ehealth radio network
A Natural Approach to Lyme Disease Prevention

A Natural Approach to Lyme Disease Prevention

September 24, 2015

Trevor Nelson, Co-Founder of Pure Solutions, a provider of safe, environmentally sustainable methods for tick, mosquito, and deer control joins eHealth Radio and the General Health, Health News & Lyme Disease Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Trevor Nelson discuss the following:

  • Let’s start with the basics.  What is Lyme disease, and how can you contract it?
  • Personally I only think about ticks and Lyme disease in the summer because that’s when I spend the most time outdoors, do we only have to worry about Lyme disease in the summer?
  • What is Pure Solutions doing to help?
  • Typically when companies try to protect against insects, there is a harmful effect on the environment from toxins. How is Pure Solutions’ different? 

Duration: 7:11

Trevor Nelson is co-founder of Pure Solutions. Prior to Pure Solutions, Trevor was a sales consultant for Classic Wine Imports, the leading distributor of wines and spirits in New England and the 7th largest distributor in the country, and has more than 5 years of experience directing wine programs at top restaurants in Denver and Boston. His journey from the restaurant industry to co-founding Pure Solutions with his cousin, Brian Whittemore, started with his passions for the environment, public health and social issues impacting local communities and abroad.

He currently lives with his two Labrador Retrievers, two Icelandic horses, and a brood of chickens on a farm in Harvard, Massachusetts.

About Pure Solutions

Founded in 2005 by Brian Whittemore and Trevor W. Nelson, Pure Solutions provides safe, environmentally sustainable alternatives for outdoor services such as mosquito and tick elimination, as well as deer control, for both commercial and residential properties. Pure Solutions is dedicated to the growing responsibilities of its services, which include protecting and preserving the communities, water supplies, and the environment. Pure Solutions joined the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts in 2013, which focuses on building a Massachusetts economy that is local, green and fair.

PROGAEA™ by Pure Solutions is a family of all-natural products which utilizes proprietary botanical extracts and oils which work by disrupting the neurotransmitter function in target insects, and provides residual control. The PROGAEA family of products are both EPA FIFRA 25(b) exempt and National Organic Program (NOP) compliant, which benefit both the community and the environment.

Pure Solutions has office locations in Weston and Chatham, Massachusetts, and Lyme, New Hampshire, and services Eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, Upper Valley Vermont, and New Hampshire. Please visit for more information.


Power in Unity: Griswold Home Care Introduces an Interactive Map to Find Charity Walks

Power in Unity: Griswold Home Care Introduces an Interactive Map to Find Charity Walks

September 23, 2015

Sara Price, Marketing Coordinator at Griswold Home Care, a non-medical in-home caregiver referral service joins eHealth Radio and the Senior & Health Care Information Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sara Price discuss the following:

  • Tell us about the Charity Walks Map you created at
  • What organizations are you involved with that host these charity walks?
  • So what type of services does Griswold Home Care provide, other than creating cool charity walk maps?
  • A lot of places rotate caregivers between clients, do you do that?

Duration: 5:16

Founded by Dr. Jean Griswold to help elderly and disabled members of her parish, Griswold Home Care has helped hundreds of thousands of seniors and disabled individuals to age in place. The company refers experienced caregivers for personal care, homemaking, companionship, and other vital services to an ever-growing population of seniors and disabled adults.

Today, Griswold Home Care has more than 200 locations throughout the United States, referring over 10,000 caregivers per year. Since its foundation, Griswold Home Care has received dozens of industry and community awards and has grown to become one of the nation’s leading non-medical in-home care companies.

Show Links:

Charity Walks Map:
Twitter: @GriswoldCares

Elizabeth Colen talks about her journey of weight loss and a healthy lifestyle

Elizabeth Colen talks about her journey of weight loss and a healthy lifestyle

September 12, 2015

Elizabeth Colen, Fitness Expert with It's a Glam Thing who will be talking to us about Beauty, Food and Fitness her BFF joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty, Fitness, Nutrition & Weight Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Elizabeth Colen discuss the following:

  • How much have you lost?
  • What made you want to lose weight?
  • How did you lose the weight?
  • Did you get support from your friends and family?
  • How do you maintain your weight loss?
  •  How are you helping others to loose weight and stay healthy?

Tip:  Decide that you are worth living a healthy lifestyle and get moving, even if its only 30 min you can take break it down to 10-15 minutes at a time and try to change just 1 meal a day to a healthy meal and you are well on your way.

Duration: 10:28

Elizabeth Colen is Ms. Fit One. She is a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Certified Nutritionist who is also a television and radio personality. Elizabeth is now the star of her own television show called Ms. Fit One. Elizabeth was featured on reality TV as well as Money Talks and Chat Zone. You might have heard her speak on Real World Weight Loss, the Oneness Wellness Lifestyles Show with Shifa, or CORE Radio.  Perhaps you read one of her featured articles in Flourish Magazine, Courageous Women Magazine, Ms. Fitness or Megku Magazine where her goal is to help others on their journey to a healthy lifestyle. Elizabeth recently joined "It's a Glam Thing" as their premier Fitness Expert where she is seen on television throughout the US educating viewers about fitness, nutrition and exercise.

Elizabeth knows the struggle of losing weight because she fought the battle with obesity.  She was once a size 24 and lost over 115 pounds. Elizabeth won her battle through diet and exercise and kept the weight off for several years. She knows that you can do the same. She relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina area where she trains and uses her fitness expertise to help others meet their goals. Her mission is to guide you on your path to healthy living. It is a lifestyle and she wants you to live your life to the fullest.

Show Links:

Borderline Personality Disorder and Failure to Launch Syndrome

Borderline Personality Disorder and Failure to Launch Syndrome

September 10, 2015

Rebecca DeLeon, Program Coordinator at the Roanne Program for young adults with Borderline Personality Disorder and BPD traits and part of Optimum Performance Institute joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Rebecca DeLeon discuss the following:

  • What is BPD?
  • What is OFTLS, and how does BPD typically manifest itself as FTL?
  • How does the Roanne Program treat BPD?
  • You’re the Program Coordinator at the Roanne Program – what draws you to work with this particular population?
  • What is the typical prognosis for a young adult with B-P-D who receives intensive intervention such as that at Roanne’s residential program?

Duration: 11:00

For more than 10 years, parents, programs, and clinicians worldwide have turned to JCAHO-accredited Optimum Performance Institute to provide the clinically sophisticated intervention young adults often need when faced with difficulties transitioning to adulthood. 

With the goal of “turning hopelessness into happiness,” OPI provides residential and intensive outpatient day treatment programs to young men and women ages 17-28 who present with a variety of mental health diagnoses ranging from Asperger’s Syndrome, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and OCD to learning disabilities.

Borderline Personality Disorder, borderline traits, and co-occurring disorders such as depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders/anxiety, and PTSD are addressed in OPI’s breakthrough Roanne Program, the only residential treatment center in the United States serving both young women and men diagnosed with BPD. It is the only program specializing in BPD named Best in Treatment by Psychology Today Magazine.

In addition to therapeutic interventions such as DBT, CBT, and individual and group therapy, GeneSight genetic testing is offered. When pharmacological treatment is recommended, this painless, cotton swab to the inner cheek test allows OPI psychiatrists to quickly and accurately identify, on a very individualized level, which medications will likely have the most benefits and least side effects.

OPI is the first transformational program of its kind to recognize and address the relationship that exists between diagnosis and a ‘failure to launch,’ when young adults are held back from progressing to the next stage of development, including difficulty transitioning to college, leaving home, or being self-sufficient.

OPI is accredited as a residential treatment center. It’s comprehensive, highly therapeutic programs have proven effective treating the most debilitating of diagnoses.  Individualized treatment plans take into account the young adult’s interests so that the goal of building a life worth living can be established and built upon long after discharge. Call (888) 814-5985.

Show Links:

Roanne Program

Optimum Performance Institute

Social Media:



Managing Diabetes in the Digital World – Introducing the DARIO

Managing Diabetes in the Digital World – Introducing the DARIO

September 9, 2015

Todd Durniak, Executive VP of US Operations at  Labstyle Innovations that powers the DARIO, a unique diabetes management platform that allows patients and doctors seamlessly manage their condition joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes, Health News & Technology Channels.

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

  • For those living with diabetes, what would you say is the major challenge in managing this condition today?
  • How can your platform technology, Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution address this challenge? Can you explain how it works with smart devices such as phones and ipads? 
  • There’s a lot of technology out there to help People with Diabetes manage their disease.  How is DARIO different?
  • Aside from the DARIO user, who else can access remotely the blood sugar meter readings? Why is this information important?  
  • Labstyle Innovations has an online Facebook community called the DARIO Lounge. Why are these community groups so important in helping patients stay compliant and healthy? 
  • The DARIO platform also includes a suite of apps for the smartphone -- How do they work in the overall success for diabetic patients? Would the apps be available for non-diabetic patients?
  • Can you share where the DARIO is currently available and when will be available for US patients?

Duration: 9:26

Todd Durniak is Labstyle Innovations’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the U.S.  Durniak brings to LabStyle over 20 years of medical device commercial and technical leadership, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of Neighborhood Diabetes, a division of Insulet focused on delivering insulin supplies through durable medical equipment (DME) and pharmacy channels with a 'high touch' training approach. 

Prior to Insulet and Neighborhood Diabetes, Durniak held a number of positions of increasing responsibility over 7 years at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, most recently as President, Asia Pacific, based in Sydney, Australia. 

Durniak began his career in engineering with Johnson & Johnson Orthopedics, leaving to start and manage Texas Direct Medical, an orthopedic product distributorship.  He later re-joined Johnson & Johnson post the acquisition of DePuy, moving through a series of positions before joining Guidant just prior to its acquisition by Boston Scientific.

Durniak holds a BS of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Boston University.


Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Hubbard Discusses Breast Augmentation with Lift Techniques

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Hubbard Discusses Breast Augmentation with Lift Techniques

September 8, 2015

Dr. Thomas Hubbard, a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of Hubbard Plastic Surgery & Skin Enhancement in Virginia Beach, VA joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty and Plastic Surgery Information Channels.  Dr. Hubbard utilizes the latest techniques in plastic surgery for his patients, and discusses his approach to an exceedingly popular procedure, breast augmentation with lift.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Thomas Hubbard discuss the following:

  • What is an augmentation mastopexy?
  • How does a woman make the decision on what breast surgery to have?
  • What are the two types of lifts?
  • Once the decision is made that a full lift is required to meet expectations, are there different types of full lifts?
  • What about using a purse string for the lift or the Benelli technique?

Duration: 12:35

At Hubbard Plastic Surgery & Skin Enhancement, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Hubbard offers a personalized approach and addresses the unique concerns of each patient.  Dr. Hubbard and his highly-trained staff are known for their compassionate care and dedication to patients before, during, and after surgery. He is well regarded for the precise approach he brings to surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

In addition to plastic surgery, Dr. Hubbard is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Rhinoplasty Society.

Dr. Hubbard is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the nation. He has completed residency at both Washington University in St. Louis and Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.  His double board certification and extensive training demonstrate Dr. Hubbard’s commitment to the field of plastic surgery.

Aside from his private practice, Dr. Hubbard has teamed up with several charitable organizations to help bring plastic surgery services and medical aid to those in need by donating a small portion of his surgical fees to purchase and donate medical instruments to doctors in developing countries. In 1994, Dr. Hubbard founded the non-profit organization Medical Supply Rescue and Recycle (MSSR), which collects unused surgical supplies and equipment from local hospitals and sends them to doctors in third world countries.

For more information about Dr. Hubbard, his practice, and his charitable organization, please visit him online today.


Assessing the use of biometrics for patient identification in healthcare

Assessing the use of biometrics for patient identification in healthcare

September 7, 2015

Michael Trader, President of RightPatient, a biometric patient identification and patient data integrity solution provider helping the healthcare industry to improve patient safety by eliminating duplicate medical records, preventing fraud and medical identity theft, and improving patient data integrity joins eHealth Radio and the Technology and Health Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Michael Trader discuss the following:

  • Accurate patient identification and patient data integrity in healthcare is getting a lot of attention because of widespread adoption of EHRs, mHealth tools, and patient portals. What is RightPatient currently doing to help improve patient identification in healthcare?Mobile health apps and patient portals present patient identification challenges to healthcare organizations that user names and passwords can no longer secure. Can you explain how RightPatient is addressing the rising need to secure patient identities from the explosion of new touchpoints for personal health information (PHI) access?
  • I understand that RightPatient has engaged in several strategic partnerships to help augment the effectiveness of your patient identification solution. Can you talk briefly about some of these key partnerships and what you hope to accomplish?
  • RightPatient supports the use of multiple forms of biometrics for patient identification and has 13 years of experience in biometric identification management. Why is this important in the context of providing a biometric patient identification solution to the healthcare industry?
  • If you were a CIO or other decision-maker evaluating this type of technology, what would you look for in a solution?

Duration: 17:41

Michael Trader, Co-Founder and President of RightPatient, helped shepherd the company as a startup to a leader in biometric patient identification technology, patient engagement, and healthcare informatics. As President, he has spearheaded many strategic partnership initiatives and played a crucial role with the company’s product development roadmap. Michael is responsible for overseeing business development and marketing activities, building partnerships, government outreach and providing senior leadership on business and policy issues. His focus is on democratizing and defragmenting healthcare, improving personal and population health outcomes, and lowering costs through technological disruption in the areas of patient identification, engagement, and predictive analytics. Michael is also responsible for management and oversight of M2SYS Technology, a global leader in biometric identification management technology with tens of millions of end users in over 100 countries around the globe.

Prior to joining M2SYS Technology and RightPatient®, he was a key executive and Vice President of Global Sales at BayBuilder where oversaw all global sales activity and developed business relationships with dozens of Fortune 1000 companies to help them implement profitable sourcing methodologies utilizing leading-edge technology. After the acquisition of BayBuilder, Mr. Trader served as the Executive Director of Application Consulting at PurchasePro where he worked closely with other sales and business development executives and managed the product development team. Mr. Trader graduated with honors from the pre-medical program at the Universtiy of Vermont earning a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences.


BPS Board Certified Pharmacists: Improving Patient Outcomes as Vital Members of the Healthcare Team

BPS Board Certified Pharmacists: Improving Patient Outcomes as Vital Members of the Healthcare Team

September 2, 2015

William Ellis, Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® in Washington, D.C. that is the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest William Ellis discuss the following:

  • What is the Board of Pharmacy Specialties?
  • How many pharmacists are currently BPS board certified?
  • What sets BPS board certified pharmacists apart from other pharmacists?
  • What role does the board certified pharmacist play as an integral member of the healthcare team?
  • Can you talk about how BPS board certified pharmacists improve patient care and outcomes? 
  • What are the long term goals of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties? 

Duration: 9:21

William M. Ellis is the Executive Director for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), in Washington, D.C.  From 1997-2011, he served as CEO and Executive Director of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation.  Ellis was the Executive Vice President for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists from 1986-1997.

Ellis also serves as Chair of the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy which provides leadership, guidance, public information, and coordination for the profession of pharmacy's credentialing programs. In 2014, he was appointed a commissioner to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

After receiving his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), Ellis completed an executive residency with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1986 and earned his Master of Science degree in health education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1994. Currently he also is serving as the chair of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors.


Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App