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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.
Macular degeneration is the #1 cause of blindness for people over 60. But fish oil may drastically reduce your risk.Age-related macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness in the United States for people over 60. In fact, as many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration. This number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050. And not to state the obvious here, but this can have devastating and life-altering consequences. That’s why it’s refreshing to see that something as simple as fish oil may be able to help reduce your risk.
Acne is considered a normal part of puberty. But knowing that doesn't make it easier. So what can you do about it?Acne is a condition of the skin that shows up as different types of bumps. These bumps can be blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cysts. Teens get acne because of the hormonal changes that come with puberty. The bad news is that if your parents had acne as teens, it's more likely that you will too. But the good news is that there are natural ways to prevent and treat acne – safely and effectively. Dr. Ross Pelton joins Dr. Mike to explain effective ways to manage your acne, whether you're a teenager or an adult.
Contrary to popular belief, you CAN go meatless and dairy-free while remaining a serious athlete. Here’s how.Can you live a vegan lifestyle and still be a serious athlete? The foods that vegans avoid, like dairy products and eggs, are easy ways to get protein in a plant-based diet. This means that grains, nuts and soy are essential for a meatless, dairy-free eater. And don’t forget about vitamin B12, which is found only in meat. B12 is important for endurance athletes, since it affects red blood cell production. Choosing whole grain cereals and almond milk fortified with B12 are essential for vegan athletes. Join Dr. Mike and special guest, Erin Sharoni, to learn all the ins and outs of living a vegan lifestyle, even as an athlete.
Juicing is more than a craze; it has become a dietary lifestyle for many. But is it as healthy as people claim it is?You already know that diets packed with fruits and vegetables reduce your risk of age-related diseases and play a key role in weight management. However, most of us don’t get the five servings a day recommended by the USDA. In fact, the latest CDC data shows that less than a quarter of adults get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Most experts agree that juicing can fill in the gap; yet is juicing everything it’s hyped up to be? Learn what Dr. Mike has to say on the matter, as well as special guest Erin Sharoni.
Follow this simple weight loss rule for one week and lose one pound. No pills, no strict diets; just a simple 4th grade math equation to apply.You’re probably tired of all the silly diet claims shown on TV. And trust us, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. The reality is that you can’t lose weight "miraculously." No amount of creams or wraps will shrink your waist; neither will wishful thinking. Why? Because losing weight takes hard work. So if you're looking for a weight loss strategy that will actually work, start here. Weight = calories in - calories out. Join Dr. Mike to find out what the 250 weight loss rule is and why it works! For more information, read Dr. Mike's blog.
Berberine is a simple botanical alkaloid may be the key to treating type II diabetes. But is it right for you? Berberine is a simple botanical alkaloid, which has been a staple in natural medicine for infections such as strep throat and lung issues. But recent research is suggesting it may be the key to treating type II diabetes. Type II diabetes is typically thought of as a disease caused by unhealthy weight, poor nutrition and/or genetics. Now, a gut bacteria connection is creating a whole new line of safe and effective therapies. Learn all about Berberine and how it might be effective in treating your diabetes.
Vaginal dryness can be extremely embarrassing and painful. Why are women still not discussing this issue with their loved ones and physicians? Vaginal dryness can be extremely embarrassing and painful. But despite what many people may believe, it is not a sexual issue, nor a romantic issue; but rather a medical issue. So why are women still not discussing this issue with their loved ones and physicians? Too many women are going through unnecessary pain, infections, and surgeries because they are afraid to disclose to their loved ones this incredibly common issue. Learn what you can do to address your vaginal dryness in an effective and healthy way.
Bolivia has said NO to McDonalds within its borders. Should other nations follow suit when it comes to fast food? The people of Bolivia have spoken, and the verdict is: Adios McDonalds! Do Bolivians know something about food safety and nutrition that the rest of the world can learn from? Maybe so! We explore why the people of Bolivia chose not to embrace the golden arches and how their country is faring without McDonalds within its borders.
Recent research claims at least 7000 deaths may be attributed to cell phone towers. Is this study valid, or still an urban myth? Recent research claims a direct link between cell phone towers and cancer. At least 7000 deaths may have been attributed to the towers. Is this study valid, or just a lot of hype to support an urban myth? Studies from Israel to Austria, and from the 1970's to now, have made wild claims about the cell phone industry and cancer. But are these claims true? Listen in and find out!
Did medicine fail James Gandolfini, or was this just his time to go? James Gandolfini: another death before his time. Or was it? Is this a simple case of an overweight man dying from natural causes? Could it be that medicine failed him, or was this just his time to go? The Sopranos star's recent death at 51 years of age is being listed as a "heart attack" or "natural causes." Obviously there is nothing natural about dying at 51 years of age; but was it preventable? Hear what our doctors have to say on the matter. You might be very surprised!
Boating and swimming can be dangerous summer activities. How can you stay safe? Boating and swimming can be the most fun your children will have all summer. However, these activities can also be the most dangerous. In this important interview, Dr. Lindsey Burghardt shares some tips for water safety. For instance, having a plan in place for life jackets and being aware of dangerous currents will help keep your family safe... and will ensure your family has the best time possible.
A recent study discovered a racial disparity in care for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Is your child receiving inferior care?A recent study discovered a racial disparity in care for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, especially when it came to having access to specialists. These include gastroenterologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and nutrition services. The disparity was also found in the types of specialty tests the children received. These differences in children's medical conditions may signal a real problem for children with Autism and similar disorders. A possible explanation for the differences may be in how often doctors refer their patients to specialists and differences in how often patients follow-through on those appointments. Special guest, Dr. Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, shares some enlightening information regarding this issue.
Don't let your summer fun turn into a trip to the ER. Learn how to play it safe with fireworks while still having a blast.Summer is the time for outings with friends, parties, barbecues and fireworks displays. It can also be the busiest time of the year for emergency rooms. The American Academy of Pediatrics has important information regarding fireworks safety, and Dr. Laura Jana joins the discussion to share tips for making sure safety comes first. Don't let your summer fun turn into a trip to the ER! Learn how to play it safe with fireworks while still having a blast.
Using the toilet is one of the most significant skills your child must learn. But potty training can be a real struggle. How can you make it easier?Using the toilet is one of the first and most significant skills your child must learn. But do you teach it to them, or are they simply ready at certain ages? In order for a toddler to be successfully potty trained, she needs to be able to sense the urge to go, be able to understand what the feeling means, and then be able to verbalize that she needs your help to make it to the toilet and actually GO. This can be both an exciting and frustrating time for both parents and toddlers. However, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you both will have, and you'll remember it forever. Join special guest, Dr. Laura Jana, for the best ways to help your child through this milestone so that it is enjoyable for both of you.
Learn ways to incorporate movement into everyday life and give up that sedentary lifestyle once and for all.You have heard that being sedentary can make you fat. You have heard that being sedentary can slow your metabolism. You might have even heard that by sitting around too much you can put your heart at risk for heart disease. But have you heard that being sedentary can actually kill you? Well, it can. Special guest, Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, joins Melanie to teach you ways to incorporate movement into every day life and give up that sedentary lifestyle once and for all. Once you have a taste of fitness, you will never want to go back!