Committed to protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare from mosquito-borne diseases

January 12, 2017


The Honorable Micah Ali, President of the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District, an independent special district committed to protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare from mosquito-borne diseases joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Micah Ali discuss the following:

  • For the benefit of our listeners, please give us an overview of the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District.
  • What are some of the programs that the District oversees?
  • Why are these issues that the District covers so important?
  • How does the District further help the community?
  • What future plans do you have for the District?


The Honorable Micah Mr. Ali is a proven leader in the City of Compton, working tirelessly to improve the quality of life and bring much needed resources to the citizens of Compton. Mr. Ali has served on numerous Boards and Commissions both as an elected and appointed official such as: Compton Community College District Personnel Commission which he Chaired, and he served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Ballona Wetlands. Mr. Ali was also recently re-elected to serve on the School Board for the Compton Unified School District.





MedjetAssist: Your premier global air-medical transport provider

January 11, 2017


John Gobbels, the Chief Operating Officer/Vice President and transport expert for MedjetAssist, the premier global air-medical transport membership program for travelers which is a great supplement to travel insurance again joins eHealth Radio and the Travel Health Care Information Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Gobbels discuss the following:

  • What is MedjetAssist, and how does it compare/contrast to basic travel insurance?
  • What are some of the different kinds of Medjet memberships?
  • With the recent attack in Germany, we are reminded that travel safety is very important. How would a Medjet membership benefit a traveler in Berlin at that time? 
  • As winter sports season has begun, would you recommend Medjet for skiers and snowboarders?
  • Would Medjet cover snowbirds or students studying abroad who are away from home for an extended period of time?





John Gobbels brings over 25 years of pre-hospital and hospital service and management experience to his role as vice president and COO of MedjetAssist. Since joining the premier air-medical transport membership program in 2006 as director of transport operations, Mr. Gobbels has been responsible for complete oversight of all transport and repatriation operations.

Before moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Medjet’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Gobbels spent 13 years with STAT MedEvac, the air ambulance arm of the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During his tenure, he played integral roles in almost all aspects of the program, from base operations to communications and clinical operations.

For six years Mr. Gobbels served as clinical director of STAT MedEvac, overseeing compliance with the Commission on Air-Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), as well as the continuing education requirements for all clinical staff. Previously, he was a flight nurse and paramedic. Mr. Gobbels began his career with UPMC in 1991 as a critical care nurse.

John Gobbels holds a Masters degree in Management and Information Technology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA., as well as multiple degrees in health care.



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Twitter: @MedjetAssist

The State of Pain Management in America and the Benefits of Alternative, Drug-Free Solutions

January 9, 2017


Greg Houlgate, the CEO and President of Oska Wellness, a company that makes a revolutionary product called the Oska Pulse joins eHealth Radio & the Health News & Pain Management Channels.

This product is a drug-free, alternative pain management solution that utilizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) to help reduce chronic pain. Greg is here to talk with us more about his company and how drug-free therapies like PEMF are changing the landscape of healthcare.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Greg Houlgate discuss the following:

  • Tell us your company, Oska Wellness, and its flagship product, Oska Pulse?
  • Can you tell us a bit more about the history of PEMF and how this technology is helping people live a more active, pain-free lifestyle.
  • According to the CDC, more than 40 million die every day from prescription opioid overdoses. How does the Oska Pulse serve as an alternative to such pain medication?
  • Can you give us an idea of the feedback and support you’ve been receiving from the medical community about your product and its implications for pain management and recovery?
  • What is coming down the pipeline for Oska Pulse in 2017?
  • How does one go about purchasing an Oska Pulse, and do they need insurance?


Greg Houlgate is an innovator of new technologies in both medical and consumer products. He has over 25 years of senior management, sales and marketing experience with DJO’s Global Recovery Science Division (DJO being a Blackstone Company), Onsite Network,  an interactive media company, West Coast Trends, a leading travel luggage and golf bag provider, Porsche Design, a high scale golf and other luxury product company, and Callaway Golf.  Greg speaks fluent Japanese and achieved a B.S. out of UC Irvine and later an MBA out of the University of Phoenix.




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PrivateRX, a revolutionary line of Intimate Skin Care products for mature women

January 7, 2017



Return guest Dr. Ronald D. Blatt, M.D an expert in the field of women's health for over 30 years & Founder of PrivateRx joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Ronald D. Blatt discuss the following:

  • Dr. Blatt, please remind our listeners why you created a women's line of intimate skin care products.
  • Also if you would, get into what products are in the line of PrivateRX.
  • To clarify, the external vaginal lubricant is a relaunched product correct?
  • Where can women get the external lubricant and the other products in the line?
  • You have been a guest on E-Health Radio in the past and also have appeared on TV, plus you and your products have appeared in numerous magazines. Since you have been out and about speaking on the PrivateRX line of women's intimate skincare and the subject of menopause, please tell us ...Why Menopause still seems to a "taboo" subject?
  • Why do you think women tend to shy away from discussing this with their partners, friends, family?

How are women reacting to your advice, suggestions and wisdom on the subject?


Ronald D. Blatt, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., has been an expert in the field of women's health for over 30 years. Board-certified gynecologist, expert surgeon and compassionate physician, Dr. Blatt's driving imperative is to treat matters of vaginal health and intimate skin care with knowledge, awareness and respect.

Dr. Blatt has built one of the world's top health care practices in New York City, where he is Chief Surgeon and Medical Director of the Manhattan Center for Vaginal Surgery and the Manhattan Centers for Women's Health. He is also Founder of the PrivateRX revolutionary line of Intimate Skin Care products for mature women.



Social Media Links:
Twitter: @private_rx

How to Combat Chronic Fatigue & Gain Vibrant Energy

January 6, 2017


Dr. Abby Kramer, a Chiropractor & Holistic Physician practicing in the Chicagoland area joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractor, Health News & Mental Health Channels. Her passion is to help her patients live their most vibrant life: physically, mentally, and emotionally. She consults with patients locally, and via phone or skype.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Abby Kramer discuss the following:

  • The CDC estimates that up to 4 million people in the US meet the criteria for chronic fatigue, and up to 85% of sufferers remain undiagnosed, why is that?
  • How can someone know if they are experiencing chronic fatigue?
  • In your office, how do you treat chronic fatigue?
  • What are some recommendations you can make for listeners to have more energy throughout the day?
  • What do you think can be done on a larger scale to help reduce the occurrence of chronic fatigue in our society today?


Dr. Abby Kramer, Chiropractor & Holistic Physician believes in addressing each patient as a whole, taking into account structural, chemical, and emotional causes of dysfunction. She has a unique way of combining her skills in chiropractic manipulation, muscle testing, manual therapy, emotional stress relief, nutritional counseling, and functional taping to help her patients be relieved of pain and emotional burden, increase function, recover faster, and return to health!

She received her undergraduate degree in Human Movement Science from Utah State University. Her unique background as a competitive swimmer, runner, and personal trainer has given her a keen eye to assessing the bodies’ movement patterns and helping people access their full physical potential.

She has had the opportunity to work with elite athletes as part of the medical staff with Rocktape at running events, triathlons, and crossfit competitions. Dr. Abby is also very passionate about working with pregnant women and children to obtain optimal health and thrive. She has published various articles for blogs, and recently published research on kinesiology taping through the ACA Rehab Council.

She holds the following certifications:

  • Professional Applied Kinesiologist (International College of Applied Kinesiology)
  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
  • Webster Technique (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Fascial Movement Taping/Performance Movement Taping (Rocktape)

She has additional training in the fields of:

  • Advanced Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Total Body Modification (TBM)
  • Women's health & pediatric care
  • Nutrition

Dr. Abby is an active member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).


Why Your Mattress Matters For Your Best Night’s Sleep and Your Overall Health

January 6, 2017



Robin McRoskey Azevedo, CEO of McRoskey Mattress Company which has been manufacturing and selling well made, comfortable beds in San Francisco since 1899 joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Sleep Health Channels. Selling directly to the sleeper, McRoskey Mattress Company builds to the order and ships their well-loved mattresses and box springs almost anywhere in the world.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Robin McRoskey Azevedo discuss the following:

  • Why is a good mattress essential for good health?
  • How does McRoskey do things differently?
  • How do you know when you need a new mattress?
  • How do you shop for a mattress?
  • Is your pillow important?

Summary: Sleep is crucial to your overall well-being.  A good mattress has an important role in quality sleep. Replace your mattress when it wears;  replace it when  you need a larger or smaller size; replace your mattress when you need a different comfort.  Count on your mattress to support your well-being and to build your resilience. Count on McRoskey to build your mattress!!


Robin McRoskey Azevedo is CEO of the McRoskey Mattress Company, a business that has been building mattresses and box spring in San Francisco since 1899.  Robin is the grand-daughter of the founder.  Over the years the family-owned company has developed a variety of techniques making the best beds for all types of sleepers.  Healthy sleep is built from simple materials:   wood, wire and fiber.  At the McRoskey San Francisco factory, these materials are crafted into superior products providing the most comfortable sleep possible. McRoskey Mattress Company builds to the order and ships their well-loved  mattresses and box springs almost anywhere in the world.




Social Media Links:
Twitter: @McRoskey

The Wand by Pure Wine: How It’s Changing the Way We Think About Wine

January 5, 2017



Dr. David Meadows, PhD, & Founder of The Wand™ by PureWine that helps alleviate headaches and congestion caused by sulfite preservatives and histamines in wine joins eHealth Radio and the Allergy & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Meadows discuss the following:

  • What sparked your initial interest in creating and developing The Wand by PureWine?
  • What are some personal experiences you’ve had that lead up to the creation of The Wand? For example, did you (or a friend or loved one) suffer from these issues?
  • What is the driving technology behind The Wand and what kind of preliminary research did you conduct?
  • What are some of the main causes of a wine allergy and how does The Wand work to relieve these symptoms?
  • Can The Wand be used for all and every type of wine? What are some of wine regions in the world where we see the most amount of sulfites and histamines?


Dr. David Meadows, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder of PureWine Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Previously, Mr. Meadows was Principal Scientist at Allergan and later became Vice President of R&D at Alcon/Novartis. Mr. Meadows has more than 50 patents and over 150 scientific publications. He holds PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.




Social Media Links:

Facebook // @DrinkPureWine
Twitter // @DrinkPureWine
Instagram // @DrinkPureWine
Pinterest // DrinkPureWine

Sugar’s impact on our health with Keren Slutzkin

January 4, 2017



Keren Slutzkin, Founder of Vital Assurance joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition & Health News Channels. Keren is a certified Health and Wellness coach, article writer, recipe developer and cooking demonstrator who specialises in inspiring other mums to live healthier, happier lives.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Keren Slutzkin discuss the following:

  • Keren, can you please tell us a little about yourself and your own health journey?
  • What are the positive implications you have seen within yourself and your family after making these changes?
  • It is becoming apparent that there is a health epidemic in relation to obesity and diabetes.  What is your understanding of what could be contributing to this?
  • What is your biggest concern in regards to the world's current sugar consumption?
  • What are some signs that someone may be a sugar addict?
  • If you are telling people to reduce the amount of carbohydrates that they are consuming, then what food options are left for them to eat?
  • What are some tips that you could provide our listeners with if they were considering to reduce their sugar consumption.


Keren Slutzkin is a mum of 2 young boys and the founder of Vital Assurance.  She is a holistic Health and Wellness coach, health article writer, recipe developer and cooking demonstrator that specialises in inspiring other mums and their families to live healthier, happier lives.  
Her passion is coaching mums that are overwhelmed with conflicting information around health, that don't enjoy being in the kitchen cooking, and need some additional guidance in making better decisions around their health and food choices. She is really passionate about food, and enjoy creating and sharing nutritious, budget friendly meals for everyone to enjoy. 





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Journey to Optimal Health - Maximizing your potential and being your best

January 3, 2017


Nathan Walz, Founder of Journey to Optimal Health where he provides corporate wellness to help employees be more productive by teaching them how to increase their energy, decrease stress, improve sleep, and increase mental clarity joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Personal Development Channels. He also works with busy professionals to help them reach their full potential – mentally & physically.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Nathan Walz discuss the following:

  • How did you get into health & wellness?
  • What do you help your clients with?
  • What is driving disease in this country and how do we reverse course?
  • Can you talk about the energy crisis in corporate America?
  • What can companies do to have healthier & happier employees?
  • What is something simple we can all do to improve our health?



Nathan Walz left corporate America to pursue a career in health and wellness. After many years of declining health with symptoms of low energy, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and brain fog, he was diagnosed with Lyme disease. He was put on several antibiotics and went from bad to worse. Nathan made a commitment to himself to get better and was able to completely turn his health around and has made it his mission to help those that are willing and ready, to achieve great health and reach their full potential.

Nathan founded Journey to Optimal Health to consult and work with organizations to help their employees feel better and have increased productivity. He teaches simple habits to help people have more energy, less stress, better sleep, and increased mental clarity. He is passionate about achieving peak physical and mental performance and continually studies the work of leaders in health, physical fitness, psychology, and wellness.  





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Twitter: @walzstreet