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Manage Your Stress: Improve Your Life

Manage Your Stress: Improve Your Life

December 17, 2019




Merryn Snare, Educator and Psychologist, whose mission is to educate as many people as possible on the importance of catching stress before it spirals into a debilitating mental health concern joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Merryn Snare discuss the following:

  1. Why did you decide to develop your range of resources?
  2. Why is stress such an issue – isn’t it a fact of life?
  3. How does stress affect us?
  4. What are the biggest problems with stress?
  5. How can we change this?
  6. How does stress prevent us from leading that awesome life we seek?
  7. What are the PEARLS of Resilience?
  8. What can we do to find that balance in our world that can take us to the awesome life we are seeking?

Merryn Snare is an author, educator and psychologist practicing in Melbourne Australia. Her teacher training has provided great insight and awareness into how people learn, and she also has years of experience as a registered psychologist helping people to understand and manage their stress and anxiety.

Merryn currently works in private practice and consults with a number of organizations, along with developing her suite of resources. She has written the book Annihilate Stress and Anxiety and developed its Companion Workbook, written and recorded the PEARLS of Resilience audio program, devised The Daily Dose journal/diary, and most recently has developed the Resilience Brilliance Membership Site featuring her eLearning video series.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @snare_merryn

Overcoming addictive eating by changing your relationship with yourself and food

Overcoming addictive eating by changing your relationship with yourself and food

December 16, 2019




Sandra Elia a Certified Food Addiction Counselor and a pioneer in the field of overcoming addictive eating joins eHealth Radio and the Addictive Prevention & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sandra Elia discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about your own journey recovering from food addiction.
  2. What is food addiction?
  3. How have you influenced the medical community in the treatment of obesity management?
  4. What is appetite correction?
  5. How can we manage food cravings?
  6. Tell us about your Food Addiction Recovery Program?
  7. How are you able to achieve lifelong results through Food Addiction recovery treatment?

Sandra Elia is a Certified Food Addiction Counselor. She runs Ontario's outpatient Food Addiction Recovery Program and co-created Canada's first residential treatment program.

Sandra is a Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Certified Professional Coach and the Vice-Chair for Obesity Canada (Toronto Chapter).

Sandra is dedicated to changing the conversation for obesity so that anyone living with obesity has access to treatment that is steeped with dignity, respect, and understanding. Sandra knows firsthand the challenges associated with living with obesity. She has lived two lives: one as a morbidly obese woman for 15 years. She experienced a world that was not made for her size, seeking assistance from biased healthcare providers, and dealing with fat-shaming. Since those difficult days, Sandra has transformed her life, losing over 100 pounds and keeping the weight off for 14 years. Obesity is not simply about body weight or body image. It's about human vulnerability. Behind every obesity statistic, is a real person living with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @sandraelia_ca

The importance of people-led design in Digital Health

The importance of people-led design in Digital Health

December 14, 2019




Guy Cooper, Managing Director of Wave Digital, an app development company in Melbourne, Australia joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Guy Cooper discuss the following:

  1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and your role at Wave Digital?
  2. What’s your involvement in Australia’s digital health industry?
  3. What is people-led design and why is it important?
  4. Can you provide some practical examples of apps you have designed including the impact of a people-led design approach?
  5. What is your advice to digital health startups looking to develop an app?

Tip: If you are thinking of developing an app, make sure you put time and energy into understanding the target audience for your product. The better you understand users frustrations, needs and fears, the more useful your product will be and therefore the more likely it will succeed.

Guy Cooper is Managing Director of Wave Digital, an app development company in Melbourne, Australia. A business owner and tech entrepreneur, Guy works with founders, executives and fellow business owners to bring their app idea to life. After spending a decade in business and a decade in technology, Guy knows how to use apps to drive business growth and improve lives.

Guy started his career as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He later moved into the tech industry as Chief Financial Accountant of 99designs (and the broader Sitepoint Group). Under his financial oversight, 99designs grew from a team of 5 to over 100, culminating in a $35m financing round from Accel Partners. Since 2013, he has successfully owned and managed Wave Digital, an app development company that has delivered custom software to Startups, Business and Government for the past 19 years. In 2019, Wave Digital has been ranked the Top Melbourne App Developer by Clutch, a premier ratings and reviews platform for B2B service providers.

Throughout his career, Guy has worked with a wide array of businesses in a variety of industries from healthcare, education, transport and property development to agriculture, hospitality, book publishing and world-wide ‘.com’ technology companies. He uses this breadth of experience to provide refreshing advice and industry insights that make people want him as their adviser, partner and mentor.

Guy is a Chartered Accountant, jazz enthusiast, Dad and French language student (not in that order).





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @wavedigitalaus

Tips for Coping with Depression and PTSD

Tips for Coping with Depression and PTSD

December 12, 2019




Alicemarie O'Neill, owner of her self-named company, Alicemarie O'Neill that offers examination and empowerment through individualized counseling and helps individuals build a stronger, more evolved version of themselves joins eHealth Radio and the Depression and PTSD Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alicemarie O'Neill discuss the following:

  1. Your book "The Formula" discusses depression, what causes it and how to regain control of your life. What happens to the body and mind when depression sets in?
  2. What are the seven steps for healing from depression and manic depression/bipolar disorder?
  3. How does one survive the turbulence of a breakdown that keeps recurring?
  4. PTSD - how can someone be treated?
  5. The holidays are just around the corner. Why do holidays tend to be a difficult time for people who suffer from depression and what do you recommend they can do?

Alicemarie O'Neill is a survivor of four manic depressive episodes (breakdowns) over 20 years and was diagnosed with bipolar depression. As a mental health and spiritual counselor, she worked through her depression and mood swings and chronicles her real-life experiences in her international best-selling book "The Formula: Seven Steps for Healing from Depression and Manic Depression."

O'Neill has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in criminology and sociology with a minor in psychology from Youngstown State University. She did her graduate work at the University of California San Diego. She has studied and practiced Hermetic Studies and astrology for the past 30 years.


Open Enrollment what you need to know

Open Enrollment what you need to know

December 11, 2019




Jan Dubauskas, Vice President and Senior Counsel at HIIQ, a leading developer and distributor of affordable, web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products joins eHealth Radio and the Health Insurance and Health News Channels to discuss the importance of Open Enrollment.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jan Dubauskas discuss the following:

  1. What is open enrollment for benefits and what are the key dates?
  2. What kinds of health insurance plans are available under open enrollment?
  3. What happens if I decide not to enroll in a health insurance plan?
  4. How does one learn more about available health insurance plans if they do not have one supplied by their employer?
  5. What are 2 or 3 things consumers should look for when selecting a health insurance plan?

Jan Dubauskas is Vice President and Senior Counsel at Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), a leading cloud-based technology platform and distributor of affordable individual and family health insurance and supplemental plans. Ms. Dubauskas has more than ten years of experience managing legal and compliance for life and health insurance carriers. Prior to joining HIIQ in February 2019, she served as General Counsel for IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc., a member of The IHC Group whose carriers provide individual and supplemental health insurance. At IHC, she managed many of the company’s operations including legal and compliance and regularly interacted with both federal and state agencies.

Ms. Dubauskas previously served as General Counsel and Secretary for Oxford Life Insurance Company, an insurance carrier focused on providing life, health and annuity products to the senior market. Ms. Dubauskas earned her law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where she was a Pedrick Scholar. She achieved the LOMA designation Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance (AIRC) certificate and is a licensed life and health insurance producer in Arizona.

She is a renowned expert and has been on Fox News and quoted in top publications.




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Twitter: @HIIQInc

New Campaign, This is Pain, Launches to Help Those Living with Chronic Pain

New Campaign, This is Pain, Launches to Help Those Living with Chronic Pain

December 9, 2019




Herm Cukier the CEO of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI) and Pain Specialist Nurse Practitioner Dr. Mandy Francis, ARNP- DC, joins eHealth Radio and the Pain Management and Health News Channels to talk about a new campaign they are launching called THIS IS PAIN.

This Is Pain is a campaign to improve the lives of the over 10 million people living with chronic pain in America. It is a platform for individuals living with chronic pain to be seen and heard - amongst their peer groups, in the workplace, by their healthcare professionals, and society at large in the hope that by shedding light on the realities of living with chronic pain, together we can become a driving force for positive change.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Herm Cukier & Dr. Mandy Francis discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about This Is Pain and what you hope to achieve launching this campaign?
  2. What exactly is chronic pain and what don't people understand about the disease?
  3. What do you believe would better the lives of chronic pain patients/what do you see you patients experience?
  4. What can we expect in the coming months from the campaign?
  5. How can people like me and you support this community?

Herm Cukierhas acted as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) since May 2018.

From December 2013 to April 2018, he served in various capacities at Allergan plc, ultimately as Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Strategy and Innovation. He also served as the Senior Vice President of Allergan’s Eye Care division and as Senior Vice President of Allergan’s Woman’s Healthcare division.

He began his career in 1992 at Pfizer and later served as Executive Director of Global Marketing at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Mr. Cukier received an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Dr. Mandy Francis attended the University of Detroit Mercy and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Mandy has spent most of her nursing career working in Neurology inpatient services at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital before practicing outpatient services at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Mandy completed a Master’s of Science of Nursing and became a board certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) before starting her career working as a Neurology/Pain Specialist Nurse Practitioner. Mandy began working in Interventional Pain Management in 2014.

Mandy completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Barry University in 2018. Mandy believes strongly in providing not only safe and professional patient care, but advocating for patients and their families with regards to their health care. She supports a positive experience when going to the doctor’s office and wants her patients to feel like more than just “a number.” She believes in the collaborative efforts of patient and practitioner in the plan of care and is very passionate about her field, as she enjoys the work she does tremendously!

Mandy was born in Illinois but grew up in the Brandon, Florida area. In her spare time, Mandy enjoys reading, walking, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSI) (“BDSI”) launch This Is Pain, a long-term initiative that aims to improve the lives of over 10 million[1] American adults living with chronic pain.

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons[2] that Americans visit a healthcare professional and yet this disease is widely misunderstood and can be incredibly isolating, debilitating and frustrating for those living with it. This is in large part, due to the fact that each person’s pain is highly individualized and not visible to that person’s peers, colleagues and wider society.

This Is Pain seeks to first confront the stigma around the disease state, creating widespread awareness and empathy, in order to ultimately combat the systemic challenges those living with chronic pain face. These challenges include experiencing unfair treatment in the workplace and difficulty in accessing affordable treatment options. The long-term goals of the campaign include achieving the following:

  1. Wider societal recognition of chronic pain as a disease state, not a symptom
  2. Policy change to increase access to safe and effective treatment options for chronic pain individuals living with chronic pain
  3. Increased research funding to improve existing treatments and develop innovative therapies for individuals living with chronic pain
  4. Fairer treatment and representation in the workplace.

“People living with chronic pain face unimaginable hurdles and struggles in their daily lives and I believe that we can alleviate some of the challenges they face by first drawing attention to what it is really like to live with pain.” stated Herm Cukier, CEO of BDSI. “We know that change is borne out of a communal desire to act and that is exactly what we need to achieve to impact the lives of those living with chronic pain.”


Event: This Is Pain: An Exhibition by Trina Merry Art Exhibit
Date: Thursday, December 12th - Sunday, December 15th
Time: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Location: The Oculus Outdoor Plaza - New York City
Social: #ThisIsPain @ThisIsPain

BDSI has partnered with visual artist Trina Merry and the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) to bring to life the stories of eight individuals who are living with chronic pain. The one-of-a kind artwork will be displayed in an exhibition at Oculus Plaza in New York City starting December 12th through December 15th.

Penney Cowan of the ACPA says of the exhibition, “If we can encourage people to take a moment out of their day to learn about the disease and really see how this disease impacts those living with chronic pain , we believe we can start to generate the support we need to effect real change.”

BDSI will continue to pursue its endeavor until significant improvements are made at a systemic level.





Heather Hughes, Founder of BioFit 360

Heather Hughes, Founder of BioFit 360

December 6, 2019




Heather Hughes, Founder of BioFit 360, who has been working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

After hundreds of hours of research, product testing and consultation, Heather and her team brought BioFit 360 to market, sourcing the products from the most trusted manufacturers with the highest ratings.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Heather Hughes discuss the following:

  1. Why did you create BioFit 360?
  2. What are issues that you see with dosage transparency in your industry?
  3. I understand you have an Ambassadog? What does Frankie do for BioFit 360?
  4. Tell me more about the environmental benefits of industrial hemp farming?
  5. Where can our listeners learn more about BioFit 360?

Heather Hughes has been working in healthcare for 20 years, and her husband’s family has been involved in farming and agriculture for generations. This uniquely qualifies her to lead a company that produces the highest quality and most effective CBD products, understanding and overseeing every step of creation, from plant to person.

Heather grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and an MBA from North Dakota State University in Fargo. She then moved to Southern California where she began working in healthcare management, and where she and her husband purchased a grapefruit orchard.

While in North Dakota, Heather worked for a research organization which did pharmaceutical testing of generic drugs and for which she wrote the final FDA reports. In Southern California, Heather has worked for over a decade as the Director of Care Coordination for a major health care management company. Working with wonderful nurses and teams of dedicated healthcare professionals, she became aware of the harsh realities of opioid and other prescription drug abuse.

A few years ago she realized the benefits of using industrial hemp-derived CBD in treating an extraordinary number of ailments. Meanwhile, the Asian Citrus Psyllid was slowly spreading in California and carrying a deadly tree virus that had infected about 90 percent of the citrus crop in Florida. So she applied to the California Department of Food and Agriculture and became registered to cultivate industrial hemp. Simultaneously, Heather was sought-out by a group of health care professionals who asked her to join them in creating a CBD company. Their common goal was to help patients manage chronic conditions like pain and anxiety in a more natural, plant-based way.

After hundreds of hours of research, product testing and consultation, Heather and her team brought BioFit 360 to market, sourcing the products from the most trusted manufacturers with the highest ratings. Soon an esteemed crop of experts will be collaborating on manufacturing BioFit 360 products using industrial hemp organically grown in the Hughes Citrus orchard.

In addition to working with BioFit 360, Heather is the busy mother of three, is active in animal rescue, and in her rare moments of leisure, she enjoys early mornings with a good book and a cup of Irish Breakfast tea.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @BioFit360CBD

Building partnerships with your family dentist for long-term dental care

Building partnerships with your family dentist for long-term dental care

December 3, 2019




Dr. Gautam Herle, Principal Dentist at The Myers Street Dental Clinic in Geelong, Australia that prides itself on their long-term understanding of their patients joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gautam Herle discuss the following:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to practice dentistry in Geelong?
  2. You’ve been successfully practicing dentistry for more than a decade, and you would have formed a lot of strong patient relationships in that time. What do you think it is that makes your patients come back to you?
  3. What should people be looking for when choosing a dentist for themselves, and their families?
  4. What’s one misconception people say about teeth and dental care that you’d strongly argue against?
  5. What’s once piece of advice do you give your patients that you could give our listeners now as the best way forward to improve their dental health?

Having been practicing dentistry in Geelong for more than a decade, Dr. Gautam Herle is highly invested in current technology to serve his patients in the best possible way. In addition to the use of fluorescence technology for regular oral cancer screening, Dr Herle introduced the new 3Shape TRIOS digital impression system into his practice. This new and improved digital workflow can provide more efficient, comfortable and predictable dentistry to patients. Dr Herle also uses a microscope which is a valuable piece of equipment used in successful management of dental treatment. He is married and a proud father of two, and proud owner of two dogs.





What to Expect Before and After Rhinoplasty Surgery

What to Expect Before and After Rhinoplasty Surgery

November 30, 2019




Dr. Richard W. Fleming, an expert Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA. joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss what to expect before and after rhinoplasty surgery.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Richard W. Fleming discuss the following:

  1. How long does it take to recover from a rhinoplasty?
  2. How should patients prepare for a rhinoplasty surgery?
  3. What makes your known for your expertise and skill with the rhinoplasty procedure?
  4. How long does the surgery take?
  5. Do you perform revision and ethnic rhinoplasty in addition to traditional rhinoplasties?

Dr. Richard W. Fleming, M.D., F.A.C.S., is Medical Director of the Beverly Hills Institute of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has dual Board certification and is as Fellow of both the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Fleming is a Clinical Professor and past Co-Chairman of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He lectures at the University to surgeons in training and also regularly assists them in surgery.

In addition to Dr. Fleming’s many accomplishments as a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon, he is also part of the esteemed Rhinoplasty Society, a non-profit organization Rhinoplasty surgeons across the United States.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @BevHillsInst

Platelet Activation and where it comes from

Platelet Activation and where it comes from

November 29, 2019




Bill Dubiel, CEO of LightInterga Technologies maker of the ThromboLUX system, a simple 5-minute test that tells you the platelet activation status of a platelet bag, and lets you transfuse with confidence joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Bill Dubiel discuss the following:

  1. What is platelet activation and what it the implication to transfusions?  
  2. Tell us about the platelet transfusion studies you have conducted and what the results show?
  3. How does the ThromboLUX test answer the question of platelet activation status? 
  4. Your studies suggest that by giving resting platelets to cancer patients they have better outcomes? Why?  
  5. Where does platelet activation come from and can it be prevented?
  6. Do you have any early users of the product and what could patients or medical professionals do to find out more about the technology?

Bill Dubiel is the President and CEO of LightIntegra Technologies, bringing more the 30 years of Healthcare experience with his last 10 years specifically helping medical device start-ups through the commercial buildout and product launch.

Previously, Bill was Chief Commercial Officer at PGDx and CyVek responsible for building a commercial organization to launch novel products into the global market. Bill also held executive sales, marketing, and service leadership positions at Ventana, Roche, Bayer and Chiron Diagnostics. Bill holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MBA from Phoenix University.

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Social Media Links:
Twitter: @ThromboLUX