UVC Disinfection Helps Hospitals Provide a Cleaner, Safer Environment

November 13, 2018
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Alice Brewer, MPH, CIC, Director of Clinical Affairs for Tru-D SmartUVC, a leader in the UVC disinfection industry joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alice Brewer discuss the following:

  1. What is UVC disinfection and how is it used in health care facilities?
  2. How does UVC help to reduce hospital-acquired infections?
  3. What does that mean for me as a patient?
  4. For hospitals, how does UVC provide a return on investment?
  5. What’s unique about Tru-D SmartUVC?

Summary: Tru-D is the only UVC disinfection robot validated by a CDC-funded randomized clinical trial to reduce infections in hospitals.

 

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Alice Brewer has spent 10 years as an epidemiologist in both the pharmaceutical industry and health care. Most recently she served as the Director of Infection Prevention for a large, multi-hospital health system in Wisconsin where, through utilization of robust analytics and innovative strategies, she led a 70% reduction of HAIs across the health system.

Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2016, she achieved CIC certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She has a record of publications and presentations in the fields of infectious disease and epidemiological research methodology.

 

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Website: Tru-D.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: Facebook.com/trudsmartuvc
Twitter: Twitter.com/trudsmartuvc
Instagram: Instagram.com/trudsmartuvc

Healthy Living with EMF: If You’re Connected, You’re Effected

November 10, 2018
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John Head, the founder of the nonprofit organization, Healthy Living with EMF, a go-to resource for credible content concerning the possible health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel.

 

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

  1. For the benefit of our listeners, please give us an overview of Healthy Living with EMF?
  2. What inspired you to launch this site?
  3. Why should the public pay more attention to this issue?
  4. What are some practical ways to guard against EMF?
  5. What goods and/or services do you offer (or plan to provide) to help people protect themselves from EMF?

John Head is an entrepreneur and marketing expert, whose corporate achievements complement his civic accomplishments. From customizing software that increases productivity to producing solutions that maximize efficiency—from a career that transcends generations and traverses history, from seven U.S. presidents to several business cycles, John’s success remains a constant.

His expertise also informs his approach to how we use and protect ourselves from the dangers of technology.

His nonprofit organization, Healthy Living with EMF, is a go-to resource for credible content concerning the possible health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

An author and public health advocate, John resides in Austin, Texas.

 

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Website: https://www.healthylivingwithemf.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthylivingwithemf
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthylivingwithemf

Holland Bloorview: A Global Player in Kids Rehabilitation

November 8, 2018
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Dr. Tomas Paus, Director of Population Neuroscience and Developmental Neuroimaging Program at Holland Blooview Hospital joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health & Health News Channels to discuss life-changing research findings that will impact the lives of kids, youth, and families across the globe.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Tomas Paus discuss the following:

  1. Holland Bloorview is known to be a global player in kids rehabilitation. Tell us more about that and how the hospital is leading the way in “big data” as part of health care.
  2. Talk to us about your upcoming research and the latest study you are conducting.
  3. When you say for the first time this type of research is being conducted, why do you feel this research is critical to the advancement of healthy brain development in individuals with or without a disability?
  4. You coined the term “population neuroscience”. Tell us what that means exactly.
  5. How long do you believe the study will take and what do you hope to achieve from the research findings.
  6. How will your research remove boundaries faced by individuals growing up with disabilities?
  7. How will Holland Bloorview leverage the research innovations to develop market-ready products to support kids with disabilities?
  8. What do you feel are the global implications of this study. How will this benefit US children as well?

Dr. Tomas Paus, Director of Population Neuroscience and Developmental Neuroimaging Program, Holland Blooview Hospital is a distinguished senior scientist, and director of Population Neuroscience & Developmental Neuroimaging for Holland Bloorview’s research institute (the Bloorview Research Institute). This critical new role supports Holland Bloorview as the future home of Ontario’s first, fully-accessible child-friendly research MRI and further establishes itself as a premier international center for the study of child and youth brains.

Over the past 15 years, Paus’ work has focused on brain maturation, particularly in adolescence. His interest in population neuroscience – the “big data” approach to studying how brain structure and function is shaped by the interaction of genes and our environment – is vital to the Bloorview Research Institute’s growth strategy, which includes state-of-the-art discovery hubs in machine learning and artificial intelligence, imaging, and neuromodulation.

The Bloorview Research Institute is the research arm of Holland Bloorview, an academic health science center fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

 

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Website: www.hollandbloorview.ca

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HBKRH
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBKidsHospital

How HealthKOSTM plans to reduce the cost of healthcare

November 8, 2018
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Dr. Naveen Goel, CEO and Founder at HealthKOS, an end to end solution connecting patients, healthcare professionals and families to improve the quality of care joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Naveen Goel discuss the following:

  1. How is HealthKOS disrupting the current norm in the healthcare industry?
  2. What is HealthKOS and how is it different from other similar platforms?
  3. How does this platform help with lowering the cost of healthcare?
  4. Do you believe this change will work?
  5. Who is the ideal candidate for HealthKOS and is it affordable?
  6. How can listeners help their grandparents, parents or even their own patients get the quality care they deserve?

Dr. Naveen Goel is a physician and an innovator in the new field of “Patient Centric Health Solutions” with the specific goal of improving patient quality of care and reducing healthcare costs by effectively leveraging technology.  To do this, he has co-founded his own company, World-Wide Health Initiatives, based in South Florida with over 40 employees.
 
Dr. Goel is a Board-Certified Interventional Nephrologist with training and residency completed in New York City.  In his outpatient vascular access practice, Dr. Goel oversees an advanced team that completes 3,000+ interventional procedures a year at the highest quality and patient satisfaction across South Florida.  Dr. Goel’s work in nephrology is well-known within the community and has established himself as a thought leader in many domains of medicine and IT.
 
From Dr. Goel’s experience treating ill patients, most with multiple chronic diseases, he realized a new health IT solution to change the current norm was needed.  After several iterations, this led to the creation of HealthKOS™, an end-to-end solution to improve patient engagement, compliance, and outcomes.  HealthKOS allows the healthcare team to monitor patient progress outside the practice office, leading to timely interventions, preventing disease progression and unnecessary hospitalizations.
 
In addition to the development of HealthKOS, Dr. Goel works directly with governments of developing countries to launch new initiatives and approaches to provide high-level care to the underprivileged, rural areas within a country.  These initiatives leverage useful technology from a physician’s perspective that are both impactful and cost-effective to improve the current norm with sustainability.

Dr. Goel’s is a charismatic leader whose experiences are not that of a typical physician – his experience and passions, range from treating patients to expanding the use and efficiency of digital health, to the simple understanding and application that connected care and patient engagement will make a difference for a patient’s health quality.  He is an individual who wants to make a difference in his chosen field – Medicine.

 

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Website: www.healthkos.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Healthkos
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HealthKOS

A Powerful Way to Defeat Smoking

November 5, 2018
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Lewis Fein a marketing adviser for QUIT WTR joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Smoking Cessation Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Lewis Fein discuss the following:

  1. For the benefit of our listeners, please tell us what QUIT WTR is?
  2. How does QUIT WTR work?
  3. What are some of the key advantages of QUIT WTR?
  4. Tell us more about the natural ingredients of QUIT WTR.
  5. What else should our listeners know about QUIT WTR?

Lewis Fein is a media relations consultant, specializing in design, branding, and product development. A graduate of The Emory University School of Law, Lewis is a frequent commentator on personal and professional messaging. A guest on various shows, including KABC Talk Radio and Fox News, Lewis resides in Southern California.

 

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Website: quitwater.com

Facebook: facebook.com/quitwtr

Interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy

November 5, 2018
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Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra, M.D., the Founder and CEO of the Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT) that combines state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgeries with a holistic eastern medicine to treat uterine fibroids, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, among many other conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Radiology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about your upbringing: How was it growing up in India and transitioning into being a physician in the US?
  2. What motivated you to focus on interventional radiology? What about women's health?
  3. You focus heavily on uterine fibroids: What are some common misconceptions about fibroids? Why is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) the most effective treatment?
  4. What are other common conditions best treated by minimally invasive surgeries?
  5. How do you incorporate eastern holistic healing into traditional western medicine?

 

Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. is an interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy. The standards for his daily work were set after completing his medical studies and training in Mumbai, India, followed by his fellowship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the US. After working extensively in academia and research, Dr. Chopra became one of the youngest heads of an interventional radiology department in the US. Eager to share his experience, he placed great emphasis on training and introduced a wide range of education and research programs for students, colleagues, and residents. At the same time, however, he was committed to keeping the focus firmly on patient needs at all time.

Dr. Chopra opened the Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT) in 2004. As an interventional radiology and endovascular therapy practice, MIMIT specializes in minimally invasive treatments for arterial disease such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), uterine fibroid disease (UFE), venous disease and musculoskeletal disease (spine interventions).

Lending his eastern roots and extensive western experience Dr. Chopra unifies the best of both worlds. His in-depth understanding of complex patient conditions is backed by state-of-the-art treatment therapies, enabling him to deliver exceptional patient care of the highest quality.

Dr. Chopra believes the path to long-term success lies in treating patients’ spirit, mind and body – not just their medical conditions. His institute has given him the opportunity to create a well-thought-out environment where patients and their families can feel calm, get the information they need and be treated with cutting-edge healthcare technologies.

 

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MIMIT: www.mimithealth.com
Dr. Chopra: www.drromichopra.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/themimit
Twitter: www.twitter.com/themimit

 

The 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.

Breath is Life with Nevsah

November 1, 2018
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Nevsah Fidan Karamehmet, the President of International Breath Coaching Federation and a best-selling author joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Health & Wellness Coaching Channels.

Nevsah is a faculty member of the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences, a consultant to Better Physiology, Ltd., the Founding President of the Breath Coaching Federation and the national representative of International Breathwork Foundation. Nevsah has won numerous awards in her field and has been an inspiration to millions. She is a recognized authority on emotional and physical healing through breathing. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Nevsah Fidan Karamehmet discuss the following:

  1. What is breath coaching and what do you mean by dysfunctional breathing habits?
  2. How did you start your own journey in your field?
  3. Do you have workshops, courses people can take in the United States? If yes, where?
  4. What are some of the sicknesses and ailments caused by dysfunctional breathing habits?
  5. What is the Miracle Course? why should people attend and What should people expect to experience at a Miracle Course?

 

NEVSAH is a spiritual leader committed to your enlightenment.  Her focus is optimal breathing for improving health and performance.

Nevsah is a recognized authority, who combines science and spirituality for physical, emotional, mental development and for enhancing psychological well-being. She is a pioneer in helping people learn functional breathing habits and a motivational speaker on the subject of consciousness and breathing.  She teaches about staying in the “now” through breathing, in her Miracle Courses.

As a best-selling author, a faculty member of the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences, a consultant to Better Physiology, Ltd., the Founding President of the Breath Coaching Federation, the national representative of International Breathwork Foundation, Nevsah has won numerous awards in her field and has been an inspiration to millions. She is a recognized authority on emotional and physical healing through breathing. She has been doing breath coaching for more than 20 years, established breath coaching as a profession in Turkey, trained thousands of people from around the world in breath coaching, and has inspired more than 100,000 people in her lectures, workshops, seminars, and private tutorials to learn breathing for improving their health and performance.

 

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Website: www.nevsah.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: [nevsahofficial]
Twitter: [@NevsahF]
Facebook: [facebook.com/officialnfs]

 

The 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.

Financial toxicity’s devastating effect on people with late stage illnesses – there are solutions.

November 1, 2018
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Adam Balinsky, Founder and President of Fifth Season Financial, a financial services firm which offers solutions and products to help relieve the financial pressures faced by many patients struggling with advanced illnesses, including cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. Its FLAG (Funds for Living and Giving) program is designed to bridge the gap between the traditional financial assistance programs available to mitigate the direct medical and treatment costs, and the much broader financial needs of patients.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Adam Balinsky discuss the following:

  1. What is financial toxicity and how does it impact your clients?
  2. What’s the difference between your FLAG program and viatical settlements?
  3. Why aren’t nonprofits and hospitals talking about this option when it comes to people who are dealing with late stage illnesses?
  4. Is there a personal story behind FSF that you can share?
  5. What’s the thing your most proud of when it comes to your business?

 

Adam Balinsky is the Founder and President of Fifth Season Financial. He passionately believes in the mission of the company—to help relieve the financial pressures faced by many patients struggling with advanced illnesses including cancer.

Adam recognizes that people facing advanced-stage diseases have incremental financial pressures affecting everyday life that are not being addressed. That’s why Fifth Season’s financial assistance program, FLAG (Funds for Living and Giving), is designed to bridge the gap between the traditional financial assistance programs available to mitigate the direct medical and treatment costs, and the much broader financial needs of patients. The FLAG Program provides patients with money from a non-traditional asset – their existing life insurance policy.

Adam hopes that those who use our financial assistance program are able to use the funds to maintain or better their quality of life. The funds can be used as the patient sees fit. Common uses include paying rent or mortgage bills, utility bills, medication costs, treatment costs. Others use the funds to take a dream trip—creating lasting memories with family members, to pay for in-home care, or to pay to bring family together. To date, Fifth Season has assisted nearly 400 patients and their families and provided more than $75 million in financial help to patients with advanced illnesses.

The Story Behind Adam’s Passion for Fifth Season’s Services

A year after Adam and his family moved to the United States from Canada, his wife, Tracey, was diagnosed with breast cancer. While dealing with the sobering realities of their new situation, Adam began to learn about the many ways organizations in the U.S. support patients medically and emotionally. However, he was disappointed to see the very limited structured support for the broad range of financial strains patients often face. Adam was motivated and inspired to proactively do something about it. After serving as director of Fifth Season Financial from 2007 through 2009, Adam acquired Fifth Season Financial in October 2012. He then structured and developed the FLAG program to specifically address financial needs of people facing advanced-stage illnesses. Beyond Fifth Season, Adam and Tracey (who is now five years post treatment and doing very well!) are very active in supporting cancer causes, including Gilda’s Club Westchester, where Tracey is a member of the Board of Directors.

Adam’s Expertise

Adam is a lawyer by training, having practiced law for 11 years at Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he became a partner in 2005. Adam holds a joint MBA/JD from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University. He is admitted to practice law in the Province of Ontario, Canada, and is in good standing with the American Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) from May 2011 to May 2013.

 

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Website: www.fifthseasonfinancial.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/5SeasonFin
Twitter: @5SeasonFin
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/fifth-season-financial-assistance

ENT and Allergy Associates LLP Celebrates 20 Years of Continued Growth

October 30, 2018
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Robert Glazer, CEO of ENT and Allergy Associates, the largest ear, nose and throat, allergy, audiology practice in the country, which consists of more than 200 physicians practicing in 42 office locations in the Tri-State area joins eHealth Radio and the Allergy & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Robert Glazer discuss the following:

  1. ENT and Allergy Associates is celebrating its 20th anniversary since its inception. Congratulations! What are a few major successes the practice has had in this time frame in terms of growth?
  2. What are the services that ENT and Allergy offers?
  3. What are the benefits of ENT and Allergy, and how does your organization differ from other competing practices in the country in terms of physician care, technology, and so forth?
  4. With October being "National Audiology Awareness Month" and "National Protect Your Hearing Month," what is one of the most important pieces of information that consumers should know regarding this topic?
  5. ENT and Allergy sees more than 80,000 patients per month and is expanding its geographic footprint in the Tri-State area. Can you tell us a little bit about these expansion plans/goals?

 

Mr. Glazer is responsible for the overall operation for ENT and Allergy Assoc., LLP and focuses his attention on physician recruitment, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning of the organization.  Mr. Glazer is an ad-hoc member of all Board Committees and reports directly to the President of the group. ENTA consists of 200 MDs with 43 locations in the NY/NJ metro region. Mr. Glazer joined ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA) in December, 1997 and has over Forty (40) years of healthcare administrative experience in finance and operations, information technology, managed care contracting, mergers and acquisitions, physician recruitment and healthcare marketing.   OASIS – Otolaryngology/Allergy Specialty Insurance Services , a self funded self insured Medical Malpractice Captive was formed by the partners at ENTA in 2008, Mr. Glazer serves as the Vice President/ Secretary of this Vermont domiciled insurance company.   He has served on the Leadership Council as President - Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA) and has participated on ad-hoc committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). He is a Board Member of the Westchester County Association – a fortune 500 business think tank. Mr. Glazer is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University Graduate Program for Public Administration - Health Policy. In 2015, Fordham University appointed Mr. Glazer as Program Coordinator of their Healthcare Career Workshop Program. He is also on the visiting faculty for Iona College.  In 2016, he was re- appointed to the NYS Ninth Judicial District BAR Grievance Committee for a four year term.  

Prior to joining ENTA, Mr. Glazer worked as a hospital administrator at New York University Medical Center (1976-1985) where he was a Departmental Controller, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1985-1993) where he served as the Treasurer, New York United Medical Center (1993-1996) where he was the Senior Director of Finance and Business Development. Mr. Glazer transitioned to physician practice management in 1996 where he was the Vice President of Administration for ProHealth Associates, a multi-specialty sports medicine practice in Long Island. Mr. Glazer has a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York and a Masters in Public Administration – Health Care-New York University.

 

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Website: www.entandallergy.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/entdocs
Twitter Link: @ENT_and_Allergy

An in-depth look into some of the world’s rarest skin diseases through the story telling of Dr. Fiona Rahbar

October 28, 2018
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Dr. Fiona Rahbar, board certified dermatologist in Charleston, SC and also the host of The Spot Session, a podcast dedicated to exploring the world's rarest skin diseases joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Fiona Rahbar discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about your background in Dermatology and your practice now
  2. What drew you to create your podcast The Spot Session?
  3. Why is it important to you to create content surrounding the medical side of dermatology in a world so focused on cosmetic?
  4. What has been your favorite podcast episode, that you have produced?
  5. What content do you plan to create in the future with the podcast?

 

Dr. Fiona Rahbar is a board-certified dermatologist by the American Academy of Dermatology, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Rahbar has completed an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University. Subsequently she studied at and graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Virginia, where she served as Chief Resident during her last year of training.

Dr. Rahbar has presented at medical conferences including the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Cosmetic Surgery Forum, and published in journals such as OurHealth, Internal Medicine Consultant, Dermatologic Surgery and Cutis.

In addition to treating patients in the U.S., Dr. Rahbar has volunteered in Haiti and Uganda, and has spent time doing HIV research in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She finds ways to volunteer when possible, including with the International Refugee Committee, Charlottesville Free Clinic and the Remote Access Medicine Clinic in Wise, West Virginia.

 

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Website: www.thespotsession.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thespotsession
Twitter: @thespotsession
Instagram: @thespotsession