February is Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 29, 2016

Dr. Dawn M. Gregg, DDS , practicing dentist and CEO & training director for The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, a non-profit educational and research center dedicated to providing evidence-based clinical training in advanced laser dentistry therapies joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Health & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Dawn M. Gregg discuss the following:

  • What exactly is gum disease?
  • How do you know if you have gum disease?
  • With such serious impact, who is at risk for gum disease?
  • If I have gum disease, what do I do? What treatment options are out there?
  • Is there any way to prevent gum disease?
  • What is Gum Disease Awareness Month? How can I get involved?

Duration: 9:34

Dr. Dawn M. Gregg has used dental lasers since 2000. She has lectured nationally and internationally and published on the subject of the LANAP® procedure and the clinical laser applications of the PerioLase® MVP-7™.  She is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.  A graduate with honors of the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Gregg has maintained a thriving private practice that focuses on treating periodontal disease with the PerioLase® MVP-7™ for the LANAP® protocol.

Notably, Dr. Gregg is orchestrating a Multi-Center Clinical Study in the role of LANAP® Clinical Study Monitor.  This University and private practice-based longitudinal, prospective, randomized blinded study compares the LANAP® protocol with conventional periodontal therapies.  Dr. Gregg is a fourth generation dentist after her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, each of whom practiced in California’s San Fernando Valley, and one of 7 dental professionals  in her family so far. She completed advanced Post-Doctorate training at the Texas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and Instructor Proficiency at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.

Websites: www.lanap.com | www.fightgumdisease.com

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Telemedicine4You, Unlimited 24/7 access to a board certified physician - via phone or online video

February 26, 2016

Raymond Lavine, Principal at Telemedicine4you a company which advises individuals and companies to have a membership for telemedicine services joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Health Care & Telemedicine Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Raymond Lavine discuss the following:

  • What is Telemedicine and why does it matter?
  • When is telemedicine appropriate for people to use?
  • What are differences between a regular doctor visit and telemedicine interactions
  • Is telemedicine available with our hospital or group plans?
  • How does telemedicine coordinate with regular health plans?
  • How do companies benefit with having telemedicine plans whether they have or do not offer health insurance

Duration: 17:18

Raymond's expertise is not only focused with Extended care benefits but also Telemedicine membership plans. Six years ago, he realized there was a relationship between care giving and the value of telemedicine plans which would allow people who have routine or chronic care issues to contact a doctor without having to make an appointment to visit a doctor or go to urgent or emergency care. He then realized that telemedicine would be of value to people of all ages and would also be beneficial to companies to offer telemedicine to employees.

Raymond not only advises individuals and companies with how to be a member and utilize a telemedicine plan, he also uses it himself to speak with doctors when he has routine health issues and wants to speak with a physician.

Lavine has a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California; an MBA and MA from Drucker-Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University; and the CLTC designation.

Website: www.telemedicine4you.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lavine-Telemedicine4you
Twitter: @telehealth4you

Discussing Deep Chemical Peels with Phenol-Croton Oil

February 22, 2016

Dr. James Shire, Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon & Founder of Shire Facial Plastic Surgery located in Chattanooga, TN joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss deep chemical peels, specifically phenol-croton oil-based peels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. James Shire discuss the following:

  • What is a deep chemical peel and what is phenol-croton oil?
  • What are reasons someone would undergo a deep chemical peel? And what recommendations do you have for someone who is considering a deep chemical peel?
  • What does a deep chemical peel entail? What is recovery like? 
  • What are the complications associated with a deep chemical peel?
  • What are other types of skin resurfacing techniques?

Duration: 14:09

Dr. James R. Shire has combined a lifelong interest in the arts with a career in medicine in his practice of facial plastic surgery. At Ohio State University, he held a double major of Fine Arts and Microbiology while completing his requirements for medical school. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Ohio, he completed an internship in general surgery and a residency program in Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Shire was selected for a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the former director of Facial Plastic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Shire is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Shire has been voted the Best Plastic Surgeon in the Chattanooga area for the last seven years and is listed in Best Doctors in America.

Website: www.plasticsurgeryartist.com

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Twitter: @JamesRShireMD

The importance of proper medical linen laundering and how it impacts patients and medical staff alike

February 20, 2016

David Potack, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Unitex Textile Rental Services/Med-Apparel Services joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels to discuss what Unitex does and the importance of properly handling medical linens.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest David Potack discuss the following:

  • What is Unitex and what services do you provide?
  • What goes into processing linen behind the scenes at Unitex?
  • Why is it so important for hospitals and medical facilities to work with an experienced and reliable medical linen service provider?
  • This topic of properly handling medical linen is equally important for patients as for medical professionals, why is that?
  • Are there any organizations that oversee this process?
  • How does Unitex stay ahead of the curve in this industry and what do you think is next?

Duration: 11:33

David Potack serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Unitex Textile Rental Services/Med-Apparel Services.  David is a fourth generation family member in the business.  He received his college degree from Washington University, St. Louis, MO in 1995.

David began his career with Unitex Textile Rental Services as a customer service representative then became District Manager and then served as General Manager of for our Mount Vernon, NY Uniform Rental Facility prior to his appointment as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

David is the Vice Chairman of TRSA, the national industry trade association as well as the former Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee. He is also Chairman of The Greater Newburgh Partnership and a board member of the Newburgh Community Land Bank; both are not-for-profit community-based programs. David also serves as a board member of St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

Website: www.unitex.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnitexTextileUS
Twitter: @Unitextextile

How to Train Your Brain for Health and Weight Loss with Author Holly Stokes the Brain Trainer

February 19, 2016

Holly Stokes, also known as “The Brain Trainer” Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Coach and Hypnotherapist & the author of A Lighter You! Train Your Brain to Slim Your Body and A Lighter You, a Health Coach’s Guide to Nutrition in Action joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Weight Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Holly Stokes discuss the following:

  • You wrote a weight loss book, did you ever struggle with your weight?
  • In your book you talk about brain habits and how to change them, how did you come to be ‘the brain trainer’?
  • How is your program different from other diet programs?
  • Can you give us an example of how ‘brain training’ works.
  • Does the same process and principle apply to smoke cessation?

Duration: 12:02

Having a clear plan and knowing what to do is important, but it is not enough. What really gets in the way of whether we follow through on our goals are old habits, mental blocks, underlying fears, lack of motivation, self criticism and self sabotage. And these are all mental patterns wired into your brain!

Holly began working with at-risk teens as wilderness counselor where she worked closely with psychologists to help teens overcome addictions, learn positive communications and build self-esteem. This led her to finish her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Portland State University.  While doing her coursework, she was fascinated with research on the brain which inspired her to certify in Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP looks at how the brain codes information and how we can use that code to effect personal change at a foundational level.

In her continued search for professional development she later added Master NLP Certification, NLP Health Certification and Thought Pattern Management. This spectrum of modalities gives Holly a unique perspective on human behavior, motivation and achievement. Through an interactive and participatory approach, Holly loves to engage the audience on the journey of personal discovery through her seminars and workshops.&

Ms. Stokes has authored two books and professionally recorded several CDs designed to change negative mental patterns. In June 2010, she released her first book, A Lighter You! Train your Brain to Slim your Body which offers mental strategies for changing the old habits, cravings and mental blocks around weight gain. She has created several “Train your Brain” audios designed to ‘rewire’ the brain for health, happiness and success.  Her articles have appeared in Healthy Utah magazine, she has been quoted in Shape magazine, Active Times and has appeared locally on ABC’s ‘Good 4 Utah’ as well as several radio show appearances.

Education & Certifications

  •  Psychology BS: Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • M.NLP: Certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, NLPCA San Francisco, CA
  • NLP Health Certified Coach, NLP Coaching Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • C.TPM: Certified Thought Pattern Management Practitioner, ALI, Portland, OR
  • Certified NLP Coach, Choices, Seattle, WA
  • CHt. Certified Hypnotherapist, Apositiva, Portland, OR

Website: www.TheBrainTrainerllc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBrainTrainerllc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hollystokes

Escape from Anxiety with Peggy Sealfon

February 18, 2016

Peggy Sealfon, an internationally-known expert on stress and anxiety & author of the best-selling book Escape From Anxiety-Supercharge Your Life With Powerful Strategies From A to Z joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Development and Stress Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Peggy Sealfon discuss the following:

  • Why did you write your book on anxiety?
  • How can someone understand whether or not their anxiety is "normal" everyday anxiety or something more serious?
  • How does stress and anxiety affect your health and what can someone do to overcome fear that holds them back from being healthy and truly living?
  • What is your Integrated Life Personal Coaching System and is that the way to Supercharge Your Life in a way that is sustainable?
  • What would be a first step for someone who lives with struggle and crisis?

Duration: 11:28

Peggy Sealfon is a Personal Development Coach, Author, Motivational Speaker and foremost expert on stress and anxiety. Her Integrated Life Personal Coaching System is a customized fast-track approach to awaken personal balance, ignite the inner source of empowerment and supercharge your life. 

Certified in life-changing modalities from ancient yogic techniques, mindfulness and spirituality (under the tutelage of world renowned yogi master Amrit Desai founder of Kripalu) to training in modern psychology, energy medicine, nutrition and the neurosciences, Peggy develops effective protocols for individuals dealing with issues from health to relationships, work, finances and life purpose. She assists clients towards higher levels of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing using a highly advanced interactive intuitive approach based on effective scientific practices of human development. She also creates programs for companies worldwide focused on improving productivity and for athletes through her sports performance workshops.

Her best-selling book Escape From Anxiety—Supercharge Your Life With Powerful Strategies From A to Z is a professional and personal compilation of effective, life- changing techniques. (Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or EscapeFromAnxiety.com).  She is also co-author of The Change, one of the fastest-growing personal development book series in the world with Tony Robbins’ former mentor Jim Britt and change entrepreneur Jim Lutes. 

Originally from New York City, Peggy now resides in southwest Florida. 

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Porcelain Veneers for a better smile with Dr James Cooke

February 18, 2016

Dr. James Cooke from Shore Dental in Sydney, Australia who is a specialist cosmetic dentist, joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Care Channel to discuss porcelain veneers.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. James Cooke discuss the following:

  • What are porcelain veneers?
  • Is getting porcelain veneers painful?
  • So if one decides to get porcelain veneers how quickly can they get them?
  • How long do porcelain veneers last?
  • How realistic or life-like do porcelain veneers actually look?

Duration: 5:46

Dr. James Cook
BSc (Anat) UQ), MBA Int (Griffith),BDent (Hons)
Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) (Syd)

Dr. James Cook moved to Sydney in 2001 from the Gold Coast after being accepted into Dentistry at the University of Sydney. Throughout his studies James excelled in his year group and was awarded 3 prestigious final year awards for his skills in general restorative dentistry and periodontics. Since graduation James has been fortunate enough to be mentored by some of Sydney's most well respected cosmetic and implant dentists. This broad spectrum of experience spanning almost 10 years has enabled him to become exceptionally skilled in all facets of dentistry and helped him in establishing a very loyal patient base.

James has been doing his own surgical placement and restoration of implants for sometime and has been a long standing member of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS), the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA). James has also completed the highly regarded Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry specialising in Oral Implants, with his implant treatment planning presentation now being used as a guide for future students on the topic.

James has a very close working relationship with several local laboratories used by Shore Dental and as a result he is able to get amazing life-like results with his crowns, bridges and veneers. James is a strong advocate for the quality of Australian made materials and the superior training of Australian dental technicians, prosthetics and ceramics. The Invisalign orthodontic system is the only overseas company and laboratory that James uses in Dentistry. Based out of the USA, James has been improving patients smiles using Invisalign's clear aligner technology for almost a decade achieving stable and predictable results.

James is also proud of the time over the years that he has been able to volunteer to those less fortunate than himself who do not have access to basic dental and medical facilities. This volunteer work has seem James practice dentistry in Vietnam, East Timor and closer to home in outreach communities surrounding Alice Springs.

James prides himself on being able to understand each individual’s unique dental problems. He is great at putting people at ease and making them feel comfortable in the dental chair whilst being able to find a stable, healthy, long-term dental solutions for their problems. James has a special interest in the fields of general restorative, cosmetic, orthodontic, implant and surgical dentistry, but is capable and comfortable treating the entire family for any dental problem. In his spare time James enjoys keeping active by bushwalking, mountain trekking and playing with his animals. He enjoys all sports but especially likes watching the State of Origin rugby league games played every year and supporting his beloved home state of Queensland.

Website: www.shoredental.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shore-Dental

Plastic Surgery Post Massive Weight Loss

February 14, 2016

Dr. Patricia Yugueros, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at Luna Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa located in Atlanta, Georgia joins eHealth Radio and the  Plastic Surgery Information & Weight Management Channels to discuss plastic surgery post massive weight loss.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Patricia Yugueros discuss the following:

  • What are the advantages of plastic surgery post massive weight loss?
  • What procedures are commonly performed post massive weight loss?
  • What are your recommendations for those considering plastic surgery post massive weight loss?

Duration: 7:17

Dr. Patricia Yugueros is currently practicing Plastic Surgery at Luna Plastic Surgery. She earned her medical degree in Cali, Colombia. She then completed her General Surgery residency as well as her Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Yugueros specializes in Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Mastopexy, Liposuction, Breast Reduction and Reconstruction, Buttock Augmentation, Facelift, and Blepharoplasty. She is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and has been for the past five years.

Dr. Yugueros is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is member of many local and national scientific societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Yugueros has presented her academic work at several national and international venues and has contributed to many journal articles and book chapters in the field of plastic surgery as well as hand and microvascular reconstructive surgery. Dr. Yugueros has also been the recipient of prestigious awards by the American College of Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Yugueros enjoys the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, with special interest in breast surgery, body contouring including abdominoplasty and buttock enhancement with fat transfer, and liposuction. She applies the latest innovative techniques for facial surgery including midface rejuvenation, face and necklift, and rejuvenation of the hands.

Website: www.lunaplasticsurgery.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LunaPlasticSurgery
Twitter: @lunaplastic

How to make tasty food when you have food sensitivities with Lisa White

February 13, 2016

Naturopath and Nutritionist Lisa White, who is the creator and producer of the online cooking show Alternative Chef Kitchen and the author of "The Alternative Kitchen: A beginners guide to cooking without dairy, soy, gluten, egg or meat" joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition & Weight Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lisa White discuss the following:

  • How is Alternative Chef  Kitchen different to all the other cooking shows  and books out there? Who does this show really help?
  • What inspired the creation of the show?
  • Can you really make alternatives to anything? How do you make alternatives to milk or meat?
  • Do you need expensive equipment? Do you need to use different foods? Shop at lots of different stores for obscure ingredients to make the recipes?
  • What are 3 top tips for someone just starting out to cook this way?
  • How do we watch the show, buy the book, find out more about the ecourse?

Duration: 14:56

Lisa White is a qualified naturopath based in Adelaide, South Australia where she helps people with food intolerances, plant based diets, women's health and natural fertility to optimise their health.She has two children and was inspired by her own personal experience with food intolerances and the needs of her clients in her clinic to produce a cooking resource to help people with restricted diets make tasty food at home with simple ingredients.

Lisa is a published author, and she and her recipes have been featured internationally in both print and digital magazines.

In 2015 Lisa launched the uniquely educational and entertaining online cooking show Alternative Chef Kitchen and released her first book The Alternative Kitchen: A beginners guide to cooking without dairy, soy, gluten, egg or meat, which has been described by reviewers as "The bible when cooking for the food intolerant" (Simply You Magazine). Lisa has also created an e-course to further help people struggling with cooking around dietary restrictions called Your Alternative Kitchen.

Lisa's qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from Flinders University in South Australia as well as Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. She is a Trained Teacher in Natural Fertility Education and is a full member of The National Herbalists Association of Australia.

Website: http://alternativechefkitchen.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alternativechefkitchen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alternativechefkitchen

Cosmetic Breast Surgery from Augmentation to Lift

February 12, 2016

Dr. Nicholas Flugstad, a plastic surgeon located in Bellevue, Washington joins eHealth Radio and the the Beauty & Plastic Surgery Information Channels. to discuss cosmetic breast surgery.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Nicholas Flugstad discuss the following:

  • What is the difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift? Can these be done together?
  • What are your recommendations for someone who is considering cosmetic breast surgery?
  • What are reasons someone would undergo cosmetic breast surgery?
  • What do the breast augmentation and breast lift procedures entail? What is recovery like? 
  • What are the complications associated with cosmetic breast surgery?

Duration: 20:46

Dr. Nicholas Flugstad is a plastic surgeon specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has established himself as a talented and compassionate surgeon with a desire to offer his patients a detailed and thorough approach to their treatment, resulting in the highest level of safety and satisfaction.

Dr. Flugstad attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and took on an additional rotation in plastic surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to broaden his experience in his chosen field. He completed a rigorous, integrated six-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Following graduation from his residency, Dr. Flugstad sought out a one-year comprehensive cosmetic fellowship, with emphasis on breast and body surgery, at the Hunstad Kortesis Center for Plastic Surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of only 12 fellowship programs nationwide that has been endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Flugstad has authored multiple publications in the field of plastic surgery. He has also presented his work at several national meetings, including the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Website: www.overlakeplasticsurgeons.com

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