YO™, the first smartphone based home male fertility test kit

December 30, 2016


Marcia Deutsch, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, of YO™, the first smartphone based home male fertility test kit joins eHealth Radio and the Men's Health, Technology & Sexual Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Marcia Deutsch discuss the following:

  • What is YO?
  • What is the difference between men testing their sperm count v men testing for their motile sperm count?
  • How did you create an at home, home test kit incorporating Smartphone technology?
  • How do you marry the two fields of health and technology?


Marcia Deutsch is CEO of Medical Electronic Systems (MES), the creator of YO, the first home sperm test powered by a smartphone platform. YO is an interactive sperm testing app that uses smartphone technology to analyze and report men’s motile sperm concentration with an easy-to-use at-home sperm testing kit. YO is the first consumer product offered by MES, which makes commercial-grade automated semen analyzers for hospitals and independent laboratories. YO is designed to help consumers access affordable at-home motile sperm testing to better assist them to make informed decisions about their reproductive health.



MES is aglobal medical device company and is widely respected in the industry as the gold standard in comprehensive automated semen analysis. The company has been an established manufacturer of commercial-grade automated semen analyzers for the past 20 years, and is wholly owned by Marcia and her husband, Gabriel Deutsch.

Marcia has a unique career background, combining medical expertise as a registered nurse with years of entrepreneurial success. MES is her second successful business venture.  Prior to MES, Marcia was the founder and CEO of MedCap Medical Cost Management, a company that provided hospital bill auditing services to major health insurance companies. Marcia founded MedCap in 1988 and grew the company to become the leading medical bill-auditing firm in the Western United States. She eventually sold MedCap in 1999 to Healthcare Recoveries, Inc. a public company.

Previous to MedCap, Marcia worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a nursing degree from L.A. County USC Medical Center. Her strong core background in medicine and experience in a variety of areas of the healthcare industry inspired her to become an entrepreneur in the medical services field.

Marcia’s unique management style is based on creating a family-like work environment, making strong investments in people, cross training employees to expand their skills, encouraging flexible hours and work locations, creating ongoing reconfigurations of work teams, and enjoying fun times and laughter every day at work. “Like any CEO, I can get really tough and demanding when our company results are on the line, but I truly have a warm, soft-hearted, humorous and caring side that is really genuine,” said Marcia. “And, I always believe in setting a good example and building credibility as the leader, because no job is too small to be worthy of a high level of performance. Being a CEO is not about glory and material rewards for myself, it’s about building a great and solid place to work that will provide for everyone’s livelihood in the future.”


Website: www.yospermtest.com

Corneal Cross-Linking with Avedro & Therapeutic Corneal Refractive Surgery

December 28, 2016


Dr. Richard Foulkes, a renowned ophthalmologist in the Chicago area who has influenced doctors around the world & has dedicated himself to the practice of vision correction since 1997 joins eHealth Radio & the Eye Health & Health News Channels. He has performed over 48,000 LASIK procedures and over 20,000 cataract procedures to date.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Richard Foulkes discuss the following:

  • What is keratoconus and what options are there for keratoconus treatment?
  • Who can benefit from Corneal Cross linking?
  • What is the process for this procedure (how long does it take, what risks are involved)?
  • What makes this technique unique?
  • How can a user request an appointment for cross linking?


Richard B. Foulkes, M.D., graduated from Chicago's Rush Medical College in the top 10% of his class. He studied ophthalmology at Cornell Medical College and the Catholic Medical Center in New York, earning chief residency status in his third year.

Dr. Foulkes believes that LASIK vision correction has the power not only to change patients' lives but also the world. He has made LASIK surgery the focus of his practice at Foulkes Vision for nearly 20 years, performing more than 48,000 procedures. Dr. Foulkes also has extensive experience with surgery to remove cataracts and implant premium intraocular lenses for patients suffering vision loss; he has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries to date.

Foulkes Vision adopts state-of-the-art technology to provide patients with optimal vision correction, including excimer and femtosecond lasers. Dr. Foulkes is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and he draws upon ongoing education to help patients enhance their eye health and sight.



Website: www.glassesfree.com

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Facebook: facebook.com/FoulkesVisionInstitute
Twitter: @glassesfree

Dermatologist Developed Total Relief Scalp Therapy

December 27, 2016


Dr. Gary L. Marder, board certified dermatologist and Founder of Total Relief Scalp Therapy products joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology & Skin Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Gary L. Marder discuss the following:

  • How did you go from being a dermatologist to creating your own product line? 
  • What makes your product so unique compared to the other scalp products available?
  • What exactly is dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis and what causes it?
  • What other products do you have in store for us?


For over 30 years Dr. Gary L. Marder has been a board-certified dermatologist. He is the Medical Director of Marder Dermatology, with two offices in Florida, and the Founder of Dr. Marder's Total Relief Shampoo & Conditioner line. After decades of seeing patients who suffered from dry, itchy scalp and incessant dandruff, accomplished dermatologist Dr. Marder set forth to develop a revolutionary product that would help his patients and fellow dandruff sufferers around the world.

Recognizing the scalp as a sensitive part of the skin that needs proper nourishment, Dr. Marder's Total Relief Shampoo & Conditioner line is formulated without sulfates or common irritants found in most hair products. The shampoo and conditioner are formulated with natural extracts and antioxidants such as resveratrol, citric acid, coriander fruit oil and essential vitamins. What makes Dr. Marder's Total Relief™ Shampoo different from all other products is the addition of maximum strength cortisone.




Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMarderSkincare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmarderskin

Certified Nurse Injector Jane Scher RN BSN Discusses Lumecca IPL

December 23, 2016


Jane Scher, a Certified Nurse Injector based in New York City joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty, Health News & Skin Care Channels. Jane treatments are all geared toward making her patients become the best versions of themselves, without having to go under the knife. Jane discusses Lumecca Intense Pulse Light Therapy.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jane Scher discuss the following:

  • What is Lumecca?
  • How quickly are results visible?
  • Is there any risk of hyper-or hypo-pigmentation for patients with skin of color?
  • Is there any post-treatment redness, swelling, etc.?
  • What is the average cost for the treatment?


Certified Nurse Injector Jane Scher RN BSN, based on the Upper East Side of New York City, specializes in Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Perfect Derma Peel, VI Peel, Sclerotherapy, Inmode and Body FX.
Jane obtained her RN degree and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Monmouth University.  Jane is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses (ASPSN) and She has extensive experience in medicine, and has specialized in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery since 1971. She played a large role as a consultant and surgical nurse in two large plastic surgery practices in New York and New Jersey.
She co-founded and served as CEO of the American Plastic Surgery Center, where she has treated patients in Manhattan and the Tri-State Area for over 31 years.  Her exposure to all aspects of care and her personal involvement with thousands of women and men seeking plastic surgery has enabled her to develop an appreciation and sensitivity to their needs and concerns.
You can learn more about Jane at http://janescherrn.com.


Website: janescherrn.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaneScherRN
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Get Ready for The New Year: Tips from Dr. Garcia

December 23, 2016


Dr. Julio Garcia, board certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, Nevada joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Dr. Garcia specializes in the full array of all things cosmetic, from cosmetic surgery to cosmetic medicine. He offers surgical options, minimally invasive options as well as injectable therapies to assist the patient in achieving their desired look.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Julio Garcia discuss the following:

  • What are some of the popular procedures people are getting as we head into the holidays and new year?
  • Is there a certain set of treatments you would recommend for someone wanting to look their best?
  • Are there any potential restrictions or complications with certain procedures in cold weather?
  • Tell us about your consultation process: What do you like to make sure the patient walks away with knowing?
  • Tell us a little bit about the Ask Dr. Garcia feature on your website and how it can help someone navigate their treatment options?


Dr. Julio Garcia completed his medical training and moved to Las Vegas in 1988, entering the private practice of plastic surgery. He is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has become a nationally recognized surgeon, medical practitioner and business executive who has appeared on the Discovery Channel to audiences 16 times.

Dr. Garcia is a member of the Board of Directors for the Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation, an entity that raises funds to allow plastic surgeons to perform ground-breaking research relative to cosmetic surgery. He performs the full gamut of cosmetic surgery as well as non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques. He is also well versed in the use of dermal fillers, as well as products such as Dysport and Botox.

Patients travel from as far as the Middle East, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia to have Dr. Garcia care for them. He also provides options for patients with injuries and chronic disease with the use of fat-derived stromal vascular fraction, which contains stem cells and cytokines to assist the body in healing these conditions.

Dr. Garcia welcomes you to come in for a personal consultation and obtain information on what your options may be for both cosmetic and regenerative needs.



Website: www.lvcosmeticsurgery.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/Julio-Garcia-MD-FACS
Twitter: @Juliolgarciamd

Winter Hair Care Maintenance with Dove Men+Care

December 22, 2016


Dr. Glynis Ablon, expert Dermatologist for leading men’s grooming brand, Dove Men+Care joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology & Skin Care Channels to discuss winter hair care maintenance.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Glynis Ablon discuss the following:

  • In terms of hair fall and hair loss, can you tell me the median age of when men lose hair? Is it also considered to be hereditary? 
  • What are these physical and environmental factors that most cause hair fall in men?
  • Are there any physical or environmental causes more specific to fall and winter?
  • What are the best ways to prevent hair fall?
  • What is aggressive grooming and how does it cause or impact your hair on a daily basis?

Dr. Glynis Ablon is a practicing Dermatology doctor in Manhattan Beach, CA and an expert Dermatologist for leading men’s grooming brand, Dove Men+Care.

For more information on Dr. Glynis Ablon click here.



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The Benefits of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing – Dr. Annelise Swigert

December 22, 2016


Dr. Annelise Swigert, a partner and OB/GYN at Southdale OBGYN, in Minneapolis, Minnesota joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health and Pregnancy Channels. Dr. Swigert will be answering questions about Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing, and a groundbreaking NIPT called MaterniT 21 PLUS. She will also be offering her tips on encouraging optimal health during pregnancy.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Annelise Swigert discuss the following:

  • What can women do to ensure optimal health during pregnancy?
  • What is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing?
  • Do you recommended that all pregnant women consider NIPT? Are there specific tests you recommend?
  • What conditions are identified with NIPT?
  • How long does it take to get results back?


Annelise Swigert, MD is board certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology at Southdale OB/GYN Consultants. “I have wanted to be a doctor as long as I can remember,” says Dr. Annelise Swigert. Although she originally wanted to be an orthopedist, Dr. Swigert developed a passion for obstetrics after her first year in medical school. It was then that she worked closely with a maternal fetal medicine specialist, researching HIV transmission in pregnancy and spending hours with pregnant women and new mothers. Pregnancy’s combination of simplicity and complexity, along with the continuity of care for women through all stages of life, are what she loves about the specialty of ob/gyn.


Website: www.Sequenom.com

Facebook: facebook.com/MaterniT21PLUS

The 5 Worst Health Misconceptions

December 21, 2016


Gina Van Luven, an international wellness speaker, author and Board Certified Health Coach joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Personal Development Channels. Since 2005, she has been working with CEOs and top executives to stay-at-home moms and dads, guiding them to live healthier, happier lives.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Gina Van Luven discuss the following:

  • Why did you become a health coach?
  • Tell us about your personal journey?
  • What are the 5 worst health misconceptions?
  • What can you do to mitigate symptoms and health challenges?
  • I see you have a new book coming out. Please tell us about it.


Gina Van Luven is an international wellness speaker, author and Board Certified Health Coach. For over a decade, she has been working with a wide variety of clients from CEOs and top executives to stay-at-home moms and dads, guiding them to live healthier, happier lives. Having experienced a very difficult childhood, she was plagued by disease and her life was out of balance. In her early thirties, she discovered the tools that transformed her diseased, imbalanced body into a healthy, happy one. Today, she helps others do the same through her empowering programs.

Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Columbia University, Gina is the founder of YOUnique Nutrition™ and Healthy Habits Academy™. She creator of several self-help programs and the author of “I’d Rather Scrub Toilets than Cook – Tips to Getting In and Out of the Kitchen Quickly” and “Nutrition for Success – How to Maximize Performance in All Areas of Life.” She has been seen on ABC, CBS, PCTV and heard on several radio stations across the globe. She served on the Board of Directors for “EarthWell,” “National Association of Women Business Owners,” “Park City Women in Business” and “Toastmasters International” and is a current member of “All Ladies League,” “Biltmore Who’s Who,” “National Association of Professional Women,” “National Association of Women Business Owners,” and “National Speakers Association.”

Gina is happily married with three grown children and lives in Park City, Utah. She loves the outdoors and exploring the world. She is active in her community and truly enjoys helping people of all ages.




Website: www.HealthyHabitsWellnessCenter.info

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gvanluven
Twitter: @gvanluven

What to do when you have a dental emergency?

December 20, 2016


Dr. Rachana Vora, a leading general dentist in Massachusetts joins eHealth Radio and the Dentistry Information, Health News & Oral Health Channels. Dr. Vora discusses how to handle dental emergencies.  

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Rachana Vora discuss the following:

  • What are the different types of dental emergencies?
  • What should I do if a tooth breaks?
  • What should one do in case of a toothache?
  • What should we do with a lip or gum injury?
  • How can we best avoid a dental emergency?


Dr. Rachana Vora is a General Dentist who specializes in Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry. She is the Dental Director at Dental Associates of Arlington. Dr. Vora has been practicing dentistry for over ten years, working closely with patients of all ages. Dr. Vora’s practices general and family dentistry including restorative, cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry. Committed to providing the best advanced dental care, Dr. Vora keeps up to date on advances in the dental field and enhances her skills by attending postdoctoral courses in prosthodontics, endodontics and oral surgery.  Dr. Vora is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
For more on Dr. Vora click here.


Website: www.arlingtondentalma.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ArlingtonMADentist
Twitter: @arlingtonmadmd

Raise Eyebrows with Facial Massage and Exercise

December 19, 2016


Deborah Tosline who wrote the book: Skin Remodeling DIY, An Introduction to the Underground World of Do-It-Yourself Skin Care again joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty and Skin Care Channels. The book summarizes the skin’s biologic processes, ingredients used in premium skin care and information about advanced do-it-yourself skin care methods using cosmeceuticals and cosmetic dermatology.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Deborah Tosline discuss the following:

  • In your opinion, what skin care practices are the most beneficial yet the least practiced?
  • How does massage benefit the skin and what types of massage are beneficial for skincare?
  • Do facial exercises work and how do they affect the skin?
  • What types of facial exercises are there?
  • Why don’t more people massage their skin or practice facial exercise?
  • How does someone begin a facial massage and exercise routine?


Deborah Tosline’s education and work experience is in science, where hypotheses are tested through observation and experiment. She has Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and in ecology. Her approach to skin care is based on that scientific background and a love of research. Deborah has studied and practiced DIY skin care for over three decades, practiced facial exercise consistently from 2002, and taught a weekly facial exercise class for five years. She integrates skin rejuvenation into a lifelong healthy lifestyle and believes that integrative holistic health includes personal health, social well-being and environmental care. Deborah loves to learn, listen, read, talk, research, write, live, dream and share information about integrative holistic health and lifestyles.



Website: www.skinremodelingdiy.com

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Facebook: facebook.com/SkinRemodelingDIY
Twitter: @skinremodeling