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Caregiving can be damaging to their own personal heath with Diane Walker of Griswold Home Care

Caregiving can be damaging to their own personal heath with Diane Walker of Griswold Home Care

September 7, 2013

Diane Walker, Vice President for Quality, Compliance and Outcomes at Griswold Home Care, a national non-medical home care referral company joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Channel. She discusses how caregiving can be damaging to the caregiver’s own personal heath.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Diane Walker discuss the following:

  • Caring for someone with dementia is perhaps one of the most challenging roles a spouse or family member can assume.  What makes this role so challenging?
  • Caregiving can be damaging to the caregiver’s own personal heath. What causes caregivers to develop poor health or chronic illness?
  • What are 5-6 important things caregivers can do to maintain their health?
  • What role do support groups have in helping caregivers to live healthier lives?
  • If a caregiver will allow it, how can respite care for their loved one be supportive? 

Duration: 14:04

Diane has been with Griswold Home Care since 2000. She is responsible for developing and monitoring franchisee compliance with the company’s quality standards.  She prepares Directors for licensure in regulated states including developing policies and procedures to comply with state regulations. Diane is a faculty member for Home Care Academy where new franchisees learn how to operate using the Griswold model.  She is the editor for CARINGTIMES©, a blog and website for family caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Diane received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Duke University and a Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  She is a John Dystel Nurse Fellow with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a Certified Senior Advisor®.  Prior to joining Griswold Home Care, Diane held progressive management positions in hospital, home care and hospice administration. She has extensive experience in building customer service programs gained as a management consultant with the Einstein Consulting Group. She held a faculty appointment at Ohio State University and adjunct faculty appointments at Trenton State, The College of New Jersey and Penn State University.

An avid gourmet cook and purple martin landlord, Diane lives at the New Jersey shore where surf fishing and boating fill her free time. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society and received the MS Leadership Award in 2002. Diane co-authored a book on personal renewal and has published several articles in nursing journals. She serves as a Griswold Cares Foundation board member, was a past President and officer of Springfield Rotary, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.


College students and students studying abroad benefit from a Medjet membership

College students and students studying abroad benefit from a Medjet membership

September 4, 2013


John Gobbels, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President and transport expert for MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program for travelers including college students once again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Information Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Gobbels discuss the following:

  • What is MedjetAssist and how does it differ from regular travel insurance? Is it a supplement to travel insurance?
  • Can all types of travelers benefit from a Medjet membership whether it be business or leisure travelers?
  • Without a Medjet membership, how much do travelers typically face in transport (costs on average) if they have a medical emergency while abroad and need to get home? What is the cost of an annual individual membership and an annual family membership?
  • What are some of the different types of membership options that Medjet offers?
  • With back to school season here, how can college students and students studying abroad benefit from a Medjet membership? Can you elaborate on what MedjetU is?

Duration: 9:40

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.



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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Dr. Luis Macias, specializes in Latino plastic surgery at Marina Plastic Surgery

Dr. Luis Macias, specializes in Latino plastic surgery at Marina Plastic Surgery

September 1, 2013

Dr. Luis Macias, a physician with Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Ray, California who is bi-lingual and specializes in Latino plastic surgery joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Luis Macias discuss the following:

  • Plastic surgery is hot hot hot in the Latino community.  What procedures are you being asked for most often?
  • Tell us more about the Brazilian Butt Lift.
  • I hear that rhinoplasty is also very common in the Hispanic community.  True?
  • Are there any differences between procedures for Latinos and other skin types?
  • What should patients look for when they are searching for a plastic surgeon?

Duration: 6:02

Dr. Luis H. Macias is a highly-trained plastic surgeon serving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, specializing in aesthetic and complex reconstructive plastic surgery. A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine alumni, Dr. Macias completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Closer to home, Dr. Macias underwent further training in cosmetic surgery in the USC-Marina Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Grant Stevens.

Unique Skills
Using his specialized microsurgical and aesthetic training, Dr. Macias provides Los Angeles plastic surgery patients exceptional technical skill in breast reconstruction following mastectomy and body contouring procedures such as Brazilian butt lifts, Cellulaze™ to treat cellulite, and Smartlipo™.

Dr. Macias is highly experienced in breast augmentation using gummy bear breast implants, laser breast surgery, power-assisted tumescent liposuction, and no-drain tummy tucks. He is also trained to perform the breakthrough NeoGraft® hair replacement procedure.

In addition to seeing patients at Marina Plastic Surgery, Dr. Macias continues to train chief residents in the University of Southern California Plastic Surgery Residency Program as well as cosmetic surgery fellows in the USC-Marina Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Fellowship. As is typical, Dr. Macias went above and beyond and in addition to his extensive formal training he traveled overseas to train with some of the leading plastic surgery innovators.

A Proud Veteran
Before pursuing his career in medicine, Dr. Macias served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He became an avionics technician for the F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet, reaching the rank of sergeant. He then used the G.I. bill to obtain his undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA.

Making a Difference
Patients looking for plastic surgeons in Los Angeles can consult with Dr. Macias and take comfort in his warm bedside manner. His compassion puts his patients at ease, while his exceptional surgical skills gain attention among colleagues. In addition, his bicultural-bilingual background makes it easier to communicate with, and relate to, patients who speak Spanish.

As a Marine, Dr. Macias knows what it means to be dedicated, disciplined, and passionate. He brings those same traits to his career in plastic surgery, where he is specializing in aesthetic surgery and reconstruction for cancer and trauma patients. His empathetic nature shines through whether his patients are undergoing a complex reconstructive procedure or have decided on breast implants or liposuction after struggling with low self-esteem because of their physical appearance.


The Heart of Self-Love with Heather Hans

The Heart of Self-Love with Heather Hans

September 1, 2013

Heather Hans, a mystical healer of loving energy for the heart, mind, body and soul and author of the book, "The Heart of Self-Love" joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship Advice Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Heather Hans discuss the following:

  • Your new book, The Heart of Self-Love, is partial memoir partial self-help guide.  What can readers expect to learn about you that will help them learn about themselves?
  • This book has been a labor of love for you.  What is the one thing you would most like readers to take with them after reading this book?
  • Your work, and your new book, are centered around love and each person’s need for it in their life.  What is the greatest barrier you perceive to people accepting love?
  • In your book you talk about the suffering that is created by a lack of love and how this lack of love become a poison.  What are some of the ways this poison is expressed in our daily lives?
  • There is a great deal of talk these days about balance; balanced meals, work/life balance, balance in relationships.  How does this goal of balance tie in with self-love and guiding our soul to its ultimate radiance?

Duration: 10:11

Heather, Channel of Love, uses Heather Hans TV in guiding with grace, compassion, warmth, heart energy and wisdom in order for you to experience those qualities in yourself, overcome your fear and suffering, and grow into your fullest potential. She is the only leader of love and relationship expert who brings expertise as a MSW, licensed social worker and psychotherapist, certified professional intuitive coach, law of attraction advanced practitioner, combined with a MBA and the goal achievement skills of a CPA to serve you in your path to becoming your fullest self.  She is connected to intuition and spirituality and combines this approach to serve you in fulfilling your birthright of health and wholeness, and the highest form of love and success possible.

In addition to her Internet TV station and private practice Heather, has managed a substance abuse prevention program for Boulder Valley School District, and was a college instructor with 10 years of experience in the business world, and provider of psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research.

Heather facilitates health and healing on all levels to create total wellbeing and led people to true love.  She uses her expertise in the mind-body-spirit connection to empower clients in resolving emotional conflicts and discover the importance of thoughts, feelings and actions in achieving their goals. 

Heather’s spiritual path is the cornerstone of her life and work. In over 15 years of diverse spiritual and religious study, she has been trained by the top mental health and spiritual leaders of the world.  With a connection to the Divine energy as a foundation, coupled with physical and mental health, her clients are led to healthy and satisfying love relationships with self, partner, community and a higher power.


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