ehealth radio network
Get Up and Move your A**! A Light-Hearted But Serious Guide To Successful Aging

Get Up and Move your A**! A Light-Hearted But Serious Guide To Successful Aging

December 7, 2015

Dr. Patricia & Dr. Harrison Bloom, Clinical Associate Professors of Geriatrics and first-time authors of the book “Get Up and Move your “A**! A Light Hearted But Serious Guide To Successful Aging" joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Health News Channels. With nearly 40 years each of clinical practice, teaching and research in the field of aging, they have both recently entered the “geriatric” age group themselves.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Dr. Patricia & Dr. Harrison Bloom discuss the following:

  • Why did you decide to write a book like this?
  • We know the boomer age group is growing, do you see or feel this is the reason more people are interested in learning how to stay healthy?
  • What are some easy tips to staying healthy while getting older?
  • It can be overwhelming today with all the vitamins, supplements that are supposed to help one stay younger, what are your thoughts on this?
  • What do you want people to take away from this book?

Duration: 10:45

Patricia Bloom, MD and Harrison Bloom, MD have been partners in work and life for more than 45 years. As esteemed educators and clinicians in the field of geriatric medicine, they are well known throughout the New York City region, as well as nationally and internationally. Both are Clinical Associate Professors of Geriatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and have held leadership positions in the Columbia/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, and Mount Sinai Medical Centers. Harrison Bloom teaches internationally through the United Nations International Institute on Aging, and Patricia Bloom teaches courses and workshops on mindfulness and stress reduction. Equally passionate in their mission to prevent or delay age-related diseases and disabilities, the Blooms hope that their “light-hearted but serious” health message will inspire young, middle-aged and older patients alike. Originally from Minnesota, they have two married children and two young grandchildren—with a third on the way—all living in the California Bay Area, where they frequently visit.


Academically Focused Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Academically Focused Substance Use Disorder Treatment

December 4, 2015

Andrew Burki the CEO and Founder of Life of Purpose, the only substance use disorder treatment facility in the nation located on a college campus joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andrew Burki discuss the following:

  • Tell me a little bit about how you got into the addiction and treatment line of work?
  • Can you tell me about Life of Purpose and the type of treatment programs you offer?
  • I heard that Life of Purpose recently joined the MAP Recovery Network. Can you tell me about the network and how it benefits what Life of Purpose is doing?
  • What can we do to bring more attention to this chronic disease?
  • What advice would you give someone who is suffering from this disease or a family member trying to find help for their loved one?.

Duration: 25:08

Andrew Burki, MSW, founded Life of Purpose Treatment in Boca Raton, Florida in 2012 after enduring his own journey of addiction, failed treatment, and, since 2001, recovery. Andrew spent his late adolescence at a number of addiction treatment facilities, which encompassed various approaches to recovery from chemical dependency. Consequently, his substance abuse derailed his high school education.

Having highly-educated parents who studied at Harvard and MIT respectively, the interruption of Andrew’s education was a source of tremendous shame and distress for him and served as a barrier to ongoing recovery. After treatment episodes at multiple institutions, he arrived at a highly-regarded extended care facility in Boca Raton, Florida in 2001, a facility that provided him the clinical care necessary to produce a successful outcome.

Unfortunately, it was also there that his parents, then weary of their son’s many failed attempts to recover, were advised by a therapist not to support his college attendance until he was continuously clean and sober for five years, a commonly-held recommendation in the addiction treatment industry. Just shy of five years, however, Andrew’s parents encouraged him to return to school where he studied psychology and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University.

Since that time, Andrew has spent his professional and academic career developing the Life of Purpose model, based on the philosophy that young people, need a reason to want to stay clean and sober. Higher education, more than any other environmental factor, helps produce this desire in that it fundamentally changes the way people in early recovery perceive themselves.

Andrew also serves on the Board of Directors for both The Delray Beach Drug Task Force and The Crossroads Club.


Social Media:

3MD, providing all parents access to hospital-grade medical supplies & instructions

3MD, providing all parents access to hospital-grade medical supplies & instructions

December 3, 2015

Dr. Mizuho Spangler Co-Founder of 3MD where their mission is to provide all parents access to hospital-grade medical supplies & instructions to help give your little one the best care joins eHealth Radio and the Emergency Care & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Mizuho Spangler discuss the following:

  • How did 3MD get started and what is the overall mission of the company?
  • With the holiday season amongst us, pediatric burns are a huge concern. Can you tell us more about how many children get burned each year and what are the injuries most likely from? 
  • What is considered a burn? 
  • How do you recognize what burns are classified as more serious? 
  • What can you do to prevent burns in your child? 
  • Does 3MD suggest any products to help prevent burns or to assist if a child gets burned? 

Duration: 10:52

Mizuho M. Spangler, DO practices Emergency Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Spangler's practice supports these languages: Russian, German, Polish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Italian, Spanish, French and Korean. Dr. Spangler is also one of the co-founders or 3MD | three mommy doctors where they realized that the first-aid kits on the market didn't have the things that we, as doctors use on patients.

What followed was the creation of products that were known and trusted as physicians, with a list of easy-to-follow instructions and a list of "red flag symptoms," so you know when to head to the ER.


Social Media:
Twitter: @3mommydoctors

The harrowing experience of helping her son navigate his addiction

The harrowing experience of helping her son navigate his addiction

December 1, 2015

Anita Devlin, the author of the compelling new memoir entitled S.O.B.E.R: an acronym for Son of a Bitch Everything's Real, a gripping book that tells a story of addiction through the eyes of Anita and her son, Mike joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Information & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Anita Devlin discuss the following:

  • Tell us all about your memoir S.O.B.E.R*: A Story of Addiction Told by a Mother and her Son- why you decided to write it, and what message you wish to share with the release of this book.
  • It’s incredibly common, especially today in the midst of an epidemic, to hear about deaths and overdoses due to heroin, but what isn’t as common are the stories of how drug addiction affects the families. To what extent should a family be involved in recovery? 
  • How was Mike’s recovery affecting you? Did it make you sick at all? 
  • How was this journey ultimately YOUR recovery as well?
  • It’s a well-known phrase among family members of addicts going through denial to say things like “not my son/daughter,” or “this can’t happen to us.” For you, it was more like, “don’t tell anyone.” What was your experience like of trying to maintain the perfect family image, and being fearful about admitting the truth that was going on with Mike?
  • Addiction is a struggle that perhaps no one understands more so than those who have lived it, and those who have loved an addict. Where does your strength come from and how do you find ongoing support? How are you involved in the recovery community and with mothers of addicts today?
  • Tell us about how Mike has changed, and how you have changed as a mother, in Mike's sobriety. What are some of the most important lessons you’ve learned? 

Duration: 17:38

Anita Devlin is the co-author of a compelling new memoir entitled S.O.B.E.R.*, an acronym for Son Of a Bitch Everything’s Real. In a phrase, that’s how Anita felt during the harrowing experience of helping her son navigate his addiction, which eventually led to his recovery. Her son & co-author, Michael Devlin Jr., has been sober for nearly five years.

S.O.B.E.R.* is uniquely written from two perspectives, simultaneously: Anita, grappling with the stigma of her son’s addiction, fearing for her son’s life and struggling to understand the disease of addiction; alongside Michael, suffering emotionally and physically while in the grips of the disease, and his empowering message of recovery after months in treatment.  Theirs is a story of struggle, hope and faith that has been called by many “a family love story.”  Addiction professionals have raved about the book, which aims to put real faces to the disease.

Anita is an addiction advocate for mothers, who have children suffering from addiction. Anita offers support and advice by speaking at parenting groups and treatment centers throughout New York and New England. She also makes the time to speak to any mom around the country who needs her support, aiming to make them understand that they are not alone. Anita’s message always includes that addiction is a family disease: the whole family needs to be in recovery/therapy in order for everyone to heal.

Anita was awarded the Woman of The Year award in 2013 by the National Association of Professional Women for her writing. Professionally, she has worked as a producer and casting director for more than 20 years and currently has four shows in development, one of which focuses on helping mothers of children suffering from addiction.

Anita lives in New York City with her husband, Michael.


Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App