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Exercising is as important as brushing your teeth with Theresa Roemer

Exercising is as important as brushing your teeth with Theresa Roemer

December 31, 2014

Theresa Roemer the CEO of Theresa Roemer, LLC, former owner of several gyms and personal training companies, and 1999 U.S. Open title holder for body building joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Theresa Roemer discuss the following:

  • Tell us a bit about your background.
  • What led you to get into fitness?
  • What are some ways listeners can stay fit during the holidays?
  • What do you do to stay fit during the holiday?
  • What are some other aspects of the True and Real brand besides fitness?

Duration: 7:11

Theresa Roemer is the CEO of Theresa Roemer, LLC and a small business owner who specializes in business philanthropy. She owns several home goods companies in Houston, Texas and is a partner in Roemer Oil.

As an expert in business philanthropy, Theresa works regularly with major motion pictures, television studios, corporations and high profile brands to expand their philanthropic reach to raise millions of dollars through business charity events. Theresa consults with organizations such as LVMH to understand their business goals with fundraising, then turns those objectives into a reality with her ability to produce high-impact business fundraising events.


Precautions a woman can take to help prevent postpartum depression

Precautions a woman can take to help prevent postpartum depression

December 30, 2014

Dr. Lisa Duggan, PHd, RN, FNP, and Assistant Professor of  Women's Health and Obstetrics at Clemson University; and Mary Apple, CEO of Pretty Pushers, Inc - manufacturers of Hospital Gown Alternatives for birth join eHealth Radio and the Female Health and Pregnancy Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Lisa Duggan & Mary Apple discuss the following:

  • Many people would assume by the term Postpartum Depression that this is a disorder which begins after the baby is born.  Is that always the case, or is this something a woman is predisposed to during pregnancy or even before? 
  • Are there precautions a woman can take to help prevent postpartum depression?
  •  How can we recognize postnatal depression? Are there certain behaviors that family and friends should be aware of?
  • Are doctors screening for Postpartum Depression and other Maternal Mental disorders?  When and how do they do it?
  • Many of us have a pregnant family member or friend.  How can the average person be of support once the baby arrives?

TIP: As the conversation about Postpartum Depression has become more open and more people are becoming aware, there are a growing number of resources available to mothers, fathers, and their families.  A handful of states in the US have recognized May as Maternal Mental Health Awareness month.

On the Postpartum Support International website (the web address is there is a page with a huge list of very helpful links in both English and Spanish. There are websites, blogs, twitter conversations, help for new dads, treatment centers, and information for healthcare professionals, as well. The phone number is 1 800 944 4773.

Duration: 25:05

Dr. Lisa Duggan has over 13 years of experience working with women throughout the stages of pregnancy, postpartum and newborn care.  Her work has included patient education, throughout all aspects of prenatal care education including, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, home preparation, and newborn care.

Since starting with Clemson University in 2007, as lead instructor and course coordinator, she has been in charge of the education of undergraduate nurses in the specialty of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health. She also co-teaches the graduate level family nurse practitioner students in the same specialty of women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology.

In 2008, Lisa began mentoring students in an international service learning clinical experience in multiple different countries to enhance their cultural awareness. Each year she travels on a medical mission with undergraduate and graduate nursing students in a short term immersion experience to areas such as Ecuador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

Lisa mentors Honors students, Masters and Doctoral level students in various research projects related to the field of women’s health, obstetrics or gynecology. She also has created several webinars for health care professionals related to women’s health topics.

Mary Apple founded Pretty Pushers in 2008 as one of the first companies offering to the masses a hospital gown alternative specifically for pregnant women.

Mary's background studies in art and fashion respectively at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York provided a creative edge while taking on the sharp learning curve of the newly blooming Birth Empowerment Movement.

Mary holds a US Patent and the Gold Women in Business Stevie Award for Innovator of the year, 2014.  Pretty Pushers, Inc manufactures the #1 distributed Labor Gown throughout the US and Internationally.The product line continues to grow with apparel for Maternity, Birth, and Breastfeeding.


How we can achieve healthy hair with Dr. Susan Lin

How we can achieve healthy hair with Dr. Susan Lin

December 28, 2014

Dr. Susan Lin who is a practicing physician for women's health, anti-aging and aesthetic medicine for over 23 years in the San Francisco Bay Area joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty, Hair Health and Skin Care Channels. She is also inventor of MD products which is a solution based product line for lash, skin and hair.

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

  • Dr. Lin, please tell us what is new in hair health.
  • We do know anti-aging is the key for optimum health. How is that possible for hair?
  • Please tell us how we can achieve healthy hair.  
  • Are there other benefits we can expect?
  • Any other anti-aging tips?

Duration: 11:32

Dr. Susan F. Lin is a board certified obstetrics-gynecologic surgeon practicing woman’s health, aesthetic and anti-aging medicine in the San Francisco Bay area for 23 years. Dr. Lin graduated from Boston University School of Medicine Six-Year Medical Program with a NIH Cancer Research Fellowship. She completed her postdoctoral training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Felix Rutledge Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Galloway Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Susan Lin was a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of OB/GYN, American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and served as Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN for UCSF School of Medicine.  She currently serves as Expert Reviewer for Medical Board of California.

Dr. Lin owns and operates MD Laser & Cosmetics Center in San Mateo California.  She is also the president of La Canada Venture Inc. holding the patent for lash and hair regeneration technology along with anti-aging skin care and nutriceuticals sold over 20 countries. She serves on board for McGovern Institute of Brain Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Community Gatepath serving children and adults with disabilities.


Is Acupuncture right for you with Dr. Dominique Vonador

Is Acupuncture right for you with Dr. Dominique Vonador

December 28, 2014

Dr. Dominique Vonador, a Board Certified Acupuncture Physician of Acupuncture and Herbal Solutions, that is currently treating patients for many health related conditions at Natural Healing Arts Medical Center joins eHealth Radio and the Acupuncture & General Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Dominique Vonador discuss the following:

  • How did you get into the field of Acupuncture?
  • Can you tell me and our listeners what Acupuncture really is?
  • What are some of the common ailments that you see today?
  • In today’s view on medicine, do you see a lot of resistance in the acceptance of Acupuncture?
  • Is Acupuncture safe and are there any side effects?

Duration: 7:32

Dr. Dominique Vonador, DOM, LAc is a NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncture Physician, graduating from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. She is a self-motivated and multi-tasked Master Degreed Acupuncture Professional with extensive applied medical training and industry exposure in Traditional Chinese Medical Theory. She has demonstrated a history of successful patient care and treatment administration while formulating pragmatic and effective solutions in critical and fast paced environments.

Dr. Vonador likes to think of herself as being athletic; waking at 5:30 in the morning to run 2 miles and then end with a little weight lifting is an average Monday morning for her. She ran track and field in college at Florida State University, graduating with her Bachelor's degree in Biology. While working at the local hospital, she became distraught at the level of care the patients received, with medication allotments being the major course of treatment. From then on she knew there had to be an adjunctive therapy treatment option that was less painful, easy for the patient, but very efficient. Acupuncture proved to be the answer. Now, here she is 5 years later, continuously making a difference in the community with Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Vonador's husband of 4 years and their 3 year old son are her main driving force with God as the head. Without any of them, she does not believe she would be the woman she is today.


Dr. Stephen Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery in Danville, CA

Dr. Stephen Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery in Danville, CA

December 27, 2014

Dr. Stephen Ronan, of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery in Danville, California joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Dr. Ronan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Stephen Ronan discuss the following:

  • We have all heard of Botox to help eliminate frown and laugh lines.  What are the other derma fillers, permanent and non-permanent, that can be used to smooth out lines and add volume and fullness to the skin?
  • As we age we lose fullness in our checks and under eyes and develop nasolabial folds.  Which fillers are typically used to correct the folds and to add volume to checks and under eyes? 
  • Do you recommend using permanent or non permanent fillers in these areas? Why?
  • Are the results immediate and how long do they last?
  • Many people opt for Ultherapy, a non-surgical lift for moderately saggy skin, to tighten the skin on the eyebrow, neck, and under-chin area. How does that procedure work, how long does it take to see results, and how long do the results last? 

Duration: 9:16

Dr. Ronan was born at the Presidio in San Francisco. He was raised in Petaluma where he attended St. Vincent Grammar and High School. He graduated St. Vincent H.S. with more than 20 awards and scholarships. He participated in sports year round (football, basketball, baseball and tennis) throughout these years and was chosen for multiple All-Star teams, MVP awards, etc.

Dr. Ronan majored in Physiology at the University of California, Davis. At Davis, he juggled research (on alligators!!), work (ambulance driver), and a busy fraternity social schedule. Dr. Ronan received a Letter of Commendation from Governor Pete Wilson for field work as an EMT. Next, Dr. Ronan graduated from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ronan continued his training (residency and fellowship) in general and then plastic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Ronan was chosenas the Chief Surgical House Officer at Columbia Hospitals (Chippenham, Johnston-Willis and John Randolph) for multiple years. He was also the Chief Fellow in Plastic Surgery for two years.

Dr. Ronan has medical licenses in California, Nevada and Virginia. Dr. Ronan performs most of his surgery at the Blackhawk Surgery Center, which he founded. This is an accredited surgery center (AAAASF and Medicare) and he uses only a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Ronan was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the San Joaquin General Hospital where he taught residents the art and science of reconstructive plastic surgery.

Dr. Ronan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He scored in the 99th percentile during the 2002 Plastic Surgery In-service Exam. He received the prestigious S. Dawson Theogaraj in 2000 for excellence in plastic surgery scholarship. He is a life member of the Heritage Society of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a life member of the Maliniac Circle (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation).

Dr. Ronan owns and is the medical director of the Cutera Clinic. This clinic is the clinical research center for Cutera, a leader in the aesthetic laser industry. Dr. Ronan is the principle investigator for multiple ongoing clinical trials. He also lectures and trains other physicians in advanced aesthetic laser therapy. Medicis, the leader in jnjectables (Dysport, Restylane and Perlane), has also retained Dr. Ronan to provide advanced training to other physicians in the Bay Area.

Dr. Ronan is a member of multiple committees of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ronan is a member of numerous, prestigious medical organizations.

Philanthropically, Dr. Ronan has been active. With Operation Kids (Richmond, Virginia), Dr. Ronan has had the privilege of participating in multiple foreign missions to repair cleft lips, palates, burns, and other congenital deformities of children in Guatemala. Dr. Ronan is proud to serve on the board of directors for Operation Kids. In addition, Dr. Ronan is past-president of the 2003-2004 President of Tri-Valley Rotary and currently the International Chair (2005-2007). Dr. Ronan served as a Director of the 49ers Foundation, an organization that helps keep Bay Area kids on track and in school. Dr. Ronan is also a Director of the Moment by Moment Foundation, a wonderful organization that captures pictures of children with life threatening illnesses. Dr. Ronan also has a long history of coaching youth football (T Birds) and lacrosse (Scorpions). Every team he has coached has gone to the playoffs or have been outright Champions.

Dr. Ronan has been quoted by Glamour magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and Fashion Wire Daily. He has also authored several articles for local magazines, including Diablo magazine, Valley Lifestyles magazine, Visage magazine and the Valley Citizen. Dr. Ronan has been a guest on The Doctors and has been seen locally on NBC, CBS and ABC. He had been voted Best of the Bay (Plastic Surgery) multiple times, selected by colleagues for Super Doctors of the SF Bay Area, and been voted Best Plastic Surgeon of Best Doctors in bay area. Dr. authored multiple journal articles regarding both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Ronan is often invited to speak about aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgery to lay and professional audiences at charitable events, organization meetings, seminars, etc.

Read Dr. Ronan’s full Curriculum Vitae.


Pain Management Procedures at Natural Healing Arts

Pain Management Procedures at Natural Healing Arts

December 27, 2014

Todd Galuszka, an experienced and fully qualified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at Natural Healing Arts with locations in Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management and Health Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Todd Galuszka discuss the following:

  • As a nurse practitioner what services do you provide to the patients at Natural Healing Arts?
  • You mentioned trigger point injections, what exactly is a trigger point and what medicines do you inject?
  • Can you tell me more about the Hyalgan knee injections?
  • How many injections of the hyalgan is needed for optimal pain relief?
  • Are the injections painful and are there any contraindications to getting these injections?

Duration: 5:46

Todd Galuszka is an experienced and fully qualified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Todd is a graduate from the University of South Florida’s ARNP program who is efficient, thorough, and passionate about delivering the best levels of care to patients. He also possesses extensive healthcare experience in a wide range of key nursing fields including emergency room, trauma, psychosocial, pain, hospice, and family practice in the correctional setting.

Todd has the required physical, mental and emotional strength to stand up to the rigors of this demanding profession. Todd is able to work autonomously and has vast knowledge of using the latest state of the art medical equipment to treat, observe and record the condition of patients.


The Medical Memory, a tablet-based service for video recording doctor-patient consultations

The Medical Memory, a tablet-based service for video recording doctor-patient consultations

December 22, 2014

Dr. Randall Porter, Neurosurgeon with Barrow Neurological Institute and Founder of The Medical Memory, a tablet-based service for video recording doctor-patient consultations joins eHealth Radio and the Neurology and Brain Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Randall Porter discuss the following:

  • Dr. Porter, you are a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona and we are discussing a product you developed ----The Medical Memory.  Apparently patients often fail to understand, misinterpret or forget what was communicated during a doctor’s appointment.  Are there specific reasons for this?
  • So you developed The Medical Memory as a  means to recall the conversation and diagnosis in a medical appointment. Please explain how The Medical Memory works and the benefit.
  • Is The Medical Memory useful for patients and physicians in ALL medical appointments?
  • Has there been a concern about doctor-patient confidentiality with The Medical Memory?
  • You are currently utilizing The Medical Memory at Barrow Neurological Institute and a couple of other medical facilities. Are you having success introducing The Medical Memory across the country?

Duration: 10:27

A tablet-based service, The Medical Memory by ClarIT-MD™, utilizes a video camera positioned in the examining room to record discussions, imaging, and demonstrations ensuring that the shared information is commemorated for personal recall as well as sharable with family and loved ones.

For those patients who choose to utilize The Medical Memory service, a small video camera in the examination room records the session with the doctor including imagery and demonstrations. After the visit, the patient receives an e-mail with a link to a secure webpage containing the videos that can be viewed from any device with internet capability. The patient can then review the session and if desired, share with family members through the provided link.

In 2008, local neurosurgeon with Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Randall Porter, started conception on The Medical Memory. Although he knew his patients were intently listening to the information he was providing, he knew that many were not comprehending all the facts during an initial visit and that surprisingly two people in the examining room will not decipher the information in the same manner. This is particularly true in situations in which the information imparted is of a very serious nature and perhaps life threatening. Dr. Porter was intent on creating a state-of-the-art product that also upholds the doctor-patient confidentiality relationship.

“I view The Medical Memory as a trail blazer in the field of medicine and patient care,” says Dr. Randall Porter. “As a neurosurgeon, I understand how important it is for patients to fully comprehend their diagnosis and prognosis. Technology has made it possible for physicians to offer a secure, nonintrusive, and easy-to-use application to recall precisely what was communicated which in many cases benefits an entire family.”

About Dr. Randall W. Porter, Neurosurgeon

Dr. Randall W. Porter is a neurosurgeon practicing with Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is Director of the Interdisciplinary Skull Base Program; Co-Director of CyberKnife; and Co-Director of the Acoustic Neuroma Center.

Dr. Porter grew up in a suburb of Chicago - Barrington, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and completed his medical studies at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He was a member and president of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. Dr. Porter is the associate editor of Skull Base Surgery, and has been invited to review numerous articles for the scientific literature. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and over 20 chapters in major medical textbooks, and has spoken at more than 100 professional meetings. He was named a Top Doc by his peers in Phoenix Magazine in June 2007 and was selected by the BNI residents as Teacher of the Year in 2005.

Among Dr. Porter’s professional accomplishments are the following:

  • Performed the first auditory brainstem implant in the state of Arizona.
  • Performed the first CyberKnife in Arizona
  • Performed the first extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) at BNI
  • Performed the first fully endoscopic microvascular decompression (for trigeminal neuralgia) in Arizona
  • Performed the first minimally invasive pedicle screw case at BNI

Dr. Porter is a family man who enjoys biblical studies. He is a member of the Moon Valley Bible Church. For leisure Dr. Porter is an avid golfer and likes to attend his children’s activities, such as Little League baseball games and dance competitions. He has 3 children, and a beautiful wife from Dallas, Texas.


The role of the DNAdose test in finding the best medications and doses for individual patients

The role of the DNAdose test in finding the best medications and doses for individual patients

December 21, 2014

Professor Les Sheffield, a geneticist and the clinical director of GenesFX Health, a pioneering company based in Melbourne, Australia, that has developed the DNAdose test joins eHealth Radio and the Health and News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Les Sheffield discuss the following:

  • What is personalized medicine?
  • Do all drugs have the same effect on people?
  • What is the DNAdose test?
  • Which patients is the test particularly relevant for?
  • What can your doctor do with the results?

Duration: 8:34

Associate Professor Les Sheffield, Senior Clinical Geneticist, GenesFX Health and Victorian Clinical Genetics Services. A qualified Clinical Geneticist with the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services based at the Royal Womens Hospital Victoria, Melbourne, Associate Professor Leslie Sheffield is a director of GenesFX Health as well as its principal clinical geneticist.

Associate Professor Sheffield has been involved in the instigation, design, development, and participation of various genetic tests since the 1960s, and has authored more than 100 scientific publications. Responsible for establishing clinical genetic services in South Australia, he has also conducted genetic clinics in Melbourne, Wodonga and Shepparton, Victoria and has extensive experience in interpreting both molecular and genetic screening tests.

He currently holds two NHMRC grants in collaboration with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, where he supervises five pharmacogenomic research studies in teaching hospitals in Melbourne.


Finding the source of your health challenges and optimize your health “naturally”!

Finding the source of your health challenges and optimize your health “naturally”!

December 21, 2014

Dr. Wendy Wells, physician and owner of Wellsource Naturopathic Medical Center, where they find the source of your health challenges and optimize your health “naturally" joins eHealth Radio and the General Health Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Wendy Wells discuss the following:

  • What brings our health into balance?
  • What does it mean to be out of balance? 
  • How would I know I am out of balance?
  • Where does naturopathic medicine play a role in health?
  • Can you give me an example how naturopathic medicine plays a role in our health?
  • Why is naturopathic medicine so effective?

Duration: 10:58

Dr. Wendy Wells is a Naturopathic Physician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wendy Wells graduated with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she was awarded a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine.

Before her present career, she received her Bachelor's in chemistry at Notre Dame of Maryland. Dr. Wells is active in her professional organizations, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Arizona Board of Naturopathic Medical Association. She specializes in women’s health, hormone balancing, preventative medicine, chronic fatigue, food sensitivities and weight management. Her excellent care helps those patients with a variety of acute and chronic issues.

Dr. Wells is well-known in the Phoenix valley as a gifted speaker, educator and humanitarian.  Her passion is finding the source beneath health concerns, getting the body back in balance, optimizing total well-being, and setting a course for absolute wellness for life.


Arch Support Health and the Good Feet Franchise

Arch Support Health and the Good Feet Franchise

December 20, 2014

Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service & Franchise Training at Good Feet Worldwide joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sandy Kessler discuss the following:

  • What is different about the Good Feet franchise?
  •  Why would someone want or need your arch supports?
  • How many stores/franchisees do you have and what areas are they located?

  • What is the connection of foot health and overall health?
  • I see you have a Mobile business too. How is that different?

Duration: 7:01

Sandra Kessler has been in Franchise Support since our formation in December 2004 and held the same position with GFW from June 2003 until December 2004. Ms. Kessler was Sales Manager/Franchise Sales for GFW from April 2001 until June 2003.

Twitter: @GoodFeet

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