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Leveraging Precision Medicine to Improve Lives, Reduce Healthcare Costs, and Simplify Decision-making

Leveraging Precision Medicine to Improve Lives, Reduce Healthcare Costs, and Simplify Decision-making

April 23, 2021

 

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Scott Megill, President and CEO at Coriell Life Sciences, a precision medicine company using genetic science and research to improve lives, reduce healthcare costs, and simplify decision-making for its customers joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Scott Megill discuss the following:

  1. Who is Coriell Life Sciences?
  2. How does Coriell Life Sciences partner with the healthcare community to deliver paths to better health?
  3. What makes Coriell Life Sciences unique?
  4. How can individuals benefit from participating in Coriell Life Sciences’ medication safety program?
  5. What’s the biggest opportunity for the healthcare ecosystem when it comes to personalized medicine?

Medications don’t work for everyone. Nearly one-third of U.S. adults take five or more prescription drugs and, even when taken correctly, they can be dangerous for many. Payers, providers, and patients bear the financial and physical burdens of inappropriate, ineffective drugs. Each year medication errors lead to 128,000 deaths and the costs of medication-associated errors exceed $40 billion in the U.S. alone. The cost of getting medications wrong reverberates through the healthcare service model and echoes back as wasted resources, time, and poor health.

For hundreds of medications, successful treatment is directly related to an individual’s DNA. Natural variation in our genetic code can cause the same drug to produce different effects on different people. The science of pharmacogenomics (PGx) can now assist in assessing how each person will respond to medications, however, DNA testing alone is not sufficient. That’s why Coriell Life Sciences (CLS) leverages advanced, proprietary technology to bridge the gap between genetic knowledge and clinical application. Building on six decades of research, CLS developed a cutting-edge bioinformatics solution that interprets pharmacogenomic laboratory results and couples them with traditional medication management risk factors to deliver a dynamic regimen modeling tool.

Driving innovation in precision medicine, CLS unlocks the power of genetic science to provide actionable insights for employers, payers, healthcare providers, physicians, pharmacists, laboratories, and patients, that enable more effective and efficient care.

Backed by rigorous scientific methodology, Corigen™, CLS’ population-scale medication safety program, is the most comprehensive medication safety solution on the market. This novel solution is powered by CLS’s real-time medication decision support modeling tool, GeneDose LIVE. This unique system provides physicians with updated medication risk information for their patients’ current medication regimen and offers alternatives for safer therapy, all in real-time. GeneDose LIVE also provides risk analysis of non-genetic factors such as lifestyle, drug interactions, age-related risks, and other concerns, along with a personalized medication action plan (MAP) that reveals which medications are best suited for an individual.

By matching people with the right medications, CLS enables patients to benefit from fewer hospitalizations, less unneeded testing, and reduced doctor’s visits, ultimately decreasing healthcare costs. Most importantly, CLS reduces costly trial-and-error experimentation and speeds patients’ return to good health.

Recognized as a leader in precision medicine and health innovation—including IBM’s Entrepreneur of the Year—CLS leverages its influence to advocate for the advancement of precision medicine. The organization is highly active with the American Society of Pharmacovigilance, the Personalized Medicine Coalition, a signing member of the Get the Medications Right Institute, and passionate about educating stakeholder groups through the Population Health Colloquium, Health Action Council, Employer Health Innovation Roundtable, and various other platforms.

As CLS collaborates with major healthcare providers to empower the most precise medical care, the organization is continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible—serving as the gold standard in knowledge and understanding of pharmacogenomics.

 

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Website: https://coriell.com

Linkedin Links:
Company LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/corielllife
Personal LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/scottmegill

Understanding General and Cosmetic Dentistry from a Distinguished Dental Expert

Understanding General and Cosmetic Dentistry from a Distinguished Dental Expert

April 22, 2021

 

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Dr. Gail Iebba, a General & Cosmetic Dentist at Reading Dental Associates, a multi-specialty dental clinic that offers general & cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Care and Cosmetic Dentistry Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gail Iebba discuss the following:

  1. Could you give us a quick brief on your background and what led you to being a dentist?
  2. What is the importance of good periodontal health?
  3. What types of partial and complete dentures are available for patients?
  4. What are you doing to modify your dental practice in the face of COVID pandemic?
  5. What do you find most satisfying about your job?

Dr. Gail Iebba is a General Dentist at Reading Dental Associates with over thirty years of dental experience. She attended her college education at Brandeis University. Dr. Iebba achieved her doctorate at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. She is also currently a member of the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Iebba’s favorite part of her job is getting to work with such a wonderful group of patients each and every day.

 

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Website: www.readingdentalma.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: twitter.com/readingdental 
Facebook: facebook.com/readingdental 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/reading-dental-associates

The Gold Standard of Addictions Assessments - The DUSI

The Gold Standard of Addictions Assessments - The DUSI

April 19, 2021

 

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Dr. Ralph Tarter, the Director of Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research and creator of the DUSI & Dr. Steve Weatherbee, the Founder and CEO of eCenter Research and creator of the eINSIGHT behavioral health data platform joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and the Health News Channels.


  1. What are some of the challenges for clinicians when screening or assessing behavioral health issues?
  2. Can you tell our listeners a little bit about what the DUSI is?
  3. As a behavioral health services provider, how would the DUSI help improve organizational effectiveness?
  4. Addiction rates and related deaths due to overdose seem to be on the rise. Is it possible to improve early detection of people at risk of addiction?

Dr. Ralph Tarter is the Director of the NIDA-funded Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR) at the University of Pittsburgh. He is widely known as a preeminent expert in the field of addiction research and has written 11 books, 80 book chapters, and produced 300 peer reviewed publications during his 40+ year career.

Dr. Steve Weatherbee has spent decades developing innovative technological solutions for improving coordinated care and population health outcomes in education, behavioral health, and social services. His work in program evaluation led him to create eINSIGHT, to empower these sectors to effectively coordinate care, monitor program effectiveness, and improve client outcomes.

eINSIGHT is a web-based HIPAA compliant platform developed for corrections, drug court treatment and behavioral health organizations for rapid assessment, effective triage, targeted treatment planning, and monitoring program effectiveness through population outcome reporting. Learn more about eINSIGHT and the gold standard Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI).

 

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Website: www.einsight.net

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/eINSIGHThealth 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/ecenter-research 
Twitter: twitter.com/eINSIGHThealth

Health for longevity and self-actualisation with Krissy Regan

Health for longevity and self-actualisation with Krissy Regan

April 17, 2021

 

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Krissy Regan, The Wellness Poet and Founder of Mindful Mums Queensland, an author, speaker and Wellness Coach based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Health & Wellness Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Krissy Regan discuss the following:

  1. Why is good health necessary to enable us to self-actualise?
  2. What life-style factors can be changed most simply in order to foster good health?
  3. What do you see is the future of health-care?
  4. What benefits can people gain from enrolling in your online Wellness School?
  5. If you could give one piece of advice to someone wanting to improve their health what would that be?

Summary: Decide that you want to be healthy – for YOU! It’s not a luxury to be healthy, it’s a necessity and your health should be non-negotiable. With good health, anything is possible in your life and learning tools that can help you gain and attain good health is the best investment you can make.


Krissy Regan is an Author, Speaker, Wellness Coach and Founder of Mindful Mums Queensland. In 2020 Krissy published her self-help, health and well-being book called; Broken to Unbreakable, 12 Steps to an Unbreakable Mind, Body & Spirit.

In 2021 Krissy launched her Online Wellness School with her signature program; 12 Steps to an Unbreakable Mind, Body and Spirit.

Krissy believes that health and well-being can be learned by each and everyone of us, and we can all develop the tools to get healthy and stay healthy.

Krissy studied Exercise Science and Sports Management and has lived and worked in more than 7 countries. She currently resides in a regional city of Australia called Townsville where she spends her time educating herself and others about the importance of health, well-being, self-care and embracing a wellness mindset.

Krissy admits that lifestyle choices and our own beliefs can often keep us trapped in a negative health cycle and when we choose to change that cycle it takes commitment, consistency and a willingness to challenge our own thinking and beliefs on health.

Krissy is mum to 2 young children and her desire is to empower parents to care for their own needs each day so they can be healthy role models to future generations.

 

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Website: https://www.thewellnesspoet.com

Social Media Links:

Facebook:
facebook.com/thewellnesspoet 
facebook.com/mindfulmumsqld

Instagram:
instagram.com/thewellnesspoet1 
instagram.com/mindfulmumsqld


The beliefs, views, ideas, thoughts and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy for an Austic Child

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy for an Austic Child

April 15, 2021

 

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Dr Eric Weiss, the Founder of Northeast Florida Plastic Surgery Center and the Co-author of the book Educating Marston joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guests Dr. Eric Weiss discuss the following:

  1. With April being Autism Awareness Month, lets start with defining autism? Can you tell us in your own words what is autism and why is sometimes referred to as autism spectrum disorder?
  2. Can you tell us more about the spectrum?
  3. How does one get diagnosed and at what age is diagnosis possible?
  4. Do the signs and symptoms of autism change over time and if so, how?
  5. They say kids on the spectrum feel differently and have more issues with confidence and trouble in social situations. Is that true and tell us a bit more about that?
  6. You recently released a book with your wife Christine Weiss called Educating Marston. Tell us why this book is important to you and how it is a helpful resource for anyone with an autistic child?
  7. You have an autistic child named Marston. You indicate that stem cell replacement therapy helps. How has it helped Marston and do you feel it will ultimately be the wave of the future in helping autistic children?
  8. Can one come for stem cell replacement therapy at your office?

Dr. Eric Weiss is the Founder of Northeast Florida Plastic Surgery Center and the Co-author of the upcoming book Educating Marston. Dr. Weiss practices all aspects of plastic surgery including: breast reconstruction, cleft lip/palate, congenital malformations, trauma; as well as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, fat grafting, etc. He has recently incorporated Umbilical Cord Blood/Stem Cells into his practice after seeing the incredible healing properties in his son Marston.

Dr. Weiss was born in Brunswick, Maine, but early on moved with his family to New York where he was raised. The family moved to St Petersburg, Florida; where he graduated from Boca Ciega High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College with special attainments in chemistry and graduated from Duke University Medical School. He graduated from his general surgery residency from University California, Davis-East Bay. He graduated from his Plastic and reconstructive residency at University of Miami.

After his formal education in medicine/surgery, Dr. Weiss entered the United States Navy as a Lt commander. His duty station was at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was the staff plastic surgeon. He left the Navy in 1998 and has been in private practice (plastic surgery) to the present. Educating Marston is available for purchase.

 

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Website: EducatingMarston.com

The Facts About Thyroid Eye Disease - (TED)

The Facts About Thyroid Eye Disease - (TED)

April 14, 2021

 

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Dr. Gary Lelli, an oculoplastic surgeon specializing in ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health & Health News Channels to talk about Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), the symptoms, who is at risk, why it is difficult to diagnose and how it is different than Graves disease.


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

  1. Can you explain to our listeners what Thyroid Eye Disease is?
  2. Who is at risk?
  3. What are the main signs and symptoms to look out for?
  4. What should people do if they notice changes in their eyes?
  5. What types of doctors most commonly treat TED?

Summary: If you think you might have TED, visit at TED Specialist early to make sure you are properly diagnosed. To find a TED Specialist near you, visit TEDdoctors.com


Dr. Gary Joseph Lelli is an oculoplastic surgeon specializing in ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Dr. Lelli routinely treats patients with Thyroid Eye Disease and is accredited by ASOPRS.

Dr. Lelli gained experience in clinical and surgical experience while treating patients at Columbia University Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and New York University Hospital. Dr. Lelli also joined the staff of the New York Rangers as the team’s Ophthalmologist.

Dr. Lelli partnered with Horizon for TED Awareness Week in November 2020 and has also worked with advocacy groups like Prevent Blindness and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR).

 

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Website: TEDdoctors.com | ThyroidEyes.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ThyroidEyes
Instagram: instagram.com/thyroideyes

Meet KleenWraps and Learn Why PPE is Here to Stay

Meet KleenWraps and Learn Why PPE is Here to Stay

April 14, 2021

 

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Russell Silver-Fagan, CEO of KleenWraps, a consumer consumer personal protective equipment company designing, producing, and marketing a growing suite of products that meet the ever-changing PPE needs of the time joins eHealth Radio and the COVID and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Russell Silver-Fagan discuss the following:

  1. What are antimicrobial agents?
  2. What's wrong with gloves?
  3. How will COVID-19 change us?
  4. How did you think of the product in 2014?
  5. What are some added benefits about KleenWraps we may not know about?

KleenWraps began by offering antimicrobial grip barriers (“wraps”) to provide sustainable alternatives to disposable gloves and has grown into the first consumer-PPE brand. Our wraps are made with neoprene for unlimited re-usability and machine-washability and silicone dotting for traction on any surface, and are treated with antimicrobial agents to reduce germ transfer. With these features, our wraps distance users from suspicious/frequently-touched surfaces, providing peace of mind in shared spaces.

 

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Website: www.kleenwraps.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/kleenwraps 
Instagram: instagram.com/kleenwraps 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/kleenwraps 
Twitter: twitter.com/KleenWraps

How the pandemic has accelerated innovation in healthcare: A conversation with Karly Rowe from Experian Health

How the pandemic has accelerated innovation in healthcare: A conversation with Karly Rowe from Experian Health

April 8, 2021

 

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Karly Rowe, Vice President of Patient Access, Identity & Care Management Product for Experian Health that works with more than 3,200 hospitals and 10,000 other healthcare organizations representing 500,000 plus providers to provide data-driven solutions that support revenue cycle management, identity management, patient engagement and care management joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Karly Rowe discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell us about Experian Health and your role within the company?
  2. Any discussion of healthcare today is framed by the COVID-19 pandemic. From your business, your line of sight, what has the pandemic put in the spotlight?
  3. In the early days of the pandemic, some of our healthcare organizations estimated 1,800 duplicate records were being created every 24 hours, so it is a fair bet that the numbers are even greater now as people flock to schedule vaccines. How does the growing volume of patient traffic challenge our healthcare systems?
  4. How would a shift to standardized medical records, possibly even a universal patient ID number, help healthcare systems and health outcomes?
  5. What direction is the industry headed and what pain points are you solving for as you look to the future?

Summary: While approximately 25% of patients used patient portals prior to COVID-19, more than 235 million adults will likely interact with a patient portal or telehealth service for the first time. This new interaction sparks opportunity – an opportunity for patients to think differently about the role they are taking/playing in managing their health and an opportunity for healthcare organizations to think about how to build on and advance this newly formed relationship.


Karly Rowe is responsible for the Patient Access, Identity, and Care Management product portfolios at Experian Health. Leveraging her diverse background across credit, retail, and healthcare, Karly is responsible for finding new ways to leverage Experian’s data and analytical capabilities to develop new, innovative solutions for the healthcare industry.

Karly holds a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and Retail Management from Syracuse University. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two sons.

 

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Website: experian.com/healthcare

Social Media Links:
Twitter: twitter.com/Experian_Health
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/experian

Regenerate SoftWave Therapy with Dr. Marco Ferrucci

Regenerate SoftWave Therapy with Dr. Marco Ferrucci

April 6, 2021

 

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Pioneer in medicine, Dr. Marco Ferrucci, one of the first to use this FDA cleared SoftWave Therapy in his Hoboken & Cedar Grove practices plus Staten Island location joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractic, Health News and Pain Management Channels. Dr. Marco is a chiropractor as well, and partner in Regenerate SoftWave Therapy.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Marco Ferrucci discuss the following:

  1. What is Regenerate SoftWave Therapy?
  2. This sounds like a powerful new tool - is it FDA approved?
  3. What kinds of conditions is Regenerate SoftWave Therapy used for in your clinics?
  4. Tell us about any patient success stories.
  5. It’s the middle of a pandemic, yet you invested your time and money to bring something totally new to the public for their health and relief of pain. Why now?

Dr. Marco Ferrucci is a Chiropractor and co-founder of both The Chiropractic Source (est. 2009) and Regenerate SoftWave Therapy (est. 2020), with offices located in Cedar Grove and Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Ferrucci earned his Chiropractic degree at Life University in Marietta, GA, considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world. As a student, he served as the president of the Chiropractic Biophysics Club (CBC) and was a participating member of the Chiropractic Neurology Club. Prior to receiving his Chiropractic degree, Dr. Ferrucci received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.

In addition to his training and specialization, Dr. Ferrucci also has post graduate study in Metabolic Blood Testing and Nutritional Support and is a specialist in Autoimmune Disorders such as Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Hypoglycemia, Diabetes and Anemia, among many other conditions. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Kinesiology and Biology Departments at William Paterson University.

Dr. Ferrucci grew up in Nutley NJ, where graduated from Nutley High school From an early age, he developed a life-long fascination in science with deep curiosity as to how the human body works and the importance of maintaining its optimum condition.

Often seen on TV news and health programs or in medical/health/wellness publications, Dr. Ferrucci has been featured on “12 to Your Health” on News 12; “Life and Living with Joanna Gagis” on NJ TV and is the author of “Change your Mindset, Transform our Life” as well as the host of “Get to the Source with Dr. Marco”.

Dr. Ferrucci lives in Wayne, New Jersey with his wife, Tania, and their beautiful daughter, Natalia.

 

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Website: https://regenerateswt.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/regenerateswt
Instagram: @Regenerate_SWT
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/thechiropracticsource

COVID-19 most frequently asked questions for returning to work

COVID-19 most frequently asked questions for returning to work

April 3, 2021

 

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Dr. Nitin Desai, an Internal Medicine Physician practicing in North Carolina for over 24 years and the Chief Medical Officer of COVID PreCheck, a digital health passport related to COVID-19 joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Nitin Desai discuss the following:

  1. Now that multiple vaccines are available, should employers go back to business as usual?
  2. As employees return to work what should they expect from their employers to safeguard their health and safety?
  3. What would you recommend business leaders do to support a safe return to work?
  4. You have advocated using the Swiss cheese model to create safe workplaces - can you explain how it works? How does it keep employees safe?
  5. How do you see technology playing a role in return-to-work?
  6. What do you want to leave our audience (employees and employers) with?

About Dr. Nitin Desai

  • Physician entrepreneur.
  • Cofounder of Health Wizz, a Digital Healthcare venture https://www.healthwizz.com/  focused on EMR interoperability and Employee wellness.
  • Launched https://www.covidprecheck.net to assist in reopening the USA during the 2020 COVID Pandemic.
  • COVID PreCheck creates safe spaces with a software solution for employees and the workplace.
  • Experienced Physician, Medical Staff leader, and Digital health entrepreneur

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Website: https://covidprecheck.net

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/COVIDPreCheckApp
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/covidprecheck
Twitter: twitter.com/CPrecheck

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