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Gumbo Gang on Boogie Bayou, addressing the child obesity and diabetes epidemic

Gumbo Gang on Boogie Bayou, addressing the child obesity and diabetes epidemic

March 9, 2014

John Haynes, the Creator and Executive Producer behind Gumbo Gang on Boogie Bayou, a transmedia platform for children and their families created to address the obesity and diabetes epidemic by educating them about the positive outcomes of diet and exercise on one’s health joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Nutrition and Weight Management Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest John Haynes discuss the following:

  • Tell us more about the Gumbo Gang and your role there.
  • How did you become so involved and passionate in this battle against childhood obesity and diabetes?
  • Several studies have found a correlation between the time spent viewing television and increased prevalence of obesity in children. Can visual media, particularly television, do more to promote healthy behavior to its viewers?
  • Can you tell us more about the resources on your website that are available to families? 
  • Tell us about the very family-friendly Gumbo Gang cookbook -- “What’s Cooking in Grandma’s Kitchen”?

Duration: 10:02

John Haynes (and wife Joanna) are the creators of The Gumbo Gang, a transmedia experience aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Award winning producers, Joanna and John Darling Haynes are producing several documentary, television and motion picture projects.

The team founded Wish Picture Shows and Planet Pigskin Worldwide while also partnering in a fine art career showing John's work in galleries around the country. The Haynes' have infused John's whimsical painting style and use of bold color into The Gumbo Gang project to inspire the creative style, look and feel of the project.

John and Joanna reside in St. Gabriel, Louisiana with their two boys Blue and Jackson, pet chickens and three canine daughters Allie, Sugar and Beignet.

Allie was the inspiration behind The Gumbo Gang's hero dog Tee-Gumbo and the Matriarch dog in the Haynes' golden retriever kennel Sugar Farms.

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Twitter: @dothegumbo

What are our feet are telling us with Dr. Paul Kinsinger

What are our feet are telling us with Dr. Paul Kinsinger

March 8, 2014


Dr. Paul Kinsinger, a Board Certified Family Physician and inventor of Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste who practices at llini Family Medicine in Washington, Illinois joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and News Channels. Dr. Kinsinger discusses how to gauge our wellbeing and understand exactly what our feet are telling us.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest discuss Dr. Paul Kinsinger the following:

  • When it comes to our health, our feet are usually the last thing on our mind. What are some trouble signs we should look out for?
  • A lot of people tend to ignore these types of symptoms. If unattended, can these lead to serious problems down the road?
  • Why is foot fungus so common and what can we do ourselves to treat something like this?
  • Can our feet tell us anything positive about our health?

Duration: 7:10

Paul Kinsinger, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing at Illini Family Medicine in Washington, IL, and the mastermind behind Dr. Paul’s Piggy Paste, a product that revolutionizes the age-old problem of unsightly toenails caused by toenail fungus.

Kinsinger developed the idea for Piggy Paste to meet demands from patients who came to him with questions regarding embarrassing and unsightly toenails, a problem that affects one in ten Americans. He knew from medical school that you could soak your toenails in white vinegar and water to improve the appearance of toenails affected by toenail fungus, so he took it upon himself to develop a more efficient alternative to this home remedy. Kinsinger worked with a local compounding pharmacist to develop a product that contains acetic acid (vinegar) and thymol in an easy-to-use gel. With once-a-day applications of Piggy Paste, people could cut time and cleanup from the traditional vinegar toenail regimen – a huge advantage for today’s busy world.

After seeing successful results in improving the toenail appearance due to toenail fungus in his own practice, Kinsinger decided to sell Piggy Paste to local stores in the Peoria area in early 2010. He was the runner up in 2010 for the Innovation Illinois Business Award.

Walgreens put Piggy Paste in over 250 stores in the St. Louis and central Missouri and central Illinois area stores in April 2011. Based on the success of the product selling there, Walgreens gave the thumbs up to put Piggy Paste in over 7,500 of their stores across the U.S. in October 2011.

Kinsinger, an Illinois native, received his degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-founded the family medical practice with his brother, Lee Kinsinger, M.D. in 1991. His practice ranges from seeing patients in his clinic to being co-medical director of the Hospice program at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. When he’s not working, Kinsinger enjoys spending time with his family as well as golf, tennis and basketball.


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Pregnancy, just talk about it by the Campaign

Pregnancy, just talk about it by the Campaign

March 5, 2014


Greta Klingler, the Director of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which is behind the campaign, which aims to normalize the conversation around reproductive health for young adults in Colorado joins eHealth Radio and the Sexual Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Greta Klingler discuss the following:

  • What is your role and position within Colorado Department of Health and Environment and how long have you been there?
  • Can you tell me about the campaign and how the idea started?
  • What makes such an important campaign and what can our listeners do to get involved?
  • What is the unintended pregnancy rate in both the United States and Colorado?
  • How many people been positively affected by the Beforeplay campaign?

Duration: 8:20

About the Campaign: is the hub for a Colorado statewide effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and help “normalize” conversation around sexual health and well being. About 50% of Colorado pregnancies are unintended, and the rate is even higher among young adults in their twenties. Poor knowledge about effective contraception or how to use it, jobs without health insurance, and ambivalence toward starting a family—If it happens, it happens—all contribute to this situation.


Greta Klingler, MPH, CHES is the Director of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She has spent the past five years working to increase access to family planning services in Colorado, specifically focusing on increasing use of the most effective contraceptive methods. One component of this work has been the campaign, which aims to normalize the conversation around reproductive health for young adults in Colorado. Greta also serves on the board of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association.



The First Broadcasted Total Ankle using Google Glass with Dr. Selene Parekh

The First Broadcasted Total Ankle using Google Glass with Dr. Selene Parekh

March 2, 2014

Dr. Selene Parekh, Orthopedic Surgeon at Duke University joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic and Technology Channels to discuss the first broadcasted total ankle using google glass.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Selene Parekh discuss the following:

  • Recently it was reported that you broadcasted the first total ankle using google glass. How was that?
  • Is google glass easy to learn to use?  
  • How do you think google glass will change medicine and healthcare?
  • There has been an increase in interest in wearable technologies, how do you think this will evolve?
  • In your best opinion, how will wearable technologies disrupt healthcare delivery?

Duration: 6:00

Selene Parekh grew up in North Jersey. Upon graduating from high school, Selene attended the 7 year medical program at Boston University. While in medical school, he realized that utility of a business education and became the creator and 1st graduate of the combined MB/MBA program at Boston University. Dr. Parekh then completed his internship, residency, and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in entrepreneurship was fortified by a one-year Healthcare Entrepreneurship Fellowship at the Wharton School of Business.

His experiences led to the development of the “Business of Orthopaedics” conference, the first of its kind in the United States. The course exposed orthopaedic surgeons to a breadth of topics, from practice management to product development and entrepreneurship, to personal financial management, to leadership and negotiations Upon completion of his training, Selene moved to the University of North Carolina, where he revived the foot and ankle division. He also served as a consultant to the Tar Heels athletic program.

In 2009, Selene moved his practice to the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke University, where he is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Duke’s Fuqua Business School. He is integrally involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. His practice is focused on diseases and surgeries of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Parekh has been an active speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, helping to teach other orthopaedic surgeons about best practices and novel techniques for the care of foot and ankle patients. He has published in numerous journals and has served as editor for a number of textbooks. Dr. Parekh has been recognized as one of North Carolina’s Best Doctors in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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Twitter: @footdronline

The Stress-Illness Connection with Rosalie Moscoe

The Stress-Illness Connection with Rosalie Moscoe

March 2, 2014

Rosalie Moscoe, the owner of Health In Harmony that provides stress-relief, well-being and nutrition presentations to corporations and other organizations including women’s audiences joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management & Nutriton Channels.

Rosalie is passionately committed to guiding people to achieve maximum well-being, stress-relief, boosted nutrition and mental health to reduce sick leave and enhance productivity.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Rosalie Moscoe discuss the following:

  • How did you get interested in stress management and nutrition as your key passions?
  • What is the Stress-Illness Connection?
  • Can workplace stress cause depression or other mental illnesses?
  • Is it true, that Inflammation could contribute to depression?
  • What are some important stress-relief coping skills?
  • From a health perspective, how can managers help employees?

Duration: 16:32

Rosalie Moscoe, professional speaker, coach - expert in stress-relief and nutrition has electrified and inspired over 800 audiences at corporations, associations, non-profit or community group for almost 20 years. She passionately guides people to achieve maximum well-being, and positivity to reduce sick leave and enhance productivity.  A graduate and former instructor at Centennial College on stress-management and a Registered Nutritional Consultant in private practice, Juno nominated entertainer, Rosalie delivers quality, well-crafted keynotes, seminars, tele-seminars, webinars and personal coaching. She is author of Frazzled Hurried Woman: Your Stress Relief Guide to Thriving ... Not Merely Surviving. Rosalie is proud to serve as Vice Chair of the International Schizophrenia Foundation promoting orthomolecular (therapeutic nutrition) for all forms of mental illness.

Frazzled Hurried Woman: Your Stress Relief Guide to Thriving ... Not Merely Surviving.

Living in the hurried lane? This comprehensive stress-relief guide is packed full of solid, easy-to-follow solutions for the overworked modern woman. You’ll discover how to alter your perceptions and how you respond to stress. Uncover easy ways to relax and slow down and face and conquer over commitment. As an added bonus within this enlightened mix of the latest medical findings and the wisdom of the ages, you will discover uncommon nutritional information for improved mental and physical health.

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Twitter: @healthinharmony

CodeBaby, a global customer engagement company

CodeBaby, a global customer engagement company

March 1, 2014

Dennis McGuire, CEO of CodeBaby, a global customer engagement company that creates decision support tools and interactive, 3D intelligent virtual assistants to deliver educational and innovative solutions for healthcare, insurance, and employee benefits companies again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dennis McGuire discuss the following:

  • Did the federal healthcare enrollment issues impact private or state exchange enrollment why or why not?  
  • You mentioned research that you undertake to improve the effectiveness of the intelligent virtual assistants and the user experience. Can you expand on that and have you conducted recent studies demonstrating acceptance?
  • Speaking of unique needs and the concept of personalization, how do you approach that for the individual users?
  • You mentioned integration from any data source; can you give some examples of that and how does this help individual users?
  • You briefly mentioned the use of a static 2D avatar on a smartphone vs. using a 3D interactive avatar on a tablet or other device. Please expand on that and apart from the avatar what other differences are necessary for customer interaction on a tablet?

Duration: 13:40

Dennis McGuire possesses over 25 years of experience developing innovative solutions for marketing, sales, and customer care organizations across multiple industries.

His recent career history includes serving as VP of Star B2B, a start-up venture within the Omnicom family of agencies, where he was responsible for strategy development and operational execution, EVP at Protocol Marketing where he headed the company’s B2B agency services group, and founding partner and President of Saligent Inc., which was acquired by Protocol Marketing in 2000.

In addition to his accomplishments in the agency and high-tech space, Dennis has experience within the CRM and customer contact center industries where he gained expertise in multi-channel marketing, resource optimization, revenue growth, customer lifetime value optimization, and strategic account management.

His combined career tracks give him a unique perspective on the rapidly growing customer experience management marketplace and the importance of improving the online self-service experience across all industries in order to maintain and increase brand loyalty and revenue growth.

He is consistently sought for insight on the trends, benefits, and uses of virtual assistants within the healthcare, self-service, and eCommerce space by major publications and analysts such as Employee Benefit News, MedCity News, CRM Magazine, Forrester Research, Gartner Research, and IDC among others.

Although originally from the Midwest, Dennis has been a Colorado new native for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his horses, fly fishing, and competing in field trials with his Labrador retrievers. And yes, he occasionally hits the slopes.


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