Importing Prescription Drugs from Other Countries, Including Canada, Puts U.S. Consumers at Risk

March 9, 2017
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Libby Baney, Principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting and Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Internet safe for consumers worldwide again joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels. ASOP Global recently launched a campaign to educate policymakers, consumers and others about the dangers of buying prescription drugs from other countries, including Canada.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Libby Baney discuss the following:

  • How prevalent are illegal online pharmacies?
  • There’s been a lot of discussion about legalizing the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. What Do U.S. Residents Get When They Search for a “Canadian Online Pharmacy”?
  • Are There ANY Legitimate Canadian Online Pharmacies?
  • Why Can’t Congress Just Make It Legal for U.S. Residents to Buy From Only Websites Supplying from Actual Canadian Pharmacies?
  • Doesn't this new importation bill have built-in safeguards?
  • Can the U.S. Increase U.S. Government Enforcement Authority and Penalties for Illegal Actors?
  • What Are the Risks to U.S. Residents Who Buy From a “Canadian” Online Pharmacy?
  • What can consumers do to stay safe when shopping for medicines online?

 

Libby Baney is the executive director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. which she founded in 2009. In this capacity, Libby leads ASOP operations, shapes public policy, and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers.

A lawyer by training and health advocate by nature, Libby is a prolific speaker and writer, regularly engaging with diverse audiences on issues at the intersection of Internet technology and healthcare. She leads strategic workshops and speaks on these issues worldwide; writes policy documents; and interacts with international corporate leaders and policymakers.

Libby’s work spans multiple continents, which has been covered by local, national and international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, Inside Health Policy, Pharmacy Today, ABC News, CNN, and C-SPAN.

In addition to her work for ASOP, Libby is a partner at FaegreBD Consulting and Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she works on Internet policy, intellectual property rights, pharmacy, telemedicine/telehealth, and pharmaceutical supply chain matters.

 

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Website: www.BuySafeRx.pharmacy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuySafeRx

Learning to Live with a Chronic Illness

March 7, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Chronic Illness, Health News & Psychology Channels to cover learning to live with a chronic illness.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What are some of the most important lessons you have learned, and that you have tried to pass on to your patients about living with a chronic illness?
  • Why do people have a tendency to blame themselves for their illness?
  • You have discussed shifting expectations and goals. Tell me more about this.
  • You also talk about the Hindu concept of "Mudita." How is this especially important to those with chronic illness?
  • How can individual therapy be especially beneficial to individuals suffering with chronic illness? Health Psychology is one of your specialties. How can someone reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

 

The views 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.

Why 40% of newborn babies won’t stop crying and what to do about it

March 5, 2017
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Gai Williams, an Australian pharmacist, international author and a partner in a business called Willby's Wind and Colic which provides help, support, advice and natural solutions to new moms whose newborn babies are suffering the debilitating effects of wind, colic and reflux joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Gai Williams discuss the following:

  • What prompted you to change from the community pharmacy to your new business Willby;s Wind and Colic?
  • What is colic, what causes it and how long does it last?
  • How does your Willby's product differ from other commercially available products on pharmacy shelves?
  • How did your book No More Tears Colic Relief come about?
  • I believe you have a free advice service associated with your business - tell us about that.

 

Gai Williams, B. Pharm., A.F.A.I.P.M., is an entrepreneurial Australian pharmacist and author of the book “No More Tears Colic Relief”.

During her extensive pharmacy career, she has gathered experience from a multitude of business and pharmacy seminars and pioneered many pharmacy firsts. Twice she has offered her pharmacy premises to be the flagship for new pharmacy concepts, she has become a barista to install a Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise within her pharmacy and established Pharm-A-Temp which was the first independent fee for service pharmacy locum business in Victoria.

Her passion for pharmacy began when she was employed as a Saturday morning girl in her local pharmacy and the desire to make a difference in the pharmacy world has never waned. She believes in offering the best products and advice possible and her search for excellence has culminated in her first published book about baby colic relief –a condition which affects 40% of babies and about which there has been little information until now.

Gai’s professional pharmacy career has been enhanced along the way by receiving awards such as an associate fellowship of the Australian Institute of Pharmacy Management, a finalist berth in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2000 and her achievement of becoming the first female chairperson of Guardian Pharmacies Australia.

She has been a speaker at many pharmacy courses and business conferences and continues to investigate every possibility to enhance the competitive retail health market.

Gai is committed to making a difference in the healthcare of her patients and believes that the community pharmacy model in Australia is the best in the world.

Her belief in making a difference and giving back has resulted in a lifetime commitment to parent committees during her children’s education and a leadership role as President of the Boronia Chamber of Commerce – a position she held for many years. She has also served as a business representative on many Knox Council committees. She is also the current Vice Chair of the Board of Mt Evelyn & Districts Financial Services which oversees the running of both the Mt Evelyn and Montrose branches of the Bendigo Community Bank network.

Gai is still a practicing pharmacist and, with her business partner Greg, has established Willby’s Wind and Colic –Australia’s only destination hotline for mums needing support, advice and treatment solutions for their babies suffering from the debilitating effects of wind, colic and reflux. Calls and emails are answered by a pharmacist with at least 15 years of experience in the wind and colic space so mums are always receiving the best expert advice.

 

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Website: www.willbyswindandcolicmix.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willbyswindandcolicmix

The Laws of Potential aiming to help individuals unlock their potential

March 4, 2017
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Dr. Robert Flower, Founder and Director of The Gilchrist Institute, a nonprofit Human Potential Research and Development think tank located in Bronxville, New York joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Personal Development Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Robert Flower discuss the following:

  • How did you come up with this model and please describe what it is
  • Please describe the process and the type of results that can be expected
  • How did you develop this?
  • Can you give us an example, a success story, describing how this has helped a particular individual?
  • Can anyone implement this model?
  • You are also known for making predictions using this model, can you give us an example and explain how this is done?
  • How do you work with people - is it individual consultations? Online or In person? Classes? What is the best way to contact you to arrange this?

 

ROBERT J. FLOWER, PHD is a highly successful entrepreneur, scholar and “entelechist”.  For over 35 years he has dedicated himself to the study of Potential and the best ways to fully achieve it. Through his discovery of the Laws of Potential and the development of Natural Intelligence and Thinking, Dr. Flower has created the Science of Achievement and Total Success.

Dr. Flower has been acknowledged in print, radio and television as one of the world’s leading authorities on Potential and Achievement. He has been an advisor and consultant for companies such as IBM and Chrysler as well as the State of New York and former governor Malcolm Wilson. He was a Professor of Economics, at West Point and Business Management at Mercy College in New York.  He was also a Professor of Philosophy at Seton College in New York.
 
He has written five books and a downloadable workbook describing "Natural Thinking and Intelligence," the cornerstone of the Science of Achievement. In Decoding Potential, A Revolution in Understanding, Your Exceptional Mind and How We Analyze, Understand and Decide Things, he describes how our 13 Natural Intelligences define our natural potential and work together to enable achievement, as well as how to overcome obstacles that restrict our success.
 
Several thousand case studies have proven that NaTI provides unique and invaluable insights about perceptions, awareness and learning.  NaTI also provides the foundation for Success; achieving financial and material goals as well as “unlocking your dynamic purpose” to find true happiness and fulfillment.

 

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Websites: https://drbobflower.com | https://gilchristinstitute.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gilchristinstitute
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gilchrist_Insti
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NATIANDYOU

The views 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.

21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes & Weight Loss Surgery

March 3, 2017
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Dr. Scott Cunneen, Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and author of a new book just published by the American Diabetes Association called 21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes & Weight Loss Surgery again joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes & Weight Management Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Scott Cunneen discuss the following:

  • We talked with you a few years ago when your first book on weight loss surgery was published.  What’s different in this new book?
  • So does weight loss surgery actually provide a cure for diabetes?
  • With more than 200,000 weight loss surgical procedures performed every year in this country, wouldn’t you think the number of people with diabetes would be going down instead of up?
  • Which weight loss procedures work the best on diabetes?
  • How would you suggest people start finding out if weight loss surgery is right for them, whether or not they have diabetes?

 

Scott A. Cunneen, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he hold a master's degree in physiology from Georgetown University and a master's degree in human nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University. 

 

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A Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons, Dr. Cunneen also serves on the editorial advisory board of DiabeticLifestyle.com and EndocrineWeb.com, and is often called upon to teach laparoscopic procedures throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of 21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes & Weight Loss Surgery, published by the American Diabetes Association.

What this digital health company is doing in the workplace to overcome mental health

March 2, 2017
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Alex Goldberg, CEO at Provata Health, a digital health company that improves health and lowers medical costs by creating innovative digital health products and solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Technology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Alex Goldberg discuss the following:

  • Your digital health company is turning its attention to mental health - in your view is mental health a significant factor in overall physical well being? How significant is it and why place such a focus on it right now?
  • Are there common misconceptions about mental health that you have run into while working on Provata VR and engaging with your customers?
  • Who are some of the clients you are sending headsets to and what kind of feedback have you received?
  • What role should the workplace play in health and wellness - to include mental wellness - and what would you tell a CEO who was considering starting a program for the first time?
  • What are your personal tips, things that you practice every day?

 

Alex Goldberg is CEO of Provata Health, which delivers the first digital health platform proven in peer-reviewed medical journals to positively impact both the mental and physical health of participants. Provata partners with employers, health plans, and hospital systems to deliver digital programs that are scientifically designed, tested, and proven to change behaviors and generate significant health outcomes.

Forbes dubbed Provata as the startup leading the digital health revolution; while other media outlets including Inc., Entrepreneur, the Huffington Post, and Geekwire have celebrated Provata’s impact on the digital health landscape.

 

The company is changing the healthcare industry by pioneering digital preventive medicine proven to generate better health, better care, and lower medical costs.

 

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Website: www.provatahealth.com

Twitter: @provatahealth

Watch the Video: http://provatahealth.com/vr-health#provata-vr-video

Website for the app: http://provatahealth.com/vr-health

Download the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/provata-vr-guided-meditation

Breakthroughs in Managing Autism with Mitochondrial Supplements

March 1, 2017
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Dr. Suzanne Goh, Chief Medical Officer for MitoMedical, a US manufacturer of all natural supplements and leads her own practice in San Diego California joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Suzanne Goh discuss the following:

  • During your career as a physician what was the one event that has inspired you and shaped the work that you do?
  • For those of us who are not doctors what is mitochondria and how does it relate to autism?
  • What brought Michelle and her son to your office and how did you help them?
  • Tell us more about your work with these therapies. What kinds of changes have you seen in children with autism?
  • How does this kind of therapy fit in with other therapies that a child with autism might be getting? For any parents or family members who might be listening and interested in getting the best treatment for their child, can you give them any advice?
  • What tips can you offer parents that may be in a similar situation with a child that is on the spectrum, what should they do to give their child the best chance at living a normal life?

 

Dr. Suzanne Goh M.D. MBA., is the chief medical officer for MitoMedical, an all natural dietary supplements manufacturer that identifies state-of-the-art practices to use towards the development of effective products that support healthy mitochondrial function.

Dr. Goh is a board-certified pediatric neurologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism and other neurological conditions that impact brain development, cognition, and behavior. Before establishing Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics, her practice in San Diego California in 2013, Dr. Goh served as co-director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic for Autism and Related Disorders in New York City.

She is a Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goh has collaborated with the world-renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Marion Blank to create ASD Language, a series of programs to teach meaningful language and communication to children with autism and other developmental disorders. She is also co-author of the book Spectacular Bond: Reaching the Child with Autism.

 

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Websites: http://mitomedical.com | GohMD.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mitomedical

Unexplained Eye Pain: The Causes, the Problems and the Treatment

February 28, 2017
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Dr. Perry Rosenthal, a pioneering ophthalmologist and founder/director of the Boston Eye Pain Foundation joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health and Health News Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Perry Rosenthal discuss the following:

  • Since, as you have said, symptoms of dry eye are actually a special type of eye pain, how do you explain why so many people constantly complain of having dry eyes even though their eyes are not dry? .  Why does this occur?
  • You've written that LASIK surgery is one of the prime causes of persistent dry eye symptoms in eyes that are not really dry.  How is this explained?
  • I assume the LASIK industry is not happy that you're talking about this.  What kind of pushback have you experienced from them?
  • Why did you start the Boston EyePain Foundation?
  • Is there any hope for people with devastating dry eye symptoms whose eyes seem to have adequate tears?

 

SUMMARY: If you're going to have LASIK, be aware of all the potential risks, including devastating eye pain which, while it affects only a small percentage of people who have had LASIK, is a real issue.

 

Perry Rosenthal, MD, founder of the nonprofit Boston EyePain Foundation, specialized in ophthalmology through the residency program of Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. As a resident, he founded the Infirmary’s first Contact Lens Service at the “suggestion” of Professor Edwin P Dunphy, then chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and a visionary who understood the potential of hard contact lenses to improve vision impaired by corneal diseases. Dr. Rosenthal quickly discovered that the usefulness of first generation commercial contact lenses was severely limited by blocking corneal access to oxygen needed to support their metabolism. In effect, these devices asphyxiated the corneas while they were worn. The solution was obvious and Rosenthal co-founded Polymer Technology to develop rigid contact lens plastics that ‘breathed” and compatible solutions known as the Boston Lens™ products. The company was subsequently acquired by Bausch & Lomb.

 

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Website: www.bostoneyepain.org

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

Becoming a Zebra: Diagnosis and Life with a Rare Disease

February 27, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Rare Diseases & Psychology Channels to discuss becoming a zebra; diagnosis and life with a rare disease.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • You were working as a Health Psychologist before you became a strong advocate in the rare disease movement. What drew you to this area?
  • What are some of the assumptions that are made in medicine that keep people with rare diseases from getting an accurate diagnosis early on?
  • How many rare diseases are there that we know of at this point?
  • What can people do to feel like they have support and a community?
  • How can individual therapy help this person to deal with waiting to get diagnosed, getting diagnosed, and the ultimate changes that need to be made to their lives? Health Psychology is one of your specialities, how can someone reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival

February 26, 2017
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Cindy Dunbar, Director of Customer Care, with AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss sudden cardiac arrest and the chain of survival.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Cindy Dunbar discuss the following:

  • When it comes to sudden cardiac arrest, there has been a lot of talk about the Chain of Survival. Let’s talk about that today. What is the chain of survival and what are each of the links?
  • So obviously calling 911 is at the first step because you want to get EMS on the way so you can get to the fourth link, right?
  • The next link in the chain is early CPR.  Not just CPR, but early CPR.  Why is that?
  • So if early CPR is important, than early defibrillation must be just as important?
  • Next in the chain is EMS arrival - and that must be a great relief for the rescuer!
  • What/Which is advanced hospital care?

 

For almost 20 years, Cindy Dunbar has worked in the retail industry in one capacity or another. Managing retail stores, Purchasing Manager for a small group of stores, owning a retail store and then working the other side of sales by being the Midwest Upper Regional Sales Manager for Cornell Trading, Inc. Being involved in sales from all different perspectives provided her the experience and knowledge that has helped her in Customer Service for AED Superstore since 2007.  

Starting as a Customer Service Representative she learned all different aspects of the business itself and the nuances of the AED industry.  Over the years she worked her way up to Customer Service Manager, Business Development Manager and is now the Director of Customer Care. As the Director she oversees every aspect of quality provided to all customers.  She is responsible for the success of each Customer Care Representative and the overall sales of that department.

 

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Website: www.aedsuperstore.com

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