Innovative new treatment option for erectile dysfunction

November 30, 2018
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Dr. Arash Akhavein, a urologist at Comprehensive Urology, located at the medical towers of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles that has advanced programs for the treatment of many urological conditions including prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, and erectile dysfunction joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Urology Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Arash Akhavein discuss the following:

  1. How prevalent is erectile dysfunction and who does it affect?
  2. How does low intensity shockwave therapy work?
  3. How does it differ from typical ED treatments?
  4. What kind of success have men seen with LISWT (low intensity shockwave therapy)?
  5. What should someone do if they think they have erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Dr. Arash Akhavein received his medical degree in Tehran, Iran graduating at the top of his class. He moved to Boston, MA in 2008 for post-doctoral research fellowship in Molecular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by clinical urology research at Massachusetts General Hospital, (both major teaching hospitals for Harvard Medical School) for about 2 years. Subsequently, he completed his urology residency training at University of Florida from 2010 to 2015. During residency, he continued his research activities in many urologic topics and presented his work at the American Urological Association (AUA) meetings. Dr. Akhavein received a best abstract award at the 2013 annual meeting in San Diego, CA, for his research, and his work was published on the front cover of the “AUA News” magazine.

After completion of his urology residency, Dr. Akhavein completed one year of clinical fellowship training and sub-specialized in advanced endourology and stone disease at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio (number one urologic institute in the country according to US News and world report. This allowed him to fine tune his minimally invasive endoscopic skills. Since completion of his training he has joined been practicing as an attending urologist at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, CA with his partners at Comprehensive Urology.

 

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Website: comprehensive-urology.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ComprehensiveUrology
Twitter: @urologyla

The Marriage Map: Navigating the Challenges and End Up Happy

September 20, 2018
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Drs. Barbara and Michael Grossman have been teaching classes in “Falling in Love Forever” with your current partner for over 25 years joins eHealth Radio and the Marriage and Relationship Channels. These classes are held both in their Southern California medical office as well as online.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Drs. Barbara and Michael Grossman discuss the following:

  1. You've been teaching this marriage class for 20 years. What do you see are the difficulties in modern marriage?
  2. Explain what you mean when you say you have had three marriages with each other.
  3. What can we learn about a man / woman relationship from modern medical research?
  4. Marriage often becomes a power struggle for couples. How do you help them?
  5. What does it mean that we live in a masculinized society.
  6. What do you mean when you say, "you're never upset for the reason you think".
  7. You reference mythic stories in your book. How does the story of Perceval and the Holy Grail and Psyche and Eros relate to your perspective on marriage.
  8. Talk about your falling in love classes you teach on line.

 

Dr. Barbara Grossman’s background is in psychology and theology. She majored in philosophy and psychology at New York University, completed her Masters in Religion at Columbia University in 1975 and holds a PhD in theology and counseling from The Claremont School of Theology. She is licensed as an individual, marriage, and family therapist. Her training included pastoral counseling with ministers who were cross-training in individual psychotherapy and marriage and family counseling. In addition, she worked with psychologists and psychiatrists in a hospital and a group practice setting. For the past 30 years, Dr. Barbara has maintained a busy private practice.
 
Dr. Michael Grossman, has been a Board-certified family physician from 1976 to 2015, and now is a fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine since 2003. He has practiced since 1978 in nutritional and preventive medicine, He and has treated thousands of patients with an integrated holistic approach.  Dr. Michael has incorporated the latest technological advances into his practice of medicine, including bio-identicall hormone replacement since 2003 and autologous adipose stem cell therapy since 2014.  Dr. Michael is the author of The Vitality Connection: Ten Practical Ways to Optimize Health and Reverse the Aging Process and The Magic of Stem Cells: Activating Your Own Healing Power.  He teaches and lectures extensively on various topics of wellness, including meditation, nutrition, and reversing aging.

 

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Website: www.themarriagemap.com

Opening Up on Couples Therapy

September 3, 2018
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Lee Kraemer, Registered Psychotherapist with PRS Toronto that matches individuals and couples with therapists suited to their needs joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship & Psychotherapy Channels to discuss opening up on couples therapy.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Lee Kraemer discuss the following:

  1. What are some signs a couple should give couple's therapy a try?
  2. Is there a point in a relationship when therapy is not the answer, or that therapy is too late to initiate?
  3. What happens in a couples' therapy session? What should people expect?
  4. What are some techniques preferred  for couples' therapy
  5. How long does couples therapy take?
  6. When do you know whether you should stay together or separate?

 

Lee Kraemer is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) in Toronto and a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). Her specialty is working with relationships; a few sessions can improve communication and deepen your understanding of each other.

 

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Websites: www.prstoronto.com | www.leekraemer.ca

Dr. Chris Livingston’s Guide to Gynecomastia

July 13, 2018
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Dr. Christopher K. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A., who has been helping patients achieve their goals through state-of-the-art-technologies since he opened his private practice located in Houston, TX in 2003 joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Christopher K. Livingston discuss the following:

  1. What is gynecomastia?
  2. What are the factors that cause gynecomastia?
  3. What happens during gynecomastia surgery?
  4. Who is the ideal candidate for the gynecomastia procedure?
  5. What is the recovery process like? What can patients expect?

 

At Livingston Plastic Surgery, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Christopher K. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A., has been helping patients achieve their goals through state-of-the-art-technologies since he opened his private practice located in Houston, TX in 2003.

A board certified member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) since 2005, Dr. Livingston was re-certified in 2015 and has extensive experience and expertise in multiple areas of plastic surgery. Dr. Livingston is also affiliated with the Memorial Herman Hospital System.

Dr. Livingston also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor, in the division of plastic surgery at University of Texas School of Medicine. His responsibilities include: teaching, training and lecturing to plastic surgery residents.

Providing cosmetic surgery to the Houston area for several years, Dr. Livingston and his staff understand the importance a positive plastic surgery experience can have on a person’s life. With an extensive list of surgical options for his patients, Dr. Livingston offers several cosmetic procedures for the facebreasts, and body.

 

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Websitehttp://www.drchrislivingston.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivingstonPlasticSurgery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivingstonMD
G+:  https://plus.google.com/+LivingstonPlasticSurgeryHouston

Dr. David Samadi on the Future of Cancer Care

April 7, 2018
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Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the inventor of the “Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique,” a minimally invasive robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Samadi discuss the following:

  1. What are some of the unique and different skills you have, as a doctor?
  2. How do you interact positively with support staff?
  3. How do you remain current in your medical training?
  4. How do you encourage patients to proactively manage their health and improve their habits?

 

Dr. David Samadi was born in Iran in 1964. He was forced to leave the Jewish community he was raised in because the country became embroiled in the Iranian Revolution in 1979. At the age of 15, Dr. Samadi made his way to Belgium and then London with his younger brother. When he was able to finally make it to the United States, he entered high school in Roslyn, New York.

After he graduated from high school, Dr. Samadi attended Stony Brook University where he studied for a degree in biochemistry on a full scholarship. He attended Stony Brook School of Medicine and received his M.D. degree in 1994. While he was at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Samadi received training in urology. He obtained his training in proctology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.

In 2001, Dr. Samadi finished his oncology fellowship in the area of proctology while he was at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 2002, he traveled to France to study at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil where he undertook a radical prostatectomy fellowship. During this time, he studied under Professor Claude Abbou.

Dr. Samadi invented his own robotic technique for performing prostatic surgery, and he called it “Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment” or SMART. Ordinarily, this type of cancer is known to be extremely deadly, but when Dr. Samadi used his SMART technique to treat his patients, nearly 90 percent of them could be declared to be free of cancer.

Because of his dramatic success as a surgeon, New York Magazine put his name on its “Best Doctors List.” His name is also on the Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors List.”

 

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Website: http://samadimd.com  | http://prostatecancer911.com

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

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 

Most women don’t reach orgasm during intercourse, NOW they can!

October 12, 2017
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Kelli Young, a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Sex Therapist, and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Toronto, Canada and developer behind the bee2gether vibe joins eHealth Radio and the Family and Marriage Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kelli Young discuss the following:

  • What is the bee2gether vibe and why did you create it?
  • What kind of research did you do when you developed bee2gether vibe?
  • In your practice, what are some of the most common issues couples have regarding intimacy?
  • What are some of the tips you give your clients on a regular basis regarding increasing sexual pleasure?
  • How do men enjoy the bee2gether vibe?

 

Kelli Young MEd, BScOT, OTReg.(Ont), RP, RMFT, RST is a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Sex Therapist, and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also a Registered Occupational Therapist and a well-respected clinician with more than 25 years of experience, both in the public and private sectors.

As a strong believer of the importance of life-long learning, Kelli routinely participates in courses and training activities to enhance her therapeutic skills. Additionally, she has authored articles in both professional journals and the media, lectured internationally on topics related to sexuality and couple relationships and has received numerous awards for her excellence in the field of sex therapy.

Kelli practices in Toronto, Canada where she works with individuals and couples, helping them to overcome obstacles and build intimacy and connection in their relationships.

Kelli has been happily married for more than 22 years and lives in Toronto with her husband and two teenage daughters. For more information on Kelli Young and her practice, please visit www.kelliyoungtherapy.com.

 

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Website: www.feelthebuzz.com

Dr. Steinbrech, Expert on Male Plastic Surgery

June 28, 2017
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Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech, of Male Plastic Surgery NYC & LA, who is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about Male Plastic Surgery.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech discuss the following:

  • Why the rise in Male Plastic Surgery?
  • How did you know to capitalize  on this wave?
  • What are common Male Plastic Surgery procedures?
  • Why are you so passionate about Men's Aesthetics?
  • You expanded into LA, tell us a little about that.

 

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon under the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Steinbrech’s practice specializes in cosmetic procedures customized for men, including both surgical and non-surgical options. His passion for male plastic surgery led him to establish The Institute of Male Plastic Surgery in early 2016, which will provide an educational foundation for current and future physicians to learn about and help further this subspecialty.

Dr. Steinbrech is one of a very few surgeon’s in the United States that has a practice that focuses on procedures that are most important to men. His techniques, attention to detail, and approach to cosmetic procedures are customized to the male anatomy. Dr. Steinbrech has been recognized as being one of the top plastic surgeons for men in the Los Angeles area in his field by multiple media sources.

In addition to his busy surgical practice, Dr. Steinbrech in often called upon to speak both nationally and internationally about his techniques and the unique differences he has implemented in his practice to accommodate the desires and body structures of men.

Along with a highly skilled team of physicians, Dr. Steinbrech is currently editing the first textbook focused solely on the unique techniques used in cosmetic procedures designed just for men entitled Anesthetic Plastic Surgery for Men. The textbook is expected to be in circulation by Spring, 2017.

For more on Dr. Douglas Steinbrech click here.

Websites: MalePlasticSurgeryLA.com | MalePlasticSurgeryNewYork.com

The Raw Truth on Gynecomastia with Leading Expert Plastic Surgeon Dr. Babak Dadvand MD

March 14, 2017
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Dr. Babak Dadvand, a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Medical Director at Beverly Hospital and Olympia Medical Center, where he too, stands as Chief of Surgery in Los Angeles, California joins eHealth Radio Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Babak Dadvand discuss the following:

  • What is Gynecomastia?
  • What causes Gynecomastia
  • When do males develop Gynecomastia?
  • What are the symptoms of Gynecomastia?
  • Will chest exercises improve Gynecomastia?
  • What surgical procedures treat Gynecomastia?

 

Dr. Babak Dadvand grew up in Philadelphia. From a very young age he had an understanding of and fascination with the relationship between the arts and sciences. Indeed, when he went on to pursue an Ivy League education at the University of Pennsylvania, he double majored in chemistry and fine arts to further explore these areas. Dr. Dadvand concentrated his fine arts studies in the fields of oil painting and figure sculpture with a particular focus on portraiture. This has in turn served to hone his eyes and understanding of the human form, which was accentuated by his study of human anatomy in medical school. Dr. Dadvand brings his fine arts background, which above all else gives him a discerning eye when examining patients. He is able to pin point with gentle accuracy facial as well as body features that may be enhanced through his talents.

Dr. Dadvand graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and was further recognized for his outstanding achievements by being named a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Dadvand went on to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he was drawn to the surgical specialties. After earning his doctorate of Medicine (MD) he went on to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed a full General Surgery training program. He excelled both clinically and academically, with multiple publications upon completion of his training.

Dr. Dadvand passed both the written and oral examinations to become Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He was then accepted to the plastic surgery program at Indiana University Medical Center, a rigorous top-tier program. Here, he honed his skills in all facets of plastic surgery, including cleft-lip/palate repair, head and neck reconstruction, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Dadvand also utilized his time at Indiana University to pursue academic interests, including publications in peer review journals.

Dr. Dadvand drew from years of training and experience during his advanced aesthetic fellowship in Beverly Hills. He knew that all the additional years of training he pursued were necessary to gain true expertise in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Dadvand incorporated his aesthetic training to perform many aesthetic surgical procedures. He also has had extensive training in autologous fat grafting to the face and body, a technique with which most plastic surgeon have limited experience.

Dr. Dadvand enjoys all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery, including facial rejuvenation, nose, breast, and body sculpting work. He has come full circle in incorporating his fine arts background and love for science and uses the latest innovations in plastic surgery to obtain the best results for his patients.

 

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Websites: drdadvandplasticsurgery.com | LosAngelesGynecomastia.org

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in young men

January 31, 2017
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Rebecca DeLeon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Intensive Program Coordinator at Optimum Performance Institute, a residential treatment program that promotes lasting independence for young adults utilizing a real world approach joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Rebecca DeLeon discuss the following:

  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  • How does it present differently in males?
  • How can this be misdiagnosed in males at times?
  • How do the symptoms cause a failure to launch for these young men?
  • How does OPI treat this in your program?

Rebecca DeLeon holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies was awarded by California State University, Northridge.

During her academic time with CSUN Rebecca worked in the Child and Family Studies Center which acknowledges the needs of the individual child and the values of the family with the provision of a safe and nurturing environment. She trained with New Directions for Youth during her graduate program working with court referred adolescents in therapy.

Rebecca participated in Behavioral Tech’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy 10-Day Intensive Training Course© as well as several other DBT trainings such as, Using DBT on the Front Lines.

Rebecca is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association.

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Websitewww.optimumperformanceinstitute.com