Getting a handle on stress has so many health benefits with Dr. Reina Marino

July 7, 2014

Dr. Reina Marino, a medical doctor, board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, who specializes in helping women over 40 lose weight, regain their energy and focus, and balance their hormones joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management, Weight Management & Female Health Channels.

Duration: 9:41

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Reina Marino discuss the following:

  • You started your medical career in Diagnostic Radiology, reading things like CT scans and Ultrasounds. How did you get into the field of Integrative and Holistic Medicine?
  • Can you describe the kind of patients you typically see?
  • What sorts of treatments or programs do you recommend to help your patients?
  • Can your programs help other types of patients?
  • How do you see your practice evolving in the future?

Dr. Reina Marino graduated from Brown University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in Biology. In 1991, she received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she completed both a year-long internship in Internal Medicine and a four year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Marino is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology as well as in Integrative Holistic Medicine and she is licensed to practice medicine in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

From 1996 to 2010, Dr. Marino worked as a hospital based radiologist in the Philadelphia area and, in 2008, she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating residents in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. During that time, she also studied nutrition and mind/body medicine, specifically focusing on how they relate to cancer, and did writing, public speaking and made radio and television appearances about cancer and other health related topics. In 1999, Dr. Marino published a non-profit book, Courage To Conquer:Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Personal Stories, a Bronze Award winner in the 2000 Health Information Awards.

From 2001-2003, she was a weekly health and wellness columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and, in 2002, she was an executive producer for Expecting A Miracle, a half hour documentary that aired on CN8- The Comcast Network, about a young woman who triumphs over breast cancer and goes on to become a wife and mother of a healthy baby boy. From 2004-2006, Dr. Marino was a contributing editor for Ask An Expert, a continuing series of patient information interviews with experts in pancreatic cancer research and treatment produced by the Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research.

In 2010, Dr. Marino completed a year-long clinical internship concentrating on integrative medical management of patients with cancer and chronic disease with Anthony Bazzan, M.D. at the Functional and Wellness Sciences Institute. Subsequently, she began her own practice in Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine.

In June 2011, Dr. Marino completed the Professional Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition, she received a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation in July 2011. Dr. Marino completed a clinical preceptorship in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Erika Schwartz, M.D. in 2011 and another clinical preceptorship with Dr. Schwartz in The hCG Diet in 2013. She is a professional member of The Institute for Functional Medicine and The American College of Nutrition.

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Chinese herbs and your health with Dr. Anne Jeffres

July 6, 2014

Dr. Anne Jeffres the Founder and Director of the Jeffres Acupuncture Center based in New York City joins eHealth Radio and the Acupuncture and Health Channels. Dr. Jeffres is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has been a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1994.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Anne Jeffres discuss the following:

  • How are Chinese herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine?
  • How effective are Chinese herbs? Can you cite relevant research?
  • How do you create a customized formula?
  • Can you share a few patient success stories?
  • What do consumers need to know? For example, are there national resources you can recommend, what should they look for in terms of certification from a practitioner?

Duration: 15:34

Dr. Anne Jeffres is the founder and director of the Jeffres Acupuncture Center based in New York City. Anne believes that acupuncture and Chinese medicine should be accessible by all people. She is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has been a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1994. Her focus is integrating healing and wellness of both physical and emotional conditions and practices a range of styles.

The Jeffres Acupuncture Center is passionate about giving the community the most affordable, educational and effective acupuncture experience, integrating healing and wellness of both physical and emotional conditions. It is here where ancient knowledge meets modern healing, giving each patient a greater understanding of his or her individual path to health, wellness and happiness.

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Twitter: @jeffresacenter

The Stay in Step Foundation provides spinal cord injury patients with a step forward toward recovery

July 5, 2014

Romy Camargo and Co-Founder of Stay In Step and Legal Counsel for the foundation Kendall Almerico join eHealth Radio and the Rehabilitation, Health Care & News Channels. SCI was formed to provide spinal cord injury patients with a step forward toward recovery through world class rehabilitation and collaboration. Stay In Step will be a non-profit recovery center designed to provide state of the art recovery to SCI patients in the Tampa community and surrounding areas.

Duration: 16:29

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guests Romy Camargo and Kendall Almerico discuss the following:

  •  Romy you have quite the inspirational story. Please tell our listeners the inspiration behind the Stay in Step Foundation?
  • What is the overall goal of the SCI Recovery Center? 
  • For those who maybe can’t afford the surgery you underwent, what is your suggestion on where to turn for treatment? Can you describe a little more of your backstory when it came to making the decision to go overseas for surgery.
  • What is the most important part of the recovery process?
  • It is a fact that 81 percent of people that were married before their injury were still married five years later. I understand that your wife Gaby is a big inspiration and supporter. For those listeners that are married are there any tips you have on how to cope once you know your spouse is injured? Any advice you can provide from your vantage point or words of advice?
  • I understand you are creating a rehabilitation center. We have Kendall Almerico on the phone today, Kendall what are some tips for those non-profits that may not be doing the best job fundraising?
  • How can our listeners donate and help your organization and cause & where can our listeners go or who can they call for more information on the foundation?

About Romy Camargo

Chief Warrant Officer Romulo “Romy” Camargo has been in the United States Army since April 6, 1995. Most of that time has been spent in the Special Operations community with the 75th Ranger Regiment and 7th Special Forces Group. He was deployed to Central and South America as well as completing a trip to Nairobi Kenya.

However, 9/11 changed a lot of things for a lot of people, including Romy. He was deployed to Afghanistan, which was certainly more than an experience. The missions were intense, the risk was high, yet every day was fulfilling to someone like Romy, a soldier at heart.

On September 16, 2008 (during his third deployment to Afghanistan), Romy's mission had been cancelled. He opted to do a humanitarian mission which involved medical professionals going into a village, operating and taking care of women, men, and livestock.

As a humanitarian mission, it was considered low risk but as soldiers know, there is no such thing as low risk when you are in a war zone. That day Romy’s detachment was ambushed. As bullets rained down on the entire team, Romy took a gunshot wound to the back of his neck. His fellow soldiers saw him go down. He lay limp in the bed of his GMV (Ground Mobility Vehicle). The soldiers managed to repel the attack, as the team Medic ran to Romy. They turned his limp body over and immediately did an emergency tracheotomy and began bagging him, all in the midst of cross fire. The soldiers remained calm and focused on one purpose...getting Romy out alive.They stabilized him enough for the medevac which prepared him for the flight to Germany. This became merely a stopover as they shipped him immediately to Walter Reed Medical Center. Romy was conscious, but unaware of what had happened. He landed on September 19, 2008 in Washington, D.C. A day Romy and his family will never forget. Gaby never thought she would spend her birthday like this, waiting to greet her husband in the hospital. Unsure of what to expect, she merely prayed and asked for continued strength to be able to handle whatever God may have in store.

About Kendall Almerico

Kendall Almerico is a Board Certified attorney with 25 years’ experience who is also considered one of the top crowdfunding experts in the United States. Kendall has appeared in USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and The Sean Hannity Show.

Kendall is the founder of Crowd It Forward, a charity-based crowdfunding site that performs “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” and raises money for people in need through a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. When Kendall heard Romy and Gaby’s story, he knew without a doubt he needed to commit his skills and resources to make an impact. Not only did Kendall know he could assist in raising funds through crowdfunding side, but he also knew he could contribute his professional legal skills.

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Women’s World Cup Champion Christie Rampone’s Free eBook Summer Survival Kit

July 1, 2014

The ultimate soccer mom, mother of two, Captain of the US Women’s Soccer Team and a gold-medal winner, Christie Rampone introducing her NEW Summer Survival Kit eBook with Epicor, a winning strategy on how to keep your kids healthy and happy this summer joins eHealth Radio and Family, Fitness & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christie Rampone discuss the following:

  • What are some ways you play with your kids?
  • Christie, you travel with your kids year round? How do you keep them entertained while on the road?
  • What can you tell parents who have worked all day how to get excited about getting active with their kids?
  • Late nights and road trips can wear kids out after a while, how do you keep your kids healthy throughout the summer?
  • How do you plan for healthy food on busy summer days or while on the road?

Duration: 7:18

At 39, Christie Rampone is the captain of the United States women’s national soccer team and mother of two. She’s played in four FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals, including her championship 1999 competition and four Olympics women’s football tournaments, through which she has won three gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.

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