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On Your Feet All Day? Advice For Reducing Pain

On Your Feet All Day? Advice For Reducing Pain

October 16, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Oheb, MD, Chief of Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery for the North Valley Orthopedic Institute, an affiliation of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic & Pain Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Jonathan Oheb discuss the following:

  • There are many orthopedic issues that active professionals who are employed in professions that require excessive standing, walking, kneeling or overhead work all day may have.  What are some of the most predominant pain related issues?
  • Please describe the type of shoes that should be worn and why. What steps can be taken to prevent workplace repetitive strain injuries?
  • How does being overweight or obese contribute to pain?
  • What type of over the counter medication can be taken and how does it help?

Duration: 8:35

A New York native, Dr. Jonathan Oheb graduated SUNY Binghamton University with degrees in economics and chemistry. With high honors in chemisty and valedictorian honors in economics. Dr. Oheb finished college in 3 years and attained an MBA in 1.5 years also at SUNY Binghamton with high honors.

Dr.Oheb then went on to pursue his true passion in the care of others.  He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University graduating in the top 5% of medical students in the country with AOA honors. He then went on to study Orthopedic Surgery at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  During his residency Dr. Oheb had extensive exposure to general orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, and shoulder surgery. Afterwards he completed a hand surgery fellowship at the Oklahoma Hand Surgery Institute.

In addition to his background in general orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, and shoulder surgery, Dr. Oheb has an expertise in the treatment of all hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries, including the operative and nonoperative treatment of broken bones and other injuries.

As an avid body builder he has firsthand knowledge of the physical and mental challenges active individuals face.  Dr. Oheb is currently a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, as well as the American Association of Hand Surgeons.


The Psychology of Giving

The Psychology of Giving

October 15, 2015

Marsha Marcoe, Director of Philanthropy, Planned Giving & Major Gifts, the first position of its kind at the Braile Institute in Santa Barbara joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health and News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Marsha Marcoe discuss the following:

  • Tell us a little about your fundraising efforts at the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara California.  How did you move from being a marriage and family counselor into fundraising arena?
  • The psychology of giving is a very unusual aspect of psychology. Studies show that generous behavior results in positive feelings on the part of the donor. How does that work?
  • Do you find that donors feel happiest if they give to a charity via a friend, relative or social connection rather than simply making an anonymous donation to a worthy cause?
  • We’re coming up on the end of the year holiday season – why do people donate more at this time? 
  • The ice bucket challenge was a huge success. Was there more motivating donors than just donating to a good cause?
  • Tell our listeners why they should consider donating to a good cause.  What’s in it for them – will they be happier and healthier?  

Duration: 14:20

Marsha Marcoe, MFT, is the Director of Philanthropy, Planned Giving & Major Gifts, the first position of its kind at the Braile Institute Santa Barbara. Her primary responsibility is to develop, promote and implement a planned giving and major giving program in Santa Barbara. In addition, she assists in increasing community awareness of Braille Institute’s life changing services and build strategic relationships with major philanthropic, civic and community service stakeholders.

Marsha’s previous employment includes Associate Executive Director and Interim Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County; Corporate Liaison for the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara; Associate Dean of Development for the College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara; and Director of Development for Child Abuse Listening & Mediation.

Marsha attended Antioch University, Los Angeles, where she received a MA in Clinical Psychology and a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She holds membership in American Fundraising Professionals; Philanthropic Giving Index Panel of Fundraising Experts from Indiana University Center of Philanthropy; and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  She is active in the community where she is a member of the Women’s Fund North and South County.

Braille Institute Santa Barbara is located at 2031 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The main phone number for the center is (805) 682-6222; Marsha’s direct phone number is (805) 770-6779.

About Braille Institute of America

Braille Institute of America is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. It serves tens of thousands of people of all ages each year through an array of integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services designed to help people with vision loss lead enriched and fulfilling lives. Funded entirely by private donations, all services are completely free-of-charge.

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Global PT Day-of-Service, October 17, 2015

Global PT Day-of-Service, October 17, 2015

October 13, 2015

Efosa L. Guobadia PT, DPT, who is behind the Inaugural Global Initiative "The Global PT Day of Service", which is October 17, 2015 joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Pain Management & Physical Therapy Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Efosa L. Guobadia discuss the following:

  • Where did the idea for the initiative come from?
  • How do you hope the day turns out?
  • What do you hope the overall impact is on the communities and those that serve?
  • What has been your favorite part about the planning for the initiative?
  • What can the listeners do to support or tune in?

Duration: 8:48

In, perhaps, one of the most ambitious and altruistic efforts ever spearheaded by the Physical Therapist community, the Inaugural Global PT Day-Of-Service has been announced for Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Conceptualized by Efosa L. Guobadia, DPT and executed with the help of friend and fellow PT Josh D'Angelo, DPT, this innovative initiative is mobilizing clinicians, students and associated staff of the Physical Therapy profession to volunteer in different communities around the world on the same day.

The unique element about the Global PT Day-Of-Service is that participants aren’t limited to donating their time, experience and passion to just PT volunteerism. They are encouraged to donate their service to anything in their community that needs help. Whether it’s working in a soup kitchen, cleaning up a park or assisting a local non-profit, the overall mission of the Global PT Day-Of-Service is that the PT profession as a whole unites on all fronts for the highest purpose … helping others.

What was once an idea has evolved into a real, palpable movement driven by ten volunteers, a growing list of international ambassadors, and many supporters across the world.

In fact, to date, PTs in every U.S. state have committed to the cause by serving as an ambassador. What’s even more impressive is that each state has more than one PT participating, with some boasting as many as a dozen ambassadors.

Internationally, the list of ambassadors continues to grow with participants in 23 countries and nearly 40 sponsors.

“Our hope for this day is that it sparks new connections, strengthens established ones, and further stimulates conversations on how we can keep this river flowing strongly for our profession and the communities we touch,” said Guobadia.

For those looking to get involved with the Global PT Day-Of-Service, the process is simple. Just visit There, visitors will have the ability to pledge to participate, sponsor, or donate to the initiative and learn how to spread the word about the project’s mission.

For a list of individuals leading service initiatives near your community, please visit


EBTConnect, Improve Your Well Being

EBTConnect, Improve Your Well Being

October 9, 2015

Dr. Laurel Mellin an associate clinical professor of family and community medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine & also the founder of joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Laurel Mellin discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us about your background in social sciences and research?
  • When did you start Emotional Brain Training (EBT) and what is the basics of the program?
  • Can you tell our audience about your crowdfunding campaign that has launched this September?
  • What will the funds for the crowdfunding campaign be used for?

Duration: 7:32

Dr. Mellin is the executive director of The Institute for Health Solutions, which promotes training, research and service in methods of rewiring the emotional brain. She is the founder of Emotional Brain Training (EBT). Dr. Mellin developed earlier iterations of the method, including the Solution Method and the Shapedown Program for pediatric obesity, which was adopted by the Canadian Health System, and is used extensively in the United States. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of California, Berkeley, her Master’s degree in nutrition at San Francisco State University and her PhD was completed at Northcentral University.

Dr. Mellin wrote for President Clinton the national guidelines for the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity, and is a leader in integrative health, as well as a New York Times bestselling author (The Pathway) with her most recent book on emotional brain training: Wired for Joy. She has conducted more than 100 courses nationally for health professionals on the neuroscience and practice of rewiring the emotional brain, and has extensive media experience, including representing UCSF in media events, and appearing on programs such as Today, Oprah, Public Radio and UCTV. She is the mother of three children and lives in Marin County, California.


Aquatic Stabilizer Apparatus, for use in Aquatic Therapy for individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Aquatic Stabilizer Apparatus, for use in Aquatic Therapy for individuals with Cerebral Palsy

October 9, 2015

David R. Blaski a published author, a nationally known lecturer on SPD and DSI and the inventor of the patented "Aquatic Stabilizer Apparatus" an award winning lower extremity orthosis for use in Aquatic Therapy for individuals with Cerebral Palsy & the CEO of Medical Devices, LLC of Highland, Indiana joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest David R. Blaski discuss the following:

  • What is the Aqautic Stabilizer Apparartus?
  • How was it developed?
  • What are its unique features?
  • Is it currently available for purchase?
  • If a company would be interested in leasing the exclusive patent rights for manufacturing, how do they contact you?

Duration: 8:41

David Blaski, OTR/L is a Clinical Pediatric Specialist in Occupational Therapy. He specializes in the treatment of Sensory Processing Disorders, Neurodevelopment Disorders, Early Intervention, Autistic Spectrum/ Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

For over 20 years has been a NICU specialist providing individualized developmental care of premature infants. He has been certified in Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT) testing since 1993 and became a board certified pediatric occupational therapist in 1998. He also is trained in the Wilbarger Deep Pressure Protocol for Sensory Defensiveness.

David Blaski currently serves as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Franciscan St. Margaret Pediatric Rehabilitation.

David Blaski received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Indiana. He has extensive training in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) and in the School AMPS and is a certified Indiana EI Specialist.

In addition to his occupational therapy expertise, David Blaski has also been active with David Copperfield’s “Project Magic” since 1982. He has assisted in developing “Project Magic” programs in many states and was involved in the production of a clinical instruction video for “Project Magic” and has made numerous presentations to university audiences on the program’s benefits. He is also the inventor of the “Aquatic Stabilizer Apparatus”, the first patented aquatic-based orthotic that allows individuals with cerebral palsy to swim. His invention was the recipient of the 38th annual Maddak Award for best innovation of the year at the 2012 American Occupational Therapy Conference.

Phone: 708-284-3222

The importance of meditation with Shimona Tzukernik

The importance of meditation with Shimona Tzukernik

October 7, 2015

Shimona Tzukernik, one of the foremost female authorities on Kabbalah, as it applies to daily life joins eHealth Radio joins the Health and Personal Development Channels to discuss the importance of meditation. For over twenty years Shimona has shared her wisdom on a range of topics with tens of thousands of people across the globe.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Shimona Tzukernik discuss the following:

  • What is meditation?
  • How does Kabbalistic meditation differ from other forms?
  • So really, why meditate? Can mediation improve ones health, help you sleep better? And is there a bigger purpose to doing so?
  • For our listeners considering meditation, what do you advise? Are there appropriate times for meditation, places, positions and the like? Where does one start?
  • Can you give an example of one simple meditation technique?
  • What is The Method and how can our listeners sign up for your program?

Duration: 18:32

Shimona Tzukernik’s career in thought leadership began at nineteen as Director of Education for a national youth group. Trained in Fine Arts and Linguistics at the University of Witwatersrand, she went on to teach art history at Funda University in Soweto before furthering her studies in Israel and the United States. In 2006 she established OMEK, a non-profit educational center, which she continues to direct.

Shimona is considered one of the foremost female authorities on Kabbalah as it applies to daily life.  Using this knowledge she created The Method, enabling individuals and corporations to live and lead from the inside out. Having coached hundreds of individuals, she now offers certification in The Method so that others too can provide the same spiritually based transformation for their clients.

Shimona is also a freelance writer and author for the Rohr JLI, the world’s largest network of adult education. Her courses include “Wisdom from Sinai” for college students, currently taught at over 60 campuses in the United States; “Drive Through Life” – a life skills program for teens; and an upcoming course on art as a template for repairing the world.

She has spoken for the United Nations Staff Recreation Council; participated in The Conversation: Jewish in America; and has been featured in media around the world, including a documentary by National Geographic and “Take Me to Your Mother” for NickMom TV.

For over twenty years Shimona has shared her wisdom on a range of topics with tens of thousands of people across the globe. People consistently thank her for “the lecture of a lifetime.” She is renowned for her vast knowledge of Kabbalah and her remarkable ability to make it relevant to people’s every-day lives.


The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The eHealth Radio Network.

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction with Dr. David McDaniel

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction with Dr. David McDaniel

October 6, 2015

Dr. David McDaniel, Board-Certified Dermatologist in Virginia Beach, Virginia again joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology, Weight Management and Plastic Surgery Channels to talk about non-surgical fat reduction.

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

  • What is non-surgical fat reduction? And what are your recommendations for someone who is considering non-surgical fat reduction?
  • What are reasons someone would undergo non-surgical fat reduction?
  • What are some non-surgical fat reduction options?
  • What does each procedure entail? What is recovery like? 
  • What are the complications associated with non-surgical fat reduction?

Duration: 22:06

David H. McDaniel, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  He is a Co-Director of the Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute, Adjunct Professor in the School of Science, Hampton University, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences for Old Dominion University. In addition to his dermatology training, he has special training in physical chemistry, light physics, pathology and dermatopathology, botany and emergency medicine.

He is the author of over 75 scientific articles and book chapters, primarily concentrating in the field of laser cosmetic surgery, antioxidants, and anti-aging medicine.   Dr. McDaniel is named as inventor or co-inventor on many patents.

Dr. McDaniel helped pioneer the science and theory of LED photomodulation and has been involved in the development and/or FDA clinical trials of some of today’s leading laser and energy based devices for cosmetic treatments or for non-surgical skin rejuvenation.   He serves as Director of the McDaniel Institute of Anti-Aging Research as well as the Laser & Cosmetic Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia (USA) and consults for some of the major skin care companies in the world.

Dr. McDaniel has been selected by his peers to be included in The Best Doctors in America for 2009-2011 for the 16th year in a row.  He is one of the expert voices quoted in popular magazines such as O, Elle, Vogue, Allure, Essence, Time, Forbes, as well as by major media such as Good Morning America and the BBC.  Dr. McDaniel also serves as president of a non-profit charity, The Center for Disfigurement.

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How To Use Stress To Look 10 Years Younger

How To Use Stress To Look 10 Years Younger

October 5, 2015

Vicky Jamieson, a Health and Well-Being Expert, specializing in anti-aging advice from the inside out joins eHealth Radio Anti-Aging, Beauty, Stress Management & Skin Care Channels.

Vicky is a highly qualified Beauty Therapist and Holistic Aromatherapist, with more than 25 years’ experience in the beauty, health and well-being industry and has managed her own successful salon and beauty therapy business for more than 20 years.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Vicky Jamieson discuss the following:

  • So how can Stress make us look 10 years younger- I thought it made us older?
  • What's your experience with this?
  • So what's one of the best anti-ageing techniques you do to minimise lines?
  • And what does your skin care routine look like, how long does it take?
  • How do people usually work with you?

Duration: 12:11

Vicky's passion stems from a time in her 20’s when she found she was always exhausted. Knowing that she was eating well and looking after herself, and being told by various doctors that she was just “working too hard” she was finally diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, and set about working on a mind, body, spirit angle to create lower stress levels and better health and well-being within herself.

Vicky also suffered from bouts of eczema and digestive issues and now empowers women to take charge of their skin through a totally holistic approach to their overall health and well-being, encouraging them to find balance, harmony and to work smarter, not harder.

Vicky provides personalised well-being and beauty consultations via Skype & in salon, online 30 day & 12 week programs and has expanded her business to offer workshops, articles in well-being magazines, interviews on Radio and speaking engagements on specialist health and well-being strategies for a better skin.

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Why genetic screening tests are important with Dr. Jill Hechtman

Why genetic screening tests are important with Dr. Jill Hechtman

October 1, 2015

Dr. Jill Hechtman, a practicing OB/GYN and, Medical Director of Tampa’s leading medical center for women, Tampa Obstetrics joins eHealth Radio and the General Health, Female Health & Health News Channels to discuss the importance in genetic screening tests.

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

  • What is a genetic screening test and why is it important?
  • How does a genetic screening test like Horizon work?
  • What genetic diseases does Horizon screening screen for?
  • Who can take these tests?
  • Why is early detection important?
  • Where can people go for more information about Horizon? 

Duration: 4:55

Jill Hechtman started her medical career at Ross University School of medicine in Portsmouth Dominica. After medical school she started an anesthesiology residency in Chicago at RUSH University. After completing two years of Anesthesiology, Jill decided that she really desired to be an OB/GYN like her father. She transferred to Wayne State University to complete a four year residency in OB/GYN. After completion, both her husband Jason and Jill moved to Tampa to start private practice.

Since moving to Tampa, Jill has become the Medical Director of Tampa Obstetrics and is currently also serving as the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa. She is the past Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brandon Regional Hospital and served on the hospital’s Board of Trustees for 2 years. She is a frequent face in local media as “Dr. Jill” and currently is the obstetrics and gynecology expert for “Daytime,” a nationally syndicated talk show. Jill was also recently appointed as a member of the Florida House of Representatives Medicaid Low Income Pool Council. She is also featured in various videos about pregnancy.


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