The most popular cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation

April 30, 2015
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Board Certified Plastic Surgeons of Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, Dr’s. Howard Heppe and Harold Bautista join eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about the most popular cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr’s. Howard Heppe and Harold Bautista discuss the following:

  • What is involved in a breast augmentation procedure?
  • What are the different types of breast implants and how do patients know which implants are best for them?
  • What are the different incisions and which ones leave minimal scars? 
  • How do women know if they are a good candidate for this procedure?
  • What is the recovery time like and how long should a patient wait before shopping for bras?


Duration: 6:56


In the early 90’s, Dr. Heppe was an instructor at Georgetown University Medical Center and Howard University in Washington, DC. During the past years, Dr. Heppe has traveled several times to Latin America on charity missions. He has given numerous presentations on topics of plastic surgery at medical conferences throughout the United States and Canada, and has published several articles. He keeps abreast of new techniques of cosmetic surgery, attending national meetings. Dr. Heppe is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a diplomat of the National Medical Examiners. Dr. Heppe joined Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1991 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as traveling and playing golf, tennis and skiing.


After training at Long Island Plastic Surgery Group, Dr. Bautista joined Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1993 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional.  He is currently serving as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Mary Washington Hospital. Dr. Bautista has served as a volunteer surgeon for Operation Smile and The Smile Train. He maintains proficiency in his specialty by maintaining active membership in, (ASAPS) The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and (ASPS) American Society of Plastic Surgeons.   In his spare time, Dr. Bautista enjoys playing tennis, golf, dancing, and practicing yoga. He also holds a black belt in karate.



Website: www.plasticsurgeryservices.com

North Shore Patient Advocates, protecting your right to an accurate diagnosis

April 27, 2015
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Teri Dreher, CEO of North Shore Patient Advocates, that specializes in complex multi system health management, positive collaboration and provision of premium health referrals joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Teri Dreher discuss the following:

  • What exactly is professional health advocacy, and why would someone hire their own private advocate?
  • What current trends in healthcare are making people frustrated or confused about the hospital experience?
  • Can you describe a typical patient who would benefit from your services?
  • How would you describe the difference between a private professional healthcare advocate and say, a geriatric care manager?
  • Can you give us one-two tips on how to prevent problems when going into the hospital for a procedure?


Duration: 12:56


With over 36 years of clinical experience in Critical Care nursing, home based healthcare and expertise as a cardiovascular nurse clinician, Teri is well acquainted with the complexities of the modern healthcare system. She has served as a nursing leader, mentor, educator and consistent patient advocate throughout her career in some of the best hospitals across the country. Her passion for patient safety and drive to keep the patient at the center of the American healthcare system led her to incorporate North Shore Patient Advocates in 2011, serving clients throughout the northern suburbs of Chicago.


Teri is also an inspirational speaker, writer and private patient advocate who helps young and old alike navigate personal health challenges successfully, saving lives, financial resources and time. She specializes in complex multi system health management, positive collaboration and provision of premium health referrals.


Member of National Association of Professional Health Advocacy Consultants, Association of Professional Health Advocates, Best Practices/Standards committee NAHAC that develops national standards for industry.



Website: www.NorthShoreRN.com

Three approaches to bringing healthcare to employer sites

April 26, 2015
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Tracey Moran, Vice President of Marketing at Marathon Health, a worksite healthcare company that specializes in total population health management joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Tracey Moran discuss the following:

  • What are the three approaches to offering healthcare to employees at work? 
  • What type of employer can offer healthcare at work?
  • How does the risk management approach work?
  • Why would you say this is beneficial to an employer?
  • What are the benefits of doing this?
  • Are there any obstacles to be aware of?
  • How do you know which approach is right or the best for an employer?


Duration: 12:16


Tracey’s expertise comes from more than 25 years of marketing and corporate communication experience responsible for marketing strategies, brand management, lead generation, event planning, public relations, and internal communication.


As director of communication at IDX and Allscripts, two leading healthcare software companies and as director of marketing at Lane Press, a large print manufacturing organization, Tracey has lead change management strategies, created and implemented brand and rebrand strategies, directed new product launches, and designed creative prospect and customer communication programs to increase awareness.


Tracey received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Political Science and Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire.



Website: www.marathon-health.com

Modern day medicine and where it falls short

April 25, 2015
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Dr. Edward F. Group III, alternative medicine pioneer, Author of The Green Body Cleanse, and Founder of the Global Healing Center, one of the largest alternative, natural, and organic health resources on the Internet joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Edward F. Group III discuss the following:

  • When you began studying medicine, why did you at first look at natural medicine practitioners as quacks? What changed your mind?
  • Your book, The Green Body Cleanse, makes some provocative claims about modern day medicine and where it falls short.  What’s wrong with how we treat disease today?
  • Why do you advocate treating the root cause of disease and not just the symptoms?
  • What are some steps individuals can take to become responsible for their health?
  • Why is spreading the message of natural healing methods so important to you?


Duration: 19:15


Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM


Dr. Edward F. Group III founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. At the forefront of the research and development team, Dr. Group assumes a hands-on approach to producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information.


Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and, though he no longer sees patients individually, now focuses on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural, and organic health resources on the Internet.


Dr. Group's Mission
Dr. Group believes his personal mission is to help the world by teaching and promoting philosophies that produce good health, a clean environment, and positive thinking.  This, he believes, can restore happiness, and love.


Dr. Group considers it part of his responsibility to expose hidden truths of the medical industry, which has a tendency to treat symptoms of disease and not the underlying cause.  The incidence of disease is increasing at an alarming rate, a statistic Dr. Group believes is an indication that the current healthcare system is not working. 


Dr. Group centers his philosophy around the understanding that the root cause of disease stems from the accumulation of toxins in the body and is exacerbated by daily exposure to a toxic living environment.



Website: www.GlobalHealingCenter.com

Stay In Your Game with Armor Gel

April 24, 2015
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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champion, and one of the UFC's most recognizable faces Rich Franklin joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Fitness, and Nutrition Channels to talk about how to stay in your game with Armor Gel a nano silver-based, wound dressing gel for athletes of all ages that provides protection against external bacterial and pathogens.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Rich Franklin discuss the following:

  • What sparked your interest in the topics of health and nutrition?
  • Why did you choose to partner with ABL Silver to launch Armor Gel?
  • What is Armor Gel?
  • What are the various uses?  Is it just for sports?
  • What’s up next for you?


Duration: 12:33


Rich Franklin may be a simple Mid-western guy, but to anyone who knows him well, he’s a force of nature. A former math teacher turned mixed martial arts (MMA) champion, Franklin has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for nearly twelve years and is one of the sport’s most recognizable faces.


Since putting his career on hold, Franklin joined the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization ONE Championship in July 2014 as a Vice President. He serves as a spokesperson throughout Asia and the United States hosting seminars and working with fighters.



As if having a job on another continent wasn’t keeping him busy enough, Franklin has also teamed up with American Biotech Labs (ABL) to release Armor Gel, a nano silver-based, wound dressing gel that provides protection against external bacterial and pathogens.


Franklin is also in high demand for speaking engagements.  His April 2014 Tedx talk on ‘How to Be a Loser’ garnered national attention in both the media and public arenas.  In October, he addressed a 100+ audience at Chicago Ideas Week on the topic of ‘Work Like a Fighter.’


Since putting his fight career on hold, in the last year Franklin has been able to turn his attention to a longtime passion of his … health and nutrition. In high school, he was about gaining muscle, but becoming a professional athlete, he turned to performance and recovery. Now, having lost his father to heart disease, Franklin’s mission is about longevity and teaching others the importance of organic food and where it comes from.


In October 2013 he teamed up with a business friend to launch Ze/Lin Juice & Fusion Café in Beverly Hills. Not your ordinary cafe, Ze/Lin featured cold-press juices along with acai bowls, smoothies, and vegan/gluten free pastries. Due to his increasing travel schedule to Asia, Franklin closed the storefront to focus the business on the distribution of bottled juices.


In 2008, Franklin joined the ranks of select UFC athletes who have crossed over to “Hollywood” for possible careers in television and film. His friends gave him the nickname "Ace" for his resemblance to Jim Carrey’s character Ace Ventura. Franklin’s acting debut was in the sci-fi action film Cyborg Solider starring Tiffani Theissen where he played an escaped super solider.  In 2010 he returned to the big screen as a college wrestling coach in Hamill, and then again this past summer in Mantervention.


Franklin is always one to give back and passionately supports U.S. troops. His American Fighter clothing donated a portion of sales to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He created the Keep It in the Ring Foundation to advocate non-violence and build character in youth through after school sports, martial arts and life skills programs. The DAV named him their National Spokesperson in 2008 and featured him in a televised public service announcement that aired over 11,000 times reaching 40 million homes and becoming the organization’s highest grossing PSA. Franklin has visited numerous military bases and veteran hospitals all over the world including Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.


Franklin currently lives in West Chester, Ohio but splits time between Asia for work. He enjoys playing the drums and spending time with family and friends.



Website: www.richfranklin.com

Why Colorado Patients are at a Higher Risk for Developing Melanoma than Most

April 23, 2015
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Dr. Richard Asarch, who is board certified in dermatology and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery with a full practice and medical spa in Denver, Colorado again joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention Channel.


On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 the Melanoma Research Foundation will be honoring Dr. Asarch, with the MRF's Humanitarian Award. The MRF presents the Humanitarian Award to those in the local community who have committed to fighting melanoma through exemp-lary patient care, cutting-edged research and scientific leadership.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Richard Asarch discuss the following:

  • What is Melanoma?
  • What causes Melanoma?
  • Can you explain Melanoma prevention and protection? 
  • Why are patients in Colorado at a higher risk for developing Melanoma? 
  • How is Melanoma detected & how is it diagnosed? 
  • You have performed over 30,000 Mohs surgeries. How does Mohs work to treat Melanoma?
  • What are the top 3 pieces of advice you would give your patients about Melanoma and Skin Cancer?


Duration: 12:38


Dr. Richard Asarch, MD, PC heads the Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery in Denver, CO, and it’s accompanying state-of-the-art DermaSpa. Having spent over 35 years in practice evaluating and adopting the latest advances in medical and cosmetic dermatology, his experience and continued dedication to his patients and their overall health, Dr. Asarch is truly a leader in both the local and national medical community.


Considered an expert on melanoma and other skin cancers, Dr. Asarch is Double Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and has successfully completed over 30,000 Mohs Surgeries for skin cancer removal.  Dr. Asarch introduced Mohs to the state of Colorado in 1977 after studying directly with Dr. Frederic Mohs, the founder of Mohs Surgery.


The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also provides education about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.



Website: www.asarchcenter.com

What to consider when choosing a sunscreen with Dr. Susan Goodlerner

April 20, 2015
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Dr. Susan Goodlerner, a board certified dermatologist located in Torrance, California joins eHealth Radio and the Anti-Aging, Dermatology & Skin Care Channels. 


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Susan Goodlerner discuss the following:

  • What type of sunscreen if you have sensitive skin or have reacted to sunscreen products?
  • What about for acne prone skin?
  • What number SPF and type is recommended for sports or swimming?
  • How often does sunscreen need to be re-applied?
  • For those that are after a golden tan, is a base tan from a tanning salon protective?


Duration: 5:49


Dr. Goodlerner is a board certified dermatologist with a private practice in Torrance, California serving the South Bay community for the past 30 years.  The scope of Dr. Gooderner’s practice includes general dermatology, skin cancer treatments, and cosmetic dermatology.  She is a member of the staff at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard UCLA.  Recently she was elected Best Dermatologist in the South Bay by the readers of the Daily Breeze.


The priority of her practice is always the health and wellbeing of the patient. Dr. Goodlerner aims to provide the highest level of medical and cosmetic treatments in a friendly and caring environment.



Website: www.drgoodlerner.com

Bouncing back from adversity with Josie Thomson

April 19, 2015
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Josie Thomson who is a NeuroLeadership, Resilience & Change Expert, a Multi-Award Winning Coach, an International Speaker & Presenter, a two-time cancer survivor, and Lifestyle Author & Writer at JosieThomson.com joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Developement Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Josie Thomson discuss the following:

  • Describe how you got to where you are today? What 'reinventions' occurred and how did you succeeded.
  • How has your outlook on life changed?
  • What do you do to embrace life more fully?
  • What do you do when things don't go as planned?
  • If you would share a final tip or one word that has grown in significance to you?


Duration: 8:40


Neuroleadership expert and acclaimed executive coach, Josie Thomson knows a thing or two about resilience. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is living proof that: more than education, more than experience, more than training, more than any one single factor, RESILIENCE determines who succeeds and who fails.


Her 28-year journey from being an executive in one of the world's largest mining companies, to twice surviving cancer, to juggling the priorities of being a single mum as well as an award winning coach & entrepreneur has given her a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in life and leadership. And this has brought about her mission in life: to create resilient leaders and communities.


A true storyteller with a passion for enhancing human performance, she shares her personal stories authentically from the heart, weaving them with her deep understanding of the brain to provide those true 'aha!' moments that motivate and inspire. Josie is a leading voice in building resilience capability for individuals, communities and organisations, to look with themselves and discover an empowered world beyond themselves. ​


Her presentation style has been described as a rare mix of engaging, interactive, informative and insightful. And her audiences appreciate that she makes the content real, providing them with practical strategies that can be confidently applied immediately.


As a sought after speaker, Josie has shared the stage with top motivational speakers on the global circuit, speaking at many of the world's leading conferences, including: STADA, Mind & Its Potential, ICF Global, ICF Australasia, AITD, CPA Congress and many more.


On a more personal note, Josie is an Ambassador for Childhood Cancer Support, a not-for-profit group that supports families of kids receiving treatment for cancer. She lives in Brisbane with her two beautiful children, Kristen and Harrison.


Specialist Areas:

  • Resilience
  • Change 
  • Possibility Mindset
  • NeuroLeadership 
  • Coaching​


Keynotes, workshops and/or half and full day training programs:

  • The Neuroscience of Leadership
  • The Neuroscience of Resilience
  • Handling Cancer in the Workplace
  • Embracing a Possibility Mindset for Creativity & Innovative Solutions
  • Rewiring the Brain for Change
  • Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
  • Mindfulness, The Brain & Business
  • The Neuroscience of Effective Learning Cultures



Website: www.josiethomson.com

Healing Waters is Inspiring Transformational Change

April 18, 2015
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Amanda Gorecki, Founder and Owner of Healing Waters, a leading medical and day spa with three locations throughout the country joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Amanda Gorecki discuss the following:

  • What inspired you to open the first Healing Waters?
  • What is it about Healing Waters that separates it from similar businesses?
  • What do you hope to achieve through the growth of Healing Waters?
  • How do you think that Healing Waters has impacted its’ clients thus far?
  • What are the core values of Healing Waters?
  • If you could inform us of your 3 current locations (City & State) and where do you foresee the next Healing Waters location opening?


Duration: 7:44


Amanda Gorecki, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, is the founder of Healing Waters and Pure MD® Skin Science. She has a BSN from Seattle Pacific University and a MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She trained at Harbor View Medical Center and Duke University where she worked as an emergency room nurse and nurse practitioner for the Department of Neurosurgery before venturing into private business. Enterprising Women Magazine named Gorecki Enterprising Woman of the Year in 2014. She is an Atlanta member of the WPO (Women’s Presidents Organization) Chapter 1, has received the Champions of Respect Award from the YWCA Women’s Shelter, has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named one of the 40 Under 40 by the Wichita Business Journal.


Gorecki founded Healing Waters in 2002, which has been named twice as the Best Medical Spa in the Country, and is a recipient of numerous local awards for Best Spa, Best Massage, and more. Healing Waters offers traditional spa treatments; aesthetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers; plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation and reconstruction, liposuction, and more; and wellness programs designed to improve diet, exercise, hormonal imbalance, and lifestyle habits. There are currently two Healing Waters locations, in Wichita, Kansas and Durham, North Carolina. A new location will be opening in Columbia, South Carolina in 2014. The South Carolina spa will be located within the region’s newest hospital, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, the largest and most comprehensive health care system in the Midlands region of South Carolina.


In 2007, Gorecki pursued one of her greatest passions by developing the proprietary skin care line, Pure MD® Skin Science. Pure MD® addresses concerns of aging-skin, acne, rosacea and more by combining the best ingredients from both nature and science. All Healing Waters spas offer customized Pure MD® facials and retail products. In 2011, Pure MD® launched an e-commerce site at www.pureMD.com. Gorecki is regarded as an expert on skin care ingredients and has lectured nationally on cosmeceuticals at various women’s conferences nationwide.


Gorecki continues to dedicate her time to the development and expansion of both Healing Waters and Pure MD®, with a focus on growing the company’s mission of inspiring transformational change in the lives of others. Under this umbrella, Healing Waters has created the Transformational Principles – Calm, Balance, Correct and Restore – to guide its team in their relationships with guests and patients, the community, and one another. These principles have been woven into every aspect of the Healing Waters and Pure MD® experience including the services, products, and customer service philosophy. Gorecki’s ultimate goal is to make a difference in the lives of others—to help people find their self-confidence and to feel good about themselves. Gorecki says, “When we have a positive self-image, we are able to project that positivity out into the world around us.”



Website: www.healingwaterslife.com

A chat with Autism Awareness Advocate and Founder of No Small Victories, Jacqueline Williams-Hines

April 17, 2015
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Autism Awareness Advocate, Jacqueline Williams-Hines again joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information Channel for Autism Awareness month to discuss her organization No Small Victories.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jacqueline Williams-Hines discuss the following:

  • What is No Small Victories?
  • What inspired you to Start No Small Victories? 
  • I understand you are an author of the No Small Victories Children's Book Series, what are the themes of the books in your series? 
  • What are the future goals of NSV?
  • What are some early sign of Autism, listeners can look out for?


Duration: 13:11


Jacqueline Williams-Hines journey began nearly sixteen years ago upon receiving a diagnosis of autism for her youngest son, Joshua. She began to navigate the maze of social services and special education.  In an effort to educate her son’s peers on autism as well as catharsis in dealing with overwhelming depression, guilt and anxiety Mrs. Williams-Hines self-published her first children’s book, “Joshua and the Startabulous Dream Maker.”  Positive response to her book prompted Williams-Hines to organize autism awareness walks, fairs and to continue with the book series to include three more books as well as an accompanying discussion guide.


In 2008 she founded No Small Victories, a program of The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services of Springfield, MA. Through this organization she continues to promote education and early detection of autism through workshops and book signings.  A state member of Mass Act Early, a national autism initiative founded by the Centers for Disease Control, No Small Victories works to combat diagnostic disparities suffered by African Americans and Hispanics in underserved communities.


Website: www.nsvonline.com