John Gobbels, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President and transport expert for MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program for travelers joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Information Channel.


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

  • How does Medjet differ from travel insurance? Why is the service a good supplement to travel insurance?
  • How can Medjet benefit both leisure and business travelers?
  • What are the various types of membership program options that Medjet offers and how do they work?
  • How has Medjet seen a resurgence of international travel compared to the past few years? Explain how the service can save travelers up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in transport costs, especially when traveling internationally.
  • Describe a couple of the most dramatic types of transports that Medjet has handled.


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John Gobbels brings over 23 years of pre-hospital and hospital service and management experience to his role as vice president and COO of MedjetAssist. Since joining the premier medical evacuation membership program in 2006 as director of transport operations, Mr. Gobbels has been responsible for complete oversight of all transport and repatriation operations.


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Before moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Medjet’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Gobbels spent 13 years with STAT MedEvac, the air ambulance arm of the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During his tenure, he played integral roles in almost all aspects of the program, from base operations to communications and clinical operations.


For six years Mr. Gobbels served as clinical director of STAT MedEvac, overseeing compliance with the Commission on Air-Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), as well as the continuing education requirements for all clinical staff. Previously, he was a flight nurse and paramedic. Mr. Gobbels began his career with UPMC in 1991 as a critical care nurse.


Mr. Gobbels holds a Masters degree in Management and Information Technology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA., as well as multiple degrees in health care.


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Related Web Site: medjetassist.com


Chiropractic care is a unique healing option, the body heals itself With Dr. Chesser and Dr. Stein

September 16, 2012
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Dr. Lucas Chesser who serves the Santa Barbara & surrounding communities with an unwavering commitment to solving your unique health problems using the proven physiologic principles that govern health and well being as well as Dr. Thorsten Stein, at 7'2" the World's tallest Chiropractor - taking your health to new heights joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractic Information Channel.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Lucas Chesser & Dr. Thorsten Stein discuss the following:

  • What is chiropractic? What conditions do chiropractors see?
  • Doctors - you mentioned this word "subluxation". Can you explain what this means?
  • Why did you choose this career as opposed to any number of other health related fields?
  • What is the most interesting case you've seen?


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Dr. Lucas started his path toward the chiropractic healing art at a young age. When his idol, grandfather Seifert, underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery in 1995, it caused a paradigm shift. For the first time, he saw this symbol of strength lying in a hospital bed high on pain medication and clinching a pillow to his chest to relieve the agony of a broken sternum and a reconstructed cardiovascular system. Lucas thought, "There must be a way to prevent these diseases".


At the time, Dr. Lucas thought that traditional medical practices were the best way to nurture health in a community, so he decided to go to medical school. But on September 11th, 2001, his plans changed. He joined the U.S. Air Force in November of 2001. This turned out to be the best decision of his life. During his six-year military enlistment, Dr. Lucas served three tours in Iraq, won scholarships, military decorations and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. But the most important benefit was the ability to observe many medical doctors in practice and research various medical specialties.


During his time, he engaged in independent study of endocrinology, cardiology, oncology & family practice. One glaring contradiction became despairingly clear: none of these specialties really prevented anything. Patients typically do not visit doctor's offices until they are already experiencing symptoms of disease. Many times they are only one catastrophic event away from death. And if these people were already experiencing symptoms of disease, it meant that they had probably been ill for a significant period of time before that.


Was there a specialty that focused on nurturing health, or did all the healing arts focus almost exclusively on preventing death?


Through a strange twist of fate, Dr. Lucas met chiropractor Dr. Chris Cox in Tucson, Arizona. In five minutes, Dr. Cox articulated everything about health that Dr. Lucas thought, but had not been able to organize into a systematic philosophy of health. However, this paradigm is the foundational philosophy of chiropractic. It focuses on two basic premises. First, the human body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism. Second, the nervous system is the primary organ system that facilitates all healing processes.


Without a healthy nervous system, the body's central processor (the brain) cannot effectively coordinate the actions of the rest of the organs within the body. The spine is the gatekeeper between the central nervous system and the organs, tissues and glands which rely on the brain for vital information. If the spine is allowed to deteriorate and degenerate, it compromises the integrity of the nervous system and a complex of symptoms known as vertebral subluxation complex (VSC) ensues. A nervous system under the stress of VSC can exhibit pain or adversely affect health and well-being.


The decision was made. Dr. Lucas tore up his application to the University of Arizona medical school and attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California. He immediately went to work and led three campus organizations while finishing a grueling curriculum. He also served the people and honed his skills during three missions to El Salvador and Guatemala. After attending these missions, Dr. Lucas learned to "expect miracles" because he saw the beautiful simplicity of the chiropractic philosophy at work. People who suffered needlessly for five or more years found relief in only a few visits. The body truly can regenerate when it is operating free from nerve interference.


Dr. Lucas graduated with a powerful mission to nurture a community of people who value their inborn ability to experience health and well-being. With a sound philosophy, superior skill in analysis and correction of vertebral subluxation complex utilizing the Gonstead method, and a firm foundation in nutrition and supplementation, Dr. Lucas stands ready to serve the Santa Barbara community.


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Related Web Site: www.upwardlivingchiropracticwellness.com


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Dr. Thorsten Stein, B.S. D.C., being 7’2” and having played professional basketball, he has experienced herniated discs and excruciating back pain himself. Just like you, he has gotten only slightly better with all kinds of treatments - until he found chiropractic.


A medical doctor friend turned him on to the Gonstead System. Based on mechanical principles, it provided scientific results and a true correction. 
After a few adjustments, his pain disappeared and he actually regained his health. His new dream was to help people who have a hard time getting better, get well. He became a Gonstead Chiropractor himself and follows his true passion: 
Helping the hopeless get well.

Patients from all over the valley, such as in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scotsdale, Suncity, Surprise, Tempe but even as far as Flagstaff come to see him on a regular basis. But that's not all: even people from Europe, mainly Austria and Germany are coming to see him as patients.


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Related Web Site: www.WorldsTallestChiropractor.com


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


The power of information improving the surgery experience with Surgical Information Systems (SIS)

September 16, 2012
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Mr. Kermit Randa, the Chief Operating Officer of Surgical Information Systems (SIS), improving the surgery experience joins eHealth Radio's Health & Technology Channel.


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

  • Ongoing healthcare reform is changing the way healthcare is funded, delivered, managed in the U.S. How is that affecting the market today and changing the challenges hospital executives face?
  • Why are hospitals focused on surgery when it comes to quality, efficiency and cost containment?
  • How can the power of information improve the surgery experience for patients?
  • How does SIS drive a direct and immediate financial and quality impact to hospitals when they desperately need it?


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Kermit Randa relies on nearly 20 years of healthcare software, services, partnering and sales experience in his executive management role with SIS. Before stepping into the role of COO, Mr. Randa served as SIS’ senior vice president of sales and marketing. Having earned the American College of Healthcare Executive designation of Certified Healthcare Executive (FACHE) and as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), he has developed an outstanding reputation for leading and building quality organizations. Mr. Randa also serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia chapter of HIMSS. He received his Masters of Health Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Related Web Site: www.sisfirst.com


The Happiness Coach, Ingrid Perri, helping you with traumatic pasts!

September 16, 2012
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Ingrid Perri, The Happiness Coach is a passionate Master Coach and Trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnosis can help you with a traumatic past and joins us on eHealth Radio's Personal Development Channel.


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

  • What does a Happiness Coach do?
  • How is it different from Counselling or Psychology?
  • Can it help people who have traumatic pasts?
  • Can you help people who need to find motivation in their business lives?
  • Do clients need to learn mantras, affirmations or do exercises?


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Ingrid Perri, "The Happiness Coach" is a passionate Master Coach and Trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnosis. She is an engaging Speaker and Workshop Facilitator. Drawing on her background in Psychiatric Nursing and 20+ years of experience, Ingrid supports her clients overcome even the most challenging of situations (including depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues and many other emotional disorders) so they can finally achieve their goals and true happiness.


Ingrid also incorporates many of these revolutionary tools and techniques to help people breakthrough their fear of speaking in public enabling them to achieve their full potential.


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Related Web Site: www.ingridperri.com


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


Expect to be Empowered with MJ Domet

September 16, 2012
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Expect to be empowered with inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator & Reiki Master Teacher MJ Domet, who joined us on the eHealth radio's Personal Development Channel. She is the Inspirational Author of the Year 2012 and Living Now Book of the Year gold metal winner.


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

  • Why do you feel it is important that healing occur at the body, mind and soul levels?
  • Can healing occur just addressing the physical symptoms?
  • You call yourself an inner relationship expert-what does that mean?
  • How important is it that a person be involved in their own healing?
  • What is L.O.V.E Yourself Well?


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Hundreds of people have thanked M.J. Domet for helping them develop an inner relationship, healing body, mind and soul and through this communication become masters of their life. With her teaching coming from the heart and her wisdom from within; people are transformed by embracing the teachings of their heart and accepting their own innate wisdom.


A lifelong resisdent of Alberta, Canada , M.J. lived on a farm until the age of six and remembers her first pet as a chicken she raised from a chick. “Cluck” is her first recalled emotional trauma when an uninformed uncle decided her pet would look better on a dinner plate. Many years later this now wife, mother and grandmother became a Reiki Master Teacher in three disciplines within three years, an event which changed her life and which she now incorporates with other modalities learned from proficient Masters or through self study. Her interest in body, mind and soul communucation came about through her own experiences when she recognized the effect emotional trauma had on her physical body. Through this experience, she developed Deep Cellular Healing (formerly Deep Healing Emotional Energy) which creates a link within the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies enabling them to heal simultaneously, gently and easily. Her interest in body, mind and soul communication led to studying Body and Face Reading. Using her intuition and the teachings she has obtained, M.J. can easily recognize the issues you are holding onto which have served their purpose in your life.


Realizing everyone has unique gifts and the inner guidance to heal themselves, M.J provides workshops encouraging you to use your innate wisdom within to communicate with your mind , body and soul in order to self heal in all ways, from changing your perspective of your life exrperiences, releasing emotional blocks which hold you imprisioned emotionally and spiritually, giving yourself permission to heal physically to realizing your unclaimed potential, passion and purpose.


An author and inspirational speaker as well as a workshop facilitator, M.J. travels throughout Canada spreading her message of empowerment. She is looking forward to travelling, speaking and teaching internationally and welcomes any opportunity that comes her way. M.J can often be heard on Ashford Radio in New York where she received the 2012 Inspirational Author Of The Year Award for her best selling first book, Waves Of Blue Light: Heal The Heart And Free The Soul, a semi-autobiographical account of her rise from an abused child in an alcoholic family to a celebrated spititual author and speaker. This simple rendition of her life is replete with spiritual lessons in the form of prose, pictures and poetry. The book, which is a 2012 Living Now Book Of The Year gold metal winner, has been called “amazing” , “healing” and “inspiring” while M.J. herself has been referred to as “caring”, “supportive” and a “fabulous teacher.”


M.J. recently was named as a Top Female executive in Cambridge's Who's Who and also accepted an award for her counselling services from this same prestigious company in 2011. Her biggest reward comes from people realizing the power they have within them to change their lives and recognizing that their experiences do not define them-they define their experiences.


To find out more about M.J. Domet's workshops, please visit her website at www.expecttobeempowered.com, or email expecttobeempowered@gmail.com. to book her for your next event.


Related Web Site: www.expecttobeempowered.com


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

Elimay Supplements, helping your dog live the healthiest and happiest life possible.

September 16, 2012
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Laura Riehl the Business Development Executive for Elimay Supplements, providing a range of daily-supplements with essential all-natural omegas, vitamins, and nutrients to help your dog live the healthiest and happiest life possible joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health Care Channel.


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

  • Why is nutritional supplementation important for dogs?
  • How did Elimay Supplements get started?
  • Can you tell listeners a little about the different supplements in the product line?
  • Why are Elimay Supplements unique from other dog supplements?
  • Can you tell me about how has Elimay Supplements been partnering the National Canine Cancer Foundation?


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Laura is Business Development Executive for Elimay Supplements. Elimay Supplements provides a range of daily-supplements with essential all-natural omegas, vitamins, and nutrients to help your dog live the healthiest and happiest life possible.


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The line includes Longevity, Immunity, Omegas, Pain Care, Chemo Detox, Detox, and Onco Care supplements which can help support both healthy dogs and those suffering from abnormal cell growth and undergoing conventional treatment. For more info on Elimay Supplements visit www.ElimaySupplements.com.


Related Web Site: www.ElimaySupplements.com


Dying in the Land of Enchantment: A Doctor’s Journey with Dr. Gordon Giddings

September 16, 2012
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Dr. Gordon Giddings' book, "Dying in the Land of Enchantment: A Doctor’s Journey", details his journey into the field of palliative medicine and his personal and professional development in the fields of Narrative Medicine and Dignity Therapy joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care News Channel.


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

  • Why did you choose to enter palliative medicine, as opposed to other fields?
  • How would you define “palliative care?” What does it mean to you?
  • What led you to want to participate in the Upaya program? What was most valuable about experience there?
  • How have your experiences as a palliative doctor changed your views on death and dying?
  • What is most important lesson/advice you can impart to families and patients facing end-of-life decisions?


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Giddings attended the European School of Haematology where he completed a Blood
 & Marrow Transplantation Training Program and most recently completed 
a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. 

He is the Program Director of the Palliative Medicine Residency
 Program at the University of Western Ontario, Windsor Campus, as well
 as the Lead Palliative Physician for Cancer Care Ontario, Erie St.
 Clair. He is also a noted author and essayist, whose pieces have 
appeared in international journals, most recently, Supportive Care in
 Cancer.


He loves to travel, and when not at work can be found either
 on an airplane or in an airport.


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Related Web Site: http://gordongiddings.wordpress.com


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