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Peace of Mind in a Technological Age

Peace of Mind in a Technological Age

October 29, 2020

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Yochanan Stoppi, an engineer and the author of Emotional Mechanics: Stopping Pi(e) joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Yochanan Stoppi discuss the following:

  1. For the benefit of our listeners, give us an overview about your new book, Emotional Mechanics: Stopping Pi(e).
  2. What inspired you to write this book?
  3. Tell us about the stigma or fear that makes it hard for people with a background in STEM to talk about their personal experiences with depression or bipolar?
  4. How has writing this book helped you?
  5. Finally, what's a point or theme you would like people to know about your book?

 

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Yochanan Stoppi is an engineer by education and training. He has used this scientific and engineering training in developing the approach, reasoning, and relationships presented herein. He is also self-taught in many subjects, including, but not limited to: philosophy, medicine, alternative medicine, health, nutrition, cosmology, physics, Taoism, meditation, counseling, and leading support groups. His favorite philosopher is Alan Watts, and he enjoys an eclectic array of music genres.


Website: yochananstoppi.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/yochanan.stoppi.9 
Instagram: instagram.com/ystoppi 
Twitter: twitter.com/YStoppi

How To Pivot Your Practice During The Pandemic

How To Pivot Your Practice During The Pandemic

October 28, 2020

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Dr. Patrick McEneaney, Founder and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels. Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle physicians, doctors, and surgeons diagnose and treat complex pediatric and adult foot and ankle conditions, providing their patients with the latest in treatment options to maximize outcomes.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Patrick McEneaney discuss the following:

  1. What are some ways Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle has pivoted or helped during the pandemic?
  2. What were some expectations you had behind expanding to the COVID-19 Lab & Testing Center?
  3. What important information should people know about the Northern Illinois Lab & Testing Centers?
  4. Are there any requirements for testing?
  5. What is the turnaround for testing results?
  6. Next month is Diabetes Awareness month, can you share with us more on why awareness for diabetes is so important?
  7. If you are diabetic, how are your feet impacted?
  8. What are ways you help diabetics manage their symptoms?

 

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Dr. Patrick McEneaney is a board-certified DPM, owner, and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialist. Dr. McEneaney has a unique story being a young entrepreneur under 45 y/o with ten clinics and plans to expand, all while still practicing in foot and ankle care during a global pandemic. As the current president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and Medical Director & Principal Investigator of NF&A, he has garnered numerous literature journal publications. His specialties involve advanced reconstructive surgery of foot & ankle dealing with flatfoot reconstruction, post-traumatic injury management, deformity correction, and wound care/limb salvage. Along with experience in diabetes and senior health care.

 

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Website: https://illinoisfoot.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/Illinoisfoot 
Instagram: instagram.com/northern_illinois_foot_ankle 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/illinoisfoot

5 Lessons in Resiliency: Rebuilding Life After the NFL

5 Lessons in Resiliency: Rebuilding Life After the NFL

October 24, 2020

 

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Ex-NFL kicker Sean Conley (Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets) suffered career-ending injuries from over-training. He began practicing yoga as part of his rehabilitation, and soon embraced yoga’s mindfulness, meditation, and philosophy as a new life direction. His new book is: The Point After: How One Resilient Kicker Learned There Was More to Life Than the NFL (Lyons Press, 2020). Sean joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel to talk about it.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sean Conley discuss the following:

  1. What inspired you to write this book?
  2. Can you tell me about the book?
  3. How does one go from an NFL player to a yoga & meditation teacher?
  4. What does the title mean "The Point After"?
  5. Who else should love this book beyond sports fans? Describe the reader who ought to know about this title.
  6. Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

 

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Ex-NFL kicker Sean Conley (Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets) suffered career-ending injuries from over-training. He began practicing yoga as part of his rehabilitation, and soon embraced yoga’s mindfulness, meditation, and philosophy as a new life direction. Now a yoga teacher himself, he owns Amazing Yoga in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife. His new book is The Point After: How One Resilient Kicker Learned There Was More to Life Than the NFL (Lyons Press, 2020).

 

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Website: www.seanconley.net

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/sean.conley.167 
Instagram: @seanconley2

AI-Powered Medical Financial Aid Solution Helps Patients Access Care and Health Systems

AI-Powered Medical Financial Aid Solution Helps Patients Access Care and Health Systems

October 17, 2020

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Ethan Davidoff, CEO and founder of Atlas Health, the leader in philanthropic reimbursement that empowers health systems with an end-to-end solution for enrolling patients in medical financial aid programs joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and the Health Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ethan Davidoff discuss the following:

  1. Please tell our audiences about Atlas Heath, its goals and who it serves.
  2. Tell us about the Navigator 4.0, and the services and benefits it will provide to health systems and its users.
  3. What are your relationships with healthcare payers and philanthropic relief programs designated to help aid hospital systems during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  4. What benefits can Navigator 4.0 offer to 340B hospital systems who are experiencing the significant rate cuts during these unprecedented times?
  5. Are there any financial risks to employers or hospital systems may be facing right now that Navigator 4.0 is working to solve?
  6. Hospital systems are desperate for any type of aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. What other ways can your services provide relief for hospitals struggling with financial pressures?
  7. How can patients who have lost their jobs and health insurance due to the COVID-19 economic crisis benefit from Atlas' Navigator 4.0 in terms of longevity?
  8. Does Atlas’ Navigator 4.0 plan on providing relief for urgent care or walk-in clinics that receive patients for COVID-19 testing or intervention?
  9. COVID-19 patients often also experience other related illnesses. What other ways can your services provide treatment and ensure patients will be financially and medically protected?
  10. How have you been trying to educate under-served populations on your services? Please describe how Atlas’ Navigator 4.0 will help with the challenges for under-served populations with access to primary care services?

 

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Atlas Health, the leader in philanthropic reimbursement, is improving and saving lives by empowering providers with an end-to-end solution for matching and enrolling patients in medical financial aid programs through its proprietary technology and AI-powered service partnership platform, Atlas Navigator. Patients receive the care they need and providers secure reimbursement for care delivered.


Ethan Davidoff is the Founder & CEO of Atlas Health with over 10 years of healthcare, enterprise software, and cyber security experience. Ethan Davidoff founded Atlas Health in 2017 and maintains the role of CEO. Under his direction, the company has become the leader in philanthropic reimbursement.

Prior to Atlas Health, Davidoff was a founding member of RiskIQ. Serving as Vice President and General Manager of Internet Security, he managed a cross-functional team to grow an emerging business unit with fortune 500 and top technology companies.

Davidoff studied business, entrepreneurship, and software development at the University of California at Berkeley and the London School of Economics.

 

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Website: https://atlas.health

Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/atlashealth

Phoenix-based organization works to get individuals facing long-term illnesses and medical conditions off the streets and into long-term housing

Phoenix-based organization works to get individuals facing long-term illnesses and medical conditions off the streets and into long-term housing

October 16, 2020

 

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Liz Agboola, president and CEO of Senior Placement Services, an assistance program in Phoenix that provides housing resources for vulnerable veterans, elderly and homeless who are unable to live independently due to long-term illnesses and medical conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Senior Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Liz Agboola discuss the following:

  1. Tell us a bit about Senior Placement Services and what the process is like when you are working to help someone.
  2. Does Senior Placement Services charge for the assessment and guidance given?
  3. What motivated you to go into this line of work?
  4. I understand you are also the CEO of Moses Behavioral Care, a group of community-based mental health facilities offering 24-hour, long-term care for the SMI (serious mental illness) population…what drove you to build your own facilities?
  5. Additionally, you are a board member at Dignity Health and Valleywise Health Foundation. What projects are you working on there?

 

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Liz Agboola is CEO of Moses Behavioral Care (MBC), a group of community-based mental health facilities offering 24-hour, long-term care for the SMI (serious mental illness) population. These efforts are motivated by her promise to uphold mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including preventive services to the community while offering integrated care and treatment for those who require assistance with daily living.

Prior to establishing MBC, she founded Senior Placement Services with her parents and siblings. It was here she began her work in public service. For nearly 10 years she spearheaded community efforts ensuring suitable housing was available for the disenfranchised, homeless veterans and the elderly. She strengthened the company's business and corporate citizenship with key partnerships (local shelters, mental health clinics, Veteran’s Administration homeless centers) and various civic and community-based organizations.

Her career ultimately began two decades ago in the private sector in learning and development. She served in various senior leadership roles with Bank of America and Director of Learning and Development with Gannett.

Liz brings a strong business and health care background paired with a servant’s heart to lead the community in advocacy and ultimately through legislation. She holds a Master’s in Education and Masters of Business Administration.

Liz currently sits on the Board of Dignity Health and the Maricopa Health Foundation (now called Valleywise).

 

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Website: SeniorPlacementAZ.org 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/SeniorPlacementAZ 
Instagram: instagram.com/liz_agboola

Focusing on the Unique Medical, Economic and Healthcare Coordination Needs of People with Rare and Orphan Diseases

Focusing on the Unique Medical, Economic and Healthcare Coordination Needs of People with Rare and Orphan Diseases

October 15, 2020

 

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Donovan Quill, President and CEO of Optime Care, a nationally recognized pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization maximizing therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Health Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Donovan Quill discuss the following:

  1. Please tell our audiences about Optime Care, its goals and who it serves.

  2. What is considered a rare or orphan disease?

  3. What is the definition of a specialty pharmaceutical? How many drugs are currently on the market and how many in development?

  4. How does Optime Care ensure that patients get their drugs?

  5. What are your relationships with healthcare payers?

 

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Optime Care, Inc. is a nationally recognized pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization offering a suite of comprehensive services tailored to maximize the therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders. Our management team has previously partnered in the launch of more than 25 orphan products and consistently implemented the best brand program for the community. Our experience with small patient populations makes us uniquely qualified to help every stakeholder group impacted by these disorders. Optime Care has dual-accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for compliance with specialty pharmacy and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy services that demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers.


Donovan Quill entered the world of healthcare after a successful coaching career and teaching at the collegiate level. His personal mission was to help patients who suffer from an orphan disorder that has affected his entire family (Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency). Donovan became a Patient Advocate for Centric Health Resources and traveled the country raising awareness, improving detection, and providing education to patients and healthcare providers.

Donovan quickly gained recognition among the patient community for his efforts. He was heavily recruited and hand-picked by Alpha-1 Foundation founder John Walsh to become the Foundation’s Director of Detection and Community Outreach. Donovan gained an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of not-for-profit patient-driven programs while working with the Alpha-1 Foundation. His responsibilities included public policy agendas within government affairs, national targeted detection programs, research projects with “Key Opinion Leaders”, patient educational and marketing programs, fundraising efforts, and serving as a liaison to the drug manufacturers.

After leaving the not-for-profit sector, Donovan developed a new and innovative sales strategy with Talecris Biotherapeutics (now Grifols), which he piloted in a sales territory that had underperformed historically. By emphasizing education, early detection, and awareness, Donovan was able to take a poor performing territory and grow it into one of the top markets in the country in a short period of time. The strategy was so successful that Donovan was asked to work with the Brand Team to launch it throughout the rest of the country.

Donovan’s success in the sales world led to a return to Centric Health Resources (now DLSS), where he worked on their largest piece of business and developed innovative strategies to improve a growing and successful program. Over the next few years, Donovan went from directing a small team of Patient Advocates to Vice President of Patient Services to Senior Vice President of Patient Direct Programs.

Donovan’s experiences with the Alpha-1 Foundation, Centric Health Resources and DLSS have provided him the opportunity to manage all aspects of operations, develop operational plans for product launches/relaunches, improve program effectiveness, manage a large number of employees from pharmacists to nurses to patient support specialists, design infrastructure, create business development opportunities, and play a key role in companywide strategic planning.

Regardless of his position, Donovan has always kept one thing top of mind: “If you take care of the people that matter, the program will always be successful.” Donovan has spent years doing just that for patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and product manufacturers.

 

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Website: optimecare.com

Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/optime-care

Effective Methods Towards Germ-Free Environments and Minimizing Infections

Effective Methods Towards Germ-Free Environments and Minimizing Infections

October 14, 2020

 

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Nick Jaksa, Founder of Integrated Operations whose new Viral Defense division is focused on improving safety through the mitigation of the spread of germs, and on trying to help attack the pandemic head on joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. The company’s unique disinfectant misting systems help improve safety while people are entering a building, school, sports arena, and other venues. He brings to this new endeavor over 40 years of product development and manufacturing in various markets around the world.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Nick Jaksa discuss the following:

  1. With more and more of the country slowly opening up during the pandemic, what are the most important measures consumers can take to stay safe?
  2. Are there any additional safety measures that could be taken to provide a comfortable level of safety and prevention in many of the places we frequent?
  3. What makes Viral Defense unique in the mitigation of germs?
  4. Where are your products most useful?
  5. Does Viral Defense offer anything else other than disinfectant booths and equipment?

 

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Nick Jaksa, Founder of Integrated Operations LLC, has made his mark in the area of safety with over three decades of diverse experience incorporating product development, testing and production. Today he’s applying that expertise to improving the health and safety of the public during the pandemic through his Viral Defense branded product line. The company’s unique disinfectant misting systems mitigate the spread of germs thus improving safety for people entering buildings, schools, sports arenas and other venues. The same innovative misting concept can be used to clean interior spaces in a matter of minutes. The Viral Defense product portfolio also includes innovative PPE’s including anti-viral layered masks, and other products to provide protection.

Mr. Jaksa’s interest in improving safety for everyone began over 30 years ago in many aspects of the automotive industry, including as a seat belt engineer, and an expert witness in cases involving auto safety. More recently he was involved with car seat design and manufacturing to improve safety for babies and toddlers. Among the companies with which he has worked are Allied Signal/Honeywell, Siemens and Bosch, in the U.S. and internationally. In response to the global pandemic, Mr. Jaksa has tapped into his international technology and manufacturing relationships to find best-in-class disinfecting and personal protection solutions to help mitigate the spread of germs. By the end of 2020, however, manufacturing of the misting units and select PPE’s will have begun moving to the U.S.

In addition to his hands-on experience in the automotive sector, Mr. Jaksa heads a team of Integrated Operations professionals who leverage tools such as the Toyota Production Management System principles of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, and other proven tools that encompass problem analysis and resolution, all allowing for operational and organizational optimization.

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Website: integratedoperationsllc.com

Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/integrated-operations-viral-defense

Age-Defying Skincare with Your Beauty Advocate Author Christy Hall

Age-Defying Skincare with Your Beauty Advocate Author Christy Hall

October 10, 2020

 

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Christy A. Hall, a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with nearly 20 years of experience and expertise in cosmetic dermatology and medical aesthetics joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty and Skin Care Channels. She is the owner of a prestigious medical aesthetics practice, Skin Appeal, and of Mikel Kristy Skincare in Tucson, Arizona. She is also author of the #1 international best-selling book “Your Beauty Advocate: A No-Nonsense Guide to Age-Defying Skincare.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christy A. Hall discuss the following:

  1. Why is it important to have a daily skin ritual?
  2. What are four steps to having great skin?
  3. What are three layers of skin rejuvenation in the aging process?
  4. What are the benefits of injectables? What about lasers?
  5. What can we do about saggy jowls and necks?
  6. How do you achieve ageless beauty?

 

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Christy A. Hall, PA - C, MPAS, is a board-certified Physician Assistant with nearly 20 years of experience and expertise in cosmetic dermatology and medical aesthetics. She is the author of “Your Beauty Advocate: A No-Nonsense Guide to Age-Defying Skincare,“ a #1 international bestseller in 10 countries across 12 categories.

Christy is the owner and operator of a prestigious medical aesthetics practice, Skin Appeal, and of Mikel Kristi Skincare in Tucson, AZ.

She is passionate about educating and simplifying the confusing world of skincare and beauty treatments. She has become an elite injector of dermal fillers and was voted Most Loved Injector in the Southwest USA by RealSelf.

 

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Website: https://skincaremk.com | yourbeautyadvocate.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/MikelKristi 
Instagram: instagram.com/mikelkristiskincare

Peter Nieves of WIN Fertility discusses open enrollment and fertility and family-building benefits

Peter Nieves of WIN Fertility discusses open enrollment and fertility and family-building benefits

October 6, 2020

 

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Peter Nieves, Chief Commercial Officer with WINFertility, the nation’s leading fertility benefits management company joins eHealth Radio and the Fertility & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Peter Nieves discuss the following:

  1. Why should employees turn to their employers when it comes to helping them build their family?
  2. What should employees look for when it comes to family-building benefits this open enrollment?
  3. Are there any special benefits that fall under family-building that consumers should know about?
  4. If employees want to expand their families in the coming year, what questions should they be asking at virtual health fairs this fall?
  5. If employees max out on the family-building benefit provided by their employer, where can they turn for financial assistance?

 

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Peter Nieves serves as Chief Commercial Officer for WIN Fertility. He is responsible for setting and executing the strategic vision of all aspects of WINFertility’s commercial policies, objectives, and initiatives. This includes the development of strategic partnerships, marketing and public relations strategies, launch and optimization of new products and innovations, digital transformation, recruitment, deployment and development of employees and ultimately the commercial success of the business globally.

Other responsibilities include setting clear, aligned and measurable objectives and effectively communicating internal priorities, challenges, and opportunities to the senior team members that impact net revenue growth. Building and maintaining a spirit of shared mission, purpose, and culture throughout the senior leadership team and the organization.

Peter has 27 years of experience building businesses in employer consulting, population health management and virtual care services. His experiences include P&L management, client relationships, industry networking, building and mentoring high performing teams as well as data analytics and digital enhancements to operations and member experience.


Website: winfertility.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/WINFertility 
Twitter: @WINFertility

The Future of CBD with Ojai Energetics CEO Will Kleidon

The Future of CBD with Ojai Energetics CEO Will Kleidon

October 3, 2020

 

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Will Kleidon, the Founder and CEO of Ojai Energetics, an ethics-driven health and wellness company based in California that seeks to bring ancient healing products to life by way of modern innovation joins eHealth Radio and the CBD & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Will Kleidon discuss the following:

  1. What is the magic behind CBD and how is it different from other cannabinoids?
  2. Ojai Energetics claims to hold the most patents relating to CBD. Can you elaborate on this catalog?
  3. The Future of CBD - what can we expect when it comes to things like therapeutic treatments, and medical advancements with CBD?
  4. COVID-19 has had a global impact - how does CBD fit into the lives of those who contract COVID-19?
  5. What are some every day steps people can take to implement CBD into their wellness routine?
  6. Explain the difference between internal consumption of CBD and topical usage?

 

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Will Kleidon is an award-winning pioneer and futurist in the hemp and cannabis industry. He is known for cracking the CBD code by creating the cleanest and most effective CBD-rich hemp products on the planet. Will is the founder of Ojai Energetics, a triple bottom line-driven cannabis technology company. Will has collected one of the most interesting executive boards in the world that includes famous athletes, doctors, and well-connected members of the entertainment industry.

Featured in Cheddar, MSNBC, Forbes, Inc, Money, Entrepreneur, The LA Times, and a regular keynote at the Cannabis Forum and Bevnet, Will is a subject matter expert when it comes to the art, science, and technology of the cannabis business, the history of hemp, and what it can mean to our future.


Website: https://ojaienergetics.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ojaienergetics
Instagram: @ojaienergetics

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