Unraveling the Mystery of AED Ownership Laws

October 17, 2017




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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Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival

February 26, 2017



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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AEDs and the Liability Myth

February 16, 2017



Eileen Swierczsynki, marketing manager for 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 AED's & the liability myth.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Eileen Swierczsynki discuss the following:

  • Today we are talking about Automated External De-fib-rillators - also called AEDs - and the questions some may have regarding what, if any, liability risks are involved in owning one of these life-saving devices.  First let’s talk a little bit about what, exactly, AEDs are.
  • So if AEDs are so important to survival for someone in sudden cardiac arrest, why aren’t there more AEDs around?  I mean, I usually see them in airports, malls and schools, but why aren’t they everywhere?
  • I have to admit, that does seem intimidating, and I can’t blame them for feeling that way.  But you say there really is no reason to worry about litigation - why is that?
  • So what is your recommendation with regard to AEDs?  Is it worth the risk?

Eileen Swierczynski is the Marketing Manager for AED Superstore and, as such, has spent the last year learning as much as she possibly can about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), automated external defibrillators, and the heart.  She has a passion for spreading awareness of SCA so more lives can be saved and encourages everyone to take a CPR/AED class because you never know when you will need it.



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How the Digital Health Company, Qardio is Connecting Tech, Design and Data to Improve Heart Health

February 4, 2017



Alexis Zervoglos, Chief Business Officer at Qardio, the award-winning digital health company joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News, Heart Health & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Alexis Zervoglos discuss the following:

  • Can you give a brief background on the company/products?
  • What is Qardio’s vision and where do you see the health industry heading?
  • You just went to CES, how was it and did you make any announcement?
  • Tell me more about how QardioCore & how it improves heart health - who is the ideal customer? What are the benefits?
  • How does your technology connect with doctors?


Alexis Zervoglos is Chief Business Officer at Qardio, the award-winning digital health company. Qardio creates connected medical-grade sensors, smartphone/tablet apps and cloud-based continuous analytics which increase diagnostic yields and efficiencies by helping users collect better data, which is put directly into the hands of those who can use it to drive better care.

Alexis’ 22-year career spans the finance and technology worlds. In the 1990s, he co-founded and ran a NASDAQ-IPOed company pioneering OLED technology, which is now starting to dominate the smartwatch, smartphone and TV landscape. Alexis graduated from Oxford University with degrees in Engineering Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, and from the London School of Economics with a degree in Public Policy.



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ECG’s and how they can save young athlete’s lives

October 27, 2016

Amber Neller, Strategic Accounts Manager at AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of AEDs and items related to CPR training and heart health joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Amber Neller discuss the following:

  • I read a startling fact the other day that stated every 72 hours a US athlete dies of sudden cardiac arrest – tell me why that is and what can be done about it.
  • So what can be done?  It seems like an ECG is an important piece of the puzzle to determining if an athlete should be participating in a sport – especially something rigorous like football or basketball.
  • You mentioned just about anyone can use the device – so I could use it?  To monitor friends and neighbors?
  • So does the device tell you exactly what is wrong?  Like “You have XYZ and should not play Basketball”?
  • So what is your recommendation if people have kids who just started high school or college sports coming up?

Duration: 7:12

Amber Neller has been with AED Superstore for 4 years.  She started her career in Customer Care, helped start and grow the Business Development unit, and is now the Strategic Accounts Manager which allows her to travel and represent a company she loves.  She is on the events committee and is the new Allied Chamber of Commerce Representative. To enhance her career, Amber is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications with a concentration in Marketing and Sales.  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family – especially her fiancé and young son who is into hockey and t-ball.

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Heart Transplant Recipient and Advocate, Ava Kaufman

August 18, 2016

Heart transplant recipient and advocate, Ava Kaufman joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health & Health News Channels.

Ava's non-profit Ava’s Heart has quickly become the primary organization in the U.S. for transplant patients and their families, providing pre-transplant and post-transplant patients with a wide variety of basic essentials not covered by insurance.

Ava’s Heart is hosting Ava’s Heart Heroes Ball on September 17th at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles to honor outstanding contributions made within the organ transplant community.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ava Kaufman discuss the following:

  • You went from living a healthy lifestyle to one day finding yourself in total Cardiomyopathy and in the hospital with the only chance of living being a heart transplant. Can you tell our listeners about your experience?
  • After your long recovery, what inspired you to want to give back to others on the same journey as you?
  • You founded a non-profit, Ava’s Heart. Can you tell our listeners about this amazing foundation? 
  • Ava’s Heart is hosting Ava’s Heart Heroes Ball on September 17th in Los Angeles at the Avalon Theater to honor doctors and executives, who have made an outstanding impact in the organ transplant community. Can you tell our listeners about this fantastic event?
  • Where can our listeners find out more about Ava’s Heart and how to purchase tickets for Ava’s Heart Heroes Ball?

Duration: 30:24

Ava was a professional dancer for Gloria Gaynor and Donna Summer and then a successful businesswoman, who took a small moving company and turned it into a major delivery and installation firm. In 2010, Ava was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Dermatomyositis, which attacked her muscles and her heart. Her only chance of living was a heart transplant, which she received on her Birthday.

After a long recovery, Ava devoted her life to giving back to others on the same journey as her. Having observed firsthand the service gaps in available post-transplant service, Ava founded her own non-profit, Ava’s Heart, which helps transplant patients and their families deal with non-insurance related aspects, such as housing, food, gas cards, baby strollers, car seats, and other resources and refuge. To date, Ava’s Heart has helped hundreds of people of all ages on their transplant journey.

For more information about Ava’s Heart and how to purchase tickets for Ava’s Heart Heroes Ball, please visit www.avasheart.org or call 310.779.6616.

Website: www.avasheart.org

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9 Keys to Achieving Optimal Health

August 12, 2016

Dr. Jim LaValle, Founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Jim LaValle discuss the following:

  • What are some of the main causes of poor overall health, i.e. constantly getting the cold or flu, high cholesterol, obesity, etc.?
  • In your book, "Cracking the Metabolic Code, 9 Keys to Optimal Health,"  you say that the issues are not found in simply one organ, but in several parts of the body (often times in twos and threes), what do you mean by this?
  • What are the 9 keys to optimal health?
  • So many men and women result to prescription drugs to resolve a variety of medical issues, however, according to your book "Nutritional Costs of Drugs," prescription drugs cause our bodies to loose important nutritions. What are some ways to combat these losses and maintain good nutritional health?
  • If there was one "magic pill" that could solve some of our most serious health problems, what would it be?

Duration: 20:44

James LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment. In addition,  he founded an Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA.  In 2001 he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for the past 15 years (sold in 2014) where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company. James has 27 years’ experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and The Cox 2 Connection. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau. LaValle served as the nutrition correspondent for Body Shaping, the number one fitness show on ESPN II in the late 1990’s. Jim is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care, and has done well over 500 media appearances in T.V. and radio.

LaValle served as an adjunct associate professor at Cincinnati College of Pharmacy for over 14 years and currently serves as Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida Medical School. He is also affiliated with George Washington University as the course director in systems biology and clinical lecturer.  He currently is an instructor for the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Fellowship, which trains physicians and other health care professionals on the application of natural therapies into their contemporary practices.

Industry Highlights include: Most recently in 2014, his company MCE, Inc., has established business development ventures with Metagenics, The Poliquin Group, Wakunaga of America, and AML Labs.  In 2010 his company IHR entered into a venture with Life Time Fitness, the largest publicly traded fitness company in the US (NASDAQ: LTM), providing nutrition and metabolism expertise and developing Life Time’s national nutrition education, protocol design and product development initiatives related to weight loss and prevention. This entailed educating close to 2000 fitness trainers, 100 dieticians and reaching some 1.2 million Life Time fitness members.

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Can Garlic Reduce Our Risk of Heart Disease?

August 10, 2016

Dr. Matthew Budoff, Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine; Director of Cardiac CT at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center joins eHealth Radio and the Cardiology and Heart Health Channels to discuss how to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Matthew Budoff discuss the following:

  • The CDC has called heart disease the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States; why has heart disease become so prevalent here in the US?
  • What are the signs you or a loved one may be suffering from heart disease?
  • This year, The Journal of Nutrition published your study on Garlic and its effect on Heart disease. Can you tell us more about the study and the significance of your findings?
  • Does Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract have any symptoms comparable to prescription drugs such as calcium channel blockers, Antiplatelets, etc?
  • Why do you recommend Kyolic over other supplements?

Duration: 7:24

Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., FACC, is Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Dr. Budoff received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in cardiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Budoff is chief investigator in several active medical research trials and is a frequent lecturer on topics of cardiology at symposia, congresses and annual conferences on nearly every continent. He has authored or co-authored over 500 research papers, six books and 36 book chapters.

Dr. Budoff received the Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK, and was awarded the Top Oral Abstract at the American Heart Association’s 2009 meeting. Most recently, he was named to the U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors for 2011.

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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest

June 25, 2016

Mike Carlin, who leads the CPR & AED training division of AED Superstore, the largest reseller of AEDs and associated service in the world joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Mike Carlin discuss the following:

  • We constantly hear about cholesterol, blood pressure, heart attacks, is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) common and is it something the general public should be concerned about?
  • What exactly is the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest?
  • How does one know if someone is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest and what do we do? Does one call 911 and just wait?
  • So I give someone CPR and try to use an AED but the person doesn’t make it. Am I responsible? Can I be sued for trying to help?
  • Are AEDs expensive and what kind of responsibility are we talking here? Do I just buy it and hang it on the wall?

Mike Carlin has been in the Fire/EMS field since 1996. He started as a junior firefighter and progressed through the ranks to Firefighter/Paramedic. In 1999 he became an American Heart Association and American Health and Safety CPR/AED Instructor. Mike continues to provide this service to the community and travels around the country for AED Superstore as an instructor as well. In 2013, Mike ended his career in EMS and joined AED Superstore where he is currently the Training Coordinator. Unable to stay away from the adrenaline rush of emergency response, he continues to give back to his community as a Lieutenant on his local fire department.

Hockey rules the Carlin household! Mike coaches, all three kids play, and his lovely wife is their biggest fan! Hockey does not leave much time for many additional activities, but in the limited spare time he does have, Mike likes to fish, snowmobile, boat, camp, and enjoy the company of family and friends around a nice campfire.

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The Cancer Survival Guide: Award Winning Health Journalist Sheds Lights on Inspiring Survival Story

March 24, 2016

Charlotte Libov, a pioneer in the field of patient advocacy and the author of "Cancer Survival Guide: How To Conquer It and Live A Good Life", which includes a wide range of tips on living with cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Charlotte Libov discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your inspiring story as a heart disease survivor and how that brought you to the career you have today.
  • In addition to being an top medical journalist and author of five award winning books- you also are a nationally recognized motivational speaker. What brought you into speaking and where do you typically present?
  • You specialize in providing life-saving heart advice especially for women- what would you say are some of the key things women can do for heart disease and heart attack prevention?
  • Let's talk about your latest book "The Cancer Survival Guide" tell us about the book and what the transition was like from writing about heart health to now discussing a completely new topic.
  • How should one go about risk factor reduction for both cancer and heart disease?

Duration: 13:20

A heart disease survivor, Charlotte Libov is an inspirational speaker, the author of five award-winning books, and a frequent TV and radio guest. She also is a top medical writer who contributes to Internet sites such as WebMD.

Her columns also appear nationally and she also blogs on preventing heart attacks in women. Her first book, “The Women’s Heart Book,” was among the first to sound the alarm about heart attacks in women, and was made into the ground-breaking PBS show, “Women’s Hearts at Risk,” and she has been honored for her volunteer efforts by the American Heart Association.

She has spoken nationally to US Army War College, Bio International, The Toyota Women’s Conference, and more. She has appeared at Duke University Medical School, Kaiser Permanente, University of Connecticut Allied Science Health Sciences, and more than 50 more hospitals and organizations throughout the country.

Through her dynamic keynotes and workshops, she inspires audiences to take charge of their health and lifestyle, so they can live healthier, energetic and passionate lives.

Website: www.libov.com