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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.
Next time you go to the salon, you may be tempted to get a gel manicure. But could you be inadvertently increasing your risk for skin cancer? Next time you go to the nail salon for a manicure or pedicure, you may be tempted to get one of those new longer-lasting gel manicures. But should you? These popular gel manicures are trendy right now, but could be contributing to skin cancer. Take Dr. Decker and Dr. Holly's advice before partaking in this particular fashion.
Grape Seed Extract (GSE) serves many outstanding health purposes. Now new research suggests it can also help with heart disease.Grapes are great! They make wine after all. However, the extract from certain grapes has been extracted into a supplement, Grape Seed Extract (GSE), that serves many outstanding health purposes. Full of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, Grape Seed Extract has been known for fighting infections, boosting your immune system, and protecting you from cellular damage. Recently, new studies suggest that it packs a punch when it comes to heart disease. Find out the best way to get your Grape Seed Extract, and what else it might do for you.
Can HGH really reduce body fat, increase lean muscle, boost mood, get rid of wrinkles and heighten your sex drive? Is it safe? It seems that everyone is talking about Human Growth Hormone (HGH) these days. But can it really reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass, boost mood, get rid of wrinkles and even heighten your sex drive? Dr. Oz began a show featuring HGH by asking his audience, “How many of you want to start feeling 20 years younger right now?” But what exactly is this hormone, and perhaps most importantly, is it safe?
Morning people are generally more energetic, cheerful and satisfied with life. Can you make the switch? Many people agree with famous cartoonist Jim Davis who said, "good morning is a contradiction of terms." However, it turns out that morning people are generally more energetic, cheerful and satisfied with life, according to research from the University of Toronto. Research has also shown that sunlight plays a big role when it comes to your mood, alertness and energy. Morning people typically say they feel healthier as well, which could be attributed to their sleeping patterns. Special guest and licensed psychologist, Shelby Freedman Harris, PsyD, specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depressive disorders. In this enlightening interview, Dr. Harris shares easy ways to light up your life and become a morning person.
It's easy to brighten your smile simply by knowing the safest and most effective ways to whiten your teeth.A smile is worth a thousand words! Pearly whites are completely attainable and have become one of the top priorities to looking your best. From the dentist to over-the-counter products, there is an option for you to whiten your teeth at any budget. But do those at-home treatments work as well as professional whitening? Dental health expert, Dr. John Redd, DMD, shares the top DIY tips for a white smile, the issues with over-whitening your teeth (and if doing so is reversible), and the safest and most effective ways to whiten your teeth. If you're looking to brighten your smile, this interview is not to be missed!
Cheating has always been frowned upon and deemed unforgivable, but infidelity is still happening at an alarming rate.Cheating has always been frowned upon and deemed unforgivable, but infidelity is still happening at an alarming rate. Today, in a culture where temptations, scandals and affairs happen almost every day, long-lasting relationships seem far-fetched. From music lyrics, hit TV shows and movies, to the celebrities and governmental officials that publicly announce their affairs... all of this further legitimizes dishonest behavior. We begin to question what defines a "normal" relationship? Given all we know, the concept (and act) of cheating could even be considered more socially acceptable. It's a common misconception that men are the only ones who are cheating; but women are just as responsible. In a recent poll of both men and women from the National Science Foundation's General Social Survey, 19% of women admitted to having an affair, up 5% from 2010. 23% of men cheated on their significant other, up 5% since 2010. Certified dating coach, author and radio show host, Tara Richter, discusses relationships and the root causes of cheating, if cheating is still taboo, and things for you to do if you are struggling in your relationship.
Getting away on vacation can be a life-saver for some. But oftentimes this sense of freedom has a price: your waistline.It's true, it's easier to maintain your diet while you are at home and have a routine. Most people say that when they travel their diet starts off fairly decent and then it turns into a total disaster, where all sense of control flies out the window. And why shouldn't it? When you vacation you feel as though you should be able to "live it up." Plenty of reasons abound: you are with friends, you have lack of time (or desire) to exercise, and somehow just being away from the daily grind makes it OK to indulge in high calorie meals. Getting away on vacation can be a life-saver for some, especially if you're stressed to the max. But oftentimes this sense of freedom has a price: your waistline! Dr. Lisa Oldson, MD, shares a practical approach to vacation eating and strategies to stay healthy and still enjoy your yourself while traveling.
News of the week, toxic dangers, and plastic surgery secrets. You don't want to miss this!Straight talk from the docs! Dr. Mike and co-host Joe Galuski discuss more of the most prevalent health news you need to know from the past week. Plus, find out "What's Toxic & What's Not" from toxicologist and regular contributor, Gary Ginsberg. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Perry, joins Dr. Mike in the second half hour, and you won't want to miss what they have to say. More from RealAge How Long Does Love Last? Plus! Dr. Perry's Flap of the Week What's Dr. Perry all fired up about this week? Tune in to find out.
Maximize your health and happiness with advice from bestselling author and talk show host, Daphne Oz, daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz.Maximize your health and happiness with advice from bestselling author and daytime talk show co-host, Daphne Oz. Daphne, daughter of Mehmet Oz, MD. Daphne first shared her health secrets and tips to avoid the "Freshman 15" in her bestselling book, The Dorm Room Diet. In her new book, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style and Everyday Fun, Daphne shares simple, practical advice for living better now. From creative lifestyle ideas to stress-free entertaining foods and recipes, Daphne shares simple strategies to help you work smart, eat well, play hard and achieve the life you want. Bonus! RealAge Tip 4 Secrets to Walk Off the Weight
Join Dr. Roizen and his expert guests for the latest health news, wellness advice and most up-to-date research from around the world.World-renowned physician, Dr. Michael Roizen, MD, continues to update your understanding of the meaning of health by providing an in-depth review of the most impactful health headlines. Joined by his co-host, Joe Galuski, they discuss the health news that matters most to you. The duo is later joined by Daphne Oz, co-host of ABC TV'S hit series: THE CHEW and author of: RELISH: An Adventure in food, style and everyday fun. Bonus! RealAge Tip 4 Secrets to Walk Off the Weight
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."