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

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

MatchRX: A One-of-Its Kind Online Marketplace for Independent Pharmacies in the U.S.

October 21, 2017
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Mike Galloway, the Chief Operating Officer of MatchRX, the only online marketplace in the country where independent pharmacies can buy and sell prescription medicines to each other joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Mike Galloway discuss the following:

  • What is MatchRX?
  • How does the online marketplace work?
  • Why should an independent pharmacy join MatchRX?
  • In addition to the marketplace, what else do you do for your members?
  • What does the future hold for MatchRX?

 

Michael Galloway is the Chief Operating Officer for MatchRX. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at YourSource Management Group, an HR outsourcing firm. Prior to that, he was the CFO and Director of Business Intelligence for Niche Retail, an eCommerce company that specialize is direct-to-consumer and business-to-business online sales channels.

Mike has more than 30 years of experience working in high growth entrepreneurial environments, with a focus on the “marriage” of financial information systems, operating systems, and ecommerce platforms.

 

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Website: www.MatchRX.com

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

MD Home Call, acquired by Crescent Capital backed National Home Doctor Service, Australia’s largest network with offices in Canada

October 19, 2017
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Mukund Chopra Board Member and CEO of MD Home Call, a leader in connecting patients and physicians in the Greater Toronto area for doctor house call and visits joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and News Channels to discuss the acquisition by Crescent Capital backed National Home Doctor Service, Australia’s largest network with offices in Canada.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Mukund Chopra discuss the following:

  • From the opening of MD Home Call which is prominently known in the Greater Toronto area, and the recent acquisition of the company, what makes MD Home Call a leader in the doctor house call and visit arena?
  • Explain the history behind MD Home Call and where you see the company growth in the future.
  • Why MD Home Call? Any meaning behind the name?
  • Explain to us why home calls are so popular in Canada and do you see that same trend in the United States?
  • Tell us more about the acquisition. What prompted the acquisition and why Crescent Capital?
  • Give us an example of your patient base and who would consider a service such as MD Home call?
  • With the acquisition, will the name change?

 

Mukund Chopra is an experienced technology investor and operator with a proven track record of using technology to drive efficiencies in slow moving marketplaces. He is a board member and was the CEO of MD Home Call, Canada's largest provider of Physician Home Visits, for numerous years. He was responsible for building and running Groupon's Central US markets through IPO. His other holdings besides MD Home Call, include Slack technologies. Mukund also served as Head of North America for Universal Avenue. The company has been featured as one of Wired magazines top 100 startups and it back by several institutional investors including the likes of Fidelity.

 

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Websitewww.MDHomeCall.com

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

Unraveling the Mystery of AED Ownership Laws

October 17, 2017
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Sara Henn, Customer Care Coordinator 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 unraveling the mystery of AED Ownership Laws.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sara Henn discuss the following:

  • We have been hearing a lot about automated external defib-rillators recently and they seem to be popping up in more and more public places, but I have heard there are some who are concerned about buying an AED because each state has laws governing AED ownership, and they are all a little different.  What can you tell us about that?
  • Let’s talk about each of those components - the first one you mentioned was oversight by a physician - what, exactly, does that mean?  Do I have to have a doctor come in and check my AED?
  • You mentioned training. Is this just training on the AED itself?  And are the people who are formally trained the only ones who should use the device?
  • So notification of emergency medical services - this is your local 911 center, right?  Should you need to let them know you have an AED?
  • So the last thing you mentioned is maintenance - I am assuming this is maintenance of the device itself?
  • It sounds like there could be a lot to remember with regard to AED laws - do you have any recommendations to make life easier for our listeners?

 

Sara Henn is proud to be a part of Allied 100, LLC. She has been with the company for 10 years and her current role is Customer Care Coordinator.  Her primary function is to train and inform the customer care team.

 

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Website: www.AEDSuperstore.com

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

Back to Basics: Injury Prevention and Treatment

October 13, 2017
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Dr. Robert Hayden, a media spokesperson and the Georgia delegate for the American Chiropractic Association, the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractor & Health News Channels. Dr. Hayden is also a practicing chiropractor in Griffin, Georgia.

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

  • Let's talk about back pain. Who is at risk of suffering from back pain?
  • What can the public do themselves to improve and maintain their spinal health throughout their lifetime?
  • What if self-care alone doesn't work? How can chiropractors help?
  • What evidence is available to support what chiropractors do?
  • How can people learn more about chiropractic and find a good chiropractor near them?

 

Dr. Robert Hayden maintains a private practice in Griffin, Ga., just south of Atlanta. Dr. Hayden is a media spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association and serves as the Georgia delegate in the ACA House of Delegates.

Dr. Hayden is a past president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association and was named the organization’s "Chiropractor of the Year" in 2006. Prior to receiving his doctor of chiropractic degree, Dr. Hayden was a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist. He devoted 18 years to the nursing profession, serving as executive director of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association, and as a registered lobbyist and continuing education consultant.

Dr. Hayden holds bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and nursing, and received his master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama. He also holds a PhD from the University of Mississippi and in 1995 received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University.

 

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Websites: www.acatoday.org | www.acatoday.org/Patients

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

The FDA Links Cancer to Breast Implants - Leading Plastic Surgeon Dr. Elliot Hirsch Discusses

October 8, 2017
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Dr. Elliot Hirsch, a board certified plastic surgeon who practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery including breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and breast implant removal and revision joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Plastic Surgery Information Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Elliot Hirsch discuss the following:

  • The FDA has discovered a rare form of cancer that is linked to textured silicone breast implants called (breast implant-associated / ALCL) BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma). Can you explain to our listeners more about this discovery?
  • A rare cancer of the immune system that has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. What are their options?
  • Can you explain to our listeners what the traditional (standard) method for a reconstruction surgery? What are the negative side effects of this method?
  • Dr. Hirsch, you are one of the only surgeons in LA that is currently offering a new cutting edge method to patients, can you explain what it is and walk us through the steps?
  • What are the benefits of this new method? Why is this method better for the patients?
  • You treat patients from all over the country at your practice in Los Angeles, can you tell us about the other services that you offer?

 

Dr. Elliot Hirsch is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery including breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and breast implant removal and revision.  Dr. Hirsch’s primary office is in Sherman Oaks, and treats patients from not only Los Angeles but from all over California and beyond.

Dr. Hirsch grew up in Westlake Village, Los Angeles and attended the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honors, and also received the Kurt P. Richter award for outstanding research in the field of Behavioral Biology. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Hirsch returned to Southern California for medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with the highest distinction and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as well as the Order of Arete.

Dr. Hirsch completed his integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the prestigious Northwestern Memorial Hospital program in Chicago, Illinois where he received several awards for his research and teaching.

Since entering medical school, Dr. Hirsch has been an active researcher in the field of plastic surgery and has co-authored over 40 manuscripts and book chapters, and has received several grants for original research projects and holds patents for wound care devices.  Dr. Hirsch is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

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Why Porcelain Veneers are trending with cosmetic dentistry patients in Brisbane Australia

October 7, 2017
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Leading cosmetic dentist in Brisbane, Dr. James Malouf who has been helping his patients increase their self confidence and health by improving their smile and oral health joins eHealth Radio and the Cosmetic Dentistry and Health News Channels.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. James Malouf discuss the following:

  • What is causing the increase popularity in Porcelain Veneers specifically in Brisbane, Australia?
  • What are Porcelain Veneers and how does this compare to other dental veneers?
  • Some would say smile makeovers are not affordable so what are the costs for getting porcelain veneers (or upgrading to porcelain veneers) and how do your patients in Brisbane make payment for dental veneers?
  • Is there a difference between a porcelain veneer vs a porcelain crown? When would a patient be a candidate for a porcelain veneer vs a porcelain crown?
  • What is it about you Dr. Malouf that makes patients want to work directly with you for dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures?
  • How does one take care of their porcelain veneers, post treatment procedure?

 

Dr. James Malouf has a high reputation for being the cosmetic dentist of choice in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Malouf is uniquely positioned in the cosmetic dentistry market due to the number of years of experience  practicing as a dentist, his unique and high qualifications pursuing a Masters in Prosthodontics at one of the most prestigious universities world wide, high accreditations and qualifications for dental implants. Dr. Malouf has been artistically improving his patients' smiles and self confidence for several years.

Dr. Malouf's patients love their smile makeover transformations. It is his attention to detail, high level of care and creative craftsmanship in the design and application of dental veneers and dental implants that has enabled him to be regarded as the best Brisbane cosmetic dentist.

 

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Website: cosmeticdentistinbrisbane.com.au

Social Media Links:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/drjamesmalouf
Instagram: http://instagram.com/drjamesmalouf
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/drjamesmalouf
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New Advances in the Development of a Viable Breast Cancer Vaccine

October 6, 2017
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Dr. William Williams, CEO of BriaCell Therapeutics Inc., a company immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company developing a targeted and safe approach to the management of cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Health News Channels. 

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. William Williams discuss the following:

  • What is current standard of care today for breast cancer?  What are the limitations of these treatments?
  • How does this BriaVax work against late stage breast cancer?
  • How does a breast cancer vaccine such as BriaVax address recurrent breast cancer?
  • When will patients expect to be treated with a breast cancer vaccine.

 

Dr. William Williams is a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive with over 35 years of industry and academic expertise, including significant clinical management in multinational pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Williams served as VP of Exploratory Development at Incyte Corporation from 2005 - 2016. There he facilitated entry of over 20 compounds into the clinic, including ruxolitinib (Jakafi), baricitinib, and epacadostat.

Dr. Williams served as Head of Rheumatology Research at the University of Pennsylvania, ran a major research program in receptor biology, including developing bioactive peptides that mimicked granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a known stimulant of the immune system. He collaborated with David B. Weiner, Ph.D., a well-known leader in immuno-oncology and vaccine research, in the development of DNA vaccines and was able to bring novel DNA vaccines into the clinic for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

Dr. Williams earned his BSc. in Chemistry and Biotechnology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Medical Doctorate from Tufts University School of Medicine. Following his residency at the Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Williams completed fellowship training in Rheumatology and Cellular Immunology at the University of Missouri. He then joined the molecular immunology laboratory of Mark I. Greene, MD, PhD, FRCP, at the University of Pennsylvania, developed novel methods of bioactive peptide design, and collaborated in the study of the activation of the p185/Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor. HER-2 is a protein which is known to promote the growth of cancer cells. Dr. Williams is the named author at over 130 peer reviewed publications, over 15 patents and numerous Investigational New Drugs (INDs) and NDAs.

 

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Website: www.briacell.com

Patient engagement and patient empowerment for better health and better outcomes

October 4, 2017
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Raj Toleti, CEO and Co-founder of HealthGrid, a mobile industry-leading enterprise patient engagement platform that enables providers to engage and activate patients at any point in the care continuum joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Raj Toleti discuss the following:

  • How has the definition of patient engagement changed and how has HealthGrid helped to define/shape it?
  • What are the 2-3 biggest gaps in patient engagement today and how is HealthGrid helping to solve those issues?
  • Explain how HealthGrid is changing physician/patient interaction?
  • What impact do HealthGrid solutions have on a patient centric approach to healthcare?
  • What impact will effective management of population health have on healthcare?

Raj Toleti is a Healthcare Information Technology visionary with a history of building breakthrough, patient-facing technologies that are ahead of their time. He believes technology is the key to building meaningful healthcare experiences in every stage of care.
 
As the Founder and CEO of HealthGrid, the first-of-its-kind CRM patient engagement platform, Raj’s vision helps hospital systems and healthcare providers turn patients into active, satisfied consumers. The intelligent mobile push solutions from HealthGrid include: CareNotify™ and CareNarrative™. Both applications forge meaningful connections between patients and providers on their mobile devices.
 
Raj’s mobile health vision evolved during his time as Founder and President of Coordinated Care Solutions at PatientPoint, a leading company in patient engagement, population health management, clinical trial enrollment and other HIT solutions. The company's patient engagement and management software products have become a cornerstone of the patient engagement movement in healthcare.
 
Other successful ventures headed by Raj include, Galvanon (acquired by NCR in 2005) and Cytura Corporation (acquired by Mobius in 2002). Both companies were revolutionary in their markets. With his leadership, the Galvanon and Cytura teams were among the first to develop technologies that improved the patient experience, a term that is synonymous with success in today’s healthcare landscape.
 
Raj serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT), a professional member organization of CHIME, and is a Board Member of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Foundation.

 

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Website: www.Healthgrid.com

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

Put Yourself First: Creating a Life-Work Balance for Health and Wellbeing

October 2, 2017
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Karina Godwin of Flying Souls Institute of Healing in Australia who is here today to talk to us about her new book "Destiny Put Yourself First" and it’s companion CD of guided meditations, both inspired by her journey through cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information & Health News Channels.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Karina Godwin discuss the following:

  • I understand you’ve had quite a journey with a serious cancer diagnosis yourself. Tell us what happened.
  • What made you write such a personal and private account of your journey? What is is your Why?
  • You say in the book that the choices you made contributed to the cancer’s ability to create a tumour in your body. What do you mean by that?
  • What made you look at both western and alternative medicine for your treatment and are you recommending it to everyone?
  • You’re the picture of health now, what is the secret to your recovery?

 

Karina Godwin was born intuitive, with a window into the world that most of us never get to see through. Her healing gifts developed early, culminating in the development of the Meliae Intuitive Healing modality. Her passion for teaching personal growth and meditation led to her founding her Healing Centre of excellence, Flying Souls Pty Ltd (2003) in Melbourne, Australia. She is revered by many as one of the most gifted healers of our times and has an international clientele from all walks of life. Karina has mastered significant life change due to trauma and most recently after facing a highly aggressive and rare cancer. This created a drive to create inspirational books, card sets and guided meditation CD’s to supply the tools for a life filled with happiness, success and wellbeing. She draws upon her years of experience in making change practical and easier to adapt to the daily demands of life. She is an advocate for shining your brilliance, kind communication and empowered and positive living. She has created over 30 workshops and retreats in personal growth and development and is a passionate speaker who engages audiences with her humour, integrity and humility. She is married to her soulmate Berni, and together they have five children.

 

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Website: www.karinagodwin.com

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