, an online network and communications portal for the nursing profession

December 14, 2013

Tim Armes, CEO and founder of, an online network and communications portal for the nursing profession joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Tim Armes discuss the following:

  • Tell us about Nurses Lounge – how did it get started?
  • What makes this site different than LinkedIn?
  • Who can post and access NursesLounge?
  • What are some of the schools using nurses lounge and how do they use it?
  • Why is this the best answer for nursing schools and associations that already have websites?
  • Tell us about job opportunities on nurses lounge – I know a lot of nurses are looking for work.
  • What a tip you can give nurses who might be interested in using the site – how easy is it to use?

Duration: 16:37

At the beginning of 2003 in Dallas, Timothy Armes, the founder and CEO of leading job board, took over the nursing internet portal and nursing job board  In 2009, was re-launched as the first Professional Network for Nurses and designed to provide organizations such as schools, associations and employers a more efficient way to communicate important information to nursing professionals such as news, meetings and CEs on a timely basis.

The mission of Nurses Lounge is to aggregate the nursing profession in a modern online communications network thereby dramatically improving the ability for nurses to stay professionally informed and connected to the organizations and colleagues that matter to their careers.

To accomplish this mission, Nurses Lounge designed and developed a modern, simple to use professional networking platform created to facilitate career development, education, nursing staff management and professional best practices.

Nursing schools, associations, hospitals/clinics and related industry organizations can create a branded interactive "Lounge" as an adjunct to their core websites.  This allows the instant distribution of information to their students/employees/members with a few clicks. They can also post ads ranging from banners to job listings.

Individual members (nurses and nursing students) create a professional profile page, receive, share and interact with nursing-related news and connect with colleagues and organizations important to their careers.

The Network evolved from Nurses Lounge Magazine, a localized direct mail publication which was published from 2003 - 2011.

Today there are more than three million nurses in the U.S. and Canada, and thousands of hospitals/medical clinics, nursing schools and nursing associations that can benefit as members of the Nurses Lounge. As of November 2013, has relationships with more than 150 nursing schools, associations and employers, and more than 12,000 individual members.


Commit To Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss with Laura Dion-Jones

December 14, 2013

Laura Dion-Jones, author of Commit To Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Laura Dion-Jones discuss the following:

  • Your brand new book, Commit To Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss - launches any day now! Tell us about it...
  • What was your goal in writing Commit To Get Fit?
  • We hear you have a Warning printed right on the front cover of your book that says: Warning: This Is NOT Your Typical Diet & Fitness Book! Tell us about that!
  • What other kinds of things do you help motivate and inspire people to do?
  • Tell us how you help folks with your 90-minute introduction to your Commit To Get Fit seminar and your follow-up 6 and 12-week support seminar series. And also your private coaching...
  • What was the final straw that led you to turn your life around the way you have -- losing 150 pounds and keeping it off 10 years later?
  • What, in your opinion, is the biggest cause of our country’s obesity epidemic?>

Duration: 15:50

Laura Dion-Jones is a Pro-Health Activist, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach (CCWC), Certified Wellness Coach (CWC), TV & Radio Show Host, motivational weight loss and lifestyle advice writer, speaker and published author of Commit To Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss.

Laura also specializes in all things motivational and to improve the human potential like developing discipline and a positive mindset, how to overcome adversity, as well as fashion, fitness, beauty, and advice about related women's and men's issues on improved personal appearance and increased self-esteem. In essence, everything else that it takes to find the secret to your own true and everlasting weight loss . . . and be strong.

Laura also helps you find the diet that’s right for you, develop the daily cardio discipline and achieve lifelong wellness success.

Laura writes human interest-human nature, travel and canine articles as well as screenplays, essays, short stories, and of course, motivational articles. She teaches, inspires and motivates from the heart -- based on real-life experience. After living a lifetime of chronic obesity, she lost 150 pounds in 2-1/2 years by smart healthy eating and a commitment to daily cardio. Almost ten years later -- she’s kept all the weight off.

Today Laura is waging her own private war on our nation’s escalating obesity epidemic. She speaks to community groups, church groups, associations, health and wellness organizations and businesses. She also coaches individuals struggling with weight issues who want to achieve and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Commit To Get Fit is Laura’s series of accountability-based weight loss management and fitness programs, motivational seminars and custom-tailored wellness programs -- a no-nonsense, comprehensive means to a fit and healthy lifestyle for individuals, organizations or corporate workplaces.


The current day modern facelift with reconstructive surgeon Dr. Miguel Delgado Jr.

December 13, 2013

Dr. Miguel Delgado Jr. a highly-regarded plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Dr. Delgado is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Plastic Surgery, the most exclusive and respected plastic surgery organization in the world.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Miguel Delgado Jr. discuss the following:

  • What is a complete facelift procedure?
  • What is the current day modern facelift?
  • How does facial volume relate to aging?
  • What is the recovery from a facelift?
  • How does one choose a facelift surgeon?

Duration: 20:04

As a highly-regarded plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area, Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., M.D. is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Plastic Surgery, the most exclusive and respected plastic surgery organization in the world.

Dr. Delgado graduated, with honors, from the University of California San Francisco in 1982 followed by his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  Johns Hopkins is recognized at the preeminent teaching hospital in the United States as it has trained more surgical chairmen than any other hospital.  Stony Brook University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY provided Dr. Delgado with his plastic surgery residency.  This extensive training provided Dr. Delgado with exceptional experience in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Upon completion of surgical training, Dr. Delgado opened is private practice in the San Francisco Bay area, specifically the beautiful town of Novato in Marin County.  In 1994, Dr. Delgado proudly opened his second office located in the heart of San Francisco, Union Square.  With the desire to create the best possible surgical experience for his patients, Dr. Delgado opened Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center, adjacent to his office in Novato.  This Surgery Center is a fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility with staff that supports Dr. Delgado’s extraordinary level of care.  Since 1988, Dr. Delgado has successfully completed thousands of surgeries with aesthetic plastic surgery as his primary focus. Procedures routinely performed by Dr. Delgado are facelifts, mommy makeovers, breast procedures, tummy tucks and gynecomastia reduction surgery. 

Beautiful results with very pleased patients have been the foundation of Dr. Delgado’s extraordinary reputation.  Dr. Delgado and his surgical team have been filmed for educational programs by BBC, Discovery Australia, Fox News as well as numerous other productions in the US.  Women and men come from all over the United States and beyond our borders to have procedures performed by Dr. Delgado.

Volunteering for mission work has been very rewarding for Dr. Delgado.  Most recently, he repaired cleft palates on Guatemalan children; the volunteers, families, community and organization involved created a very successful surgical experience for all involved.  This occurrence has motivated Dr. Delgado to seek more volunteer opportunities that will treat children born with debilitating defects. 

Because there are so many options for patients today, Dr. Delgado is very motivated to keep his plastic surgery practice at the forefront in terms of procedures, techniques and options for his patients.  Nothing brings greater satisfaction to Dr. Delgado and his team than happy patients.  They all take great pride in their work and are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care and results.

Dr. Delgado resides in Marin County with his wife, children and five dogs.  In his free time, Dr. Delgado enjoys playing golf with his family, entertaining friends and finding time for a great glass of wine.


healthPERX, an innovative health savings program that features telemedicine

December 12, 2013

Jeff Marks, CEO at healthPERX, an innovative health savings program that features telemedicine as its core benefit and many other discounts on dental, vision, health advocacy, telephonic counseling, travel assistance, fitness and others joins eHealth Radio and the Telemedicine and Healthcare Channels. The program is available in all 50 states.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jeff Marks discuss the following:

  • What is healthPERX?
  • What is telemedicine?
  • How can it benefit businesses and employees? 
  • Where do you see telemedicine in the next five years? How will it factor into our health routine?
  • Why healthPERX & what makes it different than others?

Duration: 13:39

Jeff Marks is the founder and CEO of healthPERX, an innovative health savings program that features telemedicine as its core benefit and many other discounts on dental, vision, health advocacy, telephonic counseling, travel assistance, fitness and others. The program is available in all 50 states.

Marks has extensive knowledge in the health and wellness industries with 30 years of experience developing new healthcare strategies to reduce medical costs. After completing his undergraduate work at Emory University and graduate school at Tulane in the School of Public Health and Hospital Administration, he spent 30 years working with fitness centers, corporations, insurance companies and Governors’ Councils developing new strategies to promote wellness and manage health care costs through a variety of approaches.


ActiPatch, a musculoskeletal pain reliever

December 12, 2013

Dr. Christine Dumas, public affairs spokesperson and patient advocate for BioElectronics Corporation, the maker of ActiPatch, which reduces musculoskeletal pain in different areas of the body joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Christine Dumas discuss the following:

  • What is ActiPatch and how does it work?
  • What type of pain is ActiPatch used for?
  • Who can benefit from using ActiPatch?
  • How long does ActiPatch relieve pain?
  • How will this product help people who experience chronic muscle pain?

Duration: 7:28

Dr. Christine Dumas is an experienced lifestyle and health reporter and author. Dumas and her stories have been featured on The Today Show, Weekend Edition Today, The View, and more. She is currently the public affairs spokesperson and patient advocate for BioElectronics Corporation, the maker of ActiPatch, a musculoskeletal pain reliever.
Dumas appears regularly on Weekend Live on Fox News Channel as a medical reporter, and she is regularly featured on the Sirius Stars Network. She covers and comments on a wide range of issues in medicine and lifestyle.
Dumas authored Special Treatment: How to Get the Same High-Quality Health Care Your Doctor Gets, a healthcare guide for the average American household, which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine as one of the must-have books of the year in 2005. The Weight is Over, her second book, provided answers to simple lifestyle and health battles people fight.
As an experienced reporter, she has a leading-edge perspective on the healthcare industry. She was the keynote speaker for the Speaking of Women’s Health National Tour and served as a national spokesperson and strategic planning consultant for the American Medical Association’s Women’s Health Campaign and the National Tobacco-Free Steering Committee for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

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Myths and Reality, Reflections of a Physician with Dr. Morton Tavel

December 7, 2013

Dr. Morton Tavel, a physician specialist in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and author of "Snake Oil is Alive and Well, The Clash between Myths and Reality--Reflections of a Physician" again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

This book blends psychological and medical views that include how myths are formed, information about diets, exercise, proper nutrition, vitamin supplements, how to avoid frauds and rip-offs, and many other subjects of general interest.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Morton Tavel discuss the following:

  • For those that missed our last interview, tell us a bit about yourself: Background, profession, current activities, and especially what prompted you to write your present book for the general public related primarily to health matters.
  • What do we need to know about the genetic modification of foods?
  • What about "organic" foods? What are they and are they safer or more nutritious than conventional foods?
  • What is meant by "antioxidants"? 
  • What is the current thinking about red meat? Should we be concerned about our intake?

Duration: 16:45

Dr. Morton Tavel is a lifelong native of Indianapolis, having received both college and medical degrees at Indiana University. After completing his undergraduate studies, he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to the honorary scholastic society of Phi Beta Kappa. Upon completion of his medical training, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha for scholastic achievement in this field. His post-graduate specialized training included stints in Philadelphia and Salt Lake City. After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two years in Germany, he returned to Indianapolis to complete has training and to begin medical practice.

Dr. Tavel is a physician specialist in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. In addition to managing patients for many years, he holds a teaching position (Clinical Professor) at Indiana University School of Medicine and regularly teaches medical students, house staff physicians, and other medical personnel. In addition, he has presented numerous speeches and lectures before national and international audiences that include peers as well as the general public. He is actively engaged in medical research and has authored over 100 research publications, editorials and book reviews that have appeared in peer-reviewed national medical journals. He is currently the director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, and consulting cardiologist for St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Dr. Tavel had previously authored a book on cardiology that persisted through four editions over a period of approximately twenty years. This book was placed on the recommended list by the major U.S. internal medical organization (American College of Physicians) for inclusion in the personal libraries of all those practicing internal medicine. Dr. Tavel has also been a contributor to several other multi-authored textbooks. Having served on editorial boards of four major national medical journals, he has provided numerous critical reviews of manuscripts submitted to many journals for possible publication. He has also served as research director at a large metropolitan teaching hospital (Methodist Hospital), located in Indianapolis. His civic activities include, among others, having been past president of the local and state divisions of the American Heart Association, during which time he made numerous television and radio appearances on behalf of this organization. Many years ago, he was one of first to advocate restricting or eliminating smoking from public areas. Unfortunately, and much to his dismay, these efforts were unsuccessful until the present era.

At present, Dr. Tavel is collaborating with a commercial enterprise in the development of a radically new stethoscope design that utilizes wireless computer and cell phone technology to record and transmit heart sounds and provide a platform for instruction of students.

All these activities do not prevent Dr. Tavel from engaging in an active personal life that includes travel with an educational focus, hiking, cycling, racquet sports, golf and fishing. Since he is a strong advocate of regular aerobic exercise, he has followed his own prescription in his endeavors for many years, activities that he hopes have provided motivation to both his patients as well as his trainees. He continues to reside in the Indianapolis area with his caring and supportive wife, Betty.


Jason Schneidman, Dove Men+Care Hair expert and “The Men’s Groomer”

December 6, 2013

Jason Schneidman, Dove Men+Care Hair expert and “The Men’s Groomer” for leading men like Hugh Jackman and Bruno Mars joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jason Schneidman discuss the following:

  • Tell us a bit about your work with Dove Men+Care Hair and as “The Men’s Groomer” of Hollywood.
  • How can men improve their hair health? Any tips/tricks?
  • What are key watch outs for men’s hair?
  • What are your favorite hairstyles for guys? What do you recommend for different hair textures, face shapes, etc?
  • What is your #1 tip to maintain hair health for guys?

Duration: 5:59

Jason Schneidman is excited to be working with Dove Men+Care as an expert authority on their new hair care range of products for guys. He is “The Men’s Groomer” to many of Hollywood’s top actors and works as a men’s stylist at the Chris McMillan salon in Beverly Hills. He is known for his slick styling and sharp grooming on the red carpet, press events, ad campaigns, and editorial work.


Weight Loss is a Mental Game with Maaria Mozaffar

December 5, 2013

Maaria Mozaffar, founder of the Skinless Project joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management Channel. Maaria lost over 50 pounds in 7 months naturally after the birth of her twins and talks about how weight loss is a mental game and much more.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Maaria Mozaffar discuss the following:

  • One of your two blogs we’re discussing here. The title is poignant but also throughout provoking “Somalian mothers lose their children but we feed ours twinkies.” Maaria, that’s a bold statement about obesity and starvation around the world. With Thanksgiving this week, what are you thoughts about childhood obesity?
  • Why do you think its so important to teach your children about eating healthy from a young age?
  • You recently lost over 50 pounds. Have you been able to keep it off? What do you recommend to our listeners who can’t resist temptation during the holidays?
  • Your second blog “Journey of A Triathlete, Are You a Super Hero in Hiding,” talks about how you stepped out of your box and trained for a triathlon. Where did the inspiration come from to do this? How did you do it?
  • What sort of advice would you offer our listeners who are trying to shift into a living a healthier lifestyle?

Duration: 16:49

Maaria Mozaffar is a wife, mother and lawyer and most importantly founder of the Skinless Project. Maaria lost over 50 pounds in 7 months naturally after the birth of her twins. She focused on eating clean, staying active but most of all staying positive. Maaria says weight loss is a mental game and the he most important attribute of weight loss is the positive space you are in. The second is recognizing how foods play a role in your positive space and your relationship with food.


Nephrology, a branch of medical science that deals with diseases of the kidneys with Dr. Marc Weinberg

December 2, 2013

Dr. Marc Weinberg who is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology (branch of medical science that deals with diseases of the kidneys) joins eHealth Radio and the Kidney Health Channel. He is also Clinical Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University Division of Biology and Medicine.

This episode is brought The Expert Institute where you can connect with a local expert within 24 hours by simply visiting


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Marc Weinberg discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us about your background, your education and how you decided to enter the field of Nephrology?
  • What is a typical work day like for you?
  • How have some of the common procedures in the field of nephrology evolved since you first became a doctor?
  • Can you discuss any cutting edge techniques that are surfacing?

Duration: 25:34

Dr. Weinberg holds an M.D. degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He was an intern in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, completed a residency in Internal Medicine in the Tufts- New England Medical Center, and a fellowship in Nephrology at Boston University Medical Center.

Dr. Weinberg is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

After serving a career in academic medicine and research in the basic sciences, he was founder of Hypertension & Nephrology, Inc., where he was managing partner since 1986.  He served as Chief Clinical Operating Officer and national Director of Clinical Research for DSI Renal, Inc.

He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University Division of Biology and Medicine.

Dr. Weinberg is an expert in the Kallikrein-Kininogen-Kinin System which plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure and tissue blood flow, salt and water balance, and atherosclerosis.  Dr. Weinberg was the first investigator to publish the use of supramaximal doses of new antihypertensive agents (Angiotensin Receptor Blockers) to reduce proteinuria, as a treatment to preserve kidney function in subjects with protein leakage in the kidney.  His theories have been confirmed internationally by Multicenter prospective trials in the USA and Canada, as well as investigations in Eastern, Western Europe and Japan.

He has lectured internationally in countries such as India, Japan, and Israel, throughout Eastern and Western Europe, and North America.  He serves as Chief of Nephrology at the Roger Williams Medical Center, a Boston University Affiliated Hospital, in Providence, RI.  For nearly fifteen years, he served on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the PPAC Committee most recently until his retirement in May, 2006.  He is a past president of the American Heart Association, Rhode Island Affiliate, and of the National Kidney Foundation, Rhode Island affiliate. Dr Weinberg is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology and American Heart Association.

As Principal Investigator of numerous clinical trials for drugs related to the treatment of Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, Renal bone disease and anemia, he has almost 100 publications. In 2004, Dr. Weinberg was Inducted into the Collegium and Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the Boston University College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Weinberg developed a Vascular Biology Disease Prevention Program focusing on Reduction of Urinary Proteinuria and Regression of Aortic Aneurysms using maximal blockade of the Renin Angiotensin System with supramaximal doses of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers.

Furthermore, he is Chief of a Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Prevention Method as a novel technique to thwart vascular end organ diseases utilizing investigation of genetics, inflammatory plasma mediators, lipid electrophoresis for particle size and density analysis, and insulin resistance.  His therapeutic modalities span innovative applications of combination pharmacologic and pulse electromagnetic therapies.

Lastly, because of his interest and commitment in the research and development of biochemical and immunological systems which play a role in regulation of blood pressure, vascular inflammation, peripheral vascular and kidney diseases, he joined CellHealth Institute (also Life Sciences Institute) of Montclair, New Jersey and Costa Rica as a Clinical Support Officer. The focus of this start up Biotechnology company is to develop optimal practices in Anti-Aging Medicine and Age Management solutions for physicians. Aging and regenerative medicine is a logical progression of Dr Weinberg’s vascular disease prevention program, adding bio technology for Improving DNA repair, decreasing DNA damage and utilizing stem cell therapy for chronic diseases.


DigitalOne Reports, delivering a single point of access to all healthcare documents

December 1, 2013

Steve Howard, the Director of Sales and Marketing for DigitalOne Reports providing a unique set of low cost and easy to implement tools to connect radiology with the referring physician for delivering results and images, receiving orders and minimizing internal IT cost joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Steve Howard discuss the following:

  • I understand DigitalOne has been in radiology for a long time.  Can you tell the audience a little about DigitalOne?
  • You mentioned connectivity and your company tag line is “Connectivity is Opportunity”, what does that mean for your prospective clients?
  • What are the challenges your clients face that DigitalOne addresses?
  • You had mentioned to me your company engages in significant conversations with imaging centers every day. Is there one thing that is common in all of your discussions?
  • What does a typical client look like for DigitalOne?

Tip: Imaging centers need to realize that healthcare reform is here to stay and the impact of electronic medical records on their business will continue.  In addition, RIS/PACS systems will not be the “holy grail” of an IT solution that meets all of their needs.  However, the opportunity is now.  Take advantage of the ways in which they can secure existing referrals as well as grow new referral sources with low cost incremental steps that generate long-term ROI.  Reimbursements are not the only element of their business under siege; a combination of cost cutting defensive measures combined with protecting as well as increasing referrals only makes sense.

Duration: 10:13

DigitalOne was started by a group of talented individuals experienced in the development of radiology information systems and healthcare workflow process affecting radiology, maternal fetal medicine, general medicine and community hospitals.

Formed in 2001 as a medical document solutions company, DigitalOne quickly became known as a multi-faceted solution provider delivering a single point of access to all documents.  Hospitals, clinics, physicians and municipalities counted on DigitalOne to manage faxes, scanned paper documents, emails and other critical documents made available via print capture and electronic files.

By 2004 DigitalOne was delivering critical document management solutions to radiologist and imaging centers. This came as a direct result of the DigitalOne’s management teams experience developing radiology information systems. DigitalOne’s reputation grew quickly as a reliable source for seamless integration between disparate information systems and that experience led to its position today as a leading solution provider for the integration between RIS and EMR systems.

Today DigitalOne offers a suite of tools used for EMR integration, Results delivery with PACS integration, Orders receipt and management from referring physicians, Critical alert and document management, Patient Portal and Mobile access.