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Summary: RadioMD’s “talking” Health A-Z Interviews with experts in the world of health, including world-renowned physicians, authors and celebrities in every area of health, wellness, fitness and medicine. Learn the best ways to stay fit, stay healthy and stay well.
What can we do to stop this deadly disease from hurting our most vulnerable populations?With more than 700 cases of measles in 23 states, the U.S. is seeing its highest number of infections in 25 years. What can we do to stop this deadly disease from hurting our most vulnerable populations? Former FDA Associate Commissioner and President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, Peter Pitts dives into the measles outbreak and identifies the top three things responsible for this public health crisis. Plus, he addresses common health concerns about the vaccine and explains if it's actually safe. Bonus Why Does Springtime Make Some People Depressed?
High cholesterol is a critical conversation to have, with more than 100 million Americans affected."If I can inspire people to talk to their doctor about their statin, that’s better than getting a laugh.” --Howie Mandel That statement is on the home page of the "Take Cholesterol to Heart" webpage, an organization Howie Mandel has partnered with to raise awareness about high cholesterol and the treatment options available. It's a critical conversation to have, with more than 100 million Americans affected. Howie himself was diagnosed with high cholesterol in his late 30s, but at the time he really didn't realize the importance of the words coming out of his doctor's mouth since he felt generally "healthy." He was prescribed a statin, which he took initially but then quit taking after experiencing some undesirable muscle pain as a side effect. A year later at his doctor's visit, his cholesterol was through the roof. He then began to really listen, now understanding that his time bomb was ticking. Howie joins Dr. Friedman to discuss how dangerous high cholesterol can be, why there's not just one statin, and the importance of talking to your doctor about cholesterol and medication options. To learn more, visit the Take Cholesterol to Heart website.
Help your kids gain the skills to navigate setbacks.Setbacks and failures can be educational, but you hate to see your child experience disappointment. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor It’s important to differentiate between traumatic events and disappointments. Traumatic events are usually harmful and result in a permanent change of one’s psychological makeup. Disappointments come from reaching for something and falling short of that goal. Children manage disappointments differently over time. Youngsters may be upset and take action; shouting, hitting, crying. As they grow older, they may think about how things could be different. Invite discussion about the disappointment. Let your child come up with answers. Change the language to suit your child’s age and maturity level. "I see that you (had an action) when you (experienced disappointment)." "I think you did that because you (experienced disappointment). Is that right?" "Next time you (experience disappointment), what would be a better way to let us know you’re disappointed?" Listen as Dr. Arthur Lavin joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to help your kids cope with setbacks. Sponsors: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. Is sparkling water okay to drink? Six side effects that might bar you from eating a low-carb diet. Booming measles cases rocket towards record numbers. Electric brain stimulation may boost memory. Brain scans reveal concussion damage in living athletes. Treating cancer patients who smoke costs an extra $3.4 billion per year. Could treating gut bacteria ease symptoms in autism patients? PLUS so much more... Bonus! Not Seeing This Doc? You Could Be Shortchanging Your Health
Most people with disabilities experience social isolation and exclusion at some point in their lives.After struggling to fit in with neurotypical peers at school, work and on social media, 18-year-old Timothy Rohrer is sharing tips on how to treat people with autism and other disabilities, so that others don't have to endure what he did. Most people with disabilities experience social isolation and exclusion at some point in their lives. Not only does this hurt their mental health, but it can also harm their physical health. For people with autism, it can come in the form of worsening facial tics and a delayed ability to make decisions—and can put their safety, employment and health at risk. Rohrer shares the top ways to be mindful from his recently released pamphlet entitled "How to be a Good Influence to People with Disabilities." Visit the Tips 4 Inclusion Website Check Out Tim's Facebook Page Bonus Not Getting Enough Sleep? Stress May Be the Cause
Life sometimes takes us down an unpredictable path. Find your financial footing once your primary earning years have passed.Millions of people in their 50s and 60s find themselves facing job and financial insecurity. Financial wellness can be defined as the amount that makes you feel grounded and content. You have to find a textured and meaningful life on a modest income. As you age, you may not be considered for jobs that pay as much as the last job you left. Consider taking a freelance position or two in order to generate income. Short consultancies, subletting rooms in your home and driving for a ride share service are options. Things beyond your control may have landed you in your current financial state. You can learn from past mistakes, but the economic state of the country doesn’t boost your savings. Listen as Elizabeth White joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to find your financial footing over 50.
Are your weight loss efforts in vain?Are you tired of being on the roller coaster of dieting? You lose five pounds, gain them back only to have to fight to lose them again. Plus, there are so many diets to choose from, deciding on one can be dizzying. Are your efforts in vain? According to Jonathan Bailor, your body fights to keep you within a range of about 15 pounds -- also known as your "setpoint weight." New research reveals that you can lower your setpoint and end that battle for good by focusing on the quality of calories you eat, not the quantity. In his book, The Setpoint Diet, Bailor discusses how to reprogram your body with a 21-day plan that will rev up your metabolism, eliminate inflammation, heal your hormones, repair your gut, and get your body working like that of a naturally thin person... permanently. Listen as Bailor joins Dr. Friedman to explain how you can overcome your dieting struggles, lose weight naturally, and find your "thin" you.
Reduce risk of drowning with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.With water recreation season approaching, it's imperative to keep your family safe from drowning. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Consider accidental risk from water around your home. Pool barriers and toilet latches can help prevent drowning around your home. Drowning isn't splashy and loud as you would see on television. People slip underwater and their mouths fill with water so they can't scream. There has to be someone on duty at all times to watch for distress in the water. Listen as Dr. Sarah Denny joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to prevent drowning Sponsors: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. Unhealthy diets may be linked to the world's biggest killer. But, this also includes foods you're missing (not just those you're eating). Starting workouts after age 51 still has a positive health benefit, reducing risk of illness and death. Rice contains a bunch of compounds you shouldn't be eating. A drop seen in cervical disease with HPV vaccines. Restaurant dishes labeled gluten free often aren't. PLUS so much more... Bonus! 6 Workouts If You Hate Exercise
Dr. William Li reveals which foods can help boost your body's five natural defense systems.Modern medicine is responsible for treating and preventing countless diseases, but there's a simpler solution that can be just as powerful. In his book, Eat To Beat Disease: The New Science of How the Body Can Heal Itself, Dr. William Li reveals which foods can help boost your body's five natural defense systems: angiogenesis, cell regeneration, the microbiome, DNA protection and immunity. Dr. Li discusses what to eat to support your gut's ecosystem, including one delicious type of bread. Plus, learn which beverage can help stimulate your stem cells and promote hair growth. Bonus Should You Google Your Healthy Symptoms?
Yoga is a fantastic way to improve mobility while taking it easy on your joints.When you reach a certain age, finding the right low-impact fitness can be a challenge. Yoga is a great option for middle-aged individuals to strengthen muscles and maintain mobility. Mid-life is roughly defined as ages 45 to 65. It’s a peak time for career-minded individuals, and the hustle and bustle of running a household is also a challenge. Yoga encourages stress reduction and mindfulness. Listen as Dennis and Kathy Lang join Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how yoga can benefit you in mid-life.
Your liver is actually the key to a healthy metabolism.The path to becoming naturally thin isn't as impossible as it may seem. The hidden truth is that your liver is actually the key to a healthy metabolism. When it isn't functioning properly, it loses the ability to burn fuel. An overloaded liver can only store fuel as fat, which slows your metabolism and leads to excess weight gain. Even if you cut out sugar and carbs, you can still struggle with weight loss and high blood sugar. In Dr. Alan Christianson's book, The Metabolism Reset Diet, he provides readers the information they need to reverse damage to the liver in just four weeks. Once your liver regains its ability to manage your metabolism, you'll have fewer food cravings, steady energy levels, better digestion, and a metabolism that works optimally. Listen as Dr. Christianson joins Dr. Friedman to explain why liver health is so tied to metabolism, as well as how you can achieve optimal liver function to lose weight and get healthy fast.
Grandparents step into parents' shoes when necessary. Grandfamilies are presented with unique challenges.Millions of children across the United States are being raised by their grandparents. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Grandparents have always played a role in children’s lives, but their involvement in raising the children has increased in the past twenty years. Their involvement can go beyond serving as a sitter or providing care while the parents are working. Grandfamilies are often formed under stress. Grandparents typically step in as primary caregivers because of a crisis. Relearning how to parent in modern times with today’s challenges mean a learning curve for grandparents. Listen as Dr. Andrew Adesman joins Melanie Cole, MS, discuss how grandfamilies are formed and resources available to families to manage the new commitment and responsibilities these grandparents have. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. You might be overeating on keto. More info on sugary drinks and their link to increased risk of death. Night shift work is linked to higher risk of miscarriage. FDA has changed mammogram regulations for the first time in two decades. Novartis MS drug gets approved, but it is expensive. More Americans believe vaping is harmful. Climate change is leading to more mosquito-borne diseases. PLUS so much more... Bonus! Top Causes of Acid Reflux and GERD (That You Can Avoid)
After gaining weight at his new job, Scott Bahneman was inspired to create the SitTight chair, a tool to help people practice "active sitting."After moving and starting a new job, Scott Bahneman was puzzled about why he was gaining weight. What had changed? He realized that his new job required him to sit at a desk for 10 hours a day and it was negatively affecting his waistline. This inspired Bahneman to create the SitTight chair, a tool to help people practice "active sitting." The SitTight chair is intentionally unstable, forcing the sitter to work his or her body in order to balance. Tune in to learn how improving your balance also benefits your brain and can be used in treating ADHD, dementia, concussive head injuries and more. Bonus The Fitness Strategy That Could Lead to a Slimmer You