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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.
Learn more about respiratory syncytial virus.Every parent worries when their children get sick. Many children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at least once before age two. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor RSV pops up mostly from late fall to early spring. It presents as cold-like symptoms with sneezing, runny nose and coughing. It can cause pneumonia or other bronchial difficulties. Early symptoms aren’t worrisome, because they mimic the common cold. If the child has respiratory distress on the third or fourth day (fast breathing, grunting, nodding head to breathe, whistling on exhalation), contact your pediatrician right away. If your child is blue, gray or has stopped breathing, contact emergency services. Antibiotics do not treat viruses. Steroids won’t help. Supportive care is the only treatment. Stay in contact with your pediatrician. Fluids, cold-mist humidifiers, and saline nasal rinse can ease the symptoms. Listen as Dr. Candice Jones joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to manage RSV. 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. Scientists uncover how high-fat diets drive colorectal cancer growth (and why that might be contributing to the dramatic rise of colorectal cancer in millennials). Why does getting enough sleep reduce cardiovascular disease risk? It relates to a hormone that plays an unexpected role in both sleep and white blood cell production. Is it bad to sleep with wet hair? Dr. Roizen separates myth from truth. Also, why it's important to get a new pillow frequently. The FDA says using young people's blood to prevent aging has no proven clinical benefit. Can eating dessert be good for your diet? Don't believe it! Teens say depression and anxiety are major issues among their peers. Mad cow disease and the equivalent in deer and elk can be extremely dangerous. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! Should I Take Supplements to Strengthen My Bones?
Advances in treatment can help make prostate cancer curable and survivable.Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men in the United States. About one in nine will be diagnosed during his lifetime. Thankfully, advances in treatment can help make this disease curable and survivable. Dr. Jonathan Haas discusses the CyberKnife—robotic technology that delivers highly targeted beams of radiation to tumors, while sparing healthy tissue. It's so precise that it can track your body's movement when you breathe and adjust the beams to stay focused on the tumor. This gives hope to patients with tumors that were previously thought to be inoperable due to damaging side effects from conventional radiation. Tune in to learn more about who can benefit from this life-saving treatment. Bonus How Interval Training Can Lower Your RealAge
Aside from personal safety, a significant concern when leaving an abuser is financial well-being.Victims of abuse (physical, sexual, verbal) are often fearful of leaving the abuser for a number of reasons. Aside from personal safety, a significant concern is financial well-being. Many times, the "bread winner" of the household is the abuser, making it problematic for the abused to leave the relationship. Rosemary Lombardy is a financial advisor with over 35 years of experience. Although her professional expertise is in financial matters, her perspective on marital abuse, divorce, and recovery is deeply heartfelt and holistic, having gone through her own abusive situation. Rosemary has some helpful tips for anyone who is in a dire situation and needs to seek help: Personal safety is the number-one priority. If you believe physical abuse is imminent, you have to protect yourself and your children. Never leave your children behind. This could be considered abandonment or be perceived as the abused falsifying accounts of the abuse. Before you leave or alert your partner you're filing for divorce, set aside cash and get a credit card in your name only. Transfer half of any jointly-held funds to another account, and have those bank statements sent to a PO Box or an address that is not your home. Make copies of bank statements or any other important documents. Store this "evidence" somewhere safe outside the home. Prepare a go-to bag, with cash, driver's license/passport, clothes, toys for kids, birth certificates, marriage certificate, medical and immunization records, prescriptions, insurance information, legal documents, and a restraining order if you have one. Document the abuse, take photos, and write down the name of any law enforcement officers you speak with. Keep "incriminating" emails, such as threats from your abuser or evidence of infidelity. If you're unable to afford legal help, shelters often provide a lot of assistance, such as free or reduced cost legal counsel, therapy, and job assistance if you've been out of the workforce. If you can, Rosemary suggests getting the advice of a financial expert in addition to your attorney. Listen in as Rosemary joins host Melanie Cole, MS, to learn more about the "right" way to get out of a bad situation and additional resources for those who are suffering abuse.
Celebrated actor Scott Foley discusses the Not My Watch movement and how its helping women suffering from recurrent ovarian cancer.Scott Foley is a celebrated TV and film star, most known for his appearance on shows like Scandal, Felicity, and the new ABC show, Whiskey Cavalier. What many do not know is that one of Scott’s biggest roles happened off-screen and at an early age, when he acted as a secondary caregiver to his mother during her time with recurrent ovarian cancer. Scott helped his mom through multiple recurrences for four years before losing her to the devastating disease when he was 15. At the time, treatment options were limited and much time was spent watching and waiting for the cancer to come back. Now, women with recurrent ovarian cancer, who have responded to platinum-based chemotherapy, have options called maintenance therapies that can extend their time in response and delay recurrence. Still nearly 50% of eligible women are not receiving or not aware of these options. To help get the word out, Scott has partnered with TESARO, an oncology-focused bio-pharmaceutical company, on "Not on My Watch," a nationwide movement that seeks to inform and empower women with recurrent ovarian cancer and their care partners to take proactive steps in managing the disease, like talking to their healthcare provider about maintenance therapy. As part of the Not on My Watch movement, Scott stars in an educational Public Service Announcement that reveals, for the first time, his very personal story. Listen as Scott joins Dr. Friedman to share more information about the movement. Watch Scott's PSA HERE
Do you really need to get the flu vaccine for your family this season?Influenza or “the flu” is a virus that is often spread during winter months. It can be very dangerous and varies from year to year. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor While it typically peaks in January, it can be burdensome throughout the flu season. One hundred eighty children passed away last year from influenza-related infections. Kids tend to spread the infection more than others because they play, drool, and interact with others constantly. Children under age five and the elderly are at higher risk for dangerous infections from flu. The flu shot tends to decrease the severity of the flu if one contracts it. This year’s flu vaccine has three or four strains of the virus, based on the most prevalent strains anticipated for the continent. Anyone over six months of age can get a flu shot. Pregnant moms benefit from immunization. It’s safer to get a flu shot than try to outsmart it because you may not feel the symptoms as soon as you contract it. It’s best to get it before Halloween. Listen as Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson joins Melanie Cole, MS to share all you need to know about this flu season. 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. What inflammation means for your brain health in the long-term. Unless you voluntarily provide weight loss and other health information to your company, they cannot ask for it. Common myths about hangovers. Smoking among teens has stopped declining, thanks to vaping. Depression affects one in seven new moms. What to look out for. Diet sodas and juices linked to higher stroke risks (but are they really?). Gut bacteria around the world. More car crashes tied to drivers high on opioids. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! Revamp Your Relationship with Food Through Mindful Eating
You can help reduce your risk of memory loss by making a few tweaks to your diet and lifestyle.What's the top cause of memory loss? Age? Genetics? According to Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Better Brain Solution: How to Sharpen Cognitive Function and Prevent Memory Loss at Any Age, the number-one reason for decreased cognitive performance is actually insulin resistance. Thankfully, you can help reduce your risk by making a few tweaks to your diet and lifestyle. Dr. Masley reveals the brain toxin, nitrosamine, that's lurking in your favorite foods and how the Mediterranean diet can help you avoid it. Plus, learn the neurological dangers of eating too many refined carbs and sugars, and discover some healthy foods you should eat instead. Bonus Alcohol and Cancer: What's the Connection?
Find out why warming up and cooling down are so important.Warming up and cooling down are both important parts of any workout. People want to get to the meat of the workout, skipping these necessary parts. The warmup gets the muscles warm and pliable, making them ready for a complete workout. It also helps focus the mind on the work that’s to come. Blood flow is increased to the muscles and other parts of the body. Tailor the warmup to the activity you’re about to undertake. Do the warmup close to the time you’ll be engaging in the activity so your body doesn’t cool off before you begin. The cooldown helps your heart settle down. It gives the lactic acid from the workout a chance to clear out a bit. If your head is above your heart during the main workout, the blood is pushed to the lower body. Cooling down allows the blood to return to other parts of the body, reducing lightheadedness after exercise. Listen as Dr. Brian Parr joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the importance of warming up and cooling down.
In his book, The Wellness Roadmap, certified personal trainer Allan Misner provides powerful tools for middle-agers who want to live happier, healthier, and more fit lives.As we age, it can get harder and harder to lose weight and stay fit. Decades of poor exercise and eating habits make achieving wellness after age 40 substantially different from staying healthy in our 20s. In his book, The Wellness Roadmap, certified personal trainer Allan Misner provides powerful tools for middle-agers who want to live happier, healthier, and more fit lives. He joins Dr. Friedman to help individuals understand their bodies’ unique needs and abilities while offering invaluable direction for choosing sustainable training, nutrition, and recovery plans that suit our specific fitness goals.
Why are there measles outbreaks and how can they be prevented?Measles can lead to hospitalization and death. Vaccination is the best preventative measure that can be taken to prevent spread of measles. 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 was declared as being eliminated in the United States in 2000. It was no longer circulating. Cases that appeared after 2000 were imported. Vaccination rates dipped, leading to outbreaks. A 95 percent vaccination rate in a community supports herd immunity. Measles is extremely contagious. If you’re prone to the disease, you can contract it from across a room. It can stay in the room up to two hours after an infected person has left. Public health authorities are great about tracking outbreaks. Listen as Dr. Sean O’Leary joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss measles, vaccinations and how they protect your child and others in the community. 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. Some cancers are rising dramatically in millennials. 36% of kids age 12-19 are now obese. FDA warns about a rare breast cancer in women who have had breast implants. Aging African American population faces a double whammy -- health and financial troubles. Depression pushes teens to social media -- not the other way around (but it doesn't help). Having more education doesn't slow the effects of dementia. Exercise helps you make healthy food choices. Which frozen veggies are the most nutritious? Global suicides have declined by a third since 1990, but have increased in the U.S. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! 5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Memory
Dr. N. Scott Litofsky discusses his research and how over-the-counter, readily available supplements may be able to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment.In 2018, former U.S. senator John McCain died from glioblastoma, a very aggressive type of brain cancer. While it doesn't travel to other parts of the body, this cancer can rapidly grow between brain cells, killing the majority of people who have it. But, thanks to developments in chemotherapy, about 48% of people with glioblastoma now live for about two years and 15% live for about five years--doubling the life expectancy from 20 years ago. Now one doctor is finding another way to extend the lives of these people. Dr. N. Scott Litofsky discusses his research and how over-the-counter, readily available supplements may be able to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment. A pilot study revealed that common antioxidants, such as melatonin, vitamin D3 and alpha-lipoic acid, may be able to slow cancer cell growth. Learn more about why brain cancer is on the rise, and how this type of therapy can help treat it. Bonus Surprising Reasons to Take Aspirin (And When to Skip It)
Make the most of your dates to find your mate.What conversations should you have with your potential mate to know your love will last a lifetime? If conversations start out harsh, the relationship will often break down into loneliness and unhappiness for both parties. Conversations where each partner discusses the positive things they need tend to go smoother. You don’t have to hook up with your clone. In fact, someone a little different from you makes it interesting. You can learn from each other. Here are the topics that make a date easy and enjoyable, while giving you the information you seek quickly: Trust Conflict Sex and intimacy Work and money Family and children Fun and adventure Sacred beliefs and values Dreams for life Discussing the history, experiences and preferences with each of these topics will help both of you see if this is a relationship worth pursuing. Listen as Dr. John Gottman joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to have the conversations for a lasting love.
Dr. Friedman shares why so many people have unhealthy guts and what we can do to achieve optimal health.The gut is often referred to as the "second brain," because it has its own enteric nervous system that works independently of the cerebrum. The gut helps in our decision making, hence the term “trust your gut” and “what’s your gut instinct telling you?” People think that love begins in the heart, but actually, it’s in the gut. This is why you get butterflies in your stomach when you fall in love. Scientists used to believe our emotions originated in the brain but new research shows it may actually come from the gut. Think about that. If you were to hear bad news that a family member was just in a severe car accident, where would you feel pain? Immediately in your gut. This is where the term “gut-wrenching news” comes from. If you are afraid of heights and you look out of a high-rise building window, you’d feel it in your gut. The digestive tract controls our personality, mood, and even our hormones. So, what’s the magical Oz behind the curtain that has so much control over our body? It’s called the microbiome, a group of good microorganisms that live in our gut. When they don’t function properly, this can lead to food intolerance, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disease, depression, thyroid disease and even cancer. In this episode, Dr. Friedman shares why so many people have unhealthy guts and what we can do to achieve optimal health. --- To stay up to date with Dr. Friedman’s latest articles, videos and interviews, go to DrDavidFriedman.com. You can follow him on social media: Twitter and Facebook: @DrDavidFriedman Instagram: @DrDFriedman