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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.
Michael Douglas caused a stir when he claimed throat cancer can be caused by HPV. But can you really get cancer from a virus in this way?Michael Douglas caused a stir when he claimed throat cancer can be caused by HPV. But can you really get cancer from a virus in this way? We've been told for some time now that the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) increases your chances of developing cervical cancer. And now it is coming more to light that HPV can also increase your risk for head, throat and neck cancers. This is an issue, certainly, considering it's estimated that more than 50% of adults have been exposed to HPV at some point in their lives. Special guest, Dr. Vikas Mehta, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the dangers of HPV and the importance of the HPV vaccine. He also offers hope to those who have been diagnosed, as he discusses how these cases are highly treatable.
Fireworks can be fun and magical, especially for children. But don't let your fireworks fun turn into a tragedy this summer.Fireworks are a fun and often integral part of most families' summer plans. Although fireworks can be exciting and magical, especially for children, they are extremely dangerous. This summer don't let your fireworks fun turn into tragedy. Learn the where, who, what and why of fireworks safety from special guest, Dr. Bret Nicks.
What is the best defense against tick bites and Lyme disease? We've got the 411 on tick prevention.This year is slated to be one of the worst for ticks. As summer kicks into high gear, many people will be outdoors... playing in the grass and near woods, camping at campsites, running and riding bike on wooded trails, etc. Unfortunately, these are prime areas for tick bites. Of course, a major concern of getting a tick bite is contracting Lyme disease. It's important to learn what signs to look for. For instance, if you see a bullseye rash, you may have been bitten by a tick. Our expert guest, Dr. Arlo Weltge, discusses ways to best prevent tick bites this year as well as treatment options if you are bitten.
A marble up the nose means a trip to the ER. How can you prevent this and more dangerous situations from happening in the first place?A marble up the nose typically means a trip to the ER. How can you prevent this (and more dangerous situations) from happening in the first place? Pediatric expert, Dr. Chris Amato, weighs in on this issue, which is particularly important given that children make up 25% of all emergency visits per year. So what can you do as a parent to help ensure that your little one doesn't end up in the ER? Like mentioned above, ER doctors see many instances of "foreign objects" in places they shouldn't be (ears, noses). So make sure you're supervising your kids when they're at play. Choking is another big cause of ER visits. This can result from toys, household objects, and even food such as nuts, baby carrots and hot dogs sliced into discs. ERs are seeing more and more visits of kids coming in who have mistakenly taken a parent's medication... either by curiousity, or they thought it was "candy" due to its bright colors. Along those same lines, a detergent company recently caught flack for making their detergent "pods" too candy-like. Burns and cuts are another danger, so ensure that your kitchen is "kid safe." The important thing to remember is that kids are curious and playful, which can often get them into trouble. If you don't make prevention a priority, you will most certainly end up being a part of that 25%. Dr. Amato also shares some tips if you DO have to visit the ER, such as making sure you have a good handle on your child's medical history, as well as what symptoms they've presented.
As a parent, you have certain instincts when it comes to your kid's health. But what are some of the warning signs you might be missing?Kids make up 25% of the 130 million emergency room visits that occur every year. And as a parent, you have certain instincts when it comes to your kid's health. But what are some of the warning signs you might be missing? When should you truly worry, and when should you wait it out? Special guest, Dr. Chris Amato, joins Dr. Leigh to share some important information regarding when it's appropriate (and necessary) to bring your child to the ER. This is especially important for parents with small children who have no real way of conveying feelings of unwell - other than crying or being lethargic. For instance, some indications of worrisome symptoms could be if your child just isn't acting himself or herself - if there is a change in behavior, such as sleeping too much (or too little), or he/she isn't talking as much. Also physical indications are important. Does your child have a high fever? Is he vomiting to the point of dehydration? Does your little one have a severe headache? Dr. Amato also discusses prevention, including avoiding choking hazards. When your kid is sick, there's no doubt it's an emotional time. But Dr. Leigh has one thing to say: "There are no stupid questions. There are no stupid concerns."
What if there was a simple blood test that would tell if you are at risk for a heart attack? Would you take it?What if there was a simple blood test you could take that would tell you if you are at risk for a heart attack? This amazing discovery has been the focus of the latest in healthcare technology. Join special guest, Dr. Doug Harrington, as he explains how this test works and what to do if you are indeed at risk of having a heart attack.
Ever wonder what causes a heart attack? Is it high cholesterol, bad eating habits, obesity? Learn the biggest reasons and how to prevent them.Ever wonder what causes a heart attack? Is it high cholesterol, bad eating habits, or obesity? Or a combination of all these things? Special guest, Dr. Doug Harrington, joins us to share information on what makes you more vulnerable to having a heart attack. He also helps you learn how you can prevent becoming a victim of this deadly disease. This interview is not one to miss, especially if heart disease runs in your family.
These days, kids are influenced so much - and often temped to do the wrong thing. How can you teach your kids to make the right choices? Many mothers and fathers have thought to themselves: "If I only knew that growing up, I could have prevented this." Special guest, Erika Katz, provides tips on sharing important information with your kids so they don't grow up saying the same thing. You may think it's impossible to influence them positively - especially in this day and age when they are influenced so much by outside sources - and temped to do the wrong thing. But you CAN stop the vicious cycle through simple communication... whether it's how to introduce your kids to proper hygiene or how to teach them about healthy weight. And you can do all this without sabotaging their self-worth. You can even bond over beauty! Erika shares some tips on how to affect a change in your daughter (or daughters) through sharing natural beauty secrets.
With summer upon us, the hot temps can take a toll on your skin and overall health. It's more important than ever to be armed with the do's & don'ts of summer weather.With summer upon us, the hot temperatures can take a toll on your skin and overall health. This time of year it's more important than ever to be armed with the do's and don'ts of summer weather. Erika Katz is an expert in the field of health and beauty, and she joins us to share some truly effective health and beauty tips for summer. Not only that, but Erika will discuss the importance of getting your children on the right track to staying healthy and happy during the summer months.
Our two powerhouse nutritionists cover the latest health and wellness headlines in order to help YOU live better.In this segment of Chew On This, our two powerhouse nutritionists cover the latest health and wellness headlines, and either edify them or expose them as media propaganda. And who better to join Dr. Friedman to hash it out than Kim Barnouin, author of the New York Times bestselling Skinny Bitch series of books. Join them both in this revealing and eye-opening interview.
Is it safe to exercise? Are you really eating for two? Do baby boys "hang" lower than girls? Learn which pregnancy myths to support... and bust.Is it safe to exercise while pregnant? Are you really eating for two? Do baby boys really "hang" lower than baby girls? There are so many pregnancy myths out there, how do you know which ones to believe? It's certainly not easy, especially when you're learning all sorts of different views from books, doctors, friends, colleagues - even strangers at the gym. But pregnancy is no time to be guessing. It's a time when the facts of how to have a healthy pregnancy need to be separated from the myths. We look at the most common myths ones out there, and help you follow the best advice for YOU.
Don't feel bad about your chocolate habit! Rather, justify it by knowing it helps prevent a bunch of chronic medical conditions.What if you didn't have to go to confessional to reveal the "sins" of your daily chocolate habit? What if, instead, you could justify it by knowing it helps prevent a bunch of chronic medical conditions? Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to chocolate. However, before you pick out your favorite treat, you should realize that not all chocolate is created equal. We cut through the fat to the heart of the cocoa bean and tell you what kind of chocolate to eat and the health benefits you may receive from it. Essentially, we show you the way to join Dr. Holly in chocolate heaven!
Estrogen and estrogen-like substances may be in drinking water, food, make-up, store receipts, and more. And they are literally going to war in your body.Sometimes you can't avoid toxins, so instead you have to counter them... especially when they are all around you, every minute of every day. In fact, estrogen and estrogen-like substances may be in the drinking water, the food supply, make-up, store receipts, linings in cans and more. And they are literally going to war in your body. Fortunately, the cavalry comes in the form of an anti-estrogen diet. Dr. Decker and Dr. Holly show you how to beat this "estrogen dominance" with nutrition and how to simplify this potentially life-saving diet so you can incorporate it into your lifestyle immediately.
There are many ways to rob a child's youth: abuse, homelessness, war, and now the latest thief, early puberty. Is it too late to change?There are many ways to rob a child's youth, including abuse, homelessness, war, and now the latest thief, early puberty. Are we ready to teach nine-year-old girls how to insert a tampon before swim practice? Are girls emotionally ready for sexuality at age nine? Let's take a look at this issue and how to help the current generation of young girls. It may not be too late to protect your little ones.