April 16, 2019
Dr. Stephen Bui, Founder and CEO at Active Life Solutions which is an e-commerce company that markets health and fitness products aimed at helping people maintain an active life joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels.
Several months ago, Bui, a podiatric surgeon with more than 16 years of experience, launched his own invention, the HighHealer, which is a 5-in-1 portable foot care solution.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Stephen Bui discuss the following:
- What is the biggest issue you see related to foot care?
- What role have you played in address foot pain?
- So besides evaluating products and bringing them to life through your e-commerce company, you have obviously invented your own foot care product. Can you tell us a little more about what into the invention of the HighHealer?
- This is wonderful that you have invented this device, but do you think this product will cure foot pain?
- People have different conditions and different tools they are using for their foot pain, the question then becomes what is the HighHealer going to do for them?
Dr. Stephen Bui graduated from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy in NJ. He now has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare arena, including being a pharmacist, surgeon and physician. He is a Board Certified surgeon who has performed thousands of foot and ankle surgeries, including surgeries on international humanitarian missions.
In January 2017, Dr. Bui started ActiveLifeUSA with goals to promote health and wellness through active lifestyles. His current clinical research includes effects of good posture and non-surgical treatments for plantar fasciitis (heel pain) with his new invention "The HighHealer.
In his spare time, he is an avid snowboarder, triathlete and marathon runner.
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January 15, 2019
Gabriel Mecklenburg, COO and Co-Founder of Hinge Health, the #1 digital health company that delivers mobile-first, at home best-practice care that improves the lives of everyday people with chronic conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pain Management Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Gabriel Mecklenburg discuss the following:
- How big is the musculoskeletal pain problem in the US? What does it entail?
- How does the opioid epidemic play a role in chronic musculoskeletal pain? What is the Hinge Health program?
- How is the approach treating musculoskeletal pain? Are there any side effects to this approach?
- What can people do to prevent future musculoskeletal injuries?
- How did you get into the world of musculoskeletal pain and treatment?
- There’s been a lot of momentum in the digital healthcare space as of late, what factors are driving this trend?
Ever since a ligament tear ended his days on the Judo mat, Gabriel has been passionate about joint health.
Originally from Germany, Gabriel graduated top of his class at the University of Cambridge and went on to research musculoskeletal regenerative medicine at Imperial College London.
As Co-founder and Head of Care Pathways, Gabriel brings clinical research and experience to the deployment of Hinge Health’s care pathways.
December 21, 2018
Jennifer Ernst, CEO & Co-founder at Tivic Health, a bioelectronic medical device company devoted to harnessing the power of neuromodulation to help empower those suffering from chronic conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jennifer Ernst discuss the following:
- Millions of people experience pain every day and many of them turn to medication for relief. Tell me about the field of microcurrent and bioelectronics and its role in pain management.
- What inspired you to pursue creating a bioelectronic device using microcurrent to relief sinus pain?
- How does ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief work?
- You recently completed a clinical trial exploring the efficacy of ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief, tell us about the results.
- When do you expect to receive FDA clearance on ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief and where will people be able to purchase the device?
Jennifer Ernst is CEO at Tivic HealthTM Systems Inc. in Menlo Park, CA. Her career in technology has been characterized by driving transformational technology to market. She began her career at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, one of the world’s leading research laboratories, focused on getting technology out of the lab and into the market. She held varying roles in strategic business development, marketing and sales. Ernst holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, graduating with Honors.
For the past 15 years, Jennifer has dedicated herself to identifying and building global businesses out of cutting-edge technologies. Prior to founding Tivic Health, she served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chief Strategy Officer, and CEO of the US subsidiary of Thin Film Electronics. Of note, she launched early electronic labels which led to the company winning the Wall Street Innovation Award and the World Technology Award. In addition, as part of the company’s executive management, Ernst transformed the company from an 8-person R&D company to a recognized leader in printed electronics with a peak market cap of $480MM in less than 5 years.
Ernst’s ability to recognize unmet market needs led her to co-found Tivic Health in 2016 with biomedical engineer and inventor, John Claude. She recognized the potential of yet another new technology, bioelectronic medicine, and a rapidly growing segment of the projected $6.2 billion market size of the neuromodulation industry by 2020. (1) She saw the potential to help the 34MM Americans with chronic sinusitis (2) and 22 million adults who suffer from allergic rhinitis each year. (3) Whereas neuromodulation and bioelectronic medicine have historically been used in implantable devices, the team saw the potential for packaging a powerful pain relief technique into a simple-to-use handheld device. The company’s product, ClearUPTM Sinus Pain Relief, delivers sinus pain relief without pharmaceuticals or nasal flushing, addressing a significant unmet clinical need.
1. MarketsandMarkets. Neuromodulation Market by Technology (Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), by Application (Depression, Parkinson’s, Tinnitus, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Ischemia, Obesity) - Trends & Global Forecast to 2020.Accessed August 6, 2018.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital and Health Statistics: Prevalence of Selected Chronic Conditions: United States, 1990-92. Series 10, No. 194. Pg. 12, Table 8.
3. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Allergy Facts. Accessed August 11, 2018.
ClearUPTM Sinus Pain Relief is an investigational technology. Claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. This device is not currently for sale in the U.S. FDA 510 K clearance is pending.
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December 18, 2018
Matt Hale, CEO of Modern Acupuncture, a company that has established itself as the first acupuncture franchise in the nation with a mission to bring acupuncture to the masses and make lives better across the U.S. joins eHealth Radio and the Acupuncture and Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Matt Hale discuss the following:
- What is Modern Acupuncture doing that is different and where did the idea come from?
- How exactly does acupuncture work in its application?
- What're some of the most common ailments that people see remedied with acupuncture?
- In addition to traditional acupuncture, your company boasts the cosmetic benefits of acupuncture. How does that work and is that gaining popularity?
- How long does a patient have to wait/how many sessions do they need before they see results?
- The opiod epidemic is a growing issue across the country, and recently studies have pointed to acupuncture as a possible solution. How can acupuncture be effective for this?
Matt Hale is 39 years old and the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Acupuncture which is based out of Scottsdale. He double majored at the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resources at the Anderson School of Management. While attending college, Matt played Division I golf for four years. Juggling his academics and athletic priorities taught him about time management, self-discipline and work ethic.
Matt has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over nine years. He is a founding member of the management team at The Joint Chiropractic. He spent six years as the VP of Operations where he helped open nearly 350 clinics in 26 states, as well as played a key role in taking the company public in 2014. When Matt left, in total, The Joint Chiropractic and its network of clinics were seeing over three million patients annually. He has taken this experience and opportunity to move on as one of the co-founders and CEO of Modern Acupuncture. He reports that Modern Acupuncture is seeing faster growth than what he saw at The Joint Chiropractic and predicts that there will be 100 plus clinics open by this time next year. Franchise industry analysts speculate that Modern Acupuncture is currently one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation.
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December 3, 2018
Dr. Christine Goertz, who is the senor scientific advisor for the American Chiropractic Association as well as chairperson of ACA’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability again joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractor & Health News Channels. ACA represents members of the chiropractic profession nationwide and advocates for issues that are important to chiropractors and their patients.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Christine Goertz discuss the following:
- Shared decision making is a hot topic in health care circles. Can you explain to us what is meant by shared decision making, and what is the American Chiropractic Association doing to promote it?
- Tell us about ACA’s Choosing Wisely recommendations. The first one is about X-ray use for low back pain. I understand it’s one of the most widely adopted recommendations by groups participating in the Choosing Wisely program.
- Your recommendations also address X-ray for charting progress. What should patients be aware of?
- There are two recommendations that are similar – one is about the use of physical therapy modalities and another about the use of back supports without an active treatment plan. Can’t these things on their own provide relief?
- We have a very bad problem with opioid overuse and abuse in this country, and one of the biggest reasons why opioids are prescribed is for low back pain. What do patients need to know if they are experiencing chronic low back pain?
Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, is the Chief Operating Officer of the Spine Institute for Quality. She is also President of Christine Goertz LLC and an Adjunct Associate at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center.
Prior to joining Spine Institute for Quality, she was vice chancellor of research and health policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic for 11 years. Her 25-year research career has focused on working with multidisciplinary teams to design and implement clinical and health services research studies designed to increase knowledge about the effectiveness and cost of complementary and integrative healthcare delivery. She has extensive experience in the administration of federal grants, both as a principal investigator and as a program official at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Goertz has received more than $30 million in federal funding as an investigator, primarily from NIH and the Department of Defense. Her areas of focus include the investigation of manual therapies for spine-related disorders, and integrative healthcare for cardiovascular disease. Goertz serves on the Board of Governors for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, where she has assumed numerous leadership roles, and is a member of the NIH/NCCIH National Advisory Council. She also chairs the American Chiropractic Association’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability.
Goertz received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and her PhD in health services research, policy and administration from the University of Minnesota.
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October 3, 2018
Dr. Robert Hayden, DC, PhD, a Chiropractor from Griffin, Georgia, who is also a delegate of the American Chiropractic Association joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractic & Health News Channels. ACA represents members of the chiropractic profession nationwide and advocates for issues that are important to chiropractors and their patients.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Robert Hayden discuss the following:
- We hear a lot about how physical activity can benefit our cardiovascular system, help us lose weight and get fit. But how does movement help our bones, muscles and joints—also known as the musculoskeletal system?
- Why does moving get harder as we age? Can we prevent or slow down the aging process on our bones, muscles and joints?
- In your experience, what are the top reasons why people aren’t moving more?
- For years we were told to restrict physical activity when we had back pain. Why was that bad advice? How does movement help people heal?
- How can people get moving? What are some of the best activities for those who may be largely inactive right now?
Dr. Robert Hayden maintains a private practice in Griffin, Georgia, just south of Atlanta. 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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September 15, 2018
John Gribbin, CEO and Co-Founder of Curable the healthcare technology company to help manage chronic pain joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management and Technology Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest John Gribbin discuss the following:
- What is Curable?
- Why did you decide to start Curable?
- What is a biopsychosocial approach and how does it help with pain relief on the app?
- What has been the response from the medical community and the users?
- Where do you see Curable headed in the future as a company and as a solution to chronic pain?
John Gribbin is the CEO and a co-founder of Curable. John is an experienced entrepreneur across multiple industries. He is also a former 15-year sufferer of chronic low back pain. Through the treatment method Curable delivers, he was able to completely resolve his pain symptoms and limitations.
September 5, 2018
Lori Coates, Founder of the QUICK TAPE Foot Support Strap, designed by Coates and her son Chris, that implifies foot taping to provide optimal arch support and pain relief in a single, easy-to-use strap joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lori Coates discuss the following:
- What exactly is plantar fasciitis, what causes it and are certain people more prone to it?
- Why is plantar fasciitis so notoriously hard to treat?
- What treatment methods are available, and how well do they work?
- What can someone do to prevent plantar fasciitis?
- How does the QUICK TAPE strap work?
Lori Coates is the Founder of Support the Foot and co-inventor of the QUICK TAPE Foot Support Strap, an innovative, easy-to-apply product that provides instant support and fast relief from plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and other types of foot and ankle pain. After doctors had told Lori’s son Chris that surgery was the only option to treat his severe plantar fasciitis, Chris and Lori consulted with a podiatrist, who taped his foot as a temporary measure. Much to their surprise, Chris experienced dramatic relief just from the taping. While taping worked, it was a tedious, time-consuming process to tape Chris’s foot every day. Lori and Chris set out to design a simpler, more comfortable alternative that would provide the same level of relief as foot taping done at a podiatrist’s office. Support The Foot was born, with QUICK TAPE as its flagship product.
Based on the clinically proven Low Dye taping method, QUICK TAPE straps dramatically simplify the foot taping process, letting patients tape their own feet effectively at home without the time and expense of a trip to the podiatrist. Each strap is made from durable medical grade cloth athletic tape and can be applied in a matter of seconds. Since launching Support The Foot in 2016, podiatrists, sports medicine doctors and athletic trainers in 19 states and 4 countries have incorporated QUICK TAPE into their practices.
QUICK TAPE Foot Support Straps are also available for online purchase at www.supportthefoot.com.
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June 21, 2018
Kerrigan Behrens, Co-Founder at Sagely Naturals, a wellness brand using CBD-infused products to enhance wellbeing and provide relief to everyday aches and pains joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and the Pain Management Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kerrigan Behrens discuss the following:
- What are the benefits of CBD?
- How did you start Sagely Naturals?
- Are you finding that consumers are accepting of CBD?
- What do Sagely Natural customers use your products for?
- What is the difference between the Tranquility line and the Relief and Recovery line offered by Sagely Naturals?
Summary: Sagely Naturals believes that cannabis has powerful medicinal benefits but not everyone wants to get high to access those benefits, so they’re products are designed to help with that.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Sagely was created by Kaley and Kerrigan when their moms began complaining about how daily aches and pains were standing in the way of being active. Believers in the natural healing power of CBD, they got to work on an approachable solution that could help people, like their moms, who want the medical benefits of hemp without the psychoactive side effects. Employing PhD chemists, state of the art facilities and premium hemp, Sagely was born.
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June 2, 2018
Richard Davidson, of ZUKI, the #1 in professional quality and technical design that have developed ZUKI Technology to advance muscle recovery and speed the path back to your next performance or workout joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pain Management Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Richard Davidson discuss the following:
- What is a ZUKI?
- Why did you develop ZUKI? & What does a ZUKi do?
- How is it different than other muscle rollers or stretchers?
- Was the ZUKI designed by a personal trainer or physician?
- I noticed you also make a ZUKI insoles, what does the ZUKI insoles do?
What is a ZUKI?... well you’re going to love the ZUKI Muscle Rollers and InSoles. Professionally inspired and designed for fast acting results. The ZUKI 19" is engineered with 1512 pressure points and the ZUKI 25" has 2376 pressure points. Hand made of durable materials like a never rust 304 grade stainless steel shaft and double injected TPE/PP rollers.
With the massive surface area, the ZUKI breaks up connective tissue and fascia to flush away toxins and attack lactic acid. Our gear is precision made and built to last. Patent pending ZUKI technology allows the rollers to penetrate deep into muscle tissue. Roll along the floor to apply reflexology to your feet for incredible relief. Use it for self-myofascial release. ZUKI should be your first option for reducing tightness and soreness after a performance, workout, CrossFit, Pilates or yoga session. Ideal for use on legs, arms, back and feet. The 3-dimensional soft point design, massages deep into muscle groups for thorough muscle recovery. Ergonomically designed handles make it easier to grip the ZUKI.
The ZUKI is #1 in professional quality and technical design. We developed ZUKI Technology to advance muscle recovery and speed the path back to your next performance or workout. Our portfolio of recovery products are unlike any others. The ZUKI is made 100% thermoplastic elastomer TPE. ZUKI muscle rollers and insoles have over 1500 points of contact. You are assured of a precision made device when you see the ZUKI seal of quality.
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