Sandstone Diagnostics on Top of Male Fertility Testing with TRAK

October 25, 2017
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Dr. Greg Sommer, Chief Scientific Officer at Sandstone Diagnostics, the inventor of Trak’s Male Fertility Testing System joins eHealth Radio and the Mens Health & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Greg Sommer discuss the following:

  • What was the genesis of developing Trak?
  • Did you invent it?
  • How easy is it to use?
  • Can results vary over time?
  • What other medical devices have you worked on?
  • What does Sandstone Diagnostics specialize in?
  • Is there anything else like Trak on the market?
  • Do you have other new products on the horizon?

 

Greg Sommer, PhD is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Sandstone Diagnostics, a Bay Area diagnostic and digital health company developing sophisticated connected wellness products that allow consumers to measure, monitor, and improve key health markers at home. Sandstone's Trak® Male Fertility Testing System allows men to measure, track, and improve sperm count at home to boost a couple's chances of conception.

Dr. Sommer was recognized as a 2015 Bay Area "40 Under 40" by Diablo Magazine and has won numerous entrepreneurial competitions including the 2017 MedCity Invest Pitch Competition, 2016 Molecular Med Tri-Con Swimming with the Sharks Competition, the 2015 UPS X-Port Challenge, and the 2013 Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge. Sandstone was also named a 2014 "Most Innovative Life Science Company" by the San Francisco Business Times.

Prior to founding Sandstone, Dr. Sommer was a Senior Research Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories where he led R&D in point-of-care diagnostic technologies for biodefense and emergency preparedness applications, most notably the Sandia SpinDx system.

He is a co-inventor on 18 patents in microfluidic and clinical diagnostic technologies, has secured $6M+ in research grants as Principal Investigator for NIH, DOE, USDA, and DOD projects, and co-authored 11 peer-reviewed publications.

A North Dakota native, Dr. Sommer received his PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and BS from Iowa State University.

 

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Website: www.trakfertility.com

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandstoneDiagnostics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrakHQ 

Fibroids Awareness: Non-invasive Treatment Options

April 27, 2017
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Dr. Suzanne LeBlang, Chief Medical Officer at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and also a Radiologist at UNIVERSITY MRI in Boca Raton, Florida joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health & Health News Channels. Suzanne is here to talk about Fibroids Awareness Week, and what women should know about new advances in treatment for this condition.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Suzanne LeBlang discuss the following:

  • Can you explain to our audience: what are uterine fibroids?
  • How common are fibroids, and what are the symptoms?
  • How do fibroids affect a woman’s fertility?
  • What are the most common treatments for fibroids, and what are the pros/cons of each?
  • Are there any new, less-invasive treatments that help women preserve their fertility options?

 

Suzanne LeBlang, MD, is a neuroradiologist and an early adopter of MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) who has used the technology to treat patients for more than 10 years. She is based in Boca Raton, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including JFK Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. LeBlang is one of 85 doctors at JFK Medical Center and one of 26 at West Boca Medical Center who specialize in Radiology.

As the Chief Medical Officer at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, Dr. LeBlang organizes working groups to devise clinical protocols, serve as a liaison to the clinical research community, and present information on MRgFUS at medical conferences.

Dr. LeBlang’s research, “Leiomyoma Shrinkage After MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment: Report of 80 Patients,” published in Radiology in 2010, was one of the first papers to document that a more extensive nonperfused volume after an MRgFUS treatment resulted in greater fibroid shrinkage. She has also participated in several worldwide focused ultrasound clinical trials for fibroids and a clinical trial for patients with painful bone metastases.

Dr. LeBlang serves on the faculty at the University of Miami Medical School where she is the Radiology Clinical Coordinator for the 3rd year M.D./M.P.H. students, and she teaches at the Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine. She has been visiting faculty at several institutions including Harvard University and Ohio State University.

 

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Website: www.fibroideducation.com

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @FibroidEdCenter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FibroidEducationCenter

Fertility & Preganacy Nutrition & Lifestyle - 28 day plan for wellbeing and preparation.

March 24, 2017
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Michele Chevalley Hedge and Simone Kopkas from A Healthy View based in Sydney joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health, Health News & Nutrition Channels.  A Healthy View is a nutrition & wellbeing business with a clinical practice, 1000s of patients, with a radio talk show, appearances on tv, brand ambassadors, and professional wellness speakers.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guests Michele Chevalley Hedge and Simone Kopkas discuss the following:

  • What makes your program different to others out there?
  • What should someone expect from the program?
  • Why is food so important to fertility and pregnancy?
  • What is your favourite thing about the program?
  • Who would you say should be doing this program?

 

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Michele Chevalley Hedge is a Nutritionist, Health Writer and Presenter. There may be many wellness practitioners stepping into the space of health and food but there are not many Nutritionists that come from the corporate, busy background, have three kids and really understands the modern requirements for health, happy hormones, a firing libido and vitality.

Due to Michele’s former role as a Marketing Manager she truly understands the needs of a busy, time poor corporate executive who wants health but not hassle. She is often introduced by the editors of health magazines as “the modern day nutritionist – the one who likes a bit of wine and coffee.” She is not Paleo Pete or I Quit Sugar but perfectly placed somewhere in the healthy middle.

Michele’s clinical practice experience allow her to share stories of patients and their nutritional transformation that gives the audience goose bumps – the kinds of stories that can only be heard if you are at the ‘coal face’ with clients. Women who say their addiction to food caused their divorce, executives who say they don’t like going to the boardroom without her five top tips, and politicians and their families who come to her wellness retreats. Wiley Publishing commissioned Michele to write Beating Sugar Addictions for Dummies two years ago. When she asked why they chose her, Wiley replied because of her evidence based research skills, ability to take a medical issue and turn it into simple concepts, use of humour around delicate matters, tv presenting on the World Health Organisation new recommendation of sugar, and Sarah Wilson, I Quit Sugar, recommend her!

When Michele is not out speaking, writing or seeing patients, she can often be found at her cafe, The Balmoral Boatshed. It is the perfect spot for filming, interviewing, or just enjoying a glass of wine (which she can tell you ways it will reduce your cortisol and lead to a calmer, happier and perhaps leaner person)! Michele is the Nature Care College Ambassador and Accor Group Nutritionist and recently sat alongside the Dalai Lama at a conference where she presented on ‘Vitality, Energy and Serotonin – It’s all in Your Food’. Mental health and nutrition research is her passion and she often declares “It makes the New Yorker come out in her.”

Michele loves to write, so along with her blog and social media, she writes often for Body & Soul, Huffington Post, Mama Mia, The Glow, Prevention, Wellbeing, Clean, Cosmo, MindFood and many more. Her second book, ‘Hormone Help- reset your weight, mood, libido & energy in 4 weeks’ will be out at the end of this year. Michele often appears on The Sunrise Show to discuss the WHO’s (World Health Organisation’s) nutrition recommendation on cancer and sugar.

Michele’s business, A Healthy View, expanded to New York and the US last year with the addition of her online programs.

For more information, or to contact Michele please email Michele@ahealthyview.com

 

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Simone Kopkas is a Nutrition/Health Counsellor & Reiki Healer. Food changes everything!  As a Certified Nutrition / Health Counsellor, Energy Healer and loving mother of two, Simone specialises in digestive issues, fertility and cancer. She is passionate about working with adults and children to improve their health, vitality, balance and family life, in a way that suits their unique body, lifestyle and goals. Simone looks at the interconnectedness of the body, mind, emotions and spirit to help facilitate wellness by equipping people with the tools and knowledge to continue their journey of growth. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the Australian Reiki Association. She loves speaking at schools, corporate events and running cooking classes and workshops.

As a Nutrition and Health Counsellor, I am your personal advocate for living an energised and passionate life. I work with my clients to help them create happy, healthy lives in a way that is flexible, fun, and free of denial and discipline. By working together, we can discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. Making gradual, lifelong changes enables you to reach your current and future health goals. Imagine what your life would be like if you had clear thinking, energy, and excitement every day!”

 

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Website: ahealthyview.com

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