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The CoolSculpting Procedure with Dr. Jonathan Kaplan of

The CoolSculpting Procedure with Dr. Jonathan Kaplan of

May 15, 2014

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of, a website that lets consumers search for plastic surgery pricing information and local doctors joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss the the CoolSculpting Procedure.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Jonathan Kaplan discuss the following:

  • What is CoolSculpting?
  • What kinds of patients are seeking CoolSculpting?
  • Describe the results your practice is seeing with CoolSculpting?
  • How does CoolSculpting benefit your practice?
  • What is the latest CoolSculpting product development?

Duration: 9:36

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, a board certified plastic surgeon originally from Alexandria, LA, is now proud to call San Francisco home. After completing his plastic surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic where he was trained by the same team that performed the first US face transplant, he practiced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for six years before acquiring Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery in San Francisco.

While in Baton Rouge during his first six years in practice, Dr. Kaplan built a busy cosmetic practice. His area of focus ranged from facial to body cosmetic surgery, as well as cosmetic medicine, including injectibles such as BOTOX for wrinkles and fillers for smile lines. Dr. Kaplan’s brother-in-law Dr. Mark Hausmann is a weight loss surgeon in Baton Rouge, and this resulted in Dr. Kaplan gaining a great deal of experience in body contouring after massive weight loss.

Dr. Kaplan noticed that patients were coming to consultations without an appreciation for the different costs associated with plastic surgery. He found that most patients couldn’t find an estimate for plastic surgery on the internet and when they would call the doctor’s office, they would hear the same explanation. “The doctor can’t give estimates over the phone since surgical needs are different for everyone.” While it is true that everyone has unique needs, there’s nothing wrong with giving an estimate online so the patient can know if surgery is out of their budget.

From that realization, was born. BuildMyBod is a website and iPhone/iPad app that Dr. Kaplan developed. It allows patients to find plastic surgeons in their area, peruse the various procedures the doctor offers and get itemized estimates on those procedures. In the process, Dr. Kaplan and the patient are connected through an email “wish list” that the patient submits. If the price is within the patient’s budget, this could lead to a consultation that is now more-informed and without the typical “sticker shock” that so many patients experience with their plastic surgeon.


What ingredients in a sunscreen are harmful with Tom Ferries of Beyond Coastal Sun Care

What ingredients in a sunscreen are harmful with Tom Ferries of Beyond Coastal Sun Care

May 10, 2014

Tom Ferries, Marketing Manager at Beyond Coastal Sun Care, that sells both an All natural and an Active line of sun screens and lip balms joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Tom Ferries discuss the following:

  • What should a person look for when buying a Sun Screen?
  • Difference between Active (Traditional) Sun Screen and All Natural (Mineral) Sun Screen?  
  • What Ingredients in a sun screen are harmful? 
  • Do only fair-skinned people need sunscreen?
  • Can sunscreen help prevent skin cancer?

Duration: 11:24

Years of sun exposure and the ensuing effects drove Shawn Biega to start Beyond Coastal Suncare. A diehard skier and surfer, Shawn and his cohorts spent endless hours in the sun year-round, every day their skin taking a beating. Although they wore sunscreen, too many of his friends were being diagnosed with skin cancer. After some initial research Shawn was disappointed to find the sun care market filled with greasy, chemical laden formulas that claimed broad spectrum protection.

After years of research and testing (on himself, not animals!) in surf breaks, skate parks, and ski slopes, in 2006, Beyond Coastal Suncare was born.

Two years later we grew a bit and relocated to Utah's Wasatch Mountains. We miss the surf, but love the skiing! The outdoor opportunities are plentiful in Utah and the sun is harsh. This combination continues to spur our constant research into better sun care.

As individuals we are parents, athletes, consumers and concerned members of our global community. As a company and signatory of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics we are committed to offering your family the cleanest, healthiest sun care products possible at a reasonable price. Our formulas are crafted to offer true broad-spectrum protection and are packed with moisturizing botanical antioxidants that nourish, repair, and hydrate your skin.

We are a sun-loving culture and whatever you do to play outside, there is a healthy choice for sun protection.

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Twitter: @Beyondcoastal

If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes with diabetes advocate Quinn Nystrom

If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes with diabetes advocate Quinn Nystrom

May 7, 2014

Quinn Nystrom, diabetes advocate and author of “If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes” joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels. Her company, Qspeak, allows her to advocate, consult and raise funds for diabetes research.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Quinn Nystrom discuss the following:

  • What are the biggest misconceptions about diabetes?
  • What have you learned from living with diabetes?
  • What motivated you to write this book, "If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes?"
  • You've been publicly vocal about Joan River's recent comments about diabetes. As she stated, "Get fat. Get diabetes. Die. Lose your fingers." What upset you the most about this? 
  • What do you hope people will walk away with after hearing you speak or reading your book?

Duration: 14:19

Quinn Nystrom is one of those unique individuals that commands a presence.  Whether she’s speaking to an audience of teenagers or adults, Nystrom can relate to both and with the launch of her new book, IF I KISS YOU, WILL I GET DIABETES? for River Place Press, you’ll be hearing her name a lot.

Inspired by her teenage self, the book is Nystrom’s first-hand account of negotiating life with a chronic illness and she now devotes her full-time efforts to diabetes advocacy and has been recognized nationally for her contributions.

For the past 17 years, she has been sharing her story of living with type-1 diabetes to audiences across the country. As the National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) she spent a year traveling to diabetes camps, convention halls, the White House, corporate offices and the United States Congress. Her message was simple: Find a cure for diabetes and provide support and care for the millions of people living with the disease.

Nystrom grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota with her younger brother Will who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was five years old. By age ten, she was fundraising and going door to door in her small town to raise money for a cure for her baby brother’s disease. However, three years later, Nystrom was diagnosed with Type 1 and her goal to finding a cure became a lifelong mission. She was named the National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) at age sixteen and spent a year traveling across the country. Her message was simple; find a cure for diabetes and support the millions of Americans living with it.

Currently a graduate student at Syracuse University in Communication's Management, Nystrom attends S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, ranked #1 in the country with alums such as Bob Costas and Dick Clark. As a public speaker she travels across the country to diabetes camps, convention halls, corporate offices, United States Congress and yes, The White House. Her company, Qspeak, allows her to advocate, consult and raise funds for diabetes. A portion of the books proceeds goes to the non-profit she founded called Dateline Diabetes, whose mission is to provide support for people living with diabetes.

Nystrom currently lives in Minneapolis where she enjoys skating on the lakes, making her monthly dinner club with childhood friends, and volunteering at her local church.

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Twitter: @quinnnystrom

Dr. Jeff Benabio, San Diego based dermatologist and Dove Men+Care product expert

Dr. Jeff Benabio, San Diego based dermatologist and Dove Men+Care product expert

May 4, 2014


Dr. Jeff Benabio, San Diego based dermatologist and Dove Men+Care product expert joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jeffrey Benabio discuss the following:

  • How did Dove Men+Care develop the new Expert Shave range?
  • How does the Dove Men+Care Expert Shave range deliver the “ultimate caring shave”?
  • Tell me more about the three step approach, how do you recommend guys use these new Dove Men+Care Expert Shave products?
  • What are some common shaving mistakes guys make during their shave?
  • Where can our listeners go to learn more about these products, and where can they buy them?

Duration: 8:05

Dr. Benabio grew up in a small Italian neighborhood in Rhode Island, where he developed a life-long love for the Red Sox, pasta, and Dunkin Donuts. He earned a BA from Providence College (Go, Friars!) and an MA from Brown University. After working in alcohol and addiction studies at Brown, he and his wife moved to North Carolina where he was project manager of a stroke study at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2003, he graduated first in his class from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he also served as Class President, President of Alpha Omega Alpha, and was the recipient of the prestigious Faculty Award. He completed his medical internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and his dermatology residency at UC Irvine, where he was named chief resident.

Currently, Dr. Benabio is Physician Director of Healthcare Transformation, at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. In addition to being a board-certified practicing dermatologist, he leads of one of the country’s largest telehealth programs and is also a leading voice for using social technologies to benefit healthcare teams and to empower patients.

He is a member of the Re-imagining Ambulatory Design (RAD), Health Information Process Transformation (HIPT), and Telehealth committee at Kaiser Permanente. He serves on several boards, including the External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and writes “Digital Doctor,” a monthly column about digital medicine published in Skin & Allergy News, Pediatric News, Hospitalist News, Rheumatology News, GI and Hepatology News, and Family Practice News. He has been quoted in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Perhaps, most importantly, Glamour magazine named him “A Rock Star of Dermatology,” making him his niece’s coolest uncle.

Over the last five years, Dr. Benabio has given over 50 lectures and keynote addresses on topics including social networking, reputation management, patient empowerment, health information technology, healthcare design, and telehealth.

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