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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.
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!
Are you tired of sitting at your work desk all the day long? It might be time to try a Treadmill Desk.Are you tired of sitting at your work desk all the day long? Do you feel that your workout gives you enough exercise for the day - or do you feel like a tad bit more would be beneficial? Well, there are ways to incorporate exercise into your work... Its called the Treadmill Desk! You can actually get an enormous amount of work done while you walk slowly on the treadmill. Guest and health expert, Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, sits in with Melanie and shares how you can burn calories, help your heart AND get all your work done. If you've ever been curious about this type of work-exercise combination, this interview is not to be missed!
Get the most from your beauty products and learn answers to some of your most asked questions.You may be surprised to learn the truth and hidden facts about some of your favorite beauty products. Are you using these products correctly and getting the most out of them? Learn some answers to FAQs such as: Do I really need to wash off my makeup at night? Do I really need toner? And much, much more.
Cara Brook, Allure magazine's "Beauty Blogger of the Year," suggests the best makeup matches for your eye color.When choosing makeup, it is important to consider your eye color. The makeup you choose can really make the difference in whether your eyes really "pop" and enhance your natural beauty. Allure magazine's "Beauty Blogger of the Year," Cara Brook, will provide the best makeup matches for your eye color and share tips for looking your best.
Take your store brand beauty products to the next level, or make your own at home with these simple DIY beauty solutions.Do you have a favorite beauty brand or beauty product? Did you know that you can actually enhance many of those products - right in the comfort of your own home? David shares simple ways to boost the effectiveness of some of your favorite store brand products, plus some quick and easy do-it-yourself recipes to help you stay beautiful.
Get the 411 on natural ways to treat Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea.Do you suffer from sensitive skin? How about skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis or Rosacea? These skin problems can not only be embarrassing, but also painful. Beauty expert David Pollock reveals what may be triggering flare-ups as well as solutions to help return your skin to its original, beautiful glow.