The most health conscious cities by ZocDoc

January 3, 2013
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Allison Braley, the director of communications for ZocDoc, a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance, see their real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment via ZocDoc.com or ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry joins eHealth Radio's Health & Technology Channel.


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

  • What is ZocDoc?
  • Why did ZocDoc announce the most health conscious cities?
  • How is this different from other “healthy city” surveys?
  • Which cities topped the list for the most health conscious cities?
  • Which of your findings surprised you most?
  • As 2012 comes to an end, any suggestions on how ZocDoc can help to make a healthier 2013?
  • Where can people go to book a healthcare appointment via ZocDoc or for more information?


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Founded in 2007 with a mission of improving access to healthcare, ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance, see their real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment via ZocDoc.com or ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry. By revealing the 'hidden supply' of appointments, ZocDoc helps most patients get access to care in just 24 – 72 hours. The company’s most recent product, ZocDoc Check-In, allows patients to fill out their paperwork online in advance of their appointment, and a Spanish-language version called ZocDoc en Español is also available. More than 2.5 million people use ZocDoc each month across 1,600+ cities, covering 40 percent of the US population.


ZocDoc is funded by some of the tech world’s most respected investors, including DST Global, Goldman Sachs, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Jeff Bezos, Marc Benioff, and Ron Conway. Total investment in the company has reached $95 million to date.


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Related Web Site: www.zocdoc.com

Zuvo Water, redefining the hydration experience

January 2, 2013
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Ray Brown, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Zuvo Water, the global innovator of intelligent, water-filtration products which redefine the hydration experience in the home joins eHealth Radio and the General Health Channel.


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

  • Tell us about the Zuvo Water Filtration System and what it does.
  • What are the health benefits to filtering your water vs. not filtering your water?
  • What are the effects of contaminants present in unfiltered water? How detrimental are they to your health?
  • What contaminants will the Zuvo remove?
  • Besides the health benefits then offered by filtering your water with a Zuvo and the opportunity to drink great tasting water, what other benefits does a Zuvo provide?
  • What tips can you provide as to the overall health benefits of keeping oneself well hydrated by drinking water, and the need to drink a certain amount of water a day?


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ABOUT ZUVO WATER


Zuvo Water is the global innovator of intelligent, water-filtration products which redefine the hydration experience in the home. Our unique consumer product portfolio is based on a patented technology system that reproduces the photo-oxidation process naturally occurring in the environment.


Zuvo Water is:


Better for Your Health
The Zuvo® Water Filtration System replicates nature’s water-cleansing process, reducing contaminants while preserving your water's natural and healthy mineral content.


Better for Your Wallet
Over time, Zuvo Water costs a fraction of what you’ll spend on bottled water or pitcher filters.


Better For the Planet
With the Zuvo Water Filtration System, you can make a difference by not adding to the more than 60 million plastic water bottles that end up in our landfills every day.


Visit www.zuvowater.com for more information.


Ray Brown has over two decades of experience in general management, merchandising, retail marketing, and global sourcing. During his tenure at Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Holdings, he oversaw profit and loss accountability, merchandising, sourcing, and held retail marketing responsibilities for home electronics, home entertainment, and home office products. As Vice President of Retail Marketing at Sears, he led a team that reversed eight consecutive quarters of sales declines.


As Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ray is responsible for distribution, marketing, sales, new product development and all aspects of product launches and has overseen the consistent year-to-year growth of Zuvo Water.


Prior to joining Zuvo Water, Ray was a partner with The Sightline Group, an executive consulting group, and helped launch products and services for over 20 companies in the Silicon Valley. Ray has a B.A. from DePaul University and an MBA from Benedictine University, and he no longer drinks bottled water.


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Related Web Site: www.zuvowater.com


Atossa Genetics, The Breast Health Company

January 1, 2013
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Dr. Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atossa Genetics, The Breast Health Company™ and joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention Channel. Dr. Quay has a total of 75 U.S. patents, 98 pending patent applications and is a named inventor on patents covering five pharmaceutical products that have been approved by the FDA.


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

  • What led you to dedicate yourself to your area of research and/or practice?
  • What new approaches to breast health is Atossa Genetics taking?
  • What treatments or interventions are available if Atossa testing identifies an elevated risk of breast cancer?
  • How does the cost for Atossa testing compare with mammograms and is it covered by insurance?
  • How do patients find a provider for Atossa testing?
  • What tip would you give to women to maintain their breast health?


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Dr. Quay has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Atossa Genetics, Inc.  since the Company was incorporated in April 2009. Atossa is focused on preventing breast cancer through the commercialization of patented, FDA-cleared diagnostic medical devices and patented, laboratory developed tests (LDT) that can detect precursors to breast cancer up to eight years before mammography, and through research and development that will permit it to commercialize treatments for pre-cancerous lesions.


Atossa Genetics, headquartered in Seattle, has developed and markets a hand held, FDA-cleared, clinically proven and peer-reviewed “Pap smear for the breast” for early detection of cancerous cells or pre-cancerous conditions non-invasively, in the physician’s office.  Atossa’s ForeCYTE Breast Health Test can provide vital early-detection of cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions years before they can be detected by other means and without risks of radiation, especially in women younger than 50.


Prior to his work at Atossa, Dr. Quay served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of MDRNA, Inc. from August 2000 to May 2008, and as its Chief Scientific Officer until November 30, 2008 (MDRNA, Inc. was formerly known as Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc. and is currently known as Marina Biotech, Inc.). From December 2008 to April 2009, Dr. Quay was involved in acquiring the Company's assets and preparing the Company's business plan. Dr. Quay is certified in Anatomic Pathology with the American Board of Pathology, completed both an internship and residency in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, is a former faculty member of the Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, and is a named inventor on 14 U.S. and foreign patents covering the MASCT System.


Dr. Quay oversaw the clinical testing and regulatory filing of the MASCT device with the FDA that led to its ultimate marketing clearance. Including the patents for the MASCT System, Dr. Quay has a total of 75 U.S. patents, 98 pending patent applications and is a named inventor on patents covering five pharmaceutical products that have been approved by the FDA. Dr. Quay received an M.D. in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Michigan Medical School. He also received his B.A. degree in biology, chemistry and mathematics from Western Michigan University in 1971. Dr. Quay is a member of the American Society of Investigative Pathology, the Association of Molecular Pathology, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening and the Association of Pathology Informatics.


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Related Web Site: www.atossagenetics.com


Founder of Yogasync TV, Al Hall

January 1, 2013
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Al Hall the Founder of Yogasync TV who is a long time yogi for nearly 15 years joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Fitness and Yoga Channels.


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

  • What's special about yoga and how does it help improve ones health?
  • Who's yoga for?
  • Where should a beginner get started with yoga?
  • How does yogasync compare a standard yoga DVD / video podcast etc.?
  • What about those with some experience in yoga, is Yogasync TV suitable for them?


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Al Hall is long time yogi, futurist, technology geek, crossed with a warrior of the possible and is the guy that in in early 2009 had the idea "lets build Yogasync". Three years later, after assembling the team to do it and 1000's of collective hours of work, now we have the platform that you are using today. Al's passions are beach volleyball, surfing, health, well-being, philosophy, teaching, creating new possibilities and of course technology. His work combines everything from directing, to camera operator, to video editor, quality control. He is an avid user of Yogasync and is excited about it's future, the teaching contained in it and its ability to empower people globally to a live a healthier, brighter & more peaceful life.


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Related Web Site: www.yogasync.tv