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Why we age prematurely and what are the causes with Dr. David McDaniel

Why we age prematurely and what are the causes with Dr. David McDaniel

November 9, 2014

Board certified dermatologist, Dr. David McDaniel who is the founder of his own Laser & Cosmetic practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. David McDaniel discuss the following:

  • Why do we age prematurely and what are the causes of premature aging?
  • What is the role of Ultraviolet light?
  • Is there anything we can do to prevent premature aging?
  • How do we treat the damage that is already done?
  • What do you see as the future of anti-aging skin care?

Duration: 13:10

Board certified dermatologist, Dr. David McDaniel the director of the Laser & Cosmetic Center in Virginia Beach, VA has been serving his patients to achieve a natural-looking and youthful appearance for over 25 years.  In addition to directing the center, Dr. McDaniel is the co-director of the Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute, Adjunct professor at the School of Science at Hampton University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University.

Dr. McDaniel has also helped pioneer the science and theory of LED photomodulation and has been involved in the development and FDA clinical trials of some of today’s leading laser and energy based devices for cosmetic treatments and non-surgical skin rejuvenation. He recently was involved with testing and development of several new antioxidant skin care products, as well as research related to extending lifespan and healthy longevity.

The Laser & Cosmetic Center specializes in non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures with minimal or no downtime. Their services range from treatment therapies, such as, injectable fillers to various Laser and light therapies.

Twitter: @drdavidmcdaniel

Take Trips, not Chances with MedjetAssist

Take Trips, not Chances with MedjetAssist

November 8, 2014

John Gobbels, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President and transport expert for MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program for travelers including college students once again joins eHealth Radio and the Travel Health Care Information Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Gobbels discuss the following:

  • What is MedjetAssist, and how is it different from regular travel insurance?
  • If someone is not a Medjet member and they happen to have a medical emergency while traveling and need a transport, what is the average cost range they could potentially face?
  • What types of medical emergencies does Medjet typically handle? Describe an example of a recent one.
  • What are the different types of Medjet memberships? Are there both short-term and annual memberships?
  • Do you see an equal number of leisure and business transports or is one more predominant over another?

Duration: 8:26

John Gobbels brings over 23 years of pre-hospital and hospital service and management experience to his role as vice president and COO of MedjetAssist. Since joining the premier medical evacuation membership program in 2006 as director of transport operations, Mr. Gobbels has been responsible for complete oversight of all transport and repatriation operations.



Before moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Medjet’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Gobbels spent 13 years with STAT MedEvac, the air ambulance arm of the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During his tenure, he played integral roles in almost all aspects of the program, from base operations to communications and clinical operations.

For six years Mr. Gobbels served as clinical director of STAT MedEvac, overseeing compliance with the Commission on Air-Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), as well as the continuing education requirements for all clinical staff. Previously, he was a flight nurse and paramedic. Mr. Gobbels began his career with UPMC in 1991 as a critical care nurse.

Mr. Gobbels holds a Masters degree in Management and Information Technology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA., as well as multiple degrees in health care.

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Twitter: @MedjetAssist

Holographic Acupressure Discs giving you natural pain relief by Winning Factor

Holographic Acupressure Discs giving you natural pain relief by Winning Factor

November 8, 2014

John Schaeffer, a renowned fitness trainer and an accomplished athlete, that has recently launched a new, non-invasive and natural pain relief disc calledHolographic Acupressure Discs that is produced by Winning Factor joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Pain Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Schaeffer discuss the following:

  • What are the Holographic Acupressure Discs?
  • How do they Work?
  • How did this idea come about?
  • What has been the actual feed back from the clients and athletes that have been using the product?
  • Who are ideal candidates to use the Disc?

Duration: 10:36

John Schaeffer is a renowned sports and fitness trainer, author and nutritionist.  He began his career as a teen, and during the past forty years, he has become an accomplished professional athlete, including a five-time World Champion in Powerlifting and a Masters Super Heavyweight World Champion in Professional Kickboxing. He specializes in sports conditioning, nutrition and weight management. In addition, he trains world class and Olympic athletes, such as Apolo Ohno and Louie Vito.

He has also authored several books, articles, fitness informational materials, and sports and fitness-related software programs.  In addition to multiple certifications in the sports sciences, he has a background in quantum physics. Combining these two fields of interest has resulted in the development of the Holographic Acupressure Discs™, formulated by Winning Factor. This form of acupressure using holographic technology addresses pain naturally. Used successfully by his athletes, Schaeffer is now making the discs available to the general public for alleviation of targeted pain.

John Schaeffer recently launched the Holographic Acupressure Discs™ formulated by Winning Factor. These discs are the culmination of a decade of scientific testing and proven use by world class athletes nationally and internationally. Originally created to help athletes reduce pain and recover more quickly to train better, these discs are now available to the general public. They are an ideal option for consumers seeking non-pharmaceutical methods to treat their pain naturally.


Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms with Melanie Young

Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms with Melanie Young

November 7, 2014

Melanie Young, a Women’s Health Advocate and author of her 2nd book coming out in November "Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms" joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Personal Development Channels.

After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Melanie wrote her first book, Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide to Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer to help newly diagnosed women stay focused and make more informed choices about their well being during and after treatment. This book received the 2014 International Book Award for Cancer Health Topics.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Melanie Young discuss the following:

  • In your new book, Fearless Fabulous You!, you talk about “being stuck” after completing your own breast cancer treatment? Is this common and how did you deal with it?
  • You outline five key paths to take to transform your life. What are they? 
  • What are same ways to turn stumbling blocks into building blocks?
  • In your book you discuss how to “redefine happiness.” Can you elaborate?
  • Even though your new book is a result of your own “healing journey” after cancer, you say the life lessons learned apply to everyone. In what way?
  • What do you  tell someone who can’t seem to lift themselves out of their “emotional box”?
  • You made some significant changes in your life in the five years after your 2009 cancer diagnosis, what were they and why did you make the decision?
  • How have those changes impacted how your live, life today and what lesson from it do you want to share with our listeners?

Duration: 18:27

Award winning author and healthy lifestyle activist, Melanie Young, announces a new book and a radio show, both entitled “Fearless Fabulous You,” with the message: “Take charge of your life by making smarter decisions, healthier choices, and embracing change with grit and grace.”

Starting September 29, Ms. Young will host “Fearless Fabulous You!” on W4WN Radio - The Women 4 Women Radio Network on Mondays, 9 p.m. E.S.T./6 p.m. P.S.T. The show will feature inspirational women who share their stories of reinvention and wellness experts covering nutrition, movement, relationships, careers and health management. The show will be available on demand at, and everywhere the iHeartRadio app is available, under the Shows & Personalities section.

Young’s second book, Fearless Fabulous You- Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms, (Cedar Fort/Nov.2014/$15.99 ISBN: 9781462115440) provides inspirational insights, motivational quotes and helpful tips to empower readers to transform their lives with positive energy, actions, and attitude.

“My goal with Fearless Fabulous You! is to help people who feel stuck in their lives with insights and tips on how to recharge your mental batteries, release negative energy and embrace positive change, reconnect with your amazing talents, reframe negative situations, and reclaim life on your terms,” said Young.

Young’s first book, Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide to Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer (Cedar Fort) received the 2014 International Book Award for cancer health topics. This detailed and spirited guide helps newly diagnosed women navigate their breast cancer journey with handy checklists, questions to ask and tips to manage treatment, side effects and well-being.

A native of Chattanooga, TN, Ms. Young recently moved from her longtime residence in Manhattan to the Hudson Valley with her husband, David Ransom. They co-host “The Connected Table® Live,” featuring guests from the world of food, beverage and hospitality. The show airs on W4CY Radio Wednesdays at 2 p.m.ES.T/11 a.m. P.S.T.

Twitter: @connectedtable

Should we be drinking soft water with Dr. Morton Tavel

Should we be drinking soft water with Dr. Morton Tavel

November 5, 2014

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:

  • Let's begin by discussing a very common substance, WATER. Should we be drinking soft water?
  • Are there any advantages in drinking bottled water?
  • So what should one do about drinking water?
  • Are there any other major misconceptions that we should cover?

Duration: 15:57

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.


Twice the Doctor, because one day here gives one month in Africa

Twice the Doctor, because one day here gives one month in Africa

November 2, 2014

Dr. Jill Forer, Co-Director of Twice The Doctor where "You Can Work For A Day In Your Own Practice And Effectively Be TWICE THE DOCTOR For A Month joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jill Forer discuss the following:

  • What is the background of Twice The Doctor? How does the concept work?
  • Where does the money raised go?
  • How can people get involved?
  • This campaign is targeted at health care professionals but can anyone donate?
  • Can you tell us a little about your success to date?
  • Can you talk a little bit about the disparity in healthcare services in first and third world countries?

Duration: 14:42

Jill Forer qualified as a doctor in 1983 at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

In 1984 Jill because a Physiology tutor at UNSW and in 1986 she started in general practice and has worked in all aspects of women’s health ever since. Jill also has a keen interest in nutritional medicine and diabetes.

Jill has been involved with medical school teaching at the University of Sydney as a Clinical Educator as well as a tutor in Clinical Reasoning Skills. She is also on the medical advisory panel of MIGA Medical Indemnity Insurer and she is a Director of Twice The Doctor Foundation.


Choosing toxic free products and why they’re important for your health with Belinda Hughes

Choosing toxic free products and why they’re important for your health with Belinda Hughes

November 1, 2014

Belinda Hughes of Natural Beauty Expert that is an online blog about all things natural beauty and why you should choose toxic free products and why they're important for your health joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Belinda Hughes discuss the following:

  • How did this passion for natural skincare come about?
  • What is different about the toxic free approach you talk about, compared to other bloggers?
  • Do you get the same results with natural products as you do with traditional cosmetics, and what are the health benefits?
  • What is the difference between a cosmetic and a professional product?
  • What is the one natural product you can’t live without?

Duration: 7:44

Belinda Hughes is a professional beauty therapist who has a passion for toxic free beauty products, health and wellbeing. She has worked across three capitol cities, Port Douglas and NSW coastal regions. Most of this career has been spent working with some of the best natural spa products available. Her roles have spanned from beauty therapist to business owner, brand manager, trainer and blogger.

With a wealth of experience and knowledge behind her Belinda launched her site Natural Beauty Expert in 2013 to share her knowledge and talk about the best natural products on the market for her readers.

Twitter: @natbeautyexpert

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