ITelagen, assisting clients with meeting the Meaningful Use incentives

February 14, 2014


John O’Keefe, CEO of ITelagen, the “One-Stop Shop” for IT and EHR infrastructure, all for a flat monthly subscription fee once again joins eHealth Radio and the HealthCare and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John O’Keefe discuss the following:

  • With Meaningful Use being a hot topic with EHR Technology, how is ITelagen assisting clients with meeting the MU incentives?
  • How do your legacy IT Support services and your Hosting services fit in with your healthcare clients? 
  • Maybe some of our listeners can plan ahead to meet and speak with you. What tradeshows will you be attending this year?
  • What is on the horizon for ITelagen in 2014?

Duration: 9:11

As ITelagen’s founder and lead visionary, Mr. O'Keefe brings over 13 years of technology and help desk automation experience to the company. Mr. O’Keefe began his career as a technical analyst for one of New York’s leading technology groups. It was here that he provided strategic marketing advice to companies such as Novell, Intel and IBM, assisting them with new product offerings and positioning. In 1996, responding to his vision of help desk support automation, Mr. O'Keefe founded Fine Point Technologies where he served as CEO/CTO for 9 years and designed help desk automation systems for the world’s leading service providers including Verizon, Earthlink and Telmex. Mr. O’Keefe defied the dot-com odds and grew the company past the post dot-com era to a profitable organization with offices and customer’s worldwide.

Again in 2005, leveraging his expertise in help desk support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe exited Fine Point Technologies and founded ITelagen, a flat-rate IT service that leverages support automation to prevent problems before they can occur.

Having three patents-pending in various support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe has been featured on CNN, CNET and in numerous magazines and is recognized as an industry leader in help desk automation. Mr. O'Keefe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a New York State licensed EIT. He serves as the Chairman on ITelagen’s Board of Directors and an advisor to the Board of Fine Point Technologies, Inc.



SleepPhones, providing healthy sleep alternatives with Dr. Wei-Shin Lai

February 14, 2014

Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, inventor of SleepPhones and CEO of AcousticSheep, LLC, providing healthy sleep alternatives to consumers joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Wei-Shin Lai discuss the following:

  • Please tell us about your background and what led to your invention of SleepPhones.
  • How do SleepPhones work? And what’s the difference between the wireless and wired versions?
  • How do SleepPhones improve people’s lives?
  • How are SleepPhones better than other sleep aids?
  • Who can use SleepPhones?

Duration: 18:22

One night, after a 3 a.m. phone call from the emergency room, Dr. Wei-Shin Lai had so much trouble falling back to sleep that she decided she had to do something.

Her husband suggested she listen to relaxing music, which was a nice idea– but there were no headphones on the market comfortable enough to sleep in. They put their skills to work and designed the first SleepPhones, a comfortable, innovative headphone solution designed to help people fall asleep. Dr. Lai would come home after work to sew headbands while her husband soldered the speakers on the kitchen table. By 2007, they’d created a website and sold the first 500 set of SleepPhones.

Born in Taiwan, Dr. Lai came to the US when she was 7 years old while her father completed a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Tennessee. She grew up under the strict tutelage of a “tiger” mom, competing in piano, learning algebra in 5th grade, and leading numerous science clubs in high school. She went on to earn a B.S. with distinction in Cellular Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan with the intent of studying the Ebola virus. However, her thirst for adventure and travel was tamed when she realized that for her to be truly happy, she had to interact with people instead of staying holed up in a lab. She graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School and went into family medicine.

Dr. Lai loves being a mom and continues to work part-time at Penn State University's Student Health Center as the only Mandarin-speaking physician on staff. Her hobbies include swimming, hunting for wild mushrooms with the Central Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, archery, and gardening. She enjoys eating and cooking spicy international foods and is obsessed with eating healthfully, including at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day. She's one of those moms who hides vegetables in everything she cooks.

She sleeps 7-8 hours a night on average, and her favorite music on her SleepPhones is a hypnosis track by her friend, Dr. Steven Gurgevich who teaches at Dr. Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine.

Listeners or readers who would like to learn more about Dr. Wei-Shin Lai's SleepPhones, should visit the company's website:


Keeping your immune system strong with nutrition expert Brooke Alpert

February 12, 2014

Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., who is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Nutrition Channels. She is the founder of B Nutritious, and has written two books. She discusses the importance of keeping your immune system strong, especially this time of year.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Brooke Alpert discuss the following:

  • We are amidst a ferocious cold & flu season right now. What nutrition advice are you giving your clients to help keep their immune systems strong?
  • What are probiotics? 
  • How does a healthy digestive tract impact your immune system?
  • How can listeners get their daily recommended dose of probiotics?
  • What should we look for when choosing a pro-biotic supplement?

Duration: 6:49

Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author. She is the founder of B Nutritious (, and works with a variety of clients to meet nutritional goals that fit within their lifestyle. While focusing on meeting the demands of a busy schedule, Brooke teaches clients how to eat without feeling deprived. An individualized and tailored approach is taken with each client to create a customized eating lifestyle.

Brooke received her Master of Science at New York University and completed her training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in affiliation with NYU. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Greater New York Dietetic Association, Weight Management Group, Women’s Health Group, Integrative and Function Medicine Group as well as the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Group.

Her second book, The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great and Look Years Younger (Da Capo) came out in June 2013 and has been sold internationally. Her first book, Healthy Eating During Pregnancy (Kyle Books) was out in 2011.

Brooke is a former equestrian and tri-athlete. She resides in New York City with her husband and their daughter.


The common affliction of Pee-Shy with Dr. Frank Spinelli

February 12, 2014

Dr. Frank Spinelli is board certified in Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Phsyicians. He is also the author of Pee-Shy and joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health and Mental Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Frank Spinelli discuss the following:

  • Why did you write your book, Pee-Shy?
  • Can you explain why most victims don’t come forward sooner and when they do they’re usually an adult?
  • Being “pee-shy” is a common affliction, but having it chronically is no laughing matter. How seriously can it affect a person’s life, and what feelings does it cause when you’re struggling with it in a social situation?
  • If there is one misconception about child molestation you’d like to clear up what would that be?
  • Do you think oversexualizing children promotes child molestation?


Facts for parents regarding child molestation

1. Child molesters are often someone the child or the parents know. 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are molested by age 16. Stranger abduction occurs 1 in 1.5 million.

2. Talk to your children about their adult interactions with teachers, coaches, priests and neighbors.

3. Sexual predators often communicate with children on line posing as other children.

4. Monitor your child’s social media (Facebook, twitter), emails and texts.

5. Certain on line games allow your child to play with people they don’t know. Question your child about their on line activity. For example if they are being asked to send pictures or if they are being directed to chat rooms or websites.

What to do if you suspect a child is being molested.


  • T – TALK to your child. Ask them specific questions especially if you notice changes in their behavior (becoming withdrawn, bed wetting, decline in school performance).
  • A – Go to the AUTHORITIES. Child molestation is a crime. If you suspect your child is being molested speak with the police. Do not go to the principal, head coach or Monsignor.
  • T – THERAPY. Early professional psychological counseling will prevent years of shame, guilt and pain your child will experience.
  • L – LOVE your child. Let them know they did nothing wrong. Tell them it wasn't their fault and that you are there for them.

Duration: 11:09

Dr. Frank Spinelli is a licensed and board certified internist at Chelsea Village Medical in Manhattan. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at New York Medical College and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Spinelli is a board member of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center. He is the author of Advocate Guide to Gay Men’s Health and Wellness, published in 2008 by Alyson Books.

Dr. Spinelli appeared as himself on several episodes of Sesame Streethelping Murray define the Word on the Street. Currently, Dr. Spinelli appears monthly on Sirius Radio’s Morning Jolt, and co-hosted a two part show, Speak Out: Real Talk about AIDS on Sirius Radio. In 2012, he was featured in two documentaries, Positive Youth and the Emmy nominated, 30 Years from Here. His second book, a memoir entitled, PEE SHY was published by Kensington Books in January 2013. This spring Dr. Spinelli hosts, Dueling Doctors for Veria Living.


Dr. Lin Skincare, an acne clarifying system

February 11, 2014

Dr. Michael Lin, President of the Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute and the creator of Dr. Lin Skincare, an acne clarifying system that was developed by Dr. Lin in his own private practice in Beverly Hills joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Michael Lin discuss the following:

  • What is one of the most common forms of acne, and what kind of ingredients should we look for in over the counter products to treat it?
  • You mentioned you formulated your 2-step acne clarifying system, how do you treat and clear acne in just 2 steps?
  • Do at home remedies really work to shrink a breakout? 
  • Speaking of eggs and food, is it true that certain foods can affect your complexion?
  • When do you advise that people should treat their acne on their own, and when is it time to see a doctor?

Duration: 7:04

Having personally struggled with acne, Dr. Michael Lin has devoted his 16 years of practice to providing his patients with continuously clear skin.

Dr. Michael Lin received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Lin received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed his dermatology residency training and National Institutes of Health research fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lin returned to California and accepted the positions of Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Lin’s passion to not just treat acne, but clear it, led him to develop the clinically proven, Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Clarifying System out of his own dermatology office in Beverly Hills. He is a California licensed physician and a Board Certified member of the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a Diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Lin believes that everyone deserves to have clear, beautiful skin. In 2013, Dr. Lin introduced his retail skin care products developed from the same products he offered his patients in his dermatology practice. These products are available on-line and in-store at retailers including CVS, Walmart, and Bed Bath and Beyond.

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Tips for Couples Massages with Yasuko Kawamura

February 11, 2014

Yasuko Kawamura, author of “You Knead Me: 10 Easy Ways To Massage Your Partner” video book series helping couples massage joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Yasuko Kawamura discuss the following:

  • What is new since the last interview? Are you working on anything new these days?
  • Do you teach how to massage the entire body? Are there popular areas that couples request to learn how to massage?
  • When and how can people do Couples Massage?
  • What are some of the tips for Couples Massage?
  • Do you have some videos that the listeners can see online?

Duration: 7:15

Yasuko Kawamura is a National Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki practitioner, and author of “You Knead Me: 10 Easy Ways To Massage Your Partner” video book series based in Orange County, California.

Seeing a need to show people how to connect with their partners through caring touch, Kawamura added classes for couples to her massage practice. By showing couples how to effectively massage each other in a non-sexual manner, she promotes physical and emotional intimacy, improved communication, and, of course, love between the couple.


Alere Accountable Care Solutions is helping improve healthcare delivery

February 10, 2014

Sumit Nagpal, CEO of Alere Accountable Care Solutions (ACS) a provider of  healthcare information technology and services to help healthcare organizations share patient information accurately and securely to improve healthcare outcomes joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sumit Nagpal discuss the following:

  • Could you describe the services provided by Alere and Alere Connected Health and how these services help improve healthcare delivery?
  • How is Alere Connected Health  affected by Obama Care?
  • Tell us about some of your clients (like Virtua, Whittier, and Leeds in the UK) What kind of problems are you helping them to solve?
  • What do you see as some of the major Healthcare and Healthcare IT challenges for 2014?
  • Where do you think healthcare IT will be in a year from now?

Duration: 11:54

Sumit K. Nagpal is the President & CEO of Alere Accountable Care Solutions, previously Wellogic, a market leader in providing clinical software solutions that connect healthcare information and workflows across the continuum of care. Under his direction, Wellogic delivered high-profile successes to clients and partners ranging from world-renowned hospitals to the industry’s largest healthcare IT companies.

Mr. Nagpal’s professional background includes more than 20 years of experience in software design, engineering, management, and executive leadership in healthcare information systems. He is a passionate advocate for the centrality of the provider-patient relationship and improved communication for enhanced healthcare outcomes.

Sumit Nagpal is a frequent speaker on health information technology, patient-centered community-based infrastructures, user experience, design, security, and privacy at conferences around the world.


What can be done to avoid burnout with Dr. Heather Clark

February 8, 2014

Dr. Heather Clark, PharmD, is an author, speaker, functional medicine specialist and CEO of Vibrant that helps people reclaim their lives from burnout and adrenal fatigue using unique and comprehensive system to reverse burnout joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management and General Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Heather Clark discuss the following:

  • What is burnout?
  • Everyone has stress, but not everyone has burnout.  Why?
  • What can be done to avoid burnout?
  • What happens if you're already burned out?  Will the same strategies work?
  • What are some strategies people with burnout can start with?

Duration: 11:09

Dr. Heather Clark, PharmD attended the University of Iowa on a National Merit Scholarship, and completed her doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) there in 1997.

Dr Clark’s post-doctoral training was at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center, where she completed her (optional) pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in primary care. She spent her residency rotating through different areas such as primary care (seeing clients in clinic as the primary provider), internal medicine (hospitalized patients), geriatrics, and more.

After her residency, Dr. Clark practiced in many different areas of pharmacy, such as community, long term care, hospital, consultant, and clinical.

She is co-author of “Getting Well: Mind, Body & Spirit” and “Breaking The Barriers: A Woman's Toolkit For Success” and writes about stress and burnout at in her blog at  Dr. Clark enjoys sharing her message with groups large and small through keynote addresses and breakout groups.

After becoming ill with adrenal fatigue, she obtained additional training in functional medicine. Upon her return to vibrant health, she is living her commitment to help others who are suffering from burnout and adrenal fatigue.

Her office is located at 8500 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. She serves clients all over the world; so you don’t need to live in the area to take advantage of her services. |

Managing your weight, espeically during menopause with LeAnne C. Skinner

February 8, 2014

LeAnne C. Skinner who has been in private practice for the past 35 years as a registered dietitian nutritionist who contributes to the Changing Ways program by Estroven joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health, Nutrition and Weight Management Channels. She disusses how to manage your weight, especially during menopause and more.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest LeAnne C. Skinner discuss the following:

  • Why is it that women often face greater weight management challenges during menopause?
  • Can you provide some simple diet tips that you tell your clients to help manage their weight during menopause?
  • Tell us a little more about your contribution to the “Changing Ways” program.
  • What are some small but important changes that women can make in their daily routine to help diminish their menopause symptoms?
  • What other everyday tips do you have that can help our listeners manage their weight—especially during menopause?

Duration: 7:04

LeAnne C. Skinner, RD, LD has been in private practice for the past 35 years as a registered dietitian nutritionist for individuals, corporations, professional athletes, local celebrities, restaurant chains, the State of Texas and medical institutions. Her Texas-based company, Austin Nutrition Consultants, offers individualized counseling, corporate wellness programs, medical nutrition therapy, recipe and menu development, sports and fitness counseling, and qualified nutritional speakers.

Skinner is nationally recognized as a leader in the entrepreneuriafield of dietetics, having served as a national and state officer, founding member of the entrepreneurial dietetics group and a national mentor. In the private sector, she works with OBGYNs and their many patients, and often recommends natural supplements, including Estroven, to her clients. Skinner cites menopause and its associated weight change as a common complaint on which she routinely counsels her patients.


Ken Simpson Creates Skin 2 Skin Care to Heal His Own Skin

February 5, 2014

Ken Simpson the CEO and Chief Formulator for Skin 2 Skin Care joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care Channel. Ken is an antiaging skin care expert and formulator developing products for some of the most well known spas and retailers to heal his own skin.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Ken Simpson discuss the following:

  • Why did you have to create your own product to heal your own skin?
  • What is a feel good product? and how do you know if your product is just a feel good?
  • So what should be in a healthy effective product?
  • I keep hearing about peptides what are they?
  • You don’t use any Glycolic Acids in your products. Why?
  • Does your skin affect you health & if so - in what way or ways?
  • How often should you use Skin 2 Skin Care products?

Special Note: Ken is being nominated for the prestige’s 2014 Health Actives Award for Best Keep Secret. If you like to endorse him for this award go to - CLICK on Health Actives Awards at the top.

Duration: 10:39

Skin 2 Skin Care Founder, Chief Formulator and CEO Ken Simpson developed the first product Aging Intervention out of necessity to heal his own skin after intense radiation treatments for a brain tumor. He was told by his doctors that the left side of his face would be scarred for life. Being a leading skin expert in antiaging and products Ken took his years of experience and vast knowledge of formulating anti-aging skin care products for major Resort Spas, Med Spas, and Doctors to heal his own skin.  Once he discovered the impact of his first healthy and Smart Anti-Aging™ product Aging Intervention, he wanted to share with the world the multiple healing and age controlling benefits of Skin 2 Skin™ Care.

Skin 2 Skin™ Care a Toxic and Carcinogen Free Natural, Healthy, and Effective Multi-Peptide at maximum concentrations up to 32% we call Smart Anti-Aging™. Skin 2 Skin™ Care is formulated with 25% more actives than other professional lines for maximum multiple results and healthy younger functioning skin.

Skin 2 Skin™ Care Smart Anti-Aging™ is unlike other products. Skin 2 Skin™ Care works with the skin / body naturally improving the overall function, cell life, health of the skin for a healthy enriched younger skin. With Multiple Peptides up to 32% concentrations, Multi Vitamins, Fatty Acids like omega 6, Super and Regenerating Anti-Oxidants, and 20 Botanicals working in harmony with the body triggering healthy cellular change and maximum activity, keeping the barrier and epidermis healthy, improving cell life, repairing and preventing sun damage, reversing and controlling the appearance of age related skin damage, improving collagen and hyaluronic acid, texture, and elasticity for Healthy Younger Functioning and Age Defying Skin. Skin 2 Skin™ Care is for all skin types, ethnicity, women, men and teens.

The latest spa and national retail research indicate that customers demand natural, healthy, safe, renewable, safe, effective, multi-purpose and beneficial anti-aging skin care product. They want visible results that favor products with high concentrations of peptides, vitamins, butters, oils and extracts that changes their skin and skin texture within days. Skin 2 Skin Care has developed exactly that and exceeds their expectations with the first application they see and feel the difference, which we call “Smart Anti-Aging™”. For all Skin Types, Ethnicity, Women, Men and Teens the only single skin care line that is formulated for the entire family and age groups.

Skin 2 Skin™ Care has received multiple national beauty awards, receiving our first award from Natural Health magazine judging was done by 6 well known NYC Doctors 4 months after our launch and hundreds or acclamations including; Allure, Elle, Maxim, Shape, NewBeauty, Essence, and Organic Spa Magazine for the 4 year selected Skin 2 Skin™ Care “As One of the Best Natural Skin Care Product in the Market”.

Skin 2 Skin™ Care is PETA Certified Vegan and Cruelty Free AND formulated without toxins, known carcinogens, synthetic, fragrance, dyes, and parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, soft plastics, acids, paraffin, animal ingredients, phthalates, sulfates, formaldehyde, and PABA. Skin 2 Skin Care is made in the USA with Sustainable Ingredients and Recyclable Containers for a better environment.